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pre61-list-digest Monday, November 1 1999 Volume 03 : Number 316



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Brake Rotors
FTE Pre61 - Re: 1955 f100 fuel capacity
FTE Pre61 - 1956 F-100's for Sale
Re: FTE Pre61 - Cause of a Dead Distributor Cap?
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-FUEL GAUGE
Re: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps for an F-2... the Eagle Has LANDED!
FTE Pre61 - spare tire for 52 F-2
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-FUEL GAUGE

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 09:40:36 -0500
From: "sam fugate"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Brake Rotors

Will Ford Granada Brake Rotors fit Mustang II, Pinto, Bobcat spindles? If
so what years? anyone know?

Thanks,
Sam I AM

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 10:08:32 EST
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 1955 f100 fuel capacity

In a message dated 10/31/1999 3:43:41 AM, you wrote:


From: "Kenneth Marty"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - fuel capacity

17 Gal.

Ken 55 F100 Denver CO>>

Ken, maybe there was a major change or an option in 55, but my 53 F100 has
its original tank and I have rolled into a gas station, bone dry, and it only
takes 12.8 gallons. According to owners manual it is a 12.5 gallon tank.
Wish I had a 17 on it. Wouldn't have to "roll" into gas stations so much.
Mel
1953 f100
1934 Roadster
1934 5w
1970 El Camino
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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 10:55:11 -0500
From: Fred g 454
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 F-100's for Sale

Two Michigan trucks for sale:

One member of my truck club (Klassic Haulers) is selling his 1956 daily driver.
He bought the truck to drive while he worked on his '54, and now he drives the
'54, he wants to sell his '56. It's stock except for radial tires and has an
alternator instead of a generator. The truck is in pretty good condition. "Y"
block, three speed. He is asking $4,800 for it.

If your interested write me "off list" and I'll give you the phone number and
name to contact.

Also, a member is selling a '56 that has been rodded. Volare front end, 351/C6
Burgundy with burgundy velour interior. Done a few years back needs very little
work, but some... asking price $12,000.

Thought I'd see if anyone on the list is interested, hope this isn't against
the rules

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:15:12 -0800
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Cause of a Dead Distributor Cap?

>Dan. I pretty much had the identical experience with cap on a Mallory
>Unilite. I had just put together a new engine with a stock coil etc, and
>when it wasn't working well I saw that the spring loaded? center pin that
>goes up to the coil wire burnt to a crisp.

That's it EXACTLY! It was gone--completely toasted--and the area around
it's base looked like a meteor crater.

I think I found a significant contributor to my ignition problem--self
destructing cap aside. The firing order was completely wrong. When I
changed the wires I kept the same order that had been on the cap (and
working fine) since I had the engine--I didn't even think about
it. Yesterday it became clear though--here was my firing
order: 1-6-5-4-8-2-3-7. And the #1 wire was 180 off (the distributor
wasn't 180 off, just the wire's placement on the cap). Once I set the
order to the correct 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 and moved #1 to the correct position I
lost all my backfiring and other weird problems. The timing is now off,
but what do you expect? How did the engine even run firing like that, let
alone run smooth and make good power for 3 years?

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Varoooooom!
1992 Mustang --Self adjusting clutch? In 4 years I don't think it's ever
adjusted itself!

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 11:33:55 EST
From: VegmanOCF aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-FUEL GAUGE

In a message dated 10/31/1999 2:43:41 AM Pacific Standard Time,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

>
> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 08:19:20 EDT
> From: Flathead52 aol.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas gauge
>
> I've got a 1952 F-1, Can someone tell me how the Gas gauge is supposed
> to
> wired up. And how does this gauge system work from beginning to end. The
> truck had a new wiring harness install from the pervious owner. I found
one
> wire that went to the tank was just tied to and not hooked up to a set of
> two
> wires.
>
> Tom Grover

Tom, your fuel, oil, and temp gauges are all fed by a common hot lead behind
the instrument panel. If you've converted to a 12-volt system, you'll need a
voltage dropping resistor in this circuit (it must be a resistor designed for
dash gauges!!!). There are 2-wires that come off your fuel gauge. One is
the hot lead, the other (mine is green) runs along the bottom of the dash,
under the glove box, and up/over the passenger door (along the roof), to the
fuel sender. The sender is a variable resistor that controls the amount of
ground, dependent on the position of the float in the tank. To test the
system, check for power at the gauge, then disconnect the wire at the tank.
With an open circuit, the gauge will read either completely full or empty
(can't remember which). Momentarily ground the wire at the tank and the
gauge will read the opposite (full or empty) of what it did with an open
ground. Do not ground the fuel sender wire for more than a few seconds, or
gauge damage may result.

If you have a 12-volt system, and don't have a dropping resistor, e-mail me
off line (vegmanocf aol.com) and I'll find, and send you an article by
someone named Steve Delanty, who posted a nifty electronic voltage regulator
schematic on another web site. I built one a year ago from parts I bought at
Radio Shack for about $5 that works great!. Phillip
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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:51:36 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps for an F-2... the Eagle Has LANDED!

So why are these hubcaps so hard to find. Aren't they available in
catalogs??
I need 4 for my 52 F-2 also. Where did you locate yours? From a dealer?
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From: BeanUh1 aol.com
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 6:24 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps for an F-2... the Eagle Has LANDED!


>Finally after a year and a half--- I found hubcaps for my 3/4 ton F-2 52.
I
>am in Hog Heaven... Didn't think I would ever find them--- but thanks to
you
>all, I was successful. I thought that the hub caps would the easiest thing
>to find in my restoration, but I was wrong. Thanks!! Mike Bina In
Indy....
>Go Colts
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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:55:39 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - spare tire for 52 F-2

Where was the spare tire located on a 1952 F-2?

Kreig in Bellingham

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:54:47 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-FUEL GAUGE

Phillip wrote:
>If you have a 12-volt system, and don't have a dropping resistor, e-mail me
>off line (vegmanocf aol.com) and I'll find, and send you an article by
>someone named Steve Delanty, who posted a nifty electronic voltage regulator
>schematic on another web site. I built one a year ago from parts I bought at
>Radio Shack for about $5 that works great!.

You can find the website here:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/

Enjoy,

Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

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