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Hey Chad thats a great idea on the get together. Maybe a two day in Yakima as my brother lives there. If its in the summer we can do a rafting trip on that river. I did one with my brother a couple of summers ago. Its not a wild river but it gives you something to do for a few hours and the scenery is just beautiful as your pics show.

Oh and yes the thought of getting that red one did cross my mind once you posted up the CL add.

One more edit: You might give Les Schwab a call reguarding those wheels they may work on them.
 
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Not crazy power. Just a nice wide band and plenty of juice. The truck will mostly be driven unloaded and I don't want to make so much power I start breaking other things. I'm planning on sticking with the NP435, etc. Just don't like the 352 and not where I'm wanting to go as I'm sure you can see...given your unique perspective.
If with the NP435 I understand.
 
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I am looking for and overdrive Clark 5 speed and bell housing from behind a FT. The motor mounts should work and the center drive line could be shortened enough. That would make it much more friendly on the highway and might not suck as much gas.
 
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A Clark 5-speed would be cool. I'm considering gearing options myself.

On the white truck the emergency flashers weren't working. Figured it would either be the inline fuse or the flasher. I traced the orange wire back from the flasher switch on the dash to the fuse holder. That was on the left side of the steering column. Opened it up and could instantly tell it was blown. A little out of focus but you can see it is open in the middle. An SFE 20 fuse.



Next up, the turn signal indicators were looking odd. One of the miniature green lenses was missing completely from view and the other was only half showing. The red high beam indicator was fine. I took out the 4 screws holding the head unit to the main dash bezel and worked the 6" glass (round speedo) and the aluminum bezel behind the glass out that holds the indicators. As I looked it was evident that those little lenses are held in place with approximately 1" long pieces of transparent adhesive tape. How high tech! Anyway, the tape had yellowed and lost all stickiness. I found the one missing green lens on the door sill once it was all apart. I used tape to hold them in place, keeping that original solution...



The glass was also fairly dirty so a good opportunity to clean it up, too.
 
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"The Squire" was texting with me last night. He said I should find the ROT number somewhere on the cluster bezel. Sure enough, right on top above the oil gauge.

A fourth instance of the 152.



Glass it all cleaned and speedo head is reassembled. The cluster housing is missing two screws that hold it in place because two of the clips that attach to the metal dash are missing. Off to the store to find those.
 
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Originally Posted by 1972RedNeck View Post
I am looking for and overdrive Clark 5 speed and bell housing from behind a FT.
The lighter 250 series should be perfect. THe heavier duty Clarks will have higher series numbers, but would be an overkill. The overdrive VO series was optional on F 500- F 600's in late 50's thru 60's and special order on certain other straight front axle F100 thru F350's. Note overdrive ratios are lower than car type transmissions with overdrive. .8 to 1 in trucks is more practicle with heavier weight vehicles.
 
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The lighter 250 series should be perfect. The heavier duty Clarks will have higher series numbers, but would be an overkill. The overdrive VO series was optional on F 500- F 600's in late 50's thru 60's and special order on certain other straight front axle F100 thru F350's. Note overdrive ratios are lower than car type transmissions with overdrive. .8 to 1 in trucks is more practical with heavier weight vehicles.


I was originally looking at a 280, 282 or 285 VO from behind an FT (still am looking). The .8:1 overdrive is better than the .73:1 (NV4500) for my application. The 251 VO isn't synchronized, but the 264 is. I have read that the 264 is the predecessor to the 280 series.

Do you have a similar picture of a chart containing the 280 through 285 VO?
 
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Do you have a similar picture of a chart containing the 280 through 285 VO?
 
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I got the flashers working. I think there might be a grounding problem. Or maybe the cluster has to be screwed into place to ground it properly. I'll hopefully sort that out.

Some pictures of the red truck underhood.



Seems to have its original radiator, too.



The screen these old farmers use in front of the radiator looks the same as each other. Deja vu. I removed the screen already. We just don't have a bug problem on this side of the state.



Here's the invoice for the red truck. A bit different than the invoice for the white truck. This one includes dealer prep costs and a final price.

 
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Goal this afternoon was to jettison the two spare gas tanks. They were mounted outside of the frame rails and were partially full of gas. Of course, holes were bored in the bed to accomodate the filler necks. Drivers side tank was less invasive than the passengers side tank.

Here's the drivers side tank.



It was held in place by a couple of J-bolts and straps. I could hear it clunking when I'd go over bumps, too.



Easy enough to put my floor jack under the tank, remove the J-bolts, and straps and pivot it down and out.



Both tanks had a combined 10 gallons left in them with most of it in the passengers tank. Took a while to drain all of that. The filler neck is covered by a heavy metal cover, probably to protect it from the camper.





That cover was hiding this beauty.



Even easier to remove since the neck could be removed separately. Then just removed those two nuts in the bed and lowered that tank down.

Total combined dry weight of all this junk is 77 pounds. Plus probably at least 60 lbs of old stale gas.



It feels lighter already!!
 
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Here's another one. Wyoming a bit far for me, but would love to add a blue one to the red and white ones. I've always been patriotic!!

1966 FORD PICK-UP 3/4TON V-8 4X4
 
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Here's another one. Wyoming a bit far for me, but would love to add a blue one to the red and white ones. I've always been patriotic!!

1966 FORD PICK-UP 3/4TON V-8 4X4

If only I had a money tree.....
 
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MoneyTree can provide you with a payday loan to help out...

Here's some info on the blue one in the link as provided by the owner, although I'm sure some of this he didn't transcribe 100% correctly.

F26 - F250 4x4
Y - 352 2V
K - Kansas City
816xxx - March 1966???
120 - Wheelbase
W - Marlin Blue
F260 - F250 4x4
881 - I want to imagine that's a B in the first slot (blue crushed vinyl), but judging from pics I would assume it's an E (red crushed vinyl like my other two trucks) unless the seat has been replaced.
185 - ???? Not sure about trans and axle. Assume that's an A (NP435) and B5 (locker) but not sure.
06800 - GVW
172 - HP
4000 - RPM
51 - Denver
0992 - Special order

It looks a little rougher than either of my trucks and he wants more than I paid for either (although, less than I paid for both) so I feel his price is a little steep for me.

Good looking truck, though, from what those pics show. I wouldn't kick it out of my garage...
 
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Here's some info on the blue one in the link as provided by the owner, although I'm sure some of this he didn't transcribe 100% correctly.

F26YK816XXX

F26 - F250 4x4.

Y - 352 2V

K - Kansas City MO Assembly Plant

816xxx - 1966, assembled February 1966.

Warranty Plate:

W.B. 120" Wheelbase.

COLOR: W - Marlin Blue.

MODEL: F260 - F250 4x4. 6,800 lbs. GVWR

BODY: 881 No such BODY code of 881.

TRANS: A - New Process 435 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

AXLE: 185 No such AXLE code.

GVW: 06800 - 6,800 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

172 net HP @ 4,000 RPM

DSO: 510992:

51 - Denver CO Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

0992 - Domestic Special Order number. The truck was ordered special by the original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
If this is a Custom Cab: B81: B = Medium Blue Crush Vinyl & Medium Blue Cody Pattern Woven Plastic / 81 = 81B Custom Cab.

There is no AXLE code of 185. The first two digits of an AXLE code are related to the rear axle, the 3rd digit (if present) to the front axle.

1959 thru today: If the AXLE code begins with a letter: Limited Slip / If with a number, no Limited Slip.
 
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Thanks Bill. Some of these old fellas that own these trucks have even worse eyesight than you and I do....
 

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