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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Back Bumpers, 53-56
Re: FTE Pre61 - Back Bumpers, 53-56
FTE Pre61 - Re: '53 Effie Heater
FTE Pre61 - Re: Newer engine choices for 53
FTE Pre61 - Steering Box Needed
Re: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank Sending Unit
FTE Pre61 - Aerostar front suspensions
FTE Pre61 - Truck Weight
FTE Pre61 - Volare clip

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 13:06:59 -0500
From: Paul cfw.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Back Bumpers, 53-56

I have a panel and have recently seen another 53-56 panel with a nice
stainless steel pickup rear bumper used in place of the longer, wrap
around (uglier) panel bumper.

I would like to do this but I don't currently have access to a pickup to
check if the rear bumper brackets are the same.
It's too cold to check the junk yard out so I was wondering if somebody
could pass along the spacing of the bumper holes in a regular pickup
rear bumper (53/56). This should give me the info I need.

I figure the spacing is the same as the panel, but you never know for
sure.

Thanks, Paul G.
and Panemal
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 16:23:02 -0500
From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Back Bumpers, 53-56

Paul.

Are you looking for the spacing on a single bracket, i.e., there are two
holes in each bracket,
or the spacing between the brackets?

Let me know what you need.

Howard
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Date: Monday, January 17, 2000 6:35 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Back Bumpers, 53-56


>I have a panel and have recently seen another 53-56 panel with a nice
>stainless steel pickup rear bumper used in place of the longer, wrap
>around (uglier) panel bumper.
>
>I would like to do this but I don't currently have access to a pickup to
>check if the rear bumper brackets are the same.
> It's too cold to check the junk yard out so I was wondering if somebody
>could pass along the spacing of the bumper holes in a regular pickup
>rear bumper (53/56). This should give me the info I need.
>
>I figure the spacing is the same as the panel, but you never know for
>sure.
>
>Thanks, Paul G.
>and Panemal
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 13:43:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: '53 Effie Heater

John,

I put a AC/heater from 'Old Air' in my '53, but it is
just a reciculating unit. I think that I need some
ductwork to make it a 'fresh air' type. It works fine
as a heater/defroster the way it is. I have yet to
connect the air conditioner, but will do that before
the warm weather.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

> Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 21:57:50 -0500
> From: John Latsha epix.net>
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - '53 Effie Heater
>
> I've got a '53 Effie I've been working on for awhile
> (It's up on blocks
> for the last year). I found out today that it has
> the recirculating
> heater. According to the shop manual the accessory
> heaters were either
> Fresh-Air or Recirculating type. I removed the
> heater today and found
> that it's the Recirculating type. The fresh air
> vent on the right
> inside fender is blocked off with a plate.
> According to the shop
> manual, the Fresh-air type had controls that either
> let in fresh air or
> recirculated it. Also controls for heat and
> defroster. Mine just has a
> fan and I figure if you don't run the fan, you don't
> get much heat
> transfer thru the heater core. Also there's a valve
> on the heater hose
> at the head (Flathead V-8).
>
> Question I have is, how rare are the Fresh-air
> heaters? And, if I ever
> want to put in AC, such as Classic Air, will they
> have a heater unit as
> well, or do I need to get a Fres-Air type heater
> before I can even think
> about getting AC
>
> Thank!
>
> John
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 13:59:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Newer engine choices for 53

Dewayne,

Is that really a '54 F250? If it is a '54 anything I
don't think it will mate to a Windsor. You should use
a tranny that comes stock with the engine to be sure
that it will take the torque load. I am running a Ford
400 with a C6, because that is the tranny normally
used with a 400. I have heard of adapters to mate a C4
to a 'Y' block or even a flathead, but I don't expect
that you can get an adapter to mate a newer motor to
an older tranny.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

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> Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 17:47:07 -0800
> From: "Dewayne Reding" worldnet.att.net>
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Newer engine choices for 53
> F100

> I need to choose and install a newer V8 for my
> brother-in- law's 53 F100.
> We have a good 4 speed transmission from a 54 F250
> we would like to use in
> an attempt to keep the truck somewhat stock. Will
> the 54 bellhousing bolt
> up to a newer Windsor V8, or do we have to continue
> searching for an engine
> from the same era? A Windsor/late model automatic
> combo is our last choice.
>
> Dewayne Reding
> 53 F100
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 17:08:44 EST
From: LSTYR88 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Steering Box Needed

Hello

I need a new or rebuilt steering box for my 55 F-100. If any of you know
where I could get one, please let me know. Also, is the company "SoCal,"
still in business? I heard that it was the best place to buy parts from.

Thanks
Jason Maples
55 F-100
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 19:01:30 -0600
From: JeffH icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank Sending Unit

At 02:08 PM 1/14/2000 -0600, Randy wrote:
>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.

The book I bought for restoration tips (How to Restore Your Ford Truck by
Tom Brownell) did not say anything about the gas tank sending unit for a
12-V upgrade, but it did say to replace all light bulbs with 12 volt
equivalents. Also, get a 12-volt regulator and coil, and put a resistor
in-line to the heater (or replace the heater motor with a 12-volt motor)
Maybe you've already taken care of this, but better to make sure now... :)

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 19:23:28 -0600
From: Brett L Habben juno.com>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Aerostar front suspensions

Folks,
I'm curious about the aerostar front suspension swaps. Are these the
same parts as the Ranger? Or do they sit lower? Dropped spindles? What
are the pro's and con's of this swap? What steering gear?
Thanks,
Brett

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 17:46:07 -0800
From: Dan Laray earthlink.net>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Weight

Anyone have a knowledgeable estimation of a 56 F100 with a 351w ?
Dan

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Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 03:48:04 EST
From: JtruckW aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare clip

< < Re: volare clips > >
I put the Volare front clip on my '50 F-1 and it works great. You have to
splice the frame and the big question you have to ask is "What is the caster
setting supposed to be?" Answer 0 . The flat surface on the clip should be
running parallel to the ground. Remember that when you splice the frame, have
the frame rails raked the way you want them to be when you're done. Otherwise
the caster will be too positive and you will be driving like your on ice.
The bolt pattern is the same as the ford 5 on 4 1/2'". The power steering
works great and you have disc brakes and adjustable torsion bars to give you
the rake you need. I used 8 in rims with 245x60sR15 tires. If I had it to do
again I would use 6 inch rims so they would tuck up under a little better.
The Volare application works best on '54 and up trucks because the frame
rails are wider but the F-1 works well with the use of some additional
gusseting.
I used the Chevy pump and I had to have 1 pressure line to the steering box
made. The return hose is easy.
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