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7 hours ago, brahamfireman said:

Friend of mine owns a Federal, he swapped in a bone stock 5.9 Cummins.  Pretty sweet truck and it fit pretty good. I had him haul a tractor to a local show for me this summer.

Here's a pic of his federal with my 856, and my Ford with the IH 806.

 

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Love the stepside bed on the Ford! We need more pictures of that rig!!

 

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Tow company I worked for in Watertown, MA had a late '30s Chevrolet wrecker with had what looks like the same manual winch. I remember it had two positions for the handle like that one. Every now and then the boss would want it to go for a ride and he would have me drive it as he never mastered a crash box. I was about 19 or so and had watched my father double clutch when I was little and remembered his explanation of matching the gear speeds for crash free shifting and got the hang of it driving old farm trucks.

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