Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 03:50:23 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #65

fordtrucks-digest Monday, December 1 1997 Volume 01 : Number 065

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In this issue:

Re: Clip For my 52 F-1 [F100nut ]
Re: Head bolts ["Todd J. Piper" ]
Re: 1946 Ford Pick-up ["Todd J. Piper" ]
Electronic Distributor For 429 []
ifs [jc& terry ]
ADMIN: Major announcements and web site upgrades [Ken Payne
(no subject) [lil ]



Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 07:43:37 EST
From: F100nut
Subject: Re: Clip For my 52 F-1

If you want disk brakes and IFS on your 1952 F-1, I know of just the thing
for you. This would work especially good if you don't have welding skills, or
just don't want to cut up the frame of your 52. Gibbon's Fiberglass
[(308) 468-6178 {In NE}] or [(704) 821-4224 {In North Carolina}] Sells a bolt
on kit for your truck which allows it to use Plymouth IFS. I believe the kit
for your truck is $450. That does not include the rice of the suspention parts
which you can get from a pick-n-pull. The Kit can use several different donor
cars. The advantage of it being a bolt on is that If you ever sell the truck
and the next person wants to restore it they can bolt in stock suspention, or
you can remove it if later you decide to go to a clip. Hope this Helps.

- -Brian
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Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:06:36 -0800
From: "Todd J. Piper"
Subject: Re: Head bolts wrote:
> Help I'm in need of head bolts for a 239 flathead I only need two,one of each
> size.
> If anyone can help pleas let me know.
> Tom Grover
> 52 F-1 239 flathead
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You can buy them from Motor City Flathead in Dunedin, MI. John


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:08:51 -0800
From: "Todd J. Piper"
Subject: Re: 1946 Ford Pick-up

Gouthier wrote:
> I have a 1946 Ford pick-up and I would like to update the chassie so as to
> be able to have disc-brakes, power steering, ect. Does anyone have any
> suggestions. I would like to stay with Ford Products if possible but all
> suggestions are helpful and appreciated.
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You can buy a bolt on kit from MP Brakes, that uses either Ford or GM
calipers. They are on the net. John


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 18:37:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Electronic Distributor For 429

I am currently trying to install a 429 engine & C-6 transmission out of a 69
Marquis on a 56-F100 frame with a camaro suspension. Has anyone done
something similar? I will like to replace the original distributor in this
engine with an electronic ignition distibutor. However it appears that one
out of a 460 will not fit, Does anyone know what type of car or engine will
have an electronic ignition distributor that will fit in this 429? I will
also like to have a tilt front on this truck. Any tips and advice on any of
the above will be certainly appreciated.



Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 20:17:50 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: ifs

randall, i have been told by several sources that the volare ifs is
sensitive to over steering. they do sell dampers now for just this reason. i
have a 1976 GM 1/2 ton pu front under my 59f-100. plenty of beef, hd p/s
unit (out front to avoid 15 joints in the steering shaft) and big disc.
guarenteed not to wear out early. many around (even in the frigid land
inhabited by our northern brothers) cheap, many years fit including big gm
cars, welds up in a heartbeat(pun intended) and already set up fer yur
vortec. i do however have some reservations about this vortec. get a motor
that only a few vehicles have and you start getting like our brothers at
ford. if you like chevy motors, pick one of the proven and plentiful models.
this will help out when it stops working and you go into a parts house and
say "vortec" and the man at the register says "hope you brought yur
billfold". on the othert hand, it would be a conversation piece, wouldn't
it. before anyone out there starts with the wornout "chevy crap" phrases,
let me assure you that i am a ford and chevy person that never lets brand
loyalty get in the way of a strong runner. i have both, and i love a good
imagination and a "so what if it's never been done before attitude". you go
girl friend.

T-bird Terry


Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 23:19:29 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Major announcements and web site upgrades

Ford Truck Enthusiasts, The Leading Ford Truck Enthusiasts Group
has made major upgrades.

All discussion groups on Ford Truck Enthusiasts are free. We are
a group by and for Ford truck fans. With over 1400 members you're
sure to find several people who share a common interest or can
help you with a problem. The web site has:

1. S*bscribe/uns*bscribe forms for the email groups.
2. Free private party ads.
3. News and information.
4. Links to other Ford/truck/auto sites.
5. Archives of our mailing lists, since January of 1997.
6. List of suppliers of older/antique Ford truck parts.
7. Pictorial of 1915-present Ford trucks
8. Links to other Ford related mailing lists.
9. List of Ford truck events
10. Live chat
11. User surveys
12. User voting

If you own (or just want to talk about) any of the following:
F-Series, E-Series, Ranger, Explorer, Ranchero, Expedition,
1/2 ton, Bronco, Bronco II, Econoline or pre-F series

.... then you're welcome to join us. Stop by our web site:

We talk about it all, from mud-flaps to engine modifications,
without the newsgroups spam.

Changes at Ford Truck Enthusiasts:

1. Major web site upgrade! This includes:
a) New look with easy navigation.
b) Live chat (beta)
c) On line voting with instant results, more info later in
this message.
d) On line survey with instant results.
e) Increased links. Links pages now have a menu driven interface
divided into many groups.
f) Events - only two events for next year so far, please submit
any you have.
g) Live free classifieds! See your classified immediately after
h) Updated FAQ
i) Updated charter
j) Each page now has a RSAC embedded header. Children now safely
surf our pages with RSAC compliant filter programs and browsers.
k) Greatly expanded pictorial. All submissions from the last
2 months have been added. We've added over 15 trucks to the
pictorial for a total of 54!

2) Voting for a Ranger/Bronco 2/Explorer email discussion group is
on the web site! Results posted live. Voting ends December 14th.

3) Additional product (in addition to the window sticker):
We now sell a restoration guide:
Ford Truck And Ranchero Restoration Resources book - Parts
information on and off the net. Covers up to 1972. Hundreds
of specialty dealers. NOS, reproduction or used parts. Lists
of companies that just restore or rebuild parts. Salvage yards
that cater to old truck hobbyists. More! Book has been
profiled in This Old Truck, Custom Rodder, Low Rider, Muscle
Car Review and Street Rodder. Price: $14.75 each. All proceeds
go to pay our web site/list expenses so we can continue to be
a free hobbyist group.

4) T-shirt design is underway. It will be a full color design
featuring trucks of all sizes (Ranger, full size, etc.)
from add eras).

5) Plans to attend the F100 Nationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
this May. We hope to have a booth or at least a courtesy
suite in the hotel.

(A copy of this message will be posted on several news-groups.)
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 00:34:18 -0800
From: lil
Subject: (no subject)

"Wanted" 1940 Ford P.U. Cab. Please e-mail any info regarding
and price etc. Thank you, Bill


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