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pre61-list-digest Monday, August 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 239

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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Leaky Windshield
FTE Pre61 - 52 Mercury fire truck for sale
Re: FTE Pre61 - Pinion angle
Re: FTE Pre61 - hubcap letters
FTE Pre61 - Under 9 months
FTE Pre61 - trim 56



Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 12:12:03 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Leaky Windshield

In a message dated 8/22/1999 2:42:36 AM, you wrote:

rubber. I think the body man installed it without putting a bead of
silicone down first. Is there anything I can do to fix this short of
removing the windshield.
Thanks , Abe>>

Abe, to answer your question, Yes. If the body man is worth anything at all
and he doesn't like small claims court, you should have him remove and
reinstall the windshield. Windshields properly installed keep out wind and
water. If you paid him a fair price to install it correctly, he has the
responsibility to correct his poor quality workmanship.

53 f100
34 5w
34 Roadster
70 El Camino

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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 12:25:46 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 52 Mercury fire truck for sale

Hi gang. An Internet acquaintance of mine wrote me and he has a 52 Mercury
fire truck for sale. This is a very sharp looking truck. It was restored in
1997 and is immaculate. I could hardly believe how good this thing looked. It
has a 239 Flatty, 2 speed rear end, new brakes, radiator, fresh paint, etc.
He sent me 2 pictures of the truck, including one of the interior. If anyone
is interested in this truck, e-mail me privately and I will tell you more.
52 F-3
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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 11:21:56 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pinion angle

>I need to set the pinion angle on my 50 F-1. Just what is the overall
>objective to this and what would a perfect pinion angle be?

The goal is to have equal but opposite angles between the transmission and
rear end. For instance if your transmission tailshaft points down 7
degrees then you'd want the rear end pinion to point up 7 degrees--equal
but opposite. On top of that I believe (and I could be wrong here) that
the driveshaft itself should be on a 3-5 degree angle. However, on my 50
the tranny and rear end are far from the 'equal but opposite' and
everything works fine--no rattling, vibration, etc. Somebody mentioned the article, which is really good. Also worth checking is They have a very good page on setting up
your rear end--they also sell driveshafts and pinions. If you want to get
a quote from them I'd suggest doing it over the phone--I tried it via the
form on the website and they tried to charge my credit card without giving
me a quote first. The website is very good though.


1950 F1 351C--Edelbrock Manifold #2750 please.
1992 Mustang --The Clutch From HELL!
1965 Mustang--Becoming less likely by the day.

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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 18:29:56 -0400
From: "Bill Robinson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - hubcap letters

Find an artist & pay them to paint the letters.
I've been doing vinyl letters in the sign business for 10 yrs & wouldn't
even consider using vinyl.
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From: Sheldon Rier
Date: Monday, August 09, 1999 1:13 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - hubcap letters

>Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 23:13:33 -0400
>From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - It is Finished!
>> This brings me to a question I asked earlier and got no response: What
>the best way to paint the FORD letters on the stainless hub caps? Is
>>there any prep needed to the stainless?
>Congrats on the truck!!!
>I run a sign shop & suggest that vinyl letters are the best way to go
>you will get great adhesion, nice sharp edges & 70+ colours to choose from
>make sure that you ask for "2 mil cast vinyl" as it has higher gloss &
>take your hub cap down to your local sign shop & they will trace the
>on the hubcap, scan in the tracing & clean up the file to run on their
>cutter - this also works good for tailgates etc
>if you are handy & patient you can also buy some material & hand cut them
>you only have 16 letters to do
>wipe the hub cap off with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol before applying & it
>will last forever
>Sheldon Rier
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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 20:02:22 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Under 9 months

Under 9 months till Pigeon Forge.
Sure wish there was something similar in the Fall.

Paul G.
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Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 18:07:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Stokes
Subject: FTE Pre61 - trim 56

I need to take the windshield out of my 56 and I want to preserve the
chrome trim. The rubber needs to be repalce so destroying the rubber is a
non issue. I am thinking the best way to get this trim out is tl slice
the rubber. ANy thoughts or suggestions? I am spending so much time with
this truck that my wife is beginning to feel like a widow.

56 F-100 "widow maker"

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