Beautiful Red 1950 Ford F1 Pickup Truck -- 70 years old
302 FORD ENGINE -- 4 SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH OVERDRIVE -- NEW TIRES & ALUMINUM 16" 8 LUG WHEELS -- POWER STEERING WITH A /GM TILT STEERING WHEEL -- POWER BRAKES WITH FRONT DISC & DRUM REAR BRAKES STOPS WELL -- A FORD/HEI ELECTRONIC IGNITION DISTRIBUTOR WITH /E3 HIGH PERFORMANCE WIRES SET AND SPARK PLUGS -- WITH ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP --
The engine in this fully restored pickup is a rebuilt 302 Ford that has an amazing sound when idling and downshifting. I am not really sure about what went into the engine, but it sounds like it has a comp type cam. I am not really sure about when the engine was rebuilt, but appears to have been in the last few years or so. The engine does not smoke or burn oil.
The transmission was rebuilt at the same time the engine was and is a 4 speed automatic with Overdrive. Goes through the 4 gears very smoothly and downshifts very smoothly. Settles into overdrive at approx. 55 to 58 mph.
The truck has a large rear end and will do well in excess of 85 MPH without any problem at all. It is very happy around 62 MPH and handles very well on the interstate. I would drive this truck anywhere! This F1 also has brand new Heavy duty tires that ride extremely well.
The gas tank is a new 25 gallon tank and has been moved to the rear end of the truck under the bed. The fill neck has been positioned behind the tag that pulls down to fill the tank.
The 1/2 Ton 1950 F1 body is mounted on what I believe is to be a 1 ton chassis. I am not really sure what this chassis use to have on top of it, but it appears that the chassis is not nearly as old as the body. The chassis has marked improvements in the steering and in the ride over the old 1/2 ton chassis. The overall ride is much more stable and balanced over the chassis.
The truck is also very dependable. The truck cranks very well, the lights work as they are supposed to, the turn signals work and turn off by themselves.