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pre61-list-digest Saturday, September 18 1999 Volume 03 : Number 267

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: 460 V8 Swap
FTE Pre61 - Parts for Sale
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch
Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment
FTE Pre61 - david 56 longbed



Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 12:24:17 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 460 V8 Swap

In a message dated 99-09-15 05:38:59 EDT, you write:

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 18:59:05 EDT
From: GEMcC5150
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
Let me know your thoughts on this change? I been reading this list for
6 months and I want it input.

55 F100
68 Cou >>

I am considering the same engine swap into a '54. Like to hear thoughs from
everyone problems facing. I know motor/trans mount changes, drive shaft,
etc. I was wondering how much room needed...
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 11:23:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Parts for Sale

I've gone to a MII suspension w/rack and pinion
steering on my '53 F100. I have some items for sale.

A 1" Vented Rotor Disc Brake kit(brackets, hubs,
rotors,calipers, pads, bearings etc) from Magnum Axle
for Ford spindle. Good condition, used one year, will
have rotors resurfaced and checked. The hub has a 5 X
4.5" stud pattern (Ford). Price $300.00 plus shipping!

A steering column w/turn signals and steering box
w/pitman and ('56 Sedan?) dished steering wheel with
Thunderbird Logo. Reasonable condition. Make offer!

Any of the original wheels, brakes, suspension,
springs, axle etc. Usable condition. Make offer!

Dan Lee
'53 F100

Do You Yahoo!?
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 18:12:10 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stuck clutch

In a message dated 9/12/1999 9:33:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, JQUOVA

> A month or so ago someone suggested (I think it was 47Fred) that the
> 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
> couple of months and the clutch is stuck. Any ideas on freeing it?
> KenH
Jack it up with an old bumper jack (rear). Start it in first gear. Push
the clutch in. Rev it up a LITTLE bit. Have someone kick the jack over.
Don't do this right in front of the closed garage door.
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:39:47 -0500
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment

Dan, check the 56 Ford Shop Manual pages 244 and 245. It contains a
detailed step by step procedure for Steering Gear Adjustment. If you can't
find a Manual, let me know and I will copy the pages and send to you. Good
luck, I just finished a complete rebuild of the gear box, steering linkage,
spindles, bearings, spring bushings, etc. Hope this helps, Byron
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From: MilFam3
To: pre61-list
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 11:17 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment

>surely some one out there can explain how to adjust the steering box on a
>f-100 ?! many requests but no replys yet. how many out there just rebuild
>stock front end and leave it be? no comment on fuel tanks though !!!!
>help! 56 and lovin it
>! Dan
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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 01:57:06 EDT
From: MilFam3
Subject: FTE Pre61 - david 56 longbed

whew, what an answer! soooooo since you live in oregon maybe i could come
over some weekend and i could have you adjust my box while i like over your
shoulder ??
maybe i'd through in a couple a beers? if not maybe my steering isn't so
loose after all! thanks for such a complete answer i never realized it was
so complex.and for shows in oregon maybe we'll have to start our own. thanks
also to all who responed.
still 56 and lovin it! DAN
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