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pre61-list-digest Thursday, November 11 1999 Volume 03 : Number 329



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Rg: towing 55 F 100
FTE Pre61 - emblems
FTE Pre61 - Re: 351 Engine
Re: FTE Pre61 - '56 door locks
RE: FTE Pre61 - emblems
FTE Pre61 - Re: 58 Ford Veers
FTE Pre61 - Water Pumps
Re: FTE Pre61 - emblems
FTE Pre61 - RE: Mustang II IFS

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:38:22 EST
From: GEMcC5150 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rg: towing 55 F 100

Mike

I have the same truck and I'm planning to have a good welding shop install a
receiver in my rear bumper. I have seen this done and it works well.
Good Luck

George
55 F100
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:25:43 -0600
From: Ken Mumm
Subject: FTE Pre61 - emblems

Hi Everyone. I need some advice. I am repainting my '55 and need some
advice as to how I might "clean up" the present emblems. They have some
old paint on them and, other than scraping, I can't seem to get it off.(I
will eventually scratch the emblem if I keep it up) Is there an automotive
paint remover or some other suggestion?? Also, how do I find out what
those original colors were?? Thanks, in advance. Ken



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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 10:33:27 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 351 Engine

What is the best donor vehicle to get a 351 and an AOD (4 speed with
overdrive) transmission? Cost is always important but it is not the most
important factor. This engine is going in a "33" four door sedan. I currently
have a 68 Mustang, 302 with a three speed transmission in the car and I am
starting its second restoration. What about the computer? Stock or after
market?

Thanks


Tom Nickolson
"The General"
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:41:51 -0600
From: Scott Ford
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '56 door locks

"Kitchen, Ken" wrote:
>
> Some upper trim level cabs came with locks on both sides. I have a 55 Custom
> Cab that has locks on both sides. I think that is the difference.
>
> Ken Kitchen
>

My Base cab '56 had only the one lock, but we found a kit with the
original
style locks to add the driver's side lock. Installation was pretty
simple,
although taking a drill to the side of my truck was not exactly what I
would
call comforting especially with my state of youth at the time. at any
rate
this was 10 years or so ago, so I don't remember where we got the
kit, but I believe it came with two door locks, and an original style
ignition switch all keyed
alike, with the original style Ford "V" key. Sure made things alot
easier. The high
school chicks didn't think it was too cool to have to slide across to
get out :)
I don't think they watched much Andy Griffith.


Scott Ford


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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:15:15 -0700
From: "Kitchen, Ken"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - emblems

Ken,

I have a 55 F100 as well but it is not my only hobby. My other hobby is
model cars. And to strip paint from it I use Castrol Super Clean. I just
soak the part in that over night and the paint comes right off. I use mostly
automotive type paints. Can't say for sure if this works but it's worth a
try.

Ken Kitchen

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> From: Ken Mumm[SMTP:kmumm genie.esu10.k12.ne.us]
> Reply To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
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> To: pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - emblems
>
> Hi Everyone. I need some advice. I am repainting my '55 and need some
> advice as to how I might "clean up" the present emblems. They have some
> old paint on them and, other than scraping, I can't seem to get it off.(I
> will eventually scratch the emblem if I keep it up) Is there an
> automotive
> paint remover or some other suggestion?? Also, how do I find out what
> those original colors were?? Thanks, in advance. Ken
>
>
>
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> *& &*
> *& Ken Mumm &*
> *& Horizon Middle School &*
> *& 915 W. 35th Street &*
> *& Kearney, NE 68845 &*
> *& &*
> *& (308) 237-6921 &*
> *& &*
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>
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 14:08:56 EST
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 58 Ford Veers

Brian and Ann:
Congrats on the new baby
I have a 57 and really enjoy it
I'm sure you will too
> although i was told to polarize it first.
It's actually the voltage regulator that needs polarizing, they could be run
positive or negative ground Directions come with the replacement

> and it is fun to drive, i do however have a few questions.
> 1 Do all these trucks sway back and forth when you hit a bump, when i hit
> one
> it's anyone's guess as to which way it will veer.
You might also check for slop in the steering or the kingpins. These can
really make the old trucks wander. Both can be serious work to fix but the
final ride is verey good - smooth and stable. Just don't expect to drive 70
on a bumpy freeway in full control. You do have an antique!

AL
no-name 57 F100
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 13:59:35 -0600
From: "Stephen W.Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Water Pumps

Well, I do have access to a press, and used a bearing tool to support the
pulley, and it still broke. If I could get the darn clip out from underneath
it, the water pump would be easy to do. I haven't checked all the parts
yards yet, but if I can find some old pumps and pulleys, I can sacrifice one
for the other. I realize that they available for 60$ each, but when you do
it yourself, it isn't about cost effective, 'cause I don't charge myself by
the hour!
Stephen Hansen
92 F250
50 F-1

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 20:00:17 -0500
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - emblems

Try acetone or de-natured alcohol. I've had good success w/ both.
Bill
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From: Ken Mumm
To: pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 10:42 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - emblems


>Hi Everyone. I need some advice. I am repainting my '55 and need some
>advice as to how I might "clean up" the present emblems. They have some
>old paint on them and, other than scraping, I can't seem to get it off.(I
>will eventually scratch the emblem if I keep it up) Is there an automotive
>paint remover or some other suggestion?? Also, how do I find out what
>those original colors were?? Thanks, in advance. Ken
>
>
>
> *&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&*
> *& &*
> *& Ken Mumm &*
> *& Horizon Middle School &*
> *& 915 W. 35th Street &*
> *& Kearney, NE 68845 &*
> *& &*
> *& (308) 237-6921 &*
> *& &*
> *&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&*
>
>
> ** kmumm genie.esu10.k12.ne.us **
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 20:36:12 -0500
From: "Earl Capps"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: Mustang II IFS

Thanx to everyone that responded!
I've decided against the MII IFS. I want to keep my grandfathers '55 F250
looking/riding like original and I plan to use it like he did, a work truck.
I'm going to keep the original front suspension and go with disc brake and
power steering conversion. I've ordered several more catalogs to finalize
my decision.
I found someone's website that lists every possible front suspension option.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www2.hot1.net/~goodwrench/ifs.html It covers everything including
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