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pre61-list-digest Monday, December 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 379



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1
FTE Pre61 - F.O.R.D. T-SHIRTS
FTE Pre61 - Re: Loose hood
Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1
Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1
FTE Pre61 - 1952 F-1 Trailer Hitch
FTE Pre61 - My 52 F-1
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 15:33:17 EST
From: PBRUHN aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1

Would like to hear from anyone who has used the steering wheel restoration
kit such as Sacramento Vintage Ford has in their catalong. Did it work well,
etc?? Also, can a new steering wheel be adapted to fit a '52 F1?

Thanks - Bruno
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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 15:32:07 -0500
From: Mark Barnes telerama.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F.O.R.D. T-SHIRTS

> Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 17:46:54 EST
> From: Dpb289 aol.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: FORD
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> Just thought I'd reply that FORD also stands for:
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> Forward-thinking, Original, Reliable, and Dependable.

Someone ought to have T-Shirts with printed up. I'd buy one!

Mark.
'53 F350 Dually/ Flatbed
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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 13:08:01 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Loose hood

thanks guys:
will try the front latch adjustment--mine's pretty tight, so perhaps loosening it will alleviate the rise in the back (this is what you're suggesting, right?). the hinges themselves are pretty well adjusted--i made sure of that when re-installing them (and my cowl seal is rotten--another list-item).

this (the hood issue) is one of the last steps prior to finishing off the body (stripping is next), so i'm pretty anxious in finding a solution. anyone else? aternate opinions are always welcome...

hunter

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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 18:57:08 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1

Bruno,
I Purchased the POR-15 floor restoration kit that included the same putty
used in the steering wheel restoration kit. I used it on my steering wheel,
as mine had a lot of cracks all the way around the wheel. It is simple to
use. I did my wheel over a year ago and have not had any problems so far.
I would recommend using this stuff.

Paul
52 F-3
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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 16:40:25 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride" memes.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1

What kind of paint/finish do you use on the steering wheel?
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Date: Sunday, December 26, 1999 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1


>Bruno,
>I Purchased the POR-15 floor restoration kit that included the same putty
>used in the steering wheel restoration kit. I used it on my steering wheel,
>as mine had a lot of cracks all the way around the wheel. It is simple to
>use. I did my wheel over a year ago and have not had any problems so far.
> I would recommend using this stuff.
>
>Paul
>52 F-3
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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 20:30:03 -0500
From: "James I. McDaniel" pop.dn.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1952 F-1 Trailer Hitch

Am a new subscriber. Just joined.

I have a 1952 F-1 that I'm putting a new flathead engine in. Is
a good looking vehicle and is stock except for seat belts and
radial 15" tires, and I will be using it as an "almost daily"
driver. I'd like to put a trailer hitch on it. It looks like
the stock rear bumper will support pulling a medium-sized
trailer, especially if I brace the underside of the top lip of
the bumper with a section of steel from one bumper bracket to the
other. Anyone have experience with towing with an old F-1 or any
suggestions for how best to install a hitch? Anyone know if
there are class II or class III hitches for these old trucks?

Thanks,

Jim McDaniel
Northern Virginia Regional Group
Early Ford V-8 Club of America


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Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 21:37:00 EST
From: Flathead52 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - My 52 F-1

Hello
I've been limited on funds to spend on the truck. So I found some free
fun I could have, I put together this web page It's my second try still needs
work. Check it out later.

Tom

my home page
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 00:52:27 -0800
From: Dan Wentz earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1950 F-1 Questions

Starter buttons and door handles can both be bought from a variety
of companies in the states. Have a look at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dennis-carpenter.com/ or http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.vintage-ford.com/.

>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?

The F1 came standard with a 3 speed and a 4 speed could be had as an
option. I don't know if the 3 speeds were shared with the cars or not. I
tend to doubt it because the gearing wouldn't be too nice in a car.

>Is there a publication where I can find the engine codes?

I have recently added a VIN decoder to my website (see below for the address).

>The steering is "loose", is there a cure for that or does it have to be =
>replaced?

It can be adjusted by removing some of the paper gaskets at the bottom of
the gear box. Somebody posted a great set of directions for doing this a
while back--it's a pretty involved procedure. Most of the time, from my
experience, the gears are so worn that the adjustments don't do any
good. New gear boxes are expensive though, so try adjusting it in case it
will help.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Now living the 4 barrel life--varooom.
1992 Mustang LX--Humbled in the presence of the F1's 351.

Visit my Bonus Built 48-52 F Series Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~dwentz
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