pre61-list-digest Sunday, December 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 335



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies
Re: FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies
FTE Pre61 - Fiberglass big window rear cab
FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS
Re: FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies
FTE Pre61 - Re: 1952 4 Speed Tranny
Re: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS
FTE Pre61 - Velvet Ride Series Spring
FTE Pre61 - Big Truck 5-speed trans
Re: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS
FTE Pre61 - price quote for 52 chassis
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: New chat

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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 09:53:30 -0500
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies

There were several recent questions about protection in storage from =
mice. Moth balls are nice, but make you want to run with windows down =
and vent open in the spring. Just saw a product called "MouseOut that's =
advertised in Dec "Deals on Wheels." A "spray-on lubricant" with an =
odor that clears "within an hour." A lot pricier than M-balls at $ =
17.95 per 18 oz. can.

Said to be available at "some NAPA stores" and by mail-order from "The =
First Snow Bank" (figure that out), Belfield ND. (probably got mice =
there), 701-575-2255.

Anybody tried this ?? Anybody want to try it ??

RAY BELL, Fairfax VA
"Nifty-Fifty" =20

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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 17:41:21 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies

I saw product advertised in a catalog called Frontgate, it was one of those electronic/sonic devices that creates a noise ferquency that drives rodents crazy... and away. Not for homes with hamsters or rabbits it claimes...$49. to 169. Pricey, but much cheaper than a new interior.

Ray or Fran Bell wrote:

> There were several recent questions about protection in storage from mice. Moth balls are nice, but make you want to run with windows down and vent open in the spring. Just saw a product called "MouseOut that's advertised in Dec "Deals on Wheels." A "spray-on lubricant" with an odor that clears "within an hour." A lot pricier than M-balls at $ 17.95 per 18 oz. can.
>
> Said to be available at "some NAPA stores" and by mail-order from "The First Snow Bank" (figure that out), Belfield ND. (probably got mice there), 701-575-2255.
>
> Anybody tried this ?? Anybody want to try it ??
>
> RAY BELL, Fairfax VA
> "Nifty-Fifty"
>
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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 17:05:10 -0600
From: "MARK AMES"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fiberglass big window rear cab

I have looked into purchaseing this. The reason I decided not to use this =
is because a plexiglass window is used. The glass window is too heavy to =
be used with this. I was concerned that in the future that the plastic =
window would get scratches or become discolored. I do know of a very =
rusty 56 big window in a junkyard up here in North Dakota. I almost =
bought it but then I found a 56 F350 big window. =20


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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 19:19:43 -0500
From: "C. Greenlaw"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS

> In the process of building up my project truck, which is supposed to be a
> '47 pickup, I have acquired several cabs and pawed thru several more. In
> none of the cabs have I ever found any serial or model number tags, and I
> believed until recently, that the only number used was on the motor or
> transmission. Recently I purchased a parts truck, which was claimed to be a
> '47. On the inside of the glove box door, was an official looking Ford ID
> plate, listing maximum load, motor power for 6 & V8, and also, hand stamped
> in a blank space, a serial and model number. The plate was very much like
> one I have seen on a '48, except the mounting holes were correct for the '47
> door.
>
> Does anyone know when Ford stated using this type of plate for ID, and
> would a late '47 perhaps have one?

47 Fred

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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 21:15:54 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 'Dem Mousies

I am using the ultrasonic pest control device at work. I work at a food
storage warehouse and the device seems to be effective. It is a rather small
device, runs off of house current and is about half the size of a quart oil
can. It can be purchased at Radio Shack. Not sure of the price though.
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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 21:20:27 -0800
From: Ed
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 1952 4 Speed Tranny

The difference between the crash box and the syncro transmissions is
obvious if you look at the rear trans mount. It's an L shaped bracket,
if the bottom leg of the L points to the rear, its a crashbox, if it
points to the front it's a synchro. (I don't have the case nos. handy)
The difference is because the synchro is about 2 inches longer.

Job Lot Automotive on Long Island usually stocks both sets. The synchro
gaskets can be had at any auto parts store (I know NAPA), because the
T-98 synchro transmission was in use up until the 70's.
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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 21:20:07 -0500
From: "KENNETH D MARTY"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS

Your 47 should of had one on the glove box door, at lest thats were there
located. my ford ID #s book goes back to 46 and they also had them on the
glove box door.

