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pre61-list-digest Saturday, October 30 1999 Volume 03 : Number 314



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help
Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help
FTE Pre61 - Flathead help
FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps for an F-2... the Eagle Has LANDED!
FTE Pre61 - Gas tank for '52 F-1

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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 09:24:49 -0400
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help

At 07:16 PM 10/28/1999 -0700, Alan S. Finch wrote:
>I'm new to the restoration stuff. I'm trying to find a good V-8 block to
>start on a 48,49 F-6. All my blocks have cracks in them. Can these be
>repaired or are there places that I can find a good block or engine?
>Thanks. asf bentonrea.com

That depends on the size of the crack and where it is. The T.ex Smith and
Frank Oddo books on Flatheads both talk about crack repair.

Some other great resources on the net for Flathead engines are the e-mail
list on onelist.com (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/flatheadfordv8 to
subscribe) and a bulletin board at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.classicar.com/chatframes/flatheadframe.htm.

I've got a few other links at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/Cars/Links.html,
but this is not at all complete.

Good luck with the F-6

Tom Teixeira '35 pickup http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/35Pickup.html

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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 16:59:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ed Ellston
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help

Tom:

Thanks for the great links. I'm currently working on
a list of vendors for truck parts and supplies. I'm
sure I'll find lots of good stuff at these sites.

Ed

55 F-100

- --- "Thomas J. Teixeira" wrote:
> At 07:16 PM 10/28/1999 -0700, Alan S. Finch wrote:
> >I'm new to the restoration stuff. I'm trying to
> find a good V-8 block to
> >start on a 48,49 F-6. All my blocks have cracks in
> them. Can these be
> >repaired or are there places that I can find a good
> block or engine?
> >Thanks. asf bentonrea.com
>
> That depends on the size of the crack and where it
> is. The T.ex Smith and
> Frank Oddo books on Flatheads both talk about crack
> repair.
>
> Some other great resources on the net for Flathead
> engines are the e-mail
> list on onelist.com
> (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/flatheadfordv8 to
> subscribe) and a bulletin board at
>
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.classicar.com/chatframes/flatheadframe.htm.
>
> I've got a few other links at
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/Cars/Links.html,
> but this is not at all complete.
>
> Good luck with the F-6
>
> Tom Teixeira '35 pickup
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/35Pickup.html
>
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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 20:31:53 -0500
From: "Terry"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help

Yes you can repair the blocks with exellent results. I assume the blocks are
cracked between the valve seats. There are modern tecniques that work well.
You do have to bore the old seat out and install hard ones, but that needs
to be done anyway. I havent up with other places that did this. I used to do
them about ten years ago with no problems. I have a 41 business coupe that
is suspect of cracks, so I will be doing another block when the time comes.
Over the years I have seen blocks repaired with silver brazing, brass,
silicon bronze, and even drilling a hole between the valve seats and tapping
with a pipe thread. Then running a pipe plug in and machining everything
back with new seats. All these ways had mixed results. Modern day welding of
cast iron has come a long way compared to 50 years ago.

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 19:16:56 -0700
From: "Alan S. Finch"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead help

I'm new to the restoration stuff. I'm trying to find a good V-8 block to
start on a 48,49 F-6. All my blocks have cracks in them. Can these be
repaired or are there places that I can find a good block or engine?
Thanks. asf bentonrea.com




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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:18:13 EDT
From: BeanUh1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Hub Caps for an F-2... the Eagle Has LANDED!

Finally after a year and a half--- I found hubcaps for my 3/4 ton F-2 52. I
am in Hog Heaven... Didn't think I would ever find them--- but thanks to you
all, I was successful. I thought that the hub caps would the easiest thing
to find in my restoration, but I was wrong. Thanks!! Mike Bina In Indy....
Go Colts
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Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 00:35:25 EDT
From: Flathead52 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas tank for '52 F-1

Has anyone got rid of their stock cab mounted fuel tank? And if so what did
you use instead? I would like to fine something to bolt in between the frame
rails all the way in the back. Without spending a lot of money.

Tom
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