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pre61-list Digest Mon, 03 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 116

In This Issue:
Re: Flatheads
Starting an engine that has been sitting
Bed Bolts
240 0r 300 CID ?


From: "Terry">
Subject: Re: Flatheads
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 00:26:47 -0500

Would a guy be able to swap a 52 car flathead into a 52 truck? Are the
engines the same or not? Main question is are the fuel pumps

I gotta ask why you would think there is any significant differences in the
motor itself? What would be so differet in the fuel pumps that would not
allow interchangability? I would be looking at the most obvious dirfferences
like oil pan sump location which is the problem with later model trucks.
Anything should be able to be swapped out, outher wise the blocks would be
different. That would be a total waste if it were the case. I find rebuilt
flathead fuel pumps at swap meets for less than $6. I dont see why there
would be any problem there at all.


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 09:20:43 EDT
Subject: Starting an engine that has been sitting


Looks like in the near future I might be getting my 57 to start. I have
everything in place to start wiring and I hope that will go smoothly (unlike
everything else)!

My question is how can I best prepare the 5.0 to start after it has been
sitting for over 2 years? I know I need to get the old oil out of it. Are
there any additives that I can put in to help? I'm sure before I get rolling
I will have to change that oil as well (meaning after I get it going I'll
start getting it to stop)!

Glenn in TN


From: "Douglas R.">
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 10:10:07 EDT

I'm going to start a new project here this winter with a 41 1/2 ton. I'm
going to go flathead and have nothing to work with now so my question is
what year flathead was the best,what numbers would I look for to find this
year and what is the average going price. I'm going to hotrod it up somewhat
if this makes a difference.


From: "Allen Griffith">
Subject: Bed Bolts
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 14:46:01 -0400

Friends (and I do consider you friends for all the advice you have provided, even though I have never previously posed a question):

I am well into a '51 F-1 restoration. Have the bed off and am preparing to remove the boards. And the bolt heads, of course, turn. Any secrets out there to get these bolts out while preserving sanity and domestic relations?

Thanks in advance. Allen Griffith, Fairfax, VA


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 19:20:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robert Whitmore>
Subject: 240 0r 300 CID ?

I bought an 83 F100 to use the chassis for my 48 cab.
The 83 has a 6 cylinder that I am trying to figure out
if it is a 240 or a 300 CID. The emissions sticker
says it should be a 4.9L (300 CID), but I am not sure
it has the original engine. Are there any
characteristics that would make it easy to identify,
or location of numbers on the engine that could be
traced ? Maybe someone has a picture of their mid
80's 240 or 300 that they could E-mail to me to help

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