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fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, November 19 1997 Volume 01 : Number 054



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In this issue:

F2 Flatbed Flathead [anthony g moore ]
Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead [Jeff Hazewinkel ]
Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead ["Todd J. Piper" ]
Horn Button ID ["Paul G." ]
Power Steering add-on ["Paul G." ]
KACC PAGE- SORRY ABOUT THE PICS. [A64F100aol.com]
Re: KACC PAGE- SORRY ABOUT THE PICS. [Gary Haselbusch ]
Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead ["R. Garber" ]
It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE [A64F100aol.com]
Re: It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE (SORRY...) [A64F100aol.com]

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 07:33:47 -0900
From: anthony g moore
Subject: F2 Flatbed Flathead

Greetings from the frozen north! I am restoring a 1950 F2 flatbed flathead.
The local engine shop wants $2200 for a total engine rebuild, pistons, turn
crank etc. My question is, isn't this a bit excessive ? Does anyone have
quotes from other areas I can compare this to ? (this is only for the
short-block by the way...) Thanks, Tony

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 11:05:57 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead

When I first was investigating having my flathead rebuilt those were the
numbers I was seeing. I received price quotes from three sources for
parts and the lowest for parts was about $1400 and labor would not take
long to add up to over $2000. I ended up buying a rebuilt engine for
$1000 from another source, the only catch was that the rebuilt engine
came with another truck to restore.



anthony g moore wrote:
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> Greetings from the frozen north! I am restoring a 1950 F2 flatbed flathead.
> The local engine shop wants $2200 for a total engine rebuild, pistons, turn
> crank etc. My question is, isn't this a bit excessive ? Does anyone have
> quotes from other areas I can compare this to ? (this is only for the
> short-block by the way...) Thanks, Tony
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:41:36 -0800
From: "Todd J. Piper"
Subject: Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead

$2000, anthony g moore wrote:
>
> Greetings from the frozen north! I am restoring a 1950 F2 flatbed flathead.
> The local engine shop wants $2200 for a total engine rebuild, pistons, turn
> crank etc. My question is, isn't this a bit excessive ? Does anyone have
> quotes from other areas I can compare this to ? (this is only for the
> short-block by the way...) Thanks, Tony
>
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does not sound like a bad price, you get what you pay for in these old
trucks. The most important part is to make sure the block is
rebuildable, the old flatheads have been subjected to a lot of HOT abuse
over the years. Quotes I have received range from 3-8K, depending on the
level of motor you want to build.

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:31:08 -0800
From: "Paul G."
Subject: Horn Button ID

I just wondered if anyone knew anything about my horn button off of my
55 panel...it is mostly black, with the script "ford" with 5 horizontal
stars above it.

I never saw one like that before. Isn't this a silly question? What
the heck, it's winter anyway.

Paul.

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:35:36 -0800
From: "Paul G."
Subject: Power Steering add-on

Ref the PS subject, I also installed the "add on" kit from SoCal. The
instructions really sucked, as the other guy said, they were a poor copy
of a magazine article installing on a Chevy. You'd think for over $500,
those jerks would at least xerox a Ford article, OR: how about sitting
down for about an hour and really do a comprehensive page of directions?

The kit went on easy, with the new tie rod, etc, but all my PS hose
connectors except the one I had to assemble leaked constantly until I
added an "o" ring and thread sealer.

Paul G.

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:41:03 -0500 (EST)
From: A64F100aol.com
Subject: KACC PAGE- SORRY ABOUT THE PICS.

IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN SEE THE PICS? I'm trying to fix the problem, sorry
about the inconvenience...

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 15:20:30 -0800
From: Gary Haselbusch
Subject: Re: KACC PAGE- SORRY ABOUT THE PICS.

A64F100aol.com wrote:
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> IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN SEE THE PICS? I'm trying to fix the problem, sorry
> about the inconvenience...
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No, Gary

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:14:19 -0600
From: "R. Garber"
Subject: Re: F2 Flatbed Flathead

At 07:33 AM 11/18/97 -0900, you wrote:
>Greetings from the frozen north!

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I am restoring a 1950 F2 flatbed flathead.
>The local engine shop wants $2200 for a total engine rebuild, pistons, turn
>crank etc.

It sounds like a good price, but I think for the money I would invest in some
tools, meet a machinist and learn the art of engine rebuilding.
Canter has a rebuild kit for about $600 (www.kanter.com) I've ordered parts
from these guys and am very happy with the service and quality.
And with the experts on this list, You should be able to get your
questions answered.

Rich

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:59:26 -0500 (EST)
From: A64F100aol.com
Subject: It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE

KACC PAGE
try it now

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:50:40 -0500 (EST)
From: A64F100aol.com
Subject: Re: It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE (SORRY...)

I was unaware that html couldn't be sent on the list. (sorry Ken) It won't
happen again... the page URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/a64F100/KACC.html

adios...

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