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pre61-list-digest Monday, October 18 1999 Volume 03 : Number 302

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring
FTE Pre61 - fender panel replacement
FTE Pre61 - When is it still a Ford?



Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 07:45:44 -0400
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

I bought my F1 harness from Sacremento Vintage Ford-- it was an easy job--
went in a couple of hours-- not at all difficult, the directions were clear
and concise. Price was right as well. I did talk to someone here (Wash DC)
who had his truck done by a mechanic and the old boy charged him $1500 to do
it. Now, I will rewire F1's all day long for that kind of $$. This is not
complicated-- just be sure to check, recheck and double check all of your
connnections before firing up. I had 2 wires on the wrong terminal along
with the wire through the inductive coupled ammeter going in the wrong
direction-- allowing the ammeter to show a discharge when charging and a
charge when discharging-- a polarity reversal error. Rerouted the cable--
no problem.

Good luck.

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From: Steve Schnitz
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 1999 6:50 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

> Hi could someone please send a list of places i can order new wiring for
> 1948 F-1.
> I would like it to look orginal. Thanks.
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 10:38:10 -0500
From: "Steve Schnitz"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

G.L. Perry Thanks for your help. Yes I'm from Huntington. I live on Stoney
Hurst Bend. Was surprize to see a guy from Huntington answer. 356-0935. I
had my truck in the show at downtown Huntington at Georges dog House and won
and at Lime city crusiers show at Hiers park and won. You probally saw my
truck there. Nice hearing from you Steve
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From: Gary L. Perry
Date: Sunday, October 17, 1999 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wiring

>First; check links on web-sites, best source for companies.
>"Stovebolt" (sorry!) truck site has good links for all brands.
>Second; try the following:
> Recks and Relics Ford Trucks
> Hamilton, OH
> Obsolete Ford Parts (great cat. and source)
> Oklahoma City, OK
> 405-631-3933 no known web site.
> Sacramento Vintage Ford (Most beautiful Catalogue)
> 1-888-Ford-100
> 916-489-3444
> Most offer original and newer PVC covered wire harnesses. There
> is a company that does just original veh. harnesses in East....maybe
> "Rhode Island Wiring"?...can't find there cat. here now.
> Check "links". "G"
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 17:40:41 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - fender panel replacement

Hi Gang. Just recieved my front and rear replacement panels for my 52 F-3. I
am unsure of the right way to measure the old panel to make my cut. I don't
want to cut too much metal off and have a short fender. Any of you guys that
have done this before tell me how it's done?

'52 F-3
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 19:02:36 EDT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - When is it still a Ford?

Is it still
a Ford? DARN TOOTIN' BETCHA!!!, but it is MY ford.
"Mike" Michels

Mike, I'm not sure what the answer is. The only thing of which I am sure is,
I do have opinions. The same question gets asked in the medical field. When
is Harry not Harry anymore? He has had a liver, heart, lung and two cornea
transplants. Is he still Harry or does he became someone else? Maybe after
50% has been transplanted he is transformed. I don't know. My feeling is if
Harry still answers to "Harry" he is Harry. Did you see this months issue of
"Classic Truck?" There is Ford Flatbed with Chevy frame, engine and drive
line. The only thing that is Ford, is the cab. Is it a Ford? It looks like
a Ford. Don't know. Is it a Duck?
About that widening on your rear window for the "Blind" spots. Myself being
in grammar school in the late 50's also, I have noticed the blind spots
getting bigger as I get older. I see some people turn their necks and look
out their back windows without moving their shoulders. How do they do that?
That is why I love driving my roadster. No blind spots. The nice thing
about driving our "Beauties" is that most people are looking at our
"Machines" so when we don't see them because of blind spots, it's ok. I
really do think that is why there are so very few Classics/Rods involved in
accidents. People are looking at our cars and running into someone else.
Maybe we should tell our insurance companies about this theory.
And lastly.....what Ford hubcaps fit the Corvette Rallye? I'm running Wheels
Vintiques with beauty rims on my f100 now and 8" Rallyes on my El Camino. I
have always thought the Vette Rallyes are the greatest looking wheel on
Earth. I have an extra set of Rallyes but didn't know that there were any
Ford caps that would fit.
Keep up the good work Mike and yes you still have a Ford. Your Ford!!
1953 f100
1934 5w
1934 roadster
1970 El Camino
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