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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, January 4 2000 Volume 04 : Number 002



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - License Plates
SV: FTE Pre61 - License Plates
FTE Pre61 - Re: Tom's 52 F-1
FTE Pre61 - Re: JRFiero - Truck Bed Replacement
FTE Pre61 - Wiring book
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book
FTE Pre61 - 292 Y block
Re: FTE Pre61 - License Plates
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book
Re: FTE Pre61 - voting on the new list
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book

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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 08:47:22 -0500
From: pschumacher mindspring.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - License Plates

Does anybody know where I can hunt down a set of License plates ('56
Longbox) I've found no web site out there. Thanks for any help.

Peter


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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 15:48:48 +0100
From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
Subject: SV: FTE Pre61 - License Plates

Have you tried eBay? I found my Texas 1950 Farm Truck license plate =
there. You have to be a registered user though to place bids on the =
license plates up for auction.
Good luck,

Tom the Terrible

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>Does anybody know where I can hunt down a set of License plates ('56
>Longbox) I've found no web site out there. Thanks for any help.
>
>Peter
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 15:55:02 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Tom's 52 F-1

I looked at your pictures, looks good. The skirts were different. Keep up the
work and keep the swap meet guys happy.

The General is a 50's style hot rod

Tom Nickolson
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 16:34:39 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: JRFiero - Truck Bed Replacement

The original boards were pine, I said red oak "Looked" the best. Red oak has
a softer looking grain and is easier to work with. Pine is course and harder
to get a smooth finish. If you want original, please use Southern Yellow
Pine. Oak, Ash, Birch or Maple looks better than pine and is easier to work
with if you have the correct saws and blades. The hard woods that I listed
also will take a finish better, just take a look at your better furniture.
Pine was cheaper in those days and was not used for something as mundane a
truck bed floors.

I hope this clears up what I was trying to say.

Tom Nickolson
The General
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 17:24:42 EST
From: FiftySevenF100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book

FTEers,

I have been trying to find a book called, "How to Wire Your Hotrod (or maybe
Streetrod)". Where can I find one? A friend said he saw one for sale at a
carshow. Barnes and Noble or Amazon searches come up empty. Is there a better
book I can buy to help me?

Glenn in TN
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 14:42:10 -0800
From: "Roy Maul" open.org>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book

Glenn,
Speedway Motors has a book called "how to do Electrical Systems," by Tex
Smith. It's on page 201 of their current catalog and sells for $19.95.
They list 2 other books on page 200. The first is titled "Automotive
Electrical Handbook" by Jim Horner ($14.95), and the other is "How to Wire
Your Street Rod From Start to Finish" by Jack Sweeden ($7.99).
Roy (in OR)
'50 F2

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Date: Monday, January 03, 2000 2:26 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book


>FTEers,
>
>I have been trying to find a book called, "How to Wire Your Hotrod (or
maybe
>Streetrod)". Where can I find one? A friend said he saw one for sale at a
>carshow. Barnes and Noble or Amazon searches come up empty. Is there a
better
>book I can buy to help me?
>
>Glenn in TN
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 17:55:26 -0600
From: "Roger Hughes" ilinkusa.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 292 Y block

On Sun, 02 Jan 2000 11:01:35 Mark Barnes wrote:

>The serial number on the rating plate of my F350 says it should have
>originally been a 239. The numbers on the block are "ECZ 6015A". Can
>anybody help me identify if my motor really is a 292, & what it
>originally came out of.

Mark, the ECZ prefix designates it a 312 block, 6015 is the basic part
number for a Ford block. This was used on all years for the 312 starting in
1956. 1958 thru 1960 it was used in Mercury cars. 1957 was the best year
from a performance view, most horsepower. You should locate the date code
on the front of the engine block , behind the water pump, next to the edge
of the valley cover. This will tell you the date the engine was assembled
at Ford when it is decoded. This is a stamped number so you may have to
clean away some grunge to see it. The first number is the year in the 1950
decade, ie 8=58. The next character is a letter for the month (A-M, I not
used), then the next 2 numbers are the day. The 312 was not used in trucks
but could be adapted with the truck mounts. The truck engines have a center
front mount and side mounts on the bell housing. There is no code to
designate what car this came from, but it defintely came from a car not a
truck. The Y-block engine blocks from trucks were same as cars. The 1953
trucks had the 239 flathead engine so you will have to adapt 54 or later
truck motor mounts to your frame. Not sure if these will bolt in. If you
send me an email off list I can send you a picture of the front mount from
the Ford Illustrations Catalog. Then you can decide if you want to buy
those parts. Looks like the rear mounts are the same from 53 -56. Pictures
really help. The distance between the front mount and rear mounts may be
different between the 2 engine series. At worst you would have to fabricate
an adapter plate out of 1/4 inch steel plate for the front mount.

Roger
55 F100 soon to have a 292


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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 19:12:23 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - License Plates

You should visit eBay www.ebay.com and enter License Plate in the search
field.

You will find what you are looking for at reasonable costs.

Howard
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Date: Monday, January 03, 2000 1:56 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - License Plates


>Does anybody know where I can hunt down a set of License plates ('56
>Longbox) I've found no web site out there. Thanks for any help.
>
>Peter
>
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 17:41:12 -0800
From: "Tom Ewing" napanet.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book

Glen, I think you may be referring to the Jack Sweeden book(its more of a
pamphet actually) How to Wire Your Streetrod. I used the book when I wired
my last truck from "scratch"-the first time I ever did that actually. The
wiring still works just great and I just followed one of his many examples.
Its a great book in my opinion. I've seen other electrical books, but this
one was super easy to read and follow. I recommend it highly. I bought
mine from the Speedway Motors catalog as I recall, but you can go direct to
him too. His address as printed in the book is Jack Sweeden
Street Rod Wiring
PO Box 14571
Okla city, OK 73113
Good luck

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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 21:52:07 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - voting on the new list

In a message dated 1/2/2000 8:34:49 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kpayne ford-trucks.com writes:

> >Because numerous of us, I bet, never (almost never) go to the website. I
> >just did, it took me an inordinate amount of time to find the 'voting'
area,
> >and even then I didn't vote, 'cause of response 1 above.
>
> I would have figured it would be easy to find. Its on the main menu
> bar.
>
Ken -
Not to criticize your tireless work on the website - At my resolution and
monitor size, etc, when I go to the site, I see a series of choices on the
right side, beginning with Home, and ending with Search. There is blank
space below Search, which indicates to me that list is complete, and my
concentration shifts elswhere on the page. Only after I go poking around for
a while do I notice there are additional choices in that frame (?), in a
different format. Therefore I didn't find it right away.
You and I know we have different opinions on this matter, and I don''t
want to belabor the point.
Jonas
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 22:16:19 EST
From: RVoice2723 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring book

Welcome to Bibliofind!


Glenn

Try the above link. Takes you to a book search. I have found some hard to....


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