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FTE Pre61 - Clips, springs, & tanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Clips, springs, & tanks

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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 11:37:03 EDT
From: RJC988aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Clips, springs, & tanks

Truckers,

I need to hear from all of the truckers that have clipped their effies. What
is the best way to center the donor clip on the old frame? I can get the
front square with the rear, but since the front cap is off, I can't place the
donor clip evenly on the old frame. I might just make sure to trim the donor
clip evenly on each side to match the frame, but that is assuming the donor
clip is perfectly square.

Next, my rear springs have at least 3 straight leaves that apparently do
nothing until the other springs straighten out. If I remove these leaves I
can get an easy 1.5" drop. Has anyone tried this?

To get in on the fuel tank talk, I had planned on putting the Lincoln tank
(with its fuel pump, sender, pickup, and return lines) between my frame rails
but it is too wide. Has anybody ever tried to "whittle" one of these things
down? (No, I don't plan on doing it with a torch!) The Isuzu tank was my
next plan, if it came with an electric fuel pump or the Lincoln could fit. My
incab tank is long gone. Comment to Dave Lewis: Why are you against the
exhaust venting in front of the rear wheels? The latest generation of F-150's
have this feature.

Glenn in TN
Soapy the '57 F-100
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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 16:28:16 -0400
From: "Pat Hester"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Clips, springs, & tanks

Regarding the exhaust venting in front of the rear wheels on the latest
F150's, there is a recall from Ford which re-routes the exhaust pipe out
behind the rear wheel. Something to do with the exhaust corroding the
wheels.
Pat

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> From: RJC988aol.com
> To: pre61-listford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Clips, springs, & tanks
> Date: Saturday, September 05, 1998 11:37 AM
>
> Truckers,
>
> I need to hear from all of the truckers that have clipped their effies.
What
> is the best way to center the donor clip on the old frame? I can get the
> front square with the rear, but since the front cap is off, I can't place
the
> donor clip evenly on the old frame. I might just make sure to trim the
donor
> clip evenly on each side to match the frame, but that is assuming the
donor
> clip is perfectly square.
>
> Next, my rear springs have at least 3 straight leaves that apparently do
> nothing until the other springs straighten out. If I remove these leaves
I
> can get an easy 1.5" drop. Has anyone tried this?
>
> To get in on the fuel tank talk, I had planned on putting the Lincoln
tank
> (with its fuel pump, sender, pickup, and return lines) between my frame
rails
> but it is too wide. Has anybody ever tried to "whittle" one of these
things
> down? (No, I don't plan on doing it with a torch!) The Isuzu tank was
my
> next plan, if it came with an electric fuel pump or the Lincoln could
fit. My
> incab tank is long gone. Comment to Dave Lewis: Why are you against the
> exhaust venting in front of the rear wheels? The latest generation of
F-150's
> have this feature.
>
> Glenn in TN
> Soapy the '57 F-100
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
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