This 1968 Ford N was bought secound hand in Sheboygan Wi. by George Neuber who along with his brother and father operated a carnaval in the state of Wisconsin from the 1950's to this day. The 68 was used to pull a roaller coaster ride for the carnaval. Mr. Heuber tells me that the engine is a 391 C.I. (maybe it was changed) and that it used to be a Clairmont Freight truck.
It sat idle for 12 to 15 years until it was purchased by another Chilton resident who lived about two miles away and operated a salvage yard on a part time basis, his name is Glenn Kees and he put the add in "Wheels of Time" magazine.
Mr.Kees was verry helpful and patient during the purchasing and delivering process
From the VIN (vehicle identification number)
which on this truck is located on the driver's side door we can get the following information on the truck from the 1968 Ford truck manual :
This truck was assembled in March 1968 at the Louisville, Kentucky plant:
-89 inches BBC,132 inch wheelbase 2 axle-Gas
-Red & Dk. red granada & crinkle vinyl
-8 cylinder, 391 cubic inch displacement
-4 barrel Holley carb.
-182 horse power
-5 speed spicer 5662 direct
-9,000 lbs front axle
-Eaton 18,500 lbs rear axle,7.17 ratio
-24,000 lbs gross vehicle weight
-132,124 miles on odometer at this time
i'M LOOKING TO REPLACE THESE PARTS, ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE I CAN FIND THEM WOULD BE APPRECIATED ;
- COMPLETE AIR FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR 391 GAS ENGINE
2-Ford 750 nameplates