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pre61-list Digest Wed, 07 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 052

In This Issue:
ADMIN: Need year/models of all Ford/Merc/Lincoln
9" rear ends
ADMIN: Year/model submission list page
Re: Steering Wheel - Gages
Steering Wheels and Guages
Re: Withdrawal (want a 70's F-350 or 48 F-4)
Re: Withdrawal (want a 70's F-350 or 48 F-4)
Re: Steering Wheels and Guages
Re: Withdrawal
223 ignition
223 ignition part # correction
ADMIN: FTE's new 1997 and newer F-150 store

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Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 21:25:54 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Need year/models of all Ford/Merc/Lincoln


Fellow Ford Truck Enthusiasts members, in anticipation of
the upcoming launch of our new web site, FTE is in need of
the year/model groups of all Ford, Mercury and Lincoln
models, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.

Example:

The Crown Vic model was pretty much the same from 1992-1997
so "1992-1997 Crown Vic" would qualify as a year/model
group.  Another example, "1961-1966 F-Series" or "1980-1986
F-Series".

We need every group you can possibly think of, including full
size, mid-size, compacts, sub compacts, trucks, vans, SUVs,
antiques (Model T, A, etc), Australian makes, European makes,
etc.

Please submit these ASAP to kpayne ford-trucks.com.  I will
post a list on the web site, updating it every few hours over
the next 3 days to lesson the chances of duplicate submissions.

Each person who sends in a submission we don't already have
will be entered into a drawing for the following:

One Grand Prize $60 value
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   2001 Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirt
   "Classic" Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirt
   Licensed Ford ball cap
   2 Ford Truck Enthusiasts window/bumper stickers
   "Tough Tales" book

Two First Prizes $32 value
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   2001 Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-Shirt
   Ford Truck Enthusiasts bumper sticker
   "Tough Tales" book

Four Second Prizes $15 value
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   Choice 2001 or "Classic" Ford Truck Enthusiasts
   t-shirt

For every two year/model submissions we accept from you, you
will earn a chance in the drawing. Don't worry, if you only
come up with one you still receive a chance.

Inaccurate year/model groups will be disqualified (ie, sending
1975-1979 F-Series instead of 1973-1979 F-Series).

Hurry!!! You don't want someone to beat you with a year/model
group submission!

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com


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From: "JOHN A NIOLON" <jniolon WANS.NET>
Subject: 9" rear ends
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 20:44:28 -0600

Glen  ,

go to my page http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://jniolon.clubfte.com and look toward the bottom  there is a link to a page of ford differential tag codes...maybe this will help..

john


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Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 21:46:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Year/model submission list page


The list of year/model groups already submitted can
be found at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/websites/48.html

This page will be updated frequently over the next
few days.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Steering Wheel - Gages
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 13:50:02 -0500


Go to www.antiquetractors.com and check their parts and services link for
steering wheel rebuilders or look in tractor mags in stores. A place called
Minnkota recovers the tractor wheels and can't be much difff than old truck
wheels. They make kits (Eastwood) to fill and repair your own. I'm thinking
most can be repaired, unless maybe yours is "letting go" all around the
metal (no good base).

----- Original Message -----
From: <bellx2 erols.com>
To: "Ford Trucks" <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 8:06 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Steering Wheel - Gages


> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Been considering a restoration of my steering wheel and update of gages.
WHEW! $$$$
>
> Steering wheel:  "Gary" of Carlisle fame gave me the bad news; my wheel's
so far shot (many cracks, gouges, and chunk-outs) that he doesn't want his
name associated with it.  Anybody got a F-1 wheel in restorable shape or a
recommended source?
>
> Gages:  I'm already running 12V and prefer to keep the original gage faces
with rebuilt/new movements.  I've called most all the Hemmings advertisers,
and several from national magazines.  Big bucks and big wait times.  Can
fellow FTE'ers recommended a restoration/upgrade shop that's in the ball
park of an ordinary guy?
>
> I sure don't want to do the PF main-street cruise steering with a breaker
bar and a hole in the dash board!
>
> RAY
>
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Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 12:52:49 -0600
From: Mark Hendricks <markhendricks oneilhagaman.com>
Subject: Steering Wheels and Guages

I looked for months and still came back to United Speedometer for the
guages.  I begged and pleaded and got them to only do what I wanted to
get done, and I think I ended up getting a pretty good discount, but it
was still around $450 (ouch!).

