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Old 08-17-2011, 03:18 PM
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Towing Question/ Hello Folks

Hello folks, I've just started browsing these forums and have found many useful articles.

I am the proud owner of a 1952 Ford F1, Flathead V8. It has the 3 speed transmission, and the optional rear end for towing. Ive been rebuilding it piece by piece since I was 15 years old, and now it's time to move elsewhere in life.

I currently reside in Fargo, ND but am relocating to Aurora, CO in a month or so.

I have a few questions about transporting it into higher altitudes. It will be on a flatbed trailer pulled by a 2011 F350 Super Duty.

What do I need to do to prepare for transport? I'm curious if the increased elevation will cause oil or other liquids to expand causing gaskets to blow or even worse, crack.

Thank you so much guys,
Much Love & Stay Truckin'
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:32 PM
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Welcome. You'll be fine. Just strap it down and that F350 won't even realize it's back there. My F250 SD didn't even burp when I brought my F1 home across about 3 or 4 pretty good sized mountains. Just tighten up your straps, hammer down and enjoy the scenery.

Don't worry about the higher altitudes. You MAY have to adjust the carb. But that's about it in my opinion. There's a member on here named denverslim. He's a really good flathead guy out there who could probably help you out.

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That's a good solid looking truck. That closeup picture of the "8RT" on the head reminded me of a friendly debate that we had here not long ago. A lot of us are pretty much convinced that, even though Ford referred to them as 8RT engines, 8BA heads were used on the truck engines quite a bit up until about 51 or 52. That makes sense considering your truck is a 52. By the time your engine was made, Ford was using the "8RT" heads. Welcome, glad to have you here.
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I've run mine over most of the northwest mountains and can't say I've ever noticed any problems with lower pressure. Kalispell is only about 3,500' so it's different than mile-high elevations. If you're concerned, when you get there remove the fill plug on the diff and trans and let the pressure equalize. Beyond that I wouldn't mess with anything.
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Sweet, thanks for the knowledge!
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isn't there vents on the trans and the rear ends to keep internal presser to neutral ?? I'm still cleaning grundge off of mine but I was shure I had a vent on the trans..
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