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pre61-list-digest Friday, August 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 222



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - oiler kit
[none]
FTE Pre61 - Oil Problem
FTE Pre61 - oil problem
FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?
Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?
Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?
Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?
FTE Pre61 - 55 F100 heater questions

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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 09:40:45 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - oiler kit

Ennui880 aol.com wrote:
>
> Could someone tell me about oiler kits? I'm probably going to put one in;
>
Oiler Kits are the '50's answer to non detergent oil, a quick fix by
the local mechanic to a problem of poor design and old technology. The
oil passage for the "y" type engine runs up a passage in the block, thru
the head and up under one of the rocker shaft stands. Oil then flows
thru the rocker shaft to oil ports under the other supports and rocker
arms. The flaw is that the passage is so small that sludge would build
up there and block the oil flow, resulting in the rocker shafts running
dry. The oiler kit takes oil, usually from the oil pressure sender port,
runs it thru 1/4" external lines, and dumps it on the rocker shafts.
Some kits used a special rocker cover bolt to run oil right into the
rocker shaft, others, more home made, require punching a hole in the
valve cover and just spray the oil in.
You don't need to do this anymore on a fresh engine, oil technology
has come to the rescue, if the passage is mechanically cleaned out
during disassembly, or even if only a small quantity of oil is still
flowing, detergent oil will clean it out and keep it that way. If the
shafts are worn the kit won't really help much either, but may quiet
things down somewhat. Mechanical lifters are kind of noisy anyway, but
such a happy tick tick they make at the 450 or so those things idle at,
not like the 900 rpm buzz of modern engines.
I hope you found a new mechanic, I'd bet your old one would crack the
block putting in an adapter tee, and would use a cold chisel on the
valve cover. Probably break the oil sender too, for better value in the
bargain
47Fred
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 08:05:11 -0700
From: "Tillman, John"
Subject: [none]

I am new to the list and to rebuilding a 1954 F100.
I am looking for suggestions on how to build a reliable 289 that can still
get good gas mileage without sacrificing horsepower.
any suggestions about
Cams.
fuel injection (i.e.. Holly or others)
Porting heads
etc.


John Tillman (jt)
Test engineer, Catalytica Combustion Systems
(650) 940-6216

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 16:25:01 EDT
From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Oil Problem

Hey I gotta question for ya,
Just got a 1960 f-100 custom cab a few months ago, in pretty good shape.
The problem I'm having is that after the oil warms up the light is coming on,
only when it is idleing. I have replaced the sending unit, I dropped the pan
and cleaned all the sludge out off the pan and off the oil screen. Things
improved a bit when I cleaned the screen, but it sort of pulsates on and off
at n idle, should the pump
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 16:29:14 EDT
From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - oil problem

Hey I gotta question for ya,
Just got a 1960 f-100 custom cab a few months ago, in pretty good shape.
The problem I'm having is that after the oil warms up the light is coming on,
only when it is idleing. I have replaced the sending unit, I dropped the pan
and cleaned all the sludge out off the pan and off the oil screen. Things
improved a bit when I cleaned the screen, but it sort of pulsates on and off
at n idle, should the pump be replaced or refurbished.
I apprecieate your input, oh yea I'm also running 20W-50 oil, Its hot here
in Florida.
Erik
Fishrot1 aol.com
60 F-100 Custom Cab
41 Harley WLA
66 Triumph Bonneville
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 21:22:28 -0400
From: "Bill Hale"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?

What's the scoop on this POR-15 paint/coating. I just received their
magazine and am impressed by their claims. Has anyone used this stuff? Do
you like it? Pros? Cons?
Thanks for your comments!
Bill
wlhale csrlink.net
unassembled 50 F-1

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 21:40:13 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?

A good paint for frames, wheel wells even under the hood. It sets up hard
and smooth. Once dry, the paint (so I've been told) actually get harder.
It resist nicks and scratches very well. I think it's an excellent paint.
Just make sure the lid and mating surfaces for the lid are clean when you
put the unused paint up or you will never get it open again. The stuff sets
up hard as a rock.

- -Ted


>What's the scoop on this POR-15 paint/coating. I just received their
>magazine and am impressed by their claims. Has anyone used this stuff? Do
>you like it? Pros? Cons?
>Thanks for your comments!
>Bill
>wlhale csrlink.net
>unassembled 50 F-1


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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 19:30:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Moody
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?

I was curious about the stuff too. From prior
discussions I assumed POR 15 was a "all-in-one" frame
coating. However, from viewing their web site I take
it that it is a primer which has to be wet-sanded and
painted.

What has everyone done?

Dennis


- --- Bill Hale wrote:
> What's the scoop on this POR-15 paint/coating.
===
Zeener96 yahoo.com
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:33:10 EDT
From: Taer2 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - POR-15...any good?

I also used POR-15 for an interior door coating. Just poured it in and spun
the door around (with all the glass and mechanisms removed) until I got a
good coating on all the surfaces. Also am running a test coating on a small
motor too see if it really holds up to heat. They say it will. The one
thing I've noticed about this product is that if you mask an area and paint
up too it, the edge that results needs to be protected. I painted this small
motor and noticed that if I got under the "edge" of the masked areas, I could
peel the rust converted coating back and away. But if your spraying, this
can be avoided by shifting your mask lines.

my 2 cents
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 20:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 F100 heater questions

While chasing down the reason for almost no air volume
flow out of my heater, I noticed the blower motor has
only two wires. My manual (for a 1956) shows the
blower motor to have 3 wires. I also noticed that my
blower motor spins clockwise. Isn't it supposed to
rotate counter-clockwise? Anybody know for sure?

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
289 Pinto waiting patiently

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