pre61-list-digest Thursday, December 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 353



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - '56 horn brackets
RE: FTE Pre61 - Tires
FTE Pre61 - Battery tray
RE: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray
FTE Pre61 - New bed
RE: FTE Pre61 - New bed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray
FTE Pre61 - Re: Spare Tire Mounting Pictures
FTE Pre61 - Power Steering
Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray
FTE Pre61 - =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Big=20truck=20tranny=20into=20a=20=BD=20ton?=

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 02:12:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Oldtrukman webtv.net (R. Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '56 horn brackets

Hello again Lori.
A couple of months ago I picked up a radiator support for my '56 at
a local swap meet. It had the horns (two) still atatched to it.
After reading your post, I went out and took a look at them again. They
apear to just be a piece of metal, 2 1/8" wide X 3 3/4" long. They mount
to a couple of studs on each horn.
Does this sound like the ones you are looking for? If so, I am not
going to use them so let me know.







Rix56 'The Rat'

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 08:43:00 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Tires

That will work well. Thanks in advance,
Howard

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From:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Joe Michels
Sent:Wednesday, December 23, 1998 12:58 AM
To:pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:Re: FTE Pre61 - Tires

Howard-- My truck is a 52 F1. The truck is at the body shop currently,
however, when I get it back, would be happy to get you pictures of the spare
tire mounting assembly, rack, etc. Probably 6-8 weeks down the road? Will
that work?

Joebob
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From: Howard Tarnoff
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tires


>Joe,
>
>What year is your truck? I would be very interested in pictures of the
spare
>tire mount. My truck, 55 F100, came with 15" Tires. I have had Cooker
Bias
>Wide Whites on it for a year and am very happy with them.
>
>Joe Michels wrote:
>
>> Frank-- The 600X16's were the original tires on my truck and it has 58000
>> miles on it. In fact, the spare is the original spare, never has hit the
>> ground, however, weather checked etc. The shop manual that I have
>> identifies the 600X16's as the correct original tire.
>>
>> Hope that this helps!!
>>
>> Joebob
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Frank Mester Jr.
>> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>> Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 6:07 AM
>> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tires
>>
>> >Joe Michels,
>> >
>> >I too am looking for new tires for my '51 F1. Are 600.16 the correct
size?
>> >
>> >Thanks, Frank
>> >
>> >Joe Michels wrote:
>> >
>> >> Jeff-- I too looked at Coker when I got my tires for my 52 F1. Play
with
>> >> the numbers real close, ie., the $$-- I found that after paying
shipping,
>> >> handling, etc, I was money ahead to buy locally. It took them about 3
>> weeks
>> >> to get what I wanted, 600X16's, however they have been fine. The
local
>> guy
>> >> may be more and with tax, however, once you factor in handling,
shipping,
>> >> etc it came out a wash for me PLUS if there was something wrong, I was
>> able
>> >> to go look the local guy in the eye and get help!!!
>> >>
>> >> Joebob
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Jeff Hazewinkel
>> >> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>> >> Date: Monday, December 21, 1998 3:19 PM
>> >> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tires
>> >>
>> >> >I am looking for a good source for tires for my 47. I need 7.50 -
17
>> >> >'s. I have contacted my local tire shop and they can find them but I
>> >> >would like to compare with someone who specializes in tires for older
>> >> >vehicles. Please let me know if you have found a good source.
>> >> >
>> >> >Jeff
>> >> >
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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 08:58:33 -0500
From: "Frank Mester Jr."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray

I finally found some rust on my '51 F1! The battery tray has seen better
days, does any body have one off of a parts truck for sale. The tray is
welded on a bracket which bolts to the right frame rail.

Thanks, Frank

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 09:39:40 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray

Frank,

I have a NOS tray for my 55. It mounts to the frame as well. Will it work
for you?

