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pre61-list-digest Monday, November 22 1999 Volume 03 : Number 340



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-power steering
FTE Pre61 - Power steering
Re: FTE Pre61 - antena locations ?
FTE Pre61 - windsheild wipers
FTE Pre61 - Supernationals! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- Two Little Holes in Dash
FTE Pre61 - Cold Starting
FTE Pre61 - INtroduction
FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F-1 Radio
Re: FTE Pre61 - Cold Starting
FTE Pre61 - Y-Blocks
Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F-1 Radio

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 09:33:11 EST
From: Jpm9241 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-power steering

Does anyone know how to install a power steering pump to a flathead ?
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 12:23:07 EST
From: LuvMyEffie aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Power steering

I used the Toyota gearbox (mid-80s four wheel drive) in my 55 Effie. After
reading an article about the kit for sale, I decided I could do it myself.
The gearbox was about $80 at a local boneyard, delivered, the bracket I made
in the shop where I work. It places the Toyota box in the same position as
the stock gearbox. The Toyota gearbox is metric, and the Pittman arm fit a
little loose, but with a new pinch bolt, I was able to make it work. At the
same time I installed a (insert *C* word here) tilt column, and made the rag
joint between the gearbox and the column from a piece of 1/2" conveyor belt.
Metric for the box, Standard for the column, everything worked fine. The box
will plumb up to almost any pump, however most hydraulic shops balk at making
hoses for steering purposes, (not DOT approved).
The one thing to make ABSOLUTELY sure of, is to use all new fasteners,
Grade 8 or aircraft quality. Power steering puts a lot of strain on stock
running gear, so you don't want any bolts shearing off.
Everything works great; smaller steering wheel, tilt comfort, and the best
of all, one-finger parallel parking (I drive my truck whenever the sun
shines).
I do have more information available, bracket drawings, and a magazine
article. Please feel free to e-mail any questions.
Dave
55 F-100 "The Banana" (yes, it's bright yellow)
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 13:30:28 -0500
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - antena locations ?

Check-out J.C. Whitney and the adds in Truckin' Mag.
I've seen hidden antennas in adds and was a mag. article
in one of old truck mags (long gone now) if anyone has
some around, maybe Classic Truck. These mount
under dash or in headliner and have adjuster for reception.
"G"

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 14:22:44 EST
From: Larrykvet aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - windsheild wipers

I am the guy who couldn't decide stock vs street rod on my recently acquired
53 f100- after reading all the posts and looking around I have decided to go
street rod- my truck has an electric windsheid wiper replacement that the
motor is dead- after looking at the catalogs I was wondering if there are any
wrecking yard alternatives - I really don't want to spend 150-200$ for the
replacement-I found wiper motors in jc whitney for 26.00$ will these work
without major surgery? anybody done this ?-also I would like to sell my
flathead- if anyone is looking for a running flat head- e mail me!
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:19:23 EST
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Supernationals! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

FTERs,

Its close! Check it out. The Supernationals are coming - what are our plans
this year?

Pigeon Forge Calendar of
Events - scroll down to May!

Glenn in TN
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 19:12:16 EST
From: DEADOAK aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE- Two Little Holes in Dash

There are two small holes just to the right of the wiper switch. One at 12
o'clock the other at 6 o'clock. The holes I ask about are to the right of
the center of the dash, the one closest to the windshield is larger than the
one below it. The smaller hole on the bottom is also closer to the steering
wheel. They appear to have been punched in rather than drilled. That's why
I believed they came in it but I don't know. The boy I bought the truck from
had it 35 years but I've lost his address. It's here somewhere I just can't
put my finger on it. I was planning to ask him but I thought I'd try the Pre
61 bunch since you are easier to find.

