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1951 Ford Truck Project Pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Scott in Missouri, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Scott in Missouri
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
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    Scott in Missouri
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    I have not had any problem, but you can never go wrong with a beefier set up. The transmission/motor are held in place fine with this mount. If you want more flex/tourqe bracing, I would consider a permanent cross member above the drive shaft if you have room. Aslo, I would say you should consider welding/bolting this in BEFORE you cut the old one to keep everything square.

    Scott
     
  2. JoshECS
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    I just bought a '48 F-1 on an unmolested '51 chassis and drivetrain. Scott, you've done all of the work that I think I want to do with ym '48 to use it as a daily shop truck.

    I appreciate you taking the time to do such a detailed write up, very very helpful.

    Ultimately, how does the Flattie on a T5 drive around town and occasionally on the highway? Is it perfectly adequate, or do you sometimes feel concerned that you are an obstacle that others struggle to avoid in traffic?
     
  3. Scott in Missouri
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    I used to think it was the best improvement I made to the truck...until I converted to 12 volts. I still think it is the best improvement for "drivability". It shifts like butter and now you get the 5th gear which is Over Drive and can hit the highway at 60 MPH.

    Scott
     
  4. motorgod7
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    Fantastic thread, I have a 59 f100 that will be getting the same name on the doors.
     
  5. Bugsiegel
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    Bugsiegel
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    from New Jersey

  6. Black Knight 1
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    Great thread. I got a lot of inpiration for my 55 build.
     
  7. Kiwi 4d
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    we found a similar problem with 10" pressure plate weights on a different brand adapter and wondered if cutting these weights off was an acceptable solution. I presume they may add pressure to the clutch plate as revs and momentum builds up. Looks like its worked for you.
     
  8. Tinpanharry
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    So did you sell the truck?
    Thanks!
    TPH
     
  9. Scott in Missouri
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
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    Scott in Missouri
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    Yes I did sell it. It arrived in California last week.

    Scott
     
  10. Schoenmaker
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    Schoenmaker
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    from Holland

    Scott, thanks for the detailed descriptions, they will be my aid overseas in Holland!
     
  11. Sprout
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  12. bobo1
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    bobo1
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    from France

    nice work on your truck ;)
     

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