Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 03:50:24 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #18

fordtrucks-digest Thursday, January 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 018

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In this issue:

Re: F-250 & 9" rear ["Jim Shedlauskas" ]
Re: F-3 Springs [Edward Sedgwick ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #17 [RJC988 ]
Hubcaps ["Paul T. Clegg" ]
Re: 53-Fuel Gage Prob. [Ray Cardogno ]



Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 07:07:48 -0600
From: "Jim Shedlauskas"
Subject: Re: F-250 & 9" rear

Why would you want to remove the 3/4 ton rear to install a 9"? Typically
the 9" was used in 1/2 ton trucks/broncos and passenger cars. The 3/4 tons
that I've seen ('70's through late 80's) all had Dana 60 rear axles, 1 ton
trucks used a Dana 70. Some of the newer ones use a Ford (10"?) rear axle.
I don't think the 9" would meet your needs for the 3/4 ton capacity.

> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 06:33:55 -0500
> From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
> Subject: As long as we're talking about rear ends....
> I've asked before about putting a 9" rear end underneath Grover, by '54
> F250. Do any of you ou there know what ratios were available for F250
> ends? A 1/2 ton rear end is not an option, since I intend to maintain the
> truck's 3/4 ton capabilities.
> I missed out on the chat party Sunday, but I already complained about
> fact I would. If it was as active as it has been in the past when I've
> on, I bet it was a blast!
> Don N.
> '54 F250 Named Grover


Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 20:48:09 -0500
From: Edward Sedgwick
Subject: Re: F-3 Springs

Three different front springs used:
21C-5310-B 8 leaf, F-1
21Y-5310-A 8 leaf, F-2, F-3, optional on F-1
21Y-5310-B 9 leaf, F-2, F-3
Listing is for 1948-52


Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 21:54:48 EST
From: RJC988
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #17

In a message dated 98-01-21 05:52:18 EST, you write:

From: "Paul G."
Subject: 55 Ford mods

Howard, saw the picture of your truck; just got the magazine in today's
I put front discs and power steering on my 55 panel (rest of front end
is stock) and I love it. I basically drives like a "new" truck, except
it leans a lot in corners due to front suspension. I imagine lowering
the front a bit with different springs would help.
I wanted to keep the front end basically stock, and what I have done has
satisfied me, since you can now drive the truck wherever you want.
The parts I used were from SoCal, but are available from others.
Paul G.
Waynesboro, Va. >>

Paul , Howard, and anybody else,

I saw Howards truck in Custom Classic as well. This is my favorite. Custom
Classic Trucks is a close second. I have subscriptions to both as well as
Custom Auto Restorer. Stay away from the later. It has very few pages, no
color pictures, hardly nothing to do with trucks, and of the 3; it is the most

Paul did you have any unusual problems with you IFS conversion? Was it a kit
specially made for you year truck? I want to put one on my 57 F-100, but not
many for that year. By the way, I stayed in your town on the way to Promise
Keepers in DC this fall. Beautiful country. Let us know when there is a truck
show in your parts.

Glenn in Memphis


Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:06:58 -0700
From: "Paul T. Clegg"
Subject: Hubcaps

Hello All,
I received my second set of stock hubcaps, (for my 48 F-1), yesterday and
they fit! I tried some from Mac's Antique Auto Parts in December and they
poped off. They did not engage far enough. This second set from Wheel
Vintiques Inc. (209-251-6957), fit much better on my old riveted
(origianal?) rims. I hope this may help someone else.
Paul Clegg


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 00:51:43 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: 53-Fuel Gage Prob.

>Subject: 53-Fuel Gage Prob.
>I've got a '53 F-100, Stock, w/ 12v conversion. I just put in a new
>fuel sending unit, and added a voltage reducer to the gauge feed off
>of the ignition switch. Now the gauge does not work? When I put a
>meter on the resistor,I had 12v going in but the needle was bouncing
>up and down between 2-3v and 6-8v on the other side. The truck was
>off so it should have been straight DC power from the battery going
>in. Does this sound like a bad resistor? What should I see coming
>out of it? 6v right? The strange thing seemed to be that the oil and
>temp worked fine???
>What and where would you nice Truck people suggest I do or go to get
>a good voltage drop resistor?? (Please be nice when you tell me where
>to go!!!)
>Thanks in advance,
>Tom Happel


JC Whitney has some gauge regulators available in their catalog. They
regulate themselves to 6 volts regardles of the resistance load applied to
them within their rated wattage. These should work regardless of how much
gas you have. Luxurious, No?

ray c


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