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In This Issue:
Re: wiring/gauge repaint
Re: which engine for a '58?
Re: '51 Ignition switch and door locks???
Re: Dash Guages
ADMIN: 2001 Supernationals Info
Re: ADMIN: 2001 Supernationals Info
Re: 9" Rear end
Re: 9" Rear
Re: Six Cyl, etc.
rear leaf springs
As for the orig. wires on my beast they had this real brittle cloth insulation
My truck is a real piece of work, as I said last year sometime, The person who
owned it before me thought it would be good to pull the distributor. and put on
in from an International Scout. This has mad life hard when trying to locate
Sorry about the late response to whoever had the gauge refinishing question. I
am a Jeweler/watchmaker by trade, an have had watch faces refinished from time
to time. Usually the average analog (Not digital) watch runs anywhere from
$25.00 to 45.00 for a plain, non-luminescent refurbish. I've been told by a
friend of mine that he could make a watch dial/face to look exactly like my
speedo in my truck if I wanted. I don't see why the opposite wouldn't be
possible, or even to refinish the gauge face/faces to orig. condition.
From: "Mike Pacheco" <MIKEPACHECO USWEST.NET>
Subject: Re: which engine for a '58?
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 05:16:28 -0800
I have a 56' although not a truck, its a fairlane, it has the original 292
which I changed out and put a 4 barrel Holley, running great, it did have
the old teapot 4 barrel but I kept worrying about the dangers of fire.
Mike in Concord
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Subject: [pre61-list] Re: which engine for a '58?
I've got a 57 with the standard y-block 272 + 4bbl and duals with my
fordomatic two-speed. It really is a sweet engine with plenty of pep and
quite original. So while many will endorse later engines, hopefully of the
Ford persuasion, consider the Yblock.
No-name 57 F100
Hopefully I will be putting an engine in my 1958 F100 sometime this year.
I'm having trouble deciding what to put in it though. I've got the 223 I-6
that was in it to start with and I had pulled it out for the purpose of a
rebuild (which I haven't started yet). I also like the idea of putting a v8
in it though. It seems that parts for the 223 will cost more than for an 8
cylinder. Any thoughts/suggestions about this?
From: "Richard Downing" <richarddowning worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: '51 Ignition switch and door locks???
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 10:45:19 -0500
Contact Glenn Marion in Missouri 816.224.5296 (3616 S. Sweeney Rd., Grain
Valley 64029). He lists them all the time in Hemmings.
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Mullins <gmullins naxs.net>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 1:56 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] '51 Ignition switch and door locks???
> I am near completion of my 51 restoration, and am looking for an Ignition
> switch and door locks that are keyed alike, well, they wouldn't have to be
> keyed alike, but it would be very nice. I have tried Carpenter Productions
> and was told that I would not find either the ignition switch, or the door
> locks. Can anyone point me in the right direction???
> Greg Mullins
> 1951 F1
Your best bet is a NOS guage.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Hendricks <markhendricks oneilhagaman.com>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 10:33 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Dash Guages
> Is there a kit or some other way to repaint the face of the guages?
> Heard about a kit once but can't seem to find one. The only guage that
> really needs help is the speedometer, where the face looks a bit rusty.
> Any help appreciated.
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 13:19:37 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: 2001 Supernationals Info
If you have any interest in 1948-1979 F-series trucks, the
2001 Supernationals is THE place to go to. Over 800 trucks
in the show each year, plus hundreds more parked all over
the strip. Vendors, hundreds of awards, model car and truck
exhibit, t-shirts, tech shows and a great parade with about
2 miles of Effies!
The show is at the Grand Hotel and Convention center in
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You can book at room at any of the
many hotels around town or camp in the nearby Smokey Mountains.
There is a trolley/bus system so getting around town is easy.
Lots of fun things to do, Dollywood, the Smokey Mountains,
rides, outlet mails, craft centers, and much more. There is
something for the whole family.
The Grand Hotel can be contacted at:
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863-3309
Pat Ford Promotions can be contacted at:
1920 Council Avenue
Statesville, NC 28625
Registrations should be sent to Pat Ford Promotions. Call or
write them to get a registration form.
Pre-registration for your truck: $20
Registration after April 15th: $25
Ford Truck Enthusiasts will be staying at the Howard Johnson.
The best reservation prices I've found was on www.expedia.com.
Every hotel listed near the Convention Center, are rated as
the same number of stars so price and location will be your
The closest hotel to the Grand is the Holiday Inn. It will
run about 30% more than the Howard Johnson's. The HoJo is
within walking distance of the Grand (about 2 blocks).
