pre61-list-digest Tuesday, September 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 250

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

FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Email addresses
FTE Pre61 - Old Questions
FTE Pre61 - Volare front end bolt pattern option?
FTE Pre61 - Bench Seat & Gas Tank



Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 12:50:19 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Email addresses

Hello Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members!

In late July, Ford Truck Enthusiasts offered email addresses to
list members for a low fee in order to ease the financial burden
FTE has on my family (loss of several thousand per year, which
could be better spent on a college fund for my two children).

We asked for a commitment from at least 20 people to buy email
addresses. Due to failure to pay for the service by nearly 40%
of the people who ordered it, the email service has increased
the financial impact on my family, rather than help it. FTE is
now obligated to our hosting company to pay for the email service.

If you would like to purchase an email address for 6 months or
1 year in the form of, we would appreciate
it. You can use the address for any personal email, not just
list email. Not only will it help us, it also shows your Ford
truck pride to everyone you email.

FTE email addresses are compatible with just about every browser
and email package there is (for techies, it uses SMTP/POP3). You
can use it from most any internet provider.

The cost?
Personal Use
- Total of $20 for 6 months.
- Total of $30 for 12 months.
- Additional addresses are $14.50/6 months and $26.50/12 months.

(For those who remember the last email about this, I simply rolled
the setup costs into the payment).

Existing Ford truck clubs
- One address for free so long as it is used for club
purposes only and is not used in conjunction with mailing
lists (except ours). Using it for club announcements and
communications with club members is allowable if the volume
is kept to a reasonable amount.

Please email me at if you're interested.
Include 3 email addresses (in case your first choice is taken) and
a notice that you want 6 or 12 months. Additionally, send the
password you would like to use with the account. Addresses must
start with a letter and contain only letters, dashes or numbers.
Your account will be set up with 48 hours of receipt of your email.
You'll have 2 weeks days after your invoice is emailed to send

Please think about what FTE has offered you and remember that
although we stand by our promise to keep FTE's mailing lists free,
they aren't free for the Payne family.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 19:08:37 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Old Questions

I thought I would ask again a question never answered the first time.

A. On the 53/55s, when installing a 5 gauge aftermarket package or
any other gauge in stock location, how do you get the left defroster
duct piece to function? The upper left gauge always wants to be in the
same space where the duct is located! In my case (on 2 trucks) I cut
away about half the metal duct piece. Something about a half a loaf is
better than none. Obvious note: You can't just bend the duct back a
bit since the wiper linkage is about 1/4 inch away on the firewall
side. A very tight fit in this area.

Is there a dash instrument panel "spacer" available which will
effectively move the gauges towards the driver about 3/4"? This would
eliminate any clearance problems with the left defroster duct. If I
recall, this is not a problem area on 56s.

Regards, Paul G.

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 19:11:44 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare front end bolt pattern option?

What's the best way to convert a Volare style bolt pattern to the big
Ford pattern? Anything commercially available?


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Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 00:25:55 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bench Seat & Gas Tank

On the bench seat, if you have nothing against chevy, the seats from the late
model chevy trucks work great. About the gas tank, the 65 Mustang tank works
good as it does the tank from a 55 Chevy, the thing is finding them in good
condition. I am building a second 56 F100 and I've decided to keep the
original tank. I had several problems with this modification in my first
F100. The original tank works very good, there is better gravity, and it is
original. I will just have to give up the tought of installing big speakers
behind the seat, but I will have space for the spare tire.

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