pre61-list-digest Tuesday, November 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 323

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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Re: FTE Pre61 - 2 deuce manifold
FTE Pre61 - Oak bed
FTE Pre61 - 1956 Mercury pickup
FTE Pre61 - Used Auto Parts On-line
FTE Pre61 - piston i.d.



Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 06:47:56 -0500
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 2 deuce manifold

At 4:05 PM -0500 11/22/98, Sam Fugate wrote:
>Hey y'all
>Ihave a two deuce manifold for a flat head v8 ( I was going to put it on my
>51 F1 Engine) that doesn't have a place for the oil fill tube! The breather
>tube is there though. What have I got here any way??
>Sam In Mt. Sterling KY.
>1951 F1 Resto in process..........

Sounds like it may be for a pre-49 engine. These had a combination
breather/oil fill tube at the back of the engine, and nothing at the front.

Tom Teixeira
94 Taurus SHO 5-speed NESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto)
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 11:25:42 -0700
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Oak bed

Thanks for the great info. on finishes for my oak bed. Did anybody
use a wood sealer first? I've heard that this should be used before
finishing. If so what kind? How long after sealing can you put on the
finish? I greatly appreciate all the experienced advice.

Dave "Old Yeller" 56 F100
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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 13:09:31 -0600
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 Mercury pickup

In regards to the post on the pre-61 list a 1956 Mercury is different than =
a ford only in trim and where it was made. The Mercury trucks were only =
made in Canada, there's chrome Mercury letters on the front of hood, =
Mercury M100 side emblems, Mercury horn button, and Mercury tailgate, also =
there are Mercury taillight lenses there the shield style with raised =
Mercury letters on them. Also the VIN tag has on it Ford Motor Company of =
Canada and none of the vin codes match any of the Ford books as far as =
breakdown. I have a 56M100 that I'm contemplating selling. I have =
located another one in Canada that I may purchase.

56Merc from the chat room.

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 14:06:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Used Auto Parts On-line

I recently found a web site, which allows you to input a
part description and forwards your request to dozens of salvage yards
across the country. They respond by e-mail. That sure beats trecking
from yard to yard looking for hard to find parts.

I just entered two requests, I'm anxious to see if I get any response.

Has anyone tried this or another service like this?

Dan Lee
'53 F100

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 22:53:00 -0800
From: Marilyn Boese
Subject: FTE Pre61 - piston i.d.

Paul/52F-3 std,
>It should mean that it is 3 3/16" standard, ie, never been bored. I
>would suggest that before you put any other money into it that you it
>cleaned and magnetic particle inspected to insure that it has no cracks.
>Then you will be able to rebuild it with confidence.
>We have all of the rebuild parts for flathead engines, stock and
>Red 707 964 7733

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