pre61-list-digest Thursday, March 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 087

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - RE: Rear Axle choices
FTE Pre61 - To FordOmatic or not
FTE Pre61 - New to list
Re: FTE Pre61 - Power windows
Re: FTE Pre61 - New to list
FTE Pre61 - Fordman
FTE Pre61 - Power windows--WW wipers



Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:55:15 -0600
From: "Brett L. Habben"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: Rear Axle choices

>However, the 10" GM rear is nowhere near as strong as a 9" Ford. If you
>plan to put some serious horses under the hood you might want to
>consider the 9" even though it would give you a different bolt pattern
>for front & rear wheels. This can be cured by having axle flanges
>redrilled to match front.
I agree 100% Swapping your original Dana or Ford 9" for one of these is
a definite step backwards.
Warning:The C-clip retainer design is an accident waiting to happen. I
once lost an axle out the side of a car due to a failed C-Clip. Any of
you running these axles in any vehicle keep an eye on the axle end play.

Newbie Brett with a nagging conscience.
(owner of a number of brand-x vehicles)
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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:14:05 -0600
From: "Dan L. Gable"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - To FordOmatic or not

Hi all,

I have a 57 F100 with a 272 engine. It came with a standard 3 on the =
column. I located a stock 57 overdrive tranny and had it rebuilt, just =
when I was ready to install it I found a 57 truck I bought for parts =
with a Fordomatic. Now my question is which to install or is this a =
good question. Is there a clear cut answer. I know nothing about the =
Fordomatic other then I hear a lot of talk on her about them. Which =
would give me the highest gear ratio and top end. I would like to hear =
some comments please...

57 F100=20

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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:20:13 -0600
From: Roy Gilbertson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - New to list

Just purchased a 48 1 ton last week. Im wondering how much of the 1/2
ton will interchange with the 1 ton. Also need a place to get parts
that is reliable and not out of line in the price dept. thanks.
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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 22:56:58 EST
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Power windows

Fred, Please allow me to intrduce myself,....I am man with a 47 panel......I
just couldnt resist the line! Really I have a 47 panel and am most interested
in your windsheild wiper adaption. If you might help I'd be most appreciative.
Gary Oberbeck
47 1/2 ton panel 4.9L Ford, C6, Currie 9", BUT midsize GM calipers on a stock
front axle......Come on, there are not many of us that are Pure, lets work
together and recognize the needs of Ford Truck Enthusiasts even if they dont
have Pure trucks! Ken, I appreciate your effort and respect and applaude them
also, but......"this aint no concourse". I hate to see someone take their
marbles home and not play! Thanks for the forum hope it stays exactly like it
was approx. 2 days ago!!
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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:21:57 EST
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - New to list

Hi Roy,
I have a '52 one ton. I have found that most all the cab parts will
interchange with the F-1 as well as most of my engine parts will too. My F-3
fenders have a larger wheel opening than the F-1 due to the larger wheels on
mine. Your rear axle and tranny is probably different too. All on my chassis
parts have come from Early Ford V-8 Sales. They are in NY. (518)-884-2825. Ask
for Lou. He has been very helpful in locating parts for me. If he doesn't have
it, more than likely he can find it. Other things such as engine parts and cab
parts can be found easily at Sacramento Vintage Ford. They focus mainly on the
F-1, But a lot of F-1 stuff will interchange with the F-3. Get with them at

Good Luck
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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 22:28:40 -0600
From: "Stephen W. Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fordman

>>96 F150 4x4
>>76 F150 4x4
75 F250 4x4
59 F250 4x4 frame only
two 59 panels
58 2wd F100
60 2wd F100
95 T-bird LX
2 FORD riding mowers and
a dog named BRONCO, and a
puppy named RANGER

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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 22:32:34 -0600
From: "Stephen W. Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Power windows--WW wipers

Hmmm, 47fred, that gave me something to think about.. I am pretty creative
at building things. Any advise on the windshield wipers? Any one know of a
place and parts for all the rubber grommets and chrome caps for the wiper

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