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pre61-list-digest Thursday, August 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 242



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness
Re: FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: fte pre61 door locks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness
FTE Pre61 - It runs!!
RE: FTE Pre61 - one more
Re: FTE Pre61 - It runs!!
FTE Pre61 - Wheels

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:14:41 -0400
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks

I've got big leaks .. as I can't always duck the rain showers, I will =
soon cut out the old rubber, pop the glass, and sweat in a new rubber =
seal and (maybe) new glass. I've read the recent FTE postings re: glass =
replacement. Most mention "silicone" sealer. There's about a dozen on =
the market; black, semi, composition, etc, etc. What's recommended? =
Anybody got a caution about something they used and would never do =
again?
RAY
Wet Floor F-1=20

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 09:36:46 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks

> > I've got big leaks .. Most mention "silicone" sealer. There's about a dozen on the market; black, semi, > composition, Anybody got a caution about something they used and would never do again?

I had a friend who has worked for a glass company for some 14 years
cut out a windshield from a Chevy Celebrity that I wanted to reuse. As
we were standing around, I told him the windshield had been installed by
a local Chevy dealer after a tree branch fell on the roof about 10 years
ago, He said the dealer didn't install windows, then looked at the
window bead on the car and said, the windshield had been installed by
Granite State Glass. I asked him how he knew, he said they were the only
local people that used silicone instead of urethane, and silicone, over
time, was acidic and and would cause the metal of the body to rust, sure
enough, the lip was rusted almost thru. Silicone does resist sunlight
better than urethane, but he recommended only urethane sealer under the
glass or rubber.

47Fred
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:51:28 -0500
From: "GHOSTRIDER"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness

Check with Obsolete Ford Parts, INC. in Oklahoma City.
(405) 631-3933
Their 1996 catalog lists them but doesn't say if original.

John
50 F-1
75 LTD


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Selby
To:
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 7:38 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness


> I'm about ready to put the cab back on my '50 F-1 and will soon need a
> wiring harness. The old one was already removed when I bought the truck,
so
> I'm starting from scratch. I want to do the following modifications:
> 12 volt conversion ( will have the generator rewired )
> addition of second tail lamp
> addition of turn signals front and rear
> I plan on using the original guages with a voltage reducer
> My question is, where is the best place to get the entire harness at a
good
> price? I would like to have an original style harness not a
> 1-size-fits-all.
>
> Thanks for everybody's help.
>
> Randy Selby
> 1950 F-1
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:09:57 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Windshield Leaks

Times and technology change, but the Ford manual says they used to use rubber cement, it probably only lasted 20 years or so... has anyone tried it?


Fred
hotrod56

47Fred wrote:

> > > I've got big leaks .. Most mention "silicone" sealer. There's about a dozen on the market; black, semi, > composition, Anybody got a caution about something they used and would never do again?
>
> he metal of the body to rust, sure
> enough, the lip was rusted almost thru. Silicone does resist sunlight
> better than urethane, but he recommended only urethane sealer under the
> glass or rubber.
>
> 47Fred
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:16:55 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness

Randy,

It's either original or it's not. If you plan (need) to modify it what
difference does it make. Bring your electrical system into the 90's. A new
harness comes with a fuse block, and all the modifications you plan on making.
I used the EZ wire harness. You can remove all the circuits you don't plan on
using. All the wires are clearly labeled every six or eight inches. the whole
thing costs around $195. And, it's EZ.

Fred



Randy Selby wrote:

> I'm about ready to put the cab back on my '50 F-1 and will soon need a
> wiring harness. The old one was already removed when I bought the truck, so
> I'm starting from scratch. I want to do the following modifications:
> 12 volt conversion ( will have the generator rewired )
> addition of second tail lamp
> addition of turn signals front and rear
> I plan on using the original guages with a voltage reducer
> My question is, where is the best place to get the entire harness at a good
> price? I would like to have an original style harness not a
> 1-size-fits-all.
>
> Thanks for everybody's help.
>
> Randy Selby
> 1950 F-1
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 11:57:12 EDT
From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness

Where did you get that EZ wiring harness?
Erik
60 F-100 Custom Cab
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 12:13:26 -0500
From: "Terry Jones"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: fte pre61 door locks

The reason for the lock being on the right only, is because back in the day
most parking spots were parralel parking so most people got out of the right
side door. Just something I pick up somewhere.

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 15:00:10 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness

that's the name of the company... you buy direct at 904-437-1077

FISHROT1 aol.com wrote:

> Where did you get that EZ wiring harness?
> Erik
> 60 F-100 Custom Cab
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 15:45:39 -0500
From: Roy Gilbertson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - It runs!!

Hello everyone!
Fired up my 48 flathead yesterday. Been sitting for 6 or 7 years. I must have
done all the right things because after making sure everything was in place and
lubed we fired it up. Took about 3 turns and off it went. Still have two
cylinders that are only firing some of the time but I'm hoping they will loosen
up. I had a grin from ear to ear when it fired off like that. My dad wasnt far
behind.
have a great day
Roy

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 17:51:25 -0400
From: "Miguel....."
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - one more

Thatīs really good, three flatheads came back to life in the last 2 weeks.
Keep running..

Miguel...
http://www.ford-trucks.com/f1/sounds.htm


>Hello everyone!
> Fired up my 48 flathead yesterday. Been sitting for 6 or 7 years. I
must have
>done all the right things because after making sure everything was in place
and
>lubed we fired it up. Took about 3 turns and off it went. Still have two
>cylinders that are only firing some of the time but I'm hoping they will
loosen
>up. I had a grin from ear to ear when it fired off like that. My dad
wasnt far
>behind.
>have a great day
>Roy
>
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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 19:36:14 -0500
From: "Steve Schnitz"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - It runs!!

Hi could you tell me what you did? i have a 48 flathead and they tell me i
have a cyc not firing. they did a compression check and said one cyc had no
comp. said i probally had a hole in piston. it keeps back firing and it blew
the dip sstick out and the oil cap off thanks for your help
- -----Original Message-----
From: Roy Gilbertson
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 3:48 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - It runs!!


>Hello everyone!
> Fired up my 48 flathead yesterday. Been sitting for 6 or 7 years. I
must have
>done all the right things because after making sure everything was in place
and
>lubed we fired it up. Took about 3 turns and off it went. Still have two
>cylinders that are only firing some of the time but I'm hoping they will
loosen
>up. I had a grin from ear to ear when it fired off like that. My dad
wasnt far
>behind.
>have a great day
>Roy
>
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>

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 17:37:20 -0700
From: buckshot netzone.com (Dee Strickland Johnson)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wheels

Who out there has any wheels that'll fit my 60 F350? These are the 6-hole,
7-1/4 b.c. in 16 inch. I have 3 alike and one similar that I could use
(non-duallys) with split lock rings. I have several I could trade or will
buy outright. I have a set of 6 duallys, two odd duallys, a 16.5 ,all with
lock rims, and a 17.5 tubeless. Would appreciate hearing from anyone one
these. I could take pictures if that would help. Also, anybody know how
the wheels were painted? Body color maybe?....


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