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pre61-list Digest Mon, 05 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 096

In This Issue:
Re: New Rearend
Steering Wheel Covers
tranny rebuilt shop help
Re: Heater motor something??
Wiper Motor
Headlight Switch


From: "Terry">
Subject: Re: New Rearend
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:06:23 -0500

Why not just drop a traction-loc third member in place of the stock one you
have now? Should be cheaper and less headache than rerouting brake lines or
rewelding spring perches.

I've got a 1960 f-100 custom cab, with the original 9" rear. It has seen
better days, and I want to upgrade to a newer posi-9" rear. Where can I get
one i.e Volare, LTD, etc. that will bolt right in with not much problem.


Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 15:08:12 -0400
From: "James I. McDaniel">
Subject: Steering Wheel Covers

Back during the last month or two, there was some conversation on
steering wheel covers for the 18" Ford truck steering wheels. I've
got a '52 F-1 and just stumbled across a source. I then got home and
looked through a new catalog that had come and, amazingly enough, they
had them also. Thought I'd pass along both to the list in case some
of you are still looking.

The first one I found when I breezed through the auto section at the
local Wal*Mart here in Northern Virginia. The brand name is "Axius"
and it's billed as "Mighty Truck Grip Steering Wheel Cover." This one
is black vinyl, of the type you lace around the wheel. It says it's
"Extra large for full-size pickups, van, RVs or trucks with 16-18 inch
steering wheels." It took just a little effort to stretch over my 18"
wheel, but it went on quite easily and there was plenty of lace to
make it around the wheel (cut off about 10 extra inches of lace). The
part number is #50543. Price was $4.95.

The second source is the LMC Truck catalog I sent off for. From the
picture in the catalog, it looks exactly like the one I just got from
Wal*Mart. It calls them "Deluxe Wheel Covers... Double the
Thickness." The description says (it has) "double the thickness of
any other steering wheel cover. These Steering Wheel Covers feature
Prortherm construction that keeps them cool in the summer or warm in
the winter. They have a soft, sensous touch of cushioned leather."

Hmmm, sorry I'm gonna miss that sensous touch... Mine, however,
definitely has a sensuous touch.

The catalog "list price" is $9.94, with their "sell price" being
$7.95. They're listed for F-Series 48-72. The black cover is part
number 39-1812-BL and the tan cover is 39-1812-TN. I ordered my free
catalog from them online at Their Canada/US
toll-free order number is 1-800-222-5664. The covers are on page 39
of their 2000 Spring Edition FB.7.

Hope this helps some of you out there still looking for these things.

Jim McDaniel
1952 F-1


From: "shawn">
Subject: heater
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:12:29 -0700

Thought i would test my heater out for the coming winter, and low and behold the 6 volt motor is shot,
and smells burnt when i took it apart. Thr brushes look ok. Also the heater core has seen its final days as well.
Needless to say a new 6 or 12 volt motor is 112.00 and a new heater core is about 100.00 in canada. I priced out
vintage airs compact heater/defroster unit and its 399.00 :(

Has anyone come up with a cheaper alternative to heat and defrost units. Maybe something out of a compact car that fits nicley you can suggest.

Thanks for the help


From: "Jesus Cardoso">
Subject: tranny rebuilt shop help
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 22:18:48 EDT


I have recently moved to the Detroit, MI area, complete with my '63 F100
from Texas. The old girl's tranny is acting up and is in need of a rebuild.
The tranny is a Warner 3-speed on the tree.
Does anyone have any suggestions on reputable tranny shops in the Detroit
Metro area? Being fairly new to the area any suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.

'63 F100 Flareside
292 Y-Block


Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 22:11:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott>
Subject: Re: Heater motor something??

There was a post about a 51-52 heater motor today and I deleted it with
out thinking. To whom ever it was, I have a heater with motor for a
51-52 if you are interested.

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Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 10:27:59 -0500
From: Troy McClung>
Subject: Wiper Motor

I know this has been discussed several times, but can some one tell me
where I can order a GOOD wiper motor for my 59 F-100? Some web sites would
be great.
Troy McClung
'59 F-100 4x4 (Ole Yellar)


From: Ray or Fran Bell>
Subject: Headlight Switch
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 10:44:41 -0400

I've replaced my '50 F-1 switch twice. Has anybody figured out how to keep
the #!#! pull knob shaft from coming out in your hand? Yes .. I know.
Pull G-E-N-T-L-Y. But that still doesn't keep it from popping out. I've
white greased the shaft, made sure it's well "clicked-in" to the retaining
spring clip .. but about one time in three out comes the knob and shaft.
(Feels like that's what I'm getting when I buy new switches!)



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