pre61-list-digest Tuesday, April 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 121

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RE: FTE Pre61 - Purple Wire Loom
FTE Pre61 - Truck Oil Pan for a '53
FTE Pre61 - Re: Ch**y/302
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Ch**y/302
FTE Pre61 - Carlisle
FTE Pre61 - master cylinders
FTE Pre61 - 54f250 dana 60
Re: FTE Pre61 - Pictures to Web site
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Copyrighted material
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge Show, Information



Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 06:29:48 -0500
From: Mike Morton
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Purple Wire Loom

I was at Jefferson, Wi this weekend and there was a vendor from Ft.
Wayne, Indiana
there. They had stacks of the wire loom in just about ant color.
Their address is:

Custom Truck
11319 Indianapolis Rd.
Ft. Wayne, In. 46809

Mike Morton
55 F100 460

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> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 15:31:01 EDT
> From:
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring conduit
> I have been looking for some plastic, flexible, wiring conduit to run my
> under hood wires in, the type with the split in one side to insert the
> wires.
> Before I get fifty responses here telling where to find it, let me say
> that I
> have been able to find miles of the black. What I want is purple. Some
> time
> ago I had seen an ad in some trucking, or street rodding magazine
> advertising
> this wiring conduit in various colors, with purple being one of them.
> Michelle L. Cole
> Chile's 56 Hauler
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:29:27 -0500 (CDT)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: [none]

Good Morning,

I am not sure how this might impact our groups, but I still found
it kind of intresting. The story was covered in


Ford may drive into Net venture
By Reuters
Special to CNET
April 26, 1999, 5:00 a.m. PT

Ford Motor is expected today to announce that it has formed a business
selling used auto parts through the Internet, an operation that would
serve as a clearinghouse for used auto parts, according to reports.

The auto giant, which on Friday announced it would unveil plans to launch
a new business today, is expected to discuss details about the new unit,
the Wall Street Journal reported today.

The thinking behind forming the new venture is that instead of auto parts
being dumped in junkyards and landfills where they become hard to
retrieve, Ford's new business would become a junkyard on the Internet, the
Journal said, sourcing one of the people familiar with the plans.

The new unit's likely customers would include insurance companies and
adjusters, collision repair companies and consumers seeking repair parts,
the newspaper said.

Under the system, customers could request a certain part online and the
Ford unit would express mail the part to them. In addition to Ford parts,
the unit is expected to sell parts for a wide variety of cars, the
newspaper said.

Story Copyright 1999 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 11:03:38 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Oil Pan for a '53

Anyone out there have a truck type oil pan for a '53 flathead? They were the
type with an access plate on the bottom.

Doug in San Francisco Bay Area.
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:43:22 -0700
From: Mel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Ch**y/302

> Nope, it will fit in will all those 9 inch rear ends the 1000's
> of Chevy owners have installed
Yes you are correct. But most people at car shows are checking under
the hood not the rear ends except when the Jags and Corvette rear ends
are used. Along with the 9 inch rear ends that ol' Vette IRS ends up on
alot of Fords. (One of my 34's sits on one, the other has a 9") Ken, my
point: If we are into pure restoration, then what goes into a project
has to be OEM, NOS or Reproduction. If we are into Hot Rodding or
restorod we tend to use what we feel is best or what is available. I
guess that is where building our "OWN" car becomes so individual and
exciting. It sets us all apart from the "norm". Ask my neighbors! I
wave at any car that comes down my street. All my neighbor's cars look
alike, never know who it might be, but they know who they are waiving
53 f100 etc......
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:58:31 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Ch**y/302

Great point Mel, I myself am into hotrodding. Been a dream of mine for years
to be able to build one. Still building on my 56 but my next will be a 32
ford 3 window. I will use the best suspension for my needs on my next
project. As for drivetrain I like the new but costly 600hp crate motor ford
has come out with. Wish I had seen it earlier, Might have been my choice on
my 56 instead of the 350 400hp (approx.) I used in it. I just really enjoy
seeing all the oldies cruise around and am looking real forward to Pidgeon
Forge as well as the street rod nationals they have in Louisville. It simply
amazes me what ideas people can come up with when building a rod. But with
the same amazement I love to see all the originals as well. By the way
anybody have any ideas on a late model seat to use in my 56. There will be no
gas tank behind the seat, so I should have plenty of room for something in
the newer seat group.

