pre61-list-digest Thursday, October 29 1998 Volume 02 : Number 301

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups
FTE Pre61 - Re: Weight of Bed
FTE Pre61 - Generator/Alternator



Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 21:49:01 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
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 SoCal Pick-Ups for helping to support the web
site and the lists by checking them out (this is a temporary page
until they have their site up):

"SoCal Pick-Ups started over 25 years ago as the first restoration
parts business to focus soley on the 53-56 F-100's. Now, SoCal
is now under new ownership. With this new ownership there has
come a renewed emphasis in making sure SoCal is THE place to go
to get the help you need to successfully create the F-100 of
your dreams.

SoCal has made changes in all areas of their operation in order
to bring the best possible service to those rebuilding 1948-1966
F-100's. They have a new catalogue that is updated monthly with
new products, a new customer oriented computer system that keeps
track of every item ever purchased by a customer to enhance their
ability to provide personalized service, and even a few new
employees dedicated to making you successful with your truck

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

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 23:27:41 EST
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Weight of Bed

The wieght of your bed is considerable. Do not plan to lift it by yourself,
unless you have three or four friends helping you. When I removed my bed, I
was alone (dumb and unsafe). I put four large, heavy duty eye bolts through
the holes where it was attached to the frame. I secured them on the under
side with large washers and nuts. I ran heavy rope through them and used a
come-along securely attached to the reenforced rafters of my garage. I lifted
the bed up just enough to be able to pull the truck out from underneath it.

Make sure you have substantial saw horses to set it on. Also, tie the rope to
two diagonally opposite eye bolts and repeat for the other two. The idea here
is to have your rope crossed in the center to protect against the rope
slipping out of the hook. The bed was well balanced and fairly secure while
in the air. Take your time . I am sure there are better ways, but that is my
shade-tree method. Always consider the safety of your actions.
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 20:32:27 PST
From: "Bill Casady"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Generator/Alternator

Got a 54 F250 with a generator. Have replaced the voltage regulator
twice and "fried" at least one battery. Seems these old trucks have a
history of sticky regulators. Does anyone know how to "fix" that
problem? Is there something I can do to salvage the
generator/regulator? Or would I be better off replacing the generator
with an alternator? If so what type of alternator would be best. Any
help would be appreciated.

Just Plain Bill

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