Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 03:50:18 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #57

fordtrucks-digest Saturday, November 22 1997 Volume 01 : Number 057

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In this issue:

engine stand suggestions ["Eric" ]
Re: 52 F-1 Engine Codes ["Brian Noel" ]
Re: engine stand suggestions []
RE: '57 F-100 parts [ ( JEANNINE MARIE)]
FW: Hubcaps ["Paul T. Clegg" ]



Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 07:44:01 EST
From: "Eric"
Subject: engine stand suggestions

Hey Jeff,

I've got an inexpensive engine stand that are commonly
sold (unknown maker). I got it used for $10 bux at a garage sale,
and I'm glad I didn't pay the $40 that I usually see this type sold
for new. It's got 3 rollers on a base that looks like a "T" and has
a single verticle arm that you bolt the engine to. I think you
should be able to tell by looking at the construction of the type I
describe and of the more sturdy models. Go with the better (more
ruggedly built) model.

It's currently holding a small block chebby engine (about 575#) in
my garage, but I have a verticle 2"x4" jammed up under the engine to
help with the sag that seemed to develop after sitting on the stand
only for a couple of months. I'll probably get around to welding on
an extra support, one of these days. I don't know what type of
engine you plan on using this for, but if you say you only want to
buy one stand, then I'd recommend a good one and I think they go for
less than $100. A Flatty engine weighs a little less then the SBC at
(525#), but my Y-block weighs more at 625#......and I'd be scared of
trusting that one on it with the current setup.

(No flames, please, regarding the SBC I'm storing....... I'm saving
it for bartering for more FORD parts!!!) ;-)

> I am beginning to gather information for my Christmas list and I and
> looking at an engine stand as one of the top items. I am looking for
> something heavy-duty and would probally want to purchase only one in my
> lifetime. What are the best things to look for ? Any good\bad vendors
> or products ? Any help will be appreciated.

Good luck,

"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Unibody Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block


Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 08:37:04 PST
From: "Brian Noel"
Subject: Re: 52 F-1 Engine Codes

If you are wondering about what the original engine is... then here are
some codes that will be on the rating plate........ H =
6 Cyl., 226 c.i. D =
6 Cyl., 215 c.i. M =
6 cyl., 254 c.i. R
= 8 cyl., 239 c.i. (Flathead) E
= 8 cyl., 337 c.i. J
= 8 cyl., 279 c.i.
K = 8 cyl., 317 c.i.
Transmission Codes:
3 = Standard 3 Speed
3HD = Heavy Duty 3 Speed
4 = Spur Type 4 Speed
5DIR = Heavy Duty - Direct 5 Speed
5OD = Heavy Duty 5 Speed w/ Overdrive
Brian Noel
P.S. I have more codes if you need them (Assembly Plant, District, Paint
Codes, Etc.)



Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 12:23:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: engine stand suggestions

I bought a stand at SAM's and it was made by EXCELL. No complaints. About



Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 12:31:18, -0500
Subject: RE: '57 F-100 parts

Sorry to post this to the list but I didnt see a return email.

Glen C. Gipson wrote that he had a '57 he might need parts for, we'll
we have parts available for he and anyone else, but only for the '57.

If interested email us a t


Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 21:26:08 -0700
From: "Paul T. Clegg"
Subject: FW: Hubcaps

Hello to all... I just bought some new stainless steel hubcaps for my
nearly finished 1948 Ford F-1 pickup restoration project. It took only a
few hand (fist) pops to seat them on the rims. The problem is they are not
tight enough. I can get my fingernails underneath the edge and without
alot of force they come right off. One of them actually popped off on its
own and fell on the garage floor. What's going on? These rims are the
original 16" riveted rims... or are they? Have I just got a cheap set of
hubcaps? If anyone on this list has a suggestion I would appreciate
hearing it.

Thanks, Paul Clegg,


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