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pre61-list Digest Thu, 11 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 077

In This Issue:
292 Repacement
1953 F-100 for sale
Re: Inner Fender Suggestions
Re: 1953 F-100 for sale
292 Tune Up, Runs Great!
Re: Radio ID
Vin Plate
Re: Radio ID


From: "Thomas Kurzawski">
Subject: 292 Repacement
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 14:52:32 -0500

I like to replace my 292 motor that is attached to a four speed.
What larger motor will fit (direct bold on)???

F100 4X4


From: (Dan W)
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:09:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 1953 F-100 for sale

I've decided to sell my project truck. It's located in central Indiana.
53 F-100 in primer needs some bodywork. It has a 390 in it now but the
trans is out and apart, it's a C-6. It has a non-stock rearend but I'm
not sure if it's an 8 or 9 inch. The wiring harness is gone and so is
the interior. I also have a mustang II front suspension that will go
with the truck if you want it. I'm asking $800.00
email me for pics



From: "Stephen Hansen">
Subject: Re: Inner Fender Suggestions
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:43:31 -0500

The bestest tool for restoring a truck is a 4 or 4 1/2 inch disk grinder. They cost about 50-80 dollars. Then for about 10-15 dollars. a flat (not cupped) wire wheel, and they have them in a heavy gauge. I remove the guard for wire-wheeling BUT KEEP THE HANDLE ON! (I speak form experience). The wire wheel WILL throw small pieces of wire into you, so long TIGHT sleeves help and a face shield. This set-up will EAT anything, and will even clean off oily grease very nice. You will get VERY dirty with this set-up; but the results are amazing. I cleaned my entire frame with it, as well as most of the cab before I got a air compressor and a DA. I've probably used up 30 wheels on my 4" Makita, but it is still one of the most often used tools for me. I'll clean gasket surfaces with it, blocks etc. As I finish up a engine, I'll bolt the piece on (timing cover, head etc) then run the wheel over the joint cleaning off the extra gasket and goop, then paint it. the block will look great.
Anyway, that is my suggestion, Steve


Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 16:54:04 EDT
Subject: Re: 1953 F-100 for sale

I'm in Terre Haute. Were is the truck at?



From: "Carver">
Subject: 292 Tune Up, Runs Great!
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:35:14 -0700

Stock 292 with functioning Heat Riser Valve.
Thanks for the enlightenment on it's function.

I'll admit up front that I didn't do any of the
direct work to tune up my truck. I suppose overtime
at my real job to pay someone to do it doesn't count.

For years my truck needed about 10 minutes of idle time
to warm up sufficiently to run without dying. The down
side is the effects of all that idling on the intake
manifold. Just as predicted by the learned masters of
the FTE lists, the manifold got overheated. Now to see
what happens when the valve is removed.

I managed to obtain a used GREAT set of intake and
exhaust manifolds through the FTE (Thanks!) and now
that they are installed, the engine tuned up, I didn't
know the engine could be so quiet! and powerful!

Zounds! it feels great to drive my truck with good tires,
good suspension, good brakes, and a good running engine,
mm mm mm mm mm life is good.

If any one wants like to know how much money they are
saving by doing their own tune up, try 3 hours at
current labor rates just for labor. Over 8 hours to
cleanup, prep, remove old, and install the manifolds.

Well worth the money though, as I just don't have the
time with my new job.

I should be able to rely on my truck to start finally.
The down side is I'm gonna be making more dump runs,
since I don't have any transportation excuses anymore!

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab


Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 08:03:28 -0400
From: 47Fred>
Subject: Re: Radio ID

Randy Selby wrote:
> While sorting thru parts, I found an old radio. Don't know what year or
> make, but know that it won't fit my '50. I have a picture. If someone can
> ID it, mail me and I'll send a picture. Guy I got it from thought it was
> mid fifty ford. Said it still worked. Has a round face with knob in the
> middle.

This sounds like the one and only '55 Ford car unit. To my knowledge
this is the only year Ford used this particular design, '54 and '56 up
are "conventional" rectangular units. The heater controls on the '55
were also arranged to match the radio design. It will be a 6 volt radio.

47 Fred


From: "O'Connell, Dennis M">
Subject: Vin Plate
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 07:05:46 -0700

Hi all,

A friend of mine has found a junkyard 55 F100 that he wants to restore. His
problem is there is no vin plate or title for the truck. Does anyone have a
junk cab or something with a vin plate, title?. Or, do'es anyone have a
better suggestion on how he can get this registered in Calif.

55F100(No it's not mine)


Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 16:11:22 EDT
Subject: Re: Radio ID

Your radio is for '53-56 truck. Car versions had push buttons for preselect
under the round radio. Allen


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