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pre61-list Digest Wed, 26 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 065

In This Issue:
Re: Need Help ID'ing NOS Front Fenders?? (48-52 Uppers)
Re: Headliner Kits
Got me a '55 too!
Re: Steering Gear
Re: 226 flathead rebuild
Re: parts
Toyota Steering


From: "Corry Winchester">
Subject: Re: Need Help ID'ing NOS Front Fenders?? (48-52 Uppers)
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 07:54:47 -0400

Bill, Where are you located? If you find out how to ID them, I may be

Corry Winchester
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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bill Hale
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 10:24 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Need Help ID'ing NOS Front Fenders?? (48-52

My dissapointment is going to be someone elses gain. I found a pair of NOS
upper front
fenders burried in a shed. I made a deal with the owner (who didn't know
what they were for).
The problem is this, they aren't for a 48,49,or 50 F-1. They are much larger
and the opening in
the front(where it connects to the lower section) is larger. These fenders
have never been on a truck and
I really thought I hit a homerun when I saw them for the first time. The
only thing I know is that they are
definately NOT for a 1950 F-1 (which is what I have). I have them and can
take measurements if anyone
can help me out. (I'm guessing maybe F-2 or F-3 or maybe even 51 to 52).

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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 08:42:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee>
Subject: Re: Headliner Kits


Please supply a phone # or web site. Do they have a
catalog? I am interested in a headliner for my '53.

Dan Lee
'53 F100

> From:
> Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 08:17:37 EDT
> Subject: Headliner Kits
> I used the Lebaron Bonney kit (5 Star model) on my
> '52 F1 and it went in like
> a breeze - roof is one piece. I also put 3/4" foam
> sheet above it for sound
> deadening and insulation. I called their tech
> service on another matter
> (screws) and they told me that they did NOT
> recommend wetting the backs of
> headliner pieces - didn't know where that idea ever
> got started and thought
> it was completely unnecessary.
> Bruno

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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 19:36:34 -0400
From: Mark Barnes>
Subject: Got me a '55 too!

I gotta share this news with the folks who will appreciate it. First off, I have a '53
flatbed/ dually that I'm rebuilding/ restoring, plus a parts truck of the same year &
So about a week ago, my wife & I are driving down the highway & she says...
"Ohhh, I see an old truck up over the hill. I can tell it's old because the roof is
So, up the hill we go!
Today, I have a "55 F-250 sitting in my front driveway.
She say's... "I like it! I want it!..." & I'm dumbfounded. So now we have a "55 too!
I gotta have the best Ole lady in the county!
The truck needs some work, (don't they all), but it runs & drives. Figure I'll keep it
then when the '53 is done, fix the '55.

"Grinning like a pig in ____"

'53 F-350 Flatbed/ Dually
'55 F-250


From: "William Finch">
Subject: Re: Steering Gear
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 21:58:33 -0400

Look at top of steering box - you will find a nut (9/16 +/-) with a screw
head right in the middle of it - loosen nut with wrench - keep wrench on nut
& tighten screw. A few turns at a time & that might take the slop out of
steering wheel. If I can help you further let me know. Check out this
catalog - Eary Ford pickup parts (Fax: 937-325-1900)
By the way I have a '55 Ford F150 I'm restoring.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Montebello>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 11:09 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Steering Gear

> I'm looking for a recommendation for a replacement steering gear for my
> Ford Pickup. I have rebuilt the front end, but still have a wander so I'm
> sure it is the box. I don't need power steering and I won't be converting
> to IFS so what is available?
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From: "William Finch">
Subject: Re: 226 flathead rebuild
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 22:01:24 -0400

Hey Scott
Check the oil pump.
----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Wood>
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 12:42 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] 226 flathead rebuild

> I am in the process of rebuilding the 226 6 cylinder flathead for my '51
> When I disassembled the engine, a ball bearing fell out and I have no idea
> where it goes. The diagrams in my service manual don't show it and there
> no description of it in the text. I think it's a check ball for the
> lubrication system. Any help would be appreciated.
> Scott
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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 23:50:33 EDT
Subject: Re: parts

I have some parts if any one is interested from my 53- I have the steering
wheel-steering box, original wheels(4), master cylinder,brake pedal, clutch,
gas tank- I am going to pidgeon forge-if anyone is interested and going I
could bring to save shipping- I am also wondering where you get a scedule of
events for p forge show- thanks -larry


From: "Mangor Krogstad">
Subject: Toyota Steering
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:31:59 -0500

Would some one out there tell me what year the Toyota steering box,that is
used to convert the older Fords to power steering,is.
I have a diagram of the bracket to mount the box in the frame and it shows
the holes that mount the box to the bracket are 1,1/32 in apart.I can find
no Toyota box that fit the specs.on my diagram.The parts stores show 3
different box's for the years of 83 to 89 and show no power gears before
1983.The diagram shows 4 holes that are in a rectangular shape and spaced
1&1/32 by 3&9/64.
Boy I hope some one can help.


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