I am new to this game so I hope you all will not mind a few basic
questions... I am looking at buying a very nice 1950 F100 Ford which
is in pretty decent shape to begin with, the body only has a bit of
surface rust in spots and needs a paint job, the engine runs on first
try but smokes (needs a re-build) One window missing but he has new
seats and window plus a re-built engine. $2000 gets me everything or
minus the parts, newer engine etc I can get just the truck as is for
Now that you know the story... I need to make a couple of big
I am torn between the idea of keeping the flat head V-8 and making
it a cool ride to the grocery store by restoring it like the original
and just buying the truck as is rippin out the engine and putting
something a bit spicier in it ;-D and creating potentially a real
nasty sleeper out of it. Any good arguments one way or the other?
Also regardless of which I finally decide what to do should I strip
it to the frame and work my way up? I kind of have some space
restraints but it is do-able (I live in a town that does not allow a
car to sit for any length of time without plates - it sucks)
Lastly does anyone know a source for rebuild info on this
make/model/year? I do not think Chiltons goes back that far :-P Thanks
alot in advance -David Hatch Corning NY
A swarm in May
is worth a load of hay.
A swarm in June
is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm in July
isn't worth a fly.
(old farmers saying)