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From: MA.
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-28-2002 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaweed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back in 57 I was looking at a used car at Ford dealership. Cote Ford Motors in Mattapan Mass. On the lot they had a new pick-up w 2000 miles ,red & white style side. Where the emblem-F100 usualy is was in its place a round emblem w some kind of a slash thru it. I opened the hood & could not believe what I saw--- a Diesel. I remember you had to pull out a knob to either start it or shut it off?? Did they make diesel pick ups or was this a one of a kind???? --Thanks--S.

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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-29-2002 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont know about the diesel motor.But I do think it's cool you were looking at a new 57 p/u in 57.

oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 12-29-2002 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was probably a custom installation. All the info I have shows only gas engines were available in the F-100's.


Tracy M&M #245
1956 F-100 Panel w/429
(3.50 9")
1966 F-100 SWB w/351C
(3.25 9" - 3.70 posi for Saturday nights)
Music City F-100's,
1965 GT-350 S/C
(2.78 1st & 3.70 TracLok 9")
Music City Mustang Club
Don't focus on the destination....make the JOURNEY the adventure
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-29-2002 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't forget, back then you could have a truck altered by a company for nearly any purpose, anybody remember the Marmon-Herrington 4 WD drive conversions done on late 30's-early 60's Fords? I'd guess that the truck was a special job by some cpmpany for a customer who wanted a diesel.

Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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