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pre61-list-digest Sunday, October 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 301



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

FTE Pre61 - Re: What is a Ford?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: New body for my Ranger
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: New body for my Ranger
Re: FTE Pre61 - New to old Fords
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring
Re: FTE Pre61 - 48 F6 Booster rebuild source
Re: FTE Pre61 - 48 F6 Booster rebuild source

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Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:40:28 -0400
From: Robert B Michels
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: What is a Ford?

>

Opinions, opinions, opinions. Every one has one and Thank Goodness for them!! I
have wanted to do what I am doing in an updated fashion what I couldn;t afford
the time or money to do back when I was a junior in high school ( and that was
forever ago in 1955!!)
Most guys who modify and rod their trucks are afraid to talk online about it for
fear of getting burned by the stocker purists who, I greatly respect. My 49 Ford
F1 truck was already butchered with a bad Brand X 350/350 install. It now has a
mustang II front
around a Fatman crossmember with disks on all four corners. I wanted to put in a
Lincoln buy I ran on to an LT1 complete (except for computer) with 7. count 'em,
SEVEN miles on it at a ridiculously low price. I put an upgraded and rebuilt
700r4 tranny with it and a
66 Chevy II rear end. Would I have liked to go Ford? Sure, but the price was
right. The cab is presently being shaved, The rear window widened six inches per
side to get rid of blind spots. A custom dash and special column from CJ'S RODS
AND MACHINES with Lecarre wheel. I am using body color Chevy rally wheels with
beauty rings and Ford hub caps. As a retired elevator man I could not prevent the

use of elevator hand rail for double bar bumpers and VERTICAL grill. Is it still
a Ford? DARN TOOTIN' BETCHA!!!, but it is MY ford.
"Mike" Michels



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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 00:46:22 -0400
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: New body for my Ranger

At 10:25 PM 10/16/1999 -0400, Robert B Michels wrote:
>Several months back I saw an
>ad in
>a magazine about a 36 or 38 Pickup fiberglass body that went on a 91 Ranger
>frame. Darned if I can find it again. Has anyone else seen this and now the
>mfg??

I've seen this ad in Hemmings for the past. It is a 1936 and the ad claims
it fits on a late model Ranger or on a stock 1935 frame. I looked around at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.roadsters.com and came up with http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rods-n-rails.com/ as a
source. I don't think there are other choices yet though.

Tom Teixeira '35 pickup http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/35Pickup.html

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Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:07:57 -0700
From: "Brian"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: New body for my Ranger

> Several months back I saw an ad in
> a magazine about a 36 or 38 Pickup fiberglass body that went on a 91 Ranger
> frame. Darned if I can find it again. Has anyone else seen this and now the
mfg??
> Any info would be appreciated.

Mike,
It's a '36 body, and is made by Coachworks of Yesteryear. It is
designed to fit a longbed chassis (131.9 inch wheelbase).l I don't have a
phone number for them, but their address is P.O. Box 651, Oakland, FL 34760.
Hope this helps.

- -Brian

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is
play; and z is keeping your mouth shut." -Albert Einstein
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 00:27:30 -0500
From: "Richard L. McReynolds"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - New to old Fords

Ed,
My F-3 (51) is titled as a 3/4 T but would be a 1T based on current
convention. It has a 6V positive ground (see if the ground wire from the
battery to motor is on the + terminal). Thanks for info on what title nos.
mean.
Rich
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From: Francis Marchand
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 7:36 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - New to old Fords


>Hi Folks,
>
>I just bought a '52 Ford F4 Dump with power angle plow. The truck is in
>fair condition (bodywise). This is OK because I'm going to use it as a
>farm work truck for the next several years before doing it over. The specs
>on the glove box tag give the following, which I've checked against "Recks
>& Relics8", but I still have a few questions before my Operators & Shop
>Manuals come in.
>
>S/N F4R2SR14XXX, which suggests:
>
>F4= well F4
>R= 239 cu.in. V8
>2= 1952
>SR= Somerville plant
>
>Other info on the tags shows:
>
>10,000 GVW, 134" WB, 4 speed synchro, 5.14 axle, 96 HP, "N" code paint
>(R&R8 info calls out "Vermilion" for N code, truck is definitely "Green"
>and a trip to my local antique Ford dealer's (www.pvford.com) old DuPont
>paint book gives a 1952 N paint code as "Meadow Green").
>
>Questions:
>
>Where is/was the Somerville plant located? When were the 14000 series S/Ns
>made in 1952 (early, middle, late)? The Title list the truck as a "1 1/2
>ton" is this what the F4 is? The truck is still 6 volts, is it negative or
>positive ground?
>
>I thank you in advance for your great replies.
>
>Fran Marchand and his toys
>
>1952 F4 Dump
>1954 Ferguson TO-30 w/Wagner Loader (tractor)
>1964 Corvair Monza Coupe
>1965 Correct Craft Barracuda Super Sport (16' inboard boat)
>1976 Porsche 912E
>1988 16' dual axle car trailer
>1992 Chevy S-10 Blazer
>1998 VW Jetta TDI (50 MPG!, 52,000 (s)miles)
>...and a garage to fit them all!!!
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 00:25:17 -0400
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

First; check links on web-sites, best source for companies.
"Stovebolt" (sorry!) truck site has good links for all brands.
Second; try the following:
Recks and Relics Ford Trucks
Hamilton, OH
ww4.choice.net/~truck

Obsolete Ford Parts (great cat. and source)
Oklahoma City, OK
405-631-3933 no known web site.

Sacramento Vintage Ford (Most beautiful Catalogue)
1-888-Ford-100
916-489-3444

Most offer original and newer PVC covered wire harnesses. There
is a company that does just original veh. harnesses in East....maybe
"Rhode Island Wiring"?...can't find there cat. here now.
Check "links". "G"

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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 00:38:22 -0500
From: "Richard L. McReynolds"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

You might check out this web site as a possible source:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.brainiac.com/riwire/ No personal experience with them.

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From: Steve Schnitz
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, October 16, 1999 6:31 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring


>Hi could someone please send a list of places i can order new wiring for my
>1948 F-1.
>I would like it to look orginal. Thanks. cocacolakid ldr.coolsky.com
>
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Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:55:28 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 48 F6 Booster rebuild source

Hi folks,
I'm having trouble getting my 48 F-6 vacuum booster rebuilt (parts!!). Anyone know of a rebuild source or available rebuilt unit? TIA

Ray C


Angelfire for your free web-based e-mail. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.angelfire.com
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 03:18:42 -0400
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 48 F6 Booster rebuild source

In most cases you have to send in whole unit to rebuild.
Can't remember where I saw place to send, maybe in truck
magazine. Hemmings has lists also.
I have two units from 56or so COE 600 but not usable, unless
you need Hard parts. Cylinders can be resleeved if rusty, see
Hemmings. Jim Carter Antique trucks offers rebuild kits I believe
for Chevy's, but think same as Ford brand. Local brakes wholesalers
should be able to send in for you, to have rebuilt.
Another option is to update to newer power brakes with a kit
from Sacramento Vintage Ford, a good cat. and source. I've
been thinking of doing this with mine to simplify problems.
"G"

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