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pre61-list-digest Sunday, December 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 378



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions
Re: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps
Re: FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions
FTE Pre61 - F6 Springs
FTE Pre61 - bed wood
FTE Pre61 - Christmas Trip
FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood Pop Up
FTE Pre61 - Anti-Sway Bar
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood Pop Up
FTE Pre61 - Re: Bed Wood--Oil finishes?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers

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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 09:06:31 EST
From: Dpb289 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

Thomas,

I have gotten quite a few parts from MidFifty F100 Parts. They do have
starter buttons. Their telephone # is 1-800-252-1956. You can also go to
their Web site at www.midfifity.com. Regarding the steering, I put an 85-87
Toyota 4x4 steering box on my 54F100. I got it from Midfifties along with a
pitman arm. It looks like factory and gives you power-steering also. It
sure helps with the play in the steering. Otherwise, have you tried tighten
the screw on top of the steering unit. Sometimes, this helps.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
dpb 2x54F100
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 09:32:36 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps

Try Glen Marion. He runs a long detailed add in every issue of
Hemmings under Truck/Commercial Parts, in with the other
Ford Listings. He may have them, will be sent as described,
and you will pay more than you think. But that is the American
(and Marion) way....supply and demand.

Howard
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Date: Friday, December 24, 1999 7:13 AM
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: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 09:35:21 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers

I had similar problem with my 52. I installed new stainless steel springs
and took the hinges completely apart and sanded off any rust and metal burrs.
Don't apply a heavy coating of paint, that will bind. I then used a graphite
lubricant on all the metal surfaces that rub against each other. Check and
make sure that the hood is not binding against fender or other sheet metal on
the front end. The last thing to check is that the seal on the fire wall is
not touching before it should.

The most important thing, are new springs.

That's my two cents.

Tom Nickolson
The General
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 10:03:48 EST
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

index.html check this site out.It is
the early ford v-8 club.
Ed
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 08:34:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Robert Whitmore yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F6 Springs

Anyone on the list have any experience or opinions on
removing some of the leaves in the front and rear
springs to lower the truck and sofen the ride ? F6
that will never see capacity loads again. Thanks,
Bob

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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 11:59:51 EST
From: A61fordtruck aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - bed wood

i donno, the oak is great, but for a truck that is used, id be too paranoid
to put anything on it. I used Pressure treated no. 1 yellow pine. it looks
great, and the books say it will last 40 years! its a bit hard to find
though, only one lumber yard in my city carries it, but cost me only around
$75 bucks. just my imput....

Greg Schnakenberg
61 stepside guy
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 10:32:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Christmas Trip

Well here it is Christmas Day. It is sort of
anticlimatic after all the hustle and bustle of the
preparation. I have one more thing to look forward to
today. That is when I drive my green '53 F100 with a
big red ribbon on the tailgate to where I have been
invited to Christmas Dinner. I know it will be a hit
with the guys, and maybe some of the gals. Most of
these people have never seen it.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 14:47:56 EST
From: STUDJAMES aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood Pop Up

In a message dated 12/25/1999 4:41:27 AM Central Standard Time,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

Hunter,
My 54 F-100 hood was doing the same (raising in the back, even after rebuilt
hood springs) until my "Auto Techie" brother took alook at it. He tightned
the center post (for lack of real name) at front of hood where it had no more
slack. The post is slotted on the bottom and a nut on the top, this
tightened the spring tension and the hood closes much tighter, better,
snugger whatever you want to call it. I have yet to have the hood vibrate
and raise in the back. Just an idea! Much more peaceful to drive not having
to worry if the hood is gonna blow... Best of Luck
Jim

" 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? "
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 13:56:09 -0600
From: "Andy Montebello" dialnet.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Anti-Sway Bar

Anyone have any ideas on an anti-sway bar for the front of a stock 1950 Ford
pickup?
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 16:51:17 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood Pop Up

That is my experience as well on our 55. Fix the front to take care
of the back. Reverse Osmosis? It works.

Howard
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Date: Saturday, December 25, 1999 3:58 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood Pop Up


>In a message dated 12/25/1999 4:41:27 AM Central Standard Time,
>owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:
>
>Hunter,
>My 54 F-100 hood was doing the same (raising in the back, even after
rebuilt
>hood springs) until my "Auto Techie" brother took alook at it. He tightned
>the center post (for lack of real name) at front of hood where it had no
more
>slack. The post is slotted on the bottom and a nut on the top, this
>tightened the spring tension and the hood closes much tighter, better,
>snugger whatever you want to call it. I have yet to have the hood vibrate
>and raise in the back. Just an idea! Much more peaceful to drive not
having
>to worry if the hood is gonna blow... Best of Luck
>Jim
>
>" 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? "
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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 21:56:13 -0600
From: "Terry" ticnet.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Bed Wood--Oil finishes?

The problem you have here is given time, the wood drys out on the surface.
The oil also washes out in weather. It will eventually start to gray. Clear
urethane can just be reapplied over the scratched area. You can saturate the
wood in the Tung or Linseed oil then urethane and sand it down to a dull
finish that looks like raw wood. It will wear better than just oiled wood
does.


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

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Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 19:46:13 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Loose Hood-Still searching for answers

Where the hood hinges bolt to the cowl you can maximize the rotation of the Hinge-to-cowl relationship such as it will help to pull the hood down. You can do this from inside the cab while the hood is closed for a "feel" as to if it is helping. I had luck this way with 2 of my trucks 53 & 55. The bolt holes have some slop to them. I think this coupled with the front latch adjustment will do it. Just a suggestion.

Ray C
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On Sat, 25 Dec 1999 09:35:21 TNickolson wrote:
>I had similar problem with my 52. I installed new stainless steel springs
>and took the hinges completely apart and sanded off any rust and metal burrs.
>Don't apply a heavy coating of paint, that will bind. I then used a graphite
>lubricant on all the metal surfaces that rub against each other. Check and
>make sure that the hood is not binding against fender or other sheet metal on
>the front end. The last thing to check is that the seal on the fire wall is
>not touching before it should.
>
>The most important thing, are new springs.
>
>That's my two cents.
>
>Tom Nickolson
>The General
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