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pre61-list-digest Saturday, December 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 377



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps
FTE Pre61 - real wood
FTE Pre61 - Art Morrison Frames
FTE Pre61 - steel bed no wood.
FTE Pre61 - Cab hieght
FTE Pre61 - Merry Christmas
Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Cab hieght
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: FORD
Re: FTE Pre61 - Carburetor pump link pin mods
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y-block
Re: FTE Pre61 - steel bed no wood.
FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers
FTE Pre61 - Bed Wood--Oil finishes?
FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 06:03:55 -0500
From: pschumacher mindspring.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps

Anyone know where I can get hub caps for my '56 3/4 ton (eight lug)? Sac
Ford doesn't carry them.

Thanks
Peter


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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 06:10:05 -0800
From: "Ken Laffoon" vci.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - real wood

>Sorry Guy's
>Nothing looks as good as Red Oak boards, stained natural and then 10 coats
of
>Polyurethane. Less work than plywood, looks original and looks best. The
>stainless steel strips make the finishing touch.


AMEN Besides guys lets be serious. The oak wood can be bought for less
than a 100 dollar bill with the grooves already cut. Have you priced a 3/4
inch 4x8 piece of marine grade plywood lately and a piece of 1/4 inch oak
laminate? Your talking near that 100 dollar bill. If you are going to have
to pay the same money why not buy the "Real Thing Drink Coke-a -Cola". Just
my opinion everyone has their own preferences and if it is plywood. oak. are
metal it all beats a sagging bead.

Ken L.


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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 07:29:42 EST
From: DJ9124 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Art Morrison Frames

I just enjoyed an article in Classic Custom Trucks magazine about mail order
custom frames featuring Art Morrisons products. I just wanted to know if
anyone on the list has purchased a Morrison frame and what their opinion is.
Thanks.
Dave Joest
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 06:57:10 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride" memes.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steel bed no wood.

My 52 3/4 ton pick up has a diamond plate steel bed installed. also a
matching rear bumper to go with it. Although not original I will keep the
steel bed. Easy to maintain (paint) and durable. My truck isn't for show
anyway. Well actually it is for show. I show it off when I putter around
town.

The 1950 1 ton pickup I just purchased also has a steel bed. Smooth steel
plate. Much easier to use for things like gravel, dirt, etc. Shovel doesn't
hang up like it would on a diamond plate. If and when I ever yank the
engine out of this truck I will be selling it really cheap or giving it
away.

Kreig in Bellingham, WA

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From: Ken Laffoon vci.net>
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>
Date: Friday, December 24, 1999 4:09 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - real wood


>
>>Sorry Guy's
>>Nothing looks as good as Red Oak boards, stained natural and then 10 coats
>of
>>Polyurethane. Less work than plywood, looks original and looks best. The
>>stainless steel strips make the finishing touch.
>
>
>AMEN Besides guys lets be serious. The oak wood can be bought for
less
>than a 100 dollar bill with the grooves already cut. Have you priced a 3/4
>inch 4x8 piece of marine grade plywood lately and a piece of 1/4 inch oak
>laminate? Your talking near that 100 dollar bill. If you are going to
have
>to pay the same money why not buy the "Real Thing Drink Coke-a -Cola".
Just
>my opinion everyone has their own preferences and if it is plywood. oak.
are
>metal it all beats a sagging bead.
>
>Ken L.
>
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 13:36:54 EST
From: Flathead52 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Cab hieght

Hello all
I have a 52 f-1, I'm looking at the way the cab sit on the frame and it
look's like it's dropped in the back. Can anyone tell me If the cab should be
level with the running board? Mine sits lower in the rear of the cab. Any
ideas?

Tom
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 12:59:30 -0600
From: "john niolon" wans.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Merry Christmas

Fellow FTE'ers,

For all the wisdom that you share, the good and bad answers, comments, wise
cracks,dumb remarks and expecially for the endless Ch*vy/Ford wars....
thanks... You've made my last year more informed and much more enjoyable.
I saw a tag line on another list that sums us ALL up perfectly... "The
reason we're all here....is because we're not all here"

I hope all of you have a beautiful Christmas and a happy, safe and
prosperous New Years (if there is one).


John Niolon


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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 17:20:23 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

Politically correct or incorrect, I don't care.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Tom Nickolson
The General
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 17:24:44 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Cab hieght

All level. You might have to replace the cab mounting rubber pads or I would
suspect the brackets or the cab wielding is rusted out.

Tom Nickolson
The General
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 17:46:54 EST
From: Dpb289 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: FORD

Just thought I'd reply that FORD also stands for:

Forward-thinking, Original, Reliable, and Dependable.

dpb 2x54F100
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 17:59:57 EST
From: Dpb289 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Carburetor pump link pin mods

I've got a 239 also with a single 2v. However, I'm putting a 1957 T-Bird 4v
intake which will mate up to a late carb.

dpb 2x54F100
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 18:14:39 EST
From: Dpb289 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y-block

Several weeks back I had emailed pre61-list and that I had found a Y-block
that started out with EAL. It turns out that this came out of a 1953 F750
Firetruck. It happens to be a 279 128hp 3400rpm.

