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Old 10-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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I was looking at your wheel and brake choices. I'm trying to figure out how to use stock ford pickup wheels with 5x5.5 bolt pattern. I think the brake kit you are looking at won't work with early drum brake wheels. Do you know if this kit will work with 16" truck wheels?
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:02 PM
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I was looking at your wheel and brake choices. I'm trying to figure out how to use stock ford pickup wheels with 5x5.5 bolt pattern. I think the brake kit you are looking at won't work with early drum brake wheels. Do you know if this kit will work with 16" truck wheels?
The wheels I am using are off of a 68 f-100 that had disc brakes so they will work. However, from what I can tell, in order to use the earlier style wheels, the wheels have to be modified. I would assume itís the center hole. I do know for a fact, the factory wire wheels will not fit anything other than the early factory drums without adapters.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:20 PM
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Finally got around to putting the bottom end together. Need to make a trip down to great falls to have the heads rebuilt. Same as with my FE, these heads donít have seats or guides and they are all worn out. Iíve already got the valves, springs, and seals. Iíll have to leave it to the machine shop for the seats and guides as Iím not versed enough in that. So yeah, thatís where Iím at now. Decided to tape off the deck just to keep all the crap thatís in my shop out of the engine while itís in waiting.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:04 PM
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Looks like a working man's shop. Good luck on the heads. A guy can stick a lot of money in heads at the machine shop.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:18 AM
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Thanks Bob. I have to be frank, I hate the state of my shop right now but it is getting closer to winter so everything that canít be outside, is inside cluttering everything up. As for the heads, Iím gonna guess I will have around $400 bucks a head into them. But these are the better heads for Ď57 so theyíre worth doing right. And then, if and when, I build the virgin engine for her car, I can slap these heads on and go if need be.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:22 AM
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The wheels I am using are off of a 68 f-100 that had disc brakes so they will work. However, from what I can tell, in order to use the earlier style wheels, the wheels have to be modified. I would assume itís the center hole. I do know for a fact, the factory wire wheels will not fit anything other than the early factory drums without adapters.
Thanks for the update. I have 16" wheels I believe are 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 with the 5x5.5 bolt pattern. I'm hoping I can find a front disc kit for them so I don't have to run adapters
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:41 PM
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Not much to report on but I did finally get the heads to the machine shop on Friday. As a side project, a coworker asked me to build him an engine run stand and this is what I have so far. Still need to make a radiator supports and get gauges in it but itís mostly done. And then, a buddy of mine sent me pictures of a Chevrolet COE out at his dads friends property. Heís gonna see if heís willing to let it go for me next weekend. You know, like I donít already have enough projects.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:57 PM
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The test stand looks very sturdy and well thought out. The COE is way cool. Are there doors?
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:20 PM
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The test stand looks very sturdy and well thought out. The COE is way cool. Are there doors?
Doors are on the frame behind the cab. My buddy says itís all there.
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Great job on test stand Endi.....
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