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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, September 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 263



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list. Gas Tanks!!!!!!!!!
Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch
Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
FTE Pre61 - Replace Rear End
FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch
FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
FTE Pre61 - Headers
Re: FTE Pre61 - Headers
FTE Pre61 - (no subject)
FTE Pre61 - Round Face Radio
FTE Pre61 - Shows and Parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FTE Pre61 - Re: Gas tank
FTE Pre61 - Re: 6 volt radio
FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment
FTE Pre61 - Transmission weight

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:05:38 EDT
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list. Gas Tanks!!!!!!!!!

In a message dated 9/13/1999 2:59:29 AM, you wrote:


>done this before and I need some advice. How many gallon tank should I use?
>Is a FORD radio better than a gm radio for this use?>>

When I last tried this conversion, the main impact I seem to recall is: My
"BOOM" box was much more intense than usual. I don't recall much after that
moment but it was real cool. Huh? I can't hear you. I have to go, the
nurse is here.

Mel
53 f100
34 Ford Roadster
34 5w
70 El Camino

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:14:03 -0400
From: "Bill Hale"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

A lot of the same vendors will be at both shows since they kinda run
together. You get your better(not always) buys at the Hershey show because
it is the last large swap before the winter season and vendors would rather
sell than take it home. As far as the best show for old truck parts, take
your pick. I've been to both and there is more than enough truck parts to go
around. I'm partial to Carlisle but I don't know why! As for hotels, I live
about 100 miles away and drive to the show. I'll take your word on the
availability of hotels since I'm not looking for one, BUT, I would think
that something should be available in the Harrisburg area(Mainly the eastern
end). There are a ton of Hotels/motels around the I81, I283, I83 areas. A
lot of Hotel Chains. You might also check the Gettyburg area. You might
still have to drive 30 or so miles though. Anyway good luck and have a
blast! Oh, and bring your little red wagon to tote your purchases around.
Bill

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:34:14 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch

JQUOVA aol.com wrote:
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> A month or so ago someone suggested (I think it was 47Fred) that the clutch
> pedal be depressed slightly with a rock if a truck was to be stored. Good
> idea in hindsight, but I have a '50F1 that was stored in a damp garage for a
> couple of months and the clutch is stuck. Any ideas on freeing it?
> KenH
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Actually, I suggested a stick rather than a rock, but you are
certainly between a rock and a hard place.
I had had some success by towing or pushing the vehicle with the clutch
depressed, the object being to "jerk" the disk free of the assembly,
without actually rolling the engine, with a series of starts/stops.
After this fails, the only way that I know of is to remove the pressure
plate bolts, and attempt to pry the thing free. I believe the '50 engine
has the removable bell housing with the stamped steel cover that would
allow you to do this. In extreme cases, the facing will rip off the disc
and you'll need to rebuild the whole works. A neighbor of mine did this
to a '80 6 cylinder, somehow blew the entire face off the clutch after
winter storage under a barn, on dirt.

47 Fred
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 10:05:59 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

RVoice2723 aol.com wrote:
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> What is the best show to attend for old truck parts, Carlisle or Hershey?
> Also will the show organizers let a person stay in the parking lot over
> night. It would appear that no Hotel rooms will be available for a 100 miles
> of the show. I need lots of parts for the old 53 f1


As was said earlier, many, if not all, vendors attend both, but
naturally sell on a first come first serve basis. At Hershey, they have
a parking/camping area right across the street from the show field,
about a 600 foot walk. In the Past I've stayed in the Comfort inn or
Quality Inn, in York, about 30 miles away. Last time I was at Carlisle,
they didn't allow overnights at the show field, but many of the
surrounding lots do. There is no admission charge at Hershey, only a
parking fee. Last year I think it was $6.00 or so to park in the stadium
parking lot, but no parking there on Saturday as it's FULL of classics.
Last year it was about $30 to park a motorhome overnight in the lot
across the street form the show.

47 Fred
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 07:24:56 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Replace Rear End

Mel
Sounds like the spider gears are shot in your rear. It's probably better to
go with a 9 inch - much easier to repair if it should ever need it. Once
you've installed it gears can always be changed just by removing 3rd member.
I'd stick with a truck rear ('57 thru '72) that way you keep your bolt
pattern the same front & rear. Maverick will have either a 4 bolt pattern or
5 x 4 1/2 pattern. Rear should run around $100.00 give or take, depending on
where you live, who you know, etc. Repairing old rear is going to run more
than that just for parts.

