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pre61-list Digest Sun, 14 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 011

In This Issue:
Brake line flaring tools--and technique
Re: Brake flaring tool
You do what you want
Re: You do what you want
Re: You do what you want
Custom Heat and Air

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From: "Mike Bishop" <av8ford volcano.net>
Subject: Brake line flaring tools--and technique
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 14:09:12 -0800


Those recommending the use of a quality flaring toolset are absolutely on
target.

Experience--from practice--is also essential to good flare quality.

I used to dread doing brake line work. Then, I took the time to learn
correct technique without the pressure (no pun intended) of doing an actual
system. Here's my personal drill that produces consistently good results:

In addition to deburring the fresh-cut end of the tube, dress it with
several firm wipes with 240-grit paper.

With the flare block clamped firmly in a bench vise, slip a flare nut onto
the tube and carefully set the height of the tube in the flare block using
the shoulder on the first die as a guide. Be really fussy about this step
and don't get it just close--be precise.

After you close the flare block, tighten the wingnut at the pivot end first
and then tighten the opposite end.

Set the mushroom die into the tube, install the flaring tool and screw the
cone down while turning the press clockwise and counterclockwise as you do,
to ensure the counterflare is perpendicular with the tube and fully flared
into the flare block.

Remove the die, put a couple of drops of brake assembly lube on the flaring
cone, and screw the cone down, turning the press CW and CCW as before to
keep the flare perpendicular with the tube. Pay close attention to the shape
of the flare as it develops. If you didn't fully seat the flare in the block
during the first step, tightening the tool all the way will often result in
the flared end being pushed to the side, distorting it and making it
unserviceable. If you're careful, you can maintain correct shape and
alignment on a flare even if it did not fully seat during the first step,
provided there is enough flare for the nut to pull the line snugly into
position against the fitting or device it's connected to.





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From: Fifty7F100 cs.com
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 17:11:04 EST
Subject: Re: Brake flaring tool


FTEers,

I tried to get a set of brake lines made for my 57 with the Lincoln setup.
Inline Tube did not make a premade set, but had a you-make-it set with a
flaring tool. His email told me that if you don't pay at least $90 for a
flaring tool, it will not make a double flare. So the Sears is out for me.
Let me know how the Rigid Tool works.

Glenn in TN
57 F100 -- in process
93 Mercury Capri (you think parts are hard to find for the 57-60 F100's!)

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From: DewayneReding aol.com
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 21:17:55 EST
Subject: You do what you want

Ken

The Ford motor is going in because it is what I chose to do.  A bit of a
challenge for a change.  I have built a bunch of Chevy engines in the past
and wanted to do a Ford this time.  Trust me, I wouldn't let some narrow
minded internet folk tell me what is proper for my truck.  But lets not get
that one going again OK?  Have any PICs of your 55?  That is my favorite year.

Dewayne



Dewayne,
Why would you take out a perfectly good Eng...  even if it was a Chevy
Eng.., but its your truck, I wouldn't let these people tell you what to put
in your truck, Hell I would put the Chevy back in but its not my truck its
yours.  You do what YOU want to do as far as the 302 I have no Idea I have a
Chevy in mine.

Kenneth 55F100 Denver CO.






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From: LSTYRGT aol.com
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 21:28:18 EST
Subject: Re: You do what you want


Dewayne

I have a 302 in my 55 F100.  I wouldn't have a Chevy engine in a Ford any
day.  Although, I would rather own a GM product, but I got my truck for an
excellent deal a little over a year ago, so I couldn't pass it up.  I do have
pics, (40 of them), if you want to see them.

Jason Maples
55 F100 Aqua

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From: "Kenneth Marty" <kdmarty mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: You do what you want
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 20:10:22 -0700


Dewayne ceck out my Web Page   http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://kdmarty.home.mindspring.com


Kenneth 55 F100 Denver CO.




> Ken
>
> The Ford motor is going in because it is what I chose to do.  A bit of a
> challenge for a change.  I have built a bunch of Chevy engines in the past
> and wanted to do a Ford this time.  Trust me, I wouldn't let some narrow
> minded internet folk tell me what is proper for my truck.  But lets not
get
> that one going again OK?  Have any PICs of your 55?  That is my favorite
year.
>
> Dewayne
>
>



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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:12:40 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister <fordf100 usa.com>
Subject: Custom Heat and Air


Well, my 54 F100 is now on the road!  We drove it from North Texas to
Panhandle Florida after Christmas.  It was a fun ride, but COLD.  The
heater/AC I bought (OLD AIR) just doesn't have it.

I was wondering if any of you have used this unit.  It seems so simple to
build a heater, but I have gone over everything suggested by the vendor and
still get only 98 degree air with the engine at 180.  Inlet and outlet tubes
are too hot to hold and blower works well, just doesn't take the heat off
the core.

I will have some pictures of the truck in about a week.

Thanks for any info!

Winford Rister
McKinney, Texas

54F100 - All Ford.
including...
92 Mustang 5.0 engine
70 Mustang c4 trans, radiator
78 Mustang IFS/power rack
86 Tbird seats/steering column
86 Ranger fuel tank
78 Granada rotors....
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