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pre61-list-digest Thursday, September 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 257

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

FTE Pre61 - F250 Brakes
FTE Pre61 - 1950 fire truck
FTE Pre61 - Re: 6v Solenoid
Re: FTE Pre61 - 12volt radio
FTE Pre61 - gas tanks



Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 07:14:00 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F250 Brakes

I'm considering the "modernizing" Grover's front brakes by installing
the later style dual wheel cylinders as opposed to those single
cylinders (Only ONE piston!!!) that currently are employed to slow the
truck down. It seems to me I'll need to borrow the backing plates and
brake assembly off a later F250. Has anybody tried this? Any
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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."
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Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:10:16 -0400
From: "millert"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1950 fire truck

Seeking 1950 Ford/Maxim fire truck: F8 belonged to Lower Milford Township
Fire Company, Limeport, PA. Sold in 1983 to someone in Maryland. Resold in
1989 to buyer somewhere in N.J. Not looking to buy; searching for
whereabouts or final disposal. Please help!

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Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 22:24:49 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 6v Solenoid

In a message dated 09/08/1999 4:43:13 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

You don't need to change the solonoid. When I converted mine I kept the 6v
solonoid and it worked fine for over a year. However it is a pretty cheap
part and you might want to replace it just for piece of mind.

~Dan >>

What an understatement.
My old 6v solenoid worked fine, lasted about a year... then left me stranded
on a dark county road in Texas. Had to call wife to come tow me home, and in
process burned up clutch on second truck getting it home. A $10 part cost me
$400 clutch. What a night, ha! I would keep a 12v solenoid handy just in case.

Jim '54 Reb
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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 20:26:25 -0700
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 12volt radio

Scott wrote:
>I think that there was talk about this once, a long time ago but I
>don't remember so I'll ask again. What is the best/easiest way to put
>a 12 volt neg ground radio into a truck that is still running 6 volt
>pos ground? I thought that there was a kit or something. Anyone
>remember anything?

Well, the *best* way is probably to convert to 12 volts...
Assuming that you don't wanna do that, the *easiest* way is
to buy a 6-12 volt convertor/isolator. It's been probably 20
years since I bought one, but they used to be available and
probably still are.
I've also built several of them, they aren't too hard to put
together if you don't mind winding your own transformer and
soldering some parts together. I could probably come up with a
schematic if anyone was serious about building their own...


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Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 20:33:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tanks

What year did Ford get rid of the in cab tanks? Was it 55 or 56 or am
I way off?

Do You Yahoo!?
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