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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 10:33 PM
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Posted By 52 Merc
If it's in good condition, you sould be good to...

If it's in good condition, you sould be good to go. He's been sitting on it for a couple months now. Offer him $50 and see what he says.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By 52 Merc
You cannot preserve "patina." By definition,...

You cannot preserve "patina." By definition, patina is the look associated with the natural oxidizing process of metals. Any attempt to preserve the look by any artificial means (coatings, etc) would...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-26-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 153,017
Posted By 52 Merc
The frame stamp looks legit, to me. Just not...

The frame stamp looks legit, to me. Just not correct. Your title would have the correct format, with year, engine code, series code and unit number. Whoever was doing the frame stamping that day must...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By 52 Merc
A Mopar big block in an F4 would definitely be...

A Mopar big block in an F4 would definitely be considered the far left edge of the dark side, no doubt. As an engine, there's certainly nothing wrong with them, but it all depends on what you want....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-26-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By 52 Merc
Joe, you do realize now that you've gone with...

Joe, you do realize now that you've gone with this bed, you'll find a correct F4 bed just around the corner from your house, and it's been sitting there for years. ;)

Looking good. :-X22
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 677
Posted By 52 Merc
Appears to be the head of a grade 8 bolt. If...

Appears to be the head of a grade 8 bolt. If you're lucky you didn't break anything worse. Time to investigate where it came from, and why.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By 52 Merc
You are correct that 55 was 6 volt positive...

You are correct that 55 was 6 volt positive ground and 56 was 12 volt negative ground. The polarity doesn't know anything about wire insulation color. Depending on which pole is grounded, the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-25-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By 52 Merc
Don't do it. If you're already feeling...

Don't do it. If you're already feeling overwhelmed before you start, doing a frame graft is not a good idea. It's not for the beginning truck builder. Too many good trucks have ended up in the scrap...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By 52 Merc
While you have everything apart, it might be a...

While you have everything apart, it might be a good idea to put the petcock back in place.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By 52 Merc
There is no difference. F-1 thru 6 all mount the...

There is no difference. F-1 thru 6 all mount the same.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By 52 Merc
Define your meaning of "free play" please?...

Define your meaning of "free play" please? Up/down? In/out? Side to side?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By 52 Merc
As I'm sure you're aware, your new crossmembers...

As I'm sure you're aware, your new crossmembers should mimic the originals by connecting the top and bottom of the frame rails together to prevent the rails from twisting. Beyond that, it's simply a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By 52 Merc
Welcome to the forum! It sounds like your...

Welcome to the forum! It sounds like your previous owner (PO) had a thing for chroming anything and everything that would unbolt. Sometimes it's tasteful, other times gaudy. Things like the cowl vent...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By 52 Merc
It sounds like possibly an ignition issue, to me....

It sounds like possibly an ignition issue, to me. Did any of this happen to begin after you changed out the coil, condenser and points?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By 52 Merc
O/T: cool old 4x4

OK, so it's not a Ford, but it is a cool old International factory 4x4. I was more curious to know if it is truly something International built, or if it was an aftermarket conversion sold by the...
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