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Old 08-05-2014, 12:18 PM
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Nice work! The picture with the firewall makes me want to see more of the truck.
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Here are a couple more photos.
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This is the Mercedes engine oil cooler mounted in front of the radiator
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This is the Mercedes throttle linkage adapted to the original truck throttle.
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This is the boost pressure gauge, exhaust temp gauge and glow plug light in a plate I adapted to the speaker grill. I will paint it the same color as the grill.
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looks good. You are breaking new ground here you have our attention. Keep sending the pics.
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Beautiful project. Keep the detail updates coming. And to think this truck could very well show up at a future TS event.
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49fordv8f4.... Glad you finally joined in... Guess I need to start a building thread to show you guys what I've been working on...
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This is so cool. Where is Jeff. I have the spec's on his engine somewhere but alas I can't find them. Sure seems like the same setup except Jeff has a slush box in his. I would love to scrap the wizzer in my Bronk and put in an oil burner and 5 speed. If not for the transfer case I would also put in a 3 speed aux box. Ya just can't have to many sticks with 3 peddles I say. I ran an Autocar back in the day with three sticks. That was a blast from the past it was.
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I sent Jeff a message to check in here. Hope ya get it bud. My puter is vewy vewy sic. As Elmer would say.
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I gave our new member his info several months ago Arctic... Don't know if they ever chatted though...
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38 coupe, the spicer transmission is a 5531 without any suffix letter. 2.0 to 1 in 1st, 1 to1 in 2nd and .72 to 1 in 3rd. here are a couple of photos of the mount. I still have to paint it and the transmission.
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My rear driveline is assembled to the correct length, I need to weld and paint it. The front driveline will need to be cut again since I changed to the T98 4-speed. It is about 2" longer than the T9 that came in the truck.
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Here are a couple of photos of the cold air intake I'm working on.
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I'm using 3" stainless mandrel bent exhaust tubing and silicone ells and connectors. I will make flanges for the "U" tube, that goes thru the inner fender, and have them TIG welded on so I can fasten the tube to the inner fender and seal out dirt from the wheel well.
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Thank you for the pictures. That is a clean installation.

I have a Spicer 5831 with the same ratios that I dream of installing in my F-2. I am concerned about the height. I looks like you were able to tuck the auxiliary up under the cab very nicely. I hadn't thought about doing a low mount on the front, but it makes sense when I see it. It looks like it gives you a little more clearance for the shift rods.
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Absolutely beautiful work! Nice to see completely different approaches to these trucks.
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Thanks for all the kind words.
Chris, you do need to show everyone your F1 build. That's going to be a nice ride.
38coupe, The 5831 is a newer version of the 5531 I have. Parts may still available for yours. I have the transmission mounted high enough that I will have to drill two holes in the crossmember under the cab to run the shift rods thru. Your 5831 would work really well in your F2.
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Wow! Thats impressive. Keep those pictures and details coming. I love seeing what you skilled builders are doing.

Chris, Yeah, you need to start a build thread on your F1.
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