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pre61-list Digest Wed, 17 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 013

In This Issue:
Re: Panhandle Florida Trip
Re: Custom Heat and Air
Subscription to forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/cgi-b
Re: Custom Heat and Air
Bolt Circles - Which is most advisable?
Re: Rear spring lengths
Re: Custom Heat and Air
Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine
Rear Spring Lengths F100
Re: Classic Trucks magazine
Re: Classic Trucks magazine
Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine
Re: Rear Spring Lengths F100

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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 23:09:04 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister <fordf100 usa.com>
Subject: Re: Panhandle Florida Trip


Larry:  I started to write you off-line, but thought there may be some
interest from the rest of the group.

I sent a post sometime in NOvember last year indicating that I was planning
the trip, and asking if anyone was interested in an 'eyeball visit'.  For
some reason that post never made it.  Incidentally, I believe it would have
been in #216, which never made it to my inbox.

Anyway, I am a native of Jackson County, Fl,(Marianna) and that's where we
went, to visit our family.  We lived in Pensacola from 1969- 1978.  Very
familiar with the territory.

If I get the heat/AC working properly, we may take another trip there in the
truck.

I think it would be great if there was a list of people here in the group
that we could contact if we are passing through their home territory in our
projects.

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: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 23:17:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister <fordf100 usa.com>
Subject: Re: Custom Heat and Air


Kenneth:
You may have just confirmed my fear..the problem is inadequate design.  Does
your A/C work ok?

I didn't get the truck running until the weather was kind of cool, but when
I charged the a/c it never got very cool.  Then when I couldn't get it warm
with the heater, I started wondering if performance was sacrificed to make
it all fit into a concise unit.  This is something the vendor claims their
competition does, but not them.

I am digging into the matter, and will post any improvements I come across.

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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    Posted by mtflat on 01/12/2001 23:39:29
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"where to buy new VIN plate?"
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"RE: where to buy new VIN plate?"
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"RE: where to buy new VIN plate?"
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"Take a look at the lengths some people will go to..."
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"RE: Take a look at the lengths some people will go to..."
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"RE: where to buy new VIN plate?"
    Posted by Kenny on 01/14/2001 22:12:05
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"putting power steering in a '51 ford"
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"Carb tuning"
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"RE: putting power steering in a '51 ford"
    Posted by Bobs60F100 on 01/16/2001 06:30:50
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"RE: putting power steering in a '51 ford"
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"RE: where to buy new VIN plate?"
    Posted by wosborn on 01/16/2001 22:37:26
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/48_60/544.html#5



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From: "Kenneth Marty" <kdmarty mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Custom Heat and Air
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:19:42 -0700


Winford,
It gets cool, its not going to freeze you out by any means.  I was wondering
if I could make my Eng. run a little Hotter around 200 Deg. if it would get
any hotter?

Kenneth 55 F100 Denver CO.  http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://kdmarty.home.mindspring.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Winford Rister" <fordf100 usa.com>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 9:17 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Custom Heat and Air


>
> Kenneth:
> You may have just confirmed my fear..the problem is inadequate design.
Does
> your A/C work ok?
>
> I didn't get the truck running until the weather was kind of cool, but
when
> I charged the a/c it never got very cool.  Then when I couldn't get it
warm
> with the heater, I started wondering if performance was sacrificed to make
> it all fit into a concise unit.  This is something the vendor claims their
> competition does, but not them.
>
> I am digging into the matter, and will post any improvements I come
across.
>
> 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: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:43:17 -0800
From: Tulio <checker jps.net>
Subject: Bolt Circles - Which is most advisable?


I got some progress done on my '50 F-1 "Wallace" (from the movie
'Wallace & Gromet' for those in-the-know).  I took the front axle
completely apart.  Woah.. what a mess.  Suffice it to say that it needs
replacement parts.  The drums were so severely gouged that I figure it
would be well to consider replacing with disc brakes instead.  I was
looking at Hot Rod Worldwide.com and they have a basic conversion kit.
MY QUESTION IS:  Which size bolt circle would be best: 4 1/2 or 4 3/4 ?
I know that in the future this will come to haunt me if I don't choose
the one that I will find adaptable.  What do you guys think?

