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pre61-list-digest Monday, September 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 269

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

FTE Pre61 - 460 Eng Swap
FTE Pre61 - Interior water leak
FTE Pre61 - Door locks
Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment
FTE Pre61 - Seat Question: Tying Springs Together
Re: FTE Pre61 - Interior water leak
FTE Pre61 - Location
FTE Pre61 - Manifold



Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 09:09:50 EDT
From: GEMcC5150
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 460 Eng Swap

The big block 460 is just over 720 lb. The best IFS is one set for that
weight. I have seen two truck in the past weeks that have used T bird and
Lincoln front clips. The truck sit about stock height and after market
lowering part are not available that I have found, yet. The horse power of
the big block is wonderful stock 460 1968 - 71 368 hp. You can still buy
donor cars, total car for under a $1000.00. I found a 69 Mark III full car
running for $300.00. Now I'm not sure but eng and trans for 300 is a buy is
Calif. I will also have the IFS and rear end a 9" . I may have to change my
truck to just thinking it's a Hot Rod Lincoln.

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 08:25:22 PDT
From: "John Harrison"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Interior water leak

Steve, You might want to check the seam sealer in rain gutter over doors &
windshield. If it is old and cracked water can get in the pinch weld between
roof & body. Also check cowl vent. Duct runs along firewall just under dash
inside cab down to vents in kick panels. Easiest way to see is to remove
glove box. If drain holes (inside wheel wells behind tires) are clogged with
leaves or other debris, cowl vent will rot through & leak down firewall, but
not along face of dash. Also look at wiper pivot seals. Best way to find
leak is to start at lowest point you suspect with a garden hose & slowly
work your way up until it starts to leak. If you start at the top it will
run down to the leak but you might not know where that is. Good luck.


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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 10:48:04 -0700
From: Ken Toop
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Door locks

I seem to remember being able to lock the cab doors from inside by pushing
the handles forward on 1950's and earlier trucks. This does nothing in my
'57 F-100. Did the '57 have this door-locking feature?

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 13:48:01 -0500
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - steering adjustment

The sector was fine, but the worm had a broken gear spline, replaced it from
Obsolete Ford, Nashville, GA 800-933-6731, $160. Got lucky on the sector.
Hope this helps, Byron
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From: JRFiero
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Date: Saturday, September 18, 1999 8:34 AM
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: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 13:33:56 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Seat Question: Tying Springs Together

I wrote a couple weeks ago about recovering my seat. Somebody mentioned
that while I was at it I should tie the springs together to spread the
weight out better. Could I get some details on this please? What is
durable enough to tie them together and last? Would hog rings be good?



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

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:22:05 -0700
From: "Stephen R Brown"
Subject: Re: 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
>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?

Had this same problem with a previously owned '66. Turned out to be leaking
in around the wiper arm stud gasket where the wiper arm shaft goes through
the body to the mechanism below the dash. Check to make sure the collar is
tight and that it seals against the body. Hope this helps.

Steve Brown
'49 F1

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 18:58:17 -0400
From: billjhs
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Location

Hello fellow FTE's
Is there anyone out there who lives in or near Corpus Christi, Texas??
If so, please email me off the list, I have a question to ask you about
a truck.

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:13:39 -0500
From: "Andy Montebello"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Manifold

Have a chance to purchase a dual intake manifold for a pre 48 Ford/Mercury.

Can I use this manifold on a 48-53 flathead. I know that the oil fill is
different and I am using an electric fuel pump.

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