Since, this is much larger in size than the 239-312 Y-blocks, thought you may
want to find a book that has the casting numbers for the larger Y-blocks.
The guy that owns the engine verified this in his book.

dpb 2x54F100

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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 19:52:49 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - steel bed no wood.

For what it's worth, I too had a truck with a smooth 1/4" steel deck bed on which epoxy bed liner was sprayed on thick. Tough as nails. Tough looking. Good traction. The steel was in when I got it. I had it sandblasted and epoxied. It was a very functional compromise.

Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. Correct. Period. Have a great holiday one and all.

Ray C
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On Fri, 24 Dec 1999 06:57:10 Kreig McBride wrote:
>My 52 3/4 ton pick up has a diamond plate steel bed installed. also a
>matching rear bumper to go with it. Although not original I will keep the
>steel bed. Easy to maintain (paint) and durable. My truck isn't for show
>anyway. Well actually it is for show. I show it off when I putter around
>town.
>
>The 1950 1 ton pickup I just purchased also has a steel bed. Smooth steel
>plate. Much easier to use for things like gravel, dirt, etc. Shovel doesn't
>hang up like it would on a diamond plate. If and when I ever yank the
>engine out of this truck I will be selling it really cheap or giving it
>away.
>
>Kreig in Bellingham, WA
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ken Laffoon vci.net>
>To: pre61-listford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>
>Date: Friday, December 24, 1999 4:09 AM
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - real wood
>
>
>>
>>>Sorry Guy's
>>>Nothing looks as good as Red Oak boards, stained natural and then 10 coats
>>of
>>>Polyurethane. Less work than plywood, looks original and looks best. The
>>>stainless steel strips make the finishing touch.
>>
>>
>>AMEN Besides guys lets be serious. The oak wood can be bought for
>less
>>than a 100 dollar bill with the grooves already cut. Have you priced a 3/4
>>inch 4x8 piece of marine grade plywood lately and a piece of 1/4 inch oak
>>laminate? Your talking near that 100 dollar bill. If you are going to
>have
>>to pay the same money why not buy the "Real Thing Drink Coke-a -Cola".
>Just
>>my opinion everyone has their own preferences and if it is plywood. oak.
>are
>>metal it all beats a sagging bead.
>>
>>Ken L.
>>
>>
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>
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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 20:05:38 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers

Thanks for the tip about the aftermarket hood modification...However, I am hoping to keep the '53 fairly original. I've re-sprung the original hinges, but the hood still pops up in the back.

Some folks have told me that the hood pops up in the back and there's really nothing to do about it. I find this hard to believe--even without robotic assembly lines, designing a hood hinge that works couldn't be so hard that
the Ford engineers didn't get it right...

So, I pose the question again to all of the die-hard restorers--what can a guy do about a hood that pops up in the back? Are the "rebuilt" hinges a fix? or just money down the drain?

Look forward to hearing some good suggestions.

Hunter

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Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 20:13:02 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bed Wood--Oil finishes?

Speaking of bed wood...has anyone used an oil-finish on oak or pine (like tung oil)? Seems like a natural finish--like tung oil--would weather nicely over the years (with easy re-application) rather than lend the disappointments
of chipping, scratching and fading that poly or varnish would give. I'm interested in hearing the results of anyone who's tried it...

Hunter

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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 08:09:57 +0100
From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

Christmas Greetings from Sweden, Europe.

I have been reading the pre61-list for the last couple of weeks and I =
have learned a lot during that time.=20
I will try to keep my message short but I have a lot of questions.
I bought my truck a couple of months ago and I have had starting =
problems. I have pulled the starter down and replaced the loose bolt =
where the cable connects, and I have bought a new starter relay.=20
I think I have a problem with the starter button 'cause the starter =
cranks if I pull the ground cable. Looks like a short circuit to me. =
Correct?
If so, does anyone have a starter button for sale?
I will also replace the starter and ground cable.
Another thing I need is the outside doorhandle/drivers side.
I have heard that you could get the F-1 with a 4-speed especially made =
for trucks or the 3-speed that came in passenger cars?
Is there a publication where I can find the engine codes?
The steering is "loose", is there a cure for that or does it have to be =
replaced?
The truck (Oswald) has the original flathead V8 and a 4-speed, and =
Oswald is fairly original as far as I can see. It has been repainted =
black a long time ago, now it's flat black. Tires are from Poland!
Wrong taillight(s) and turn signals are added (Swedish regulations)
Is there a club I might join out there? Don't mind travelling :-)
And last, I have owned a lot of Fords including 67 Shelby, 70 BOSS
302, 65 GT350R replica, 66 Lincoln Conv, but I have to admit, Oswald is =
the most charming Ford I have ever owned. He makes me smile every time I =
enter the garage.
You have to excuse my English, folks

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Thomas

1950 Ford F-1
1967 Mustang
1928 Sarolea=20


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