Ken 55 F100

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From: C. Greenlaw
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, December 05, 1998 7:28 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS


>
>
>> In the process of building up my project truck, which is supposed to
be a
>> '47 pickup, I have acquired several cabs and pawed thru several more. In
>> none of the cabs have I ever found any serial or model number tags, and
I
>> believed until recently, that the only number used was on the motor or
>> transmission. Recently I purchased a parts truck, which was claimed to
be a
>> '47. On the inside of the glove box door, was an official looking Ford
ID
>> plate, listing maximum load, motor power for 6 & V8, and also, hand
stamped
>> in a blank space, a serial and model number. The plate was very much
like
>> one I have seen on a '48, except the mounting holes were correct for the
'47
>> door.
>>
>> Does anyone know when Ford stated using this type of plate for ID,
and
>> would a late '47 perhaps have one?
>
> 47 Fred
>
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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 20:35:31 -0600
From: "Roger and Phyllis Hughes"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Velvet Ride Series Spring

I saw an article on the BFGoodrich/Dana Velvet-Ride Spring in Truckin mag.
It is actually not a spring but a replacement for the spring hanger. It
isolates the spring from the chassis with a special Torsilastic brand rubber
torsion spring similar to those used in buses and motorhomes. I found an
add for them on the web which claims a 20% reduction (at 35 mph) in
vibration, wheel hop, and rear end chatter common to most pickups with leaf
springs alone. Test was done on a Ford F-250.

The price for these little jewels is $169.99 a pair. I thought this might
help those classic trucks ride a little smoother down the road for those who
prefer the stock type suspension. I think I will try a pair on my 76 F-250
first. It really likes to jump around when its not loaded. If that works
well then I'll try em on my 55 F-100. I hope this info is helpful.

Roger

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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 19:09:28 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Big Truck 5-speed trans

Does anyone know if the 5 speed transmissions they used on the 53-56 F-500 and larger has overdrive? Do they bolt up to the same bell housing as the typical 4-speed? I've been contemplating better highway speeds...

Ray


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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 22:35:25 EST
From: GILASAILR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ID TAGS

Fred,
I have two 47's; a pickup and a panel truck and neither of them has a tag on /
in the glove box.
Gary Oberbeck
47 1/2 ton panel "Hipster Dufus Wagon"
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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 23:55:54 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - price quote for 52 chassis

I recently purchased a 52 F-1 to use for parts. I needed the cab for my F-3. I
am looking to sell what is left of the truck. Everything is there except for
the cab, hood, and the bed. The OHV six runs good and gears shift. I do have
the front and rear fenders and the grille. I am looking to sell all this and
was wondering, what is all this worth? I am not sure what to ask for it, but I
don't want to get taken advantage of or sell it for a lot less than what I
could really get for it. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Paul
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Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 00:53:02 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: New chat

There's a new chat server up. This is experimental and
there are no promises that we'll keep this chat server.

This chat server has the following features:

1. Lightning fast (it came with C++ source code so I
tweaked it even more)

2. Security. Requires you to register a valid email
address in order to use it (hotmail, yahoo, juno etc.
are blocked). A password is emailed to you that
you can use indefinately. Sorry about the blocked
addresses, but this is to prevent someone from
getting an email address, harassing someone on chat
and disappearing without a trace.

This server has a logging feature that will soon
be enabled. This feature allows any user to tattle
on another user for obscene language, threats, etc.
This feature immediately logs the users email address,
nickname and ip, along with the offending text and
emails it to the admin (me).

3. Stable (so far). This server uses less than 300k of
RAM. We'll find out if its as good under load. Its
been running for 8 hours in my tests without any
problems.

4. High load capability with little server resource
usage. Right now I have it set for a maximum of 50
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5. Ability to send private messages

6. Multiple rooms (to be added)

7. Does **not** require Java. Right now only the Java
client is working. The telnet version is being tested
for those who don't have a Java capable browser.

8. Much more (I'm still learning!)

Enjoy, and please report any problems to:
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