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pre61-list-digest Saturday, July 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 194



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear gears
FTE Pre61 - Re: headers
RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: headers
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-rear gears
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-rear gears
FTE Pre61 - mid fifty's
RE: FTE Pre61 - mid fifty's
FTE Pre61 - Circuit Breaker
FTE Pre61 - RE- headers
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- headers
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- headers

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Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:22:02 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear gears

sam fugate wrote:
>
> I am planning to install a C-4 auto tranny behind my MERC. flatty that has
> been bored .030 over with dual 94's, My problem is what would be the best
> rear gear ratio for this setup? I don't plan on doing a lot of hiway
> driving, but ya never know! Any thoughts?

There are lots of opinions and many ways to select a gear set, but the
best way is to use the recommendations of the camshaft manufacturer. All
cams are built around a particular power band and you need to keep the
engine in that band for best performance. A second consideration is the
type of driving you do, and the amount. Flatheads don't wind up like
overhead valve units do, although I suppose some folks will argue this,
so real low ratios like 4.10 just make noise and don't go very well.
In general, ratios from 3.00 to 3.5 are pretty good, but consider the
effect of tire size on the final drive speed, 50 or 60 series tires work
best will the higher ratios, 3.0, 3.10 that kind of thing, and 15" 75 or
80 series want something a lot lower, say 3.5 0r 3.75.
Anyway, find out from the cam maker what the recommended 60 MPH engine
speed is, calculate the overall drive ratio from that , then make any
adjustment for your driving conditions. It'll probably work out to 3.25
to 3.50.

47Fred
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 07:53:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: headers

Kurt,

Try Sanderson's in South San Francisco (800)669-2430.
They specialize in street rods, street machines,
pickups etc. They have a large selection of shorty and
block hugger headers, maybe they will have one for
you.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

I'm wondering if somebody has had the experience to
know what brandname
headers will fit to replace the stock manifolds in my
'55 F100, or
whether I have to have some custom made. I have a
76-77 318 Chrysler
block with 360 heads. It has a Le Baron torsion bar
suspension and
power steering. Starter is on the same side. The
trans is a Chrysler
940. Heddon says they don't have headers to fit my
application, while
I'm unsure about Hooker without seeing how they're
shaped. I realize
I'm a little out of synch with the 350/350 crowd, but
I like it so
thanks in advance,

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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 08:00:25 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: headers

Kurt,

If Sanderson doesn't have anything, check with Hooker. I had a bit of an
odd setup with a 429 and a Thunderbird clip. Found some hookers for a
mustang that fit. After a bit of hammer work. Sanderson is good stuff, and
I was very happy with the comp Hookers. If you order the Hookers through
Summit you can return them if they don't fit.

Dennis
55F100



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> From: Dan Lee[SMTP:danlee_58 yahoo.com]
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> Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 7:53 AM
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> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: headers
>
> Kurt,
>
> Try Sanderson's in South San Francisco (800)669-2430.
> They specialize in street rods, street machines,
> pickups etc. They have a large selection of shorty and
> block hugger headers, maybe they will have one for
> you.
>
> Dan Lee
> '53 F100
> 351C-4V
>
> I'm wondering if somebody has had the experience to
> know what brandname
> headers will fit to replace the stock manifolds in my
> '55 F100, or
> whether I have to have some custom made. I have a
> 76-77 318 Chrysler
> block with 360 heads. It has a Le Baron torsion bar
> suspension and
> power steering. Starter is on the same side. The
> trans is a Chrysler
> 940. Heddon says they don't have headers to fit my
> application, while
> I'm unsure about Hooker without seeing how they're
> shaped. I realize
> I'm a little out of synch with the 350/350 crowd, but
> I like it so
> thanks in advance,
>
> _________________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> >
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 08:23:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-rear gears

I don't have a flathead, mine's a 5.0, and my truck is
a 55' but I do have a C4 and a 9" with 3.70 gears. I
do some drag racing when I can find a babysitter. The
tires are about 26.5" tall and my freeway cruising
(70-80mph) rpm is 3,200-4,000 rpms with redline at
5,000. The 3.70's are a little much as I drive about
50 miles a day but I sure do like the Torque. It's
real nice to have 1,200 lbs of junk in the bed and
still be able to pull away from a stop faster than the
traffic next to me.

