Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 03:50:16 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #35

fordtrucks-digest Sunday, February 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 035

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In this issue:

Heater Fan Switch ["Howard Tarnoff" ]
Trailer ["Howard Tarnoff" ]
Air Filters & Oil Tubes ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
gear changes [jc& terry ]
Re: Tilt Front []
Recommended Books [Ken Payne ]
Re: Tilt Front []
Oil Bath color in 55 [Ray Cardogno ]
Re: 272 front motor mount [Ray Cardogno ]



Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 07:20:46 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: Heater Fan Switch

A while back someone had posted a message on how they used a late model
heater fan switch in an early truck. I would appreciate seeing that
message again.




Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 07:22:07 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: Trailer

Can anyone provide me with a list of trailer manufacturers and their web



Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 10:07:33 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Air Filters & Oil Tubes

I have a pair oil bath air filters, one is on my Grover's original '54
239, and the other came with an engine that had lived in a '55 for a while.
Both are identical, both are black. I really think black was the usual
color at that time.
Those two engines also sport oil return lines on the rocker shafts. Both
my Motor manual and my Chilton's manual show those tubes as being part of
the stock rocker shaft assembly. They were meant to direct the oil into one
of the drain passages in the head. These are not to be confused with the
aftermarket oiler kit that some of us have mentioned.
Since those kits seemed to consist of a couple of tubes running to an
exterior access to the oil gallery and a pair of hollow studs, how hard
could they be to fabricate?

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover


Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 14:48:03 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: gear changes

i wouldn't go that high. 3:00 no more. although i have a only a small block
i like that tire smoking action. i can understand yur desire for at least
3-4 mpg. i would rather get it from the tranny and keep that strong low
gear. the drawback for you is the c-6 you are running now is superior to the
aod you could use. especially for burnouts. a well set up 460 should get
about 13-15mpg with c-6 /3:00 gears and you should still be able to get a
decent burnout. the 2:70 will make it run like yur grannies car. i also
wonder at yur purpose for the posi. do you go in mud or snow alot? if yur
just looking to ride around, go ahead. i myself wonder what's the use of the
460 if you don't put yur foot in it once in a while
expert or not, that's what i think

T-bird Terry


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 20:33:58 EST
Subject: Re: Tilt Front

Thanks to CDalep and Kent for the input on the tilt front, it will certainly
help me.

To all fellow truckers that may have my e-mail address,
please update it, I have removed that user name from the list.

My next question is: Does anybody know what donor truck, minitruck, or car
will be best for a fuel tank for my 56 F100? I like to install it underneath
the truck bed.
I know I can get a new one from one of the advertisers in "Classic Trucks"
magazine. However, I am building this truck on a limited budget and a fuel
tank from the junkyard could be just as good if I could just find one that
fits. I was looking at a fuel tank from a 78 Chevy Blazer, but it looks kind
of big although it could fit. Any suggestions?


P.S. Will a stepside bed from a 72 to 75 Ford truck fit on a 56? Is the size
different? I want to replace the whole bed on my 56 and was thinking that
a newer one will fit.


Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 20:37:30 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Recommended Books

List member Sleddog made a suggestion to
that we put up a list of recommended books on the web site.
I think this is a fantastic idea.

I'm going to start out with:
How To Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines, by Steve Christ
Ford Trucks Since 1905, by James K. Wagner

If anyone has any recommendations email them to me
( with a one paragraph description.
Books do not have to be technical (Ford Trucks Since 1905
is a historical book).

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 20:46:40 EST
Subject: Re: Tilt Front

To FRD56F100 Ive been told an Isuzu gas tank work but I cant verify , I'll
add to this if I find it true or not. Cliff


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 23:53:53 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Oil Bath color in 55

>I have been told that the stock color of the Oil Bath Air Cleaner on the
>55 F100 Y-Block is black by one person and grey by another. Can anyone
>confirm one way or the other?

I have a 55 and the stock color on it is black. My block is a 239 with the
1 bbl carb

Ray C


Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 00:07:18 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: 272 front motor mount

Hey folks,
I have a motor that likes to jump up in the front causing a nasty
fan-to-shroud destructive racket when I really need lots of torque. Since
this only happens occaisionally I have not fixed it yet (does anyone else
procrastinate or is it only me?). My question is this: Is the front motor
mount for my 54 C-600 272 y-block the same as the one's available for the
smaller F-100's? I'm talking about the rubber center part of the mount. If
not, where will I find the correct one in new condition? I have nothing to
compare to as my only F-100 has been Volare-ized with a mopar 360. Thanks
in advance.

Ray C.


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