fordtrucks-digest Monday, February 9 1998 Volume 02 : Number 036
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
Re: 272 front motor mount [mcat epix.net]
Hubs ["Darlene Wilkinson" ]
292 Oil tube [Thomas Kurzawski ]
Re: Recommended Books [TNickolson aol.com]
Re:OOPS [Ray Cardogno ]
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 98 09:15:47 PST
From: mcat epix.net
Subject: Re: 272 front motor mount
My ford parts book shows the rubber muont to be the same up through
the 700 series with the 272 engine.
- --- On Sun, 8 Feb 1998 00:07:18 -0400 Ray Cardogno
>I have a motor that likes to jump up in the front causing a nasty
>fan-to-shroud destructive racket when I really need lots of torque. Since
>this only happens occaisionally I have not fixed it yet (does anyone else
>procrastinate or is it only me?). My question is this: Is the front motor
>mount for my 54 C-600 272 y-block the same as the one's available for the
>smaller F-100's? I'm talking about the rubber center part of the mount.
>not, where will I find the correct one in new condition? I have nothing
>compare to as my only F-100 has been Volare-ized with a mopar 360. Thanks
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I have a 1959 Ford F-250 Factory 4x4. I have installed a set of Warn
Premium Locking Hubs to save some wear and tear on the front drive line.
Has anyone ever done this and if so what were the problems encountered if
any? Winter has hit here with a vengence so I am unable to test out my new
hubs. Any comments would be welcome.This truck is a frame off restoration
and due to excessive salting of the roads here in winter I'd rather not
subject it to the roads here until spring.
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 1998 19:54:23 -0600
From: Thomas Kurzawski
Subject: 292 Oil tube
I looked it up in the 58 Shop manual and the Drain tube was stock for this
year "Y" Block or maybe only for the 292 I not sure how to read this. The
six cylinder engine however had a oil in take tube and drain tube back to
the valley pan. My 292 hat the oil return line "tube" crimped closed and it
was still running. In regards to the fabrication you need a "hold down
bracket and a tube with a fitting that sits in a hole of the rocker
assembly. Considering that on my 292 no Oil reaches the rocker assembly the
normal way anymore and from what I have been told, that is kind of normal,
don't waste your time and install a after market oiler assembly
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 20:53:07 EST
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: Recommended Books
Two books that come to mind are
"Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead", by Ron Bishop: This is a good book for
the guy that is restoring his truck because it gives you a lot of trouble
"Thunder Road Flathead" by Bill Sinclair: I followed the spects when I rebuild
and "SOUPED" up my truck. The engine runs beautiful.
1951 FORD service manual with the 52 supplement.
I used these three books when I was restoring my truck. I have more but these
were very helpful.
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 00:45:55 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
>I have a 55 and the stock color on it is black. My block is a 239 with the
>1 bbl carb
*oops* I mean 2 bbl.
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