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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, December 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 365



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - 56 steering box
FTE Pre61 - cab lifting
FTE Pre61 - Re: Whichever is less offensive.
FTE Pre61 - Re: Whichever is less offensive.
FTE Pre61 - Starts like new
FTE Pre61 - re: 239 water pumps
FTE Pre61 - 59 Stepside Rear Fender
Re: FTE Pre61 - 56 steering box
Re: FTE Pre61 - Starts like new
FTE Pre61 - Power Steering
FTE Pre61 - The Power of a Y-block

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 06:18:35 -0500
From: "Mcat"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 56 steering box

No they are different from 57-64. 53-55 have alonger shaft and 56 is
shorter because of the dash. Garry

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> [mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Terry
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 1:42 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 56 steering box
>
>
> Does anyone know if these steering boxes are the same up to 1964?
>
> Does any body have a 53-56 steering box assy that they want to sell
> reasonably? Garry
>
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 06:39:09 -0600
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - cab lifting

Bill,

3 or 4 friends works great..BUT if you're a social outcast like me or you
do your work when everyone is at work, like me...
I used a 3" wide nylon sling...strung it thru the doors....gathered it at
the center of the top and extended my engine hoist as far as it would go
(boom and legs) a few short strokes and the cab was far enough above the
frame to roll it off. Or you could have rolled the frame from under the
cab.

I had fabbed up a dolly from two bread company rollers that are 24"
square..made of angle iron with wheels on each corner and tack welded
together... added some angle iron that was the width of the cab and about
12" high. I rolled it under the hoist and eased the cab down on it. Now
you have a nice movable cab that you can shove in the corner and take out
in the yard to work on.

Since I do most of my work by myself I have to come up with 'helpers' like
this... Besides ... it hasn't gotten into my beer YET

john


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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 09:18:35 EST
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Whichever is less offensive.

In a message dated 12/14/1999 3:45:02 AM, you wrote:


Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: How come?

From Kens responses I have read, I understood it to be Ford only or nothing.
Maybe I should spend more time reading the do's and dont's, so I dont waste
unneccessay space on this list. But as long as I am wasting it, Merry
Christmas or Happy Holidays, whichever is less offensive to each of you.>>

Oh, oh Terry, I'm sure you have offended someone. You missed a few
salutations here for the "Christmas Season" I don't think I'm allowed to say
that anymore. I'm sure someone from some Race, creed or religion will take
offense. (Merry Christmas, Terry)

Mel
1953 F100
1934 5w
1934 Roadster
1970 El Camino

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 13:07:27 EST
From: FiftySevenF100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Whichever is less offensive.

In a message dated 12/14/99 2:24:38 PM !!!First Boot!!!, HDMel95 aol.com
writes:



From Kens responses I have read, I understood it to be Ford only or nothing.
Maybe I should spend more time reading the do's and dont's, so I dont waste
unneccessay space on this list. But as long as I am wasting it, Merry
Christmas or Happy Holidays, whichever is less offensive to each of you.>>

Oh, oh Terry, I'm sure you have offended someone. You missed a few
salutations here for the "Christmas Season" I don't think I'm allowed to
say
that anymore. I'm sure someone from some Race, creed or religion will take
offense. (Merry Christmas, Terry)
>>

Ford drivers are a pretty good group - you shouldn't offend anybody. Its
those C* guys that are heathen? (Just a joke!)

