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fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, October 15 1997 Volume 01 : Number 022



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In this issue:

'52 F1 Pickup [Tyler ]
Re: Frustration with repro Ford parts [R Garber ]
1948 F7 [mulberry ipa.net (Mulberry Lumber & Pallet Company | H.R.Stribli]
Re: 1948 F7 [Jeff Hazewinkel ]
Repo Parts [Paul ]
F-7 Truck Engine [csedgwick snet.net]
Re: Repo Parts [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 06:34:24 -0700
From: Tyler
Subject: '52 F1 Pickup

I'm doing some research for my brother who inherited my grandfather's
'52 pickup. S/N F1D2NR15138. Need to know where I can get books,
manuals, and any other important information regarding restoration for
this truck.

TIA,
Tyler
Middletown, Maryland

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 06:21:27 -0500
From: R Garber
Subject: Re: Frustration with repro Ford parts

At 11:18 PM 10/13/97 -0700, you wrote:
>At 09:24 PM 10/13/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> Well, I spent way too long doing what should have been a quick and easy
>>improvement to my 51 F1, and I'm pi...d, er, frustrated. I've purchased too
>>many repro parts which don't fit.
>> One of my parking lights didn't work. The little spring behind the
>>cardboard which pushes the contact against the bulb was rusted away. So I
>>could have bought a new socket, and used the spring and wire, and be done
>>with it. But, the lens is cracked, faded, etc, and each piece has a little
>>rust, so why not, lets buy a whole new parking light unit, stainless door and
>>all. So I bought two of them at Carlisle, from everybody's favorite Dennis
>>Carpenter.
>> Well, they're not even close. After grinding and bending successive
>>pieces of them which differed from the original, I ended up using only the
>>wire, spring, and the lens from one of them. I'm sending the rest of it all
>>back. I won't bore you with details unless somebody asks, but even the
>>stainless door was different than the original and wouldn't fit. Jeez.
>> Maybe these guys all get the repro parts from the same manufacturer, but
>>I've also had some bad stuff from Early Ford. I've purchased quite a bit of
>>'stuff' this year at the four Carlisle meets I've been to, and only attempted
>>to install a small percentage of it. Now I'm worried that it won't fit!
>> Anybody got any experiences? I didn't get my Mac's catalog yet (website
>>sponsor) so I can't say anything about their stuff.
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>> Did you ever think maybe your grill isn't a 51 or maybe it's tweeked I
>have bought many parts from Carpenter when they wouldn't fit I got to

I just needed to comment. You have to be carefull with what you order and that
your ordering the right part. The good thing is that if it won't fit
carpenteur or the
others make a living selling parts so customer service is very good. Not
all the
repro parts are made in the same place some are made overseas and are of bad
quality.Alot of people have talked about JCWitney on this list and (from
exp.) I would not order anything from them (I wasted enough money on my
first project)talk
about questionable quality.Be real careful and get on the phone and let them
know
I'm sure they will take care of you.

Rich

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 08:17:37 -0500 (CDT)
From: mulberry ipa.net (Mulberry Lumber & Pallet Company | H.R.Stribling |)
Subject: 1948 F7

Re: Jeff Hazewinkel---info on F7 engine

Jeff-have '48 F7 . The engine in mine is a a Lincoln, the left head (driver
side) had "Lincoln 8EQ-B" on it and the right head has "FOMOCO 8EQ-B". Carb
is a Holley with a "Centri-Vac" Governor. Based on what others on this list
have told me and what I have dug up the engine had a CID of 336.7, 3.50
bore, 4.38 strike and develops 145 hp 3600 rpm, with 225 ft lb of torgue.
There are two top and two bottom water inlets-outlets. Mine has a "plate"
ont he top back of the intake manifold where the mechanical fuel pump would
mount. Distributor is on oposite side. If this matches what you have let me
know and I'll measure or take pictures of what you need. Had the engine
running well until the starter ceased working. So thats my next project. As
far as I know my truck is basically intact but bedless.

H.R.

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 08:55:06 -0500
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: Re: 1948 F7

What you have described below is exactly what I have. I was able to
find a repair manual for a 49 that provides some helpful information
also and I will share the starter info with you if you would like. I
would greatly appreciate measurements and photos of the engine mounting
if possible.

Thanks
Jeff



Mulberry Lumber & Pallet Company | H.R.Stribling | wrote:
>
> Re: Jeff Hazewinkel---info on F7 engine
>
> Jeff-have '48 F7 . The engine in mine is a a Lincoln, the left head (driver
> side) had "Lincoln 8EQ-B" on it and the right head has "FOMOCO 8EQ-B". Carb
> is a Holley with a "Centri-Vac" Governor. Based on what others on this list
> have told me and what I have dug up the engine had a CID of 336.7, 3.50
> bore, 4.38 strike and develops 145 hp 3600 rpm, with 225 ft lb of torgue.
> There are two top and two bottom water inlets-outlets. Mine has a "plate"
> ont he top back of the intake manifold where the mechanical fuel pump would
> mount. Distributor is on oposite side. If this matches what you have let me
> know and I'll measure or take pictures of what you need. Had the engine
> running well until the starter ceased working. So thats my next project. As
> far as I know my truck is basically intact but bedless.
>
> H.R.
>
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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 16:26:41 -0700
From: Paul
Subject: Repo Parts

It seems like everyone sells the same parts. Is there one company who
makes most the repo parts? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

Paul G.
"The Beast"

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 20:25:18 -0700
From: csedgwick snet.net
Subject: F-7 Truck Engine

The truck engine should be 337ci.
The transmission it hooked to was a Clark 5 speed, 2 versions, 5th
direct and 5th overdrive.
The bellhousings are different, won't hook up to a 48-52 trans.
I don't know what year your F600 is, but for 48 to 52 there were 3
distinct sets of front fenders, F-1, F-2 - F-6, and F-7 - F-8. We did
some measuring years ago, don't think the engine compartment is big
enough on an F-6.

I'm looking at the shop manual for these, doesn't really show and I
can't remember precisely, but I think the front mounts are similar to an
R engine, but closer together.

I have a scanner, if a copy of anything would help, let me know.

Good luck,
Ed

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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 22:27:17 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Repo Parts

At 04:26 PM 10/14/97 -0700, you wrote:
>It seems like everyone sells the same parts. Is there one company who
>makes most the repo parts? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?
>
>Paul G.
>"The Beast"

Dennis Carpenter seems to make all the rubber trim in the industry.
When I've been to swap meets and two of the local places all their
rubber had Dennis Carpenter on the package. Funny thing is that....


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