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Thread: 49 Ford F3 with Ford 400

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    Farmer Pete is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 49 Ford F3 Dump Truck

    49 Ford F3 with Ford 400


    I'm about to take possession of a 49 Ford F3 1 1/2 ton dump truck that someone has stuffed a Ford 400 V8 in. The truck is in pretty bad shape looks wise, but looks to be OK physically. I'm looking to turn it into a work truck for around the farm and town hauling gravel and stuff.

    It looks like a stock crate motor to me that has very few miles on it. The labels on teh valve cover describing the engine setup are hardly discolored at all. I know nothing about the 400, but I'd like to get as much torque out of it as possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Since this is going to be a work truck that will haul quiet a load once in a while I love to hear any suggestions about power brakes and disk brakes or other "improvements" as well.

    Peter Young
    49 Ford F3 1 1/2 ton dump truck
    53 Chevy 3/4 ton flat bed

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    Car Year, Make, Model: '53 Ford F-100

    Farmer Pete, I sent you an e-mail.

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