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pre61-list-digest Monday, December 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 354



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

FTE Pre61 - Re: radials on 15 inch rims
FTE Pre61 - Re: 2nd Son doesn't like vehicles
re: FTE Pre61 - Sons and vehicles
Re: FTE Pre61 - Door/Ignition Lock and Key Sets - 49 Ford F-1
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tubeless Budd wheels
FTE Pre61 - Seized Engine
FTE Pre61 - sons and trucks
FTE Pre61 - Original Wheels & Radials
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tubeless Budd wheels
Re: FTE Pre61 - Seized Engine
FTE Pre61 - Gas Tanks

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Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 14:15:39 -0500
From: hwillms ca.ibm.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: radials on 15 inch rims

Did this to my 48 F1, actually I'm Canadian so it is a F47. Anyway I use
235 to "fill the wheel wells" and they make the steering so much better. I
put the radials on after redoing the front end and steering box and they
still made it better. If your going to drive it use radials.

Depending on your budget and the look you want you can put on
wide(expensive) or medium whitewalls(normal prices) or black. I used the
48-50 reproduction hub cabs on late '50s Ford truck rims(15 inch) and
chrome trim rings with medium white wall.

Henry Willms


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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 12:15:15 EST
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 2nd Son doesn't like vehicles

In a message dated 12/5/1999 3:41:38 AM, you wrote:


first vehicle. My other son has no interest in vehicles.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab>>>>

Jeff, after reading the list, I hope some of the other members gave you some
hope. I was speaking with my wife last night about you and your "other son"
and she did come up with one thing that is a positive about the situation.
She gave birth to 3 sons for us and all of them have a love of classic/street
rods. She mentioned how nice it would be if every time they came over to see
us or call us, there wasn't really an other motive in calling. You see, they
are waiting for us to leave this world so each one can claim the car/truck
they want. It would be nice to know they are calling just because they love
us. Secondly, she mentioned that maybe you should ask your wife if she has
always been faithful. Maybe a DNA check to see if the "CHILD" is really
yours. One easy way is check the eye color on the "CHILD" At least this
way, if the child is not yours, you know that it was not your fault in anyway
how the child turned out. If you need more info on that method, let me know.
Lastly, we did check into that boy in our family that was sent away. It is
true he is a Surgeon and heads up some hospital. His work car is a MB 600SL
and his wife drives a BMW850. He also owns 1962 Rolls, 1955 300SL GullWing,
1970 280SL and a few others. But there is not one American made street rod
in his collection. So like we were trying to tell you, there really isn't
much hope for your son. I guess like one of the other members, you can love
him if you want, but I think like the other member, I would probably move out
of town.
Mel
1953 F100
1934 5w
1934 Roadster
1970 El Camino

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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 13:55:26 -0900
From: "Scott Wood"
Subject: re: FTE Pre61 - Sons and vehicles

Subject: FTE Pre61 - Sons and vehicles


> I have the opposite problem. I had no interest in old trucks until my 16
> year old son nagged me to let him buy a broken down '51 F2 that he had his
> heart set on. We are doing a frame up restoration and I'll admit that I'm
> learning to enjoy it.
>
> Scott
>
>

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Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 18:27:33 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Door/Ignition Lock and Key Sets - 49 Ford F-1

A good locksmith may be able to re-key a mismached set for you.

Ray C
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On Sat, 4 Dec 1999 17:11:40 Ed Ellston wrote:
>I've been trying to track down door/ignition lock and
>key sets for my 49 effie without much luck. Seems
>there are some available for 53-56 but not for the
>48-50 trucks. Anyone adapted a 53-56 door/ignition
>lock and key sets to a 48-52 effie?
>
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Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 18:32:05 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tubeless Budd wheels

A recent topic dealt with folks trying to locate tubeless rims to fit F-350 to F-600 trucks wth the large 5-lug pattern. HAS ANYONE FOUND ANY YET? HELP!!

Thanks.

Ray C


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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 20:53:22 -0600
From: "Roger Hughes"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Seized Engine

Does anyone on the list know a good lubricant to soak the cylinders to free
up a seized engine? I have the heads and the oil pan off. The block is on
an engine stand. I need to break the pistons free to complete the
disassembly. Any good ideas?

Thanks,
Roger
55 F100


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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 19:40:51 -0700
From: Ken Toop
Subject: FTE Pre61 - sons and trucks

I haven't been following this sons and trucks track, so I should keep my
mouth shut, but I've got two daughters and one of them is just about ready
to wrestle me for the keys to the '57. She's been pretty opinionated all
along on this project (do this, do that, are we gonna do this?, etc.) and
can't wait to get behind the wheel!


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Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 21:33:56 -0800
From: Carver
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Original Wheels & Radials

I had been looking to get radials for my truck using the
original steel wheels, but heard something from a couple
of sources that made me think twice.

The old orginal wheels weren't designed for the loading that
is involved with radial tires, so although they may appear
to work fine, after a couple of years, they begin to fail
by splitting apart.

Has anyone on this list heard of this problem, had any
experience, or words of wisdom?

I ended up getting orginal size bias plys, and when the
money is availalbe, spring for a set of brand new original
style rims for radials from Stockton Tire.

It handles sooo much better with new tires, new bushings
and better springs.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab


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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 03:12:40 -0500
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tubeless Budd wheels

I have a 56 COE and it has 6-lug Budds NOT 5-lug. I bought a
76 Ford F-600 with tubeless Budd wheels, but they take smaller
width tires which are HARD to find. They are also 22.5" wich is
maybe too big for a F-350. I once had a 51 F-6 which had 5-lug
Budds. A Firestone dealer in my area seems to have a source
for newer wheels to fit about any bolt pattern I've asked about.
They may be pricey ($125-150) but should be available. I'ld
try a dealer in your area that has big truck and tractor tires.
Good Luck! "G"

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Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 00:45:48 -0800
From: Dan Laray
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Seized Engine

Marvel Mystery Oil always works.
Dan

Roger Hughes wrote:

> Does anyone on the list know a good lubricant to soak the cylinders to free
> up a seized engine? I have the heads and the oil pan off. The block is on
> an engine stand. I need to break the pistons free to complete the
> disassembly. Any good ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Roger
> 55 F100
>
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Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 00:52:08 -0800
From: Dan Laray
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tanks

Can anyone with experience make a recommendation for companies selling
between the rail gas tanks for a 56 F-100. I want something with an easy
installation that hopefully does'nt require moving crossmembers. At
least 15 gallons would be nice too.
Also, what is the preference/advantage of poly vs. stainless tanks?
Thanks
Dan


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