Am looking at a 57 T700 Big Job. Can't tell for sure if the first VIN digit is a 1, I, or T, am assuming it is T. Anyway, VIN is T(?)70N7U34982, date 22F, trans U, axle 16, GVW 28000, 172hp @ 3600, DSO 440202. Exactly what Y block did these things have? How hard is it to find brake parts? Thank you in advance!
Yes, it's "t". T70 equals T-700. '57 should be either a 272 HD for 700, and smaller, or could be when they went to the large motors. In that case, it should be either a 302, or 332 Lincoln Y-block. Most brake parts can be had from NAPA.
Thanks guys. As always, Bill, your decode is so detailed. Unfortunately the truck was up for silent auction and my low ball bid was much to low. Too bad, it would have made a real neat work truck. Hope the successful bidder wasn't a scrapper.
Hey NumberDummy,I need ppl like you to advise me where to access parts for older Fords.And btw I know a couple ppl retired from the Ford Truck plant in Louisville as thats where I grew up.Did you happen to retire from there or CA?
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