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Old 05-29-2012, 11:28 AM
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Hi everyone,
I am new to the forum, and to classic Ford trucks. I understand that this forum is a valuable tool, so thanks in advance for all and any help!
I recently purchased a 1963 F100. It has a 292 Y block in it, with a manual 3 speed transmission, shifted on the column. Most everything appears to be original. From what I understand, it sat in a barn for 15 years before the guy I bought it from did as little as possible to get it running. He used it around his farm for a while. The only issue he said he had was dirt in the fuel tank clogging up the fuel pump.
I live around 80 miles from where I bought it, and was able to drive it home with no issues. On the next trip, a few blocks from home, it would not go into gear. I have ordered the shifter linkage bushings at the bottom of the steering column to see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn't, what else do I need to look for?
Also, what do I need to do to be sure it is road worthy? It needs new tires, the radiator seems to have a small leak, The oil is new and clean. I am pretty handy mechanically, but do not know much about these trucks.
Thanks to all in advance.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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If the shift linkage is not bent than the bushings should do the job. I love a three speed column shift. Does it have overdrive? Sounds like the fuel system is good to go. If your not used to ignition points you may want to upgrade to an after market electronic ignition. As for the radiator a radiator shop may be the best bet as it may be rotten. If so it will need rebuilt or replaced. The Y Block has solid lifters so they will need adjusted periodically. Because of this I use big truck oil like Delo 100 or 400. It has enough zink I beleave. It don't hurt to add a lead additive as well. With today's fuel you will want to put a new kit in the carb and replace all rubber fuel lines as the new fuel will make them break down in short order.

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Welcome to FTE! Glad you have yourself a fun truck!

You might want to post in the unibody section in future for specific questions. Our trucks have a lot in common and we are a great bunch of folks to hang with so stick around if you like.

If you are the least bit serious about working on your truck, you should get yourself a shop manual.

Here's one: 1962 1963 FORD TRUCK LIGHT MEDIUM DUTY Shop Service Repair Manual Engine Wiring | eBay
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Thanks guys! I just re-posted this in the right section.
arctic y block:It doesn't have overdrive. Pictures coming soon.
spurredon: Thanks for the link about the manual. That is my next order of business.

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