pre61-list-digest Monday, March 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 075



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion
Re: FTE Pre61 - my web page - steering wheel
Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Pre61 - Electronic Ignition
FTE Pre61 - Re:Electronic Ignition Conversion
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Tech Article updates
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Rate us?
FTE Pre61 - book????

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 08:14:35 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion

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Byron wrote: "Would like to place an electric ignition module in the
distributor of my 1956 F100 272 and understand that one source is Summit
Engineering. Does anyone know how to contact them, or are there better
sources. Also, any suggestions or advice for doing this procedure. Any
help will be greatly appreciated. Byron"

Summit can be located at:
www.summitracing.com
1-800-230-3030

Might I suggest the Pertronix unit? It is a drop in part, it's cheap,
and Pertronix makes one to fit the '57 and later distributor. I haven't
performed the operation yet, but that is the way I plan to go. I just
need to score the distributor!

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 11:03:12 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - my web page - steering wheel

Paul -
I have a car steering wheel similar to that on my '51, and someone told me it
was from a '50 Ford car. Appears the car wheels were the same for a while,
but the horn button/ring changed from year to year, model to model. Mine had
just a button, but I picked up a half-ring at Carlisle. Fits right on, same
way as the button. Not sure the ring looks right, tho. Maybe too modern.
My car wheel had a master spline in it that forced the wheel to be installed
upside down, which was wierd. I cut it out with a recip saw, and flipped in
right side up.
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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 15:13:53 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

Ken Payne wrote:

> clip...
>
> - The clubs section of the links has been expanded. As
> many of you know, Ford Truck Enthusiasts gives free
> web space and an email address to non-profit Ford
> truck clubs. We've got 3 online now with 2 more in
> the next couple of weeks. If you belong to a Ford
> truck club, let them know about this offer. There are
> no obligations other than a simple link.

Would like more info about the FTE Club web space. I belong to the Klassic
Haulers . A 1948 to 1956 F-series truck club based in Michigan.
Non-profit. I currently have a page for them on my site.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com:80/MotorCity/Garage/7442/index.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com:80/MotorCity/Garage/7442/klassichaulers.html

Let me know and I'll bring it up at the next meeting.

> On a different note, if you're one of the people who
> designed a t-shirt for our contest this past fall, please
> email me your mailing address........clip

Ken, my mailing address is:
Fred Hooper
341 Alexander Drive
Walled Lake, MI 48390

my design was the large chrome letters with the Ford trucks (old to new)
reflected in them... it was running second I believe.

Fred


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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 15:39:08 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

Sorry Guys...didn't mean that as a post.

Wasn't paying attention and thought I was answering Ken's mail.

Fred

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 13:32:18 -0800
From: MR Hay
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Electronic Ignition

I have two ideas for this conversion. On my boat, I'm using a
package modified, for less than $100, from Midway Industries, Inc. at
15116 Adams St., Midway City, CA 92655 (714)373-6155. I also got, free,
three kits from Delta that are capacitive discharge ignition kits. One
is extra and could be available for shipping costs, if Midway has none
left. I talked with Michael Hayes, VP, there.
Midway might also have more as old stock on the shelf. I did them a
favor by taking three, as he asked how many I wanted, though it's been a
few years. This CD unit works well, using the points as a low voltage
switch to trigger the capacitors to charge and discharge and connects to
the terminals on the stock coil, needing a ground wire attachment point
and mounting the gold box to finish the install. It's easily removed to
return to total stock, but delivers a big spark. My mom's '67 Grand
Prix laid rubber for the first time ever after I put a unit on her old
2-bbl., 400 cid Ponch with 110,000 miles!
Their Stinger ignition modifies the stock distributor internally, and
uses a magnetic pickup in place of the points to trigger their hot box.
It's pretty bulletproof; I've had no trouble, and again, delivers a hot
spark. The external box is small, so it can be hidden away somewhere to
keep a stock or very clean under hood appearance. I'll use one of these
for my '55, if I don't go full electronic, w/ ECM and injection.

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 14:36:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:Electronic Ignition Conversion

Byron,
I use a Mallory Unilite conversion that I purchased from Summit
Racing. I am quite satisfied with it. A lot of people in this group
have used Pertronix which is cheaper and also available from Summit. I
can't tell you which is better. I can tell you that Summit is usually
very quick in filling orders, and easy to deal with on returns.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

> From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Electronic Ignition Conversion
>
> Would like to place an electric ignition module in the distributor
of my
> 1956 F100 272 and understand that one source is Summit Engineering.
Does
> anyone know how to contact them, or are there better sources. Also,
any
> suggestions or advice for doing this procedure. Any help will be
greatly
> appreciated. Byron
>

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 17:51:02 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Tech Article updates

List member Mark Strickland has submitted a series of
new tech articles to Ford Truck Enthusiasts. You can
check them out on the web site.

Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 19:17:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Rate us?

Auto Restorer On-Line has added Ford Truck Enthusiasts
to their listings. If you're so inclinded, you can rate
our site. The listing along with the rating link can
be found at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.autorestorer.com/links/Clubs_And_Organizations/

Thanks,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 99 23:03:07 PST
From: "zeener"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - book????

Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase the book:
Ford Trucks: Developmental History and Restoration Guide, by Paul
McLaughlin?

It is out of print and I have tried Barnes and Noble and Amazon
out-of-print services with no luck.....

Any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks,
Dennis

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