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Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-06-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
I picked up the truck today and had a good...

I picked up the truck today and had a good conversation with the owner. As we had discussed before, he reiterated that the suspension is all tight, no issues there, the gearbox appears to be fine,...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
When I get the truck back on Saturday, I can...

When I get the truck back on Saturday, I can check all of this for certain, but if memory serves the tilt does not work at all. I tried it after ND told me that it was a late 70s tilt wheel but the...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-04-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Thanks Banjo. I have talkd to the shop a couple...

Thanks Banjo. I have talkd to the shop a couple of times and just got off the phone with them. They estimate about $1100 to put an ididit column in it so I will be picking it up and attempt to look...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Thanks for the advice guys. I agree I have found...

Thanks for the advice guys. I agree I have found a good shop and plan to what they recommend, unfortunately they left me a message yeaterday that they cannot fix it and have not been able to source a...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Man, time flies. So after all the...

Man, time flies.

So after all the discussions in this thread, I went out and bought my Red Head Steering box and after it came, I went out to do the job.

Before taking anything apart, I spent...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Okay guys, I am going to be dense here. Could...

Okay guys, I am going to be dense here. Could someone confirm which nuts/bolts to remove? I have posted a few pics and circled the items in questions. Learning as I go here...thanks for the help as...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Thanks to you all for the tips on removal and to...

Thanks to you all for the tips on removal and to ND and SS for the details about the box. It will not be a daily driver but do plan to keep it, particularly d I going to so all of this work to it! I...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Would the instructions in the '66 shop manual be...

Would the instructions in the '66 shop manual be a good go by for removing the box? Never tackled anything like this before. Not afraid to do it but would like to have good instructions. :) To...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Thanks guys for the advice. As far I can tell...

Thanks guys for the advice. As far I can tell there are no problems with the rest of the front end but I need to go through it thoroughly. The only clear thing is the box. The truck is not hard to...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
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It has been a few months since aweig another in person but pretty sure...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
SuperSabre - thanks for the advice. Dumb question...

SuperSabre - thanks for the advice. Dumb question - how can I tell if it is the original column?
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
More pics. To me it looks like based on the shape...

More pics. To me it looks like based on the shape it has to be the Saginaw box but I am not an expert.

...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By PapaMatt
Sounds like we are having some of the same...

Sounds like we are having some of the same troubles. I took mine to my local mechanic and he believes mine is the box, although he is not a front end guy. Lots of play in the wheel like yours and...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
I don't think there is anything original in the...

I don't think there is anything original in the engine bay of this truck. I think everything in there was swapped in.

I will take a few more pics of the entire set-up this evening after work....
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By PapaMatt
Well it wouldn't be the first thing the PO lied...

Well it wouldn't be the first thing the PO lied about so I will take your word for it that it is not the mustang p/a steering. I just picked it up as snapped a couple of pics. Assuming this is the...
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