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pre61-list-digest Sunday, September 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 268

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

Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment
FTE Pre61 - Re: Beer & Steering Box Adjust
FTE Pre61 - old (40s-50s) Wrecker Boom info wanted
FTE Pre61 - Re: 460 V8 Swap
Re: FTE Pre61 - ford t-800
FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear fenders on Ebay
FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61- 223 Go-Fast Parts
FTE Pre61 - Front End Shimmy
FTE Pre61 - Interior water leak
FTE Pre61 - Dash To The Dells



Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 09:32:13 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment

In a message dated 9/17/1999 8:52:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
rosbrughb writes:

> I just finished a complete rebuild of the gear box, steering linkage,
> spindles, bearings, spring bushings, etc. Hope this helps, Byron
Byron -
Where did you get your worm and sector, and how much did they cost you,
if I may be so forward?
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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 09:52:27 EDT
From: HDMel95
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Beer & Steering Box Adjust

In a message dated 9/18/1999 2:37:35 AM, you wrote:

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 >>

Dan, I think you have finally gotten the answer. It's the BEER!! Knock off
the beer and the box will tighten up. I know I get loose after a couple of
beers. So when are you guys down in Oregon starting your Beer/Box show? Let
us know. That is something I don't want to miss.

53 f-100
34 Ford Roadster
34 5w
70 El Camino

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 07:33:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Vince Strazzabosco
Subject: FTE Pre61 - old (40s-50s) Wrecker Boom info wanted

Hi there,

I'm trying to find out more info on obtaining an old, 1940s or 1050s
ers wrecker boom setup, like a Holmes or something similar.

I'm just wondering if anybody has any knowledge of where I might be
able to find one or even just good info besides pictures. I'm in the
SF Bay Area.



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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 08:21:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 460 V8 Swap

I just installed a Mustang II IFS in my '53. My motor
was a 351C-4V, now its a 400, but I believe that the
460 is too heavy for a MII IFS. You will need a clip
from a donor that will support a 460.

Dan Lee
'53 F100

> 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
> 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 Cou >>
> George,
> 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...
> James

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 15:32:58 -0400
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ford t-800

To Upeele (cute), I checked my 56 shop manual on your engine
question. Three engines were available in V-8, ECY-W, and ECR
were 272's and ECS 302(big),and ECT 332. Some had 2 and 4
barrel carb's. I have a 56 COE that had a 272 in it. All the forward
parts of the big truck engines, water pumps, pulleys, hose outlets,
are all bigger than and different than pick-ups with same size
engine. I found early Y-block parts hard to find and no one cares
much for these engines I guess. Most people change to the 390
type block (352,360,390 etc.) for parts availability. All you need
is the front motor mount and newer bellhousing from these engiines
to change over. These were used till 64 in p-ups and way longer
in big trucks. I bought a U-haul truck (76) to get an engine for my
COE. It bolted right in. Radiator is still problem, mine was missing,
and big engine has BIG hose outlets. I have had other junk big
trucks with weird size engines and had no luck selling any parts,
usually scrapping them.
Also, that IS a very big truck, license is high, if you don't have a
use for it I'ld suggest an F-500 or 600 for a "play truck".
"G" glperry
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From: Upeele
To: pre61-list
Date: Thursday, September 16, 1999 12:56 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ford t-800

>i am looking at a 1956 ford t-800 tandem dump truck that seems to be in
>pretty good condition. it needs a water pump though, i'm not sure what gas
>engine it may have or if parts are even available for this old truck, does
>anyone know if & where parts would be available and what engine might be in
>that truck. owner put new rubber on the truck & wants $3000.00-$3500.00
>sounds high to me but really don't know.
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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 21:21:20 -0500
From: "Robert Jones"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear fenders on Ebay

For anyone interested, there are a pair of rear fenders for a '51-2 on the
Ebay site. They are going for about $390 but they look nice. I can't tell
if they're F-1 or F-2-3s. The add says they are take offs and have been in
storage since the fifties. Take a look.

Bob Jones
'49 F-2

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 20:27:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Gutierrez
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61- 223 Go-Fast Parts

> FTE Pre61 - 223 speed parts

Hi Greg,

Also check out October 1999 issue of Petersen's Custom Classic
Trucks, it has a source and catalog directories. I hope this helps you
out. Take it easy, Doc

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 23:19:33 EDT
From: VegmanOCF
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Front End Shimmy

After lowering the front-end of my '52 F1 with reversed-eye mono-leaf
springs, my truck developed a violent (not to mention dangerous) front-end
shudder about 45 mph. The front tires and steering wheel shake so bad the
truck can barely be controlled. The caster, camber, and toe-in are all
within specifications. (caster: left +4, right +3.5:: camber: left 0, right
1/2:: toe -1/16"). I suspect the problem is associated with the angle of the
drag-link. At the stock front end height, the drag-link was approximately
level. Lowering the truck resulted in elevating one end of the drag-link at
least an inch or two. Has anyone had a similar experience? I'd sure
appreciate hearing from you. Phillip
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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 22:19:05 -0700
From: "Tammy Johnson"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Interior water leak

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to finding a water leak into
the interior of my 59 F250. After washing the truck or a rain shower, the
carpet is wet up near the firewall on the passenger side. Since I noticed a
split in the lower passenger side of the windshied gasket, I suspected that
this was the culprit; however I recently noticed after washing the truck,
some water dripping down the face of the dash below one of the knobs. My
question is this: Are there any other potential leak areas in the firewall
that I should check first before laying out the cash to replace the
windsheild gasket?

Thanks for any advise you could offer.

Steve Johnson

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 22:44:07 -0500
From: Mike Morton
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Dash To The Dells

For anyone from the Badgerland F100 club I just want to say thanks for a
great show. The trucks and the weather were great. Lots of folks to talk to
and lots of ideas churning in the old head now. If anyone gets a chance to
go to this show it is definitely worth going to.
Thanks again,
Mike Morton....

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