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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 09:52 PM
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Posted By 38 coupe
Good to hear that you got resolution.

Good to hear that you got resolution.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By 38 coupe
Give it a try. The 215 in my 53 sedan had a small...

Give it a try. The 215 in my 53 sedan had a small leak right after the engine was rebuilt. Running the engine and thermal cycling everything took care of the problem.

Also, it has the benefit of...
Forum: 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 07-17-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,363
Posted By 38 coupe
Ah, I understand now. I think the air damn had a...

Ah, I understand now. I think the air damn had a big rubber gasket there.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By 38 coupe
I made my own too. I got the bulk cable and the...

I made my own too. I got the bulk cable and the ends at the local auto parts store. I had to get the heat shrink online. I used a plumber's torch to solder the ends onto the cable.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By 38 coupe
Set the float lower than the directions. The...

Set the float lower than the directions.

The float settings were written when leaded gasoline was the norm. Now we have alcohol in our gasoline, or at least more higher ends. The density of todays...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By 38 coupe
I replied on your other thread.

I replied on your other thread.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By 38 coupe
We have a thread on this going here:...

We have a thread on this going here: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1444225-watch-a-1950-ford-f6-wheelie.html
Forum: 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By 38 coupe
I know exactly the frame to use, the one Ford...

I know exactly the frame to use, the one Ford assembled the truck with in 1946.
Seriously, unless you make one from scratch, or for an aftermarket frame like above, the parts just don't line up....
Forum: 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 30,428
Posted By 38 coupe
And that explains a lot about why it is hard to...

And that explains a lot about why it is hard to find parts now. Those wrecks were alread picked over hard back then!
Forum: 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,363
Posted By 38 coupe
All the shrounds I have seen on flathead Fords...

All the shrounds I have seen on flathead Fords bolt onto the radiator. No gap or way to have a gap.
Forum: 1947 and Older Ford Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By 38 coupe
Looks like the truck should be a nice driver. Is...

Looks like the truck should be a nice driver. Is it a V8 or a six?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By 38 coupe
I have had good luck simply running an engine...

I have had good luck simply running an engine with a brand new leaking pump. The sealing surface on the cast iron can get a small amount of surface rust under the seal. Running the engine cleans that...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-15-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By 38 coupe
That is the tag for a 3.73 axle. I find the 3.73...

That is the tag for a 3.73 axle. I find the 3.73 are comfortable up to about 55 or 60 depending on how well balanced your engine and drive line is. Other folks feel comfortable faster or slower with...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-15-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By 38 coupe
The shifter lever has a slot in it that wears....

The shifter lever has a slot in it that wears. The half dome looking thing at the bottom of the shift lever is a sheet metal nut. Unscrew that nut. Be very careful when you take it off, there is a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By 38 coupe
I agree with Stu. I wouldn't walk across the...

I agree with Stu. I wouldn't walk across the parking lot and look at it now. I would have found it very interesting when stock.
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