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1956 f-600 " hot rod hauler " build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mastergun1980, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. OahuEli
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    Check to make sure your needle valve isn't sticking. Those old Motorcraft carbs had a habit of doing that if they sat for awhile.
     
  2. mastergun1980
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    I already checked - in fact it seems to be both front and rear bowls are flooding - And I rebuilt the carb about 2 months ago. When I crank on it fuel shoots throughthose brss vent tubes! And there is a new filter on the carb and another one between the pump and tank.
    If you have any other suggestions I'm open to listen! Thanks
     
  3. OahuEli
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    Check your float level settings next. If its a stock pump it puts out 5-7 psi, I'm wondering about the floats and needle valves.
     
  4. sierra rod shop
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  5. mastergun1980
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    Well I got it running today - I drove it a little ( no service brakes ) - The dump bed works - I rode on a step stool! I also cleaned the dash off.
    Oh It's going to a buddys exhaust shop next week It sounds like a stock car right now ( straight manifolds )
    Here a re some pictures
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    Dove it here
    [​IMG]I'm glad I sprung for this air cleaner I like it way better than the scoop !
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    I still have a lot of cleaning to do but A little armorall glass cleaner made the dash look a little better !
     
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  6. OahuEli
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    The engine looks good! Btw, it looks like your outside right rear tire is flat.
     
  7. mastergun1980
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    Both my outside tires are flat and very rotten. I located a decent set but have yet to get em!
     
  8. Hot Rod Elvis
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    You really are a bargainer and a finder aren't you?? Anyway....awesome job on this. I will stay tuned for the end of this one!!! Great Job!

    *For my 600th post, I figured I post on the F-600. Cheesy I know, but kinda cool
     
  9. robyyo
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    Great stuff man!
     
  10. mastergun1980
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    Yeah I think it's cool. Oh and yeah I'm a trader for sure, I like hunting old cars as much as building em!
     
  11. mastergun1980
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    I got my exhaust finished a few days ago but just got time to post tonight. My friend who runs an exhaust shop cut me a real good deal and made ma a kit ( custom bent pipes, mufflers and hardware for Very little - I did the final fitting ( very little ) welded the pipes up and installed them. It sounds real cool.
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    Here are the welded up pipes
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    I told him I was planing on flared tips so he flared the pipe for me, It's aluminized and polishes pretty nice so I buffed the " tips "
    I'll try to figure out how to post a vid sometime next week.
     
  12. Pharouh
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    That truck is sweet! I can't get over how rust free it is.
    I've always loved the 53-56 Fords too. Can't wait to hear it run.
     
  13. 29ToyA
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  14. Kickstarter
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    There is something cool about those old big trucks, and yours is looking good. I've got a 57 f600, if I can just find a rear brack drum.lol
     
  15. mastergun1980
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  17. OahuEli
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    Oh yeah! Love the sound of them old Y-blocks!
     
  18. HEAVY100
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    That's a cool project.
     
  19. Looks and sounds great dude!

     
  20. "T'RANTULA"
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    beautiful truck!!! I got a 50 GMC 450 I thought about doin somethin with it, but its rusted to hell. Dont think its even saveable....
     
  21. midcal48
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    where did you get that aircleaner?
     
  22. mastergun1980
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    Ebay
     
  23. mastergun1980
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    I did a little tinkering on the truck. I put the sending unit in for the oil press. dummy light. It works good. The gen light already worked. The fuel gauge wire was missing about 80% so I ran a new one through the door pillar- the gauge works but I am probablly gonna have to replace the sending unit as it is stuck reading full. I also installed a chrome sunpro 3 gauge cluster- I was going to try and hook up the factory temp gauge but the hole in the 292's head is a smaller thread so, I'll just live with the mechanical sunpro gauge.
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  24. That is just insanely cool.

    I'm on the prowl for something just like it.
     
  25. Shane Spencer
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    y blocks are the shit man. awesome
     
  26. mastergun1980
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    I've driven the truck several times now.... Still no brakes but I have a big farm to goof off on. And I gotta say this truck is real quick. I havn't fixed my speedo yet, but I've driven alot of 2 ton trucks from a 47 chevy all the way to 89 chevy - I can honestlly say my 56 is the quickest 2 ton I've ever driven. It's a blast to drive. I'm gonna start the total brake rebuild soon so I can start driving it around on the street.
     
  27. Roger Walling
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    I have a 56 F750 and I went on line to " napaonline " and found brake cylinder rebuild kits all the way from 15/16" to 2' from $6 to $30.

    The hydrovac is also listed at about $290.

    I"m making a ramp truck out of mine.
     

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  28. mastergun1980
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    Well I finally managed to do the brakes ....
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    The shoes had plenty of meat to em, the drums were smooth , no broken springs. But.. the fluid system was in bad shape...
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    Here is a pile of parts that I wish would have fixed the the brakes... All that I was able to use here was the hosea, and master cylinder kit. I had to buy 6 new wheel cylinder ..ouch! At least the master cylinder took a kit well. I blew brake cleaner through the lines both dirrections untill they came clean they looked real good so I kept them .. I used 80 grit sand paper on the drums and shoes to brake any glaze that migth have been present.. Bled it all out and dorve it with brakes ... And It seems like luck may be on my side the hydrovac works great and isn't leaking!
    Here is a pic of the front pass side after cleaning and a new cylinder...
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  29. OahuEli
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    Glad you got it sorted out, being able to stop is kinda a good thing.:rolleyes: :D
     
  30. Model A John
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    I like your truck!
     

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