I have never driven a flathead so I don't know how
much power you have but as far as rpm's go, I would go
with a rear gear in the 3.00 ~ 3.50 range unless you
don't mind a little buzzy driving.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 11:40:44 EDT
From: Jpm9241 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-rear gears

I have a 51-f1 with a c-4 hooked to a flathead with two 94's , 3/4 isky cam,
and offy heads. I have a 9 in. rearend with 3:00 gears in it and it runs
like it was made for it. Great lowend speed and it keeps up with the big
boys on the highways.
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 08:54:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mid fifty's

Anybody have the number to Mid Fifty's? I lost my
catalog and need a tie-rod drop kit... So Cal is
backordered two weeks!

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 11:54:45 -0500
From: Mike Morton
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - mid fifty's

I think this number is still correct.
Mid 50's
5221 Highway 68
Golden Valley, Az. 86413
(800) 252-1956

> -----Original Message-----
> From: shane san miguel [SMTP:v8pinto yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 10:55 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - mid fifty's
>
> Anybody have the number to Mid Fifty's? I lost my
> catalog and need a tie-rod drop kit... So Cal is
> backordered two weeks!
>
> Shane
> 55 F100 5.0
> 15.51 87
>
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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 13:35:34 EDT
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Circuit Breaker

Looking for a circuit breaker for '52 F-1; unit is located under left hand
corner of dash and has 4 connection posts.
Please respond to Paul Bruhn by e-mail: pbruhn aol.com

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Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 11:43:58 -0700
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE- headers

Kurt, you will most likely need to have headers custom bent.

That said this email list forum frowns on discussions of motor installations
other than Ford or Ford family. We do this to stay consistent with the club
bylaws and the wed site charter. So while we all recognize that many people
put other manufactures motors in Ford trucks conversations of such need to
occur elsewhere. All other aspects of truck customization are open for
discussion its just on power plants we are tried and true Ford blue.

I would urge you go to http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
and read or reread the charter.

Thanks. I am sending this as a list and club member and do not mean to
represent myself as the list administrator or rule enforcer.
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Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 17:04:20 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- headers

"Vierra, William BGI SF" wrote:
>

> That said this email list forum frowns on discussions of motor installations
> other than Ford or Ford family. We do this to stay consistent with the club
> bylaws and the wed site charter. So while we all recognize that many people
> put other manufactures motors in Ford trucks conversations of such need to
> occur elsewhere. All other aspects of truck customization are open for
> discussion its just on power plants we are tried and true Ford blue.
>
> Thanks. I am sending this as a list and club member and do not mean to
> represent myself as the list administrator or rule enforcer.

The motor police! They are ever where. EVERYWHERE!!

47Fred
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Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 19:25:22 -0400
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- headers

At 05:04 PM 7/9/1999 -0400, 47Fred wrote:
>"Vierra, William BGI SF" wrote:
>>
>
>> That said this email list forum frowns on discussions of motor installations
>> other than Ford or Ford family. We do this to stay consistent with the club
>> bylaws and the wed site charter. So while we all recognize that many people
>> put other manufactures motors in Ford trucks conversations of such need to
>> occur elsewhere. All other aspects of truck customization are open for
>> discussion its just on power plants we are tried and true Ford blue.
>>
>> Thanks. I am sending this as a list and club member and do not mean to
>> represent myself as the list administrator or rule enforcer.
>
>The motor police! They are ever where. EVERYWHERE!!

My flathead V8 is dark green, not blue!
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