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pre61-list-digest Monday, August 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 225

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Wiring for column
FTE Pre61 - 390 Normal engine temp
FTE Pre61 - Tie-downs
FTE Pre61 - It is Finished!
FTE Pre61 - Old Fords on TV
FTE Pre61 - Swapped ID Plates
FTE Pre61 - Gloveboxes plus
FTE Pre61 - Good '49 cab for sale



Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 09:59:45 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring for column

Hello all
I got a steering column off a 1978 ford van for my F-1 it has self
canceling turn singles. I also got the pigtail so I can wire them up to my
truck. Does anyone have any wiring information on this? I need to know
which wires are for the turn singles. It also has a neutral safety switch
that I wont need.

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Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 09:59:12 -0700
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 390 Normal engine temp

Well Jeff, Mine ran around 195 -200 degrees. It stays there pretty
constant too.. wheather pinging or not. I'm not sure what the normal is
exactly but someone in this group mentioned it before. I believe it
would be right around 190 - 220 though..

> Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 05:43:10 MST
> From: "Jeff Thomas"
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 390 pinging after 55 mph.
> Hi,Tulio, In your post you mention "normal parameters" for heat. What temp
> does your 390 run at?
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Tulio Solorzano
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'79 HD Sportster

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Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 19:16:47 -0700
From: Ken Toop
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Tie-downs

Here's a question for the resto experts. I always assumed the tie-downs on
my '57 F-100 long-bed were put on by the apple farmer who owned it in the
'60's, but, while watching the Walt Disney movie, The Parent Trap, I
noticed the twins' father drove a blue '60 F-100 with the exact same
tie-downs. Were they a factory option, or maybe a dealer installed item?

'57 F-100 long-bed 5.0 4V T5 3.70

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Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 23:13:33 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - It is Finished!

Fellow FTE'ers:
My '54 F-100 is out of the body shop and is awaiting PA State
Inspection! After more than a year in the body shop "Old Betsy" is
sitting pretty and looking good waiting for the window sticker. There is
some minor cleaning and detailing to do but it sure feels good to have
the truck back and ready to go. I drove it on the back road to the
garage and it sure felt good to be behind the wheel. The cream colored
grille looks especially good against the meadow green body. The new
hubcaps will look good on the green wheels.
This brings me to a question I asked earlier and got no response: What
is the best way to paint the FORD letters on the stainless hub caps? Is
there any prep needed to the stainless?
Thanks, Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 23:20:10 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Old Fords on TV

This winter when the list was slow we started a thread on Fords on TV
and movies. Our local cable finally got us Nicholodian's TV Land.
Sanford and Son is on and Fred's truck is a '51 or '52 as the grille is
easily seen at the opening of the show.
Has anyone seen the Crest commercial featuring older, rural folks with
a '55 COE in the background?
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Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 20:49:46 -0700
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Swapped ID Plates wrote:

> Perhaps your donor
> vehicles had their vin plates fall prey to the ole switcharoo. Most military
> vehicles also had a special plate attached with identification data per their
> order specifications.

I worked in an Air Force motor pool in Nashville in 1966 & 67. It wasn't
unusual to swap stuff, including ID plates, around. Some things we "had" to get
rid of, some we "wanted" to get rid of. You get the picture.

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 00:31:32 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gloveboxes plus

There was a post a couple of weeks back on floppy gloveboxes. I think you
can get new springs from Sacramento Vintage. I took my glovebox out to
repaint the cardboard and just about fried my brain getting the springs back
in the right way - but they do hold just fine.

Just got back from a week trip to the Sierras in the 57 F100 - no trouble
from the Fordomatic although I could use a radiator shroud on those hot
upgrades. She was able to keep up with traffic most of the time, except on
the bay area freeways and on hiway 17 from Santa Cruz. When the sign says a
45 curve, better not be going faster.

For you 57-60 fans, there were still quite a few out there earning a living.

All the best
Al with the no-name 57

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Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 22:04:04 -0800
From: Brad Evans
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Good '49 cab for sale

I have a good California 1949 cab for sale along with many other parts. Cab

For Sale:

Good '49 Cab $500.00 and miscellaneous parts
V8 (239 Core)
4 speed trans
stock rear end
stop by!!


I am looking for good parts for my F-1 "Ford 1948-49-50"
Parts wanted list (no rust please):

Steering wheel
Lower Front fender panels,
Runner boards,
Rear view mirror (L & or R) on post that mounts on door hinge
Gravel shield or splash aprons (sheet metal pieces that bolt under
front of engine & in front of radiator)
Stock rear bumper
Rear fenders & brackets
good tailgate
Dash cluster with speedometer
Parking lite lenses
Any stock upgrades or extras tools (dome lite, radio, etc.)
NOS Original ignition switch and NOS door locks with keys
Anything else you have for '48 '49 or 1950 F-1 that's in great shape
Any 48 to 50 original tools

Brad Evans
P.O. Box 163
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924

TELE: 530-272-5916
FAX: 530-273-5636 _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
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