Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 03:50:24 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #87

fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, December 23 1997 Volume 01 : Number 087

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

Mark Wilson and Alignment ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
Reply to Wax ["Jack Sturgis" ]
Re: 1960 F-100 Wiring Harness [Karl Cunningham ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #86 [RJC988 ]
FW: GOTCHA!!! (fwd) ["Neal B. Forbes" ]
ADMIN: small truck list and web pics [Ken Payne ]
1960 wiring [jc& terry ]
kold kentucky days [jc& terry ]



Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 06:58:37 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Mark Wilson and Alignment

Hey Mark:
Believe it or not, an alignment technique very much like the one you wish
to employ is described in the Bentley manual covering the '62-'74 MGB's,
and in the Idiot's Guide to VW Repair. I believe the proper technique is to
take your measurement at the front edge of the rims, while laying on your
back, then take another measurement at the back edge of the rims, and
subtract the difference.
Somewhere, probably in one of the above books, I saw a diagram showing
this done with a couple of carpenter's squares c-clamped to a 2x4. The make
the rear measurement easier. unfortunately, I cannot tell you that I have
ever actually done this.
Ken, maybe we should find that truck restorer that is "borrowing" those
pics and some of us with older, slower, less powerful trucks can draw and
quarter him!
Did I say that?

Don N.
'54 F-250 Named Grover


Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 08:42:24 -0800
From: "Jack Sturgis"
Subject: Reply to Wax

The prevailing attitude on wax with silicone is solid. The silicon actually
the paint and, if used for a long period of time, can actually penetrate
all the way into
the metal. If there is ever the chance that you might repaint (a complete
paintjob, graphics,
falmes, pinstriping, rock chips....) silicon is the primary cause of
fisheyes, something
you don't want in your paintjob. Stay away from any product that contains
silicon, unless
you're "detailing" your evil mother-in-law's broomstick.

Jack Sturgis

> From: John Pease
> To:
> Subject: Wax?
> Date: Thursday, November 06, 1997 1:02 PM
> What does wax with silicone do to paint, and should I avoid using it on
> '55 f350? What is the best wax to use?


Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 09:04:44 -0800
From: Karl Cunningham
Subject: Re: 1960 F-100 Wiring Harness

The light switch on my '60 F250 went bad many years ago. I've gotten a
couple more from junk yards and they're not much better. They had problems
with contacts and the lights would go out while driving down the road --
not good. I finally put a headlight relay under the dash so only a little
current goes through the switch. That's worked great.

You'll find that there are a lot of things hard to find for a '60. I think
it's because lots of people restore 54-56's, and not nearly as many restore
57-60's. So people don't make repo parts, or bother with NOS stuff for
57-60's. Be persistent and snap things up when you can. I've been looking
for a stock oil-bath air cleaner for mine for about 15 years. Saw one once
at a swap meet but the guy wanted more than I wanted to pay. At this point
I'd pay twice what he wanted for it. Also, check with Ford on things.
I've been surprised sometimes at what they can still order.

Karl Cunningham
1960 F250 factory 4x4


Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 14:58:42 EST
From: RJC988
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #86

In a message dated 97-12-22 05:54:22 EST, you write:

From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Taking Chances

As of Tuesday, I will be off work until January 5. I have to work on my
truck in the driveway, not in the comfort of a heated garage. What do you
think my chances are that we will have decent weather here in Kentucky
during the time I'm off?

Merry Christmas, Y'all,

Don N.
'54 F-250 Named Grover >>


You have about as good a chance as I do here in Memphis. Those up north don't
know what its like to be trying to start a header bolt in a 36 degree driving
rain with the humidity at 95%. Of course our fenders will last longer (no salt
on the roads - ha!).

Take heart - spring is just a couple of months away for us!!

Remember the Reason for the season


Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 19:19:06 -0500
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: FW: GOTCHA!!! (fwd)

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From: Dr. John P. Davis III[]
Sent: Monday, December 22, 1997 8:51 AM
To: Jack Zuilhof; Meg & Eric Wilson; Eric T Wilson; Jerry walker; Jennifer
Vincenty; Rabbi John Spitzer; Lynn Smith; Jerry Pepera; George Norman;
Cynthia Moore-Hardy; Rita McMahon; Edwin Malkamaki; Ken Keener; Deb
Hoffman; Rob Forbes; Neal & Norma Forbes; Ed Foley
Subject: Fw: GOTCHA!!! (fwd)

- -----Original Message-----
From: Mary Frances Burns
Date: Monday, December 22, 1997 7:05 AM
Subject: FW: GOTCHA!!! (fwd)

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>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:53:22 -0600 (CST)
>From: Jeanne Etling
>To: Roberta Thomas ,,
> Betty Mavros ,
> Lucy Drews ,
> Carolyn Friedlund ,,
> Alex Harlan
>Subject: FW: GOTCHA!!! (fwd)
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>---------- Forwarded message ----------
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>Subject: GOTCHA!!!
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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 20:16:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: small truck list and web pics

I'll be unavailable through the first of the year because of
"crunch time" with a project I'm one. The small truck list
will not go on line until after the 1st.

To those who were wondering about the web pics used without
permission... only if your truck is a 73-79 do you need to
worry. The web site is:

It turns out that he also stole the graphic from the Big
Bronco page. I'm sure they'll take action since they are
hosted by (a huge site with money to back themselves
up). I've notified the vice-president of Offroad about this
copyright violation.

Well, back to work (no kidding... I'll be here late),



Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 20:30:11 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: 1960 wiring

you wrote

I'm starting to restore my in-laws 1960 F-100, and no one seems to make a
wiring harness specifically for that year. In fact, I was told that there
was some problem with the way that the headlight switch was made in 1960.
I've checked with Sacramento, Macs, Narragansett, and a couple of other
places with no success. Does anyone know why 1960 is such a bad year (is
it because of the light switch?), and does anyone have any suggestions?

i,m not sure what yur problem is but i have a 59+58 and if you give me a
call off line i'll see what i can do. they are the same. or can be.

T-bird Terry


Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 20:49:36 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: kold kentucky days

As of Tuesday, I will be off work until January 5. I have to work on my
truck in the driveway, not in the comfort of a heated garage. What do you
think my chances are that we will have decent weather here in Kentucky
during the time I'm off?

Merry Christmas, Y'all,

Don N.
'54 F-250 Named Grover

geez, don. i'm not sure how it will be in kentucky. while i'm at the beach
this weekend i'll get a paper and let you know. truth is, even here in the
golden state, when the wind blows off the gulf of alaska(even sounds cold,
don't it) we all get hard nipples. but you know you haven't lived till you
pulled a tranny or did a brake job when yur fingers were so cold you could
warm 'em up with ice water. this is what we call experience and you know as
well as i that there's only one way to get it. watched my daughter stand out
in the 36 degree weather and 40mph wind last night for 2 hours putting a new
master cylinder on her 68 firebird. she had it done pretty fast but then she
learned that even the new parts they sell you at the auto store are
sometimes just pieces of junk so she had to do it twice. would have let her
use my garage but it's full with one of my truck projects right now. i did
let her use my tools and had plenty of coffee and look at the great
knowledge i passed along for free. although she can cuss like her old man
she took great pride in the job when it was finished. just good old
experience. only one way to get it.

have you ever thought of renting a storage shed? even if its 50 bucks for a
month it cuts the wind.

"and i heard him exclaim as he went out the door, merry christmas to all
till i saw you some more"

T-bird Terry


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