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pre61-list Digest Sun, 02 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 043

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Re: [pre61-list]Feul gauge glowing!
master cylinder caps
Re: Tranny grinding :(
Re: Tranny grinding :(
Re: 57 front suspension
Re: Tranny grinding :(
Re: master cylinder caps


Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 21:08:47 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno">
Subject: Re: [pre61-list]Feul gauge glowing!

I should have mentioned that I have stayed with the 6 volts on this truck and it is an original custom wiring job, originally wired by Better Built Bodies of PA
It's kind of a freak truck. You can see it in the FTE pictorial (48 rescue vehicle).

Thanks for the reply

On Sat, 01 Apr 2000 07:36:49 Thomas J. Teixeira wrote:
>At 06:52 PM 03/31/2000 -0800, Ray Cardogno wrote:
>>My feul gauge seems to have a resistance wire heater in it that glows red
>>hot in the dark. This glows even when the ignition switch is off. Probably
>>explains why I had to put a kill switch on.
>>Is this glow normal? It's on my 48 and I just noticed it for the 1st time
>>tonight after going for an eventful night ride. It's a little un-nerving to
>>see red hot glow through the slot on the gauge but somehow I am thinking
>>this is part of the normal operation of the feul gauge. Can somebody put me
>>at ease on this?
>>Ray C
>The gauges should get power only when the ignition is ON. Do you have a
>stock wiring harness? Did you convert to 12V? You need something else to
>drop the voltage to around 6V if you've converted to 12V and have the stock
>gauge and sending unit. Look at
>for instructions on building a voltage regulator which will be more
>efficient than a resistor for powering your gauges.
>Tom Teixeira '35 pickup
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From: "shandy erisman">
Subject: master cylinder caps
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 23:17:43 CST

I have a 60 F-100 with dual master cylinders, 1 for the clutch and one for
the brake. the caps(screw in type) have small pin sized holes in them. I
purchased a reproduction cap for one that was worn out. and it also has
these holes. the problem is that whenever I attempt to bleed either system,
fluid sprays violently out these holes, can anyone tell me why, and help me
fix this problem.

this and a gas tank are all I need to get the truck on the road, so if any
one has a tank or can help with this problem let me know
60 f-100
66 F-250


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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 21:19:43 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno">
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(

Thanks for the offer but I think the flathead application was different. I did see a tranny today after doing some local hunting. It was parked 20 years ago and ran well when parked. I could not get the shift lever to go into any gear though. The lever moved from left to right OK (neutral positions) but would not slide into any gear. Should this be cause for dismissing this tranny as an option. I know sometimes a tranny will want you to let the truck roll a bit before going into gear, but it seems like it should have gon into some gear... Correct anybody?

Ray C

On Sat, 1 Apr 2000 20:16:12 Gary L. Perry wrote:
$50.oo if you pick-up, I won't send it.
> "G"

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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 21:58:11 -0800
From: Dan Wentz>
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(

>OK, on the same ride that I noticed my Gauge was glowing, my tranny
>started making this constant loud
>"crunchy-grindy-scrapie-squealy-klunky-chattery" type of noise. This
>happens when the truck is rolling at any speed till it stops rolling
>completely. It does not matter what gear it is in or if the clutch is in
>or out or if the motor is running or not. Seems to me like maybe some kind
>of bearing trouble on the output shaft or something connected to it.

Not to throw you an unwarranted scare or anything, but that's just what my
transmission (stock 3 speed) started doing the day before it died a violent
death. I was backing out of my friends driveway when it happened--a hole
was punched in the case and all the oil came out. Scattered around the oil
puddle were numerous gear teeth and broken pieces of cast iron.

You know what--now that I think about it it only made noise in 1st. And I
think the stick shook too. Maybe it's not the same thing--hopefully it isn't.


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1998 Explorer--205 HP, and the gas mileage to prove it.

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From: "Rick Kellum">
Subject: Re: 57 front suspension
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 01:15:10 CST


Glen can you give me the name of that shop. I have a 56 I am doing
all help is gladly accepted
thx Rick Kellum

>As for springs, go to a local spring shop in your area. There is one in
>Memphis that saved me a bundle over the catalogs. Plus the shop I used
>on streetrods. They new what I needed and what might come up.
>Glenn in TN




From: "Gary L. Perry">
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 02:24:53 -0500

Ray, I forgot some of those old tranny's weren't synchro. I had a 51 F-5
and had to "doulble-clutch" to shift UP! Never did get hang of downshifting
w/out clashing. I hated driving it in town. They did have synchro's as option.


From: "Gary L. Perry">
Subject: Re: master cylinder caps
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 02:31:23 -0500

Shand, MC's do push -up fluid when you step on brake with caps off. Shouldn't
be under pressure, tho. Did you rebuild MC? There are tiny holes in MC that
have to be clear to let fluid back into piston area when releasing pedal. They
rust shut easily. Is your "bleeding" technique correct? Using a Mighty-Vac
bleeder is much easier if your alone. Auto-zone; about $25.oo or so.


From: "Mangor Krogstad">
Subject: Wiring
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 06:09:20 -0500

Where can I get a wiring diagram for a Chev. steering colum,is there any
place on line?


Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 10:53:16 -0500
From: "James L. Dobrovolny">
Subject: accesories

I'm a new '54 F100 owner as of August '99 and have been lurking on this
list since then. I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge out there and
want to thank the admin people for making this work. I have two
questions. First, what can anyone tell me about grill guards for my "54?
Were they put on by the dealers, what did they look like, and how were
they attached, and where can I get one today? Second, were there spare
tires attached, and if so where and how, and where can I get the parts
to do so?
Jim Dobrovolny
54 F100
71 Olds Cutlass Supreme


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