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pre61-list-digest Saturday, January 15 2000 Volume 04 : Number 013



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Valve Guide O-Rings Damage
FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-digest WHINING NOISE
FTE Pre61 - Re: Reply to vo-lar-e...whow-o-o-o, volare, o-o-o
FTE Pre61 - drums only?
FTE Pre61 - what year flathead from #10 digest
FTE Pre61 - re: My Truck is Whining
FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Whining
FTE Pre61 - Book reviews
FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank Sending Unit
FTE Pre61 - Re: POR-15
FTE Pre61 - Transmission Coolers
FTE Pre61 - Reproduceing Parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Transmission Coolers

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 07:46:16 -0600
From: rturner SPP.ORG
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Valve Guide O-Rings Damage

Members,

I am reassembling my 1950 F1 Ford 239 cu. in. Flat Head V8, finally. I
have been trying to insert the intake valve guides without shearing off
a piece of the rubber o-rings that fit on the intake valve guides. Does
anyone know what I am doing wrong or have suggestion on how to do this
without damage to the o-ring?

HELP!!!

Randy Turner
rturner spp.org
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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 09:30:22 EST
From: Rwilson50 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61-list-digest WHINING NOISE

DON NEIGHBORS, I THINK I KNOW YOUR PROBLEM. MY TRUCK MADE THE SAME TYPE
WHINING,SCREECHING NOISE THE FASTER I WENT THE LOUDER IT WAS. I REMOVED MY
NEIGHBORS CAT FROM THE FAN BELT AND THAT DID THE TRICK. EVERYTHING IS BACK TO
NORMAL, NICE AND QUIET AND THE CAT JUST SITS ON THE PORCH IN BANDAGES. HOPE
THIS HELPS.

RUSS WILSON
49 F-1 ( STRIVING TO BE THE MAN MY DOG THINKS I AM)
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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 09:30:31 EST
From: VegmanOCF aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Reply to vo-lar-e...whow-o-o-o, volare, o-o-o

In a message dated 01/14/2000 2:53:51 AM Pacific Standard Time,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 20:32:52 EST
> From: A61fordtruck aol.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - vo-lar-e...whow-o-o-o, volare, o-o-o
>
> Hey everybody,
> I'm back in the US from europe and began to tear apart my '61 stepside
today
>
> for restoration and... I pulled the truck out of the shed where it had
sat
> for 2 years, put in a hot battery, and it fired up on about the 4th try.
> the
> clutch was stuck, but it broke loose after about 10 feet of cranking. (Try
> that with a 90's truck sometime!)
>
> I am thinking of installing a Volare clip and have a serious question.
why
> does everybody notch the frame? would it not be more easy to use the 4
> stock
> mounting points, fabricate some brackets and bolt it all in? why all the
> cutting and welding? Please somebody inlighten me.
>
> Greg Schnakenberg
> 61 stepside, soon to be "ex ugly" "ex airforce" work truck
> 65 custom cab (for sale to good home)

Great question Greg. Do you already have the Volare' clip? I need to put
power steering on my '52 F1 and am also considering the Volare' option. Do
you know the hub-to-hub width; is it the same as your '61? I'm also
interested in hearing from anyone else who has made this swap. Phillip
>
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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 09:39:13 EST
From: A61fordtruck aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - drums only?

In a message dated 01/14/2000 5:53:51 AM EST,
owner-pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

<< I have a set of cherry drums, brakes and backing plates. I had just done
the job and then rolled my truck off a cliff. I saved the drums. I then
went on to restore a 1/2 ton that I bought as a parts truck. John >>


I hope the drums were not all that was left.....
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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 07:10:56 -0800
From: Marilyn Boese mcn.org>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - what year flathead from #10 digest

Ken,
the "59" means originally 45-48 passenger and 45-47 truck.
Red

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 07:23:54 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - re: My Truck is Whining

Don:

For what it's worth, mine does the same thing in first gear (only)--with the
clutch engaged and disengaged--when going more than 10mph. I have heard it
described as trouble from others in the group--but I'm really unclear what it is
or how to fix it...

Hunter
53 F100

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 10:25:42 EST
From: HDMel95aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Truck Whining

In a message dated 1/14/2000 3:53:51 AM, you wrote:

<ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - My Truck is Whining

The last few days I've been hearing a noise develop in my truck that is
getting me concerned. It is a dying bearing kind of noise that I hear
when the truck is in motion. The noise begins when I release the clutch
pedal, and seems to be related to engine rpm. The noise does NOT occur
in neutral. I have a gut feeling it's inside the transmission, but I'd
love it if somebody could tell me otherwise.
- - --
Don Neighbors>>

Don, my guess.....throw out bearing or pilot bearing.

