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pre61-list Digest Mon, 15 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 012

In This Issue:
Rear Spring lengths
Fender repair patch panels
302 Engine Spacing and 55 PICs
Re: Custom Heat and Air
Great Site
Re: Brake line flaring tools--and technique
Re: Panhandle (of Florida) Trip
Re: Fender repair patch panels
Parking brake woes....again!!!!  SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!
Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine
Re: Rear Spring lengths
Re: Fender repair patch panels

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From: thegman ntelos.net
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:23:10 -0500
Subject: Rear Spring lengths


I know that between (I believe) 53 and 54/56 the length of the rear
springs changed.  If anyone has the info handy as to the different
lengths/which year the change was, I would appreciate it.
Until then,

I'll keep on looking !

Paul Gayda


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From: Mark Wilson <mwilson russellinfo.com>
Subject: Fender repair patch panels
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:17:31 -0800



Does anybody know who makes/sells these for the front of the rear fenders?
Mine are all rotted out where the running boards bolt up to them.
I remember seeing these preformed panels that weld in, I just can't
remember who makes them.

Regards,
 Mark Wilson


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From: DewayneReding aol.com
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 18:30:35 EST
Subject: 302 Engine Spacing and 55 PICs

Thanks for the web sites Jason and Ken, I'll definitely check them out
tonight.

Now back to my original questions.  I am building two 53s.

What style oil pan works best with a stock suspension and which works with a
Volare clip?

Placement of engine with a Volare clip and also a stock suspension.  If
nobody has the 302/Volare combo, I would settle for dimensions (minimum
distance from firewall) with any front suspension.  I have to start
somewhere.  My mounts weld to the frame so adjusting it after I screw up
isn't going to be much fun.   Just hoping to avoid somebody elses hard
lesson.

Thanks
Dewayne Reding




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From: "Kenneth Marty" <kdmarty mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Custom Heat and Air
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 16:43:26 -0700


Winford,
I have the same problem with the same unit as you have, I don't no what the
fix is I just don't  drive it when its 20 or below  to cold in the truck.

Kenneth 55 F100 Denver CO.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Winford Rister" <fordf100 usa.com>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 3:12 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] 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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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:51:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott <wm_69 yahoo.com>
Subject: Great Site


Hi guys, I was emailed this website and thought that everyone would
enjoy it.  It's a automotive supplier site with a twist.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://kaleco.84to96.net/
Nothing dirty, just good, clean, automotive humor.
Scott


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From: "Richard Larsen" <richlars burgoyne.com>
Subject: Re: Brake line flaring tools--and technique
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 13:24:38 -0700


Thanks for all the good info, Mike.  It will come in handy.
>
> Those recommending the use of a quality flaring toolset are absolutely on
> target.
>
> Experience--from practice--is also essential to good flare quality.



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From: lwblumjr juno.com
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 19:35:41 -0600
Subject: Re: Panhandle (of Florida) Trip



> 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.
>
> Winford Rister
> McKinney, Texas

Winford,

Where in the Panhandle of Florida did you go?

Larry W. Blum, Jr.
Pensacola, Fl.
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From: "samfug8" <fugates kih.net>
Subject: Re: Fender repair patch panels
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 21:52:05 -0500



Hot Rods Worldwide.com can help you there
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Wilson <mwilson russellinfo.com>
To: 'pre61-list ford-trucks.com' <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Monday, January 15, 2001 6:57 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Fender repair patch panels


>
>
>Does anybody know who makes/sells these for the front of the rear fenders?
>Mine are all rotted out where the running boards bolt up to them.
>I remember seeing these preformed panels that weld in, I just can't
>remember who makes them.
>
>Regards,
>  Mark Wilson
>
>
>


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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 20:29:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Dennis Moody <zeener96 yahoo.com>
Subject: Parking brake woes....again!!!!  SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!


I cannot figure this out.  Can anyone on here please help me!!!

I was missing the parking brake lever and link from the rear axle of
my 1951 f-1.  I ordered replacements from a "wonderful" supplier, and
now think they must be wrong.

Nothing is ligning up right with the parking brake!!!!

Does anyone have any information on what other years and types of
vehicles used the same parts???

Maybe someone has a picture they could send me of the correct parts??

I think my lever is wrong!!!!  Someone please help!!!!!

