pre61-list-digest Friday, July 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 199

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - Cordoba Front End
FTE Pre61 - Ford SVO performance equip
RE: FTE Pre61 - Insurance for Soapy
FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61-dual reservoir master cylinder
Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided



Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 06:32:11 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Cordoba Front End

The Cordoba rotors have a 5 x 4-1/2" bolt pattern. This is the same as
the mid-size Fords. The truck is a larger pattern that is the same as
the big Lincolns and Mercs. 4-3/4" or 5" I think. You might be able to
find someone who sells an adapter, but your best bet would probably be
to make some. I have the Cordoba rotors on the stock spindles and
changed to a 9 inch with discs in back. Same bolt pattern all around.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 1998 3:51 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Cordoba Front End
> I have begun the process of installing a Gibbons front crossmember and
> a
> Cordoba (Plymouth Satellite, actually) front end.. Does anybody have
> any advice on problems to be aware of in making the change over. I
> will
> have a Ford 390 and a C-6 transmission in my 1956 F-100 when
> completed.
> I hope to use a 1978 Camaro tilt wheel (no shift lever). I have a PS
> pump from a 390 but does anybody have recommendations of a better
> choice?
> I just discovered that the lug pattern of the Chrysler rotors does not
> fit the presumably original Ford pattern on my F-100. Is there any
> other
> way t o go other than changing wheels? I would like to retain the
> current aftermarket wheels!
> Bill Meglen
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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 07:24:38 -0700
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford SVO performance equip

Has anyone bought the current 460 "cobra jet" SVO crate motor from a Ford
dealer or wherever? (part #M-6007-C460) I've got a 429 in my 58F100, but
its going to need a complete going over, and even when I'm finished it won't
be near the level of the SVO 460. I'm using the truck only for Wednesday
local amateur bracket racing, so only limited street use is a
to the strip = 15miles). My local Ford dealer is not an SVO dealer? I'd
have to
go up the road to the next dealer-Sacramento in my case to deal with the
Ford people there. If I decide to go this route, does one deal? on these
ticket SVO items regarding price, shipping, etc.? Is it like buying a new
Or does one just figure on paying the listed SVO catalog price? Are there
catalog companies like Summit, etc who deal in this motor?
Tom Ewing

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:58:42 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Insurance for Soapy


Hope you don't mind if I interject something here. I have a 55 with a big
block ford in it and I just go through my regular insurance company,
Allstate. I get full coverage cash value protection and all I have to do is
make sure it has a current appraisal. The rate is based on the year of the
truck and is very reasonable, for california. I've done the same thing for
my daughters 69 SS 396 Camaro and it's cheaper than the old BMW she was

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> From:[]
> Reply To:
> Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 5:26 PM
> To:
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Insurance for Soapy
> Do a search with your favorite search engines for classic and antique
> insurance. My rig is insured for $5000 and I pay about $400 a year. These
> outfits generally give you a bunch of quizzes, both via mail/email and by
> phone. They will want to see pictures of your rig and maybe have you show
> the secure garage that you park it. You will usually get 2500 to 5000
> miles
> a year to drive (but not to work). They will be asking questions about
> whether you have hot - rodded your rig, too. Since mine has the Y-Block, I
> was cool, but if Soapy has a different motor (I thought you said you did a
> swap) you might have to switch catagories. There are usually more than
> one:
> antique, street rod, etc. As far as being protected against idiot drivers,
> consider yourself to already be protected. You don't live in Dallas. This
> is
> the worst driving I've ever seen. If you want to hide from idiots, you
> will
> probably have to go to the show or race circuits.
> tim
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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:13:38 -0700
From: JD Hollingsworth Jr
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE Pre61-dual reservoir master cylinder


Just so happens that my work truck's a '69 with drums all around. The
rear reservoir goes to the front.

- --
JDH "Once the pin is pulled and the spoon is
66 Charger 78 1/2 FLH-80 released, Mr. Grenade is no longer our
55 F-100 79 80" Custom friend"
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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 18:35:42 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided

David, measured from bottom edge of the front and back fenders to the ground
and came up with 10 1/2 inches in back and 10 inches in front. I really like
the look.
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