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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, August 11 1999 Volume 03 : Number 227



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Internet Sites
FTE Pre61 - Lead Substitute
FTE Pre61 - Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150 Pickup Truck
FTE Pre61 - Ford Maverick Rear End
FTE Pre61 - Tires
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE:
FTE Pre61 - Flathead back at work
RE: FTE Pre61 - Internet Sites
FTE Pre61 - 6volt to 12 volt
FTE Pre61 - The Thrill Of Progress !!!
FTE Pre61 - Gloveboxes plus
Re: FTE Pre61 - Lead Substitute
FTE Pre61 - granada rotors
Re: FTE Pre61 - Ford Maverick Rear End
Re: FTE Pre61 - granada rotors

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 08:36:35 -0400
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Internet Sites

Lost my Internet "favorites" due to a hard disk failure. I'd appreciate =
fellow FTE'ers sending me the URLs of the (automotive) sites you've =
found useful, informative, or just plain neat. You may provide thru the =
FTE or direct email. There's no need to send the sites that Ken's =
already linked to FTE; or the site that I've pulled out of Hemmings and =
Old Car Trader. I've already rebuilt those sites. (Yes Ken, I've =
learned my lesson and have already made a backup.)=20

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 08:56:00 EDT
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lead Substitute

Anybody out there using lead substitute additive in their flathead V8?? Have
a '52 F-1 that has 53,000 miles on it and engine seems to be running better
the more I drive it. Have been using the lead substitute since I got it in
March so don't know if it is any different with or without. Whadda think,
guys???? Bruno
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:07:28 -0400
From: kpayne ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150 Pickup Truck

For those that aren't aware of this, Ford Truck Enthusiasts has
press privileges and access to Ford Motor Company's press agent
site. We update this news section of the web site regularly
with Ford press releases.

Normally, we don't announce any press releases on the lists but
today we have one that might be of interest to many of you:

Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150
Pickup Truck

If you go to the main web site page:

http://www.ford-trucks.com

...you'll find the link to the news section on the right hand
side of the screen under a newspaper pic.

Later,
Ken
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:57:53 EDT
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford Maverick Rear End

Well, we've been so busy, I haven't been able to get any more info on bolting
a 70's Maverick rear end to my 53 Effie. Thought I would try the list one
more time to see if anyone has ever heard or tried the combo. I have been
told that it will bolt right in and even the spring pads match up. The only
draw back being the strength of the axle itself is not up to the 9. The
positive being they are a dime a dozen as opposed to the 9's. Help?
Mel
1953 F100
1934 5w
1934 Roadster
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:22:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: (John Hoke)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tires

I've seen several trucks with smaller tires on the front of the truck than
on the rear. Mine has this arrangement, and I was wondering if the smaller
tires make steering easier. I like the bigger tires and need to replace
the front tires on my truck but before I do this I am curious as to whether
it will make it more difficult to steer at low speeds or if this
arrangement is just for show. Thanks

John '53 F-250


John Hoke
University of Illinois
1206 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
hoke students.cso.uiuc.edu
(217) 333-2328


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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:41:51 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE:

Good 'Ol Ford Motor Co. still has these tailgates. NOS

Fred

"Miguel....." wrote:

> You can get a new tail gate from Macs...
>
> Miguel
>
> > I am looking for a good right front fender and tail gate for my 54' F100.
> >Does anyone have any leads on one?
> >
> >John Tillman (jt)
> >Test engineer, Catalytica Combustion Systems
> >(650) 940-6216
> >
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:18:11 -0400
From: "Miguel....."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead back at work

I just wanted to try (and practice) if anyone would understand, but some
people canīt wait to complain, Itīs just a message!!!
It is great to hear a Flathead coming back to life, and more after that long
time finding one, cleaning it, doing the wiring, etc, etc...
After some time setting things up, we put a battery and started the ī53
flatty yesterday. It just couldnīt run better. We got it to about 1800 RPM
for about 1 1/2 minutes in an engine stand I just made, with no mufflers.
The sound was great. Thatīs what got me into this hobby. We let it cool and
started it back again till it ran out of gas. You had to see the face my dad
made after all that long time since he worked and started a Flathead. We had
the stock gauges from my ī51 connected to the engine, they all worked
(except the fuel gauge), but I wanted to ask you how much yours read, just
to compare. We did have one problem, the same some of you had, the battery
cables we used where too long and it wouldnīt turn, so we got shorter cables
and now it turns as it should. The fuel pump appears to be letting gas into
the crankcase, where can I get a rebuild kit from?
Not bad for an engine sitting in a barn for as long as only god knows.
It was just $250.

