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  1. Bleach

    Monterey script

    I think it's early 70's. I think they were mounted on the rear quarter near the edge by the bumper. They may have been mounted elsewhere on different years.
  2. A word of warning, the 5 speed that comes with the F150's is a Mazda transmission and is not suited for any heavy duty. They tend to leak fluid out of a vent and often fail at 100K or less. The slave cylinder is a concentric POS on most all of the F series trucks which means the transmission needs to come out when they leak. It's still less expensive to rebuild than the automatic. I have a 94 F150 4X4 and it's gone through two 5 speeds in 215K miles. I replaced the last one with a ZF 5 speed from a 3/4 ton. I'm currently dealing with the clutch slave. Another thing, you'll tend to fix two or more extra things in addition to whatever will need fixing because things will break when you try remove anything. They have really brittle plastic in these things that gets worse with age. Maybe you'll luck out in CA since your weather doesn't experience some of the drastic changes in temperatures we do in the NW. These things rust so avoid buying one from the coast. I will never buy another one of these F series ever again. Good luck.
  3. Bleach

    1955 Crown Vic. 64B parts

    Try also posting at fordbarn, y-blocksforever, and HAMB.
  4. I would have thought these were photos of an actual MKII in the process of restoration had I not known it was only 1:12 scale. Really amazing work Roger.
  5. Bleach

    Off to the crusher?

    It's a long trip.
  6. 19tom40 you are right about the OHV engines. I just looked at a 53 truck brochure. Ford Truck Brochure - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums&
  7. You could narrow down what engine you have by the casting numbers. identification.htm
  8. I'm not sure about the interchangeability but it doesn't surprise me about Fords of the time.
  9. The M after F60 means it had a 254 ci flat head 6 cylinder originally. That's why there's no V8 badge on your grille.
  10. You could try looking up the brake parts here: Use the single book category and select the 64 truck catalog. You would need to know what engine you have for the clutch but you should be able to get a peek at the general clutch condition through the hole for the clutch fork. The engine probably won't have a VIN on it, Ford didn't stamp VIN numbers on US built vehicles at the time. One source tells me they did on Canadian built vehicles though..
  11. Not necessarily. There were several engines available in the F600, two which were Lincoln engines in '53. ACME posted some better photos of the carb on another forum and it's a 4 bbl without a governor which leads me to think it's originally from a car. ACME, if you post a photo of the data plate, we could figure what engine came in the truck when it was built.
  12. Sorry, I can only "like it" here. Nice truck! You should also post in the "General Discussion" forum to get more views.
  13. Bleach

    Question to ask when buying old cars?!

    An exhaust leak can hide engine noise like knocks or valve lifters. I fixed an exhaust leak only to find something that sounded like a bad lifter. Turned out to be a bad rod or wrist pin. It still ran OK. You could isolate it by pulling the spark plug which is when the noise went away. I never did fix it.
  14. Bleach

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    I had a car that had all it's underside areas of the trunk and hood sprayed black. I eventually resprayed the inside of the trunk lid the body color. I had a heck of time matching paint to resemble the fiber material. I think I ended up using a type of model paint for it. Good luck LC.
  15. Bleach

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    I was wondering what your plans are for refinishing the fiber inserts in the trunk frame. I've never heard of anyone replacing them.