I'm restoring my steering wheel right now so the court is still out on
how well it will turn out, but based on what I've seen so far, the POR
15 restoration kit (about $60 - $70) should fix about any wheel,
regardless of its condition.  Call Mike at POR 15, he may be able to
tell you more about the products capabilities.

Mark '50

From: bellx2 erols.com
Subject: Steering Wheel - Gages
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 20:06:03 -0500

Been considering a restoration of my steering wheel and update of
gages.   WHEW! $$$$

Steering wheel:  "Gary" of Carlisle fame gave me the bad news; my
wheel's so far shot (many cracks, gouges, and chunk-outs) that he
doesn't want his name associated with it.  Anybody got a F-1 wheel in
restorable shape or a recommended source?

Gages:  I'm already running 12V and prefer to keep the original gage
faces with rebuilt/new movements.  I've called most all the Hemmings
advertisers, and several from national magazines.  Big bucks and big
wait times.  Can fellow FTE'ers recommended a restoration/upgrade shop
that's in the ball park of an ordinary guy?

I sure don't want to do the PF main-street cruise steering with a
breaker bar and a hole in the dash board!

RAY



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From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Withdrawal (want a 70's F-350 or 48 F-4)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 13:56:18 -0500


Gary, I agree with other post, that's a light truck to haul much gravel. I
had a 78 F-350 with 10 ft. flatbed that dumped and it couldn't be loaded as
much as it looked like it would haul or the tires went down and couldn't get
up hills with the six I had. I now have a 54 Chevy 2-ton and even it strains
with me not carrying more than 4 or 5 tons of gravel. It looks like a lot
till yuo dump it and find you need 3 more loads to do what you wanted. I
have the constant repair of a gravel drive too, only mine goes up a steep
hill mostly. Try to back these old relics backwards uphill and run brakes,
clutch, and dump controls all at same time, FUN!

"G"

----- Original Message -----
From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
To: <pre61-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 12:26 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Withdrawal (want a 70's F-350 or 48 F-4)


> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Well, I appreciate your response.  I assumed the F-4 was heavier duty than
> the F-350.  I had a F-600, 62 vintage once and I swear it could haul 10
> tons.  I loaded it with logs, well over the cab, 16' long and it hardly
> fazed the springs :-)  It was an old Driggs Dairy truck so may have had a
> tank on it at some point, not sure.  I just get so tired of having to get
> out and watch the tires as they dump the stone in so they don't pop :-(  I
> know an f-350 would easily haul 6000 pounds of stone so may just keep
> looking for a 78 but I like the body style of the 48's.
>
> I've been seeing a 78, F-350 dump, 4x4 in the papers lately but don't have
> the cash for something in that good a shape.  I'm just going to be
patient,
> get rid of some of my trucks, bank the money and keep my eyes open.  The
> right truck will come along one day.  If I haven't learned anything else
in
> this life I have learned not to jump on the first thing that comes along
:-)
> (Still not very patient though :-))
>
> --
> Happily Retired (but broke)
> Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
> 78 Bronco Loving, Gary
> --
>
> > Gary,
> >
> > Since I have a '52 F-4 (DRW), dump truck, I think 3 tons of stone would
be
> > pushing it a bit.  The F-4 has a 10,000 lb. GVW rating in dual rear
wheel
> > form.  (They also came in SRW, 7,500 GVW form.)  They are tire limited,
as
> > well as spring limited.
>
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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Withdrawal (want a 70's F-350 or 48 F-4)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 16:21:27 -0800


