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pre61-list Digest Mon, 29 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 090

In This Issue:
Re: Bolts & grades
re; LH door lock Cylinders
re; heater connections
RE; 6V to 12V
Quoting Limits
Re: Bed covers
Quoting Limits
bed protection
I'm looking for a 1955 Alabama license plate
48-50 Parts


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 15:05:47 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: Re: Bolts & grades


these may not be exact cos I'm doing it from memory, but will give you a
strong guide. You'll need to double check the bolt length & shank lengths
my lengths are overall so you'll need to consider that when purchasing,
deduct 1/4" for the heads.
the TQ readings are from a rare Clutch & Trans Ford Master repair manual
which are std for any bolts of same diam & no it doesnt list
bolts/fasteners in detail-never seen one that does. Grades are my
suggestion, Ford "S" grades are not stamped on the bolts so cannot relate
to modern "Graded" fasteners.

Bell housing;
bolt size 7/16" NC, head size 5/8"preferably, 11/16" ok, length
2", shank or shoulder length 1/2" spring washer used [lock washer] grade
6, torque 40-50 [should take 65-75 in Gr 6]

Gearbox to housing:
S 3/8" NC, H 9/16", L 1-1/2". SH 1/2", LW, Gr 6, TQ 40-50

Clutch pressure plate to flywheel;
S 5/16" NC, H 1/2", L 1". SH 3/8", LW, Gr 6-8, TQ 18-25
the flywheel has a recess for these bolts so the shank is IMPORTANT.
you could get away with the odd shankless bolt elswhere but not here.

Above data suitable for cars & light F1, trucks.
Kiwi Brian


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 15:18:32 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: re; LH door lock Cylinders


Early Canadian made British Commonwealth country Fords in RHD have key
locks on the LH doors so if you can find a source in New Zealand or
Australia you may find a NOS or good used door lock mechanism, but you'll
need to make & fit a housing for the lock cyl or rip one out of an old
door. Fiddely stuff, I could have done it to my Fords as I had some US LHD
locks but never got around to it.
Kiwi Brian


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 15:31:32 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: re; heater connections

>Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:18:15 -0700
>From: "Hunter L. Wimmer">
>Subject: heater connections (1953)

>hunter 53 in shakeytown

No it doesnt matter, you'll find most shut-off valves are situated at the
top where you can get at em. Some heaters have horizontal entry/exits, gee!
which one should we choose?? :).


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 15:53:32 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: RE; 6V to 12V
as a <12v generator, not an alternator.

Paul; You need to change; Apart from all Head & tail light bulbs the
starter solenoid & horn relay, the horns will work for quite a while & will
scare the pants off everybody [maybe you'd like that!] a voltage step-down
is needed for guages & one could be used for the horns too. Actually
removing the Horn relay altogether and or adding a length of wire to
increase voltage drop may do the trick. Otherwise 1956 was Fords first year
for 12V so 56 on F100 bits will do. A 12V coil & resistor will also be needed.

I recommend getting your starter converted to 12V, otherwise carry plenty
of spare starter drive components!.


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 09:51:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Winford Rister>
Subject: Quoting Limits

Ken, Thanks. This will make it all better!

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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 08:53:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee>
Subject: Re: Bed covers


Look at Checkmate for their Custom and Classic soft
and hard bed covers. They are made to fit the '53 thru
'56 F100 without modifying your truck. Soft are
$169.00, hard $349.00. Other manufactures require
modifying the tailgate. Their Phone No. is
800-944-9319, or try I have been
looking at one of these for my '53, but haven't bought
it yet.

Dan Lee
'53 F100

>From: jniolonuss.comDate: Thu, 25 May 2000 09:55:12
->0500Subject: Bed covers
>Walking and looking at the trucks at P.F. this year
>got me to thinking
>about bed covers and storage for a trip.. I don't
>care for the snap down
>covers, I lean more toward the looks of the hard
>hinged covers..... anyone
>know of a supplier for a '53-56. I guess I could
>build one, but not as
>nice as some I saw... any suggestions,stories good or
>bad ???john

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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 12:22:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Winford Rister>
Subject: Quoting Limits

Ken, thanks for taking this action. Now the reading will be easier and more

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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 14:41:33 -0500
From: Ken Mumm>
Subject: bed protection

I'm getting close to driving the "restoration." My '55's NEW BED(beautiful
I might add)needs some protection. Have any of you purchased a "bedrug" or
like protection??? I'd like to put something in the back when necessary,
but just can't bring myself to placing anything on the new boards. Thanks
in advance. Ken

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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 16:37:04 EDT
Subject: I'm looking for a 1955 Alabama license plate

I'm looking for a 1955 Alabama license plate, any condition, as long as it's
in restorable shape, for my 55 F100 pickup. I've looked on e-bay recently,
and haven't found anything, yet. If anyone can help me out, please email me

Jason Maples
55 F100 Auqatone


Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 18:31:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott>
Subject: 48-50 Parts

I have found a 49 3 Ton for sale. I was wondering if anyone needed
parts from it as I would be interested in parting it out. It has a
hoist on it but all the trim is gone. If anyone is interested please
e-mail me OFF LIST.

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