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Thanks guy's.. I'm not sure what to put on her back.... It's a toy, not a work truck.. Probably just use it to buy groceries...😁  really I thought about a small camper,  Heck,,, I don't know...  Throw some ideas at me. Of course a nice rack body would be cool.. Jojo

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I was thinking that too about the gearing, It may have around a 4:18 or 5:11 rear gear if I looked it up correctly... I may just lift a wheel off the ground, mark it at 12o'clock, then slowly turn it and start counting.  It'l  probably just be a cool grocery getter... I should be driving it this spring, and yes it will be fun.  Jojo

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Yes it does...🤣 Im goin to remove it in the spring time...  The glass and seals are in storage.. All new too... I'm going to keep the intermittent wipers though.. Un-like my '73 Scout... this truck didn't come with factory appointed rust... Must not have been an option in '48? ...jojo

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I was going to do a stake bed on my DM but it is probably going to wind up just go out for breakfast every Sunday not even leaving town ha ha Ha kind of on the same page

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16 minutes ago, mrsmackpaul said:

I would guess the gearing would be in the 8 somethings given its age and what most trucks were like back then

No matter what it ends up been its a neat looking truck

 

Paul

i agree. small gas engine and the lower speed driven back then, gear ration in the mid 8's is most likely. 

i would look for a 190-210 hp cummins with a blower, and a ten speed trans, then put in gears in the high 5's or low 6's.

this would make for a good running driver.

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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If you had to repower, I'd stay International. Get an 07 F550 like mine and put the 6.0 Powerstroke  and F550 running gear in it.

Ya, I know.......6.0

 

But so far this one I have hasn't blown up again after being built and studded.

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I think it's a 269 c.i.d. .. 100 H.P./ 300 FtLbs of torque... There was  a (7something:1) ratio listed in the page I read, but I didnt' believe it.. .. Just for kick's i will jack it up on one side and turn the wheel and count the Pinion rev's...  I will post it. 😀 Jojo

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4 hours ago, Joey Mack said:

I think it's a 269 c.i.d. .. 100 H.P./ 300 FtLbs of torque... There was  a (7something:1) ratio listed in the page I read, but I didnt' believe it.. .. Just for kick's i will jack it up on one side and turn the wheel and count the Pinion rev's...  I will post it. 😀 Jojo

Remember that what ever you count you have to times it by two if you only have one wheel off the ground

 

Paul

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Hello, Quick farms... I raised one wheel and marked it and the yoke. I turned the wheels and got a small bit more than 3 1/4 turns. I figured it would be about a 3.30:1 ratio, but another "poster" said I need to double that number....   So that would be 6.60:1.... Any thoughts? I cant imagine it would have highway gears...

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I have always rotated the wheel or drive shaft and counted the yoke revs for 1 full turn of the drive tire, When I didnt have the info on paper or a tag.   3.31:1 is one that Int. used, but it was in Scouts. mabey they had a ratio that close back then in this truck... Seem's too high to me... I will just spend the $100.00 on E-bay and buy a service manual. I saw a few listed..  Thank you all for advising me on this.  

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