I am sure there must be a easier way,but I suspect you are going to have to take out the grille to be able to get to it from the bottom.
The good news is the grille comes out pretty easily. Or at least the 51 grilles come out easily. Not sure about the 49 and 50's.
Need Bellhousing for 51 Ford 226 flat 6 with Fordomatic,need 226 1brl carb with dashpot,need FOM steering column dash trim.
I put a wire tie on mine and you just reach up and pull and it opens.
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