Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 03:50:26 -0600 (MDT)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #9

fordtrucks-digest Thursday, October 2 1997 Volume 01 : Number 009

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In this issue:

Re: Engine match up [R Garber ]
56 radio ["Lee Hardy" ]
New to F100 with some questions [Bruce Dunne ]
RE: engine match up ["Neal B. Forbes" ]
GTE and AOL bounces [Ken Payne ]
Re: ADMIN: Window sticker info [ (Tim Hoffman)]
Incredibly funny article on member web site. [Ken Payne
ADMIN: Window stickers, complete information and answers. [Ken Payne



Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 05:48:39 -0500
From: R Garber
Subject: Re: Engine match up

At 07:37 PM 9/30/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a 55 3/4 ton with a big empty space under the hood, can any one
>tell me how I can find out what engines and what years will drop in and


What do you want to put in? There is change over mounts for just about any
type of motor you want.



Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 09:36:10 -0400
From: "Lee Hardy"
Subject: 56 radio

Just read my post about 56 Ford TRUCK radio and the price is messed up.
Should be $400.00. Thanks, Lee


Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 08:53:28 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bruce Dunne
Subject: New to F100 with some questions

Hello All:

I apoligize if this message appears twice; I sent it 2 days ago and it
has not yet shown up, so I thought I'd try again.

I recently became the owner of a '53 F100 when my brother decided to part
with his hobby. Fortunately, the truck is in pretty good shape, but just
about anything that could leak fluid does, so I want to get around to
fixing some of them, but my experience is somewhat limited.

I have lots of questions, and I would welcome any free advice, so I'll
start with the following:

The steering gear box leaks - is there a gasket that I can replace easily
that will stop that?

There is a small leak in the gas tank - how much do replacement tanks
cost, or should I just get this one repaired?

The feedback I got about upgrading to a dual master cylinder seems to buy
a bracket which will allow mounting a 67-71 Maverick drum/drum dual
master cylinder. Anyone done this - where is the best place to get the

I need to do the front brakes, and it seems that maybe the front drums
are too thin to turn - what other years can I salvage another set of
drums from?

Is there a kit to add safety belts, even shoulder belts?

Thanks for all the help,



Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 10:59:28 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: RE: engine match up

To Dick--the engine bay held a YBlock as the stock engine, the data plate
in the glove box will tell which one. Just about any modern Ford V8 will
fit into the bay. There are lots of aftermarket mount kits. Most guys
pick the 302 or the 351C. Modern AOD trannies will also fit and
transmission mounts are sometimes called for. These are also available in
the catalogs. The only other decisions are the driveshaft (it will have to
be cut and balanced) and the rearend to use. Usually one uses the rearend
that came with the motor. It you get your parts from a yard, buy the whole
drivetrain from a vehicle with reasonable mileage. If you want a lot of
accessories, use a lurury car for your donor, it will have a HD
Neal (hotheap) Forbes 54 F100 292 Yblock

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 11:24:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: GTE and AOL bounces

GTE and AOL have bounced almost all the email sent out to them
yesterday. It looks like they're ok now but that's the reason
why many of you didn't get list mail yesterday.



Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 16:21:52 GMT
From: (Tim Hoffman)
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Window sticker info

I'm just curious, what was the cost each that you were quoted? I'm
looking into the same style sticker for some product promos for my
company... Also, how many colors are you using?


On Tue, 30 Sep 1997 21:08:00 -0400, you wrote:

>Got a quote today and made arrangements for our static cling=20
>window stickers, quantity 100. Supposed to meet up with them=20
>tomorrow and give them a disk with the design....
>However, at 5:00pm today I joined the ranks of the gainfully=20
>unemployed. It'll be about a week or two before I'm employed=20
>again (computer programmer) so the stickers are on hold till
>My wife and I went out this past weekend looking for a used
>car to buy (cash) to haul the young'ens around in. Thankfully
>we didn't find what we wanted.
>Have no fear, the lists and web will stay up, I took care
>of those heavy expenses in advance about 2 weeks ago....
>Admin, FTE
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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 12:05:23 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Incredibly funny article on member web site.

Point your browser to:

Geff King, one of the list members made this page. The
"High-Speed Characteristics of Pickup Trucks" article is
extremely funny and I hope everyone here enjoys it as
much as I did.



Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 22:03:19 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Window stickers, complete information and answers.

Here are the answers to everyone's questions:

1. Stickers are one color: white on a clear background.
I choose white instead of Ford blue because Ford blue
won't show up on many windows with tinting.

2. Stickers cost me $140.00 for 100, making them a $1.40
each. Price drops after 100 as the initial price
includes screen setup.

3. Company is here in Atlanta, send me private email if
you want more info. Net searches on bumper sticker
printing will give you local information if you'd rather
handle it that way.

4. I'm giving them the design on disk as a JPG formated

5. Preliminary sticker design is on the web site.
Go to the bottom of the page and you'll see the link.
Sticker design is simple and to the point. Perhaps
in the future they'll get colorful. I'm open to suggestions
and submissions for the current sticker but it has
to stay one color or the cost goes up.

6. Sticker size is 12" x 3".

6. I'm selling them for $3.00. This includes shipping.
Money will go to support the web site/list expenses. Some
possibilities for an additional list are in the works.
The 1980+ list is getting rather large, bigger than the
other two lists combined. Let me know if anyone has
suggestions (such as a SUV list).

7. Send a check or money order is:
Kenneth Payne
FTE, Attn: Sticker
P.O. Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048
Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. Stickers will go to press this

8. After first 50 ship, I'll send out the freebie stickers
promised to donators. I still have the addresses. If I miss
someone, let me know.


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