pre61-list-digest Wednesday, January 13 1999 Volume 03 : Number 009



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis
FTE Pre61 - Re: fenders & running boards
[none]
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis
FTE Pre61 - steering wheel and light switch answer
FTE Pre61 - pigeon forge show dates
FTE Pre61 - Hydraulic Clutch
FTE Pre61 - Re: steering wheel puller
Re: FTE Pre61 - Hydraulic Clutch
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis
Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis
FTE Pre61 - Re:
FTE Pre61 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!
Re: FTE Pre61 - Call Me Braindead...
FTE Pre61 - Re:
FTE Pre61 - flathead c.i.

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:16:15 EST
From: Brad4dwoodaol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis

Ron Francis Wire Works...I believe the town is Chester, Pa. It is just out
side Philly.
I dont have his catalog with me now but can get it later and get the address
and phone. I'll post it here some time today.
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:18:43 EST
From: Brad4dwoodaol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: fenders & running boards

If as you say the running boards are the same how come the pair I bought at a
swap meet are about 8-9 inches too long for my 56 F-100. Any ideas what they
might be from?
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Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 07:40:31 -0600
From: "Dan L. Gable"
Subject: [none]

I am trying to pull the steering wheel of my 57 F100. The nut is off it =
want come. Any ideas how? I am also having trouble with the head light =
switch. =20



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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:55:44 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis

the address for Ron Francis' Wire Works is:
167 Keystone Road, Chester, PA. 19013
They do have a toll free number, 1-800-292-1940

Although I did not see the original cloth braided wire by just thumbing
through the catalog, it wouldn't hurt to call and ask. They do have some very
impressive products.

Paul
'52 F-3
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:02:40 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steering wheel and light switch answer

Dan, you are probably going to need a steering wheel puller. I had to use one
on my '52. There should be 2 or 3 threaded holes in the wheel around where the
nut is. The local auto parts store should have one to rent or borrow.
As for the headlight switch, if you are trying to remove it, find the button
on the side of the switch body, push it and hold it in, then pull the shaft
out. If the shaft still won't come out, try shooting some WD-40 in the switch
body, let sit for a day or two, then try it again.

Paul
'52 F-3
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolonuss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - pigeon forge show dates


as I right in assuming that the F-100 Nationals will be May 13-16 this
year ??????

time to start making reservations and squirreling away money

john

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Tad Wright
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hydraulic Clutch

I have a '57 F-100 which I inherited. It had been sitting for some
time and the hydraulic clutch master cylinder is bone dry. I would
like some info on what type of fluid to use, and whether rebuild kits
are available and if so, from where (NAPA, Checker, etc.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't have any experience
with hydraulic clutches but am a willing learner.

Also, I have been unable to find any kind of repair manual for this
truck (Chilton, Haynes) are there any out there and where could I
locate one.

Thanks.





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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 13:36:40 -0800
From: sdelantysonic.net
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: steering wheel puller

At 07:40 AM 12/31/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I am trying to pull the steering wheel of my 57 F100. The nut is off it
want come. Any ideas how? I am also having trouble with the head light
switch.

I don't know how a 57 works, but I made a very simple steering wheel puller
to get the wheel off my '71.

To find a short article about it, goto my home page, take the link to my
tech page, then click on the steering wheel puller article...
Good luck!


Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to
recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- F. P. Jones


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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 17:57:00 -0500
From: "Kenneth Marty"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Hydraulic Clutch

Tad try MAC'S Antique Auto Parts # 1 800 777-0948 for shop manual.

Ken 55 F100

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From: Tad Wright
To: Ford Truck List
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 3:10 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hydraulic Clutch


>I have a '57 F-100 which I inherited. It had been sitting for some
>time and the hydraulic clutch master cylinder is bone dry. I would
>like some info on what type of fluid to use, and whether rebuild kits
>are available and if so, from where (NAPA, Checker, etc.)
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't have any experience
>with hydraulic clutches but am a willing learner.
>
>Also, I have been unable to find any kind of repair manual for this
>truck (Chilton, Haynes) are there any out there and where could I
>locate one.
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
>_________________________________________________________
>DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:01:45 EST
From: Ron2Vettesaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis

Thanks, I appreciate that. I have a 55 and was wondering if it was originally
12 volts? Do you know? I think they went to 12 volts in 55, but not sure?
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 20:21:31 -0500
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RE: wiring / Ron Francis

At 8:55 AM -0500 1/12/99, PWPTRUCK1aol.com wrote:
>the address for Ron Francis' Wire Works is:
>167 Keystone Road, Chester, PA. 19013
>They do have a toll free number, 1-800-292-1940

They also have a web site at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wire-works.com

Tom Teixeiramailto:tjtworld.std.com
94 Taurus SHO 5-speedNESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto)http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)


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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:20:28 EST
From: ILLCOM56aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:

I had to torch the wheel off my 56.. it was the only way i could find.. and
much less frusterating..

ILLCOM56
56 f-100
Phatty
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:34:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!

Hi Gang!

After numerous delays, we finally have Ford Truck Enthusiasts
t-shirts! We've been promising these for a while and had
many people beg for them over the past several months. The
artist completed the work last week and the design went to
press today. Pricing information will be available this
weekend (after we find out what it will cost to ship them).

The t-shirts are 100% cotton with a front pocket and a design
on the back. Sizes child medium through adult XXXL are
available. For a preview of the design before they go on sale
this weekend:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tshirt.jpg

The image on the web site is 640x480 pixels, the image on the
shirt is hi-resolution with over 1900x1400 pixels. I believe
most everyone will be happy with the design! To those that
entered a design, we haven't forgotten. Our first order of
business after we make some sales is to provide a prize pack
to you. Any announcement will be made with ordering details
this weekend.

Regards to everyone,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:48:58 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Call Me Braindead...

Forwarded for: TNickolsonaol.com

If you are planning any Breakfast or lunches, please plan them for Saturday, I
will heading back to Florida on Sunday, and I have to leave early Sunday to get
back.

That's my two cents.

Tom

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:50:55 -0600
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:

Buy a steering wheel puller at your local auto parts store. Should cost
about 15 to 16 dollars, has an assortment of bolts which fit into the
threads on the wheel, then just tighten the screw type plunger down, and
the wheel pulls off. I did one today on a 57. Good idea to leave the big
nut loosely fitting on the end of the steering shaft to prevent it kicking
up into your face. Good luck.

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From: Dan L. Gable
To: 'pre61-listford-trucks.com'
Subject:
Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 7:40 AM

I am trying to pull the steering wheel of my 57 F100. The nut is off it
want come. Any ideas how? I am also having trouble with the head light
switch.



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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:06:30 -0800
From: Marilyn Boese
Subject: FTE Pre61 - flathead c.i.

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>> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:17:46 -0600
>> From: "Rich Garber"
>> Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: engine
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>> > >I have a 1951 F 1 with a 1958 (223) 6 cy. flathead.
>>
>> If its a flathead, it would be a 215, Last made in
>> 53. (rumors are the 215 was put in some mercs in 54.)
>> 223 was first produced in 54 and is an overhead valve
>> and I think was in production till 64?
>>
>> Rich
>> 54 F100
>Rich,
>I think that if it is a flathead it has to be 51 and earlier and is
>probably a 226 cu in, could be a 254 but they are rare. The 52,3 OHV
>6cyl was the 215, which became the 223 in 54. That series had a "big"
>version too, the 262. They were made thru 64, like you said.
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