Miguel

F-1 951
32 Highboy



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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:23:37 -0400
From: "Miguel....."
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Internet Sites

I know how it feels when you loose the hard Drive.
I made a web page with some links related to our hobby, it is:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/f1/relasites/relasites.htm

Hope it helps
Miguel

- -----Mensaje original-----
De: Ray or Fran Bell
Para: 'Ford Trucks'
Fecha: martes 10 de agosto de 1999 8:41
Asunto: FTE Pre61 - Internet Sites


>Lost my Internet "favorites" due to a hard disk failure. I'd appreciate
fellow FTE'ers sending me the URLs of the (automotive) sites you've found
useful, informative, or just plain neat. You may provide thru the FTE or
direct email. There's no need to send the sites that Ken's already linked
to FTE; or the site that I've pulled out of Hemmings and Old Car Trader.
I've already rebuilt those sites. (Yes Ken, I've learned my lesson and have
already made a backup.)
>

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:37:50 -0700
From: "R. R. Gehres"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 6volt to 12 volt

Ok.... I have heard that someone out there has a nifty diagram for
doing the ole 6 volt to 12 volt conversion. I am doing this to three 48
to 52 trucks I have, and simply want to not waste time making mistakes.
Help would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 13:59:16 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - The Thrill Of Progress !!!

To all who are happy to hear about another 58 getting closer to the road:

Closer to the end ! This past weekend we transported my completely
rebuilt/repowered 390 from my uncle's basement to my dad's garage in preparation
of putting it in/on my frame. In addition to the motor (bored an extra 0.060"
of stock), my C6 is nearly completely ready as well (B&M kit).

We also decided to go for the "low-buck" bedwood kit (courtesy of Mother Nature,
and another uncle), opting to remove a few of the tamarack trees from the swamp
on my uncle's property. The first log came out okay (32'+ in length, I paced
off 4-8' spans), but the second tree (60' or better, 24" base) gave us some
trouble and cost my uncle's '78 F150 4x4 (351) a transfer case. (I turned to my
uncle and started singing, 'I fought the log, and the log won' - hey at least we
can laugh about it...) That tree decided it was staying where it was for the
time being. Fear not, gentle readers, we have reinforcements - a '74 F250 4x4
(429, and 36" mudders), lots of chains, and another '78 F150 4x4 (300-S6 with
38" mudders). We lost the battle, but we'll win the war !!!

Sandblasting and primering should be started by the end of the month.
Re-assembly will hopefully occur without too much hassle in September. Wish us
luck - we need it.

Brian Nyman
Allina Health Systems Provider Support
bnyman allina.com
612-775-1537

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 14:28:48 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gloveboxes plus

I caught your comments about the CA trucks - 57 & 58 still on the road.

Recently I was in Colorado Springs when a bright orange truck caught my eye. I
drove by and checked it out. Imagine my surprise when I found a 1960 F350
Dualie Tow-Truck for sale. I stopped back a little later to ask about it. The
guy bought it ten years ago, fixed it up enough to put it on the road and has
been using it around town ever since (for its intended us, towing cars). He had
a rebuilt 360 put under the hood about a year ago, and all the electronics &
winches (5/8" cables) and everything still works.

The guy (60-70 yrs old) recently suffered a heart attack and has been asked by
his family to get rid of it, because people take advantage of his good nature
and good truck.

I have some pictures of it if anyone's interested. He was asking $3500 for it.
I have an uncle in the "salvage" business, and he said that for a working tow
truck, that's VERY reasonable, considering everything: vintage, equipment,
engine.

I have no affiliation with this man, other than the one meeting I had two months
ago. I apologize if anyone feels this is an inappropriate use of this list.

Brian Nyman
Allina Health Systems Provider Support
bnyman allina.com
612-775-1537

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 18:28:16 -0400
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lead Substitute

I also have a 52 F1 which I recently restored-- I use lead additive all the
time, never tried it without additive-- it seems to work fine.

Joebob
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From:
To:
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 8:56 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lead Substitute


> Anybody out there using lead substitute additive in their flathead V8??
Have
> a '52 F-1 that has 53,000 miles on it and engine seems to be running
better
> the more I drive it. Have been using the lead substitute since I got it
in
> March so don't know if it is any different with or without. Whadda think,
> guys???? Bruno
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>

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 19:25:01 -0400
From: "sam fugate"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - granada rotors

This may not be appropriate for the list, but it does pertain to my 51 F1,
and it may have been asked recently though I can't find it in my post
history.

Does any one know If the disk brake rotors from Ford Granada's will fit on
74-78 Mustang II or 74-80 mercury bobcat spindles?
I appreciate all responses.

Thanks
Sam Fugate
SAM I AM


What started out to be a summer time project has turned into a full scale
restofication,!!

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 18:56:09 MST
From: "Jeff Thomas"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Ford Maverick Rear End

Unless you're sold on that Maverick rear, find a mid-sixties T-bird. The 9"
in my 56 came out of one. I did have to install new spring perches and shock
mounts, but the width is perfect (about 61").
Have fun!

Jeff Thomas 56 F100


>From: HDMel95 aol.com
>Reply-To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford Maverick Rear End
>Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:57:53 EDT
>
>Well, we've been so busy, I haven't been able to get any more info on
>bolting
>a 70's Maverick rear end to my 53 Effie. Thought I would try the list one
>more time to see if anyone has ever heard or tried the combo. I have been
>told that it will bolt right in and even the spring pads match up. The
>only
>draw back being the strength of the axle itself is not up to the 9. The
>positive being they are a dime a dozen as opposed to the 9's. Help?
>Mel
>1953 F100
>1934 5w
>1934 Roadster
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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 03:29:17 -0500
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