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pre61-list Digest Mon, 27 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 225

In This Issue:
Re: 53 flat head into 48
48 F-1 painting
Re: 48 F-1 painting
Jonas Robinson
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Speedometer Noise


From: jhazewinkelEXODUS.VALPO.EDU
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:39:32 -0600
Subject: Re: 53 flat head into 48


The mounts on a 53 are different.  Prior to 53, the front mounts were on the
water pumps.  In 53 the flathead mount in the front was in the center.

I do not know about the oilpan.

I ran across this as I was thinking about putting a 49 flathead into my 53.
It would not work unless I changed the mounts.

I have a 49 337 from an F7 I was going to put in the 53, but have decided
not to mess with changing the mounts.  If I cannot find a 53 engine I may
just upgrade to a modern powerplant.


Bob Jones wrote:

> I need to know if a 53 F-350 flathead will fit into a '48 F-1 without any
> problems.  Are the mounts the same and will the oil pan fit OK?  I will be
> replacing the four speed on the 53 with a '49 three speed.
> Thanks for any info,
> Bob Jones
> '49 F-2
> '48 F-1 panel
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From: Victor Pittman <>
Subject: 48 F-1 painting
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 16:02:08 -0800

Hi all,
I'm new to the list, so pardon my ignorance...

I'm starting my first rebuild project, and starting to get things together
in my head as to the steps I need to take and I have a couple of questions
about chassis painting (my wife won't let me start the truck before I finish
the kitchen...).

I've got a 1948 Ford F-1 V-8...

I plan on having the frame powder coated, but could I get similar results
with Eastman's chassis black ? Also what about the smaller part's (i.e.,
leaf springs, hubs, etc.) do you generally paint these yourself or what ?
And what about color ? Is it all chassis black, or where can I find the
color ?

Victor Pittman


Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 21:39:59 EST
Subject: Re: 48 F-1 painting


I used Bill Hirsh's Undercarriage Black with good results.  I'm no painter
but did a fair job on the frame.  I have a 48 Mercury M47 and painted
everything with the Hirsh black.  Looks great.



Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 22:34:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott <>
Subject: Jonas Robinson

I am looking for Jonas Robinson, he has a 51 F1, if you know his e-mail
address or if Jonas is reading this, please e-mail me off list..

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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 09:14:14 -0500
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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:16:11 -0500
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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 08:37:37 -0800
Subject: Speedometer Noise

Wonder if anyone has had this problem.  This started when it got very
cold, around 0 celcius.  As you speed up it sounds like the cable to the

speedo starts stripping.  The needle goes from around 30 to up around
70.  At the same time you can hear quite a noise coming from the
speedo.  When you slow down the noise will go away and the speed is
displayed correctly.  I haven't noticed what happens to the odometer
while this is going on though.  I have never really taken a close look
at the workings of the speedometer but I'm hoping that it's an easy
fix.  Anyone have any ideas??

Dave Lewis
53 and 54 Mercs


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