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1944 Federal 606 C2 6x6 Wrecker

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I like the full ring reverse engagement lock release under the shift knob. I've only seen them with a little leaver on the side.

I'm with Dan on the trunnion mount. Get it patched up pretty good and it will work fine. It's really only a cradle.


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The lock out ring was the norm on the Spicer 7000 series transmissions, as you know you would pick it up to go to the reverse rail, but you also picked it up to go to 5 th gear if so equipped, 5th generally being to the  left and forward.


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Thanks Aaron, I didn't know that and especially about going into 5th. Was 5th usually Over on those? Normally 4th and 5th are on the same fork.


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That's exactly how the Federal transmission is, 1 thru 4 are on the H pattern, 5th is left and up towards the dash, and reverse is right and towards the seat. It seems a little inconvenient to have to lift the ring to go to to OD, but maybe these trucks were rarely driven that fast on the airfield.

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Jeff,  I'm really glad you got your dream truck and I'm really enjoying this thread watching you, through pictures, tear into it.  Makes me want to get mine done.    Dan 

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Dan, I really appreciate you posting the info about the auction, I might have missed it if you hadn't done that. This truck has received more attention in the last two weeks than it has in the last 10 years. I'm looking forward to seeing it run.

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If the trans is an overdrive then the lever goes toward the dash, usually on the Spicers its on its own shift rail, but something tells me that the overdrive Spicer box for the A model GMC's 5th was toward the seat, but this was in the 8000 series


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My transmission is a Spicer 7851 5 speed OD.

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This would indicate that 5th is toward the dash and reverse is toward the seat.





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I got the front cylinder head off Thursday evening. It looks pretty ugly inside but I think there is some hope. #3 cylinder had 4" of water in it, but the water prevented oxidation on most of the cylinder walls. It is only rusty on the top inch or so. Not great but it could be much worse. I filled the cylinders with Rust Blast and everything is soaking. I'll get the other head off today.

Heads ready to come off
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0cef5d18-e11b-4ab4-a7f2-9867.jpg

The heads aren't super heavy but I used the engine hoist to help lift them off.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/28a13a5f-62ea-4569-9a4c-ec22.jpg

Kinda ugly looking. That's not the piston in #3 on the left, it's water.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/3130106e-ad38-43fc-8b44-ade3.jpg

#3 looks better dried out. Still ugly on top.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/34753359-83d3-4e82-b617-811c.jpg


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