fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, April 15 1998 Volume 02 : Number 103

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In this issue:

Re: 9" [Scott ]
learnin [jc & terry ]
(no subject) [Charlie Powell ]
chopped [jc & terry ]
Ignition Coil [ ( DAN LEE)]
re chop tops. [David Stokes ]
won't feel a thing [Ray Cardogno ]
carb inlet fitting [Ray Cardogno ]
Re: pre 60's Ford [Justin McCrite ]



Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 21:16:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: 9"

- ---AZYacht wrote:
> Jc and terry,
> I have a 9" out of a 67 1/2 ton I believe it is a 3.00. I could
check but it
> is not high on my list to get that really stinky oil on me to count
> The part is in Phoenix AZ if you are intersted.
> Gary O.
> 47 1/2 Panel ' Hipster Dufus' the Not Rod
I also have a 9" out of that Linclon that I was asking about. It has
2.75 gears and disk breaks. It needed too much work to make road
worthy so I am parting it out. I'm in Canada.

1952 Ford Pickup
Please take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:


Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 21:32:55 -0700
From: jc & terry
Subject: learnin

My seventeen year old son and I are brand new on the block. We know
nothing. But a fellow wants to trade us a 55 Ford pickup for our pontoon
boat which we never use. I'm a woodworker and a computer science prof -and
haven't touch a vehicle since the late 50's and then only stock cars with
the old 59A block. Where do we start learning.

right here. maybe we ain't got none of that fancy book learnin like you but
we have a lot of fun and swap some good idears. get that 55 and climb
aboard. remember the 2 happiest days of a boat owner's life, the day he gets
it and the day he gets rid of it. . the 55 is just a bonus.

T-bird Terry


Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 23:44:08 -0500
From: Charlie Powell
Subject: (no subject)

I am trying to install a 79 Lincoln 9" rear end with disc brakes under
my 55-F100. I am runnig into a few problems, especially the narrow width
of the rear end. If anyone has made this change and can share some
information with me, please email me, Charlie-


Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 22:01:57 -0700
From: jc & terry
Subject: chopped

Please this is just my personal opinion on top chopping. The vehicle is 50
plus please preserve it. If you want to cut something up choose something less
sacrete,perhaps a T-Bird

the 52 is 50 plus and it is too sacrete to chop. oh, i get it now. 52 is 50
+2 and because it's too sacrete(i'm assuming, of course, your referring to
the quick mix concrete sold at hardware stores) it would be just too solid.
and as a matter of fact one of the top customs shown across the counrty last
year was a chopped and slammed 61 t-bird. featured in over 11 car mags 1997.
we got a good thing here but were gonna have to rid ourselves of all these
negative vibes. your opinion is as welcome as any but you should try raising
yourself above the crowd without stepping on someone else's shoulders. in
the word's of the 1990's poster boy for peace "can't we all just get along".

the average chop is 2-4 inches. it's done on a regular basis in some
circles. the biggest and most expensive drawback is the glass, especially
the windshield. the rest is fairly easy with a good saw, torch and welder. i
would tell you to call some glass shops and check the prices. on the other
hand my friend here has a good point. i sure like the way old fords look
stock including the t-birds. a 52 has a pretty classy shape already. gives
you something to think about.

T-bird Terry


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 01:20:02, -0500
From: ( DAN LEE)
Subject: Ignition Coil

E = L dI/dt

where E is the voltage produced
L is the Inductance of the coil (related to the turns of
dI is the change in current
dt is the period of time

In English, the output Voltage is proportional to the number of turns
of wire X the change in current in a period of time. The maximum
current flows through the coil at maximum dwell just prior to the
points breaking. When the points break the current drops to zero in
milliseconds, this is the di/dt. As RPM increases the dwell is
decreased, which causes reduced current etc.

Dan Lee
'53 F100


Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 22:48:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Stokes
Subject: re chop tops.

Don't do it. Not only would a piece of art be destroyed, but chop tops
are really falling by the wayside, at least in my part of the country.


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 01:59:35 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: won't feel a thing

> Darcy,
> Don't listen to these nay sayers. Inductance inschmuctance, I don't
>believe a word of it. Who ever heard of a half pulse a/c inductance
>transformer... just between you and me, I think a lot of these folks have a
>screw or two loose. Listen, I think you're on to something here, I don't
>think the coil does a darn thing... in fact, next time I'm working on the
>truck I'm a gonna unplug that wire coming out of the top of it and see if I
>can feel anything coming out. I'm bettin' I won't feel a thing. Let me
>know if you get a chance to try this before I do.
> Alec

Hey Alec,

Thanks for the laugh!

Ray C.


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 02:04:36 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: carb inlet fitting

Hi Gang,
I had to steal the brass fitting that threads into the carb from 1 of my
trucks and now it's time to replace it. Can't find one anywhere (auto
parts, industrial supply, For dealer) It is the one that the 5/16" gas line
flare nut (ie brake line type of fitting) goes into. It seats against the
carb alloy using a flat washer type gasket. Does anyone have an extra?

Ray C


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 00:23:13 -0700
From: Justin McCrite
Subject: Re: pre 60's Ford

It means 68 gvw, An F1 is an F47 and so on.

billjhs wrote:

> Its a Canadian built F-2
> Fordf3 wrote:
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