Dennis

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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 20:40:59 -0800
From: Tulio <checker jps.net>
Subject: Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine


I just finished spraying POR15 onto my complete frameoff frame that has
been cleaned using a wire brush on a drill, then a detail wirebrush and
then hammering all the bends and flaws out of it with a sledge hammer
and even used a file to round off some poor welds on the rear where the
rear bumper was welded.  I can respect your frustration with the
deceptive nature of that photo shoot as your 'bubble' was bruised by the
'illusion' their magazine is presenting and 'knowing' the truth as it
really is in the competitive magazine world.  Perhaps they are giving
fair credit to the competent as well as the 'incompetent'.  In any case,
personally I would strive for a more higher standard of 'honesty in
advertisement'.  I'm sure they, or anyone for that matter, can not only
promote only those 'high' achievers and leave out those who wish they
had talent or 'belief' in themselves to even try....  hmmm.. then
again...  it does detract or cheapen their magazine image if we all
believed they were taking ol' trucks and presenting them as 'hotrods'
and 'classic restorations'.  Their magazine, btw, is called 'Classic
Trucks'...  restoration is what the few can do.  Heh.. well...  this
story tickles me actually because it reinforces the fact that remains
that I am talented by choice and fortunate to be healthy enough to put
forth the effort to do what I do.  Build stuff.  Good stuff....  MY
STUFF!  ;)

BTW, I don't really take their magazines to seriously because I view
them as almost 'teen' magazines and what's the latest style in
knickers.  I like to review them for tricks I can gleam off
them...but,.. my work is my character and I don't think it's up to
commercialism to dictate what is healthy for my budget or my tastes in
mechanical/cosmetic balance... that's the joy of doing it as if it were
yourself that you were building, cleaning and prepping up to deal with
the world.  Sometimes I dress up 'just to work' and so I built a truck
that looks/is beefy and rugged but, always with class.  Then there are
those days to social gatherings where everyone loves to preen about...
heh.. that's my latest.. my '50 F-1 I'm building.  This will be the
black tie dresser.  I also just finished my Jeep DJ-5 that I totally
rebuilt the engine, transmission and stearing box including painting
each unit perfectly and all new seals, plumbing and wiring.  That's my
gofor unit.  Just enjoying the talent... not taking it too serious.  Or
am I?  heh.. don't restate this to me on days I'm working hard at
getting that darn friggen blemish I find in my door after the paint has
already been sprayed on!!!  Take care and don't believe there are only a
few out there holding the faith that quality means just what the
dictionary states....

Sorry, I got carried away there...  hmm.. must be the exercise I've
been getting since joining the gym this new year.  Got to keep it all
going!  Working, Feeling and Looking Good!

Stephen, seeing as you're also doing a '50 F-1 I'm sure we'll cross
roads a few times in the 'struggle' to build a representation of our
dream in metal.  I'm low on the budget and have learned to squeeze juice
from turnips.  I haven't succeeded in getting blood out of them but, at
least it's red and I do a darn good job of applying it when necessary!

Keep the faith!


> From: "Stephen Hansen" <shansen ndak.net>
> Subject: OT: Classic Trucks magazine
> Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 12:01:50 -0600
>
> As I struggle to complete my truck, look at all the years involved and look at all the people involved in this group who have spent countless hours cleaning a frame, detailing the engine trying to live up to the standard we have seen in their magazine; and we have a problem.

--
Tulio Solorzano
'50 F-1 (newest member to the family)
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'77 280z, '78 Jeep CJ5 &
'79 Harley Sportster

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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 12:59:58 -0500
From: Gregory Haener <ghaener voyager.net>
Subject: Re: Rear Spring lengths


53 and 54 had short springs. 55 and 56 had longer rear springs. At least
that is the case with a 55 chassis that I have and complete 54 and 56
pickups that I have compared them to. I don't know if it was a mid year
change or not.

thegman ntelos.net wrote:

> I know that between (I believe) 53 and 54/56 the length of the rear
> springs changed.  If anyone has the info handy as to the different
> lengths/which year the change was, I would appreciate it.
> Until then,
>
> I'll keep on looking !
>
> Paul Gayda


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From: "nunya buziness" <redbulldog hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Fender repair patch panels
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:18:55 -0600


I bought two seets of running boards from Hot Rods Worldwide. They do
excellent work.
Rick
56 F100 pu
56 F100 panel
57 T-Bird
00 C-5
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