Howard Tarnoff
Franklin MA

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[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Frank Mester Jr.
Sent:Wednesday, December 23, 1998 8:59 AM
To:pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:FTE Pre61 - Battery tray

I finally found some rust on my '51 F1! The battery tray has seen better
days, does any body have one off of a parts truck for sale. The tray is
welded on a bracket which bolts to the right frame rail.

Thanks, Frank

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 13:06:56 -0600
From: "Stephen W. Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - New bed

Has any one ever bought a complete bed from one of the many suppliers? There
are so many price variations and cost that I get a bit confused trying to
keep it strait. I need everything but the fenders for a 1950 F-1
Steve

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 14:45:20 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - New bed

Steve,

Dennis Carpenter has an outstanding reputation.

Happy Holidays,

Howard

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[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Stephen W. Hansen
Sent:Wednesday, December 23, 1998 2:07 PM
To:61 down truck
Subject:FTE Pre61 - New bed

Has any one ever bought a complete bed from one of the many suppliers? There
are so many price variations and cost that I get a bit confused trying to
keep it strait. I need everything but the fenders for a 1950 F-1
Steve

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 19:44:40 -0500
From: "Frank Mester Jr."
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray

Howard, I might be intterested if it is the same as a '51.
Thanks, Frank
Shelby Township, MI

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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 21:38:22 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Spare Tire Mounting Pictures

Joebob;
Please include me for a set of those spare tire mounting pictures.

Tom Nickolson
10455 Trailwood Circle
Jupiter, FL
33478
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Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 21:38:42 -0600
From: Chandler
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Power Steering

For you fellows that are wondering about the Toyota steering box
plumbing; The pressure goes in on the left side (the hole on the side of
the pitman arm) the right hand hole is the return line connection. If
you want to see some decent pictures of the installation go to
www.classictruckshop/psf100.htm I think there are some folks taking
advantage of this idea $. I contacted the local "Toyota only"
wrecking yard and got a box with the hoses for $95. He told me he had
sold several to "Ford Freaks". The 56 pitman arm doesn't have the exact
same splines as the toyota, but it works with a little grinding. Does
anyone know of a better way to do this? The Toyota splines are not only
different pitch but they are tapered also. Does anyone have a source to
get the splines put in a arm? The F-1 arm has a smaller hole and could
be enlarged and splined with the Toyota spline easily. I have'nt
finished my installation yet,but it looks like everything will work out
just fine. The box is 4-1/2 turns lock to lock so the ratio is just fine
if you use a stock length pitman arm.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Don Chandler
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Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 03:37:51 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery tray


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On Wed, 23 Dec 1998 08:58:33 Frank Mester Jr. wrote:
>I finally found some rust on my '51 F1! The battery tray has seen better
>days, does any body have one off of a parts truck for sale. The tray is
>welded on a bracket which bolts to the right frame rail.
>
>Thanks, Frank
>
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I had a similar sitiation in the past and I am facing it again on another truck now. Last time I went to the local parts store and bought a generic battery tray that was metal dipped in a plastic coating. I ground the old one off the bracket and bolted the new one on. It worked great, but I don't know how long it will last.
This time I found an original one that's solid but thin from corrosion. I am going to sandblast it and then coat it with epoxy bed liner inside and out, The stuff sticks great to bare metal, is tough, won't crack, and withstands chemicals.

Just a couple ideas I have come up with.
ray c


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Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 02:48:40 -0600
From: "MARK AMES"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Big=20truck=20tranny=20into=20a=20=BD=20ton?=

I have been looking for a 3-speed overdrive tranny for my 56 M100 =BD ton =
and I was looking through some old truck literature and there was a 5 =
speed overdrive tranny which was an option on the trucks larger than the =
F600. Since these trucks didn't have the 272 Y-block motor, they used the =
302 or 332 motor, does anyone know if these will bolt up to a 272 Y-block =
or with a different bellhousing wether it will bolt up? This will save =
me a lot of wasted time and effort, right now I think I know where one is =
but I don't want to remove and try to install a tranny only to find out it =
doesn't work. Also to any Canadians I am looking for any related 56 =....


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