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pre61-list Digest Thu, 10 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 003

In This Issue:
Re: gas tanks
Re: Gas Tank
Cow Hide
Re: Distributor Removal
Re: Distributor Removal
50 horn mounting
Re: '56 Truck Parts
Re: Gas tanks
cab Mounts


From: "john niolon">
Subject: Re: gas tanks
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 06:12:58 -0600

I posted privately to Larry about the gas tanks....should have posted to the

A mid 60' Mustang tank will fit perfectly between the frame rails.. You do
need to move the rear crossmember back a few inches and the tank is a top
fill....The tank is mounted in a 1" square tubing frame that is bolted
directly to the frame rails... I have seen a rear fill setup with a cute
little filler door fabbed into the rear bed cross sill... It was at P.F.
three years ago...reallly neat.

I'm using a "cool cap" look alike to fill thru the bed. It's actually a
marine tank fill unit that is 1/2 the price of the "cool cap" and exactly
like it withouth the logo.... questions ??? email off line to or




Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:53:28 EST
Subject: Re: Gas Tank

The filler neck comes out between the frame rail and the bed, there is ample
space between there. You can either put a filler door in the back of the rear
fender to accommodate the filler neck, or just put a round hole with a
grommet, and cap.

Chelle's 56 Hauler


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:08:36 -0500
Subject: Cow Hide

I have a '56 Farm Truck (Long Box). I want to redo the bench seat. I have
access to cowhide (Holstein(black&white) for great price. Will have to get
it tanned. Anyone know where I can send a hide to get processed? Is it
worth it? I've tried taxidermists. They say cowhide is too much of a pain.
Should I use faux cowhide? Thanks



Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:16:58 EST
Subject: Re: Distributor Removal

As it stops, and won't go any further because of the oil pump not aliening.
Have someone turn the engine over either by bumping the starter, or by using
a socket on the harmonic balancer bolt as you gently push the distributor
down, it will fall right in.

Chelle's 56 Hauler


From: "Steve Bittman">
Subject: Re: Distributor Removal
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:34:43 -0800

When you engage the distributor gear with the cam gear, and the rotor is
turning towards the point you have maked as an index on the block as you are
lowering the distributor, it will stop just about 1/2' off the block right?
And the rotor is not quite yet poinitng to your index mark eh? At this
point, just leave the distrubutor where it is and just bump the starter a
bit. This will turn the pump shaft just enough to engage the distributor,
and shell drop right down. Works like a charm Steve

> From:
> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:14:39 EST
> Subject: Distributor removal
> Hi I need to remove the distributor out of my 59 with a 292. The last
time I
> took her out it was three days on and off getting the oil pump shaft lined
> right so I could get it seated down all the way. Any suggestions before I
> start on how to get that baby in easier this time?


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:58:58 EST
Subject: 50 horn mounting

In a message dated 2/10/00 10:57:25 PM !!!First Boot!!!, writes:

<< From: "Randy Selby">
Subject: Horn Wiring
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 21:02:15 -0600

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the horn on a '50 F-1? Trying to get
everything traced out but missing a part or two. Where does the relay
mount? Where does the horn mount? Basket case truck is incomplete. Thanks..
Randy Selby


The horn mounts on the frame surrounding the radiator (between the radiator
and the grill) on the driver's side.

Jeff Watts


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 21:15:54 EST
Subject: Re: '56 Truck Parts

Hello Bob...caught your posting regarding 56 parts. I have long been looking
for: round radio(any/all parts), interior light (factory), outside
driving/fog accessory lights, factory jack, factory tool pouch w/tools,
fomoco 56 era seatbelts. Any help would be greatly appreciated....thank you
very much.

bill batte
56 dead stock PU 36K original miles


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 21:50:11 EST
Subject: unscbscribe-pre61-list

please take gunpro100 off your list


Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 23:23:09 EST
Subject: Re: Gas tanks

In a message dated 2/9/00 9:51:50 PM !!!First Boot!!!,

<< From:
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 16:42:59 EST
Subject: Gas Tanks

I know of no gas tanks that will fit the rear of a 53 through 56 with no
frame modification at all. However I can tell you that the tank from an 85
Isuzu Trooper is a virtual bolt in if you move the rear crossmember rearward
about three to five inches. I also notched the left frame rail on the top
flange so the neck would have plenty of clearance. The beauty part of the
tank is that there are no straps to contend with and the tank bolts directly
to the lower frame flange. I installed one in my 56 my self with no outside
help. If I can do it, anybody can.
Chelle's 56 Hauler >>


Hope to see you in PF!

How many gallons does the Isuzu tank hold? I want to do something like that.
I here you can get them with the EFI fuel pump too. I wonder if the pumps for
a V6 or I4 will pump enough volume and/or pressure for the 5.0??

Glenn in TN


From: "fugate51">
Subject: cab Mounts
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 18:56:53 -0800

Anybody know what the proper thickness is for the cab to frame mounts on a
51 F1. Am getting ready to check for tranny and firewall clearance and
didn't keep my old mount rubber, Any help out there?
Sam In Mt. Sterling


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