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  1. harleymsn
    11-01-2015 12:03 PM - permalink
    If you look down into the carb (with a flashlight if necessary) with the air cleaner removed, while pumping the accelerator you should see gas spraying into the carb.
  2. harleymsn
    07-12-2015 12:00 PM - permalink
    Once you get the truck, make sure the TITLE is in order and that the serial number matches the one stamped in the frame. If that is in order just look the truck over to see what you spot. Take lots of pictures, especially in areas that you have concerns about. Don't hesitate to post your questions on the forum, that is what we are all here for. There are a lot of guys here that know more than me and all are willing to contribute.
  3. chrislynn5
    07-05-2015 04:39 PM - permalink
    I'm in Milton, GA (North Fulton/Atlanta)
  4. chrislynn5
    07-05-2015 04:39 PM - permalink
    I thought I saw that you were in TN. Do you know any reasonable people, or shops, that could perform those fixes? Thanx again.
    Why are the wheels dangerous?
  5. chrislynn5
    07-05-2015 04:21 PM - permalink
    won't have the truck for another week or so. will ask the seller those questions, thanx.
  6. harleymsn
    07-05-2015 04:11 PM - permalink
    BTW, have you been able to confirm that it is an F5 and not an F6? Also, were you able to confirm that the serial number listed and on the TITLE matches the number stamped in the frame? I just looked at the pics again and there are none of the serial number, and the patent plate is also missing from the firewall.
  7. harleymsn
    07-05-2015 03:58 PM - permalink
    Well the wheels have the potential to be VERY Dangerous, so I would suggest looking for replacement rims. The easiest one to find are 19.5 tubeless rims, look for old junk motorhomes, class A on the Dodge M400 and M500 chassis from the 70's through mid 80's. They usually have the old 440 motor in them. If you find the entire motorhome, the rearend is a good candidate to swap for higher gearing. If it has a 2 speed rear your top speed will probably be about 45 MPH, down hill with a tailwind. Transmission depends on how much work you want to do and how much you are willing to spend.
  8. harleymsn
    07-03-2015 11:44 AM - permalink
    Then found that the booster was bad, I bypassed the booster and the brakes work fine without it, but I would not run that way if I was hauling loads with it. The truck also appears to still have the widowmaker wheels, search widowmaker and Truckdog on this forum and you will learn why you will want to replace them. Ask a lot of questions here and you will get a lot of help.
  9. harleymsn
    07-03-2015 11:43 AM - permalink
    If you bought this truck for $3349, you got a good deal from the looks of it. Do understand that it has a 'spur gear' transmission which requires double clutching to shift. The fact that it needs brake work, may indicate the real reason for selling the truck though. You can get master cylinder and wheel cylinders through NAPA , Rockauto or others. Brake shoes are not available, but a good brake or clutch shop can reline them. The brake drums are the real headache, there are zero drums available for these trucks and very few places that will turn them. If the brake booster is bad there are a few options, none of which are cheap, but it depends on what you plan to use the truck for. I don't use my F5 for hauling anything, I replaced the entire brake system (got luck and found some good used drums) new master and wheel cylinders, shoes relined (By Felton Clutch in Chatt.), new lines and hoses.

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  • About chrislynn5
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    GA
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-1 through F-8
    Year
    1948
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