pre61-list-digest Monday, March 1 1999 Volume 03 : Number 061

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Re: FTE Pre61 - Merc-Mail?
FTE Pre61 - Electrical wiring
FTE Pre61 - Re: Mercmail
FTE Pre61 - EPB-H
FTE Pre61 - seat belts



Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 08:57:45 -0400
From: alan akerstrom
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Merc-Mail?

MARK AMES wrote:
> I would be interested in where the "Merc mail" originates from ? I would be interested in receiveing this mail.
> "56Merc"
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Mercmail is an online forum for antique outboard motors, specifically
the 1950's(plus/minus) vintage Mercury brand. Sorry to use the FTE Pre61
space for this. If you need to know more, E-mail me offline.

Alan Akerstrom
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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 18:29:24 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Electrical wiring

You might consider doing what I did. I got a OEM quality unit, with
many fuses, suitable for a/c and many other things, for nearly nothing
to about $20/30...just unwire a Ford truck at the junkyard!
I unwired my 78 van; even removed the fuel tank sending unit and
installed it in my panel...did the same with the instrument cluster and
a little trimming...also the light switch is a perfect fit (in my 55
anyway) and u can use the stock bezel and light switch handle with a
little grinding too. All you might want to do is to buy a book with the
electrical schematic in it, and you're all set. Factory Ford for chump
Paul G.
FYI: Oddly enough, the Ford shop manuals don't have a schematic in
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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 18:31:29 -0600
From: "Brett L. Habben"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Mercmail

>From: "MARK AMES"
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Merc-Mail?
>I would be interested in where the "Merc mail" originates from ? I would
>be interested in receiveing this mail.=20
Cool Merc! However, I don't know if you would be interested in this
particular Mercmail. This one covers old Mercury Outboards, like the
2-cycle boat motor variety.
If any of you have any interest, need help, moral support, etc. with old
Mercury outboards just holler.
Also '57 Larsen Thunderhawk, powered by a Mercury Mark 78 (6 cylinder,
direct reversing, also known as a "DockBuster")

You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail from Juno at
or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 20:12:05 -0800
From: Marilyn Boese
Subject: FTE Pre61 - EPB-H

> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 17:02:41 EST
> From:
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - engine size
> It is me again, I have a 1951 F1 that somebody has put a 1958 straight 6 in.
> The only identification I can find on the block is EBP 6015 H. .Think it is
> 229, Any help? Stan. Reach me direct at

It should be a 223. 229 is not an option. Thje others in that series
were 215 and 262.

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Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:51:32 -0800 (PST)
From: (R. Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - seat belts

Hi all.
When I bought my 56 back in 1983, the first thing I wanted to add
were seat belts. I went to a local wrecking yard and got a pair of lap
belts out of a 67 to 72 F100/250. The exact year I can't remember. I
then went to the hardware store and got some 1/2" bolts and 1/2"
"fender" washers. I just drilled holes in the floor of the cab ahead of
the gas tank and bolted them in, using the fender washers on the under
side of the floor.
In 1989 I had the misfortune of testing them out when my wife and I
were hit head on by a drunk driver when we rounded a corner and he
didn't. The belts definatly saved our lives. I have been going to
upgrade to a shoulder/lap set up, but haven't done so yet. I have
thought of bending a piece of 1/8 steel to mount between the back of the
door opening aroung to the rear window frame (small back window truck)
for the mount for the upper shoulder harness.

Rix56 'The Rat'

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