Thanks,
Charles
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:36:04 -0700 (MST)
From: Darcy Lee Davis
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Cold Starting

Since I haven't posted in a while, here's my story. I am doing an original
frame up restoration of a '48 Ford. Last summer, I managed to strip the
truck down to its frame, sandblast and paint it, then get the cab back on
(so I don't have to remember where all the wires go etc.) To prevent
various components from seizing over the winter months, whenever I'm at my
parents (where the truck is), I try to fire it up. Since at this point the
engine is untouched, it isn't the easiest to get going when the temp. is
below zero. If I recall correctly, folks that do a 6 to 12v conversion
have succesfully used the original starter without problems. Though I am
keeping my system as the original (positive ground) 6v, I was thinking
about disconecting the starter from the solenoid, and then using a good
12v battery to jump straight to the starter (with the ign. on and the
truck in neutral of course), to get the extra RPM. Since I don't
particularly want to try track down another starter, I was hoping you
could confirm this plan before I try frying the starter.
Darcy


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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 20:00:55 -0500 (EST)
From: crewcab altavista.net
Subject: FTE Pre61 - INtroduction

Hi all!
Just a quick introduction. First the important
stuff, my truck. It's not within the acceptable
year limit for this list, but the there is
probably more talk of 292's here than the 64-79
list.

I have a '64 F100 CrewCab, and I am keeping it
as original as I can. It's on the pictorial,
if you want a peek. 292, 2 barrel carb,
Ford-o-matic transmission, power assist brakes.

The '60 Crewcab on the pictorial is great. I'd
love to find out more about it.

I just got a set of stock exhaust manifolds and
intake through the Y-block engine website swap
area at a real good price. I haven't installed
them yet.

After that, tune the carb, and everything should
be just fine. BTW, truck's been in the family
since '65, so I know lots about it's history.
Current engine has about 200K on it, tranny
has about 125K since $200 rebuild. Overall
truck has 300K.

I suspect one of my sons will drift into early
(this list era) trucks, once he gets old enough,
we spend a good time together spotting old
trucks.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab




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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:52:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F-1 Radio

Having just acquired a 49 Ford F-1 without a radio I
was wondering if there was one available that year.
If so where might I find a new one or a good used one.

Ed and his effie

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 21:24:55 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Cold Starting

At 05:36 PM 11/21/1999 -0700, Darcy Lee Davis wrote:
>To prevent
>various components from seizing over the winter months, whenever I'm at my
>parents (where the truck is), I try to fire it up. Since at this point the
>engine is untouched, it isn't the easiest to get going when the temp. is
>below zero. If I recall correctly, folks that do a 6 to 12v conversion
>have succesfully used the original starter without problems.

Yes, you can use the original 6 volt starter at 12 volts. It does engage
the Bendix with more force which may break it prematurely, but lots of
people get away with this for years (I've done this for nearly two years now).

By the way, simply firing up the engine for a minute or two may do more
harm than good: you'll get water in the exhaust and often condensation in
the oil, but won't get the engine hot enough to evaporate the water from
the crankcase or really dry out the exhaust. Just cranking the engine
without the ignition connected might be a better idea, but I'm not sure
that really need to go this level of fussing: my truck sat outside (with
just a cover) last winter and started up fine in the spring.

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: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:16:09 EST
From: Dpb289 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Y-Blocks

This is my first time using this email address. Does anyone work extensively
with Y-Blocks out there? I have a 1954 F100 239 Y8. It carries about 30lbs
oil pressure at idle and approx. 60 when rev'd slightly. However, it uses a
tremendous amount of oil. I think that it is the valve seals. Where can I
find these and can I do this without taking off the heads? Any advice is
appreciated.

Thanks
dpb
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:01:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F-1 Radio

Try: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.netceptions.com/bobs/ I don't know if they are any good
or not.
Scott

- --- Ed Ellston wrote:
> Having just acquired a 49 Ford F-1 without a radio I
> was wondering if there was one available that year.
> If so where might I find a new one or a good used one.
>
> Ed and his effie
>
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