Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 03:50:19 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #89

fordtrucks-digest Thursday, December 25 1997 Volume 01 : Number 089

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Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #87 [Raynesbear ]
57-60 f-100 [jc& terry ]
Christmas wishes [Ken Payne ]
wax [ (david p stokes)]
trailer towing [ (david p stokes)]



Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 08:53:21 EST
From: Raynesbear
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #87

In a message dated 97-12-23 05:54:01 EST, you write:

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. >>

I' ve got a 57 F-100 and I just remembered that I used to have a problem
with the lights going on and off and I kept playing around with the switch,
figuring that was bad... Then I discovered that it was actually the hi-beam
switch on the floor that was bad! Since I have replaced that I have not had
any more trouble with it. Good luck with your fix!


Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 09:46:39 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: 57-60 f-100

I just joined this list, and I'm thinking about buying a '59 F100. Since
my experience with cars is limited to a '76 GMC and a Volvo, I would like
to get some expert advice regarding Fords, specifically '59 F100's. The
truck I am interested in is a V8 292 with a three speed, column shift. It
doesn't have power steering or brakes, but I drove it a little, and it
runs *very* well. It has been parked for the past fifteen years, because
the previous owner was going to restore it, but lost interest. It seems to
be completely stock, and I'd like to know if there's anything specific to
this kind of truck that I should know. Also, I'd like to know how
easy it is to get parts for this kind of truck: stuff like brake shoes,
U.J.s, oil filters, and other important things that will need to be

hello nick, i have several of this vintage f-100 and although i
do not claim to be an expert i'm probably closer than many you will find.
call me off line and let's talk.

T-bird Terry


Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 00:19:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Christmas wishes

List member Ray Cardogno has submitted
as really nice Christmas graphic. Its on the main pictorial
page of the web site ( Thanks

To all the members who celebrate Christmas I want to say
Merry Christmas! To those that don't, Happy Holidays.

Just remember why we celebrate this holiday.



Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 23:16:16 PST
From: (david p stokes)
Subject: wax

I have heard that you shouldn't use wax but nobody has been able to tell
me why. I spoke with my local auto paint store and his opinion was "why
wouldn't you wax?". If anybody has some technical reasons as to why not
wax, I sure would like to hear it.

Merry Christmas


Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 19:39:40 PST
From: (david p stokes)
Subject: trailer towing

I just went through this a month ago. I wound up borrowing a friends.
However, I did some research that might be beneficial. U-haul does rent
a two wheel dolly (about $25 for a day). However, the dolly has fender
wells that may conflict wiith the front fenders of whatever vehicle you
are towing especially if it has a lowered front end. But as you know you
will have to have functioning rear tires to use the dolly. I tend to
agree with the other responses you received and think that a trailer
would be the best alternative. The rental price from an equipment
rental house (U-haul didn't have one) was $55 for a day, and tie downs
were an additional $12.


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