Mel
53 f100
34 5w
34 Roadster
70 El Camino

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 11:39:13 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Book reviews

Fellow Ford Truckers:
It is time for my annual Ford truck book review. Thanks to Santa
(read
wife) I got two new books this Christmas.
The first is Don Bunn's new book, "Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks -
1948-56." I recommend it. It has lots of pictures, both of restored
trucks
and vintage Ford ads. There is a whole section on custom trucks. It has
lots of stats and figures throughout plus an appendix in the back. It
lists options and accessories for each year, colors ,etc. It deciphers
VIN codes. It should be very useful for any Ford truck owner. It is easy
reading. It is listed for $21.95.
The second is the Specifications Features Manual that you see in the
catalogs. I got the '54 year of course, but it is so informative I am
thinking about buying the other years too! An example of its
helpfulness:
since I joined the FTE List about 2 years ago I have been searching for
the
original color of the grille. I eventually found out, through friends
here, that it was "probably" beige/ivory. Well, in this manual the
grille color is listed as "a nuetral Sungate Ivory paint which blends
with any of the
standard colors." It lists production numbers for the various models
for
that year: pickup, stake, panel, etc. These two facts alone are worth
the
$10 price! Even the Ford Museum in Dearborn could not tell me these
facts!
Have a good Y2K and happy reading!
Abe '54 F-100
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Date: 14 Jan 2000 14:08:28 -0600
From: Randy K Selby CAT.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank Sending Unit

I know that this has been addressed before, but I couldn't find the info in my
archives. I am ready to put some power to my '50 F-1 and need to know if I
need a special voltage reducer for my gas tank sending unit. I have installed
a new harness set up for 12V neg ground. I put a voltage reducer in-line to my
gauge feed, but I have seen other postings pertaining to a "special" reducer
needed for the gas tank. Also, the truck that I bought was a basket case, so I
don't know for sure that the sending unit that I have is 6V. I did not see any
markings on the top of the unit. How can I tell the difference between 6 and
12V? The voltage reducer that I installed was sold to me by the same company
that produced the harness. It is a ceramic coil-type reducer. Will it be
enough to supply the stock dash gauges and the tank sending unit? All help
will be appreciated. Thanks.


Randy Selby
selbyrknpoint.net
selby_randy_kcat.com
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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 19:31:37 -0700 (MST)
From: Darcy Lee Davis ucalgary.ca>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: POR-15

After some deliberation, I chose to use POR-15 on the frame of my truck.
However, I wasn't about to trust it without doing some sort of rust test.
So, I took a chunk or rusted sheetmetal from an old running board. I
cleaned one side of the metal with a wire brush, then coated both sides
with POR-15. First off, I checked things like resistance to a glancing
blow with a hammer, resistance to abrasion(wire brush), and its
flexibility. As I recall, it was the toughest stuff I've ever seen (in my
somewhat limited experiance), yet it was still flexible enough that I
could bend the sheetmetal several times before it began to crack. Then I
dumped it into a cup of saltwater and let it sit... and sit. I don't
remember the time period, but at somewhere around 7 months I gave up. The
side that had been cleaned was absolutely untouched. The other side was
inconclusive, because I'd painted right over flakes (worst case scenario),
so I couldn't tell whether the POR-15 was bubbling or not. Though it is
costly, I completely endorse it. I have heard fairly good things about
Corroless, but have no experiance with it.
Darcy

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 22:02:55 -0800
From: "sam fugate" ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Transmission Coolers

I'm looking for an alternative transmission cooler. I have a C-4 tranny
bolted onto the back of my Flatmotor (51 Ford F1)and I don't want to use the
conventional method of putting a cooler in front of the radiator, I'm
planning on adding air later. Any suggestions?

Sam In Mt.Sterling

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 21:02:51 -0600
From: "MARK AMES" mail.vcsu.nodak.edu>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Reproduceing Parts

I am looking into reproduceing the Shield shaped tailight lenses with the =
raised Mercury letters on them. These lenses were used on the mid-50's =
Mercury pickups. I have found a trade school that is willing to made the =
mold. But first I need to contact Ford Motor Company to see about the =
legal aspects of doing this. One thing I would like is to have this a =
"Offical liscensed Product of Ford" that is seen on some of the ads for =
reproduced parts.. Does anyone know the phone number of who I would need =
to contact at Ford Motor Company to check this out.=20

Thank, Mark Ames

56 F350 Big back window
56 M100
57 C750
77 F150=20

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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 23:59:43 MST
From: "Jeff Thomas" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Transmission Coolers

Hi, Sam,
During my search for a trans cooler, I found in the Summit catalog a line of
coolers that have small electric fans on them. Theoretically they should be
mountable almost anywhere. I would call Summit's tech line for more info.
Hope this helps.
Jeff T


>From: "sam fugate" ford-trucks.com>
>Reply-To: pre61-listford-trucks.com
>To: "list" ford-trucks.com>
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Transmission Coolers
>Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 22:02:55 -0800
>
>I'm looking for an alternative transmission cooler. I have a C-4 tranny
>bolted onto the back of my Flatmotor (51 Ford F1)and I don't want to use
>the
>conventional method of putting a cooler in front of the radiator, I'm
>planning on adding air later. Any suggestions?
>
>Sam In Mt.Sterling
>
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