VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by lt.luke » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:18 am

TwoCar wrote:Hello All.

Quick question. Would my VEP have an F script pintle hook and eye bolts? I've looked around for an answer and can't find one.

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from the factory, F marked pintle and 4x 7/16" bolts. I suspect they were Ford-style, plain head bolts. Once the MWO was applied for the trailer light socket, chain eyes would have been fitted.

FURTHER, the early pintles had all four holes the same size. The MWO called for the bottom two holes to be drilled out to accommodate the ever so slightly larger diameter of the eye bolts. You can force eyebolts through the smaller holes... that's how my pintle is. Early pintles also had "Ford" script on the bottom jaw opposite side of the "F", but I'm not sure when that feature went away.
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by TwoCar » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:23 am

Thanks Luke. Very helpful information!
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by lt.luke » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:11 pm

TwoCar wrote:Thanks Luke. Very helpful information!
no problem!
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by TwoCar » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:15 am

Hello All.

I made some progress over the past couple weeks. Continued to break down the replacement engine.
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The head was milled, tested, media blasted and painted. I cleaned, media blasted and painted the thermostat housing as well. I'm very happy with the way they turned out.
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I was able to remove the driver's side fender and grill and finally able to get a full view of the frame number because it was very close to the fender.
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More pics to come as I make progress. Happy Labor Day!!!
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by TwoCar » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:46 am

I received my beautiful intake manifold from Chris in record time and decided to mount it on the engine to see how it looks. Well that led to mounting the carb, then the throttle linkage, the engine valve cover and so on. I guess it is a good idea to mock up the engine before I rebuild it to see what I'm missing or have incorrect. Let me know what you guys think. Does this look correct for a VEP engine?
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Did Ford use Purolator oil canisters on their early engines as well (The one on the right. :-))?
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by wheeeeler » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:46 am

my vep GPW2135 had a Pintle hook, and skinny drive shafts

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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:14 pm

Hi Mike,

What digit in the motor casting date ( letter and digits below the distributor ) is between the 12 and the 11 ?
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by TwoCar » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:19 am

Hello Tom.

Here ya go.
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Re: VEP #4312 - Restoration Thread

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:51 am

Hi Mike,

I thought it should be a 3 but I wanted to be sure.
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