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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-04-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By mechmagcn
I can relate to the change due to back problems. ...

I can relate to the change due to back problems. I figured i had maybe 3-5 years doing what I did. Two years ago I decided to make a change, went from self-employed heavy equipment mechanic to...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By mechmagcn
Not sure why so many are against the under floor...

Not sure why so many are against the under floor MC/booster setup. To me it leaves the engine compartment much cleaner and if you use the correct components it works very well. My 53 has the complete...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-25-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By mechmagcn
That's probably the best place you'll find to...

That's probably the best place you'll find to connect high amp draw accessories. Just be sure to fuse the circuit, I prefer to use automatic reset circuit breakers.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-23-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By mechmagcn
I originally ran the 2 row Mopar radiator in my...

I originally ran the 2 row Mopar radiator in my 53, but when I added A/C it just wasn't enough cooling for my Mercedes diesel. Bought the "desert cooler" 4 row from mid-fifty for $550 and it cooled...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-23-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By mechmagcn
I'm running the same cable to the rear on my 53....

I'm running the same cable to the rear on my 53. For a clean look where the frame is boxed you could use the cable ties that have a loop at the end and attach that with a sheet metal screw.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-22-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By mechmagcn
5 cyl. Mercedes turbo diesel, auto. Somewhere...

5 cyl. Mercedes turbo diesel, auto. Somewhere around 125 hp. Not going to win many races, but it'll get me places for a long time.
Forum: Arkansas Chapter 12-23-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By mechmagcn
My sentiments exactly, not a big fan of what...

My sentiments exactly, not a big fan of what folks think Christmas has to be. Remember the reason we celebrate this holiday. Have a great and safe holiday all!
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-22-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By mechmagcn
I hate to hear this, looks like a lot of love has...

I hate to hear this, looks like a lot of love has gone into the work done.
i was fortunate enough that when my first wife was diagnosed with cancer and passed that I already had my 53 running, not...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-14-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By mechmagcn
The method I use to remove stubborn pipe plugs is...

The method I use to remove stubborn pipe plugs is to heat the plug with a torch until red, then quench it with water. The plug usually will come out easily. In your case you could drive an ease-out...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-14-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,001
Posted By mechmagcn
I used Dot 5 when I built my 53 F100. The only...

I used Dot 5 when I built my 53 F100. The only downside I have heard of is any moisture that enters the system will collect in the bottom of the wheel cylinders, causing them to corrode. If used...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-11-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By mechmagcn
But John noted in the original post that he had...

But John noted in the original post that he had speed bleeders installed, that's the reason for my comment.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-11-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By mechmagcn
Am I mistaken or do the speed bleeders not have...

Am I mistaken or do the speed bleeders not have the check valve built into them to prevent air from being drawn back into the system? Those and a length of hose to keep the fluid off of our pretty...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-30-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By mechmagcn
I have the genII in my 53 and have noticed as...

I have the genII in my 53 and have noticed as it's gotten cooler here that the water valve doesn't seem to be opening fully. I haven't had time to diagnose it yet, so not sure where the problem lies.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-29-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By mechmagcn
I used an 8.8 out of a 87 Town Car, mounted on 88...

I used an 8.8 out of a 87 Town Car, mounted on 88 Ranger leaf springs with the shackles flipped.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-20-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 32,091
Posted By mechmagcn
I think all of us guys that have done hard work...

I think all of us guys that have done hard work can relate to the back problems. I have one scar on my back and need another, but I'm still going. Changed careers two years ago from heavy truck and...
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