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Reader Rides: 1949 Ford F-1 Truck



Bob Harrell

Home Town
Rochester Hills, MI


Year, Make & Model
1949 Ford F-1 Truck

How long have you owned this vehicle?
12 years

Where/how did you find this vehicle
Our truck has been in our family since 1957, and in a barn in Alabama for 20 years partially restored when we pulled it back to Michigan to turn it into what we have now.

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
New Dart Heads, manifold and the all new Atomic EFI from MSD

Has this vehicle won any awards?
1st place at AutoRama and 1st place at the Bearing Burners Show at the GM Tech Center...pretty cool because it is a Ford with a Ford engine.

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
347 c.i. Ford; 350 HP

Tell us about any engine modifications
Scat Rotating Assembly; Mahle Pistons; Hedman Hedders; Be Cool Radiator Module

Transmission Type and Modifications
Huges C-6

Rear axle ratio and modifications
Ford 9" with 3.50 Motive Gears and an Eaton True Trac differential


Heidts Superride Mustang II with Air Ride Shockwaves

Total Cost Involved 4-link - polished with Air ride Shockwaves

Willwood discs with Billet Calipers


Wheels and Tires
Billet 20" in the rear and 18" in the front

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
With the exception of the running boards and bed, all the metal is original on this truck. Other than that, everything else is custom.

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