The next hotel down the strip is the Days Inns. It runs
slightly more than the HoJo and is further away from the Grand.
FTE stays at the HoJo when we reserve early. Last year we
were at the Days Inn because we didn't reserve early enough.
Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 11:06:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Dennis Moody <zeener96 yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: 2001 Supernationals Info
--- Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com> wrote:
> Vendors, hundreds of awards, model car and truck
> exhibit, t-shirts, tech shows and a great parade with about
I usually miss the tech shows. Do they ever put out a guide
indicating place and times for these events?
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Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 14:49:59 -0500
From: David Russow <drussow globalbiz.net>
Subject: Re: 9" Rear end
Greg Mullins wrote:
> I am thinking of doing the same thing to my 51 F1. The reason I want to do
> it, is to get a higher gear ratio, to make the flat head V8 more
> "streetable". I have yet to find one though.......
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ed E <edbud125 hotmail.com>
> To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 2:09 PM
> Subject: [pre61-list] 9" Rear end
> > I've heard and read a lot of comments on installing a 9" rear end in the
> > Ford trucks. I would imagine it is to make the old trucks run like a car.
> > What are the merits of doing a conversion and where could I get
> > on how to do it?
> > Ed and the 49 Effie
> > _________________________________________________________________
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Greg & Ed
Go to //hiqties.hypermart.net/9inch.html for valuable info regarding 9" rearends
From: Fifty7F100 cs.com
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 17:29:16 EST
Subject: Re: 9" Rear
In a message dated 1/5/01 10:55:39 PM Pacific Standard Time,
listar ford-trucks.com writes:
<< From: "Ed E" <edbud125 hotmail.com>
Subject: 9" Rear end
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 14:09:59
I've heard and read a lot of comments on installing a 9" rear end in the old
Ford trucks. I would imagine it is to make the old trucks run like a car.
What are the merits of doing a conversion and where could I get information
on how to do it?
Ed and the 49 Effie >>
The 9" 1st came on a 57 F100 (Mine!). Mine had (I am installing a 8.8 out of
my donor Lincoln Town Car) 3.70:1 gears. I'm not sure if it was posi
(probably not). The 9" was in trucks until about 1985. The trucks still kept
the larger 5 1/2" bolt diameter.
Glenn in TN
57 F100 -- in process
93 Mercury Capri (you think parts are hard to find for the 57-60 F100's!)
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 14:59:55 -0800
From: Daniel Swagger <dswagger qwest.net>
Subject: Re: Six Cyl, etc.
I JUST INSTALLED A 300 SIX IN MY '51 WITH A C6 TRANS. THE SINGLE THROAT CARB PULLS GREAT COMPAIRED TO THE 215 SIX. THE ENGINE AND TRANS MADE FOR A LONG PACKAGE UNDER THE HOOD AND THE FAN BLADE JUST CLEARS THE ORIGIONAL CORE, BUT IT DID FIT WITHOUT ANY FIREWALL
MODIFICATION. THE NEXT THING TO BITE ME WILL BE THE REAR END AS IT IS GEARED TOO LOW AND IS TALKING (WHINING) TO ME AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD. I WAS SURPRIZED THE STEARING WAS AS EASY DUE TO THE EXTRA FRONT WEIGHT.
bellx2 erols.com wrote:
> Regarding the question about a six in the '52. I've got a later-year six in my '50, and it pulls real sweet. I notice that in the FTE classifieds there's a new ad from a guy in AZ that's advertising a (94?) 300 ci six complete with transmission and plumbing.
> Furthermore, Clifford Performance has a full range of items for the 300" six; headers, cam, weber carbs, etc. You could build a real runner, and be different!
> Regarding rear gas tanks, last winter I installed a 16 gallon tank, from Tanks, Inc. It required no relocation of the rear X-member, that's why I went with their product.
> RAY BELL
From: "Dave and Jenny" <dlewis intergate.ca>
Subject: rear leaf springs
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 08:29:28 -0800
I think my truck runs a little rough in the rear. I'm suspecting there are
more leaf springs then I need. How many do most of you have? Right now I
have a stack of 5 springs. My truck will never have a load in it so I'm not
worried about payload, just a nice smooth ride. The rough ride wouldn't
come from the shocks would it? The time I notice is when the rode has dips,
not pots holes etc. It seems that the rear suspension gets compressed and
then it almost launches the rear of the truck up. So when the truck comes
back down the seat belt almost cuts you in half!! Any thoughts?
Also has anyone seen someone move the rear springs to directly under the
frame rails. This would obviously be for tubbing the rearend without
chopping the frame or going with a four link set up etc. Any thoughts on
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