Ford truck model 1942

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If anyone is interested, I am getting rid of all my heavy military truck manuals and I one supply catalog ORD 8 SNLG-540 for the Ford 1.5 ton truck in very nice original condition $30 plus shipping.
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Here's my 42 Snow GO!


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http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab23 ... W%20TRUCK/
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Hey Guys, While looking for somthing else I stumbled upon a running "Military 1942 Ford 1-1/2 ton" for sale locally for $2500. It is reported to have a 6 cylinder engine, and still has the OD Green Paint. Anybody know anything about them?

Looks like I may become a Ford Man shortly, and may need Tech-Support.

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Nice little truck.

The basic 1.5 ton truck came with the six, but you could option it with the V8 plus all sorts of spring, wheel, and chassis reinforcement right up to the SnoGo which was 6.9 tons I remember.

People love the flathead V8, but I'd consider the straight six much easier to maintain and probably more economical too.

Pictures when you get it.

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The straight six Ford engine from the '40s that was an alternate power plant to the side valve V8 is a rarity here. So rare that I was unaware of their existence for many years. All you ever hear of is the V8.

I assume the engine we are talking about was the same one as used in the GTB ? If so, what is the parts availability ?

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When I had the V8 SnoGo I went out looking for instruction books and all I could find were the books relating to the straight six, so I assumed it wasn't that uncommon?

I had to pull the V8 from the SnoGo and swap it, and I was most unimpressed by the design, water pump craziness, and distributor setup.

That said, I had a 289 Hi-Power in the Sheby and it was lovely :thumbup:

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Picked it up today. It is a 5-lug wheel, 158" WB, with civilian type gages. Drove it up onto the trailer. Still has much of the OD Green paint. The stake bed is original and still has the original stakes. Tried posting pics to photobucket, but it does not want to let me log in tonight.