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pre61-list Digest Sat, 03 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 094

In This Issue:
Subject: The gas just won't move?
engine numbers
ADMIN: Web site updates
flathead fuel pump actuating rod
Re: Full Time


Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 09:57:29 -0400
From: Gary Vandergrift>
Subject: Subject: The gas just won't move?

Mark, my truck has an electric fuel pump in the back by the tank to
assist the fuel pump.

GV in CT


From: "mark">
Subject: engine numbers
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 09:22:43 -0500

I just replaced the temp sending unit in my '59 F100 223 I6.
I discovered that a '59 sending unit wouldn't fit so I checked the numbers
on the block.
If I remember correctly from what I've read, I'm thinking that this is a
1962 block.
can anyone on the list confirm this for me?
I think I should know what I've got when I go looking for parts.



Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 12:16:54 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:

June 3:
Pictorial additions:
1932 Ford truck, 1969 F100, 1970 F250,
1977 F250 Ranger, 1980 F100 Custom, 1984 F150,
1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4

May 31:
NEW! 1932-1972 Ford Factory Service (Shop)
Manuals on CD-ROM! Ford Truck Enthusiasts is
pleased to offer these Ford Motor Company
licensed products.

May 29:
Pictorial additions: 1969 F100, 1977 F250 4x4

May 28:
Part one in a series of articles detailing the
22nd Annual F100 Supernationals.

New Web store products:
-Several new engine/performance books added.
-Stainless steel polished and unpolished
engine, transmission and body fastener kits

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 21:38:11 -0600
From: Randall Colgan>
Subject: flathead fuel pump actuating rod

Mark. The 239 flatties are notorious for the fuel pump actuating rod for
wearing down. What I have done many a time is:
1. Remove the pump
2. Remove the piece that the pump bolts to
3. Lift out the rod that rides on the camshaft
4. Build up the rod by about 3/8" by welding it
5. Assemble everything in reverse order

Let me know if this helps.


>From: "Mark Campbell">
>Subject: The gas just won't move?
>Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 08:08:20 CDT
>I've had my 50' F3 (239 flatty V8) for about a month now. I have rebuilt
>the carb, replaced ignition wires, points, rotor...etc. replaced rusted gas
>line, put on rebuilt fuel pump, new battery.
>I can't seem to pump the gas into that glass bowl. Do you guys know if I
>need to prime the fuel pump? their is gas in the lines(unscrewed it alittle
>to see). oh yea, I am waiting for dash and guage wiring, in the mean time
>I've had to jump the starter directly off the battery. Does this make a
>difference in the fuel pump?
>Thanks in advance!
>Mark C.

Randall Colgan
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
1952 Ford F-1 pickup


Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2000 08:29:00 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: Re: Full Time

At 02:34 AM 6/3/00 , you wrote:
>The Listfather wrote:
> > Just took FTE full time as of 2 days ago
>My wish for you: That which you do so well and love so much should be a
>source of great joy and prosperity for you and yours. You've got a couple
>of thousand guys behind you, all pushing for your success. If there's
>anything we all can do, just ask! (There's POWER in numbers, just ask the
>Best wishes in the new endeavor!

Thanks Marv, it's going to be a rough road, but I'll
finally get a chance to give the web site the time
it deserves (for example, yesterdays ADMIN mail had
site updates). Also, my wife, Peggy, will no longer
have to put up with a full time web site and a full
time job as she's done for 3 years.



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