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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, July 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 212



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring
FTE Pre61 - 47 Ford Pickup truck oil pan
FTE Pre61 - Lowering '52 F1
FTE Pre61 - Re: 70 Maverick rear end
RE: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring
FTE Pre61 - Fmx tranny
FTE Pre61 - Fenders
RE: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring
FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring
Re: FTE Pre61 - FORD 390 pinging past 55mph
FTE Pre61 - RE: Putting a newer chassis under a classic Effie
Re: FTE Pre61 - Lowering '52 F1

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 09:36:30 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring

> > Hello truck people,
> Is there a simple way to wire an aftermarket turn signal into the stock tail
> lights/brake lights?

The after market unit would have to have "interrupted stop-light"
capability, in short a rather complex switch arrangement, which breaks
the stoplight circuit to the rear bulb, allowing the non-flashing light
to get a "stop" signal. Unless your switch has this function, it's a
tough sell. To see the problem, look up the circuit in a repair manual,
and follow the current thru the switch contacts.

47Fred
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:06:35 EDT
From: LONGSHOT7 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 47 Ford Pickup truck oil pan

Hi,

Looking for a truck type oil pan for a '53 flathead. The kind with the access
plate. Also, is there a 9" rear end that fits a '47 1/2 ton pickup without
too much grief? While I'm at it, is there a simple front clip that slips in
nicely. I have run outta time in my life for difficult tasks.

Doug Schneider
Lafayette, CA.
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 07:30:30 -0700
From: GUYETTE Phillip
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lowering '52 F1

I want to drop the front of my '52 F1 about 3" and am considering either a
reversed eye mono-leaf spring or installing a dropped front axle (from
Mor-Drop). Anybody have any experience they'd like to share about either of
these options (or another option I haven't though of)?
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:15:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 70 Maverick rear end

Mel,
My '53 F100 has a 351C, C6, and 9" rear. The donor
vehicle was a '71 Torino. The ratio is 3.0 : 1 and is
great for cruising the freeway at 70MPH. The gas
mileage is about 10 MPG and dosn't change much no
matter what I do. Most of my driving is around town, I
suppose if I took a long drive it would improve. I
think a 3.50 : 1 is the highest ratio I would want. If
you are looking for gas mileage you need Fuel
Injection, large cu in need large carbs and use gas.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 70 Maverick Rear end
>
> Presently I have a stock 4:11 to 1 rear end in my 53
> f100 running a
> 351/C4 drive train. I have been told that a 70's
> Maverick will bolt
> right in including axle pads and everything and they
> run about 10 cents
> a pound. I'm looking to get 3:50 to 3:70 ratio and
> I don't need the 9"
> strength. Right now it is like driving around in
> 2nd gear and of course
> I get about 9 mph. Alot of freeway driving. Has
> anyone used the
> Maverick RE? I also heard the length is within a
> fraction of an inch to
> the stock RE.
> Mel Silva
> 53 F100
> 34 5w
> 34 Roadster
> 70 El Camino

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:44:54 -0400
From: Ron Byron
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring

> > Hello truck people,
> Is there a simple way to wire an aftermarket turn signal into the stock tail
> lights/brake lights?

[Ron Byron]
My system requires only two extra wires to run.
One for the Brake light and another to the front parking light.
Basically you end up with a left and right brake light and left & right front parking light wires.
uses your original single element bulbs , with no need to add additional bulbs.

you will need 2 relays from radio shack to wire it up.

Send me your fax # if interested in the schematic.



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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:32:28 -0500
From: "MARK AMES"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fmx tranny

Thanks to all who answered my question. I have been following the Y-block =
series in street rodder and hadn't gotten the September issue yet. Im =
checking the newsstand daily! I did find some information at the Y-block =
web site. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://yblock.web-page.net/
One other thing currently Im running a one time add in all of ND newspapers=
, a guy called me today with a 57 F100 panel with 223 is anyone interested =
in this. he wouldn't give me a price. but if anyone is interested let me =
know immediately, the lap-top goes back to college on Tuesday. And Im =
also looking for a set of valve covers off of a Mercury car with the =
Y-block motor, They must have MERCURY stamped on them. =20

"56Merc"

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:25:09 -0500
From: Ken Mumm
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fenders

I am redoing a '55 effie and would appreciate some opinions on the use of
3" wider fenders. Right now the body is original but I have added fat
tires and they stick out about 1.5". Thanks, Ken



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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:54:28 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring

>> > Hello truck people,
>> Is there a simple way to wire an aftermarket turn signal into the stock tail
>> lights/brake lights?
>
>[Ron Byron]
>My system requires only two extra wires to run.
>One for the Brake light and another to the front parking light.
>Basically you end up with a left and right brake light and left & right
front parking light wires.
>uses your original single element bulbs , with no need to add additional bulbs.
>
>you will need 2 relays from radio shack to wire it up.
>
>Send me your fax # if interested in the schematic.

Yeah, a couple of relays is the ticket.

I imagine your schematic is similar to the one I made for my truck...
You can find the schematic for mine at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/show-n-tell/turnsig2.gif

Steve Delanty
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 19:12:40 -0400
From: Kevin Hanson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Turn Signal Wiring

Is there a simple way to wire an aftermarket turn signal into the stock
tail
lights/brake lights?

Not sure about the rear lights, but I found a double filament bulb
socket that I could replace the "pressed" in socket on my '49 F-1 front
parking lights. That way you can have a parking light and a turn signal
light like newer vehicles and not have to mess around with relays.. I
also considered cutting in a socket but lucked out....

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 20:44:02 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - FORD 390 pinging past 55mph

Tulio,

Just curious how the troubleshooting is going?

- -Ted


>Ted, I appreciate the input. I know the timing is right on the mark,
>done by me and a retired FORD employee. Also, the engine pings after
>driving over 55 mph for a duration of time... say like 5 minutes. Then
>when I slow down or come to a stop it still pings for a short period
>then quiets down and disappears back to normal engine sound. I fear
>lack of good oil flow or perhaps there is heating and warping of lifters
>or rods. Could be that when I took off the heads to check out what type
>of FE it was I may not have put the new head gaskets on properly and
>thus causing an oil deficiency. I'm wondering if putting one of these
>products like duralube or Zmax etc may help.
>
>


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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 17:52:44 -0700
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: Putting a newer chassis under a classic Effie

Jim:

I understand the temptation to try to mount the body you have on a newer
frame. The drawbacks are the existing frame is basically flat the new one
will most likely have a dip were the cab sits. This causes many problems in
that to align the cab and the bed you will have to get the new frame flat.

Also you will have to fabricate all your fender mounts and bed mounts even
if the frame you choose is flat. I've seen a few of these done on other
frame and body combinations and they have never looked good.

I think in the long run you will be much happier with an IFS insert and new
rear springs IMHO.


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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 19:47:49 MST
From: "Jeff Thomas"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lowering '52 F1

I have reversed-eye mono's on my '56. The ride is comparable to stock.
Shorter shocks are required. I got the springs and shocks from SoCal. With
some engine swaps, there could be clearance probs-- I had to lift and move
my 390 forward to accomodate. Everything works fine, though. I would
recommend the mono's. Have fun!

Jeff Thomas '56 F-100



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>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lowering '52 F1
>Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 07:30:30 -0700
>
>I want to drop the front of my '52 F1 about 3" and am considering either a
>reversed eye mono-leaf spring or installing a dropped front axle (from
>Mor-Drop). Anybody have any experience they'd like to share about either
>of
>these options (or another option I haven't though of)?
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