Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 03:50:25 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, November 20 1997 Volume 01 : Number 055

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In this issue:

snowbank to hot-tank (50 F2) [anthony g moore ]
Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead [TNickolson]
Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead [Jan ]
Re: snowbank to hot-tank (50 F2) ["R. Garber" ]



Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 03:44:32 -0900
From: anthony g moore
Subject: snowbank to hot-tank (50 F2)

Greetings, Wow! A veritable flood of information from one simple inquiry!
Thanks to Rich, Jeff (ha ha) and Todd for the promt responses. It seems that
a couple of grand ain't to shabby for parts & labor to rebuild the
flathead...I am learning. The Kanter Co. has several prices that are the
best to date; I have ordered their catalog.
The block goes in to the shop today for slow-cook and magnaflux. I will
keep you all informed and no doubt be back with more basic questions. Thanks
again from Fairbanks.... Tony


Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 14:19:55 -0500 (EST)
From: TNickolson
Subject: Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead

It cost me about $2,000.00 and I furnished most of the new parts. I did not
skimp on the parts, I don't plan on doing it again, seeing that I only put 50
miles a week on the truck. Their are many good sources for standard parts and
as I did 50's style hot rod equipment. I had a lot of fun doing it. I am glad
I didn't drop in a late model FORD engine. I get more conversation from
people getting a kick out of " The Good Old Days"

Good Luck

Tom Nickolson


Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 18:46:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Jan
Subject: Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead

Just had my 55 V232 flathead rebuilt this summer
in LA for $2,200, plus another $600 in fine adjustments
over the next month after rebuilding. For what it's worth.


On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Jeff Hazewinkel wrote:

> When I first was investigating having my flathead rebuilt those were the
> numbers I was seeing. I received price quotes from three sources for
> parts and the lowest for parts was about $1400 and labor would not take
> long to add up to over $2000. I ended up buying a rebuilt engine for
> $1000 from another source, the only catch was that the rebuilt engine
> came with another truck to restore.
> anthony g moore wrote:
> >
> > Greetings from the frozen north! I am restoring a 1950 F2 flatbed flathead.
> > The local engine shop wants $2200 for a total engine rebuild, pistons, turn
> > crank etc. My question is, isn't this a bit excessive ? Does anyone have
> > quotes from other areas I can compare this to ? (this is only for the
> > short-block by the way...) Thanks, Tony
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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:51:19 -0600
From: "R. Garber"
Subject: Re: snowbank to hot-tank (50 F2)

. Thanks
>again from Fairbanks.... Tony
Wow, I thought I was up-north! At least I know
I'll be in shorts by may. Good Luck.

Rich, not so far up north, WI


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