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Old 07-21-2018, 10:19 PM
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1953 flathead V8 draft tube routing

So i'm buttoning up the final details on the v8 for the 1953 f100. The motor is from a 51 or 52 so some things are different but so far i've overcome them. The draft tube is giving me trouble because of the "U" shaped front mount used on the 1953. I can figure out how to bring the tube down the front and around the mount. The pre-53 used the water pumps as front mounts so i think that is where my problem is. I can't find a picture of how it should be for the 1953. Anyone help? I attached a picture showing draft tube. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:19 AM
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The '53 tube is different goes around the right side of the drivers side water pump.

 
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Thanks for the pic so now I need to find the draft tube from a true 53. Thanks again
 
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Can a muffler shop bend you a piece? But I guess you'd need a sample.
 
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How long will your body man be sick? Do you want to talk to Artie Stevens in McElhatten? I could meet you there.
 
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If you have a Parts Manual on CD, look at the pic of the 8BA in there. It is clearly a 53 (front mount), and has a more or less straight down draft tube. I have one similar to that if it will work.

 
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Thanks everyone. Let me see what i can find with a couple people i know this week and if i can't find the correct part locally i'll post something on here
 
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If you have a Parts Manual on CD, look at the pic of the 8BA in there. It is clearly a 53 (front mount), and has a more or less straight down draft tube. I have one similar to that if it will work.

Thanks Ross, I have a call in to a local guy that i sometimes get parts from. If he doesn't come through and you have the one in the picture i would purchase from you.
I'll let you know as soon as i hear back from the local guy.
 
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How long will your body man be sick? Do you want to talk to Artie Stevens in McElhatten? I could meet you there.
Hi Abe, not really sure on the extent of illness but i need to make a decision soon. It's a bit touchy to say the least.
At this point, regardless of what happens it probably won't get done until fall or over the winter. That is why i started messing with the 53. At least enough to maybe be able to pull it into the garage and start working on it.

 
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Hi Blake, I have a draft tube from a 53 F-5 that I won't be needing if you still need one.
 
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I think I found one locally. Just need to followup with him tomorrow. But thanks for the offers.
 
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