pre61-list-digest Wednesday, September 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 258

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

FTE Pre61 - No, I haven't Forgotten
FTE Pre61 - plastic headliners
FTE Pre61 - Wiper motor
Re: FTE Pre61 - AMIND: FTE pictures found on another site
FTE Pre61 - John's F-Funhundreds
FTE Pre61 - Neophyte 56 owner
FTE Pre61 - Installing a '79 Merc 351 engine into '60 F-100



Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 06:45:22 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - No, I haven't Forgotten

A few days back one of you asked me if I could get a copy of VWOA's
charter. I haven't done it yet, but not because I ignored the request I
will get it one way or another, unless there is no longer any need for

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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:25:56 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - plastic headliners

My son bought a plastic headliner for his 56 pickup. It comes in three
pieces, with the normal installation info (none).
I tried for a while to install it, but didn't succeed, partly to my
temper and partly to the 20 degrees over normal temperatures here in Va.

Question: Is there a correct sequence to install this bear? Due to the
overlap where the pieces meet, this is more difficult than it seems.
Thanks, Paul Gayda

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 21:40:19 -0400
From: William Casady
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiper motor

I'm looking for a 12 volt windshield wiper motor for my 1954 F250. If
you have a good condition used one or know where I can find one, please
email reply with price, address, phone, etc. Thanks in advance for any help.
Just Plain Bill
& Chuck the Truck

Chop wood, carry water, every day
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 21:46:11 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - AMIND: FTE pictures found on another site

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:54:15 -0700
From: (david neumayer)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - John's F-Funhundreds

> In a recent digest, one of you gave a URL for John's F-Funhundreds
> ( I haven't been able to get thru--does anyone
> have the correct URL?

The correct URL is If you haven't used John's before, I
have. About three years ago I ordered about $2000 worth of new parts. Most
came right away and in great shape. I did have a problem with back orders.
In one case the rear bumper did not arrive until 1 3/4 years later, and
only after several phone calls. I was not in a hurry, my truck was not
done yet. On the good side, because I made such a large order, they did
not charge for shipping... not bad! Check to see if they have your parts
in stock. Otherwise I would shop around. I also used Sacramento Vintage.
I like them. They were very helpful with advice in my restoration. Also
had great service.
One more tip for anyone reading. I would never buy a used part from
anyone including Pro's without seeing it first. I was burned big time. And
they assured my they were in great shape. Not even....My parts were better
than theirs, but shipping them back was too expensive. I learned the hard

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 23:00:36 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Neophyte 56 owner

Hello Folks: Purchased my 1st PU (56 F-100 w/40K orig-miles). Just gave up
the last 10 months for a 272 rebuild (don't ask) and would like this beauty to
be my driver thru the winter in New England. (need to make up for lost time)
Plan to be practical with the typical slush/salt problems. Any suggestions
with (1) tire brands and sizes, (2) rear weight problems on slick pavement,
(3) to undercoat or not, (4) COLD. Vehicle was a show piece and dead stock.
Your knowledge and experience in conversation is appreciated.

Thank you,
bill batte
56-PU as described
94-Benz 300TE (winter bomb)
65-Porsche 356
96-Porsche Mtn bike (gray mkt)
Radio Flyer wagon ATW and assorted little tykes plastic 3 and 4 wheelers!
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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 21:56:41 -0700
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Installing a '79 Merc 351 engine into '60 F-100

I am attempting to install my '79 Merc 351 engine into my '60 Ford F-100
chassis. The question would be... I want to install the engine with as
little smog devices as possible.. or none at all.. I would like to
remove the '79 distributor and place an older points type of distributor
to eliminate the need of other smog devices and the computer module.
What year 351 point distributor or other distributor would be

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Tulio Solorzano
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