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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, September 29 1999 Volume 03 : Number 279



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford
Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford
FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness
FTE Pre61 - Front Fender
FTE Pre61 - Power brakes
Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford KEEP EM CLEAN
FTE Pre61 - an inviation to write two
FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear end Ratios

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 02:23:19 -0700
From: "shawn"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford

Speaking of engines, i have decided to go with a small inline ford six
(newer) Anyone recommend a good
year to find that doesnt have all the polution stuff required (canada ) up
to 1978 and enough ummfff" to
push the 54 f100 along nicely.

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From: Morgwn
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Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 1:57 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F100/Chev


> Gents, forgive me for this sacrilege, but, has anyone here put a 350 Chev
> into a 53-56 F100 (and is game enough to own up?) I could use some advise
on
> transmission, cooling, and other bits and pieces.
>
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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 08:46:39 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford

shawn wrote:
>
> Speaking of engines, i have decided to go with a small inline ford six
> (newer) Anyone recommend a good
> year to find that doesnt have all the polution stuff required (canada ) up
> to 1978 and enough ummfff" to
> push the 54 f100 along nicely.
>

Why not go with a 300 cubic inch, plenty of nuts, fairly common,
bolts up to 302/351 bellhousings, so transmission is not a problem. Has
to be close in size to the '54 motor, maybe different mounts. I saw a
couple of these babies running in altered dragsters a week or so ago,
ran in the 8's at 175mph.
And by the way, what's wrong with pollution prevention? I think we
all ought to do as much as we can to keep the exhaust of our little toys
as clean as we can. When you see a F150 Lighting pickup run as fast as a
late '60's big block, get better millage and meet 1990's emissions
standards, I think someone's on the right track.

47Fred
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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 08:55:36 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Harness

JRFiero aol.com/FISHROT1 aol.com

>> Anyone know where I can find an OEM style wiring harness for a 1960 f-100. I
>> know that there are these after market style painless wiring kits and stuff,

>>
>> but I would like to stay with the original style harness.
>>
> Fishrot, eh? Is that what happens to the insulation on the original
>wiring?
> I bought all the original style wiring for my '51 from "Wiring Harnesses
>from Tyree Harris" at one of the Carlisles this year. Unfortunately for you,
>his business card says "Ford-Mercury Cars - Trucks 1909-1959. Just missed.
>>I'd give him a call anyway, 14271 Boondock Lane, Montpelier, VA (no, not VT)
>23192, 804-883-5200. Correct color, fabric coated, on and on. I have a
>spotlight, so he just reeled off about 6' of black and threw it in, along
>with some extra bullet connectors

If this guy IS familiar with Ford trucks up through 1959, it's likely to be the
same harness as the 58-59-60 as they all have 4-bulb headlights and relatively
basic electric setup.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 09:45:02 -0500
From: "Thomas Kurzawski"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Front Fender

I'm in need of the left and right fender for my 59 F100 4X4. The 2X may do
it too. I got two new fiberglass ones but there are not so good. In fact to
worth the money. I got them from a place in BC that sells parts for a
company in FL. I like two metal fenders with no or littel rust. Please
contact Thomas 800-811-9852 or send a E-mail.
Thank's

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 15:57:14 +0100
From: "Paul Young"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Power brakes

Better late than never;
I'm still reading mail from the beginning of the month, but incase anyone
out there is still wondering about power brakes;
I'm just about to order a power brake system from Mid50 F-100 Parts
(1-800-252-1956).
I have installed a 9" rear with 3.11 gears and drum brakes and found the
difference in the size of brake shoe made a big difference to my braking
ability. Also it was suggested I go from single to dual cylinder brakes.
This kit does both, and with an auto-fill reservoir option that mounts on
the firewall so there's no awkard bodily contortions whilst checking levels.
And, even better, they have a disc/disc, disc/drum, drum/drum option on the
kit to suit all configurations. They all sit around the $500 mark which is a
lot, but I drive it every day and the expense is worth the safety.
Sorry I'm behind,
Paul
'54 waiting for paint!

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 11:38:11 EDT
From: GILASAILR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F100/ford KEEP EM CLEAN

Right on Fred ! To the emissions situation AND to the 4.9L, if we dont keep
our act clean we will find our selves at odds with "the powers that be", and
goodness knows we do not want the sport to become any more expensive or
controlled.
Loading a 4.9L in a 47 panel any day now..
Gary O.
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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 21:06:00 EDT
From: MilFam3 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - an inviation to write two

i've been recieving quite a few respondses from my request to write about
your CLASSICS! interesting stories etc.. keep them coming they've been great!
i assure you there only for enjoyable reading only. who knows if i get enough
sent to me maybe i'll print copies and mail to anyone interested. there not
limited to just restoring truck but anything interesting you might want to
share about your trucks. so if your thinking about writing be my guest. if
your interestedin reading others stories then let me know. e-mai DAN at
milfam3 aol.com thanks
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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 23:16:45 -0700
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear end Ratios

I have a rear end question: I have a 9" Rear in my Ford '60 F100.
Today I decided to finally check the ratio on the unit. I jacked up the
rear of the truck and then spun the rear tires and observed how many
times the driveshaft rotated in relation to the tire rotation. I
descovered that for each complete revolution of the driveshaft the tire
rotated 1.25 revolutions. Hmmm.. that really confused me... does that
make it a 1.25/1 ratio??

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Tulio Solorzano
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'79 HD Sportster

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