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Old 10-09-2017, 09:42 AM
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Thats a beautifull truck, congratualtions!

It looks like you scored a well restored truck body for sure.

The nice part about that is that you can drive the wheels off it and gradually put your stamp on it; as you get to know it.

Is you plan to do any work on the engine, other than the carb setup ? Was there a rebuild done to the block at all?

Welcome to FTE, your home while at home. The family will love it I'm sure.
 
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Picture of the new wheels, caps and beauty rings installed.


Picture of the new wheels, caps and beauty rings installed.


Picture of the new wheels, caps and beauty rings installed.
 
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We are getting ready to do a bunch of work to the truck. We are installing Posie lowering springs front and rear, new intake and heads (going with Edelbrock) Carbs are going to be sent to Dicks Hot Rod Carbs in Texas to be rebuilt and mounted to the new intake and progressive linkage being redone. While that is going on we are pulling the engine and trans to paint it. We will be putting on new exhaust redoing a bunch of the wiring and rerunning the fuel lines as the new set up will have the fuel log by the carbs. We will also be dressing up the engine bay and completing the disc conversion up front (kit came with the truck).
 
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The more I look at the 51 and 52 the more I am lovin' em. Great truck!
 
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Sweet ride. Love the pics! Keep the updates coming.
 
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Take a close look at the front of the float bowl covers (air horns) and the front screws on your center and rear carburetors. They may be damaged from grinding them down to fit that manifold. I had a new Offy triple manifold in the early 60's and had to do the same thing to the center and rear carburetors to make them fit. 97's would probably have worked, but I had the 94's. Maybe check before sending them to your carb guy - possibly he can "fix" them. - Bob
 
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Painted with new heads mocked up



 
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Keep those Mercury heads. They actually do really good for a mild flathead. It would be good to have them for spares.

You may already know this but the stock 48-53 8RT/8BA Loadamatic distributor will not work correctly with multiple carberetors. A petronix conversion makes no difference. You need a distributor that has mechanical (Old Mallorys) or vacuum mechanical advance ( GM conversion or 59A Flathead Crab). The GM conversions; points to 1973, would be the best option in my opinion. Going to the Crab style means changing the timing cover, Old Mallorys are super expensive now.
Bubbas Ignition offers a converted points distributor. I'll likely go that route on mine when the time comes.

Great Truck!
 
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Just curious if you've measured your bore and stroke yet? The pistons may have the bore size stamped on top of them. - Bob
 
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