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Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 09:19:01 -0500
From: rafael eduardo rodriguez telesat.com.co>
Subject: only fordson pick-up fan in the world.
My name is Rafael and I writing from Cali Colombia. My problem is that I
have 2 Fordson pick-ups for restauration but no one in this country
knows any thing about this trucks.
I'm searching since one year ago by internet for at least one picture
but by now I`m loosing the impulse. The only thing that I founded is at
the Ford history were they said that Fordson pick-up truck was built
arround 1932 and 1934.
This trucks doesn`t have any plate or tag, only one have registration
and say Fordson 1951, I don`t know if this information is real.
All bearigs, the brake and clutch pedals, the brake drums, the chasis
and many other parts has engraved the Ford logo and some of theme made
I hope you guys understand my poor english and some one find some thing
that help me to rebuilt this beautys.
You guys can write to me at aserquim telesat.com.co
Thanks and God Bless you all.
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 01:13:23 -0500
From: D Mack Lewis ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Overdrive
I know the conversation has moved on but one question. The 46 has standard
3.78 and optional 4.11 gearing. How would one obtain 3:54 or 3.25? Hot rod
supply, donor car,...?
At 01:51 PM 6/4/00 -0400, you wrote:
>The 46 1/2 ton would have an open driveshaft, not a torque tube. Mitchell
>makes a torque tube overdrive at around $1800. The least expensive
>improvement would be to install a 3:54 or 3:25 ring and pinion in the stock
>From: Gary Vandergrift home.com>
>To: pre48-list ford-trucks.com ford-trucks.com>
>Date: Sunday, June 04, 2000 12:46 PM
>Subject: [pre48-list] Re: Overdrive
> >I talked to Gear Vendors about an overdrive for the original flatty through
> >torque tube. They have a setup that fits inside the torque tube, a
> >overdrive, that costs $2900. You have to cut the drive shaft (of course).
> >you want to stay looking real original this could be a way to go. But for
> >kind of money, one could add a modern 4 speed and 3:1 rear rend. If I
> >any of the hubs on my '37 it is hard to keep it looking stock because of
> >wide bolt pattern.
> >I wonder if the gearing out of a car would be higher?
> >Read Tom Teixeira's pages on how he gets highway speeds.
> >Don Lewis wrote:
> >> I would like to go at a reasonable highway speed and wonder if anyone
> >> of an aftermarket overdrive that will work with a 46 1/2 ton 3-speed.
> >> Columbia's are getting hard to find and expensive.
> >> D Mack Lewis
> >> '46 1/2 ton
> >Gary Vandergrift
> >GV in CT - '37 Thousand pounder.
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