pre61-list-digest Friday, March 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 079



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - VIN Plate
Re: FTE Pre61 - Weatherstripping
FTE Pre61 - Door hinges
FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block
FTE Pre61 - Re: 312 with a C4

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 06:59:06 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - VIN Plate

Zeener wrote: "I have a dumb question, but hey..you guys don't know
me!!!! :)
I am going to look at a '56 f-100 tomarrow. Where is the VIN plate
located on this model?? Any specific numbers I should look for?"

It's on the glove box lid.


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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:04:08 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Weatherstripping

David,

I just asked that question to one of the guys in my club. I'm working on some
door and kick panels during this cold weather. I was fitting my doors to get
the alignment with the kick panels. I was told to fit the doors first, once
your alignment is correct, then put the weather stripping on. Then he said
slam the door and leave it in a warm spot for about three days. That's what
I was told. Haven't done it myself yet. So let us know how you do it and how
it works.

> Can somebody give me some wisdom about weatherstripping? I am about to
> remount my doors. Should I put my weatherstripping on before or after I
> mount the doors. Does it get in the way of adjusting or does it help?
>
> Dave Neumayer
>
> old yeller 56 F100
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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:11:56 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Door hinges

Hi Group,

Do any of you guys with a '56 parts truck have a door hinge to spare?

I am working on my '56 and noticed that one out of four of my door hinges is
straighter than the rest. Three have a slight curve in the middle of the arm,
one is straight. When I got the truck, I did have a real problem trying to
get one door to shut and stay in a closed position. This may be the culprit?

I'd be happy to buy one if you've got an extra.

Fred
Hot rod '56

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 08:21:00 -0700
From: "Janet Herron"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block

Hello,
My 1948 F6 fire engine has a 1955 Y block 8 cyl 6 volt engine (not =
original engine) but I have not been able to find out much info about the =
Y block. What's the difference between a Y and a V? Thanks.
Janet
Blazin'48

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 08:55:57 -0000
From: "Tim Mortimore"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block

janet, have you looked at the ford engine workshop? at least some infor
there. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrljet.com/engines/

tim mortimore
58 panel
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From: Janet Herron
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Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 3:34 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block


Hello,
My 1948 F6 fire engine has a 1955 Y block 8 cyl 6 volt engine (not
original engine) but I have not been able to find out much info about the Y
block. What's the difference between a Y and a V? Thanks.
Janet
Blazin'48

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:59:05 -0800 (PST)
From: James Turk
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block

Dear Janet,
The Y block started in 1954, it was the first overhead valve V8 engine
Ford built after discontinuing the Flat head V8. It ran from 1954 to
1962 in the cars. cubic inches ranged from the 232 ci which was the
early version in '55 they built a 272 ci and a 292 ci. later in '56
they went to the 312 ci. They continued to install the Y block in
pick-ups, and trucks through 1965. You could find more info. and
diagrams in the "1955-1965 Motor's auto repair Manual", 25th edition
at your local library.
My Dad has a Original 1954 Ford 232 ci Y block in running condition.
For Sale.
If you are interested e-mail us back with an offer.



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> Hello,
> My 1948 F6 fire engine has a 1955 Y block 8 cyl 6 volt engine (not
original engine) but I have not been able to find out much info about
the Y block. What's the difference between a Y and a V? Thanks.
> Janet
> Blazin'48
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God Bless You,
JT
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:10:08 -0500
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y block

Janet Herron wrote:
> but I have not been able to find out much info about the Y block. What's the >difference between a Y and a V?

All "Y" blocks are V-8's, but not all V-8's are "Y" blocks. A Y type
engine is one where the crankcase skirt comes below the centerline of
the crankshaft. The appearance of the block, especially from the front,
is that of a letter Y. Many Ford engines used this design to help
stiffen the crank. The first Ford overhead valve V-8's, introduced in
the early '50's got that designation, and it remains popular. Also Y
blocks, although not usually called that, are the "FE" series and the
Chrysler Hemi, among others. Brand X is not a Y block, nor is the
302/351W.

47Fred
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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 11:23:34 PST
From: "Andy Vandergrift"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 312 with a C4

There is now a kit that attaches the YBlocks to a C4 tranny. I'll see
if I can find the number for you ifyou want. The c4 won't match up to a
YBlock, The company in OR (I think) made a bell housing for it.

Andy in So Cal

PS anybody want a 312 with a trans?
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