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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By mtflat
Re: Where to find info on gearbox conversion?

V8Coopman - excellent description of the situation!

rotorwrench - also very helpful! I have one of those transmissions in an 86 F150 4x4 that has 360K+ on the clock. I've had it rebuilt twice in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,549
Posted By mtflat
Re: I guess its time ???

Prayers! Enjoy a long and healthy retirement!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,501
Posted By mtflat
Re: What did I just buy ?

rotorwrench, F2s didn't use the D code until serial number 110,000. His is 102K so it should have been Y code. He found the F3 logo on the cab since he posted this so he should be all set.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By mtflat
Re: Date Stamp question on intake flat ??

It's impossible to say for sure.

It sounds like you have a late series flathead. They were produced 1948 (truck) thru 1953 (US) and 1954 (CAN)

Your heads are '52/'53 and the oil pan is for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By mtflat
Re: 1948 Ford F1 Metal Bed Question

They're not rivets, they're spot welds that hold the floor pan in place. There are rivets in the corner of the box holding the sides and headwall together.
The wood underneath is like soft pine and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,098
Posted By mtflat
Re: Ford truck identification

The rear axle is identical to the one I removed from my 48 F1. The 47/11 = the optional 4.27 gears. The 5 bolt wheels are also half-ton.

What makes it unclear is, Ford used a lot of truck parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By mtflat
Re: 8BA head studs leaking

I had that happen once when I flipped a gasket over by mistake. Starting over with a fresh head gasket solved the weeping around the bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By mtflat
Re: Ford still shows the way.

I'm good with pickups drag racing and the coyote is an amazing performer!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,745
Posted By mtflat
Re: New Guy With a Question

Howdy HD - I'm on the other side of the state.

Sounds like a great truck with family history - doubly cool.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,784
Posted By mtflat
Re: F-1 head gaskets

Sounds like you have it sorted out - good luck with it. I replaced a head gasket once and thought I paid enough attention, but I had a slight seep around one head bolt. Turns out the gasket was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,784
Posted By mtflat
Re: F-1 head gaskets

Just make sure you're actually losing coolant that way. My 48 F1 will puke extra coolant out the overflow tube until it is just above the top of the tubes. 5 gal of coolant expands a bit. Once mine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By mtflat
Re: 49 F-1 wheel cylinders

Good advice above.

To answer one of your questions, I swapped backing plates from my 48 F1 onto a '63 9" rear end like it was made for it. All bolt holes lined up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By mtflat
Re: F4 steering box?

hmmm, the website is still up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By mtflat
Re: F4 steering box?


steering box should be 7RC in the F1, bigger trucks used 7RT box. They're easier turn (better ratio) so some were swapped into pickups. Joblot automotive should be able to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,446
Posted By mtflat
Re: White Fords

Portland OR is on the west coast? I could have sworn it was well inland tucked well back behind the coastal range.... ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By mtflat
Re: Front motor mounts

Any chance one of the pumps is a Merc pump? The foot is higher by about 2". Could account for the width difference as well as the 2 cushion on one side. They were also wide belt like the truck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By mtflat
Re: Fan belt for f-1 with shroud

It's easier and cheaper to slip a couple of oversized washers under the motormounts.

The rubber biscuits collapse/crush over time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By mtflat
Re: Serial Number

Most are stamped on the top frame rail, passenger side US near the motormount x-member. Lightly stamped, you might have to scrub that area with steel wool and shine a light at a shallow angle to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By mtflat
Re: '48 F-1 Truck Wipers

I pulled the linkage apart on my 48 after discovering the same issue you have. For 10+ years as a daily driver in Montana I used only one wiper. From where we sit it is adequate to see most of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By mtflat
Re: starter.. need a new one

I guess it depends on what Marko means by "the starter died". All the smoke leaked out? or did the spring break and it just spins?

First case needs rebuilt, but more common is the bendix needs a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,378
Posted By mtflat
Re: 1952 F-1 Project

Looks like a good, solid project - enjoy!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,151
Posted By mtflat
Re: 1948 F2 (F1 the same) door window glass replacement

I've done several and think I did it different every time. The divider needs to be loosened and/or removed. There is a screw in the door channel at the top and nut/bolt inside the door.

I've had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,195
Posted By mtflat
Re: Looking for a little info 49 Pickup

Yeah, I know what you mean, "the voice of reason".... hahaha

Rust out spots really depends on the area you buy your truck from. Mid-west and south can be really bad, north west US varies,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,195
Posted By mtflat
Re: Looking for a little info 49 Pickup

There are a few of us here that focus on trucks. In my opinion, you'll get better info here than some other forums because there you have to sort out the real stuff from the junk that gets posted by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 72,074
Posted By mtflat
Re: Manners... A new rule...

It's been awhile since I've bothered you - thanks for keeping up a great forum Ryan!
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