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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Sandblasting
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
FTE Pre61 - Jack & tire iron, and reflector flares
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
FTE Pre61 - Exhaust Manifolds
FTE Pre61 - Another COE
Re: FTE Pre61 - Randy-Exhaust Manifolds
FTE Pre61 - Transporting trucks
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!
FTE Pre61 - 289 in a '48
FTE Pre61 - Vacuum wipers
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
FTE Pre61 - sandlasting
Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
FTE Pre61 - Fuel Injection on Flatty

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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 09:31:01 -0600
From: Mark Hendricks oneilhagaman.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Sandblasting

I've read and have been told that your typical 33 gallon compressors
just won't do the job, but, if you chain two of these compressors
together (a simple T connect on the hoses), they work great. So maybe
you could borrow a friends.

1950 F-1 (driving to OK in Feb. to pick it up)

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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 08:45:40 -0800
From: "Kreig McBride" memes.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this

Does it matter if there is rust?
A 52 Mercury COE is not what i would consider a common site.

Kreig in Bellingham, Wa
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From: Scott yahoo.com>
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Date: Thursday, January 06, 2000 9:17 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this


>I've found a 52 Mercury COE for sale about an hour from my place. I
>might go look at it today or on Sat and I was wondering if anyone could
>tell me where these big boys are prone to rust. It is just cab and
>chasis. The guy told me that there was only a small rust hold on one
>of the fenders about 1"x2". So if anyone knows where I should pay
>close attention to that would be great, I know that Ray C has had at
>least 1 COE and I would really like to here what he has to say. Or if
>anyone is interested in it, being that it is a Mercury let me know and
>I'll get you the details.
>Scott
>52 F1
>ps, I'm gonna take lots of pics of the truck!
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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 12:05:01 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Jack & tire iron, and reflector flares

Speaking of Jacks:
Does anyone know with certainty or have any hunches what the jack and
tire iron looked like for a '54 F-100. Did '53-'56 all use the same one,
did the '59 use the same one as My59F100 asked yesterday? These were
sold as dealer accesories so is it possible that they could have been
different in different parts of the country? I have a tire iron that
came with my truck (I am the 2nd owner). It is flat iron with a box
wrench on one end and a sharp edge on the other end to pry off hubcaps.
It has only one marking that says like "Pat. pending". What did the jack
look like? I would like to have one.
The literature I have says the dealers also had a "reflector flare set
with flags and flagstaffs". I have one of these in a red tin box. It
soes not have any "Ford" markings on it. Is this an original Ford
accessory?
Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 09:31:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this

I know it's rare, but where do the COE's rust out. I need to know
where to pay close attention to. I expect it to have surface rust.
Scott

- --- Kreig McBride memes.com> wrote:
> Does it matter if there is rust?
> A 52 Mercury COE is not what i would consider a common site.
>
> Kreig in Bellingham, Wa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott yahoo.com>
> To: Pre 60 List ford-trucks.com>
> Date: Thursday, January 06, 2000 9:17 AM
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
>
>
> >I've found a 52 Mercury COE for sale about an hour from my place. I
> >might go look at it today or on Sat and I was wondering if anyone
> could
> >tell me where these big boys are prone to rust. It is just cab and
> >chasis. The guy told me that there was only a small rust hold on
> one
> >of the fenders about 1"x2". So if anyone knows where I should pay
> >close attention to that would be great, I know that Ray C has had at
> >least 1 COE and I would really like to here what he has to say. Or
> if
> >anyone is interested in it, being that it is a Mercury let me know
> and
> >I'll get you the details.
> >Scott
> >52 F1

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Date: 07 Jan 2000 11:44:47 -0600
From: Randy K Selby CAT.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Exhaust Manifolds

Truckies,
I need a little help. I am trying my second set of exhaust manifolds and the
second oil pan on my '50 239 V-8. Can't seem to get the right combination.
Dipstick will not clear manifold. The manifolds came from a co-worker, and are
the last set that he has. Could they be auto instead of truck manifolds? I am
putting a rear-sump pan on now, and would rather use it. Does anyone have a
picture of a stock driver's side manifold?


Randy Selby
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selby_randy_k cat.com
As my wife claims "The leading Midwest Dealer in junk '50 F-1 parts."
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 09:55:40 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Another COE

When I was searching for that 52 Merc COE I also found a 54 Ford COE
for sale. The 54 is an ex furniture truck and is located in Creston
B.C. Please e-mail me off list for more info.
Scott

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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 13:27:22 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Randy-Exhaust Manifolds

Randy,
Check out this page on my website. I have several engine pics on it that
shows the exhaust manifolds. The dipstick is on the drivers side.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://hometown.aol.com/pwptruck1/engine.htm

Good luck,
Paul
52 F-3
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 17:19:51 -0700
From: "Loren Kowalchuk" masterflo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Transporting trucks

Hello again,

I haven't posted here for a while, mainly because I'm spending most
of my time still looking for a replacement cab for my 57. I've come
close a few times, but there's always been something that killed it.
I have now found a complete 1960 effie in Northern California that
looks to be exactly what I'm looking for. The problem is getting it
up here to Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The shipping costs are a
killer. Is there anyone out there who knows of a company that will
do it cheap. I really don't want to drive down and get it myself.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Incidentally, if anyone knows of a cab that is in good restorable
condition and is a little closer to me (Northwest USA or Western
Canada), then let me know please.

Once I get a cab, it's clear sailing after that. (Yeah, right.)
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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 22:44:13 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!

FTE will soon be celebrating its 3rd Anniversary as a web site.
(It was just a mailing list prior to that).