Merry Christmas
Glenn in TN
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 14:42:31 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Starts like new

Fellow FTE'ers:
Its funny how a little thing done to your truck can really get you
pumped up. I got my starter rebuilt and I put it in yesterday. The truck
starts so easy now. The like-new starter spins like a top and the engine
pops off faster than ever before (and it is still 6 volts)! I also
replaced the ground cable from starter to the frame. Since the generator
shop that rebuilt the starter did not have 1 gauge cable in stock (which
is what was used originally) he made one from 2/0 (bigger). I also
scraped the crud off the frame where it is grounded to ensure a good
contact.
Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 15:00:39 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer
Subject: FTE Pre61 - re: 239 water pumps

Roger and others,
Thanks for your input but "55-56" in Macs is not a typo. I called Mac's
when looking for a rebuilt pump. The '54 water pump is different. I
don't have my '54/55 shop manual in front of me (the difference is
explained there) but I think the big difference is the pulley of one is
bolted on and the pulley of the other is pressed on.
Thanks, Abe

Roger Hughes wrote:
>I was looking thru some catalogs this past weekend and found Mac's >Antique Auto Parts lists a "part # B6T-8501-BR/ rebuilt water pump/ 239 >OHV/ with high mount fan bracket" for $39.95, sold exchange only. >$20.00 core charge if yours is not rebuildable or not received. Says >for 55-56 but probably should say 54-55. Would not be the first time I >have found a mistake in their catalog.
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 15:03:47 -0500
From: Rob Linden
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 59 Stepside Rear Fender

I have a '59 Stepside with a left rear fender scooped out for the spare
tire. A NOS fender is for sale in the classifieds, but it is listed as
being for a 53-56. I know the fenders are at least very similar, but
does anyone know for sure that the 53-56 fender is a direct,
bolt-for-bolt replacement onto the '59?

Rob, '59 Stepside "Babe the Blue Ox"
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 17:08:57 -0500
From: alan akerstrom
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 56 steering box

Terry wrote:
>
> Does anyone know if these steering boxes are the same up to 1964?
>
> Does any body have a 53-56 steering box assy that they want to sell
> reasonably? Garry
>
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Yes!

I have one from a '56 I'd sell for short $$

Alan Akerstrom
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 17:29:00 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Starts like new

Abe,

When I met you at Carlisle you did not strike me as the kind of
guy who would have crud on his frame. Seasons greetings.

Howard, Wanda and Effie
- -----Original Message-----
From: Abe Stauffer
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 3:52 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Starts like new


>Fellow FTE'ers:
> Its funny how a little thing done to your truck can really get you
>pumped up. I got my starter rebuilt and I put it in yesterday. The truck
>starts so easy now. The like-new starter spins like a top and the engine
>pops off faster than ever before (and it is still 6 volts)! I also
>replaced the ground cable from starter to the frame. Since the generator
>shop that rebuilt the starter did not have 1 gauge cable in stock (which
>is what was used originally) he made one from 2/0 (bigger). I also
>scraped the crud off the frame where it is grounded to ensure a good
>contact.
> Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 17:05:32 +1300
From: Clive Pedersen - CSERVNZ
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Power Steering

A short while ago on the digest Dennis O'Connell said he would be in contact
with a guy with a couple of power steering units for sale but my email to
Dennis bounced.

Dennis with the 55 F100 - please email me with the details if they are
still available.

Thanks

Clive Pedersen
Email Clive.Pedersen lion-nathan.co.nz


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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 00:21:21 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - The Power of a Y-block

I gotta brag, folks. I can't help it!
I was driving home this evening trying to identify a couple of new
noises Grover has started making when I saw a couple of cars on the side
of the road, and a guy waving down traffic. I pulled over to see if I
could help, and found that one of the two cars was an RX7 which had been
backed into a ditch, where it got high-centered. The other car was a guy
like me, just trying to help.
I ran back to the truck to see if I had my tow rope, and then jockeyed
Grover into position while the other guy stopped traffic. The Mazda's
driver had seen me throw the rope in the bed, and he was looking for a
place to hook it on his car by the time I got out of the truck.
Once everything was ready, I hopped back into Grover, eased out on the
clutch, and that old truck didn't even grunt as the Mazda pulled free!!
Woohoo! I guess those 4.86 gears are pretty handy after all! Grover
didn't even spin his tires.
I love my truck.
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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover ....


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