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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, August 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 240



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Re: FTE Pre61 - Pinion angle
[none]
FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing
FTE Pre61 - Re:
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing
FTE Pre61 - beds

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 08:36:05 -0600
From: "Steve Hansen"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pinion angle

>>From: Dan Wentz
>>Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pinion angle

>I need to set the pinion angle on my 50 F-1. Just what is the overall
>objective to this and what would a perfect pinion angle be?

>>The goal is to have equal but opposite angles between the transmission and
>>rear end. For instance if your transmission tailshaft points down 7

Thanks Dan, I saw the article on the classic truck shop, but it left me a
bit confused. This page you referenced puts it all into perspective

Steve
92 F-250
50 F-1


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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 08:56:06 -0600
From: "Kitchen, Ken"
Subject: [none]

Roger F.

I have tried to reply to your request direct back to your address but it
keeps kicking back at me. Hopefully this will reach you. Please send me your
address again.

I have a friend who wants to put a Volare under his 46 Chevy Coupe. He has
looked at my chassis and taken measurements but he would also like to see
past articles about this installation. I am currently looking through back
issues and when I have a list together I will send it on to you.
I have to admit though that I cheated and bought a rolling chassis. I have
neither the skills, tools or patience to make this kind of change. And the
rolling chassis complete cost me less than farming out the work locally
would have. It also gives me a jump start on getting this project done in a
reasonable amount of time. I bought it through Bob's F100's Took longer to
get it than promised but they did a great job.
Next task is to get the engine and transmission ready to go. I bought a 90
5.8L (351W) fuel injected engine and a C6 transmission. I started tearing
down the engine this weekend. The thing was covered in oil and muck. Once I
got the plenum off it was easy to see why. The bolts on the right side valve
cover were only finger-tight. These of course are the most difficult bolts
to get to, almost impossible, unless you pull the plenum.
Good luck on your project and keep in touch.
Ken Kitchen

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From: Roger F. [SMTP:rogerfdon'tspamme netins.net]
Sent: Friday, August 20, 1999 7:39 PM
To: Ken.Kitchen lmco.com
Subject: Ford Truck

I picked your address off the Ford Truck list. I have a 51 F-1 with
the
stock front end under it. That needs to be changed before I kill
myself. I noticed you had a Volare under your truck. I need to
find an
old magazine article or something that gives at least the high
points of
the conversion. Do you know where I can find such an animal?
Thanks for any help.
Roger Fletcher
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:52:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing

> >of August? Also is anybody on the list into
> customizing their trucks? Not
> >just stock stuff?????????

I won't be attending the run but here is my list of
mods to the 55', not a stocker.

Have a 3" dropped axle rebuilt and waiting to drop in.
85 5.0 cougar motor, 30,000 miles
5" tall chrome air cleaner
Holley 600 vac secondary
Edelbrock Performer intake, bead blasted
Chrome valve covers
Stock heads
Duraspark II ignition with 8mm wires
512" lift cam going in soon
Shortie headers
Dual exhaust w/crossover
Walker dynomax mufflers with tailpipes cut off for
audio pleasure.
Cheapest new chrome rims and tires I could find
9" rear end w/ 3.70 gears out of a 57' truck
Thickwall driveshaft and a rebuilt C4

It scoots down the track. Runs a couple of ticks
quicker than a 99 F150 V8 and sounds wonderful.
__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:53:49 -0700
From: "shawn"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing

> Have a 3" dropped axle rebuilt and waiting to drop in.

Where do you find these 3" dropped axles? i wish to lower my 54
approx 3 - 4"s as well front and rear but do not really wish to go the
clip route. and how are you lowering the back end. i wish to keep the stock
spring suspension but "somehow" want get her lower to the ground.

Also someone installed a very ugly set of bucket seats wish i will be
removing
and would like to find a plain jane bench seat that will fit in nicely.
Anyone know of
of nice fitting plain bench that will fit a 54 f100 with slide rail
adjustments for leg room.
that may be bolted in without major modifications.

Thankyou for your help.


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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 18:22:46 -0400
From: "sam fugate"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:

Roger,
I think you may have sent this e-mail to me by mistake, Although I do have a
51 F1. I am not installing a D_ _ _ e/P_ _ _ _ _ _h front though. I am smack
in the middle of a Mustang II application, with a cross member and tubular
struts that I bought from The Rod Shop in St.. Louis, MO. IT seems like
everything is going to go together Okay!