John

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 07:36:30 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch

Ken,
Try putting trans in 3rd gear, depress clutch pedal, HOLD FOOT ON BRAKE &
hit starter button, but dont't turn key on. If this doesn't work you could
try a 12 volt battery, will give starter much more torque, but be sure you
do NOT turn ign switch on or you'll fry some electrical parts. It's worked
for me in the past.

John

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 11:31:07 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

I would think Carlisle is better for parts, for 2 reasons: It is a week
before Hershey, and the Hershey show, while a big overlap with Carlisle,
favors antiques.

I assume many vendors, being a long way from home, would be attending
both shows; they are both big shows, plus only about 50 miles apart.

Regards, Paul Gayda
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 11:55:49 -0500
From: "Charlie Powell"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Headers

I have a 55 F-100 with a 302 engine and a Volare front end. I ordered a
set of Sanderson (FF2) headers and tried to install them, but they are
rubbing up against the side of the starter. I would be interested in
hearing from anyone who has put a set of headers ( Sanderson , Headman
or any other brand ) on there truck with the same engine and Volare
front end set up that I have.

Thanks,Charlie
cpowell american-trouser.com


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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 17:36:46 -0400
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Headers

Try Red's Hedders
Marilyn or Red are both top notch.
Bill Robinson
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From: Charlie Powell
To: pre61-list-digest
Date: Monday, September 13, 1999 2:22 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Headers


>I have a 55 F-100 with a 302 engine and a Volare front end. I ordered a
>set of Sanderson (FF2) headers and tried to install them, but they are
>rubbing up against the side of the starter. I would be interested in
>hearing from anyone who has put a set of headers ( Sanderson , Headman
>or any other brand ) on there truck with the same engine and Volare
>front end set up that I have.
>
>Thanks,Charlie
>cpowell american-trouser.com
>
>
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 14:47:25 -0700
From: Steve Bittman
Subject: FTE Pre61 - (no subject)

has anyone seen an AM/FM conversion for the md-50's round face radios
that Ford used? I have one in my '56 F-100, and would like modernize
it. It's either that or have it repaired. It's all there but doesn't
work. Thanks guys- Steve Bittman

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 14:48:56 -0700
From: Steve Bittman
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Round Face Radio

has anyone seen an AM/FM conversion for the md-50's round face radios
that Ford used? I have one in my '56 F-100, and would like modernize
it. It's either that or have it repaired. It's all there but doesn't
work. Thanks guys- Steve Bittman
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:44:31 EDT
From: BeanUh1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Shows and Parts

Hershey and Carisle. When are they? I have a 52 F-2 and need a few small
parts. I probably can not attend the shows (work and all and I have spent
all my wife's money already getting Da' Truck to the state that it is in.
She would throwing me AND the Da' Truck out !) Main thing I need is hubcaps.
If anyone goes to either of these shows, or anyothers, and sees hubcaps for
an F2 could you let me know that they exist? I would appreciate it.
Please e-mail me or call (COLLECT) 317-257-9159. I am ready to offer a
reward. Thanks!!!! Mike in Indy.
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:58:50 EDT
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys are hilarious.


Tom Nickolson
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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:00:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gas tank

Make sure that the 6 Volt positive ground GM gas tank
is Y2K compatible or next Jan 1st you may be listening
to 100 year old radio shows.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

> > Tom wrote: > >I am thinking of putting a Ch**y gas
tank in my 6 > Volt radio. I have never > >done this
before and I need some advice. How many > gallon tank
should I use? > >Is a FORD radio better than a gm
radio for this > use? > > If you have an old 6v
positive ground radio you may > have trouble > finding
a positive ground gas tank to fit it. > I got around
this problem on mine by to propane.
>You'll get much better reception in remote areas
on > propane also. > If you use a GM radio, >you'll
probably need some > weapons grade > plutonium to make
it work


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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 22:47:33 -0500
From: "Robert Jones"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 6 volt radio

I just bought a radio for my '49 from this guy at the Iola show here in
Wisconsin. He had a bunch of old reconditioned radios, I don't know if he
would have one for your truck but it's worth a try. His address is:

Craig Barr
Barr Auto Radio Repair
10078 Kendaville Rd.
Vestaburg, MI 48891
517-833-7030

Another place to look for old radios is at e-bay auctions on the net at
www.ebay.com . I've seen some radio for '54-'56s and older there.

Good luck'
Bob Jones
'49 F-2 stock


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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 00:28:45 EDT
From: MilFam3 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment

i know i asked this before but never got a response. can anyone tell me how
to adjust the stock steering box on a 56 f-100? i see a nut mounted on the
side but no screw slot. also i hear alot about great truck show but there
always many , many miles away. does any shows ever come to oregon? they
sound great but are always in far off states. thanks for any feed back. 56
and lovin it! DAN
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