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And just for grins and giggles

June 19 2012 at 8:15 PM

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I pulled apart my brake booster and found this on the bottom ring clamp. Not that it matters, but would this be an example of a dealer installed replacement part? I ask that because most parts houses nowdays dont bother with a factory part # tag.

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Probably a Fred Jones Remanufactured Unit

June 20 2012, 3:50 AM 

Fred Jones has been the authorized remanufacturer for Ford for a long long time. When I worked in parts at Terry Ford in Pompano Beach Fl 1969-70 I unloaded and stocked many a booster off the Fred Jones truck. Along with altenators, water pumps, power steering pumps as well as complete engines. ww

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1965 Galaxie 500XL 445ci Stroker C-6
1965 Galaxie 500XL 390ci P-Code, 4-Speed
2001 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 5.4L
2006 John Deer X320 Garden Tractor

 
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Interesting

June 20 2012, 10:37 AM 

I am seeing that name pop up alot in the last day or so. Thanks for the info Warren!

 
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Yep

June 20 2012, 11:33 AM 

Ford had/has a whole group of Authorized Rebuilders
Fred Jones
AER
Genuine Parts Distributing
Tomadur Engine (AKA Genuine Parts Distributing - west)
Alma Products
Beasely
and a few others that I am missing.

Each was assigned engines or a product line - GPD did rotating electrical such as starters and alternators, Tomadur did the FE, AER did 3.8L V6s, Alma did AC compressors. The dealers purchased the product from the companies through Ford arrangements. Some of these companies dated back to Ford's earliest days as dealers and suppliers.

Barry Rabotnick
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Dr. Mabuse
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GPD ...

June 20 2012, 6:13 PM 

... when I worked 1969-1976 at a large Ford Dealer in West Michigan,
Genuine Parts Distributing supplied all our authorized Ford rebuilt parts - Carbs, alternators, generators, water pumps, etc. As I recall, they also supplied clutch pressure plates & clutch discs, as "rebuilt" (but I think they were actually new parts).

John Fisher Engine Rebuilders supplied Ford authorized rebuilt engines (mostly short blocks).

Both were high quality suppliers.

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I'll hazard a guess your new parts were shipped from Chicago Parts Depot, later...........

June 20 2012, 6:54 PM 

...............called Chicago Parts Distribution Center, Rod.

Mickey Thompson's 63 1/2 #997 S/S Hi-Rise 427 Lgt/Wgt Galaxie,
1957 C-600 Cab-over carhauler w/390-4V, 2-speed rear-end
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Dr. Mabuse
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Don't think so ...

June 23 2012, 9:06 AM 

... the weekly GPD delivery truck came from Detroit. I used to drive to DPD (Detroit Parts Depot) and NPD (National Parts Depot every week for dealer "Will Call" (Livonia/Middlebelt Road?)

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Must be a territorial/district restriction, lol...........n/m

June 23 2012, 12:01 PM 

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Mickey Thompson's 63 1/2 #997 S/S Hi-Rise 427 Lgt/Wgt Galaxie,
1957 C-600 Cab-over carhauler w/390-4V, 2-speed rear-end
FGCofA member #4908
MCGC member #75

"There will ALWAYS be an FE in my LiFE"

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Tim Maloney
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GPD rebuilt parts

June 21 2012, 2:17 PM 

Many of the parts were actually new. You could tell which one were new by the lable. They had a about a 1/4 inch green dot on the lable.

 
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