1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Dentsides Ford Truck
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Auto zone or any of the parts houses will have what you need. Here's the rub. ...these parts are 30+ years old and have been rebuilt who knows how many times. (no matter how shiny the paint is when you open the box) I just got done putting 4 gear boxes and NINE pumps in my truck and I STILL don't have power steering. The best I did was to mount a Chevy pump to my 300 six. That got me power steering for two weeks. It just went out again tonight backing in to the driveway.
Since my truck is haunted and refuses to have power steering, you shouldn't have the trouble I've had, ...just something to keep in mind.
'73 F-100 360, 3 on the tree 2WD (Uncle Jessie's truck)
'75 F-250 468, C6 Monster Truck (Earthquake III)
'79 F-200 300-6, 4 spd. 4x4 (Alice)
'79 F-150 400, C6 4x4 (Ka'Bluey)
'94 Dodge 2500 V10, Automatic
I'd head to a wrecking yard for a booster. I picked one a couple of weeks ago off a 75 for $45 (with an MC) that had new nuts front and back and clean threads - signs of newness!). Plus the booster housing had nary a rust spot. Bring a vacuum kit (like a MityVac) with you to test on-site. I'm gonna use it for my 70 Lo-Buck Bumpside. Rebuild the MC or, if preferred, head to A-zone or Oreilly's and pick up a reman with a warranty. Napa is Ok too.
I wouldn't do LMC for MCs, wheel cylinders, nor calipers. I prefer to purchase locally available remanned parts cuz it's less hassle to exchange them if something goes wrong.
I got a booster and master cylinder from NAPA about 2 years ago and installed it in my dads 77 and it works fine, if I remember right it was about 100 bucks and came as an assembly, but you still need to bench bleed the master cylinder
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466 BBF and Ford C6
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5.4 triton, 4r70W, 3.55LS
Edge Evolution, Magnaflow duals, Gotts mod
Thanks for the heads-up on the Redhead, Mike. I live about 60 miles from there, I like what I read on their site, and they're a local business, so that's where I'll buy. The booster and m/c I'll get from NAPA probably.
Is there a good paint that will stand-up to brake fluid, for the m/c, or should I just leave it "natural?
You can also change over to dot5 fluid; it doesn't eat paint. It is silicone based and has a second benefit because it doesn't absorb moisture. It's more expensive and can't be mixed with other brake fluid; ie: Dot3 or Dot4.
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