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Hey Everyone...I am pretty sure I need to introduce myself officially on the new member page, but I wanted to post over here too on the 60's forum so that you could all see my new ride! I am crazy excited to have this beauty as my new work truck and look forward to sharing what I learn and learning alot from you guys (and girls).
It has the 292 V8, four speed and I have no idea what size axles these are. That's where I feel like I'll start my research because she doesn't always like to stop as well as I think she should and the previous owner has spent a ton of cash (about 1000 bucks) replacing all the brake components!!
SO, if anyone is a specialist on these in Northern VA and you wanna give me some adjustment pointers, I'M ALL EARS!!
Man,that truck is beautiful!If you' ll post all the numbers from the Data Plate,often found inside the glovebox door, someone can decode it.As soon as you can,get a factory shop manual, also a copy of the Ford Truck Illustrated Parts and Accessories Catalog.Both can be found on EBay.
You can also get a copy ,on disc from Hi-Po Parts, the last(I think) updated parts numbers,more current than whatever is in those two catalogs I mentioned.It covers 57-64.
Finally,a fellow member, NumberDummy, has access to some Ford "obsolete,superseded) data for these trucks,plus he can find,usually,just about any part,if there is still one available.Larger trucks are, though, more difficult to source parts for.JobLots , in Long Island,N.Y.,is a good source for the large trucks.
Thartman is correct,seriously try to determine if your wheels are the dangerous widow maker wheels and try to find replacements.There are a couple guys over in the 48-56 Forum who can help identify them if you post a question over there.
Drive that thing like it is,it's a beautiful survivor.
"Why, yes, I have plenty of spare change, you worthless piece of crap."
'59 F250 w/an Engine, a Transmission, Some Tires/Wheels, PLUS-a Genuine Radio
Drdvldog; welcome to the Orphanage!
That is one handsome truck, I can understand your excitement.
As for your brake issues, if your truck does not have the Hydro boost option. You may want to look into that upgrade for the truck. Other options include the newer style duel master cylinder as mentioned earlier by Thartman with booster and/or possibly converting to front discs, although I have not seen or heard of anyone doing that on the bigger trucks.
Drive that fridge with pride!
Hey Gary he has snaggle teeth also.LOL
Looking for an in bed spare tire mount for styleside fridge bed.
1959 F250 4x4
Nice looking truck. My favorite year. Looks like a really good driver.
On the brakes, plain or power? For the power brakes the booster is mounted on the frame under the cab, just about under the drivers seat.
With plain brakes it can take some real foot force to stop, but the power brakes work pretty good.
Does it stop straight? does it just take a lot of force to stop? Different symptoms can be from different problems.
My welcome too. Great looking truck. But sadly it does have the wheels that have come to be called "widow makers". Do a Google search of that term along with my user name and you'll find a lot of discussions, technical drawings, photographs, and replacement options. Stu
1952 F-3 Marmon-Herrington 6R32-4
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