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Re: FTE Pre48 - panel truck

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Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 07:19:41 -0400
From: "John Lawson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - panel truck

The plug wire configurations are basically the same as I described for the
V8's. The value however may be substantually different. I really don't know
much about the 6 cyl.
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From: Chris Chambers
To: pre48-listford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - panel truck


>John, I may have forgot to mention that my motor is a straight six. Does
that
>matter for the plug wire configuration? Also, are these motors worth
anything?
>I'm sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.
>-Chris
>
>John Lawson wrote:
>
>> Chris, I don't think your distributor cap is the 42 type. On the 42, you
can
>> see the socket where each wire plugs in to the cap. These wire sockets
are
>> evenly spaced around the outer perimeter of the cap. The 46 and newer
type
>> have 4 plug wires running into each upper side of the outer cap and you
>> cannot actually see the socket where the wires are plugged in to the
inner
>> cap.
>>
>> Also, as Fred said, too many things have been changed in 50 years to base
>> the model on a single part identification. It is most likely to be a 46
or
>> newer truck.
>>
>> The value of the engine is determined by the condition. If it is crack
free
>> and ready to run it could be worth up to $1500. If it is a clunker which
>> needs major attention it might be worth $100 or less.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Chambers
>> To: pre48-listford-trucks.com
>> Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 2:26 PM
>> Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - panel truck
>>
>> >Thank-you John for the information. When I went home at lunch, I
checked
>> my
>> >distributor cap. It is exactly as you described with all of the wires
>> plugging
>> >into the top of the single cap, this would mean that it is indeed a 42,
>> >correct? Thanks again for the info, I am really looking forward to
getting
>> an
>> >education on this truck. By the way, what are these motors worth? I
now
>> have
>> >two of them and am planning to go a little more modern with my truck
with a
>> >better front suspension and probably a 351W. Thanks
>> >-Chris
>> >
>> >John Lawson wrote:
>> >
>> >> Chris, both the 42 and the 46 have front plate mounted distributors.
The
>> 42
>> >> distributor cap was significantly different with individual spark plug
>> wire
>> >> terminal connection sockets located around the perimeter of a flat
cap.
>> The
>> >> 46 has no exposed wire sockets with an outer cap with 2 horns aimed up
>> and
>> >> back toward the wire looms and an inner cap where the wires plugged
>> >> straight in facing the camshaft.
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Chris Chambers
>> >> To: pre48-listford-trucks.com
>> >> Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 9:22 AM
>> >> Subject: FTE Pre48 - panel truck
>> >>
>> >> >I recently purchased a panel truck. I've always been a Mustang man
but
>> >> >want to restore this truck for my business. At first I thought it
was a
>> >> >46 but a friend helped me load it and said that because the
distributor
>> >> >was on the front of the motor it was a 42. Is this correct? I will
>> >> >need all of the help I can get since I am just learning about these
old
>> >> >trucks. Thank-you
>> >> >-Chris
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