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Old 09-16-2012, 10:17 AM
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That sounds epic if indeed it did happen. You know the saying... pics or it didn't happen.
This is one exception. It did happen, but I don't have pictures.

I love the low end torque. It'll be even better when I get a Holley on it.
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Glad it made the trip so well. Now that you know it can maybe you can do it more often?

In the rebuild did you rejet? How's it running at altitude?

We don't have a GTG thread yet. It was actually a Work To-Gather and we WTG'd until 10:00 PM. From there it was to the shower and straight to bed. Maybe today I can get some of Chris' pics posted in a thread and others can then add their own. And, although the thread will be in the only forum that is OK, we'll post a link here.

But, here's some of what we did:
  • Got a pair of pallets screwed together and Chris' bed loaded on them upside-down. Then it was strapped to the pallet and loaded on the back of Dad's truck, being careful not to damage that bed in the process.
  • Ray got the old bearings off and the new bearings on his rear axle, and the differential flushed out and checked for backlash. When he was cutting the keepers on the axles they went off like gun shots and you should have seen the guys duck.
  • Bruno finished part of his project of building "posts" for the sides on his truck, to which he's going to add side boards.
  • Bruno's son Kris, a new FTE member, got a new project - motorizing a bicycle.
  • Jason got 95% of the welding done on my new exhaust system, with the last bit not done because we couldn't get the exhaust "Y" off due to interference between the tranny and exhaust flange/nut. I'll fix that - as soon as I rest up.
We weren't able to re-jet I live in the middle of BFE and they didn't have any that would work but I ordered a couple and Ill mess with them when they get here, Needed to make it run asap, it is my daily driver.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:59 PM
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Not much, replaced the oil pan gasket with a one piece rubber one and cleaned the cowl area.
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nothing ,i cant find the right wiring diagrams to wire up my solenoid and voltage regulator and its driving me insaaaaaanee !!
What kind of diagram do you need?
The solenoid is simple.
Starter to one side. Little blue/red wire to the 'S' terminal. And everything else to the stud common with the battery+ cable.

As for the regulator, it depends if you have a factory ammeter, or just idiot lights.
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I need front sway bar links for my 2004 f350 4x4 6.0 it's lifted high but not sure how high the sway bar links are 13 inches long center eye to center eye
anybody know what size lift that is?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:56 PM
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Here's the link to the OK Fall 2012 GTG thread. Thanks to Ray for starting it and adding the pics. Anyone else that has pics for it please add the in.
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no ,it sux ,i have a nice 80 styleside ,302 runs great when i replaced alternator i messed up wiring ,replace solenoid ,regulator,coil,but cant figure out the pigtail wiring
Here's a shot from an 81 shop manual. I'd bet the wiring is exactly the same. Zoom in on it and I think you can read it all.
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Looks like a lot of progress was made Gary!
Thanks for the link to photos and play by play.

I'd bet you can't wait to hear how that new exhaust sounds.
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Here's a shot from an 81 shop manual. I'd bet the wiring is exactly the same. Zoom in on it and I think you can read it all.
Oh, I see the two style regulators.

A Reppable post, for sure!
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Didn't get anything done to my truck except work it.
I took it to the painter about 80 miles..on Sat.

He had a heart attack and bypass surgery Sat evening.

His wife called me and I picked it up today as he is going to be out of service for a while..At least everything went well and he is going to be ok.

I hauled my little car to have wheels back and then repeated it today..

P.S. Pic to prove it ..Drive a Ford..Haul a Chevy..
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:45 PM
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Didn't get anything done to my truck except work it.
I took it to the painter about 80 miles..on Sat.

He had a heart attack and bypass surgery Sat evening.

His wife called me and I picked it up today as he is going to be out of service for a while..At least everything went well and he is going to be ok.

I hauled my little car to have wheels back and then repeated it today..

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I don't think your truck looks bad enough to cause a heart attack? What was it that he found?
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I don't think your truck looks bad enough to cause a heart attack? What was it that he found?
Nothing with the truck...He is about our age and I think he was trying to get TOO MANY projects done...

At least he is going to be back in business in a few months...I'm thankful that his wife got him to the emergency room in time to save his life.

On the lighter side, Ya'll got a LOT done...Trav..
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Nothing with the truck...He is about our age and I think he was trying to get TOO MANY projects done...

At least he is going to be back in business in a few months...I'm thankful that his wife got him to the emergency room in time to save his life.

On the lighter side, Ya'll got a LOT done...Trav..
Yes, I am glad she got him there quickly. It is scary how many are having heart problems.
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Id like to see some pics of that 85 XLT in your signature.
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