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#61 idajack

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:46 PM

Replaced the battery, ripped out the bad rubber and gaffers tape, and worked with the cab’s removable floor a bit. There’s a homemade piece there that needs to be remade/replaced - you can see a bit of daylight and you get a bit of engine heat through there.

Just got back from a 1.5 hour figure eight cruise around the whole island. Really enjoyable except the bit that I got stuck behind a school bus. This truck is a great fit for me and the island.

replacement floor panels should be an easy to find item as well.
I love all the availability the old trucks have and the internet has made it so easy to find parts as well as reviews of them from forums the whole job of resto modding these is really a simple thing to do now compared to the last time I worked on the old ford in the early '90's.
hope it's a fun project and keep the pics coming.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:49 PM

The fumes through the holes in the floor make it so the windows have to open at this point :)

40-45 in fourth is really this truck’s sweet spot

replacement floor panels should be an easy to find item as well.
I love all the availability the old trucks have and the internet has made it so easy to find parts as well as reviews of them from forums the whole job of resto modding these is really a simple thing to do now compared to the last time I worked on the old ford in the early '90's.
hope it's a fun project and keep the pics coming.


I have a older 4 speed Muncie in it, so mods will need to happen to anything i’ve Seen out there so far

But yes, the internet makes it pretty simple
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:59 PM



I have a older 4 speed Muncie in it, so mods will need to happen to anything i’ve Seen out there so far

probably had a t10 when new?
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

I haven’t dug into all those details yet.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

This may be part of the answer - https://www.google.c...8903394777,cs:1

But the part that’s really roached is the one above it that runs over the pedals
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:24 AM

Look for leaks in the cowl. Good chance water entered there pooled up rusted thru and to the floor board.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:10 AM

Look for leaks in the cowl. Good chance water entered there pooled up rusted thru and to the floor board.

Or leaks in the exhaust system. If the pipe runs out the back, he shouldn't be getting anything in the cab.

 

Now, gasoline fumes are another story.  It's harder to keep those clear when the gas tank is inside the cab,  under the seat. 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:54 AM

If you are not used to a gas engine w/o a catalytic converter, it will smell way more like gas to ya.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:04 AM

Direct vent crankcase


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:37 AM

What spares and tools should I always keep in the truck with me, or in the garage ready to swap out when they go?

Plugs and points are already in the dash

Edited by EWW, 19 April 2019 - 06:37 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:47 AM

Now, gasoline fumes are another story.  It's harder to keep those clear when the gas tank is inside the cab,  under the seat.


I have thoughts about eventually moving it to under the bed. It’s a bit unsettling to hear gasoline moving under your ass when you shut the truck down - it’s just not safe if you get into an accident
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:56 AM

I have thoughts about eventually moving it to under the bed. It’s a bit unsettling to hear gasoline moving under your ass when you shut the truck down - it’s just not safe if you get into an accident

What's your evac time to a decent burn unit?


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:08 AM

Harborview has one of the best trauma and burn units in the country...just a few minutes by copter
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:41 AM

What spares and tools should I always keep in the truck with me, or in the garage ready to swap out when they go?

Plugs and points are already in the dash

Look into a pertronix electronic ignition, replaces the points and condenser and stops all the constant adjusting
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:01 PM

For $125 that looks like a no brainer - this is the model for a 235. Can the generator handle it? I want the engine to appear period.

I took a load to the dump so I could weigh the truck. 3600lbs with a full tank.

ETA: I would need the lsn6 model if I kept it 6v

Edited by EWW, 19 April 2019 - 01:11 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:54 PM

Here’s a bit of video of the 235. Cold start with a bit of choke.

https://imgur.com/gallery/Lbu8mde
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:55 PM

Is this yours?
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:56 PM

Yes, taken this morning
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:57 PM

Were the engines orange in 47’?
Impressive most impressive
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

The truck is a 46. It originally came with a 90-100hp engine. Mine has a an engine from ~54 that puts out ~140hp.
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