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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, November 30 1999 Volume 03 : Number 348



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Guage of Wire
FTE Pre61 - Re: Front end alignment/F100 & 79 Volare Clip
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Diagram
FTE Pre61 - Rear End Tech Data
FTE Pre61 - Flathead Fuel
FTE Pre61 - wiring diagram 53-56 F100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Guage of Wire
Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead Fuel
FTE Pre61 - Jan 2000 Classic Trucks Magazine
Re: FTE Pre61 - Jan 2000 Classic Trucks Magazine

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:26:14 -0500
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Guage of Wire

"Howard H. Tarnoff" wrote:
>
> Can anyone tell me what gauge of wire is appropriate from the ballast
> resistor to the voltage regulator?

For wires in "free air" I use the following rule of thumb:
20 ga-- 4amp; 18 ga--7amp; 16ga--10amp; 14ga--15amp; 12ga--20 amp;
10ga--30amp; 8ga--40. I increase 1 one size if tightly wrapped, or if a
long run, say a taillight. For the service above, a #16 or #14 would
work well. These ratings are NOT dependent on voltage, for example a #14
will carry 15 amps at 120 volts as easily as 15 amps at 6 volts.

47Fred
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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:59:09 EST
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Front end alignment/F100 & 79 Volare Clip

In a message dated 11/29/1999 3:40:48 AM, you wrote:


with the torsion bars cranked down. I want to raise it, but it looks
like the upper control arm is almost at the outboard end of the camber
adjustment holes. Would I be compromising the control arms in any way if
I elongated the holes so I could raise the truck and still keep the
correct camber? Any other suggestions? control arm interchange?>>

After chewing up two sets of tires trying to get caster/camber correct on my
Volare/53 f100 front end set up, I took it to a pro and finally got it right.
There is a kit available for the upper control that allows more adjustment.
He had to replace them and now I have caster/camber set at "Zero" until tires
even out again. If you need more info you can call "Lonnie's Automotive" in
Spokane, WA and ask him what exactly he did to Mel's truck. He is the only
one that fixed it correctly out of 3 that I took it to. Good luck.
Mel
1953 F100
1934 5w
1934 Roadster
1970 El Camino

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:08:16 -0500
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring Diagram

There used to be one on the oftc site

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ww4.choice.net/~oftc/

Fred
hotrod'56

"Howard H. Tarnoff" wrote:

> I printed a color wiring diagram for the 55 F100 off a web site.
>
> Can anyone point me back to that site? Lost my copy and did
> not bookmark it.
>
> Thanks
> Howard
>
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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:18:48 -0500
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Tech Data

The Jan 2000 edition of "Street Trucks" has a great tech article on Ford =
nine-inchers, including a table showing (donor car) year and model, axle =
width, and drum bolt pattern. Just what you need when scrounging =
through the junk yards.

RAY, 50 F-1

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:47:00 EST
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead Fuel

Would like to hear from other flathead V8 owners on what type gas they use -
regular or higher octane? Also, is there any point in adding the lead
substitute to help lube the valves, etc?? I have a '52 F1 with the original
V8 engine. Thanks - Bruno
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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 19:27:34 EST
From: Tstyskal aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - wiring diagram 53-56 F100

Howard

I printed one off of www.classic truckshop. com/WD_F-100.htm

I hope that helps, don't forget to bookmark it now!



Can anyone point me back to that site? Lost my copy and did
not bookmark it.

Thanks
Howard >>


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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 17:51:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Guage of Wire

Does anyone know where I can find a website with a
wiring diagram for a 49 f-1 pickup truck?

Ed and his old truck

- --- 47Fred wrote:
> "Howard H. Tarnoff" wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone tell me what gauge of wire is
> appropriate from the ballast
> > resistor to the voltage regulator?
>
> For wires in "free air" I use the following rule
> of thumb:
> 20 ga-- 4amp; 18 ga--7amp; 16ga--10amp;
> 14ga--15amp; 12ga--20 amp;
> 10ga--30amp; 8ga--40. I increase 1 one size if
> tightly wrapped, or if a
> long run, say a taillight. For the service above, a
> #16 or #14 would
> work well. These ratings are NOT dependent on
> voltage, for example a #14
> will carry 15 amps at 120 volts as easily as 15 amps
> at 6 volts.
>
> 47Fred
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>

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 20:46:38 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead Fuel

At 04:47 PM 11/29/1999 -0500, PBRUHN AOL.COM wrote:
>Would like to hear from other flathead V8 owners on what type gas they use -
>regular or higher octane? Also, is there any point in adding the lead
>substitute to help lube the valves, etc?? I have a '52 F1 with the original
>V8 engine. Thanks - Bruno
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I use unleaded regular in my 37 block. I have cast iron 36 heads, stock I
believe, so the compression ratio is quite low (something like 5.32 to 1
according to one book I have -- a "Service Handbook 1932 - 1941" prepared
for Canada).

I don't use a lead substitute. The same book has a table of valve
specifications that lists "Valve seat inserts (high tungsten chrome alloy
steel)" for exhausts valves only from 1933 to 1938 and all valves 1939 to 1941.

I don't remember if it was here or on a Flathead mailing list, but
supposedly late model truck engines (after 1951, I think) also had hardened
exhaust valve seats, but car engines did not.

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: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:39:51 -0600
From: "Stephen W.Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Jan 2000 Classic Trucks Magazine

Any catch the massive screw up in the Jan 2000 Classic Trucks Magazine? The
High tech Hauler tech article has wrong pictures with the captions. Nothing
matches... it's so funny!
Stephen Hansen
92 F250
50 F-1

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:02:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Jan 2000 Classic Trucks Magazine

Just saw it this after noon, I thought that the pic's didn't look like
the desctiption. I think that we should all complain to them and get a
free suscription!
Scott
52 F1 (might be ready for spring)

- --- "Stephen W.Hansen" wrote:
> Any catch the massive screw up in the Jan 2000 Classic Trucks
> Magazine? The
> High tech Hauler tech article has wrong pictures with the captions.
> Nothing
> matches... it's so funny!
> Stephen Hansen
> 92 F250
> 50 F-1

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