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pre61-list Digest Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 100

In This Issue:
Clutch release
Re: Clutch Release
56 grille
Mirror Mount
Re: Fenders
Updated 55 F100 Web Page
Re: Clutch Release


Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:12:09 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: Clutch release

From: "Randy Selby">

Sometimes new clutch plates need a good work out before they settle in.
Try loading it up with brakes on & let it slip just enough to get it hot &
smelly...but not too hot..dont want to warp the pressure plate.
That will knock the feathers off it!. If that doesnt cure it you'll have to
remove assy to check if all is correct.


From: "glperry">
Subject: Re: Clutch Release
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 19:51:41 -0500

Some vehicles won't release if clutch disc is in backwards. Not sure
how flathead's are set-up. Also, make sure release lever is on pivot
knob and it's not cracked which may open-up now with new springs
on P-plate. Happend to me on newer truck I had.
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From: Randy Selby>
To: ford truck>
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2000 1:45 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Clutch Release

>Got my '50 Flathead running, but having a problem getting the clutch to
release. Adjusted the linkage longer, but still having problems. It doesn't
feel like it has any free-play at all now, but clutch still drags. Been
assembled about 6 months, Could it just be rust or dirt?
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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:41:29 -0400
Subject: 56 grille

The headlight buckets mount from the front, with the 4 screws you

I upgraded mine to headlight buckets from my old 78 Ford van. They
mount EXACTLY the same, with the 4 holes located in the same places (not
on centers), and the adjusting screws, springs, etc. were in much better
shape, plus the adjusting screws worked easier than the stock ones, due
to a slightly improved design.

The only thing I did, to make life easier, was to grind a little off of
a side flange or two, so they would slip into the grille hole a lot
easier. You don't have to take off much; in fact, doing so would
interfere with the sealing "circle".

Truckingly yours, (?)

Paul Gayda
Waynesboro, Va.


Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:37:10 -0400
From: Mark Barnes>
Subject: Mirror Mount

I'm looking for a 2 bolt mount for a '53 -'55 door mirror. Actually a couple if anybody has any of these lying around, but even one would do for now. I don't need the mirrors, just the mount that bolts into the door. I'll buy or trade for these parts...



Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:26:57 -0500
From: JeffH>
Subject: Re: Fenders

At 10:38 PM 6/11/2000 -0400, Alvin wrote:
>It looks like I need to purchase front fenders for my '50 F1. I know of
>a lot of places to purchase fiberglass but was wondering if there is any
>place out there where you can purchase NOS or metal reproductions.

All the catalogs I have just carry fiberglass. Two places I don't
have catalogs for that you can try are:

Joblot Automotive (Queens, NY), (800) 221-0172
Little Dearborn Parts (Minneapolis), (888) 282-0266 or

If you don't mind used fenders, try:

French Lick Auto, (320) 274-8497
Desert Valley Auto Parts (Arizona), (800) 905-8024 or

And if those don't work, try:

Good luck!
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From: "Kenneth Marty">
Subject: Updated 55 F100 Web Page
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:46:48 -0600

Hello All, I have updated my Web Page if your interested.


Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:56:17 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno>
Subject: Re: Clutch Release

I had a NAPA store give me a rebuilt pressure plate that was identical in
every way *except* that it was 1/8" closer to the flywheel. Wrong

>>Got my '50 Flathead running, but having a problem getting the clutch to


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