--
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: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:00:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister <fordf100 usa.com>
Subject: Re: Rear spring lengths


Paul:  The lengths are different between 54 and 55, but the springs are
interchangeable.  My 54 has 55 springs on it.  I had two trucks from which I
built the 54.

The rear hanger changes angle with the different length springs.  Mine now
has the spring eye on top and the frame connection below it.  Sorry, that's
the only part of the frame I didn't get pictures of.

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: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:04:33 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer <astauffe oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: Re: Custom Heat and Air


Kenneth, Winford, et al:
       Should have kept the original heater!! My recirculating heater
blows lots of hot air (like a lot of us old truck guys do!). Seriously
my original heater works fine after a cleaning and looks great after
after my paint job with a spray can and the 6 volts drive the fan to
blow that hot air around the cab! I will be a lot warmer when I get my
driver side window replaced!!!
                                       Abe   '54 F-100



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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:21:11 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer <astauffe oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine


If you are looking for a quality truck magazine, written by truck guys,
for truck guys, not owned by a huge conglomerate magazine corporation,
may I suggest "This Old Truck". They have a web page from which to
order. I don't have their address here now but you will find it if you
do  a search. Pros: pictures of all kinds of trucks from perfect
restorations to untouched beat up work trucks, to nice looking daily
drivers; they have tech tips and how to articles; they cover truck
shows; they have a classified section.  Cons: it is only bi-monthly; and
for you Ford purists they include all makes of trucks, from pickups to
medium duty; and it costs a little more than the popular truck mags.
                                                       Abe



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From: thegman ntelos.net
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 17:26:52 -0500
Subject: Rear Spring Lengths F100


I have a set of rear springs, and don't know if they are early, or
later, longer ones.  If anyone can measure theirs, from eye to eye, and
tell me the year of their truck, I'll be able to determine by deduction
the info I need.  My  panel has I believe Chrysler springs mounted
directly under the frame, so that's why I can't tell for myself.

Thanks in advance,

Paul G


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From: MichellHC aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:47:17 EST
Subject: Re: Classic Trucks magazine


There was a picture of my truck in Custom Classic Trucks magazine in the
December issue. It is located on the last page in the readers rides section.
Also there is a blurb about me in the editor's comments section entitled Up
Front with Rich. The Ed. has been in contact with me and he wants us to try
and meet sometime this year so he can so a feature on my truck. I will keep
you posted.

Michelle

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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 20:28:19 -0600
From: JeffH <jeffh icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: Classic Trucks magazine


At 07:47 PM 1/17/2001 EST, Michelle wrote:
>
>There was a picture of my truck in Custom Classic Trucks magazine in the
>December issue.


Nice looking truck, Michelle.  Can't wait to see the feature on it!

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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 20:30:50 -0600
From: JeffH <jeffh icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: OT: Classic Trucks magazine


At 10:21 AM 1/17/2001 -0500, Abe wrote:
>
>If you are looking for a quality truck magazine, written by truck guys,
>for truck guys, not owned by a huge conglomerate magazine corporation,
>may I suggest "This Old Truck". They have a web page from which to
>order.


http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thisoldtruck.com/

I agree, this is a great magazine.  They focus mainly on restored
vehicles and not customized ones, so if that's your interest, they
are worth looking into.

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From: "Jack Wart" <jack circleburners.com>
Subject: Re: Rear Spring Lengths F100
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:42:08 -0500


Paul,

If you have a Ford shop manual for your truck the spring specifications
should be in it. My 49 -51 manual has them.
-----Original Message-----
From: thegman ntelos.net <thegman ntelos.net>
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Rear Spring Lengths F100


>
>I have a set of rear springs, and don't know if they are early, or
>later, longer ones.  If anyone can measure theirs, from eye to eye, and
>tell me the year of their truck, I'll be able to determine by deduction
>the info I need.  My  panel has I believe Chrysler springs mounted
>directly under the frame, so that's why I can't tell for myself.
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Paul G
>


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