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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 11 Oct 2020 19:55 #215386

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Mrsmackpaul, cheers for the heads up. If I’m having issues like that I will look towards the pump. Currently it won’t run without giving it some berries so I might have a task ahead of me. Thankfully the are a fairly simple beast.

JOHN.K, I know where to go if I can’t track one down.
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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 11 Oct 2020 21:03 #215388

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Two words......Go Electric.

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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 12 Oct 2020 10:45 #215401

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Mine must of been fairly different

It looked like this



Heres the link
www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon-Fairlane...1194?redirect=mobile

Mine had a big long arm but look the same else were
I seem to recall I couldnt service it at all

Someone had put a electric fuel pump on but if it sat for a day or so the pump would run dry and lift any fuel
I looked at lowering the to bellow the tank so this couldnt happen but that turned out to be impracticable so got a new diaphragm pump and the problem was solved

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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 12 Oct 2020 19:09 #215402

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Mrsmackpaul that pump looks the same as what is installed on the engine. I’ll go electric if I have issues with this one. The tank is behind the seat so the pump should be easy to install lower than the tank.
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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 22 Oct 2020 20:50 #215634

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Hey All. Hope to have a few days in the coming weeks where I can get back into it. Had a spare hour this afternoon so I pulled the old floor coverings out and cleaned it up a bit to get an idea on the rust spots. This is the worst of it so I can’t complain really.




I also measured the wheel studs to try and find out what the pattern is as I’d like to put chrome ‘truck style’ rims on it if possible. They seem an odd pattern and I can’t find much about them. They have a PCD of 185mm and the studs are about 15mm across. Do any of you know what else uses this type of rim, struggling to find any options? Cheers.


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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 22 Oct 2020 21:12 #215635

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If that is the worse rust you have, you have been blessed. Cut out a good 1cm away from any rusty bits to get back to good steel. A nice piece of body stell with a folded edge at right angles, a vee section knocked out for the bend to take the shape of the floor and away you go.
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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 23 Oct 2020 14:56 #215644

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Cheers cobbadog. Was thinking of doing something like you mentioned. I have a mate with a few old bodies laying around which I will cut some good sections out of.

Had a couple hours this morning so looked over the motor a bit. Found 3 slightly bent pushrods and some of the lifters are stuck down. Pulled the plate off to checks the lifter and noticed some are sitting quite proud is that normal? I will get a magnet tomorrow to remove them and see what the go is.
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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 23 Oct 2020 16:40 #215645

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The 6 stud wheels are the same pattern as AB and earlier 120 and 130 Inters.

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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 23 Oct 2020 19:40 #215649

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Further to John's reply, I see you have Road Grippers (poorly named, but I digress). This indicates you already have 16" wheels. I have seen them with 17" rims of the same type, so you are already ahead on tyre availability.
Unfortunately, besides Inter (which you already have) and Dodge rims, you're kind of out of luck on the replacement rim side of things. It's 6 on 7-1/4". If you want Alcoas, I think you'll have to get custom ones.

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1963 F250’s Rejuvenation 23 Oct 2020 22:19 #215657

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I would consider a new set of pushrods. Dont know how much they would be now but a long time back they were cheap as chips. Also there was an upgrade in the wall thickness from the XD to the EF if I remember right. Maybe yours are the same length and the heavier wall thickness will help them stay straight. Not sure how 'proud' is too pround. Maybe they were on top of the lobe?
Pulling them all out and a good clean up should make them servicable again. Might be worth getting a price on some fresh ones but they might be like gold to buy.
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