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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-26-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,677
Posted By AXracer
How many miles on the motor? Sometimes a skipped...

How many miles on the motor? Sometimes a skipped tooth on the timing change can cause a strong backfire followed by engine dying. When diagnosing an engine issue, I start with verifying it is getting...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-16-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By AXracer
Capelo, the measurements are the size of the two...

Capelo, the measurements are the size of the two hose fittings at the steering box. The hose fittings at the pump is a 16mm. So for the pressure hose it needs to have a 16mm male inverted flare...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-16-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,242
Posted By AXracer
Yes that is a Saginaw pump, but it has a long...

Yes that is a Saginaw pump, but it has a long pulley shaft on it. You would need to find a mounting bracket where the pulleys lined up. The Saginaw pump was very popular (cheap/dependable/adjustable...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-11-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By AXracer
If the steering play is in the drag link, check...

If the steering play is in the drag link, check the ball on the steering arm and on the pitman arm for any wear, replace ball and drag link cups if showing any wear. Be very careful when assembling...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-11-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By AXracer
AFAIK Grant does not offer an adapter for the...

AFAIK Grant does not offer an adapter for the early Ford steering column, nor was an internal turn signal switch offered until 56(?) So someone has drastically modified your column. There is no way...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-09-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By AXracer
Are you using the stock column with a non stock...

Are you using the stock column with a non stock steering box like Toyota, rack and pinion, or ? If it has been cut off the original steering box, a lower shaft bushing and floor mount must be added...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-08-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,794
Posted By AXracer
Thanks to all for your kind words! Somehow tho a...

Thanks to all for your kind words! Somehow tho a misunderstanding has evolved. I do not sell the shrinking disks. They are available from a seller on ebay: Shrinking Discs, DVDs items in Pro Shaper...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-07-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By AXracer
Ford was very fond of using 5/16 x 24 (unf) bolts...

Ford was very fond of using 5/16 x 24 (unf) bolts in most of the body. Also if using SS be sure to also use SS washers plain and lock and nuts.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-07-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By AXracer
I would highly recommend NOT using oak (red or...

I would highly recommend NOT using oak (red or white) ash, or any softwood like pine, cedar for the bed if you are planning a clear finish. Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, or most of the dense fine...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-07-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By AXracer
IMHO if you are spending >150.00 for a...

IMHO if you are spending >150.00 for a used/"rebuilt" toyota box and buying the mount, you would be better off buying the newly manufactured CPP box with integral mount that Classic Haulers/Mid...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By AXracer
I like 3M, but any of the higher end professional...

I like 3M, but any of the higher end professional body shop stuff sold at your local auto paint supplier, is good. As Jules says don't use anything from your local hardware store or big box DIY store...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-22-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By AXracer
I thought you were talking about me!?! Good to...

I thought you were talking about me!?! Good to hear you are getting better.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By AXracer
Oh, and are you sure you have the internals at...

Oh, and are you sure you have the internals at both ends of the drag link installed in the right order? The order is different in each end and can alter the installed length if incorrect. There is a...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-21-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By AXracer
Your springs look old, are you sure you have the...

Your springs look old, are you sure you have the down and forward springs? The spring centerbolt on the D&F springs will be ~ 1 1/4" further forward than stock. Call MF and ask for the measurements....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By AXracer
Article on Toyota box install: Toyota Steering...

Article on Toyota box install: Toyota Steering Box Swap For 1948-1960 Trucks - Ford-Trucks.com (http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/toyota-steering-box-swap-for-1948-1960-trucks/) It is somewhat...
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