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Old 01-30-2008, 11:37 PM
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I'll be buying a 52 1/2 ton Ford running with a decent cab but no box for 1000 bucks.
Anyways I'm in Canada where it has been cold for alittle while -30 Celsius without the wind everyday. Not sure what that is in Fareinhiet but its cold.

Anyways the seller who i trust is offering to start it caiuse the motor is the best thing about the truck. I'm just wondering is it worth starting a truck with summer oil if by doing this I may be hurting the motor.

Just wondering if you have any thoughts. It would be nice to hear it but would it be hurting the motor?
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:36 AM
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why not disconnect the fuel line and run it into a can , and take the coil wire{s} off and spin it over with no power so its not under any load ? then put it all abck together and fire it up . my 53 has been doing a lot of sitting around here with windsheilds in the negative double digits at times and no problems atarting up or going bang with rottella in the crankcase . i just let it sit and idle for a real long time before i put any stress on her .
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I wouldn't be afraid to start it. My daily driver 48 gets that abuse all the time without problems. I use the same oil winter and summer fwiw. I just wouldn't rap it out to max rpms until it's fully warm - probably sometime in April

Sounds like a great deal with a good flathead - and if it'll start in those temps, go for it!
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I got it!
I really do have a problem now I have 6 old Fords/Mercs with 239's.
1946 Mercury 1ton
1947 Ford F3
1947 Ford F1
1949 Mercury M47
1951 Mercury M6
1952 Ford F1
1953 Ford F350

opps thats 7 now I really do have a problem.
Yes I did hear the 1952 run, sounds like quite a good runner better then my 1949.
and has factory radio
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you just need 45,50,54
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Wow, never thought of it that way...
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why dont you come down and get smiley the 49 and take him home and make it seven ? hah hah . congrats . i love the flatties . i dont think outside of an fe i could ever want any other v-8 to drive now .
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