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My 6at cummins is a bit unusual in their line. Built originally for generator use, then in the 80s they started building an automotive version that saw a lot of fleet use, taking the place of chev 292 inline sixes in Frito Lay and Mostly UPS vans. The good thing is it is indirect injected like the mercedes, and gets it's power in the higher rpm ranges like 3400 so it matches the power characteristics of the gasser and it's existing drivetrain. A friend has a watson aux transmission he said I could have, but looks like enough on my plate for the time being. I also need to know what the box actually is as far as gears and ratios etc. As long as I keep posting, you will know I'm being good and resting on the couch. It's really not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.
 
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GB, side discussion: I have been gathering data on aux boxes for a while. If you know the model number I probably can tell you the gear ratios.
 
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I finished the oil cooler lines, the lower radiator air deflector, and mounted the horn today. I think I finally have everything in place where it needs to be. Now I can remove the inner fenders, radiator frame and engine so I can clean it all up and paint the pieces. Then everything can be reinstalled permanently .
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Thanks for the update with pictures.
 
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Thanks 38. I'm driving again, so I might get over to the guy's place this weekend.
 
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So, Mark.... Where do you plan to install your battery? I'm still toying around with this one.
 
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Chris, In the last photo you can see the battery tray next to the injector pump and oil filter housing. I bought a 6 cylinder battery stand, mounts on the drivers side over the steering gearbox, and made a stainless steel battery tray to fit the Mercedes battery. I had replaced the battery in the Mercedes I pulled the engine out of about a year and a half ago, so I decided to use it.
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I figured that was what I was seeing. I'll look and see if I have enough real estate there. Been scratching my head where to locate the battery. The prime location has the exhaust running back.

 
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Ford moved the battery to the drivers side on the 6cyl because of the exhaust. On my '49 there is an indent on the drivers side inner fender for battery clearance, the '51-'52 F1 may be the same. The Mercedes battery is big, but I still had plenty of room for it.
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Here I have two bolts thru the bottom flange on each side. After I pull the engine I will be able to drill two holes thru the side of each side of the frame to finish bolting the crossmember in.




I pulled the front axle out of the truck yesterday so I could drill the holes in the bottom flange of the frame for the engine crossmember. I needed to bolt the crossmember in place while the engine was setting on it. Now I can pull the engine and drill the rest of the crossmember bolt holes.
 
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Ray and 38 coupe. Here is a better photo of the front crossmember and transmission mount for the Brownie. Once I drill the holes thru the upper crossmember for the shift rods to pass thru, I will pull the transmission and crossmember out so I clean them up and paint them.
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I love me a Brownie. So cool
 
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Mark your truck is sure looking good. I'm a huge fan diesels.
 
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Glad to see something besides a small block chevy (common as mud) tucked in a cool old truck. Very nice.
 
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