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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 f1

Can you tell if it's all the brakes, or just one wheel? If it's all of them, the residual pressure valve in the MC may be bad.

I had some drag when releasing the e-brake and backing up. It turned...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: OT - Winter Coming - "Skeeching"

My dad used to pull two or three sleds around the neighborhood with his '53 Olds, great fun!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: is it ok to run diluted antifreeze?

Good point. I always run 50/50 in everything, because at my altitude water boils at 202.

Pic is of my head's cooling passage after 5 yrs from a rebuild, during a thermostat change. Can't beat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

B_Man_Al made this drawing of the stock setup
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Stock F-1 engine angle is 3 down at the rear, which puts the carb level.

Do you know your new driveshaft length yet? B_Man_Al and I have done a lot of study on how much the yoke moves on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

On the other hand, you are encouraging him solely because the OD is "nice", without any regard for the MAJOR fabrication needed to install it. Pics below are typical mods needed to install a T5 in an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 Ford flathead generator wide belt generator pulley

Hold on, most F-2's and 3's used the same pulley as F-1's. Here is the list, all used 5/8" wide belts, is that what the cars used? "Note 2" on the one listing was a specially small diameter pulley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rearend Question

I went the 9" / 3.50 route. I briefly tried a 3.25 ratio, and it was a total dog. (Note I live up high, 5300+ ft, and plenty of hills/mountains). Even on flat ground with a 30 mph headwind I couldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 Ford flathead generator wide belt generator pulley

Trucks came with 3 or 4 different diameter pulleys. Big trucks got larger diameter pulleys, F-1's are probably the same as cars. But I would think all physically fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951-52 Hood Safety latch

Mounts from the top with a single screw.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: How would you price this F1?

All body repairs done with sheet metal, or bondo? Rust on the underside?

If it's as nice underneath as it appears in the video, I'd be looking for $20K, maybe more, depends on location to a large...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I bought an OD trans at a swap meet, and after measuring it up, sold it. I can't say I've ever seen a successful transplant, but I have heard changing the crossmember to an F-2/3 type gives the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rebuild Advice 8BA

Pulling the intake manifold (which involves also the fan, generator and some other bits) to determine the internal condition and at the same time check the valves, will be worth the effort in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

OD wasn't a factory option in '52 on any F-series truck, '53 and newer had them. Blucar, do you have a picture of that truck? I have to believe it was a '53 that was sold in '52 and titled as such. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 F1 oil seal

I would absolutely go with torque to specs rather than the position the nut was in 68 yrs ago when it had brand new bearings. Although you may end up backing off to get the cotter pin in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Ford T8D-1 shift pattern

Is that the non-synchro truck 4-sp? If so,

1-3
2-4-R
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Issues on installing hood latch on my 1951 F-1 truck

There's a small spring that returns the release handle, and the big spring on the latching post. Google the numbers to see if you can find them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Fords in Fall 2020

Hard to find much color around here. This is along the original pre-37 alignment of Route 66.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,987
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

I have the Innovate unit linked above, it is very interesting to watch how the carb responds under different conditions.

You have to weld a bung on the exhaust, preferably up near the manifold....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,987
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

They are all 12v tho...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 50 F1 Parking Cable Boot

I hate to suggest it, but there are any number of Taiwanese shops that could kick them out of molded rubber in a matter of weeks, usually with excellent quality. Just need the dimensions. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Scammer alert

"Friends and family" is not for payments for goods.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,022
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Couldn't say, this is what they look like
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,022
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Just the opposite, specifically with Rustoleum "Professional" enamels. I just finished off a can I've used off and on for 4 - 5 yrs, worked flawlessly right to the bottom of the can. The instructions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 0BA distributor overhaul

Burnishing is very different from honing, I can't think of any way for a person to do it at home. Hard to believe it's really critical.
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