Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

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Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Does anyone have any F script valves and pistons? Do these things still exist?
I would like to build my engine up with as many F script parts as possible. I know it is a tall order but I thought I would ask.
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by rjbeamer » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:34 pm

There should be F marked valves out there for sure.

F marked pistons are probably not going to be found except for in Standard bore size.

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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:26 am

rjbeamer wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:34 pm
There should be F marked valves out there for sure.

F marked pistons are probably not going to be found except for in Standard bore size.

Roger
I am putting liners in the engine so I can use standard pistons
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Given the improvements in metallurgy in the last 78 years or so, some original items are better left for display than for usage. Pistons and rings being among them. Valves certainly should be replaced and stellite inserts in the block used but modern valves would probably be a better option there as well. There is a limit to the search for ORIGINAL PARTS when the modern ones are better....conversely, many things are better if they can be restored or found as NOS compared to some of the repop stuff on the market today.

Those who collect NOS and NOS boxed G503 parts pay a premium to get pristine "wall-hangers" for the man cave or shop so even trying to find them to use on a jeep can get really expensive when the modern replacement part may be a better choice.
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Re: Fonerd GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 am

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Given the improvements in metallurgy in the last 78 years or so, some original items are better left for display than for usage. Pistons and rings being among them. Valves certainly should be replaced and stellite inserts in the block used but modern valves would probably be a better option there as well. There is a limit to the search for ORIGINAL PARTS when the modern ones are better....conversely, many things are better if they can be restored or found as NOS compared to some of the repop stuff on the market today.

Those who collect NOS and NOS boxed G503 parts pay a premium to get pristine "wall-hangers" for the man cave or shop so even trying to find them to use on a jeep can get really expensive when the modern replacement part may be a better choice.
Hello Chuck
Thank you for the reply.
I do realize that modern parts are much better than original items, but I thought I would ask the question. The engine is never going to get abused. I have rebuilt a lot of old wartime and pre war engines using the original pistons and valves, mainly because new items are not available and all seem to work properly (so far)
I am very grateful for all of your replies.
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by kdmann143 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:08 am

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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:14 am

Found some pistons now I just need some GPW valves if there are any out there.
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 am

Still looking for valves
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:50 am

Still looking for valves and now some valves guides
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by 85jeepcj » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:02 am

My engine builder likes NOS. They have to check tolerances on all new manufactured parts as many are out of spec.

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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:09 pm

85jeepcj wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:02 am
My engine builder likes NOS. They have to check tolerances on all new manufactured parts as many are out of spec.
Exactly...my business is restoration and I scoure the world for old stock as the new stuff is useless, or needs work, in most case.
I want to build my GPW engine with F script parts more as an excersise in self fulfilment as much as anything else. I need the valves,valve guides and a front pulley now
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Re: Ford GPW F script valves and pistons

Post by wynnski » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:41 am

I think I have found valves.
Ford valve guides wanted now.
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