It worked out I guess, my toasted 68 Torino 351 4sp.
For a 1948 Ford F-1, flat head 6, 3 or so on the floor, 16.5 ringed wheels and 4 massive snow tires.
It was purchased at the dealership, made a stop for gas, picked up “farm things” and went to the farm for the next 36 years, used daily on the farm and only had 1024 miles on it.
Ms Bentley-Law had some fun with some of it, this I know…good job !!!
Drove it from WA. to OK. several times, finally lost a connecting rod in east Colorado. Did a quick drop the oil pan pull the bad con rod and limped it 32 miles to the first Greyhound stop, sold the load and truck for a bus ticket for my wife to WA and it had pulled it’s weight as a good truck. Ran in OK during the summer with no fan belt, the 55 mph kept the water pump turning! And never did over heat, it ran on drip right off the tank, guarantee it will get 12 mpg loaded, unloaded, up hill, down hill. Load of 3 cone 17 inch drill bits weigh about enough that when you have a dozen in your vehicle you will really know it, but not even clutch smell, put it in low, step out and walk beside it…Good truck