Have a great day fellow
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 15:25:13 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Carlisle

A great observation about the lousy weather in April and the Fall.
HOWEVER...since I started crying about the bad weather first, I only
think it's fair to say that Saturday was a beautiful day; cool, but
sunny all day. What's that saying about a stopped clock being right
twice a day? Well, Saturday was it!

Paul G.
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:27:36 -0400
From: "Sheldon Rier"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - master cylinders

Hi all

brake questions today as the master cylinder in Dad's 51 F-6 is toast

from memory it looks very similar to the one I had rebuilt for my 56 m-100
as the local garage used my NOS one in their forklift - 2 of the lines from
the junction manifold go back to a 8" deep x 8" diameter canister located on
the frame 6" behind the master cylinder - what does the cannister do??

I want to replace it with a dual reservoir master cylinder - having a single
reservoir cylinder on a 4700lb GVW pickup is borderline but on a 20000lb GVW
firetruck it's nuts

the kits I looked at for the 56 use mustang or vette cylinders that go under
the floor - not aware of kits for 52 & older pickups let alone heavies - any
suggestions as to what master cylinder might work well - prefer to keep it
in stock under floor position

Sheldon Rier

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 99 20:47:58 PDT
From: "jacobsen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 54f250 dana 60

Don Nieghbors:

I have purchased a Dana 60 from a 73 f250. I havn't got it in yet, but =
looks like it should be an easy fit. The spring pads are in the same wid=
th as my 54 f250. Also the backing plate to plate distance is also about=
the same. A 77 f250 has a wider wheel base and the pads are about 2 inc=
hes farther apart.. In checking salvage yards in my area (Kansas) the =
f250 ratios found most commonly are 4:10 on 4 speed trucks and 3:73 or =
3:54 on trucks with autos. It looks like an earlier truck would be a bet=
ter bet. Prices asked in this area range from $75 to $400. I went with =
the low end.

The rear end I got is a 3:73. I am putting a 460 with a C6 in front of =
it. Currently have a tired 239, 4 speed and 4:86 split differential on =
"Old Smokey." The truck originally had a 6 cylinder. The 239 may be a =
mercury engine as that is what is on the valve covers, but haven't check=
the numbers.

Good luck with the swap.

Del Jacobsen

54 F250 "Old Smokey"

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:21:45 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pictures to Web site

At 03:00 PM 4/25/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a '56 panel that I just painted. It has a289/C4 and a torsion bar IFS
>. Who should I send it to , does outlook express work for your server and
>what other things do I need to send you this picture.? Format?

Instructions for you and others:
Send it to with a description. Which
email software you use is irrelavent.

Ken Payne

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:24:54 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Copyrighted material

To everyone:
Please be careful not to post copyrighted material on our lists.
Newspaper clippings and press quotes, when used in full and
not as a referenced material, should be posted only with permission.
As our disclaimer states, you are responsible for your own content
and the copyright violation will land completely in your lap, not
in ours.

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:45:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge Show, Information

Those of you who are interested in attending the 21st Annual
F100 Supernationals in Pigeon Forge Tennessee can join the
Ford Truck Enthusiasts email list for discussion, questions
answered and event information. This is a big event for our
group, last year we had about 30 people there (not including
spouses and families). This year we expect double that

I believe the date for reservations at the two hotels we
had rooms reserved at has passed but there are lots of
lodging alternatives. We are going to have a Saturday
breakfast at the Alan Jackson Cafe and the Georgia LoRiders
(a Ford truck club based in Atlanta) has invited us to
attend their Saturday BBQ.

The show is from May 13-16. Last year there where over 800
trucks in the show from 48s through 98s. This year they are
limiting the newest trucks to 79s due to lack of space.

If you are interested in joining the email list for more
information on this event, send an email to
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If you have trouble joining the email list, email me personally
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Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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