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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951-1952 f1 hood

Actually hoods, cabs, and doors are shared by F1-F8. The big trucks often have better sheet metal because they are up out of the muck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Np435 on 8ba

I know of no non-stock manual trans that will fit in an F-1 without a great deal of butchery on the crossmember. From the back of the hogshead to the front of the crossmember is a little over 9...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Still needing advise on 52 F1

Does your tank have a right-angle shutoff valve on the fuel connection? That is what is stock. On its inlet (part that screws into tank) there is a metal tube made out of brass screen that sticks up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Still needing advise on 52 F1

Make sure the valve at the tank is completely open! Have you ever cleaned the screen in the valve, that sticks up into the tank? Have you done anything with the fuel line to the pump? That is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 F1 timing

On V8 trucks with the pin lined up it is at 2 deg BTDC.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Oil pan baffels ?

None of the 8BA truck pans ever had baffles, and the only 8BA Car pan I've seen them in was the Merc pan. I have one of those on my truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,636
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Believe it or not, Ford actually made an adapter to do this for trucks. They also made a kit to convert from the flat-6's to the OHV 6's. The parts lists for the kits runs to 2 pages...

Never seen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 f1

I'd be surprised if it's the filter. I would think that even with a relatively clogged filter the carb bowl would be full at the point you stomp on the pedal. If it gradually lost steam, then I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Converting park lights to signal on 49 f1

The more common dual-filament bulbs (1154 in 6v) can end up right against the lens. Make sure you set the new sockets back enough to clear. There is some bulb that is noticeably shorter but I can't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Australian 1934 Ford Coupe Ute plus Video

The "privacy" thing only applies to watching it embedded on Ford Barn. Click the "Play on Vimeo" button.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: T5 Shift Problems

T5's have little nylon pads on the shift forks, that have a habit of cracking and falling off. Is the throw noticeably longer in 1 - 2?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Gauge wizards - need some help

The "can" or mounting tab on the Mustang-style VR needs to be grounded for it to work properly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1952 F1 Bumpers

They were painted front bumpers. Rear bumpers were an option starting in '51, and were also painted. Those were Korean War days, chrome was in short supply.

Edit: could be different in Canada, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Minor fun find

Nice find! The mfr's still play that game of exaggerating every little "feature".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 8BA stuff

The intakes with broken generator guides are worth about a quarter at the scrappers'. The cost of shipping cast iron ones is about $30 - $40, somewhat limits their appeal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 Starter 6&8

The Truck parts book shows both 9 and 10 tooth drives used on the H engines, no explanation of why.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 f1

If something is broken in the mechanism, you may want to try pulling out on the handle while pushing the trim in. You have to push the trim in pretty hard, don't be afraid to be forceful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 f1

If the pin is really sheared, can you just pull the handle off?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1950 Ford F1 value?

Are you looking to buy or end up with a show truck? The repaint wouldn't bother me, as long as it didn't look like they did it with a towel. It protected the steel, and at least in these pics doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1950 Ford F1 value?

It is in excellent shape body-wise. If it is unrestored, does that mean it has not had the brake system gone thru? Is the wire insulation in good shape? Which transmission does it have? I'm guessing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: When did ford truck start column shift.

I thought those were kind of out of the focus of this discussion, but you are correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: When did ford truck start column shift.

TRUCKS went to column shift for the light-duty 3-sp in late '50, along with the change in beds. HD 3-sp and 4-sp were always floor-shift.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Ford Ad in Boys Life

Another version of that, from the Sunday comics?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: flex fan

Without a shroud, I'm surprised either cooled worth a damn. But I agree that flex fans don't pull nearly as much air as a fixed-blade fan. I just wish there was a freshly made, quality replacement...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

I wish someone would repro these fans, they are all a time bomb when you get right down to it.
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