pre61-list-digest Monday, April 5 1999 Volume 03 : Number 098



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - F-6 parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - F-6 parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 volt conversion questions
Re: FTE Pre61 - Vin numbers
FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 volt conversion questions
FTE Pre61 - spring heat
FTE Pre61 - "Classic Trucks" Magazine
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: FTE Pre61 - Springs for E-brake

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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 10:02:05 -0400
From: "Sheldon Rier"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F-6 parts

Hi All

looking for the following for a 1951 F-6:
wheel cylinders & other brake parts
steering parts
clutch assembly
decent front fenders or patch panels to fix existing ones

any direction as to who to contact would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!!!
Sheldon
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 09:43:42 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F-6 parts

Sheldon,
I just rebuilt my rear brakes. New drums, wheel cylinders, shoes, springs
and all. After looking in the catalogs, I found the best deal at my local
auto parts store. The brakes are the same from '48 to '67, and some parts
up to '72. Check with your local auto supply store.

Fred

Sheldon Rier wrote:

> Hi All
>
> looking for the following for a 1951 F-6:
> wheel cylinders & other brake parts
> steering parts
> clutch assembly
> decent front fenders or patch panels to fix existing ones
>
> any direction as to who to contact would be greatly appreciated
>
> Thanks!!!
> Sheldon
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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 11:25:08 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 volt conversion questions

In a message dated 4/3/1999 9:04:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
tjt world.std.com writes:

> I don't know if it's safe to run a 6 volt horn on 12 volts for long.
Unless you lay on them for extended periods of time, they're fine. I had a
set in my '52 for several years, then in my '56 for 17 years. Very loud.
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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 11:29:18 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Vin numbers

In a message dated 4/3/1999 12:15:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
joebob lobo.net writes:

> Ron-- The "Little Red Book" indeed confirms that you have a 50 model F1.
> Your VIN number, 98RC- 484937 decodes the VIN as following:
>
That numbering sequence was retained until September 1951, so the early
'51s have the same coding. I'm assuming that Ron knows the differences
'tween a 50 and 51-52. No one that I've seen has provided the serial number
break points 'tween 49 and 50, or 50 and 51.
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 10:36:23 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 volt conversion questions

It's not nesessaary to change horns or reduce voltage to them as they
are only on for short periods of time (unless you're from New York).
They will be MUCH louder, but that's the idea - to be heard. You will
have to change the horn relay from a 6 to 12 volt unit. If you still
have original heater you'll have to reduce voltage to blower motor. An
ign ballast resistor will do the trick. Be careful where you mount it as
it gets pretty hot. Also be sure to polarize generator after it is
installed but before you connect voltage reg. Run a jumper wire from
battery positive to armature terminal then jump from arm to field
terminal for 1 -2 seconds. You'll see a small arc when you do this but
don't worry, it's normal.

John Harrison
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 18:00:46 -0500
From: Mike Garoppo
Subject: FTE Pre61 - spring heat

Darcy if you dip it in oil you must swirl it in the oil cause the hot metal
>will
>naturally make the oil run away at first. You can also dip it in water, then
>stand
>it straight up and down. The metal will turn a goldish light brown. I'm a
>welder by
>trade hope this helps.
>
>Fordman


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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 19:33:56 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - "Classic Trucks" Magazine

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A few days back Dusty Dodge asked if anybody had the address for
"Classic Trucks" magazine. Well, I have the address, but I couldn't find
an issue of the magazine in the house anywhere, despite the fact I have
about half a dozen of them floating around. Anyway, here it is:

Classic Trucks
P.O. Box 56645
Boulder, CO
80322-6645

Their email address is:

classictrucks mcmullenargus.com

Does that help?

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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

grover ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 21:41:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

Following additions have been made to the web site:

- -Pictorial updated:
1998 F150 STX XLT
1965 F100 Camper Special
1978 F150 XLT 4x4
1978 F150 4x4
1999 F350 Superduty PSD
1968 F250 airport staircase truck

- -Central Arkansas Pickups added to clubs link page.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 21:46:13 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Springs for E-brake

You can take the reformed spring to any heat-treating place and they will simply toss it in with another load af parts receiving the propper spring-hardness for a minimal fee. Hope it helps.

ray C
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On Sun, 4 Apr 1999 00:47:51 Darcy Lee Davis wrote:
>
>I've had my emergency brake disconnected for a while now, since the catch
>mechanism didn't work anyways. The spring on it had become rusted and
>brittle and eventually broke. After searching high and low for a new
>spring(or E-brake mech. with no luck, I turned to custom making a spring.
>I have been told the following for instructions.
>-Find a spring with the correct guage of wire
>-Heat till glowing and form to the correct shape
>-drop in oil to cool quickly.
>
>However, I tried this and resulted in a spring with no spring
>characteristics, and yet it was brittle. Anybody else got any more
>detailed info on this. Should it just starting to glow, or the bright glow
>just before melting? Can I heat and reheat the spring as I work it into
>shape, or must I do it all in one step? Can I form it to the correct
>shape, then get it glowing red and drop it in oil, or again must it be one
>step?, or am I goint about it all wrong.
>Thanks,
>Darcy
>
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