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pre61-list Digest Tue, 20 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 040

In This Issue:
Mustang II suspension
ADMIN: FTE Web store
Re: Mustang II suspension
Drop Axil for a '49 F1
Re: Drop Axil for a '49 F1

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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 09:07:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister <fordf100usa.com>
Subject: Mustang II suspension


I bought a Fat-Man Fabrication cross member, welded it in, welded in boxing
plates, then found the spindles and upper and lower arms at a salvage yard.

I bought brake adapters from one of the advertisers in one of the magazines.
You can use Ford or Camaro calipers.  I tried the brackets for the Ford
calipers, but they wouldn't fit without grinding/drilling, so I swapped for
the Camaro ones.

I bought Granada rotors at Auto-Zone, bolted everything up, and after a few
adjustments had it working.

I have a HO Mustang 5.0 engine, with the dual sump pan, and the engine fits
over the rack just like in the Fox mustangs.

My truck handles great!  I have had a GM enthusiast drive it and express
total surprise at how well it handles.  I am as comfortable driving on
curves, narrow roads, etc as with any vehicle I have owned (and that's been
plenty).

We took a cross-country trip in December 2000, driving about 1800 miles.
Still happy with the front-end.

Winford Rister
McKinney, Texas

54F100 - All Ford. 5.0 EFI engine
96 Mustang GT
91 Explorer xlt 4x4 173K and counting
98 Explorer xlt v8 awd.


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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 12:26:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayneford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: FTE Web store


Many new Ford licensed reproduction manuals and decals have been
added to the FTE online store today.  If you have not checked out
the store lately, check it out.  What you may not have been able
to find before you may find now.  We even have 1976-present day
of month production decals!

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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From: A64F100aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 15:51:43 EST
Subject: Re: Mustang II suspension

Winford,

A question about the brakes... I just bought a fatman crossmember and am in
the process of putting it all on.  I want an 11-inch brake kit, but I was
looking at one with granada rotors and camaro calipers, and for brake pads it
said it used "modified" brake pads.  My concern, is that I want brake pads
that I can buy at any auto parts store (i.e. pep boys or auto zone) where in
my experience most of the parts counter employees dont know any more than
their computer tells them. so my question is What brake pads do you use on
yours, and how well do they work? Have you had to modify anything?

thanks,
Scott L









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From: "Debi & Rick Maxted" <drmaxtedhotmail.com>
Subject: Drop Axil for a '49 F1
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 00:23:20


Hello All,

Anyone know if there is an available drop axle for the '49 - 50+ trucks?
I would like to keep my '49 front end just lower it a few inches. I guess
mono springs can do some of the drop. Any suggestions a help.

Thanks,
Rick

'50 F1 Complete(er, for now)
'49 F1 WIP


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From: "Bill" <50fordstarband.net>
Subject: Re: Drop Axil for a '49 F1
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:11:25 -0500


How bout some of those reversed eye springs. Saw them in Sac Vintage
catalog. Depends on the amount of drop your looking for.


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