I think I remember reading about the V_ _ _ _e clip swap In one of my old
issues of Custom Classic Trucks. If I find it I'll let you know which issue.
Good Luck on your Project!

Sam I Am
1951 F1 255 Merc. .030 over...3 deuces...Shaved Edelbrock
heads.....Edlebrock Intake..... C4 AOD.... I'm in heaven !!!
- -----Original Message-----
From: Kitchen, Ken
To: 'pre61-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Monday, August 23, 1999 10:55 AM


Roger F.

I have tried to reply to your request direct back to your address but it
keeps kicking back at me. Hopefully this will reach you. Please send me your
address again.

I have a friend who wants to put a Volare under his 46 Chevy Coupe. He has
looked at my chassis and taken measurements but he would also like to see
past articles about this installation. I am currently looking through back
issues and when I have a list together I will send it on to you.
I have to admit though that I cheated and bought a rolling chassis. I have
neither the skills, tools or patience to make this kind of change. And the
rolling chassis complete cost me less than farming out the work locally
would have. It also gives me a jump start on getting this project done in a
reasonable amount of time. I bought it through Bob's F100's Took longer to
get it than promised but they did a great job.
Next task is to get the engine and transmission ready to go. I bought a 90
5.8L (351W) fuel injected engine and a C6 transmission. I started tearing
down the engine this weekend. The thing was covered in oil and muck. Once I
got the plenum off it was easy to see why. The bolts on the right side valve
cover were only finger-tight. These of course are the most difficult bolts
to get to, almost impossible, unless you pull the plenum.
Good luck on your project and keep in touch.
Ken Kitchen

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From: Roger F. [SMTP:rogerfdon'tspamme netins.net]
Sent: Friday, August 20, 1999 7:39 PM
To: Ken.Kitchen lmco.com
Subject: Ford Truck

I picked your address off the Ford Truck list. I have a 51 F-1 with
the
stock front end under it. That needs to be changed before I kill
myself. I noticed you had a Volare under your truck. I need to
find an
old magazine article or something that gives at least the high
points of
the conversion. Do you know where I can find such an animal?
Thanks for any help.
Roger Fletcher
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 17:24:02 MST
From: "Jeff Thomas"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing

As far as lowering your truck, I've got reversed-eye mono-leafs on the front
of mine (stock axle) and standard-eye mono's on the rear. Ride is good,
front bumper (with 600+ lb 390) is about 8 1/2 inches from the ground. Speed
bumps and parking curbs are no problem. I would recommend these springs.
Mine came from SoCal.


>From: "shawn"
>Reply-To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>To:
>Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: customizing
>Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:53:49 -0700
>
>
> > Have a 3" dropped axle rebuilt and waiting to drop in.
>
>Where do you find these 3" dropped axles? i wish to lower my 54
>approx 3 - 4"s as well front and rear but do not really wish to go the
>clip route. and how are you lowering the back end. i wish to keep the stock
>spring suspension but "somehow" want get her lower to the ground.
>
>Also someone installed a very ugly set of bucket seats wish i will be
>removing
>and would like to find a plain jane bench seat that will fit in nicely.
>Anyone know of
>of nice fitting plain bench that will fit a 54 f100 with slide rail
>adjustments for leg room.
>that may be bolted in without major modifications.
>
>Thankyou for your help.
>
>
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 23:17:10 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - beds

Fellow FTE'ers:
Here is a warning to anyone who is building their truck. For the 3
years I researched '53-56 pickups and after all the books I've looked at
and catalogs I get and great info from you guys I discovered something
the hard way. Beds from '53-'72 are identical and fenders are identical,
however there is a difference!
My running boards didn't look quite right on my completed
truck; the body man had a hard time getting them on. Now I know why. As
I was at a friend's house checking out his '56 project and he was
admiring my truck I figured out the problem. I thought the rear fenders
sat high. I got my tape measure and measured the distance from the top
of his '56 bed to the first fender bolt: 5". My bed, which I got off a
'71 F-100, measured 3.5".
So the later beds have the fender bolt holes higher (1.5") than the
'53-56 so beware.
As I said to my friend, Live and Learn! Abe....


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