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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-27-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By AXracer
New rings in glazed/unhoned cylinders may take a...

New rings in glazed/unhoned cylinders may take a long time or may never seat. Average break in period on rebuilt engine is ~ 3 hrs or 300 miles which ever comes first, then oil and filter change....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By AXracer
rings are still seating? How many miles are on...

rings are still seating? How many miles are on the new engine?
Wrong viscosity oil? Still have the break in oil in it?
Since compression is good on all cylinders, (did you check it while hot?) it's...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-26-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By AXracer
Merc 48, I suggest you read my post on creating a...

Merc 48, I suggest you read my post on creating a build plan in this topic: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1260210-newbie-looking-for-some-advice-on-1955-f250.html
So much of the time new owners...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-26-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By AXracer
Helix is one of the Hoffman Group brands (along...

Helix is one of the Hoffman Group brands (along with Johnny Law, Welder Joe, Auto loc, Keep it Clean wiring, and a bunch of others) They sell cheap, low grade Chinese clone parts. Google Hoffman...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-25-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,840
Posted By AXracer
The Gibbon IFS was a quality product in it's day,...

The Gibbon IFS was a quality product in it's day, the recession just bit the company in the posterior, and they went under. They have been out of business for quite some time, about the only place to...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By AXracer
Yes, 56 cab is different but will still...

Yes, 56 cab is different but will still interchange with the 55 as long as you use the 56 doors and 56 hood hinges. All the rest of the sheetmetal forwards of the cab and behind it is the same or...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By AXracer
To be completely honest, a well done restomod...

To be completely honest, a well done restomod truck with highway friendly modern brakes, steering, drivetrain, creature comforts will often sell for a significantly higher price than a totally stock...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By AXracer
Mid Fifty sells setting tape.

Mid Fifty sells setting tape.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By AXracer
Here's another vote for a replacement cab. AFAIK...

Here's another vote for a replacement cab. AFAIK no one makes a replacement steel roof. It would be a very large difficult/expensive to warehouse/ship panel, as well as much more difficult to replace...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By AXracer
Me too!:-drink

Me too!:-drink
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AXracer
did you see this pic in the tips and tricks...

did you see this pic in the tips and tricks topic? Flathead with headers and Toy box in...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 350
Read First: Cool Tips and tricks
Views: 111,732
Posted By AXracer
Pete, Is the smaller piece just the cutout from...

Pete, Is the smaller piece just the cutout from the larger one or did you cut a separate piece slightly larger than the opening so it would sit on top for welding?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By AXracer
Both of the above yards are reasonably close to...

Both of the above yards are reasonably close to me if anyone needs parts or trucks checked out I may be able to help.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By AXracer
Post your complete serial # it includes the...

Post your complete serial # it includes the location code.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By AXracer
I can't help with the header question, but go...

I can't help with the header question, but go into user cp in the blue band at the top of page and turn on receive PMs. I live in Durham and want to see if you'd like to get together and kick tires...
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