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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, July 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 190



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - mustang II suspension an a '58
Re: FTE Pre61 - mustang II suspension on a '58
FTE Pre61 - Dash button order & 44 rear ends
[none]
FTE Pre61 - Re: 5-speed for a Flathead
FTE Pre61 - Answers to CM
Re: FTE Pre61 - BMW Hood hinging
Re: FTE Pre61 - BMW Hood hinging
FTE Pre61 - 7" Power Brake Booster

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Date: Mon, 05 Jul 1999 08:38:46 PDT
From: John Harrison
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mustang II suspension an a '58

C.M. You might try Fat Man fabrications. They advertise in most of the
magazines and probably have a crossmember for your truck. Price depends on
whether you have a donor vehicle or are buying all the suspension, steering
& brake parts (inclulding master cyl, booster, proportioning valve, lines &
hoses). They also offer new 5 lug rotors, as all the originals have 4 lugs.
Just keep in mind when you're all done you'll have a '58 truck with a Pinto
front end. Is that really an improvement?

John Harrison


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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 13:22:04 -0500
From: "Terry Jones"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mustang II suspension on a '58

Hi, I have a Must. IFS in my '60 which should be the same as your '58.
I got mine from Michael Thomas Enterprise, but I do not recommend that
you use him. When I called him he asked for the measurements for my inside
frame, outside frame, and the hub to hub width on the original axle. I
suggest that you have these when you call whom ever you decide use, and they
should be able to help you.
I don't think there is allot if difference in the '56 and the '58.
As for John's question about if this is an improvement, Let me assure
you that it is.
The Mustang II as bigger ball joints than the Chevelle IFS or the Volare
IFS. My father races four cylinder Mustangs on dirt with a 500 hp 4-banger
and has no problems with the front end.
Good look in your quest, Terry
'60 F-100 460 Mustang IFS
'59 custom cad (slightly bent)


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Subject: FTE Pre61 - mustang II suspension on a '58


> hello, can anyone fill me in on whether a mustang II front end (total cost
> involved) will fit under my '58 custom cab. If not, i've heard of using
'78
> lincoln parts, or corvette suspensions. The only place i've checked is
Sac.
> Vintage, but their catalog only covers through '56. Any help??? Thanks,
C.M.
> '58 custom cab (1st truck restoration)
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 12:57:56 -0700
From: buckshot netzone.com (Dee Strickland Johnson)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Dash button order & 44 rear ends

The other dash buttons on my 1960 have the following order, from the left:
Wiper (top) & Ign/Start (bot), Lights, L. Air, Throttle, Choke, R. Air,
Lighter, Fan, Radio On/Off, Tuning.

The number "44" on the rear of the man's differential case signifies the
Dana 44 integral case unit. It was offered first, I thought, in the 1956
T-Birds, Interceptors, and Station Wagons. John Johnson


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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 13:27:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Moody
Subject: [none]

Does anyone know of a supplier for an adapter to
install a modern 5-speed manual transmission to a
flathead?

I see lots of transmission adapters for automatics
...but no manuals.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Dennis


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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 14:34:37 -0700
From: "Roy Maul"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 5-speed for a Flathead

Cornhusker Rod & Custom has a kit to adapt a T5 to the flathead. Their
address is R.R. #1, Box 47, Alexandria, NE 68303. Phone # (402)749-1932.
And, their web site is at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kars.com/cornhusker/ Cost of the kit is
$390 and you provide the tranny, pressure plate and clutch disc.

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From: Dennis Moody
To: Pre 61 list
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 1:16 PM


>Does anyone know of a supplier for an adapter to
>install a modern 5-speed manual transmission to a
>flathead?
>
>I see lots of transmission adapters for automatics
>...but no manuals.
>
>Any advice would be very much appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dennis
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 20:37:41 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Answers to CM

CM,

Hopefully I can answer some of the questions you have posted over the last
few days. I have a 57. By the way, how do you like the Galaxy?

I know that Fatman Fabrications (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fatmanfab.com/) offers a Mustang
II kit for the 57 - 60's. The crossmember welds in underneath the frame, so I
wonder about strength (the lone 57 at Pigeon Forge had this setup). I also
know that Industrial Chassis makes a Dakota system for the shoebox. Gibbon
Fiberglass makes a torsion bar clip for us too (Chrysler parts) ! Some swear
by these. If you are even thinking about a clip, think hard. It is not simple
or necessarily cheaper!!

The custom was a trim upgrade, and maybe a motor/automatic as well. I know
the window rubber had a chrome trim. It might have had the 2 tone paint and
better upholstery.

The instrument cluster goes like this: top left -- fuel; top right --
temperature; bottom left -- generator (idiot light on mine); bottom right --
oil (ditto).

( !!!! Question to the masses -- if you change over to an alternator, will
the original gen gauge work?)

Hope some of this helps.

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F-100

Ps to Ken:
Based, on numbers, I think the 64-66 and 67-72 are the next hot numbers.
Ken PayneI ...know your right, I just don't want you to be ...I wasn't born
after 64!
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 21:12:00 EDT
From: Lookn4iron aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - BMW Hood hinging

I have an opportunity to buy reasonably a BMW Hood hinging assembly that
was removed from a BMW Donor vehicle. I note that the kits offered by
F-100 Vendors are several hundred dollars.

Can anyone tell me what if involved in fabricating/modifying the BMW
donor stuff to work on a 1956 F-100 or point me to an article on doing
so? I have never examined closely a vehicle equipped so I'm naive as to
what is involved

Thanks for any tips!

Bill Meglen
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 21:35:15 EDT
From: Jeffben56 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - BMW Hood hinging

As far as I was able to tell, the only BMW parts used seemed to be the
rollers. Beemers use a stamped metal track, and the F-100 hood supports are
custom, I think, to any reverse kit you can buy. I ordered the BMW kit thru
Sacto Vintage, and what came is totally different from anything pictured. It
came from No Limit. The roller plates and tracks bolt to the stock hinge
holes. Very clean, very strong. Been installed for about three months now,
with no problems. Good luck with BMW modifications.

Jeff T 56 F-100 390/C-6
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 22:17:20 EDT
From: FRD56F100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 7" Power Brake Booster

Can anybody tell me what type of vehicle used a 7" power brake booster. I
bought the brake bracket that goes underneath the cab from No limit
engineering but not the 7" power brake booster, I just couldn't afford it. I
been wondering if there may be a donor vehicle for something like this before
I place the order for a new one. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe
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