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pre61-list-digest Sunday, October 3 1999 Volume 03 : Number 284



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Replys
FTE Pre61 - Re: 52 F1 Radio, Jonas
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Virus Warnings Do Not Belong Here
FTE Pre61 - why mess up a good flathead?!
FTE Pre61 - Engine Stumble
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 52 F1 Radio, Jonas
FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 trouble starting flathead
FTE Pre61 - Back to building Barney
FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 starting trouble- nevermind
FTE Pre61 - Smoking 292 Kinda
FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 low oil pressure
FTE Pre61 - Wobbler

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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 08:25:05 -0400
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Replys

Fellow FTE'rs .... I don't know about you, but I have better thingS to =
do than wade through and delete an entire digest of several days ago, =
just to read a reply to a question. Please take a minute to check the =
way you respond .. don't send the entire list back to FTE, send only the =
portion to which you're responding.

Thanks for letting me vent.
RAY
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 10:03:32 EDT
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 52 F1 Radio, Jonas

I can't say thank you enough for looking into radio's for me. I have already
called Keith Dixon and his recorder message it that he is at Carlisle and
will return next week. I have talked to Mike Hagan in the past but I felt his
price was a little high. I met Forest Norman at Daytona earlier this year
again price was the problem. Forest has had that radio for at least a year
that I know about, that's why I don't understand the high price not much of a
demand that I can see. If my truck wasn't restored to original I would update
to a modern featured sound system and not be concerned about appearance. I
will follow up on Keith Dixon and I'll let you know what happens.

I didn't realize their was a difference in the knobs between a car radio and
a truck radio. What are they? I am going to North Carolina next week and I
will be stopping at a few salvage yards while I am up their. I also have a 33
Plymouth sedan I am building. (It has a 302)

Thanks Again;

Tom Nickolson
"The General"
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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 10:07:16 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Virus Warnings Do Not Belong Here

At 05:10 AM 10/2/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 18:25:31 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Joe Gutierrez
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Internet Warning
>
>Hi FTE Folks,
>
>I received a warning about a new virus called the "
>Wobbler ". There is no fix for it according to IBM and
>AOL. It is sent thru a E-Mail titled " California "
>
>Be cool and Ford Trucks Rule, Doc

Not only did this individual quote the entire digest
in such a way that it got by our filters, but he also
never read the FAQ on the web site (which is referred
to in the initial welcome message everyone receives
when subscribing). From the FAQ:

"Do not post messages warning about email viruses! It
is the personal responsibility of individuals to protect
their system against viruses. Most email virus warnings
are bogus and have no basis in reality. Such postings are
off-topic and do not belong on a mailing list with
thousands of participants and will cause you to get
immediately unsubscribed."

This individual is no longer with us.

Ken Payne
Admin



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Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 17:15:48 +0200
From: "Greg Schnakenberg"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - why mess up a good flathead?!

- -well, my question is, why mess up a good thing? If were up to me, I'd supe
up that "ginny" flathead with some multiple carbs, headers, camshaft, and
???, then, I'd put a 9 inch rear under it, and perhaps a different trans, OD
or something like that. for springs, id put mono leafs all around, leaving
the straight axle in the front, or, perhaps swapping it for a mopar. This
would give you that stance you are looking for. I would not do any
irreversable modifications, but make it an "era" rod. that flathead with
the right performance parts and a good rearend will keep up with any
traffic, and be cool besides. there are enough companies that offer
alternator swap brackets, and even AC brackets. I even saw somebody that
found that a Toyota 4x4 steering box can be swapped for the orginal, thus
giving you powersteering. Wheels, paint color, and other accessories can
give your pickup its personal touch....just dont mess up that flathead!!

Just my opinion, Greg

ugly 'ex airforce '61 STEP(not to fall to GM propoganda)side

505 peugot (I live in europe,what can i say)

>>
>> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 22:30:46 EDT
>> From: Larrykvet aol.com
>> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 f100 restoration
>>
>> I just bought a 53 w/ 79k miles on it- it is
>> running with all original
>> equip- except a diff paint job(which will be
>> redone)- I am new to the classic
>> redo- I have been reading mags etc about the job and
>> have been somewhat
>> overwhelmed by the differences in ways to go- I want
>> to put ifs/auto trans/
>> air/ brakes/power steering- by looking at the
>> catalogues it will be
>> astronomically high to do all this- are there any
>> makes -year models of used
>> vehicles that you can buy to tear down and get all
>> of this stuff at once or
>> do you have to get something from several different
>> makes and year models to
>> do this kind of upgrade- any help or guidance to a
>> book or article would be
>> greatly appreciated- thanks
>> larry kimberlin
>> larrykvet aol.cmom
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 12:21:12 EDT
From: VegmanOCF aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Engine Stumble

