Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 03:50:17 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #38

fordtrucks-digest Monday, November 3 1997 Volume 01 : Number 038

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In this issue:

Re: Link Info [Ken Payne ]
223 auto transmission []
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #37 []
Re: Blasting []
55' w/3spd []
Re: Parts is parts []
ADMIN: Web site milestone [Ken Payne ]
Machine shops []



Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 13:24:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Link Info

At 08:48 PM 11/1/97 -0600, you wrote:
>In a past digest there was a link to a very humorus web page, concerning
>pickup trucks. Could you repost that link or E-mail me the web address?
>I have suffered a computer burp that wiped out most of my bookmarks.

Its on the web site in our links list. Look for the link that
mentions high speed handling characteristics of a pickup truck.



Date: Sun, 2 Nov 97 15:08:03 PST
Subject: 223 auto transmission

Anyone know where I can find the auto transmission flywheel,
bellhousing and related parts to fit a 223-6. A friend wants to put an
automatiac in his 56-f100. I know that they used them into the early 60`s.
Also any one know if a c4 kit is available to go behind the 223? Thanks
Name: Garry
Date: 11/2/97 Time: 3:08:03 PM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design


Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 16:30:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #37

Hi, the full name on the bag is Black Beauty and it comes in 3 grades.
I'm not sure of the exact numbers but it comes in a fine, medium, or coarse
grade. I got it at a builder supply yard near me, it's readily available. 100
lb bag was $7.50. Thanks-Ken


Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:13:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Blasting

The Full name of the material is Black Beauty, it comes in three grades-
1-Fine-#2020....(might be off on the #)
2-Medium-#2040...(again ? #)
3-Coarse-#2060....( " )
I got it a builders supply. It was in the town I live in from a
supply place that carried building materials, gravel, pipe etc. They come in
100lb bags $ 7.50 ea.

It seems to do an excellent job. I subsequently have learned that the BB
is a little rougher on thinner metal than the conventional. It pits the metal
a bit. So on thinner metal you have to be careful as to the pressure your
using (more pressure/more friction/ more heat, warping the metal. But on
frame or heavy like guage anything goes. I'm just using a little 25lb gravity
feed hopper. 140psi is great. :):) I know, you know wear a tight mask, or
have the Q-tips for those Air Induction Pathways--Nistrils ready to go. I'm
trying to put a blast nozzel gun into a big shop vac end so it will suck some
of the material, cut down on the over blast. Happy blastin'-Kent


Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:17:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 55' w/3spd

I have a 1955 stock 272cu. in .w/ 3spd complete. Crossover pipe exaust
manifold, brackets, holley 2 bbl, exaust manifolds look new, no rust, no
pits. Was running before removed. I haven't the foggiest notion in england
what it's worth, but it's stock and original and here. I can't transport it
for ya (sorry), you'd have to get it. Has a nice chrome 14 in air cleaner
cover, i know---ooohhh neato, I'm spasming in joy :).

Since I am upgrading powerplants (from front block mount to saddle type side
frame mounts) can I remove the crossmember that the front of the motor sat on
since the radiator has it's own member. It just looks bad because of it being
notched for the chrysler front susp and there are only two rivets holding it
on anyway. I can't see how it maintains any structual integrity. Thanks in
Kent (


Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:41:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Parts is parts

The closest place I know of is Obsolete Ford Parts, down in Georgia.


Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 19:23:54 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Web site milestone

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has just reached a new milestone!
50,000 visitors to the web site as of this evening.

Thanks everyone!


Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 19:50:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Machine shops

Can anyone out there recommend a Flathead-friendly machine shop in Rhode
Island, Massachusetts or Connecticut?

Tony De Paul
Cranston, Rhode Island


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