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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 06:22 AM
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Posted By 49willard
To my knowledge any thing other than an original...

To my knowledge any thing other than an original transmission will involve significant mods to the trans X member and clutch mechanism. Is that your plan?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By 49willard
I ground the hinge. A hint for "seeing"...

I ground the hinge.


A hint for "seeing" with the mirror:


Purchase a larger aftermarket rectangular head to mount in the place of the small round mirror head, big difference. Credit to Bob...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-30-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By 49willard
I have done quite a bit of hot riveting in the...

I have done quite a bit of hot riveting in the past. My procedure did not require a forge. I used an air impact gun with a rivet forming head (available from different sources-I got mine from Black...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-11-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By 49willard
I do not have a 302, however, the stock Ford log...

I do not have a 302, however, the stock Ford log style rear exit manifold should clear the stock steering. Hopefully someone will come along with solid experience.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By 49willard
I think that the only parts I ever bought from...

I think that the only parts I ever bought from LMC were these headlights (the halogens/custom headlight on the upper right of the page) and the relay/harness from them. In a word, they are great.
...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-09-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By 49willard
I installed the DC door seals and the door closes...

I installed the DC door seals and the door closes only with the latch adjustment all the way out. I can not close the door with the latch on the next "location". I am hopeful that the rubber will...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By 49willard
http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vb...

http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vbulletin/640x478/80-100_0516_640x478__aa70a7f87d00bfcca097b334bd8aa038c849ce61.jpg

My setup with a drop down box which works however It has to be...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-09-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By 49willard
Very nice setup. The battery locations use space...

Very nice setup. The battery locations use space that is typically "wasted" space under the truck. I thought about using that space for a battery but did not think about the much narrower optima 6V.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-06-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By 49willard
I can't speak for the M II however with the Jag...

I can't speak for the M II however with the Jag IFS I would not want to be lower than about 9 1/2" at the front bumper to avoid rubbing on a turn on an F-1. I am just over 10". I would consider a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-06-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By 49willard
Stu, Thanks for posting Gary's video, what a...

Stu,
Thanks for posting Gary's video, what a treat!


Gary,
The video and the truck are both family treasures.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By 49willard
Charlie I used Sintra or Komotex (SP) and...

Charlie
I used Sintra or Komotex (SP) and formed the rear quarter panels in the cab. I used an heat gum to form it. I think that the above are used by many auto trim shops.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By 49willard
I suspect that even if the stock cable has the...

I suspect that even if the stock cable has the right end it will most likely be too short since the flathead transmission is a short transmission. There are shops out there that will make a custom...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By 49willard
If you haven't already done so, remove the lock...

If you haven't already done so, remove the lock cylinder from the door and verify that it is working properly with the key. Then with the cylinder removed use a screw driver, from the outside of the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,530
Posted By 49willard
Drew, I would like to pick your brain a bit on...

Drew,
I would like to pick your brain a bit on your experiences with mechanical fans, shrouds and thermal clutches. I am struggling in traffic with staying cool and thought that I had everything...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-16-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,530
Posted By 49willard
It does take some energy to get something...

It does take some energy to get something spinning and a bit of energy to keep it spinning due to the spinning friction. This is a very small load. However, once you place a load on the spinning...
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