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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, September 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 256



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Upholstery Advice?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Upholstery Advice?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
Re: FTE Pre61 - 12 volt conversion
Re: FTE Pre61 - 12 volt conversion

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Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:07:03 -0400
From: "Sheldon Rier"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Upholstery Advice?

Hi Dan

the best way to do it is to junk the matting & replace it with upholstery
foam
there are fabric stores, mattress places & upholstery suppliers that will
sell you the foam
in the size & density you want -can trim to fit with an Olfa knife or
serated bread knife

if you want it really nice use harder foam on the bottom with an inch of
softer foam on top - you can buy aerosols of foam adhesive from 3M &
Bostitch

it's a good idea when you've got it apart to tie the springs together as it
spreads the weight out better & reduces squeaks and rattles

Sheldon

The seat in my 50 is in sad sad shape. I've seen kits for sale for
covering the seats, and that's a job I think I can handle. However those
kits don't come with the foam/stuffing/whatever you call it. My stuffing
is so bad it falls out when I sit down, gets airborne at high speeds,
sticks to everything. Does anybody know about this stuff? Where can I get
it, what do I ask for, and how is this stuff to work with?
~Dan

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 16:41:19 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Upholstery Advice?

> The seat in my 50 is in sad sad shape. I've seen kits for sale for
> covering the seats, and that's a job I think I can handle. However those
> kits don't come with the foam/stuffing/whatever you call it.

LeBarron Bonnie will sell you a kit "guaranteed to be authentic and
contains all materials needed", in their words. Email is
"Lbb-hc Greennet.net Phone 800-221-5408. It's in Amesbury, Ma. I sent
them my address, they sent out samples of the truck seat fabrics, a
catalog and some good advice.
The Bonnie part of the business is for Fords, the "Hampton Coach" part
is for brand X.

47Fred
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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 17:05:49 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

> 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.


As was said earlier, it starts Sept. 30, with set up on Wed. the
29th, keep in mind also that Hershey, the biggest show in the whole darn
world is the next weekend, October 6 thru 9th, also with set up on Wed.
Anybody know how to spell "rain and mud"? It's spelled "Hershey 1998"
I still got a set of NOS '47 running boards, instrument panel, gauges
and wet shoes for sure.

47 Fred
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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 16:28:15 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 12 volt conversion

>I know this has been covered before, but I seem to have lost all the info I
>kept on the subject now that I'm ready to tackle the project. I have a
>1-wire alternator I want to use. How do I wire it in? Do I need an
>external regulator? Do I need to change the starter solenoid? I have a '50
>F-2 with the flathead V-8.

The 1 wire alternator no doubt has an internal regulator (I can't see any
other way for it to be 1 wire otherwise!), so don't worry about anything
external. To wire it all you need to do is run a fairly heavy wire (8ga)
to the battery terminal on the starter solonoid. You don't need to change
the solonoid. When I converted mine I kept the 6v solonoid and it worked
fine for over a year. However it is a pretty cheap part and you might want
to replace it just for piece of mind.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Expecting "completion" on or by 8/29/00.
1992 Mustang --The Clutch From HELL!

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 16:33:02 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 12 volt conversion

>I assume you are using a GM alternator as that's only kind I
>know of that's one-wire.

I'm using a regulator on my Ford alternator that effectively makes it a 1
wire. It bolts onto the alternator case and connects electrically like any
regulator would. Only 1 wire leaves the alternator though, so it's pretty
clean looking.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Expecting "completion" on or by 8/29/00.
1992 Mustang --The Clutch From HELL!

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