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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By old_dan
Hello Jrock, I too have a Painless harness...

Hello Jrock,

I too have a Painless harness and a 1 wire alternator. I altered the course of the harness for the alternator charging wire. Painless would have you run the charging wire all the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-30-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By old_dan
Lesson learned! Now you have another...

Lesson learned!

Now you have another father-son project!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-30-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By old_dan
Considering how screwed-up other aspects of our...

Considering how screwed-up other aspects of our state have become, the DMV has always been pretty easy to work with. Congrats!

Dan
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-30-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By old_dan
I have never shimmed a starter on a small block...

I have never shimmed a starter on a small block Ford. I thought that was something that you had to do on "brand-X" to align the starter drive.

The engine turns the same way all the time, so your...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By old_dan
Hey Doc....it sounds like you know how to show...

Hey Doc....it sounds like you know how to show your wife a good time!!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By old_dan
This is an interesting build. I'm subscribed!! ...

This is an interesting build. I'm subscribed!!

Dan
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By old_dan
Good news that you have it running again. ...

Good news that you have it running again.

It's really not that bad of a job to remove the gas tank in these trucks. I have done the clean-out job, then coat the inside of the tank with one of the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-21-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By old_dan
Hello Joey, Welcome to the forum. I would...

Hello Joey,

Welcome to the forum. I would check out the coil. You can test that with a multi-meter (ohms setting). I have a 52 vintage Motors manual with a listing of what the readings are...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By old_dan
Hey Paul, Good to hear from you! Congrats...

Hey Paul,

Good to hear from you! Congrats on the upcoming new member of your family!!

Dan
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By old_dan
Congrats on the new addition to your family (and...

Congrats on the new addition to your family (and on a truck that drives)!!

My truck project took on a 12 year hiatus as our kids came into their "car phase".

I developed a family...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By old_dan
That looks like an excellent way to go! Now you...

That looks like an excellent way to go! Now you just have to keep up posted with pics of the rest of your build!

Dan
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By old_dan
That is, indeed, a generator. Generators can...

That is, indeed, a generator. Generators can work well, but they don't produce much charging current at idle. One of the classic generator problems is that all of the charging current has to pass...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-05-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By old_dan
Hello Jay, and welcome from California. If...

Hello Jay, and welcome from California.

If you go the Jag front end route, will there be any issues for you finding one that is left hand drive?

I have my 52 driving...I went with the IFS route...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-05-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By old_dan
Start with the article that Bob posted earlier in...

Start with the article that Bob posted earlier in this thread. Then, measure the Bronco axle from hub-to-hub.

The 9" Ford rear end may be your best bet. If you want to make use of what you...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-05-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By old_dan
If your main goal is to have a better gear ratio...

If your main goal is to have a better gear ratio in the rear end, you can get ring and pinion gears for the Timkin axle in the F3. If you want it to be somewhat easier, you could look for a Dana 60...
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