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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-04-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By ben73058
Hey Doc, So..... What did the prior owner say...

Hey Doc,
So..... What did the prior owner say about the engine? Did he say it was running?

Nice looking truck over there in cooold Pennsylvania!

Ben in Austin
1950 F1
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-03-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,414
Posted By ben73058
Hey Kevin, What no pics? It didn't happen if...

Hey Kevin,
What no pics? It didn't happen if there is no video...
We like blood & gore here!

Just kidding... You know we don't have any ice in South Texas, Florida, California, etc. ...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-02-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By ben73058
Hey PBS, We went with an S10 seat for our '50....

Hey PBS,
We went with an S10 seat for our '50. We found the maximum width for our small F1 cabs was 52 inches - the S10 was 48 inches - leaving us room for the seat belt roll on the side of the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-01-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By ben73058
Welcome Aboard Brian! Any pics of your F5? ...

Welcome Aboard Brian! Any pics of your F5?

Good luck over there. What's your plan?

Ben in Austin
1950 F1
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,959
Posted By ben73058
Bjorn won't be able to work for the Kansas...

Bjorn won't be able to work for the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP). Each state has it's own law enforcement group to patrol the highways. I'm sure Bjorn will get over it & enjoy employment elsewhere....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-28-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By ben73058
Hey Mr. Precision, Welcome Aboard! One of our...

Hey Mr. Precision,
Welcome Aboard! One of our more active members
is in Prescott - Search on here for ChuckRob. He's got a real nice
'48 F1. Sometimes it's easier to pick the brain of...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-27-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,703
Posted By ben73058
Hey Puddles, The member on here who does cab...

Hey Puddles,
The member on here who does cab corners & other patch panels for
the '48 - '52's is a firefighter from Connecticut - goes by Reamer on here.
If you search his name you'll see his...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By ben73058
Hey Jeff, Sorry about that - I didn't mean to...

Hey Jeff,
Sorry about that - I didn't mean to be negative. I like the choice of any of the Windsor family of engines 289/302/351W - just stay stockish - no real need to go for high HP. You'll be...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By ben73058
Hey Denny, Fingers crossed over here for you! ...

Hey Denny,
Fingers crossed over here for you! The shakedown phase can be aggravating. "Why doesn't this work - I know I did it right"...
It's usually some part that isn't doing it's job...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By ben73058
Hey Jeff, Hmmmm.... 350hp - 400hp... We've...

Hey Jeff,
Hmmmm.... 350hp - 400hp... We've got 400hp in our '50. It's just not that necessary for a nice cruiser. Rough manners, hard shifting, hard to keep cool, bad gas mileage, etc.

o...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-24-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By ben73058
Hey Wayne, I've had the shots. They work but...

Hey Wayne,
I've had the shots. They work but aren't designed to solve
ruptured disc issues - more along the pinched nerve & muscle issues.
They would be a good alternative for after you get...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,082
Posted By ben73058
Hey Doug, We went with a rear mounted gas tank...

Hey Doug,
We went with a rear mounted gas tank on our '50. We were hoping for dual rear exhausts but ended up having to go with side exit exhausts. There just wasn't room to get them out the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-24-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By ben73058
Hey Zombie, We used the 20 gallon '70 Mustang...

Hey Zombie,
We used the 20 gallon '70 Mustang Tank - nice to have 40% more range than the stock 16 gallon tank. We have it back out under the bed with the fill through the wood bed floor. It's...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-22-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 644
Posted By ben73058
Hey Tom, Here is an after market wiper...

Hey Tom,
Here is an after market wiper solution for your ''48 - '50.
Newport engineering makes them - a bit pricey. We did not have a radio
in our dash but we did have to navigate around the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-19-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By ben73058
Hey Gup, I totally understand restoring...

Hey Gup,
I totally understand restoring grandpa's truck back to original condition. I like that engine paint combination - Did you paint the intake & valve covers or is that steel?

You look...
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