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pre61-list Digest Wed, 29 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 226

In This Issue:
Weight of a F100
Re: Speedomoter Noise
ADMIN: Site back up
Re: Speedometer Noise
Re: Speedomoter Noise
broken springs

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From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" <DMO1 pge.com>
Subject: Weight of a F100
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 08:46:02 -0800


Hi all,

Anyone out there know the weight of a 55 F100.  I know I can find a truck
scale and weigh it, but I thought I'd check and save me some time.

Thanks in advance
Dennis

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From: "Stephen R Brown" <BROWNFAMILY1 prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: Speedomoter Noise
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:56:26 -0800


>
>Wonder if anyone has had this problem.  This started when it got very
>cold, around 0 celcius.  As you speed up it sounds like the cable to the
>
>speedo starts stripping.  The needle goes from around 30 to up around
>70.  At the same time you can hear quite a noise coming from the
>speedo.  When you slow down the noise will go away and the speed is
>displayed correctly.  I haven't noticed what happens to the odometer
>while this is going on though.  I have never really taken a close look
>at the workings of the speedometer but I'm hoping that it's an easy
>fix.  Anyone have any ideas??
>
>Dave Lewis
>53 and 54 Mercs
>


Dave,

Many of us cold-weather folks that have had older vehicles recognize this as
a speedo cable in need of a lube job.  Best way to do it is to remove the
cable, hang it up from the rafters, and start dripping 30W (or similar) into
it until it runs out the bottom.

Steve Brown
'49 F1


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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 21:23:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Site back up


The server switch is complete.  Most of you ought to be
pointing to the new server now and can post to the mailing
lists.  If not, you're ISP's DNS is a little slow and it
may take another day before they see the change.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 21:37:17 +1300
From: brian falkner <falken ihug.co.nz>
Subject: Re: Speedometer Noise



Dave wrote
----------
<<<Wonder if anyone has had this problem.  This started when it got very
cold, around 0 celcius.  As you speed up it sounds like the cable to the

speedo starts stripping.  The needle goes from around 30 to up around
70.  At the same time you can hear quite a noise coming from the
speedo.  When you slow down the noise will go away and the speed is
displayed correctly.  I haven't noticed what happens to the odometer
while this is going on though.  I have never really taken a close look
at the workings of the speedometer but I'm hoping that it's an easy
fix.  Anyone have any ideas??
Dave Lewis
53 and 54 Mercs>>>

888888888888888888888888888

Dave;
The cable is sticking more than likely.
Unscrew the outer cable from the speedo head & pull the
cable thru while twisting it.
You may have to undo the other end too.
If it has a hard inflexible "kink" in it, replace it.
If its dry and has a slightly rusty spot or two then
free it up with light oil, then clean & grease it & reinstall.

Brian



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From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Speedomoter Noise
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:10:30 -0500


I don't reccomend any oil based lube. Use gragpiite as in speedo-cable lube
or the grease if you can find it.
Lubriplate is the grease. take off whole cable or at least pull inner from
speedo end, won't come out bottom. and
clean it off good with thinner or brake clean. Aplly graphite lube and
reassemble. In some cases I have use the white
grease and had luck with it. It's for cold, wet applications.
                                                                 "G"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen R Brown" <BROWNFAMILY1 prodigy.net>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 10:56 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Speedomoter Noise


>
> >
> >Wonder if anyone has had this problem.  This started when it got very
> >cold, around 0 celcius.  As you speed up it sounds like the cable to the
> >
> >speedo starts stripping.  The needle goes from around 30 to up around
> >70.  At the same time you can hear quite a noise coming from the
> >speedo.  When you slow down the noise will go away and the speed is
> >displayed correctly.  I haven't noticed what happens to the odometer
> >while this is going on though.  I have never really taken a close look
> >at the workings of the speedometer but I'm hoping that it's an easy
> >fix.  Anyone have any ideas??
> >
> >Dave Lewis
> >53 and 54 Mercs
> >
>
>
> Dave,
>
> Many of us cold-weather folks that have had older vehicles recognize this
as
> a speedo cable in need of a lube job.  Best way to do it is to remove the
> cable, hang it up from the rafters, and start dripping 30W (or similar)
into
> it until it runs out the bottom.
>
> Steve Brown
> '49 F1
>
>
>


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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 22:33:43 -0600
From: Chris/Jennifer Chambers <cjmc usit.net>
Subject: broken springs


Well, I started to lower the panel truck a little and when I took the
springs loose on the back end, three on each side were broken in half at
the center hole.  I guess this is common on somethinf this age.  I was
planning to leave the top three(longest) springs but ended up using the
hanger and the other three.  The rear end is on the snub so I guess air
shocks are next to raise the back up about an inch.
I then moved to the front and I don't really like the results, it
bounces like a lowrider, I don't know if I can live with this so I guess
a Mustang 2 kit is going to be on my Christmas list. If I install a
Mustang 2 can I leave the steering column like I have it? Is the Mustang
2 going to be strong enough for this size truck?  Let me know some
thoughts and maybe some solutions that you have tried.
-Chris
60 panel
68 fastback Torino GT
67 Mustang fastback


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