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pre61-list-digest Saturday, July 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 202



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings - Running Boards
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings
FTE Pre61 - Victory
FTE Pre61 - greetings
FTE Pre61 - Body swap
FTE Pre61 - 351w and Trans. build-up
Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings!
Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings!
FTE Pre61 - Greetings
RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings - Running Boards
FTE Pre61 - Greetings
FTE Pre61 - Message for Sheldon
Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings
Re: FTE Pre61 - Victory

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:00:08 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings - Running Boards

Shawn, about those running boards ...

> >1. the running boards are beyond repair, and need
> >replacing. Are there shops who sell new ones? i
> >have heard you can also buy replacement panels for
> >that.
>
> There are many, one is MID-fifties in Arizona.

You can buy them all over the place, but as far as I can tell the
steel ones are all made by Rock Valley in Illinois or one of those states in
the middle. My advice is not to buy them sight unseen. I had a pair shipped
to me, and they weren't straight where they should have been, and they
weren't curved just right where they're supposed to be curved. Several
vendors I've spoken to have had problems with them, although they've also had
some good ones. Maybe there was one bad run. I've taken to calling vendors
who will be at shows, like Carlisle, and asking what they might be bringing
along, or having them bring specific items for me. Course that doesn't
prevent them from selling the pieces you want to somebody else, which
happened to me at Fords at Carlisle with running boards.
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:46:36 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings

- -snip-
>
> To Ken:
> I am sorry for letting this post get long, but there
> are a lot of questions here.
>
> Dan Lee
> '53 F100
> 351C-4V
>

No problem. My comment about trimming replies meant
that you if you reply to a 50 line message with 1 or
2 lines, trim the original to only the relevant parts.
It gets really bad when there is a 10 line reply to a
50 line message to another 50 line message to a 20
line message......

Ken
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:20:55 -0700
From: Ken Toop
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Victory

Well, the '57 is finally on the road. I drove it home from the brake shop
yesterday. (Too embarassing to admit what was wrong, so we'll leave it at
that!) What a pleasure after three years of work! For having sat in a
field for ten years the ride wasn't all that bad. Now that the initial
problems are solved I'll be looking at some work on the suspension, for
upgrade and repair. Has anyone had experience with the poly-type slides
installed between the spring leaves? Also, we discovered a new problem.
Under even moderate acceleration (the 5.0 l. seems to pull a little harder
than the last V8) the glovebox door opens and spills everything out on the
floor or seat. Any ideas short of a bungee cord? Still have bodywork and
paint to do, but at least we're mobile. Thanks, again, to all those who
gave help through the list or individually.

Kenneth Toop
Yakima School District
Head Librarian, Barge--Lincoln School
219 East "I" Street, Yakima, Washington 98902
573-5207




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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 13:16:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - greetings

Shawn,

I have a 55' with an 85 5.0 and C4 tranny combo. 9"
rear end yadda yadda yadda. My truck had a Y-block in
it originally but was just a bucket of parts on a
truck when I got it home. It's very easy to do the
things you are talking about but the others are right,
you need a plan. I'm a big fan of small blocks,
otherwise known as God's perfect motor. The fuel
injected 5.0 is the way to go if you want driveability
and mileage and all that. But a carbed motor isn't
bad either. You can pull down 20+ mgp with a carb
motor if you do it right. If you want injection, be
prepared to install a different fuel system and
electricals. Carbed won't require this but is harder
to get tuned. Order some catalogs from So-Cal F100's,
mid-fifty F100's, Sac Vintage Ford (up the street from
me - yeah!) and take a look. You can buy anything for
the truck. I'm lowering my truck with a dropped axle
this weekend, I'll let you know how it goes.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:23:22 MDT
From: "Travis Johnson"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Body swap

I have a'48 F-2 I got it two years ago, without knowing anything about
restoring one. Since then I subscribed to both of our praised classic trucks
magazines, ordered tons of catalogs, and researched thing on the internet,
so I think I'm ready to start working my truck. I also got hold of a '67
F-250 camper special, with a 352, C-6(?), and a flatbed (it ran great,
after having the tranny rebuilt, with the exception of needing a carb job).
Originally I thought I would painfully put the 352, tranny, rearend, and bed
on the '48. But this last winter I realized that it would be a lot easier to
have newer brake system, IFS, and already complete drivetrain if I put the
'48 cab on the frame of the '67 and order a fiberglass tilt-front-end, as
well as a long list of other things. I'm also trying to get a big '48
that's something like an F-6 or higher, for the cab mounts and (short)
running boards. Has anybody ever done a project like this, and what
problems am I going to run into? I realize that I will have to manufacture
something with all the cab and front-end mounts, something for the radiator,
and possibly extend the framerails at the front. I would appreciate
anybody's advice on how I should go about doing these things.

Flatheadv8
"diggin' deep"

P.S. Sorry this post is so long.


