Mystery part #30

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Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:58 pm

Okay guys, this one's a tuffy. I can't really find a picture of them without giving it away. There are four of these and are hidden by a part that comes in a set of six or more usually. They are just metal rods. I got a feeling I'm going to have to give you more hints.
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby Doug Comer » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:56 pm

:? Curb feeelers?
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby flyboy2610 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:22 pm

Johnson rods.
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby fordman » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:24 pm

and these ar eon all of our trucks? or just a certain enigne or what? never seen these before. they dont look like stock parts to me.

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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby FORDification » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Well, the picture above shows steel rods for RC model planes...so I'm not sure how that applies to bumpside trucks. :hmm:
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby 1971ford » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:32 am

Those arn't on a bump are they :?
THis is bumpside stuff :)
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:21 pm

FORDification wrote:Well, the picture above shows steel rods for RC model planes...so I'm not sure how that applies to bumpside trucks. :hmm:

I couldn't find a picture of what it really is. But they are basically the same. Here's a hint, they aren't just for bumps and they are somewhere in the front above the I-beams. I don't think anyone will get this, when I tell you guys what it is you'll think it was a waste of a post. But I wanted some trivia and remembered about these. Part of them get cut off at the factory. I want to see what you guess next, then I'll really start dropping some hints.
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1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 (became our drag car)
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby Doug Comer » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:07 pm

Are they the fasteners that hold the clips for the trim that goes on the bump?
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:23 pm

Nope, has nothing to do with the body. But they were made to hold something during production.
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1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 (became our drag car)
1986 f150 5.0 (my DD)
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:04 pm

Want me to just tell you guys what they are?
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1967 Ford F100 longbed with a 466 500+hp/600+ft-lbs (mine)
1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 with a 351w (dads, I helped alot)
1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 (became our drag car)
1986 f150 5.0 (my DD)
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:51 pm

Well here's the answer. They are metal rods that go in the block. During the casting process, they are in the block to hold the casting as it goes down the line. If you have your freeze plugs out, you will be able to see them around the corner. They are later cut off as they would stick up out of the deck but the main part that runs through the block is still left in it.

I didn't think anyone would get that one. I told you it was a tuffy.
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http://s976.photobucket.com/home/bb429power/allalbums go to both of the albums.
1967 Ford F100 longbed with a 466 500+hp/600+ft-lbs (mine)
1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 with a 351w (dads, I helped alot)
1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 (became our drag car)
1986 f150 5.0 (my DD)
"Many can argue, but it takes a real man to apologize."-Me

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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby 1971ford » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:05 am

That was perfectly in bounds of the game, you win! :D
That was a good one.

I was going to say welding rod, becaues you said it holds stuff together in production. And technically, welding materials does end up being a part of the bump
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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby fordman » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:41 am

well he wins but i feel cheated. but he is right and he wins.

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Re: Mystery part #30

Postby bb429power » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:42 pm

Not trying to cheat anyone. I'm just doing it all for fun and games. Its the only thing that I could think of that wouldn't be obvious. I think it was a bad trivia post, no one could have guessed that. :pout:
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http://s976.photobucket.com/home/bb429power/allalbums go to both of the albums.
1967 Ford F100 longbed with a 466 500+hp/600+ft-lbs (mine)
1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 with a 351w (dads, I helped alot)
1970 Ford Maverick with a 302 (became our drag car)
1986 f150 5.0 (my DD)
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