fordtrucks-digest Monday, November 10 1997 Volume 01 : Number 045
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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An excellent question! In the book "Flathead Fever, How to Hot Rod the
Famous Ford Flathead Engine," Mike Davidson has a picture of an adaptor with
the caption "This adapter produced by the author mates the popular C4 auto to
However, I think he's Australian, and I don't know where you would get his
stuff. The book came from Classic Motorbooks. If you buy one of the books,
get the 2nd edition, 1996, red cover. The first edition is 1995, green
cover, a few pages shorter. Vendors will tell you 'its out of print' but
won't mention there's a second edition available.
Back to the C4 - I think its a great idea, I think one belongs behind the
flathead in my '51 F1, and I'll be real interested in the responses.
I am currently fixing a 56 F-100. I believe it has a Mustang 9" or 8"
rearend (69-73), at least that's what I was told when I purchased it. It
feels like a posi unit, however I am not sure. I will like to install disc
breaks on this rearend. Will disc breaks from a ford lincoln rearend fit?
What will be the easiest & least expensive way to install disc breakes on
this rearend? I will also like to be able to identify with certainty the
type of rearend I have in this truck. Can anybody help me expand my
knowledge on this?
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 13:37:13 -0500
From: Jan Cruser
Subject: 1948 Ford Questions
Hubby and I are new to the list. We just purchased, this weekend, a
1948 F1 pickup, sitting on a 1979 Jeep Cherokee 4-wheel drive frame.
The exterior of the truck is original, but inside has been modified with
bucket seats, automatic, power steering and brakes, and air.
I know, all of you purists out there are going ugh, modified, but it is
the cutest darn thing. Looks like a Matchbox Toy Truck all grown up.
Kind of like a little bad boy truck.
The former owner owned a body shop and built it for himself 7 years ago,
but is now in his 60's and it is time for it to go. Lucky us. The
exterior is painted gold (ugh!) so we are going to have it repainted
after Thanksgiving. Any ideas out there with colors would be much
appreciated. He has put a tool box in the bed with diamond tread on it,
and the side rails are also diamond tread, (that is the only thing on
the Ford frame that isn't original) but he did a good job with that and
so we are going to leave it.
Have been considering two-tone paint. Either red and grey or green and
cream. Has anyone seen anything like this that looks good? Or any other
combincations? We checked out the old truck books at Barnes and Noble
yesterday, but didn't see too much in colors other than red and a bright
yellow that had been chopped. Of course you can never go wrong with
red........ oh, decisions, decisions.
I checked out some websites and have found a few pictures, one was
painted royal blue with wood rails. I keep toying with the idea of
painting it royal blue with a Frito logo on the doors, and then having
the Frito Bandito painted on oak bed rails. I know, some of you guys
out there are probably going, "this woman is nuts", but hey guys, it's
just an idea. You gotta have a dream..... right?
Also, hubby is pretty car knowledgeable, as we have had Corvettes for
several years, but doesn't know much about Jeep engines. So he would
like to know if other auto manufacturers' manifolds or header pipes
would adapt to the jeep engine (360 V8). Would like to put a six-pack
or three deuces on it, also, mainly for appearance.
This is going to be a truck that we drive daily, we want it to look
good, but be able to drive it, not just house it and bring it out for
I look forward to chatting with listmembers, as like all new (old) car
owners, we are really excited.
I just did this swap this summer. It does work if you have a
nine inch. Email me for details. It takes some work but is mostly bolt on.
- --- On Sun, 9 Nov 1997 13:17:15 -0500 (EST) JSanc82344 aol.com wrote:
>I am currently fixing a 56 F-100. I believe it has a Mustang 9" or 8"
>rearend (69-73), at least that's what I was told when I purchased it. It
>feels like a posi unit, however I am not sure. I will like to install
>breaks on this rearend. Will disc breaks from a ford lincoln rearend
> What will be the easiest & least expensive way to install disc breakes
>this rearend? I will also like to be able to identify with certainty the
>type of rearend I have in this truck. Can anybody help me expand my
>knowledge on this?
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427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 21:35:10 -0600
From: Andy Montebello
I'm putting a GM single wire alternator on my flathead, purchased a Y
shaped bracket that fits in the original location. My question:
I have heard that you can't use a ammeter or a volt meter. What do I
use to keep track of whether the ammeter is working and keeping my
battery charged. Waiting until it is dead doesn't seem to be a very....To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User
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