My 1949 L110


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Post Sun May 17, 2020 8:45 am

My 1949 L110

Hello yall this is Vic from Houston, Tx. humbly introducing my 1949 International L110 (that's what the previous owner claimed it was anyway, and thats how its registered). I acquired her as a trade back in 2011 and have driven her not as much as I would like frankly because of the old technology, i.e manual drum brakes, no ac, manual steering which I believe is so cool but not for a daily driver!
Apparently it was somewhat restored a while back. It has the sd220, 3ontree, looks like original diff as well and yes they all leak.
The interior was carpeted with that grey speaker carpet with no heat/sound insulation below it. The seat is in very good restored shape. Overall its a very decent truck but want to make some upgrades like suspension, ac, and electric steering. I just replaced the carb and cleaned/sealed rusty fuel tank. Gave up on the flimsy original gas pedal linkage and modified a cable linkage and love it so much better!!
Just took it out for a test drive last night around the subdivision after almost 2 1/2 years when Hurricane Harvey flooded her! She did so well. Idles smooth, picked up nicely, brakes grab really good almost too good. Locked up tires when braking quickly. I did replaced a leaky wheel cylinder as well.
Anyways I joined this forum in 2012 then it got hacked and I just didnt come back until now.
Im glad I did cuz it has grown with invaluable info so much. See yall around... and we all love pics so here's some

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Sealed fuel tank interior pic
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Cable through firewall mod
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Cable linkage
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New carb with cable linkage mod
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New carb with original linkage
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Modded gas pedal and cable linkage with fabricated pedal mount
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Treated tank ready to remount
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Post Sun May 17, 2020 10:01 am

Re: My 1949 L110

Welcome back, Vic!

Your truck appears to be an early L series, as you were told, since they were the only ones to have hidden door hinges.

Good looking truck! Mods to make it more driveable and used more are a good thing.

Dean
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Moved off the farm 30 years ago.

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Post Sun May 17, 2020 1:33 pm

Re: My 1949 L110

I really like your throttle pedal fix. The OEM throttle linkage was not well designed and caused the truck to "gallop", in lower gears.
I am using the same pedal assembly in my 1940 Ford.
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Post Fri May 22, 2020 7:23 pm

Re: My 1949 L110

dean466 wrote:Welcome back, Vic!

Your truck appears to be an early L series, as you were told, since they were the only ones to have hidden door hinges.

Good looking truck! Mods to make it more driveable and used more are a good thing.

Dean


Thank you very much Mr Dean!

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Post Fri May 22, 2020 7:26 pm

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nikkinutshop wrote:I really like your throttle pedal fix. The OEM throttle linkage was not well designed and caused the truck to "gallop", in lower gears.
I am using the same pedal assembly in my 1940 Ford.



Yea, I tried to improve the original linkage and wasted $50 then just bit the bullet and modified this cable linkage. Im glad I did.

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Post Sat May 23, 2020 10:07 am

Re: My 1949 L110

Awesome truck, love the wheels. Also i like the way you converted the gas pedal linkage.....nice. Luke

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:37 pm

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harvester60 wrote:Awesome truck, love the wheels. Also i like the way you converted the gas pedal linkage.....nice. Luke


Thanks

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:38 pm

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nikkinutshop wrote:I really like your throttle pedal fix. The OEM throttle linkage was not well designed and caused the truck to "gallop", in lower gears.
I am using the same pedal assembly in my 1940 Ford.


Nice! Thanks

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