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pre61-list-digest Saturday, September 4 1999 Volume 03 : Number 252



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Highway driving
FTE Pre61 - truck shows
FTE Pre61 - 58 Hood Scoop
FTE Pre61 - steering play
FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
Re: FTE Pre61 - 8RT bolts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows - Fall Carlisle
Re: FTE Pre61 - '49 front fender needed desperately!

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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 10:11:53 EDT
From: GEMcC5150 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Highway driving

I have a stock 55 F100 236 I6 and a 3 speed on the tree. My little truck
gets up and goes down the road 65 to 75 with no problem. If I had a higher 4
gear it would do even better. I starting a change to a 460 big block with a
c6 tranny. Any advice?
Thanks
George

55 F 100
69 Cougar
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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 07:18:22 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - truck shows

Charlie,
Good Guys has a show in Charlotte at the speedway in October, not sure of
date.
Shades of the Past Rod Run in Pidgeon Forge is Sept 10 - 12, over 5,000
vvehicles, many vendors, but this is pre 1949 show. Not sure what year
you're looking for.
Turkey Run in Daytona at the speedway Nov. 25 - 28. 5,000 registered
vehicles, over 3,000 vendors in swap meet. (I never miss this one - great
show)
You might want to check with some of the major vendors see what their show
schedule is. Good luck.

John

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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 09:52:26 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 58 Hood Scoop

Can someone give me an idea what a good price for a '58 Super-Duty hood scoop
would be? I have a lead on one, and I'm going to make an offer. I don't want
to get taken, but I don't want to offend the guy either.

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

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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 08:21:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steering play

>>
steering. To me, I'd go over all the under frame
joints real good, and
make sure that everything is reasonable snug and
greased, then check
that the king pins are good. At that point I'd have to
ask myself real
hard, "Do I like the way it goes"? Next step depends
on the answer.
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My 55 does the same thing. I got GREATLY improved
steering by putting the truck up on stands and
spending two ENTIRE days going through every part of
the front and rear suspension. I didn't replace
anything, just lubed, tightened, and adjusted. I did
rebuild the wheel cylinders and bleed the brakes. I
also found that my truck only came to me with 2 or 3
zerk fittings. It sure was tough trying to get the
grease gun to shoot gooo into those empty holes!
Replaced everything that was missing and lubed every
single joint. Found out that the steering box was
loose and flopping around about 3/8" (nobody to blame
but myself as I put the 56 box in it), a couple of
U-bolts were marginally tight, I have one worn
kingpin..

It goes on and on. Anyway. After spending the entire
freaking weekend rolling around in the dirt. I took
off down the road and almost ran into the neighbors
house. Zero play in the steering, no wander except on
ruts (remember the bad king pin), and steering effort
was so much lighter, my fiance' could drive it (that
will NEVER happen).

It lasted 2 weeks...... So guess what I'm doing this
weekend?

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
289 Pinto waiting patiently
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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 13:53:19 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

I know you said Southeast area, but, FYI, the Fall Carlisle is coming up
I believe about October 1 to 4. It is a real big show and a lot of
"borderline SEast people from NC, etc. do attend it.

Regards, Paul
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:50:36 -0400
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 8RT bolts

Marilyn,
Thank you.
It's been so long since I started this project that I couldn't remember.
I'm on my way out the door to finish it up.
Might get it running tomorrow,Sat.
Bill
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From: Marilyn Boese
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, September 02, 1999 12:49 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 8RT bolts


>Bill,
>If you havent already figured it out, the bottom ten bolts on each side
>are the short ones. You should have 28 long and 20 short. The thread
>engagement will be similar on all of them.
>Red reds-headers.com
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:47:28 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows - Fall Carlisle

In a message dated 9/3/1999 2:03:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time, thegman cfw.com
writes:

> I know you said Southeast area, but, FYI, the Fall Carlisle is coming up
> I believe about October 1 to 4
Fall Carlisle is in fact that weekend, but the first day is Thursday, Sept
30. The public is allowed in Wednesday, setup day, and you can get some
choice pieces that day which would be gone the following days. The drawback
is that not everybody is set up, so to see it all you need to retrace your
steps the next day, and its darn hard to walk the whole place in one day.
I've gone up Wednesday-Thursday, and Thursday-Friday, and I'm undecided which
is the better pair of days. In the spring there was a guy there from
somewhere in the midwest with a LOT of sheetmetal, really nice unrusted
stuff, but he wasn't done setting up halfway through the first official day,
and was in no mood to talk or bargain. Wanted $200 for a rear '51-'52 bumper
which was a bit steep in my ever-so-humble opinion. Last year, before I knew
you could go up on setup day, I found a guy who had sold a complete '51 fresh
air heater, and a chrome grill, on setup day. I was pissed.
Anyway, its not a truck-only show, but Dennis Carpenter is always there
(or DC Reproductions, as he's now known), and a bunch of other suppliers. If
you know what you need and who you'd like to buy it from, they'll bring it
with them all wrapped up and save you shipping. Fairlane Fiberglass is
always there, usually with show specials on something or other, and you can
compare their quality with some other cheaper fiberglass vendors. You'll see
why they're cheaper.
I could go on and on, but I already have.
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:55:11 -0400
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '49 front fender needed desperately!

Brad,
I've got a '49 but can't remember the cond. of the fender.
I'll check it out in the next coup;e of days & get back to you.
I also have extra fenders(all) for a '52. Will they fit?
Bill
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From: Brad Evans
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, September 02, 1999 6:04 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '49 front fender needed desperately!


>Hello:
>I wish to buy a driver side front fender but no one seems to have one??
>Does anyone out there have a NOS (or good used condition) driver side
>front fender for sale? No rust thru please!!
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>Thanks,
>Brad Evans
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