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Old 08-19-2011, 06:21 PM
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Question I need advice

[Vehicle: 1952 Ford F-1, 239 Flathead, 3-speed on the column]

I don't really have anyone to ask, so you good folks are my "surrogate fatherly mechanic advice" today.
Ive rebuilt all of the following; Ford AA-1 94 Carburator
Fuel Pump
Cleaned/ Re-finished OEM Air filter
OEM Radiator cleaned, sealed and refinished
Tested the Generator [OK]
Purchased new "Speedway" water pumps -awaiting motor mounts for install
and a few other non-engine related parts.

My Concern today is removing and refinishing the gas tank. I feel that the majority of the simple work needed in order to get this cougar purrin' is done. I don't have the shop manual for the truck but intend on getting it.

I'd like your advice and opinions on removing this sucker, its behind the bench seat in the cab and extends out the passenger side. Maybe if someone has a diagram or listing of all the screws, they could scan it and help me out.

How should I go about repairing any damage, as well as cleaning it out? Can I buy an all in one kit, or would it be wiser to just shell out the cash and have it done at a shop? I'm unequipped of special tools besides a ratchet set and various screwdrivers.

I purchased the original 1952 Supplement Manual, but was disappointed that my 239 isn't listed. What is the deal with that? My guess is that my truck was built in 1951 but sold as the 1952 model ( just like how you can buy a 2012 model vehicle today)

My last question, I promise.
I read on this forum I believe, that the hood spear below, meant that the truck was a 5 Star Deluxe Cab. What exactly does that mean? My truck has an all in one speaker/radio under the dash, visors, and the seat folds forward to reveal a small box/shelf that can store tools but that is the majority of any features.

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I don't mean to be a bother by starting threads, I know some forum sites spend more time bashing newcomers for asking questions than they do offering advice.

Much Lovin' & Much Truckin',
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