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Subject: pre61-list-digest V4 #15
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pre61-list-digest Monday, January 17 2000 Volume 04 : Number 015

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FTE Pre61 - Re: volare clips
FTE Pre61 - Newer engine choices for 53 F100
FTE Pre61 - gas tank for 53
FTE Pre61 - '53 Effie Heater
FTE Pre61 - Valve guide orings



Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 11:18:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: volare clips

I have a MII type coil-over shock suspension on my
'53. It is great if you want to ride low. I think the
Volare allows some adjustment in ride height. I just
recently heard about someone selling a Dodge Dakota
kit, that may work better with a '61. Also if you want
to keep it a 'truck'.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 09:36:33 EST
> From:
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - volare clips
> In a message dated 01/15/2000 5:45:40 AM EST,
> writes:
> <<
> Great question Greg. Do you already have the
> Volare' clip? I need to put
> power steering on my '52 F1 and am also considering
> the Volare' option. Do
> you know the hub-to-hub width; is it the same as
> your '61? I'm also
> interested in hearing from anyone else who has made
> this swap. Phillip
> > >>
> somebody on the list sent me a bunch of pics on his
> instalation of this clip
> in a '53. I do not have those pics with me, they
> are on my hardisc back in
> europe and unfortunatly I cannot remember that
> person's name. everybody says
> that the clip works fine in the effys, I'm not so
> sure that the mopar clip
> would fill up the vast space between fenders in a
> '61 however. I put my
> question forth again, why notch the frame?
> Greg Schnakenberg
> 61 stepside
> 65 custom cab long bed project, (for sale)
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 17:47:07 -0800
From: "Dewayne Reding">
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Newer engine choices for 53 F100

I need to choose and install a newer V8 for my brother-in- law's 53 F100.
We have a good 4 speed transmission from a 54 F250 we would like to use in
an attempt to keep the truck somewhat stock. Will the 54 bellhousing bolt
up to a newer Windsor V8, or do we have to continue searching for an engine
from the same era? A Windsor/late model automatic combo is our last choice.

Dewayne Reding
53 F100

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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 21:17:19 EST
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tank for 53

I am now working on the frame for my truck and was wondering if anyone has
gone to the junk yard and gotten a gas tank that fits in the rear for a 53 -
I am a little apprehensive about riding on that tank- someone told me that
they used a camaro tank to move back there- anyone done this- I also have
some parts if anyone is interested- 4 original wheels/ master cylinder and
steering column with steering box- email me if you need these-
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 21:57:50 -0500
From: John Latsha>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '53 Effie Heater

I've got a '53 Effie I've been working on for awhile (It's up on blocks
for the last year). I found out today that it has the recirculating
heater. According to the shop manual the accessory heaters were either
Fresh-Air or Recirculating type. I removed the heater today and found
that it's the Recirculating type. The fresh air vent on the right
inside fender is blocked off with a plate. According to the shop
manual, the Fresh-air type had controls that either let in fresh air or
recirculated it. Also controls for heat and defroster. Mine just has a
fan and I figure if you don't run the fan, you don't get much heat
transfer thru the heater core. Also there's a valve on the heater hose
at the head (Flathead V-8).

Question I have is, how rare are the Fresh-air heaters? And, if I ever
want to put in AC, such as Classic Air, will they have a heater unit as
well, or do I need to get a Fres-Air type heater before I can even think
about getting AC


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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 19:26:47 -0800
From: Marilyn Boese>
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Valve guide orings

Try chamfering the top of the guide bore and lubing the oring and the
guide bore. You only nedd them on intakes and you can see what you're
doing sorta and even "help" them with a popsickle stick.

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