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Old 08-30-2011, 01:07 PM
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Love the project, Very nice. Keep us posted with truck ****! lol
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Awesome project!!! That fuel injected FE is bad@$$!!! Now I have to contemplate FI or a 4-barrel when it comes time to upgrade my 360 !
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:27 AM
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I asked about removing the wiper arms in a careful way...

Stinky7-11 was kind enough to provide me some guidance.

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Pull the wiper arm up at the pivot end, you will see a hole that goes through the arm. while the arm is held up put a small nail or paper clip through arm and release it , this will take the tension off the pivot so you can focus on the clip that needs to be pried away from the shaft releasing the arm so you can pull it straight out.. good luck
So once I got my glasses, I could finally see the clip.
Here is a picture if anyone is interested. The clip is at the 12 o'clock position. A small straight blade screwdriver did the trick. These arms are Tryco brand.

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:03 AM
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Awesome project!!! That fuel injected FE is bad@$$!!! Now I have to contemplate FI or a 4-barrel when it comes time to upgrade my 360 !
Fuel injecting my FE was not inexpensive. I wanted sequential fuel and sequential spark, just like present day engines. Everything was $$$ x 8 !
I did this so I could trim spark and fuel on a per cylinder basis. Both the 390 I had and this 428 ran lean on 1-4-5-8.
Could have spent more I'm sure with a IR intake and separate throttle bodies... But to enjoy that I'd had to spend a huge amount of money on the valve train and the IR set up.
Could have spent less too. A MegaSquirt II can run a Holley throttle body injection set up, which is on the low end of one possibility.

I have a lot of pictures of what I did getting the engine set up to do this, if you are someday interested I can post them.

I think the coolest thing about what I did is mostly about ignition timing - total control! I actually ran the engine for a couple of months with just spark being controlled by the MS controller (firing a MSD-6A) and left the carb untouched. That gave me some degree of confidence about my crank trigger set up and the reliability of the MS controller and all the wires.
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Fuel injecting my FE was not inexpensive. I wanted sequential fuel and sequential spark, just like present day engines. Everything was $$$ x 8 !
I did this so I could trim spark and fuel on a per cylinder basis. Both the 390 I had and this 428 ran lean on 1-4-5-8.
Could have spent more I'm sure with a IR intake and separate throttle bodies... But to enjoy that I'd had to spend a huge amount of money on the valve train and the IR set up.
Could have spent less too. A MegaSquirt II can run a Holley throttle body injection set up, which is on the low end of one possibility.

I have a lot of pictures of what I did getting the engine set up to do this, if you are someday interested I can post them.

I think the coolest thing about what I did is mostly about ignition timing - total control! I actually ran the engine for a couple of months with just spark being controlled by the MS controller (firing a MSD-6A) and left the carb untouched. That gave me some degree of confidence about my crank trigger set up and the reliability of the MS controller and all the wires.

BrianG2

I find it so hard to believe i had to helped you with your wipers! Really enjoy following your resto.

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I find it so hard to believe i had to helped you with your wipers! Really enjoy following your resto.

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:45 PM
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this is a great build. moving along pretty quick. definitely subbing.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:46 PM
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Awesome truck looks like your doing a great job. Can't wait for more pictures of progress.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:39 PM
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Sick build, especally like the sandblasting of the frame. cant wait to see what you got when its done.

I really like MegaSquirt too, Ive ran it on some Mustangs with very good results. I need to figure out something for my 460 build, I think I may go EFI as well.


Are you going to run the stock transmission? How much did the sway bars help your truck? kinda thinking about a set.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:18 PM
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Sick build, especially like the sandblasting of the frame. cant wait to see what you got when its done.

I really like MegaSquirt too, Ive ran it on some Mustangs with very good results. I need to figure out something for my 460 build, I think I may go EFI as well.

Are you going to run the stock transmission? How much did the sway bars help your truck? kinda thinking about a set.
It is a C6 with the standard gears. I did put in a shift kit when I put in the 428 and I also replaced the servo with a larger unit. I think both were from TCI. Kickdown is controlled by the MS since it always knows throttle position. I fabricated a plate which I mounted a solenoid to, which pushes on the lever. It works well.

I have not driven the truck with the rear bar installed so I can't comment on that yet. I replaced the original 2700# rear springs with 3400# springs some years ago, so I'm a little skeptical what the bar will do for me. I have seen them on F450 SD with D70's and big springs, so I would guess they are not just for looks. But the front bar improvement was noticeable, less boat like diving when just into a corner.

Since there are 460's in plenty out there that have EFI it should be a lot lower cost to do your motor. Don't know if you saw it on my FE, but the upper plenum to throttle body is from a 93 EFI'd 460.
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That trans sounds like its pretty stout, probably works really well with that 428. That was good thinking doing the kickdown the way you did, pretty creative. it makes sense for the computer to control it.

I saw that you had a intake plenum there, but couldnt tell what it was, really, I think its cool you "re-purposed" it from a 460. I havent begun to look into doing EFI on the 460, its going to be a 71 engine with early D0VE heads on it, so the later intake wont match, Im thinking. I guess I could port it, right? lol. I will probably end up using all "FOXbody" EFI stuff, since I have a whole garage full of it, and a Moates Quarterhorse and binary editor program to mess with it.


I am eternally curious about suspension setups, and what works well, since thats more or less the "legs" of the truck, and it must work well. Its cool that you put the sway bars on there. I see some F350 73-79 came with them, and was wondering if they actually work. Im curious to see if it works in the rear end when you finally do the work there.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:08 PM
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I think you could get a sway bar on the 250's as well, it could be part of the camper special package. My 73 has one, my grandpa was the only previous owner, and he wasn't the type to add any aftermarket parts. I'll have to ask him about it the next time I see him.

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Wow, you should be proud of your work so far. I'm subscribing. I'm anxious to hear about your experiences with Inline Tube. I'm considering a prebent set for my truck.
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Was wondering how much POR 15 you used for the whole chassis and drive train?
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