Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 03:50:20 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #52

fordtrucks-digest Monday, November 17 1997 Volume 01 : Number 052

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Re: F1 Power Steering [Jan ]
RE: F1 Power Steering []
Re: ADMIN: Please read.(Responce) []
Italian? [Ken Payne ]



Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 08:46:33 -0500 (EST)
From: Jan
Subject: Re: F1 Power Steering

Hi, folks,

On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Dan Wentz wrote:

> I wrote several months ago that I would update the list on my installation
> of ram power steering. Well, today I finally got it working.

[snipped here for brevity]

> I haven't had it on the road yet
> because it started to rain just as I was finishing up...

This may seem like a really silly question, but I'm curious about
the rain thing. Seems my '53 F-250 doesn't much like the rain.
She's been stalling out when I stop since the rain started and
I'm wondering if it's merely a function of the water or something
else. Of course, this will all become clear once the weather
does, but, what about rain? Why didn't you take it out in
the rain, Dan? Is there something I ought to know?

Anxiously awaiting dry weather,
Jan McLaughlin

> ~Dan
> 1992 Ford Mustang LX
> 1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
> Check out my F1 page:


Date: Sun, 16 Nov 97 09:19:35 PST
Subject: RE: F1 Power Steering

Glad to hear that you got it together. I`ve got some
questions. Does the kit mount from the frame to the tie rod for the
clyinder? does the kit supply a parts list with #s ? Does the tie rod have
any special mount for the clyinder? I think you will like the ease that
it takes when you go down the road, I know that it made abig difference on
my 56. Make sure that you get a front alignment.
- --- On Sat, 15 Nov 1997 17:11:39 -0800 Dan Wentz

>I wrote several months ago that I would update the list on my
>of ram power steering. Well, today I finally got it working. I used the
>kit from Sacramento Vintage (which I think is actually made by So Cal
>Pickups). It's a nice kit, using all Ford parts, and costs around $600.
>The directions that come with the kit are virtually useless. They are
>poorly written, and are for installation on a Chevy. Luckily it's easy
>figure out what goes where. The kit bolted on in about an hour. The
>headache with this project (there's always at least one big headache in
>project) was the high pressure hose. They give you a hose with no
>installed to attach it to the pump. What they give you instead is a
>fitting you kind of screw together. I thought I had it on right until it
>exploded under pressure. I didn't waste anymore time with that--I went
>got a hose from a 66 Mustang and that worked out perfectly. The
>in steering ease is unbelievable. I went from using every bit of
>to turn the wheel to using 1 finger. I haven't had it on the road yet
>because it started to rain just as I was finishing up, but it moves
>good in the driveway. If you want power seering, but don't want to
>to IFS, I think this is the way to go.
>1992 Ford Mustang LX
>1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
>Check out my F1 page:
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Name: Garry
Date: 11/16/97 Time: 9:19:35 AM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design


Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 10:21:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Please read.(Responce)

Put me down for at least two tee shirts. It would be great if we could have
some sort of meeting or get together at Pigeon Forge. I went there last year
and had a great time. For you guys that have never been, it's a great family
vacation and you will see some of the top FORD trucks around.

Tom Nickolson


Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 14:00:48 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Italian?

Can anyone translate this? I got this message from a web
site visitor. Its Italian.

Il mio autocarro e' un FORD serie A mod. A0509P portata 50 ql. P.T.T.
mi piacerebbe sapere in quali stato e' stato fabbricato e in quali stati
e' stato venduto, commercializzato dato che in italia c'e' ne sono pochi
Dato la scarsa diffusione del modello come potrei fare per reperire le
parti di ricambio danneggiati.
Se esiste una pagina web dove poterlo vedere gradirei avere il nome di
questa pagina.
In attesa di una vostra risposta ringrazio.
Giacomo Argentati



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