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    Ford F1 Question

    Hi All,

    We are putting a 1949 Ford F1 truck back together that was stripped by someone else....

    Anyways, in the engine bay, up on the left hand inner wing, is a large metal tank with a 6 foot long piece of rubber hose fitted.
    The tank only has one pipe outlet.

    Any ideas what the tank is for??

    Got us stumped.....

    Thanks for the help.

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    Possibly a vacuum tank so the wipers work going up hills.
    Neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Cheers Neil,
    Any idea how it might be plumbed in?
    There is only one pipe on the tank..?
    Thanks for the help.

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    As you say it is a large tank wonder if some time in its life it was ever fitted with a air operated Columbia two speed rear axle.

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    Thanks guys.
    Wipers are indeed vacuum operated...
    Just need to find out how to plumb it all in.....

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    As you say it is a large tank wonder if some time in its life it was ever fitted with a air operated Columbia two speed rear axle.

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    If its only got one outlet/inlet then it cant operate anything as one pipe to the inlet manifold and one to the wiper "motor" would be needed
    Surely it can only be a catch tank for oil or water, but even that would have to be vented?

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    one pipe from the tank to a 't' which could then go one way to the wipers and the other to the inlet manifold for vacuum (via a one way valve of course). that'd do it. the pipe is long probably as the tank would be mounted out of the way/sight.
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    yep makes sense now; ta

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    I know this is an F6 but when I say a big tank that what made me say about a Columbia axle.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...68461972044407

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