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pre61-list Digest Sat, 17 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 038

In This Issue:
Re: 56 COE
using copper gasket over again
Mustang IFS
Re: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"
Re: Head gaskets
Re: Mustang IFS
Re: Mustang IFS
Re: Mustang IFS
Re: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"

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From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
Subject: Re: 56 COE
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 18:41:44 -0500


Larry, no thanks for me, sent message to someone who bought my old 56 COE.
The Big Jobs had a lot bigger engines than the other medium duty trucks had.
Would be neat to have that and tranny to match.

G. L. Perry
Huntington, IN
54 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
50 Chevy COE (project)
55 GMC COE (project)
MM Jet Star 3 (tractor)

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From: "Larry W Blum" <lwblumjr juno.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 10:36 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: 56 COE


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> > From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
> > Subject: Re: '55 restoration questions
> > Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 01:47:54 -0500
> >
> >
> > Brad, my 56 COE had new grill head light wires and hdlght bucket
> > wires put
> > in and all it had was the wires going into double female bullet
> > connectors.
> > There are bullet connectors (male) on each end of each wire and you
> > need the
> > double female connectors to join them. Some even had connectors that
> > would
> > take three or four wires in one. Got mine from Sacramento Ford or
> > something
> > like that (nicest catalog around), should be on FTE "links" list.
> >
> > G. L. Perry
> > Huntington, IN
> > 54 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
> > 50 Chevy COE (project)
> > 55 GMC COE (project)
> > MM Jet Star 3 (tractor)
>
> Gary,
>
> There is a '56 Custom Cab C-750 Big Job in a junk yard near my home.  It
> has an original looking V8 still in it.  It is a complete truck.  The cab
> sheet metal is kind of rusty but the COE specific parts look salvageable.
>  It can probably be had very cheap.  Do you know of anyone that may be
> interested?  I would hate to see it scrapped.  I believe the owner is
> having to close down his junk yard soon.
>
> Larry W. Blum, Jr.
> Pensacola, Fl.
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Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 19:18:50 -0800
From: Marilyn <redshedr mcn.org>
Subject: using copper gasket over again

Bill,
Well the gasket mfgrs would say you shouldn't use it over - and we'd be
happy to sell you another one.  But actually, if it's not damaged and
you are putting it back in the same place, and using copperkote or some
sealer, it should work fine.
Red

From: "Bill Hendrickson" <billjhs bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Head gaskets
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 18:00:03 -0800

Hello to all,
Does anyone know if you can use a copper head gasket over again?
I pulled off the head on my flathead to check a valve and found a copper
gasket that looks to be
in good shape to use over. Whats your thoughts>
Thanks
Bill
1953 F250 Flatbed


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From: "Randy Selby" <selbyrk npoint.net>
Subject: Mustang IFS
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 05:47:47 -0600


Found a Mustang II front clip to use on '50 #2. Will have many questions
before this one is done. Question for today: Should I buy a weld-in
crossmember kit or adapt the Mustang xmember to my frame?

Randy Selby
'50 F-1 Orig
'50 F-1 Gathering Parts for rod

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Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 09:04:40 -0500
Subject: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"
From: "Christopher Kent" <ckent ids.net>


my 1960 350 always had a bit of trouble starting in the cold but i could get
it going eventually when the temp was about  32' out.    After a few attempt
this winter on warm days i still have no luck.

It will turn fire with a spray of ether.

Gas does seem to be squirting in the carb.

Ive changed the plugs.

Can anyone give a me a sugestion?
Should i just buy a new carb?


chris

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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 11:08:29 -0800


There are many things that can do this besides the carb.  You may be getting
gas to the carb but is it enough to run the engine?  Does it only cause
trouble when it's cold?  Is the ignition actually working correctly?  What
engine and what ignition system are you using?

--
Happily Retired (but broke)
Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
--

> my 1960 350 always had a bit of trouble starting in the cold but
> i could get
> it going eventually when the temp was about  32' out.    After a
> few attempt
> this winter on warm days i still have no luck.
>
> It will turn fire with a spray of ether.
>
> Gas does seem to be squirting in the carb.
>
> Ive changed the plugs.
>
> Can anyone give a me a sugestion?
> Should i just buy a new carb?
>
>
> chris


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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Head gaskets
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 11:14:44 -0800


Expecially on a flat head you can use them over if in good condition but
remember that the copper is designed to take the shape of the surfaces it
mates with and if it has been on very long it will have taken a set and
become brittle so if you just put it on recently and it hasn't been run all
that much then I'd say it's probably a good bet you can re-use it.

--
Happily Retired (but broke)
Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
--

> Does anyone know if you can use a copper head gasket over again?
> I pulled off the head on my flathead to check a valve and found a
> copper gasket that looks to be in good shape to use over. Whats
> your thoughts>
> Thanks
> Bill
> 1953 F250 Flatbed


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From: "nunya buziness" <redbulldog hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Mustang IFS
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 15:45:50 -0600


Randy,
I think its best to buy a crossmember if you can afford it. Too much work
involved in adapting the whoole front end .

Rick
56 panel
56p/u
57 Thunderchicken
2001 Harley F150
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From: "nunya buziness" <redbulldog hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Mustang IFS
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 15:47:03 -0600


Randy,
I think its best to buy a crossmember if you can afford it. Too much work
involved in adapting the whoole front end .

Rick
56 panel
56p/u
57 Thunderchicken
2001 Harley F150
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From: "nunya buziness" <redbulldog hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Mustang IFS
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 15:47:20 -0600


Randy,
I think its best to buy a crossmember if you can afford it. Too much work
involved in adapting the whole front end .

Rick
56 panel
56p/u
57 Thunderchicken
2001 Harley F150
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From: "fugate51" <fugate51 ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 18:32:42 -0500


One othet thing we might mention here,
Is the Choke working??

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From: GaryBBB <gpeters3 lni.net>
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2001 5:08 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: One of those dumb "my truck wont start questions"


>----------------------------------------------------------
>Support FTE - Check out our store:
>http://www.motorhaven.com/
>----------------------------------------------------------
>
>There are many things that can do this besides the carb.  You may be
getting
>gas to the carb but is it enough to run the engine?  Does it only cause
>trouble when it's cold?  Is the ignition actually working correctly?  What
>engine and what ignition system are you using?
>
>--
>Happily Retired (but broke)
>Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
>78 Bronco Loving, Gary
>--
>
>> my 1960 350 always had a bit of trouble starting in the cold but
>> i could get
>> it going eventually when the temp was about  32' out.    After a
>> few attempt
>> this winter on warm days i still have no luck.
>>
>> It will turn fire with a spray of ether.
>>
>> Gas does seem to be squirting in the carb.
>>
>> Ive changed the plugs.
>>
>> Can anyone give a me a sugestion?
>> Should i just buy a new carb?
>>
>>
>> chris
>
>


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