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Intro - Just bought a 1963 F100 Longbed 223

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Intro - Just bought a 1963 F100 Longbed 223

Post #1 by lownotes » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:56 pm

Hello friends, I've been rooting around the site for a few weeks now and learning as much as I could before posting. Being the opportunist that I am I just couldn't pass up the chance to buy this very clean 1963 F100 Longbed with a 233. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I think my goals are actually short term. I'd like to get this running and sell it to someone who can invest more into it.

Currently the heads are off (off when I bought it) and at a machine shop. They've cleaned and inspected and suggest a $700 valve job. They also said the rocker arms are a little tired and so are pushrods but they don't have any rebuild parts for the rockers. Carb needs a rebuild. Dist & points look good, brakes and bearings good. Frame and body are surprisingly straight with some surface rust but I've degreased and pressure washed everything, paint is primer with very little bodywork/bondo, floors are rusted through both sides but not to bad. I think I have all badges and pieces.

I guess my first question is for a recommendation on the engine. Should I try to save some money and lap the valves myself, or do the head job, or are the any crate/rebuild options.

Same thing with the carb. I believe I have the autolight 1V. Is there a good rebuild kit or carb replacement.

As stated my goal is to just get this running and flip it to someone who can spend some more time on it.



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Re: Intro - Just bought a 1963 F100 Longbed 223

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Since your goal is to just sell it. Your probably better off just hand lapping the valves yourself and putting it back together. You should be able to get a good carb kit at NAPA auto parts or also some online sources. Good luck on your repairs :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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