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05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

This forum was an immense help to me when I was...

This forum was an immense help to me when I was building Belle. Even with all the help there are always things you come across where the answer is illusive.
05-13-2018, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

I called TCI to order a Mustang 2 front...

I called TCI to order a Mustang 2 front suspension for a 1952 F-1. With the upgrades I was doing they suggested I do their custom IFS as it had better geometry and was a one piece cross-member with...
05-13-2018, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

As you said the rears are 255 60R16, fronts 215...

As you said the rears are 255 60R16, fronts 215 65R16. Front flange to flange distance is 59.5" and wheels are 7" wide with a 4" backspace so are 0 offset so track is also 59.5". Fronts in a medium...
07-03-2017, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

The Marinco arm has a silver plastic cover over...

The Marinco arm has a silver plastic cover over the mounting end of the arm that is kind of ugly. The Trico is polished stainless, just like the look of the Trico better.
07-03-2017, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

That block is a combination valve. It does...

That block is a combination valve. It does several functions, acts a a proportioning valve to limit rear pressure to prevent rear lockup. It acts as a hold off valve so pressure starts going to the...
01-25-2017, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

It is a marine blade also made by AFI. The arms...

It is a marine blade also made by AFI. The arms from Trico put about twice the pressure on the blade as the arms that were on the truck. My reason for using the Marinco/AFI blades was as you said,...
01-25-2017, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

Ross, the marine blades are 11.5" long so they...

Ross, the marine blades are 11.5" long so they cover more of the windshield. Also the Trico wipers have a large area where the arm attaches, this puts the arm about 1" off the glass.With the marine...
01-24-2017, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

Thanks for the compliments. It's nice being able...

Thanks for the compliments. It's nice being able to just enjoy driving Belle but I am missing the fun of doing projects. Friend just bought a 60 El Camino so maybe that will provide some distraction...
01-24-2017, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

Thanks to Ross' help I used Trico part number...

Thanks to Ross' help I used Trico part number 51-062 arms available from O'Reilly auto. I could have used Trico blade 33-101 but chose to go with a marine blade instead. Sorry I don't have a part...
01-23-2017, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

Because I used a front suspension from a 53-56...

Because I used a front suspension from a 53-56 F100 when I made a slight turn into a driveway and hit a bump the front tires would just touch the inside of the fenders. I change the front wheel...
01-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

It has been 20 months since Belle was "finished"...

It has been 20 months since Belle was "finished" so I thought I would take a few minutes and do an update.

She now has 4850 miles and has averaged 20.40 MPG.

There have been no problems other...
09-08-2016, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

I used Eastwood's satin chassis black 2 part...

I used Eastwood's satin chassis black 2 part epoxy and primer. It has held up very well after 4000 miles. a few chips on things like the 4 link bars but the nice thing about Eastwood"s is you can get...
03-09-2016, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

I was there, sorry I missed you. I will post some...

I was there, sorry I missed you. I will post some photos of the trucks there this afternoon.
02-05-2016, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

I used a Borla builders kit (see link) that comes...

I used a Borla builders kit (see link) that comes with mufflers that are not in Borla's catalog. I called them and they told me the mufflers were basically an unpolished S-type and felt they would...
12-09-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Rimrock F1

Thanks for the compliments. I would avoid Helix...

Thanks for the compliments. I would avoid Helix as I have heard nothing but bad about them. I just measured my 52 and the spindles are even with the bottom of the frame (4" below top of frame) This...
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