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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, September 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 264



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks
FTE Pre61 - AM FM Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - Transmission weight
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks
FTE Pre61 - Please help - '58 F100
FTE Pre61 - Road test
FTE Pre61 - Hotels!
FTE Pre61 - Still more Gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: FTE Pre61 - Round Face Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows
FTE Pre61 - Re: 12-volt conversion - HELP!!!
FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61 Re: Tranny weight
Re: FTE Pre61 - Road test

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 07:43:59 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

A question about the mustang and Izuzuzuzzu tanks. Hard to say isn't it!
What about the frame cross member. Does' that have to be moved? I hate to
trash my nice new aluminum fuel cell, but I would really rather have the
tank under the bed on my 55.

Also, on the ford,chevy, etc.. issue. I put a ford in my Ford because I
think it's right. If I built a Chevy I would put a Chevy in it. Plus, out
here in Calif. there are so many chevy's in roadsters, etc.. that people are
thrilled to see a Ford in a Ford.

Dennis
55F100 429 Ford I don't know what it can beat, but it's fast enough to scare
me! And that's what's fun!

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> mid 60's Mustang tanks fit between the frame rails...filler is on top so
> you'll have to cut bed wood and add filler neck...i.e. cool-cap etc...
> but it's an easy fit also much cheaper than aftermarket SS tanks... I
> paid around 75.00 for my mustang unit
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> john
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 10:16:03 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - AM FM Radio

Steve,
Try Normans' Classic Auto Radio. 813 546-1788. His business card says:
"Repairs & Restorations, AM to FM conversions". He's located in Pinellas
Park, Fl.

John

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 13:41:22 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Transmission weight

Terry Jones wrote:
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> Can someone tell me the purpose of the weight on the end of a Ford
> transmission.

This one ought to generate some interesting answers. I suspect as a
vibration damper. Similar weights are used by Ford on some Mustang rear
axles on Crown vic. exhaust pipe hangers, and no doubt in other areas.

47 Fred
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 14:14:26 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

Dennis,
Yes the rearmost cross member has to be moved back about six inches to give you
the necessary room. If I recall it's four rivets to punch out and four grade 8
bolts go back in. Maybe you could mount the new fuel cell down there?
Fred
hotrod56


Dennis M" wrote:

> A question about the mustang and Izuzuzuzzu tanks. Hard to say isn't it!
> What about the frame cross member. Does' that have to be moved? I hate to
> trash my nice new aluminum fuel cell, but I would really rather have the
> tank under the bed on my 55.
>

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:55:37 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Please help - '58 F100

Can anyone help me ? I am in need of 1958 Ford side hood emblems. I have
checked with Sacramento Vintage, Obsolete Ford, Dan Carpenter, Bob's
F-Fun-Hundreds, etc ... I have the "arrow"/"rocket" portion of them, although
mine are a little pitted, but I do not have the F100 piece. This is one of the
LAST of the parts I have been searching for, and I'd truly appreciate any help.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 18:59:05 EDT
From: GEMcC5150 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Road test

I took my 55 F 100 on a 250 mile So Cal Freeway trip over the weekend. I
currently have a 223 I6 and a three speed on the tree, thinking of changing
to 460 v8 with a C6. Will also change front clip to IFS and the rear end ti
a 9" ford. The truck ran well 65 - 70 with no problems. Now to the Question
Let me know your thoughts on this change? I been reading this list for about
6 months and I want it input.

thanks
George
55 F100
68 Cougar
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 19:40:39 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hotels!

In a message dated 9/14/99 9:33:38 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:


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). >>

Anybody remember 3 Mile Island? perhaps that's why nobody stays there!

Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 19:53:09 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Still more Gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

In a message dated 9/14/99 9:33:38 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:


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.
>>

Well, now we have digressed. Who would think of putting a cheby tank
anywhere, much less a radidio. Everybody knows it goes in the ashtray.
Personally I think the Komatzu (they're made in Hiroshima I think) tanks have
more boom for the buck! Next we can an Opel AC compressor on the radio and
the Boze (remember to wave) speakers and pick up Tokyo Rose (just remember to
hook it up to the 240v outlet). After getting the Gremlin out of the ... this
is beginning to sound like a Johnny Cash song!!!!

Glenn in TN ...how far can it go!
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 22:19:40 EDT
From: WBATTE aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Round Face Radio

Hello Steve.....noticed your posting and although I can not help with your
inquiry, I do have an important question and hope you can assist me. Also
have a round radio for my "56 and before I go and drill holes in the dash,
need to know where the two top screw holes that hold the radio in place
go......it appears they come straight thru the dash.....is this true.....does
it look UGLY.......Thanks for helping me out....before I drill the wholes
bill batte
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 22:37:03 EDT
From: RVoice2723 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Big Shows

Thanks to all who responded to my questions about the Hershey and Carlisle
shows. You have been a big help. Hope to bring back a ton of parts for the
old 53 F100. Good body but she is all wore out. Back to original of course.
Well, almost.
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 20:20:54 -0700
From: "Roy Maul"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 12-volt conversion - HELP!!!

I just want to thank everyone who responded to my call for help with my
12-volt conversion problems. You were all extremely helpful and right on.
The problem with no spark was that I needed to reverse the wires on the
coil. The problem with the starter button appears to be that it is somehow
grounded diffferent than the solenoid. I don't have a solution to that
problem yet. However, when I use the remote starter button, it starts right
up.

Thank you, all!
Roy
1950 F-2


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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 21:21:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Gutierrez
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61 Re: Tranny weight

Hi Terry,
On the newer vehicles, it has something to do with vibration control. I
remember reading about it but old age is starting to set in. Sorry I
could not be of more help.


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Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 00:30:33 EDT
From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Road test

Keep it stock!!!!!!!!!
Erik....


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