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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, December 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 380



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1
FTE Pre61 - Steering wheel restoration kits: too much $$
FTE Pre61 - Oil Finishes
Re: FTE Pre61 - Oil Finishes
FTE Pre61 - engine colour
Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour
FTE Pre61 - gas tanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour
FTE Pre61 - Need dimensions of hand crank
FTE Pre61 - OT/Fords in Phoenix/Tucson/place to stay?
Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour
Re: FTE Pre61 - Need dimensions of hand crank
Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 08:50:45 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Steering Wheel - 52 F1

Bruno,
I haven't painted the wheel yet, but I have been told that there is a
special vinyl based paint that you can spray on. I haven't checked on it yet,
so I'm not sure if this is true or not.

Paul
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 08:50:45 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Steering wheel restoration kits: too much $$

Bruno:

I "steered" away from the kit, but still got great results from similar (but separate) products: Castroil Super Clean, JBWeld (15 min. Quick Set) 2 part epoxy paste, 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and a can of black EPOXY spray paint (not enamel). These products should be available at your local Hardware
store for under $15 total. Careful prep work will yeild the best job, so don't rush it and let the paint dry in a warm, but not hot area...

Hunter

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 11:37:22 -0500
From: Rob Linden rconnect.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 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...

Although I haven't tried tung oil on bed wood, I have tried it on the
wood gunwales on a canoe, and I've now gone to polyurethane instead.
Tung oil did not stand up well to moisture and sunlight, and my wood
gunwales looked pretty much like barn wood after just one season. I
wound up refinishing the gunwales just about every year trying to keep
them looking good. The brands of tung oil that I tried didn't even claim
to be an exterior finish (not on the bottles, at least), and my
experience suggests that tung oil is only suitable for furniture.

Rob, '59 Stepside, "Babe, the blue ox"
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 10:53:02 -0000
From: "Tim Mortimore" evergo.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Oil Finishes

i can't speak from 'bed wood' experience, but from a boating point of view,
some woods (teak) work best with oil finishes (such as watco), while some
(mahogany) won't work with anything but varnish--be it urethane or other.

it would seem that the answer depends on the type of wood, how much moisture
it's gonna see on a regular basis, and what type of touch-up you want to do.
my boat requires an annual scrub with bronze wool, wipe with oil, let it sit
and wipe it off. i used to have varnish there and it was the pits. it
looked just about as bad each year, but the fix was much more work.

many woods turn black when exposed to moisture: cherry, oak and mahogany
are some of the worst, and some have enough oils inherent to ward off the
water--this oil is what makes them less suitable for varnish.

when the time comes, i'll probably just put a good sheet of plywood in the
bed of my panel. it's going to look good, but it's gonna be a truck, not a
show car.

all that being said, there is no doubt what looks the best (at least when
new) --urethane red oak.

tim mortimore
58 panel

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Subject: FTE Pre61 - 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...
>
> Although I haven't tried tung oil on bed wood, I have tried it on the
> wood gunwales on a canoe, and I've now gone to polyurethane instead.
> Tung oil did not stand up well to moisture and sunlight, and my wood
> gunwales looked pretty much like barn wood after just one season. I
> wound up refinishing the gunwales just about every year trying to keep
> them looking good. The brands of tung oil that I tried didn't even claim
> to be an exterior finish (not on the bottles, at least), and my
> experience suggests that tung oil is only suitable for furniture.
>
> Rob, '59 Stepside, "Babe, the blue ox"
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 12:08:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

Forwarded for a friend:
"What color should the V-8 engine of a '48 ford pickup be? Is a six
the same color?'
Scott

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 17:25:14 EST
From: DEADOAK aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

All the 48 engines I've seen were blue. I have two.
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 17:18:31 CST
From: "shandy erisman" hotmail.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

The gas tank out of my 59 f-100 has developed small pin holes due
to prolonged lack of use, and I was wondering if there was any company that
either sold replacements or could possibly fix mine, also in my area there
are several boat manufacturing companies would there be any problem with
having one of these companies gel-coat and fiberglass my tank

thanks
Shandy Erisman
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 18:27:22 -0800
From: sainey impop.bellatlantic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

