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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BlueOvalRage
I love the patina, but WOW! that thing is shiny!!...

I love the patina, but WOW! that thing is shiny!! Looks like a great start.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By BlueOvalRage
So THAT'S what I've been hanging on to this...

So THAT'S what I've been hanging on to this dinged up old tailgate for all these years! Looks great!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By BlueOvalRage
Yeaaah, well most of that was due crappy front...

Yeaaah, well most of that was due crappy front and rear main seal technology. I screw more than my fair share of engines together and the amount of RTV I use on each wouldn't even fill a thimble. ...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By BlueOvalRage
Just an FYI - It's hard to tell for sure, but it...

Just an FYI - It's hard to tell for sure, but it appears in your pic that you've got the 9" installed with the original brackets and hardware. If that's the case and your original axle was a Dana 41...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By BlueOvalRage
The plate that you're looking for isn't exactly...

The plate that you're looking for isn't exactly rare, but they aren't laying around in piles at the salvage yard either. The 351W/AOD combination was not common. Buy a new one. They're cheap. ...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By BlueOvalRage
RTV's and gasket goops didn't exist when these...

RTV's and gasket goops didn't exist when these trucks were new. I think people tend to get a little carried away with them now that they do and use them everywhere. If there is a gasket being used...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-17-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By BlueOvalRage
John, Your engine has a 6 quart rear sump...

John,

Your engine has a 6 quart rear sump truck pan on it. I agree with Charlie that a dual sump pan would help you out. The front sump really isn't a sump. It's there for oil pump clearance....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,662
Posted By BlueOvalRage
I'm planning an under floor hydraulic clutch and...

I'm planning an under floor hydraulic clutch and brake master cylinder arrangement for my rig with remote reservoirs under the hood. Imagine my surprise when I read your update and saw pictures in...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By BlueOvalRage
Absolutely. Glad to help!

Absolutely. Glad to help!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By BlueOvalRage
As long as you have some reasonable amount of...

As long as you have some reasonable amount of backlash to keep the gears from binding as they expand when hot, you're fine. Too much backlash is a bad thing as it will make the gears noisy. At...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-11-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BlueOvalRage
I've been busy working on my daily driver lately,...

I've been busy working on my daily driver lately, but I did manage to get a little work done to my rear axle. As I mentioned before, the Dana 60's spindle I.D. is too small for the new 1 1/2"...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By BlueOvalRage
One last consideration here - it is often...

One last consideration here - it is often actually beneficial to have the powertrain offset to the right side from a handling perspective. This helps balance the weight of the driver and the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BlueOvalRage
Yep. The story about how he got it is in the...

Yep. The story about how he got it is in the first post, but we call him Dirty Harry.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BlueOvalRage
Well, it took the whole weekend and it sucked...

Well, it took the whole weekend and it sucked just as bad as I thought it would, but I got my axle housing all cleaned up inside and out. The insides of the axle tubes required some ingenuity with a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By BlueOvalRage
It looks great! What size alternator are you...

It looks great! What size alternator are you running? If it's capable of supplying the full 100 amps that the breaker will hold, then you might consider running larger wire from the alternator to...
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