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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, October 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 288

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FTE Pre61 - 1962 Ford F100 Stepside for sale
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Second FTE server
FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Restoration



Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:34:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Vince Strazzabosco
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1962 Ford F100 Stepside for sale

Okay, I have to sell this thing because I have neither
the time or money to keep it. I've had it all of a
month, my rent's gone up, and I'm now working two

It's a green 1962 Ford F100 Stepside, with a neat
ladder rack and diamond plate aluminum bed liner. It
makes a great work truck, or you could even make a
cool street machine out of it.

It's green and in pretty nice shape, needs a battery,
but does run alright. Heck, I hauled two motorcycles
from San Pablo to Pacifica (where I live, near SF)
just a few nights ago. Mileage is probably about 150k.
Original inline six and three on the tree
transmission. Diff has been replaced, and the brakes
work pretty good.

I'm anxious to get this truck off to a good home, so
I'm asking $1800 or best offer. The sooner, the
better, so hurry up!



(650) 738-0944 or


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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 22:03:24 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Second FTE server

Here we grow again!

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has once again outgrown the capacity
of our server. We are in the process of ordering a fractional
T1 line which will allow us to host the site directly from
our home. The time to install is approximately 60+ days.
This will give us a ton of extra capacity and allow us to
offer many more features to our users because our web space
will increase to 10+ gigabytes. Currently, we use about
the same "constant" bandwidth of a 64k ISDN channel and a
peak bandwidth of 5 ISDN channels. Our new capacity will
be about 8 ISDN channels with peak allowances of 10 channels.

In the meantime, our server has gotten slower and we've taken
steps that should have an immediate improvement beginning
this evening. Ford Truck Enthusiasts is now operating on
two servers instead of one. The second server reduces the
load on our current system by about 40%. Expect to see
dramatic improvements in speed.

The second server gives us an additional 350 meg of drive
space. The list archives will be brought back on line in
the next week! Our costs have skyrocketed over the last
6 months. We'll be having a big holiday season sale and
a special promotion in order to pay for all this. As always,
the goal of this is to keep the system free for you and
the mailing lists free from ads. The sale will be conducted
on the web site, not the lists.

Those of you who've been with us a while (Hi Deacon!) know
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:57:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Restoration

Like I wrote earlier I have about $15,000 invested
in my '53. The body and bed are restored. I have a
modified 400 ci ford w/ Cleveland heads. An IFS,
PS, Power Disc Brakes, C6, 9" Ford rear, 750 Carter,
Edelbrock intake, Sanderson Headers, Crane cam,
Mallory Dist, AM/FM/CD, etc. I did all this because
this is my truck, it's unique in all the world. If
I paid $250,000 for a Red Farrari, I could drive into
the country club(if I belonged to one) and park next
to it's twin. In this world of cookie cutter
automobiles (and trucks), it is only the street rod
that has soul. You cannot by or sell soul. What is
priceless to me, may be worth little to someone
else. If I were to try to sell my '53 F100, I would be
better off with a mundane sbc motor, than my radical
Ford. Also something that is original will sell faster
than a highly modified version and while neither will
recoup all his investment, the least modified will
do best.
I think you can modify an original in the following
Safety devices, such as Seat Belts and Power disc
Performance enhancments that were available to the
original owner, such as Dual Carbs, Cams.
Reliability enhancement, such as Electronic Ignition,
12V Electrics with alternator.
Drivability enhancement such as Power Steering.
Comfort enhancement such as Air Conditioning, tinted
Chrome add-ons that might have been available to the
original owner.
You shouldn't do anything that cuts metal and you
should save all the parts that you removed.
I have my eye on a '52 Ford coupe. It would make a
great Flathead nostalgia car. Dual carbs,electronic
ignition, PS, PDB. AOD tranny. Tilt, cruise, Air,
AM/FM/CD, custom roll&pleated interior, etc. I am
still working on the F100, so I can't do that yet.
Dan Lee
'53 F100

> > >Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 22:28:09 EDT
> > >From:
> > >Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 restoration
> >
> > > thanks for all the advice on this list- a small
> > >update-and I would
> > >like
> > >opinions- I was the guy that had just got the 53
> and
> > >was looking for
> > >info-
> > >after digging around all weekend I may have
> decided
> > >not to do all the
> > >street
> > >rod changes on my truck- I have found after
> getting
> > >it running( and it
> > >purrs
> > >like a kitten) that the only things that are not
> > >stock on this truck is
> > >a
> > >paint job(decent), a 12 volt battery and
> alternator,
> > >and different
> > >wheels-the
> > >original 5 bolt 16" wheel were in the bed. While
> > >diiging around in the
> > >glove
> > >box I found the original sales receipt from 53
> and
> > >the registration
> > >from each
> > >year from 53 -70's-I am now the 4th owner- I am
> > >begining to think that
> > >this
> > >truck will be worth more if I go back stock than
> if I
> > >do it up-
> > >questions-
> > >how much can you change this truck before it
> loses
> > >value? do you have
> > >to
> > >paint it with original colors- can you put chrome
> > >under the hood and
> > >nice
> > >wheels or will that reduce its value- thanks
> larry
> >
> > >(
> > >Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 22:47:44 EDT
> > >From:
> > >Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 restoration
> >
> > >There are a couple of questions to ask yourself,
> are
> > >you doing this as
> > >an
> > >investment or are you doing it for yourself and
> the
> > >love of the truck.
> > >If it
> > >is the first one, bring it back to 100% stock. If
> you
> > >are doing it for
> > >the
> > >second one, do anything you want but make no
> > >irreversable changes to
> > >the
> > >truck, and keep all the original parts you
> remove.
> >
> > >Erik
> > >1960 f-100 Custom


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