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Old 01-25-2018, 09:10 PM   #1
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Barners,

My neighbor across the street has a '54 F-500, with a Y block 292.
It is a flat bed with a winch. Nice truck. He is new to the hobby. He
has a bad water pump and has had no success in getting a replacement.
Any information on a vendor would be appreciated. Rebuild what we have
or purchase a rebuilt one. Thank you for your reply, gnolnor

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Old 01-25-2018, 09:31 PM   #2
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I can’t get the attachments to open. But if it’s a 54, it’s a 239 or (unlikely) a 256 Merc motor. They used a smaller water pump that’s hard to come by. If it actually has a 272-292, that larger pump is readily available. Look at the casting numbers, and try reposting some pictures. A lot of early motors where replaced by later motors.
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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The original motor in a '54 would have been a 239 or 256, not a 292. '54 was a first year "Y", and many differences from '55 on.
Find a parts store with old guys and books,,,,

beat me to it,,,,,,,,,
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:17 PM   #4
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Check the centering pin on the old pump. If it is the larger one it is a truck pump and if a 292 look for a pump for a 64 truck. If it has the smaller pin then it is a car pump and these should be available from the old car parts suppliers.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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In an F-500 from '54 is there a possibility it's a Lincoln y-block engine... ???
If so it should be easily ID'd by a double ridge in the valve covers next to the hold-down nuts.
(see images at this link)

http://ford-y-block.com/lincoln.htm

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Old 01-26-2018, 08:28 AM   #6
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Try www.flowkoolerwaterpumps.com and I think they can rebuild your old one

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Old 01-26-2018, 10:54 AM   #7
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Barners, Thank you for the info on all replies. I will print your posts and
forward them to my neighbor. Gnolnor
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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Check the centering pin on the old pump. If it is the larger one it is a truck pump and if a 292 look for a pump for a 64 truck. If it has the smaller pin then it is a car pump and these should be available from the old car parts suppliers.

About a year ago I needed a pump for my 59 pickup. The 3/4" shaft were unobtanium. I finally found a couple places that still had NOS and paid through the teeth for one. I must have found a dozen listings for a reman, mostly A1 Cardone but all out of stock, even A1's website.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:26 PM   #9
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Try Green Sales. they may or may not have one, but they deal in N.O.S. Ford Parts
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:11 PM   #10
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The water pump will have to be sent away to be rebuilt, unless you rebuild it yourself. I had to do the same for my 54 F100 with the 239 Yblock. Since the 55 and 56 water pumps were different and the 54 was a one year pump, rebuilt ones are not out there.

Show us some pictures of this 54 F500.
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