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  • About acl9865
    Mechanical Engineer
    Belmont Shores
    Old Machinery
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Country of Residence
    F-1 through F-8
    Current Mileage
    50,000 - 74,999
    Miles per year
    0 - 999
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    1950 Ford F4 Flathead 6
    Long Beach, CA
    Mechanical Engineer


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  • Last Activity: 06-03-2019 07:22 AM
  • Join Date: 02-02-2017
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  1. 05-21-2019 06:56 PM - permalink
    Hey I can't PM yet.
    Just got my 48 F4 running and on the road. Widowmakers and tires are shot - saw you had some for sale. Let me know if you still have them and see this message.
    I have family and friends in Santa Ana Ca.
  2. 49fordv8f4
    04-11-2018 02:53 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps, Alex
  3. schoo
    05-09-2017 12:12 PM - permalink
    I will be in Wilmington on the beach in about 6 weeks its on the south/east area
  4. tug captian
    03-03-2017 11:57 AM - permalink
    Brakes are from a 96 F350 2WD dually. Cut the dually extension snout off and machine that surface flat with the rotor step. Bore a 3.84 hole and drill a 5 on 5.25 bolt pattern. You need to counter bore a bearing boss for bolt head clearance from the inside. This will bolt to the F4-6 hub. I had some plates water jet cut from 3/8 steel. One that is circular that bolts to the spindle as a backing plate the other is the caliper mount. This is inset using 6" pipe 1.75" long. Bosses need to be added to the caliper plate to move the mounting surface outward to clear the slide assembly. I think those ended up at .625" tall. Have drawing for the pieces if you want them. Draftsight is a free CAD download.
  5. tug captian
    03-02-2017 02:40 PM - permalink
    6BT will not fit without pushing the firewall back. The 4BT is easily pumped up. Plan on around 190hp and 475 ft-lbs. Installed the Gillett 60mm compressor and starting the intercooler fab. Should be plenty for the truck. The stock 105 hp worked pretty well
  6. tug captian
    03-02-2017 01:58 PM - permalink
    The biggest thing to remember is the 4BT is big for a 4 cylinder. It has no counter shafts so it vibrates. I went with urethane mounts originally and with the dump bed on my F5 it had a constant banging between the bed beams and the frame. Went to fluid filled mounts and that went away. The 5 speed required cutting the center of the tranny cross member. I welded plates on what I left of the cross member since I still wanted to retain the master cylinder location. I've got a bolt in tube section to support the tail for the transmission. That will make clutch replacement easy in the future.
  7. 49fordv8f4
    02-03-2017 07:32 PM - permalink
    Alex, I would be interested in machining another brake conversion setup. I would have to get my drawings and material list out to figure a cost. The calipers and rotors can be sourced from your local auto parts or Rock Auto. I am working on a disc brake conversion now for another FTE member for his '50 F5 M-H 4x4 conversion. You can E-mail me at [email protected] if that would be easier.
    Thanks, Mark

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