There are several options you can have the tank coated with a sealer. I found
a radiator shop that also fixed gas tanks. They gave me a quote of 250 bucks,
but wouldn't do mine because it had a baffle in the tank and he couldn't
guarantee the coating would stick to the back of it. Also, Mac's Antique Auto
and Sacramento Vintage Ford (as well as others I'm sure) sell replacement
Stainless steel tanks in either 15 or 20 gallon capacities for 400-500 bucks.
They are not original, however, they should be drilled for original sending
unit and gas filler tube.

Steve

39 1/2 ton Hopped up Flathead

shandy erisman wrote:

> The gas tank out of my 59 f-100 has developed small pin holes due
> to prolonged lack of use, and I was wondering if there was any company that
> either sold replacements or could possibly fix mine, also in my area there
> are several boat manufacturing companies would there be any problem with
> having one of these companies gel-coat and fiberglass my tank
>
> thanks
> Shandy Erisman
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 19:23:13 EST
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

the 6 is red
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 21:06:48 -0500
From: "Bill Robinson" digitalexp.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

Try Eastwood.com
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Date: Monday, December 27, 1999 6:31 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks


>The gas tank out of my 59 f-100 has developed small pin holes due
>to prolonged lack of use, and I was wondering if there was any company that
>either sold replacements or could possibly fix mine, also in my area there
>are several boat manufacturing companies would there be any problem with
>having one of these companies gel-coat and fiberglass my tank
>
> thanks
> Shandy Erisman
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 18:05:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

48 engines were dark blue. Take a look at the
following web site for confirmation of that:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.agt.net/public/bboogaar/engine_colour_list.htm

Ed and the effie


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> All the 48 engines I've seen were blue. I have two.
> Charles
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 20:34:36 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride" memes.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Need dimensions of hand crank

I need the dimensions of the hand crank to fit a 1952 Ford pickup (F-2)

I am trying to loosen up the engine and cannot get the starter to turn.
There seems to be no access to the front of the crankshaft to attach a
wrench.

Put in a battery and have tried various connections to activate the starter
to no avail. Thus the attempt to hand crank.

Thanks,

Kreig in Bellingham, WA

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 21:16:26 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride" memes.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - OT/Fords in Phoenix/Tucson/place to stay?

My wife and I are planning to be in the Phoenix/Tucson area around March 8th
to the 13th or so.
Looking for two things:

1st Anyone have an apartment, condo, room to rent during our stay?

2nd Are there any truck museums (Ford or other) to visit, or truck shows
going on?

Our plans are to attend a few baseball games and explore the area.

Thanks,

Kreig and Carol in Bellingham, WA

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 23:21:29 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

My 48 has an orig RED engine
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On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 17:25:14 DEADOAK wrote:
>All the 48 engines I've seen were blue. I have two.
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 23:31:42 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Need dimensions of hand crank

Squirt some good quality penetrating oil in the spark plug holes and firmly but gently bang on the top of the pistons with a wooden dowel and hammer going from one cylinder to the next. This May loosen up your engine. You can also pry on the flywheel teeth with a brass prybar going in both directons after the above hammer thing. Be gentle, but firm, and say: "dangit loosen up"!

Ray C

On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 20:34:36 Kreig McBride wrote:
>I need the dimensions of the hand crank to fit a 1952 Ford pickup (F-2)
>
>I am trying to loosen up the engine and cannot get the starter to turn.
>There seems to be no access to the front of the crankshaft to attach a
>wrench.
>
>Put in a battery and have tried various connections to activate the starter
>to no avail. Thus the attempt to hand crank.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Kreig in Bellingham, WA
>
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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 23:33:28 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - engine colour

Forgot to mention it's a flathead V8
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On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 23:21:29 Ray Cardogno wrote:
>My 48 has an orig RED engine
>--
>
>On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 17:25:14 DEADOAK wrote:
>>All the 48 engines I've seen were blue. I have two.
>>Charles
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