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pre61-list Digest Mon, 20 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 222

In This Issue:
Intimidated
Re: Intimidated
remote master cylinder reservoir

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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:32:54 -0600
From: Mark Hendricks <markhendricks oneilhagaman.com>
Subject: Intimidated

Been reading the list in anticipation of getting my '50 F1 I bought over
a year ago.  My exitement has now turned into intimidation as I finally
have the truck sitting in my garage.  As this is a new hobby for me, be
prepared for a lot of questions over the next few years, like the
following:  I'd like to try to start the motor.  It currently has a 6
volt system with a dead battery.  Could I charge the 6 volt battery with
a 12 volt charger set on 2 amps for several hours to charge it back up?
If I can't charge it back up, is there a way to drop in a 12 volt
battery only connect it to the starter?

All that is left of the seat is the frame and springs, and some rust.
Any ideas about how to prep. this maze of springs before I send it off
to an upholstery shop to be covered?

Mark '50 Green Hornet


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From: Flathead52 aol.com
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 15:31:01 EST
Subject: Re: Intimidated


Mark
      I would convert the truck to 12 volt. If you want to hook up a second
temp 12 volt for just the starter that would easy to do just disconnect the
lead going to the firewall and use some kind of inline switch to start.
      As far as the seat goes, I took my seat that was in the same shape, if
not worse. The shop took care of the springs in the back. The bottom was a
different story, they were shot beyond repair. I'm a large guy and I wanted
to stiffen up the bottom anyway. The shop used an eight inch think form
<rubber piece. Looks great and rides just as well. You can see both at <A HREF="http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=34454&a=217601&p=19128772">
<PhotoPoint (Album Owner Mode) - Free, easy photo sharing and photo gallery</A>

or http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=34454&a=217601&p=19128772


Later Tom



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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 21:30:34 -0600
Subject: Re: Intimidated
From: "Andy Montebello" <aamiii dialnet.net>

Forgot to tell you how to start it on 12 volts.  Install battery, ground
negative post.  Run a battery cable from the positive post of the battery to
the solenoid.  Run another battery cable from the opposite side of the
solenoid to the starter.  Run a wire from the battery side of the solenoid
through an ignition resister (get on from your autoparts store.  Looks like
a 3/8" square ceramic piece about 2" long)  wire from one side of resister
goes to coil the other side goes through a toggle switch to the battery side
of the solenoid.  Disconnect all other wires from the solenoid.  Turn the
toggle switch on and push the button on the bottom of the solenoid - be sure
it is out of gear first :-). What you have now is power from the battery
going to the starter when you push the button on the solenoid and power from
the battery going through the toggle switch to the coil.  That's all the
electrical hookup you will need. You will be running on battery power only,
but it will have to run for a long time to run the battery down. You'll
probably have to rebuild the carburetor first, $10 kit, don't lose the small
ball in the carburetor. You will probably need to install new points and
condensor too.

When you get ready to rewire the truck, I have a drawing and instructions
I'll send to you.

Where are you located, I'm in Missouri?
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>From: Mark Hendricks <markhendricks oneilhagaman.com>
>To: "pre61-list ford-trucks.com" <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
>Subject: [pre61-list] Intimidated
>Date: Mon, Nov 20, 2000, 12:32 PM
>

> Been reading the list in anticipation of getting my '50 F1 I bought over
> a year ago.  My exitement has now turned into intimidation as I finally
> have the truck sitting in my garage.  As this is a new hobby for me, be
> prepared for a lot of questions over the next few years, like the
> following:  I'd like to try to start the motor.  It currently has a 6
> volt system with a dead battery.  Could I charge the 6 volt battery with
> a 12 volt charger set on 2 amps for several hours to charge it back up?
> If I can't charge it back up, is there a way to drop in a 12 volt
> battery only connect it to the starter?
>
> All that is left of the seat is the frame and springs, and some rust.
> Any ideas about how to prep. this maze of springs before I send it off
> to an upholstery shop to be covered?
>
> Mark '50 Green Hornet
>
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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 09:54:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Dennis Moody <zeener96 yahoo.com>
Subject: remote master cylinder reservoir

Has anyone seen the new remote master cylinder kit from stainless
steel brakes?

It has a fancy machined master cylinder cover, a braided stainless
hose, and a stainless reservoir which you mount under the hood.  Made
for trucks with the master cylinder under the cab.

Sounds like a great idea...which could be easy to do yourself.

However, would there be a liklihood of leakage around the gasket
because of the amount of height and extra fluid pressing down on the
master cylinder?  Would some type of valve be neccessary?

Dennis

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