We have several things planned for this. Among them is an
opportunity for you, the FTE user, to have your questions
answered by Bob Masone, F150 Product Manger for Ford Motor
Company!

Post the question(s) you would like to have asked, and we'll
hash them out here. I'm going to present 5-10 questions to
Bob in an interview and post the transcripts on the web site
and to the mailing lists.

There are a few minor guidelines....

1. No questions about unannounced future products.
2. Keep in mind that this isn't a mechanic's chit-chat.
3. It may be best to use this as an opportunity to discuss
Ford's involvement with the enthusiast community.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 23:06:15 EST
From: JDay2536 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 289 in a '48

I have a 289 in a '48 F-1. Simple fabricated motor mounts and most any
cross-member (mine is FMX auto). I am still using the original radiator from
the flathead V8. I'm not sure how it would work out in a '59 model, though.
Don't forget to consider things like throttle linkage, conversion to
alternator, etc. Most of my stuff for the swap came from the donor vehicle,
a '68 Fairlane. Good luck.
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 23:13:51 EST
From: JDay2536 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vacuum wipers

I've been pretty satisfied with my old vacuum windshield wiper. Aside from
making sure that there are no leaks, here's a tip from my uncle who grew up
with these things-lube every part of them that can be reached with WD-40,
especially around the shafts. When I drove mine regularly, I would give it
this treatment every few weeks and the wiper always worked like new (except
on a hard uphill pull). JDay
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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 20:49:10 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this

Hi Scott and FTE'ers,
I got a 54 COE. The only place mine had rust is on the steps and on the cab corners it was bubling a little bit. The 52 is a little different. Don't know where the favorite rust spots were. It would be nice to have another COE around! Keep us posted.

Ray C
- --

On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 08:52:26 Scott wrote:
>I've found a 52 Mercury COE for sale about an hour from my place. I
>might go look at it today or on Sat and I was wondering if anyone could
>tell me where these big boys are prone to rust. It is just cab and
>chasis. The guy told me that there was only a small rust hold on one
>of the fenders about 1"x2". So if anyone knows where I should pay
>close attention to that would be great, I know that Ray C has had at
>least 1 COE and I would really like to here what he has to say. Or if
>anyone is interested in it, being that it is a Mercury let me know and
>I'll get you the details.
>Scott
>52 F1
>ps, I'm gonna take lots of pics of the truck!
>
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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 23:02:36 -0600
From: "Don Chandler" n-link.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - sandlasting

You received good advise regarding the pressure pot. There are some other
things, that you may or may not know, that are super important. BTW, you can
get a small pot from Harbor Freight for about $89 if you watch their
catalogs. The price goes up and down. Use fine sand, I get mine at the
lumber yard, they call it #3 sandblast sand. The industrial sandblast
supplies call it #5 "sugar sand". Do not blast with the nozzle perpendicular
to the surface, use a glancing angle, about 30' from perpendicular. Keep the
nozzle back from the surface 8-10 inches and keep the pressure reading on
the gauge on the pot down to about 80 psi. I have just finished blasting all
of the pieces for my 50 F-1. I disassembled and blasted inside and outside,
everything came out perfect. I primed with epoxy primer. If you use too much
pressure, blast at 90' to surface, keep the nozzle in one place, you will
generate heat in the metal and your parts will come out warped up. I have
seen many hoods, doors, roofs messed up because of this. my compressor is a
7.5 HP with a 100 gal tank.

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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 21:05:00 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this

Ray C here again on this one,
Lift up the floor mat and check near the kick plates. Check under the cab where it mounts to the frame on the hangers. Wear grubbies and climb under it with a good flashlight and a screwdriver to poke with.

- --

On Fri, 7 Jan 2000 09:31:08 Scott wrote:
>I know it's rare, but where do the COE's rust out. I need to know
>where to pay close attention to. I expect it to have surface rust.
>Scott
>
>--- Kreig McBride memes.com> wrote:
>> Does it matter if there is rust?
>> A 52 Mercury COE is not what i would consider a common site.
>>
>> Kreig in Bellingham, Wa
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scott yahoo.com>
>> To: Pre 60 List ford-trucks.com>
>> Date: Thursday, January 06, 2000 9:17 AM
>> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 Merc COE - Ray C might like this
>>
>>
>> >I've found a 52 Mercury COE for sale about an hour from my place. I
>> >might go look at it today or on Sat and I was wondering if anyone
>> could
>> >tell me where these big boys are prone to rust. It is just cab and
>> >chasis. The guy told me that there was only a small rust hold on
>> one
>> >of the fenders about 1"x2". So if anyone knows where I should pay
>> >close attention to that would be great, I know that Ray C has had at
>> >least 1 COE and I would really like to here what he has to say. Or
>> if
>> >anyone is interested in it, being that it is a Mercury let me know
>> and
>> >I'll get you the details.
>> >Scott
>> >52 F1
>
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Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 00:55:57 -0500
From: gary vandergrift home.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fuel Injection on Flatty

I was talking to my local speed shop about buying a 4 bbl carb as
recommended by someone here.
He started talking about how he sold Fuel Injection to a guy with an old
Packard and how
happy the guy was with it. I called Holly to talk to them about puting
some Throttle body
F.I. on my '52 239ci Flatty and they said that they didn't have any
thing that small. Do
any of you know if there is a setup what will work on this engine? The
stuff they had that
was equal to the size of my engine had specific requirements like it
would only work on a GM
system or it was only for a 6 cylinder Jeep, etc.
Now the 4 BBL will work fine I am sure, but... . .
FI would be as cool as a 350 ; -} ..I mean a 351C!
Don't want to start any of that *H**Y *H** again.
Gary V in CT '37 with a '52
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