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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 03:50:28 -0600 (MDT)
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fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, October 14 1997 Volume 01 : Number 021



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In this issue:

info on F7 engine [Jeff Hazewinkel ]
Need: Ignition Tumbler for 51 F [QNKY92A prodigy.com ( JEANNINE MARIE)]
Re: visor help [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: Our history is now on line [Ken Payne ]
Frustration with repro Ford parts [JRFiero aol.com]
51 grill color [JRFiero aol.com]
F7 engine [rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)]
Re: Frustration with repro Ford parts [Art Starkey

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:30:28 -0500
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: info on F7 engine

I have done a little more investigation into a F7 engine I recently
purchased to put in my F600. It is a model 8EQ-B which my research
indicates was used in 48-50 and was actually a Lincoln engine. I am
looking for someone who may have a 48-50 F7 or F8 with this engine to
see if I can retrieve some info regarding engine mounts and potential
parts sources. Any help would be appreciated.

Jeff

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 13:18:16, -0500
From: QNKY92A prodigy.com ( JEANNINE MARIE)
Subject: Need: Ignition Tumbler for 51 F

Hello,

We recently purchased a '51 F1, and now are in need of the ignition
tumbler (it went bad after we bought it). We've checked our usual
sources and all they have is the ignition switch housing for the '51.



Can anyone help?

Jared & Jeannine Cascadden
email QNKY92A prodigy.com

'51 F1 flathead 6
'57 F100 big window short bed 292 (soon perhaps a 312 t-bird)

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 18:41:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: visor help

At 05:07 AM 10/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I have an aftermarket visor for my '53 F100 that I bought at the
>Greatwoods swap meet 2 years ago but when I finally tried to install it
>I discovered that the end brackets or hinges are incorrect - do any of
>you experts out there have a solution? The brackets I have are for a
>curved A-pillar like a (gasp) CHEVY! - Mick at prices ma.ultranet.com

Have you checked with any good machine shops to see if they could
fabricate brackets?

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 19:18:02 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Our history is now on line

I've kept a file of our history since nearly the beginning.
I just put it up on the web site. Some of you might find
it interesting.

Ken

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:24:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Frustration with repro Ford parts

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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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:27:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: 51 grill color

What color were the 51-52 grilles? I have several ads showing them body
color, and some other docs which speak about the Argent (silver) color
option. But a lot of people paint theirs that cream, or beige, or off white,
or whatever color it is. Was that an option, or did the standard change
during the two year production, or what? What's it called, and where can a
person get it?
Saw a really sweet 51 F1 6cyl at Fall Carlisle. I mean damn close to
perfect. Price on it was $12,900. Don't know if he sold it there, I know he
was planning to take it to Hershey this last weekend. My wife asked 'why
didn' t you buy it?' Best I could come up with 'it was too nice.' I use
mine. Also it wasn't a V8. Anyway, it had the beige grill.
My grill (51 F1 V8) is white, which I know is wrong, and its a little too
bright. If I'm going to do anything with it, besides replacing it with a
chrome one, I thought I'd use a correct color.

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:04:34 -0800
From: rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)
Subject: F7 engine

Jeff H. writes:
"I have done a little more investigation into a F7 engine I recently
purchased to put in my F600. It is a model 8EQ-B which my research
indicates was used in 48-50 and was actually a Lincoln engine."

Jeff,
I don't know if I can help you yet, I would like some information from you. Please describe the engine, is it a front or side dist, where are the water outlets on the head, at the center top or at the front through a water outlet piece? It may be related to the 8BA engine which Ford introduced in cars in 49, but I think it was used in 48 for the trucks. For the big trucks it probably had a different displacement and maybe different heads for higher compression.
Thanks,
Roger Meier

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:18:08 -0700
From: Art Starkey
Subject: Re: Frustration with repro Ford parts

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
checking it wasn't the part it was my car or truck that wasn't right ( ie
tail light wouldn't fit rear fender was tweeked so it was not their fault! )....


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