pre61-list-digest Thursday, December 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 361



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Thank You
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List policy
RE: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting
Re: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting
FTE Pre61 - frame painting
FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer
FTE Pre61 - Wheels and Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer
Re: FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 16:30:02 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Thank You

Thanks to both the Y-Block and pre61 list at ford-trucks.com. I have
obtained the linkage needed to complete this project in time for the show.

Regards to all for a happy new year,

Howard and Wanda Tarnoff
Franklin, MA

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 16:35:12 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List policy

Several things need to be addressed:

1. Lately there have been many posts in which people
have taken it upon themselves to be list vigilantes.
Complaints and comments about the posting practices
of others should be sent to the list admin
(herbie ford-trucks.com for small chassis, 97up
and performance lists and kpayne ford-trucks.com for
all others). Let the admins handle the policing of
policy, especially if you aren't sure what our
policy is. Such complaints cause just as much list
noise (if not more) than the issue being complained
about.

2. Read the FAQ before posting for the first time.
The subscription introduction email asks that new
members read the FAQ and gives the web address for
the FAQ. One of the issues addressed is off-topic
posts.

3. For the record: we don't require you to remove
quoted text in replies. Standard practice on most
mailing lists is to include a quote. Remember that
just because you may receive the digest version of
the list, others may not and do not have the same
continuity of topics. Quoting is very helpful to
non-digest members. However, please leave in only
quoted text that is relavent to your reply. A good
example of excessive quoting is sending a 2 line
reply with a 15 line quote.

4. Please limit the size of email signatures. This
problem is compounded when your email service (Yahoo,
Hotmail, etc) appends its signature below yours.

Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 16:57:03 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting

AMEN!!!

I am the karate kid...wax on, wax off, and it is a snap to wax the frame
now.

Howard

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From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of O'Connell, Dennis
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Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 4:13 PM
To: 'pre61-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting


Glenn, just my 4 cents;

But, one of the things I regretted when I built my 55 is that I didn't
finish painting the frame with Por15. I had the bed off and painted that
portion, but was to eager to get it running and didn't finish the rest. Por
15 is a brush on rust preventive paint. It's easy to apply, very durable
and makes the underside of the truck really easy to clean. If your already
there, you might as well do it while you can.

Dennis

55 F100

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> From: pre61-list ford-trucks.com[SMTP:pre61-list ford-trucks.com]
> Reply To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 11:35 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting
>
> Fordians,
>
> I believe I posted this a few months ago (which should tell you how much I
> have done to Soapy), but I don't remember getting much response. While I
> have
> the body off of my frame, should I bother to prime and paint it? It seems
> to
> have done well over the 40 years without any coating. I can't help
> thinking
> that painting will open a can of worms.
>
> Also, does anybody out there have monoleafs on rear of their trucks? How
> much
> drop would I get with reverse eye monos? I'm not sold on flipping my rear
> (along with nobody having anything to fit my 2 1/4" springs anyway).
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Glenn in TN
> Soapy the 57 F-100
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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 17:57:35 -0500
From: "KENNETH D MARTY"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting

Glen: I also painted my frame with POR 15 and am very happy with it .

Ken 55 F100

- -----Original Message-----
From: RJC988 aol.com
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 2:45 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Frame Painting


>
>>Fordians,
>
>I believe I posted this a few months ago (which should tell you how much I
>have done to Soapy), but I don't remember getting much response. While I
have
>the body off of my frame, should I bother to prime and paint it? It seems
to
>have done well over the 40 years without any coating. I can't help thinking
>that painting will open a can of worms.


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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 21:30:39 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - frame painting

I totally sandblasted my frame when all my sheetmetal was off and painted it
with epoxy black paint. It now looks great and is also protected from the
elements. If you are doing a totally stock restoration, then sandblast it and
paint it with natural metal paint. You can usually find it in larger auto
parts stores, or places that sell automotive painting supplies. If that fails,
check with people that sell Mustang parts. I recently bought some from a
Mustang parts supplier and the can was labeled Mustang natural metal paint.
When your frame is painted with this it looks like it was just sandblasted,
only it never rust.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 19:51:08 -0800
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer

Can anyone explain to me what might be the cause of my '60 F-100 going
beserk in the front wheels by wobbling extremely to the point of almost
loss of control after going over a bump in the road on the freeway?..

Today I was driving along the freeway at 60mph and went over a bump and
then as if it hit just right for the front wheels to go into a radical
wobble dance that forced me to just brake as swiftly as possible and
pull over ... it wobbled extremely until I finally stopped ... but,
when I visually checked, everything seemed as usual. I then got off the
freeway and drove home under 35mph without any reoccurances. Anyone
experience this before?

I recently replaced the bearings and carter pins in both wheels. I
also had the tires replaced and balanced and then aligned the wheels
with the tie rod forcing 1/8" toe in.

I have another '60 that has what seems like a U-shaped front bar that
holds the front axle in place from to and fro movement. My '60 Custom
F-100 does not have this other bar. Doesn't seem it ever had it. I
wonder about this. Anyone have any idea of this?

Freeway steering intimated F-100 driver..


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Tulio Solorzano
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'79 HD Sportster
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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 20:15:02 PST
From: "Bill Casady"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wheels and Radio

Looking for wheels and a radio for Chuck. Does anyone know the size
and type of wheel originally on my F250? Does the original wheel take a
moon cap? And where can I find a good reproduction radio with modern
accessories [FM etc.]?

Just Plain Bill
&
Chuck The 54 F250


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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 21:36:49 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer

I can remember my dad warning me on my '48 about this problem of
severe front end shimmy after hitting a bump....he said it usually
indicated that the tires were getting worn out....since he was a ford
mechanic all his life I took his word for it...it only happened to me
once and I had to completely stop to get rid of it (it also gives you a
chance to check your underwear)...
Mike Omlin
somewhere near Seattle

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Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 07:22:29 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Bumped into bad steer


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On Wed, 30 Dec 1998 19:51:08 Tulio wrote:
>Can anyone explain to me what might be the cause of my '60 F-100 going
>beserk in the front wheels by wobbling extremely to the point of almost
>loss of control after going over a bump in the road on the freeway?..
>

DO SHOCKS
ray


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