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 14:39:04 EDT
From: RParkh5823 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 351w and Trans. build-up

Dear fellow Ford friends:
I have a 351 Windsor that I planning to rebuild. I am going to do some
performance mods such as a big cam and at least 1 4bbl carb. I have a C-4
tranny. Would this one be strong enough to rebuild or should I try to find a
C-6?


Richard,
53 F-100
53 F-100 AAA expressway service
78 LTD (donor for 1st 53 F-100)
79 Mustang
80 Pinto (for sale)
81 Mustang (for sale)
81 Dodge van
Have I got problems or what!
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:15:06 -0700
From: "shawn"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings!

- ----- Original Message -----
From: O'Connell, Dennis M
> I can't answer any of the engine and suspension questions as I have a 429
> and a front clip. As to frame paint, I personally think the POR15 product
> is the next best thing to powdercoating. I've had some of the original
> product on my frame for over 4 years and it still is as solid as when I
put
> it on. No rust has come through and this was a very rusty pitted frame.
> You just wire brush the part and brush it on. No need to get blast the
> part, the rust helps the paint adhere.

Would this paint also work well for inside the fenders or what is the best
solution. i have
removed the fenders and the original paint is there but you can see tiny
rust pimples
on it about the size if pinheads. Should i sand the inside of the fenders
down and use this
POR15. I am a little nervouse about stripping them bare inside. What do most
folks
do that are doing the work themselves on inner fenders. Not talking Show
quality here, just
want to keep em clean looking.
Thanks


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:16:48 -0700
From: "shawn"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings!

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Payne
> We've got 49-66 shop manuals on the web site. They are
> Ford licensed reproductions. They are very popular
> items.

Thankyou, i'll place my order today.

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:22:08 -0700
From: dlewis intergate.bc.ca
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Greetings

This is a very good source of information. I to live in Vancouver
Canada and you can find the parts you are looking for at the Old Car
Centre in Langley. Also there is Bob's F100's who has a good name.
He's just across the border in Washington but I haven't dealt with him
yet. Also if you are interested in lowering your truck and you are
going to stay with the stock suspension, I have a four inch dropped axel
that I took out of mine. Brand new king pins too. You can email direct
if you like.
Dave
53 Merc
54 Merc

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 14:14:27 -0500
From: Mike Morton
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings - Running Boards

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the steel running
boards? I live in northern Illinois and would like to give them a call.
Thanks,
Mike Morton
55 F100 w0

> -----Original Message-----
> From: JRFiero aol.com [SMTP:JRFiero aol.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 7:00 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Greetings - Running Boards
>
> Shawn, about those running boards ...
> You can buy them all over the place, but as far as I can tell the
> steel ones are all made by Rock Valley in Illinois or one of those states
> in
> the middle. My advice is not to buy them sight unseen. I had a pair
> shipped
> to me, and they weren't straight where they should have been, and they
> weren't curved just right where they're supposed to be curved. Several
> vendors I've spoken to have had problems with them, although they've also
> had
> some good ones. Maybe there was one bad run. I've taken to calling
> vendors
> who will be at shows, like Carlisle, and asking what they might be
> bringing
> along, or having them bring specific items for me. Course that doesn't
> prevent them from selling the pieces you want to somebody else, which
> happened to me at Fords at Carlisle with running boards.
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 13:08:45 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Greetings

Shawn, POR15 would work great inside the fenders. It's UV sensitive(turns
grayish from the sun) so the less light on it the better. If the UV part
bothers you they have paints that you can brush or spray over it. I
wouldn't worry though, my frame has never changed color. Another nice thing
is that the paint is so durable that rocks or dirt probably won't bother it.

Dennis



Would this paint also work well for inside the fenders or what is the best
solution. I have
removed the fenders and the original paint is there but you can see tiny
rust pimples
on it about the size if pinheads. Should I sand the inside of the fenders
down and use this
POR15.


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:41:09 -0400
From: "Jason Piccola"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Message for Sheldon

Sheldon,

My computer crashed and I lost my address book. Can you send me a
message so I can record your address in my new book. I am going to be
in the Detroit area this up coming week and would like to look at that
223 engine you have for sale.

Thanks
Jason Piccola
55' Ford

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 21:05:47 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Greetings

POR15 is also a water cured product as well. Once dried, the wetter it gets
the harder it gets.

I know on the '61-'79 list, some of the guys like to use a product called
Endura. It sounds like it's the same stuff, just a different mfg.

Later,

- -Ted



>Shawn, POR15 would work great inside the fenders. It's UV sensitive(turns
>grayish from the sun) so the less light on it the better. If the UV part
>bothers you they have paints that you can brush or spray over it. I
>wouldn't worry though, my frame has never changed color. Another nice
thing
>is that the paint is so durable that rocks or dirt probably won't bother
it.
>
>Dennis


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 22:12:04 EDT
From: Jeffben56 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Victory

Congratulations! Although my '56 didn't take (nearly) that long, I was
thrilled the first time I drove it with the 390/C-6.....


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