Anybody got any experience setting up the advance curve on a Mallory
distributor? I've got an 8BA with a Merc Crank, Isky MAX1 Cam, Aluminum
intake with a Rochester 4GC Carb. The engine has less than 300 miles since
being rebuilt, and the cam and intake/carb were added at rebuild time. I've
never driven a Flathead powered vehicle before, so I'm not sure how it should
run. Under light to moderate acceleration, the engine stumbles badly for a
second or two, then picks right up. If I didn't know better, I'd guess the
accelerator pump was bad (not the case, it squirts a healthy stream), or that
the vacuum advance was bad (the Mallory distributor doesn't have a vacuum
advance). My next guess is the mechanical spark advance. The engine runs
best between 22-24 degrees of total advance (initial + full mechanical). I
have an idea that I need to change the rate of advance at lower RPM. Before
I spend a bunch of money (not to mention more frustration), I thought I'd see
if anyone had some experience in this area they would share. Thanks
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 12:24:08 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 52 F1 Radio, Jonas

In a message dated 10/2/1999 10:08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
TNickolson aol.com writes, re 51/52 truck radios:

> I didn't realize their was a difference in the knobs between a car radio
and
> a truck radio. What are they?
The truck radios seem to be a year of two behind the cars - for instance
the 51/52 radios, I'm told, are the same as the '48 cars, but not the 51/52
cars. I don't claim expert knowledge, but I'm trying to filter all the info
I get when I ask about these things, and I've picked up some literature
showing the truck interior. I think the cars had black knobs of a different
shape than the truck. The truck has chrome knobs, basically spherical, with
four little nubs sticking out. One knob has a separate ring for tone, the
other knob has that ring pressed on so it seems to be one piece. The truck
pushbuttons were ivory, available from DC Reproductions. However, I was told
at Carlisle that the different manufacturers of the Ford radios used
different threads on the pushbutton stems, so the aftermarket replacements
don't always work! Some similar radios have chrome pushbuttons, which I
think would be cool, and I've seem others with black pushbuttons. The ivory
ones look kind of tacky (that's why I have them on my truck!).
Then there are different numbers of pushbuttons! I think its one of the
differences between the 6-tube and the 8-tube radios. The 8-tube has a sixth
pushbutton which is the on/off switch.
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 12:46:08 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 trouble starting flathead

Hi Guys. I have been trying to get my flatty started and the motor won't turn
over. I am using jumper cables from my pickup (engine running) directly to
the starter on the flathead. There is not a battery on the engine. The only
way the motor will spin is if the spark plugs are pulled.
Is this a starter problem or is the extra load just too much for the jumper
cables to handle? Do I need to go ahead and get a battery for the flathead
and run regular battery cables to it?

Paul
'52 F-3
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 14:15:13 EDT
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Back to building Barney

After being away from the home and the pre 61 list since mid June, I have
finally made it back home. I am getting ready to rebuild my 56 after my
unfortunate wreck on the way to Pigeon Forge last May. I have found most of
the parts I need except for a left running board. If any one has a good
straight, rust free running board that they are willing to part with, please
let me know. I am ready to start painting and get this truck back together.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 16:47:57 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 starting trouble- nevermind

Hi Again guys. I put up a post earier today about having trouble starting my
Flathead. I went ahead and bought a good battery and the motor spins real
fast- with the plug installed. I got a makeshift fuel can and fuel line up
and she fired right up and runs great!

Paul
52 F-3
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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 20:48:32 -0400
From: Jesus Cardsoo
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Smoking 292 Kinda

Howdy!

Well it has been a while since I emailed the list. I recently moved from
Texas (finished school finally!) to the great state of Michigan to work for
Ford as a Product Design Engineer in the electrical side of the business.
It is great to get paid for your hobby! I have a small problem with the
292 my 63 F100. When I start it up in the mornings it is leaving black
smoked spots in the pavement. I think it is running to rich, right? I
have tried adjusting the carb (2 barrel) manually with just a plain old
screw driver, but I have had no luck. How can I calibrate the carb
correctly so that I can get rid of this small problem? Thanks in advance
for all of your input and it is great to be back!

Chuy
Detroit, MI
63 F100 Flareside
2000 Ranger 4x4 (soon to be acquired!)
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 20:50:57 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61 low oil pressure

Hi again, again guys. Just one more question and I'll stop all these posts. I
got my flathead fired up. When I first got it running, my oil pressure was
about 50-60 psi. After running for a while, it dropped down to 10psi and at
idle, the pressure is so low it won't even register on the guage. Could it be
that the oil pump is going out? that is one of the few parts I didn't
replace. The guy at my shop said it was ok, but I'm not so sure now. The
motor seems to run fine. No funny knocking or pining noises. I advice from
you experienced Flatheader's?

Thanks,
Paul
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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 23:39:45 -0700
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wobbler

Joe Gutierrez wrote:
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Internet Warning
>
> Hi FTE Folks,
>
> I received a warning about a new virus called the "
> Wobbler ". There is no fix for it according to IBM and
> AOL. It is sent thru a E-Mail titled " California "

Joe, please see:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/wobbler-hoax.html

Thank you.

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