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Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm
by Doright
Wow good catch
I had a couple Mopars do that to me back in the day never seen a Ford do it though.

My Mopars sounded like a Rod Knock or spun Main bearing.
Always very happy too find a Broken flex plate!!!!

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:24 pm
by GregStith
Doright wrote:....
Always very happy too find a Broken flex plate!!!!



Man you are so right. It could have been much worse.

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:30 pm
by GregStith
Well my plan to get the flywheel installed last night fell through. It bolted to the crank but the holes were off for the torque converter. I was very unhappy to find this out with the transmission up in the air trying to get it to line up. I wasn’t prepared to have to bring the transmission down again so I almost got hurt and fluid went everywhere. I chalked it up to God’s sovereignty, got cleaned up, relaxed and then went to bed. I returned the flywheel to Autozone this morning, got a used one from a local junkyard and I’m now back on the road with no rattle. :rockon:

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:37 am
by Doright
I have been getting a lot of wrong parts lately from local shops myself very frustrating.

Glad you didn't get hurt, Got to have a good transmission jack for that job.
I had a good Transmission floor jack one at one time but it disappeared and the one I have for doing it on the lifts is a pos, I need to get a good one.
I just did my fourth Tranny rebuild myself!
I beginning to really enjoy it. I really wouldn't mind getting a Job working in a Transmission shop if I would get to build with another good builder only so much that the books show.
Although I have found a Good web forum for them and there is Utube.
So many fricken special tools for doing it

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:18 am
by GregStith
Yeah that’s why I’ve never rebuilt any. Too many tools as you say.

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:23 pm
by GregStith
I’ve had a pretty productive couple of days. I installed some peep mirrors. I’ve read where most people say they’re for looks and pretty much useless. I found that to be the case with them installed high. Once I lowered them down they work fine for me. I still like the looks as well.
I wanted to do more with the running boards so I finally made a filler piece between the board and fender. Since the running boards are smooth I also made some trim pieces out of aluminum flat bar. I got finished just in time to go to a car cruise. I’ve had a lot of fun with this truck the last two weeks. 400 miles on it. I go back to work next week and crazy overtime is expected to soon follow so the truck probably won’t see many changes in the near future.


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Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:48 pm
by BAM55
Truck looks great. My neighbor has Ford F-1. He is running a corvette IFS and IRS , with a 351 Cleveland and overdrive.

Once again really nice truck you have there

Re: 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:32 am
by GregStith
BAM55 wrote:Truck looks great. My neighbor has Ford F-1. He is running a corvette IFS and IRS , with a 351 Cleveland and overdrive....


That’s a cool combination.