fordtrucks-digest Saturday, April 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 098

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In this issue:

Re: Hood Ornament [Rich Garber ]
64 unibody [KLaff61624 ]
Auto Krafters [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: List and web provider solution found. [Ken Payne
Drive Ratios/Leaky seams [Ray Cardogno ]
Panel Truck Ventilation ["Paul G." ]
seam sealer [KLaff61624 ]
Super-Rich Carb ["David H. Hersman" ]



Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 07:28:14 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: Hood Ornament

rare and was an option and
>currently worth between $300-$600. It's quite non descript but looks a bit
>like a plane or bird.

I found one in a junk yard, it was the only thing left on the truck.
Its not perfect but I got it for $4.00. Sounds like I got a bargin.

54 F100


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 15:11:11 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: 64 unibody

Hi list, I have located a 64 f-100 unibody that is a basket case and missing
the front sheet metal, engine and transmission. It has rust and is rusted out
in some places but is repairable and the sheet metal is straight and it is all
orginal. I am trying to decide if it is worth buying and if it is very
desirable to anyone else, because I already have one truck and I don't know if
I can justify two trucks. Can anyone give me any imput on this project truck?

Thanks Ken L.


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 15:28:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Auto Krafters

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Our practice with
web site advertisers has been to make a brief announcement for
2 days (this is day 1 of 2). Please show your appreciation to
them for helping to support the web site and the lists by
checking out their site:

Auto Krafters sells new parts for both new and old Ford/Mercury
trucks and cars. They carry parts for late model Explorers,
Expeditions, Rangers, and F-series. Additionally, they sell
parts to help restore 1953-1979 to original condition. They
carry 13 different catalogs of genuine and reproduction parts.

We would like to have them know that you heard about them via
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 16:26:26 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: List and web provider solution found.

We've found a new provider/host for the lists and web site. Since
we have a new advertiser and many list members have emailed me to
let me know they're getting a window sticker, the startup cost is
covered. This month is an expensive month for us, especially since
there will be a two week overlap for the web sites so I can set up
everything on the new service.

We did a ton of web searches and found a virtual server provider that
is reasonablity priced with many features. By switching over to a
"virtual server" (vs the "virtual host" we currently use) we gain the

1. We can add more lists and more list members without increasing our
2. Database support. This makes a full blown private party classified
page with adds, deletes and edits easy to support. People visiting
the page will be able to do intelligent ad searches. The Events page
will have the same features.
3. The ability to schedule jobs, such as a monthly email newsletter.
4. Growth. We can add extra web space at the rate of $1/meg/month.
5. Free web space for members will be supported. We have no reseller
or reuse restrictions.
6. Those using the free web space can purchase additional space at
the above $1/meg/month (we're simply going to pass-on our costs).
7. True FTP and telnet logins for web space users!
8. CGI script support for web space users! Add your own scripts such
as counters, guestbooks, etc.
9. Ford truck clubs will get additional free web space (size not yet
determined) over the current 300k.
10.Searchable archives.
11.Tons more!

No outage of list or web page service is anticipated and the transition
will be at the end of the month.

Ken and Peggy Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 18:27:32 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Drive Ratios/Leaky seams

> I don't know the actual ratios of the transmission in question, but I
>can just about guarantee you two things. First gear will definitely be
>much lower than what you have in your current three speed. Second (and
>unfortunately) fourth gear will be the same 1:1 as your current 3-speed.
> In other words, using this transmission will not save you from needing
>a ring and pinion swap or overdrive.

The above is true but as Alec suggested using the larger tires will give
you better highway speed/mileage. I have done this and it is like a whole
new truck on the highway,

Ray C

>ravages of time and has become dried disgusting black sealant. Any ideas on
>how to remove the old stuff and what to use to replace it?
> Don Neighbors
> '54 F250 Named Grover

These trucks that we enjoy getting behind the wheel of do tend to make us
feel all wet once in a while. You could try one of three things in my
oppinion (1. Remove the steering wheel and slip a new truck under it (I
didn't think so).
(2. Dig out the old seam sealer (hopefully your paint job is a future
prospect) and the use the new seam sealer available at any good body shop
supply. (2. make a smooth seamless cab, but you will have to dig the stuff
out and weld the seam using little staggered beads at a time to prevent
heat warpage. This will prevent further cracking etc. and looks clean.

Ray C


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 20:18:12 -0400
From: "Paul G."
Subject: Panel Truck Ventilation

The back of a panel truck can get very hot at times. In my previous
van, the back windows could be opened for airflow through the interior,
and it really helped.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I could provide a way for air to
exit (flow through) the interior of my panel? Are there any flush mount
roof vents, or similar device available? I don't want to add any
noticeable roof vents, etc. How do other vehicles vent the air?

PS: In an effort to head off the obvious responses from the newsbreaker
types, I KNOW I can add a/c, and I know I can add fans, etc...I'm trying
to figure a true air flow solution.
Any ideas?
Thanks, Paul G.


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 21:41:31 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: seam sealer

Hi Don,
Use a wire brush on a grinder ( drembel tool if you like, and don't want to
take off anymore paint than has to be) and clean out the seam. Ray's
suggestion was very good and the new seam sealer that is on the marker is far
better than the old style sealer. I think that would be your best option
being that you are trying to keep the original look. Hey guys Piegon Forge
Super Nationals is only a month away!!! Hope Ken will have extra window
stickers there, I plan on buying some there to help support the lists cost. I
trashed the ideal of having a power moon roof in my 55 extented cab and am now
installing a sun roof from a cougar (factory of course). See you'all at the

Ken L.


Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 21:42:47 -0400
From: "David H. Hersman"
Subject: Super-Rich Carb

I am the third owner of a 1951, F-1, 6-cylinder, which I bought in
1968. I am trying to
>restore this truck, beginning with the engine. I have a good engine,
but it is running
>super-rich. Gasoline actually drips from the tail pipe. I tried
rebuilding the carb, but
>the problem persist. Any suggestions, or whereabouts of a good carb,
would be
>David Hersman
Clintonville, West Virginia


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