My 78 F-150 will haul 2 tons easily if it had tires that would hold up but
you can't get that kind of load range in a 15" tire.  If I want to spend the
cash for American Racing Wheels I can actually get 16" wheels with 5 on 5.5"
stud pattern and then could get the load rating I need to fill up the bed.
I would still be handycapped with 1/2 ton, semi-floating axles though.  By
the time I go to all that trouble and expense I would be close to a good
down payment on a F-350 4x4 which would already be equipped to handle it :-)
I'm very familair with what a pickup bed pile looks like and if I had a dump
bed would be very happy with being able to haul a full bed full of stone
when I need it rather than pay someone to haul in more than I really need.
I ran into a fellow with a ranger who saw my truck loaded and asked if I
wanted to rent it out :-)  All he could get on his was a little pile in the
center of the bed :-)  Mine wasn't quite full but nearly :-)  You couldn't
see the fenders any more :-)  My first F-100 (67) was like the ranger, a
little pile in the center of the bed had it standing on it's  hieny :-)

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

> up hills with the six I had. I now have a 54 Chevy 2-ton and even
> it strains
> with me not carrying more than 4 or 5 tons of gravel. It looks like a lot
> till yuo dump it and find you need 3 more loads to do what you wanted. I


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From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:13:31 EST
Subject: Re: Steering Wheels and Guages


For what it's worth, I kept my original 6-volt gauges on my 52 F-3 and used a
voltage dropper that goes on 60's era Ford. As far as the chrome trim rings
on the gauges go, I just sanded the rust off them and painted them with a
metallic gray paint. It may not be chrome, but it sure looks good. The gauges
all work properly with the dropper, too.
I used the Por-15 steering wheel restoration kit for Sac Vintage. My
steering wheel came off a 1950 model Ford car and was in sad shape when I got
the truck. It had big cracks and a few chunks missing. The kit filled the
cracks in and I was able to "build" a new area on the wheel where the chunks
were missing. Mix the putty, press it in the cracks, let dry and sand down
even with the surrounding area. Very easy to use and was well worth it to me.
After painting, I couldn't tell where the repairs were made. It works similar
to auto body filler but dries hard as a rock and doesn't seem to shrink very
much after drying.

Good luck,
Paul
52 F-3

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From: Fifty7F100 cs.com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:16:41 EST
Subject: Re: Withdrawal


FTEers,

Been away from the computer for a few days.

I hope to see Grover in PF! Will he (she?) still be sporting the paint that
is on the PIC page? It would be easier to show mine off if it did. I haven't
seen anything to the effect of a cookout or b'fast yet!

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: FISHROT1 aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 20:23:50 EST
Subject: 223 ignition


For anyone interested.......after numerous phone calls to Mallory tech dept.
they finally came through......BRAND NEW straight from mallory, dual point
distributor with vac advance part#233130001 and for an electronic distributor
with vac. advance and mech. part#453130001........both are special order and
you have to go through A Mallory distributor aka Mr. Gasket.......

'
Erik
60 F-100

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From: FISHROT1 aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 21:03:50 EST
Subject: 223 ignition part # correction


Correction on those part # 2331301 and 4531301
Sorry fellas...........to many 0's in the first


Erik
60 F-100

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Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 14:59:51 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: FTE's new 1997 and newer F-150 store


Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce our new online
store for 1997 and newer F-150's (and light duty F-250s):

www.motorhaven.com

We will be adding more products and cover additional trucks
in the future.

Of course we still have our existing store for literature
(all years) and apparel:
www.motorhaven.com

Our 1997 and newer F-150 store is the result of an online
collaboration with friends of ours who operate Geno's Garage
here in Georgia.  Geno's Garage has traditionally supplied
parts and accessories for diesel trucks and has been looking
an opportunity to break into the gas engine market.  FTE has
been in need of order fulfillment services for higher end
items. Though we have thousands of books, CD-ROMs, t-shirts
and decals in our inventory, its hard to stock larger products
given the space we have available.

Our collaboration with Geno's Garage gives us the opportunity
to service newer truck owners.  We appreciate your support
and if there's something you're looking for that we don't
carry, let us know.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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