Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 03:50:18 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #30

fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, February 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 030

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Re: 53 F100 Wiring Question []
Re: twin I-beam []
filling seams [Scott Sheldrake ]



Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 12:11:17 -0800
Subject: Re: 53 F100 Wiring Question

>While rewiring my turn signal and stop lights I ran into a problem.
>My turn lights and parking lights work fine, but only one stop light
>works. Since the turn lights and stop lights use the same wiring and
>filaments I have a mystery. My stop light switch is wired to the
>steering column and two wires return from the column to the stop/turn
>lights. If I swap the connections at the column then the other stop
>light works and the wrong turn light operates. My question then is:
>How does the stop light switch operate through the turn signal switch,
> which are being fed by the flasher?
>Dan Lee
>53 F100
>only one stop light


The turn signal switch has a bunch of contacts in it (8 or 9) and provides
the "logic" to make the stop lights and turn signals work correctly.
It sounds like You have a bad contact in the turn signal switch, which
is a fairly common problem with the Ford t-signal switch.
I had this problem on my '71, and finally built a relay circuit to provide
the correct logic using only 3 of the still working contacts in my turn switch
instead of all 8 or 9 contacts used in the stock setup.

I've sent You a copy of the relay schematic I used. It should give You an
idea of how the stock Ford turn switch accomplishes it's logic...

Hope it helps, feel free to quiz me if You have questions,


"Laws do not persuade merely because they threaten."
-- Seneca, AD 65


Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:10:56 EST
Subject: Re: twin I-beam

Glenn don't do it! The I beam is not a bad setup for a work truck, but it
does have flaws that make it a very poor choice to install in a classic truck.
It wears the tires out faster than a A-arm front end due to the inability for
the caster to vary as the wheel travels in the vertical arc. The I-beam does
ride somewhat better than most straight axles but a mustang II , volarie,
chevelle , camereo, nova, LTD, or any other front end with A-arms that fits
and suits your fancy is in my opinion far superior, and I'm a true blue fan.


Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:43:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: filling seams

I was thinking about filling the seam on the back of the cab on my 52.
Would this crack if I filled it with body filler? I was just
thinking that it might look better when it is painted not to have the
seam showing. Has anyone done this?

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