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When for a long Drive this morning!
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Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 08:52:12       [Reply]  [No Email]

Did my real Maiden Voyage this morning. Took a 20 mile drive out in the country most of it on a dirt road. Took it nice and slow around 20-30 mph and enjoyed the view. Got out on the paved road and opened her up to around 50 mph! Ran great pulled the hills just fine. Even went off the road a little on my place and climbed a small hill in 4X4 high range. Realy did not need it but what the heck I was having fun! Mark H.

Yankee    Posted 04-27-2003 at 19:35:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well my friend it looks real tough sitting on top of that hill.Not only do you build sharp rigs but you pick good spots to take pics of them.Sorry posting late tonite,but wanted to send my congrats to you.Are you still planing on showing her at all?

Willy-N Yes Bed Wood Sides done    Posted 04-27-2003 at 20:36:06       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes it is on the 10th of May in our town. I just finished the bed sides today made them out of Oak and Redwood with stainless steel bolts. Finished it with Danish Oil Finish. Got to clean her up for the show now. Mark H.

Dave Smith    Posted 04-25-2003 at 14:20:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great Job Mark, Whats next? The Funk?
Dave <*)))><

Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-27-2003 at 05:20:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
A Funk? You gat a Funk? Is it a V-8? Too cool! If you are going to re-build it, will you let us follow along like with the power wagon?

Willy-N    Posted 04-27-2003 at 08:24:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is a 6 cyl flat head Ford Funk in a 1950 8N Tractor. I just want to clean it up to sell. I have a tractor to use around the place. I have a habit of finding things for others. I just play with for a while. Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 14:36:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Either that or another Power Wagon I am going to look at Monday or Tuesday. Mark H.

Manitoba    Posted 04-25-2003 at 14:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that is one fine piece of steel..!!!
I tip my hat to you sir and admit i'm
a bit green with jealousy.
Well done.

Alberta Mike - just wondering something ...    Posted 04-25-2003 at 13:32:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Was your truck an original "pickup" style with a box or was it originally a flatdeck? ALSO, is that the truck that was referred to as the "Burma Road Truck" in some historical writings ???

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 14:38:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
It did not have a bed on it when I got it. They came with a regular bed or a flat bed. Not a Burma Truck they made those but this one is a Civilian Model 1948 B-1 Power Wagon 1 ton rated. Mark H.

Terry Nelson    Posted 04-25-2003 at 11:04:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Congrats! Mark. You did a great job and glad you can enjoy it.

Ludwig    Posted 04-25-2003 at 08:54:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sweet ride Mark. Sweet timetable too, what'd that take you 9 months?

Wish I had a shop and space to do that. I even know where theres one like yours been sitting in a leanto for who knows how long.

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 09:22:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got it late December last year but realy did not get to do much to it till late January. Most of it was done in the last 3 months. So it only took 4 months from buying it to driving it. I put my restore pictures on a site. You can see the progress all on one page now. Mark H.

williamf    Posted 04-25-2003 at 10:50:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not familiar with the controls on these new models;-) In the picture of the gear shift, to its right, three handles. One looks like parking brake, the other two are transfer case? How are they set up?

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 11:37:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
The big long lever is the main 4 speed shifter, the one with the button is the Emergency Brake and the 2 smallerones together are the Transfer Case High/Low and the Front Axle Engage lever. It would have one more if it had a winch or a Belt Pully on the back and that would control the Power Take Off. Mark H.

williamf    Posted 04-25-2003 at 11:46:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is, of course, way cooler than the dorky pushbuttons on my Tahooo.

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 14:40:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is what I got on my Blazer too. At least my 79 Chevy still uses levers. Mark H.

Hal/WA    Posted 04-25-2003 at 19:55:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have sure enjoyed watching your progress on the Power Wagon. You are so industrious! It looks great. One of my buddies in High School had one (a real beater!) and we took it to some places that no one would believe we could. They are tough. But like most trucks of that era, they are not for the highway. It seems to me that my friend's PW engine was really screaming at 60.

You kept your Chevy. Have you decided to fix it up into your tow rig?

Good luck with your toys. You sure do a fine job building and rebuilding things. And I really enjoy seeing what you are doing and hope you continue to post your progress. I wish I had the energy and time....

Willy-N    Posted 04-25-2003 at 20:34:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hal; We have a Hal here in Okanogan, WA. He is one of the board members of the OK Car Club. What sectio of Washington are you from? I still have my Chevy but I hope to get a newer truck for pulling stuff. I ended up getting a new car for the wife had to get hers befor I could get mine! 60 mph would be winding up the old 6 cylinder for sure they hit there top speed at a max of 57 red line 2,800 rpms. They realy were not designed to go that fast with out different brakes for stoping. Mark H.

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