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randycarmichael 09-25-2012 11:03 AM

Need a Fan Hub for '51 F3 239 Flathead V8
Well, now I've learned (the hard way) about the oil-filled fan hub assembly on the Flathead. Take it from me, if they don't have oil in them it will powder the impeller, shaft and everything else inside the hub.

Can anyone recommend a source for a NOS or reman hub assembly. Mine appears too far gone to save.

Thanks for your help.


bmoran4 09-25-2012 01:29 PM

Got mine from C&G:

Very happy with it thus far (2+ years now I think)

randycarmichael 09-25-2012 01:32 PM

Just ordered one from them 5 minutes ago. Finally found them through another search. Easy outfit to deal with. Glad to hear yours is holding up.

Thanks for responding.

fixnair 09-26-2012 12:20 AM

Be careful with the hub you get from C&G. I got one from them and the 8 bolts that hold the fan on were too short. I had to get new ones and they were hard to find.
I had to buy 8ea. 12-28 X 1 1/4" machine screws.

C&G had the screws in it to keep the thing together but they were not long enough to go through the fan too.

Other than this one event I am very happy with C&G.

randycarmichael 09-26-2012 06:16 AM

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll watch for it.

NumberDummy 09-26-2012 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by bmoran4 (Post 12307191)

The "Ford" part number listed by C&G (21A-8604) is a made up phony baloney. It is not the actual Ford part number.

This is correct: 21A-8603 .. Hub & Pulley Assy / Obsolete

Applications: 1948/52 239 trucks // 1942/47 239 Commercial/Truck // 1942/49 Ford 239 Passenger Cars.

JST AUTOMOTIVE in Lebanon TN has 2 = 615-443-3086.

CARPENTER NOS OSBOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has 25 = 800-476-9653.

Ford part number & application sources: 1928/48 Ford Car & 1928/47 Truck Parts Catalog / 1948/56 Ford Truck Parts Catalog / 1949/59 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog.

randycarmichael 09-26-2012 09:05 AM

I questioned same part # discepancy and it was explained to me that the 8603 number was the hub/pulley only which is indeed shown as obsolete by most all sources I found.
I was told the 8604 number was for the complete assembly (which I'm sure is a reproduction and not an NOS).
Regardless, for my purposes anyway, if it fits and works I'll be satisfied. If it doesn't I'll keep your info in mind. Thanks for the tip.

NumberDummy 09-27-2012 06:03 AM

No basic Ford part number of 8604 listed in Ford Car or Truck parts catalogs. See post 6 for the correct part number and the applications/sources.

medctr1 11-11-2015 01:01 PM

Fan spindle bearings available at Van Pelt 2015
Van Pelt Sales will have 100 units for sale. call them.

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