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Old 08-05-2014, 12:18 PM
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Nice work! The picture with the firewall makes me want to see more of the truck.
 
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Here are a couple more photos.

This is the Mercedes engine oil cooler mounted in front of the radiator

This is the Mercedes throttle linkage adapted to the original truck throttle.

This is the boost pressure gauge, exhaust temp gauge and glow plug light in a plate I adapted to the speaker grill. I will paint it the same color as the grill.
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looks good. You are breaking new ground here you have our attention. Keep sending the pics.
 
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:24 PM
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Beautiful project. Keep the detail updates coming. And to think this truck could very well show up at a future TS event.
 
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49fordv8f4.... Glad you finally joined in... Guess I need to start a building thread to show you guys what I've been working on...
 
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This is so cool. Where is Jeff. I have the spec's on his engine somewhere but alas I can't find them. Sure seems like the same setup except Jeff has a slush box in his. I would love to scrap the wizzer in my Bronk and put in an oil burner and 5 speed. If not for the transfer case I would also put in a 3 speed aux box. Ya just can't have to many sticks with 3 peddles I say. I ran an Autocar back in the day with three sticks. That was a blast from the past it was.
 
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I sent Jeff a message to check in here. Hope ya get it bud. My puter is vewy vewy sic. As Elmer would say.
 
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I gave our new member his info several months ago Arctic... Don't know if they ever chatted though...
 
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38 coupe, the spicer transmission is a 5531 without any suffix letter. 2.0 to 1 in 1st, 1 to1 in 2nd and .72 to 1 in 3rd. here are a couple of photos of the mount. I still have to paint it and the transmission.

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My rear driveline is assembled to the correct length, I need to weld and paint it. The front driveline will need to be cut again since I changed to the T98 4-speed. It is about 2" longer than the T9 that came in the truck.
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Here are a couple of photos of the cold air intake I'm working on.





I'm using 3" stainless mandrel bent exhaust tubing and silicone ells and connectors. I will make flanges for the "U" tube, that goes thru the inner fender, and have them TIG welded on so I can fasten the tube to the inner fender and seal out dirt from the wheel well.
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Thank you for the pictures. That is a clean installation.

I have a Spicer 5831 with the same ratios that I dream of installing in my F-2. I am concerned about the height. I looks like you were able to tuck the auxiliary up under the cab very nicely. I hadn't thought about doing a low mount on the front, but it makes sense when I see it. It looks like it gives you a little more clearance for the shift rods.
 
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Absolutely beautiful work! Nice to see completely different approaches to these trucks.
 
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Thanks for all the kind words.
Chris, you do need to show everyone your F1 build. That's going to be a nice ride.
38coupe, The 5831 is a newer version of the 5531 I have. Parts may still available for yours. I have the transmission mounted high enough that I will have to drill two holes in the crossmember under the cab to run the shift rods thru. Your 5831 would work really well in your F2.
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Wow! Thats impressive. Keep those pictures and details coming. I love seeing what you skilled builders are doing.

Chris, Yeah, you need to start a build thread on your F1.
 
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Do you have any updates on your truck? Inquiring minds want to know!
 
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