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Old 11-30-2011, 07:34 AM
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If you are still in San Diego and need an extra pair of hands I would love to come help out.

Im finally finishing my wifes 1973 F250 with a 460 swap (the heads were trashed, $600+ Later and the new heads are on just waiting to do the exhaust, but had to sell my mig and tig last year when I lost my job, got a new one now though)

I daily drive my 1987 F250 4x4 4 speed <3.

(ASE tech in suspension and Ase X1 Exhaust systems, I was going to do complete under body but I was also going to win the lotto too)
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Shopping at Ramona Auto, guess you live out here. I am out in the Estates. Going to be looking for your truck in town :+)
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I wish I lived in Ramona! I'm in Escondido, Ramona is just up the hill.
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Ahhh, I drive through Escondido every day. Work in Lake Elsinore, so past the Wild Animal Park and the Mall twice a day. Guess I'll look for the beat when I am down there :+)
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:21 AM
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Ahhh, I drive through Escondido every day. Work in Lake Elsinore, so past the Wild Animal Park and the Mall twice a day. Guess I'll look for the beat when I am down there :+)
fer sher I actually live like 5 mins from Wild Animal Park,,,,,,uh San Diego Zoo Safari Park;....LOL
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Ok, so everybody watching this thread, and newcomers..........Don't hate, in keeping with the theme, cheap or junkyard parts, and in keeping the nostalgia I bought some new wheels. I will post pics to follow my explanation.

My dad's 67 F100 had these exact same wheels on it. Also, every race car in the 70's and 80's had these wheels on it. They're not the coooool thing right now, but I'm gonna change that LOL

This truck will look like it was built in the 70's but with a twist, it'll be as though it was built in the 70's and they knew about King shocks and Long Travel suspension.








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I also finished the electric fan conversion. This thing really 'BLOWS'

It's out of a Taurus 3.8L I can't believe how much air this fan moves!! It's a little smaller than the T Bird fan in my Tundra but probably moves 1/4 to 1/3 more air. I'd approximate it moves as much air as the old flex fan did at 1/3 to half throttle. It is however, loud. But now I have the cool status of an electric fan......for only $25 and 5 mins labor. LOL

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I like the fan install, other than the wiring in reach of a breaking belt. Is there a lot more room than appears or what? Looks well done and just wouldn't wanna see a belt hack it up and cause you trouble getting home.

Used my exact fan mounting idea, except I have an orphaned piece of stainless for the job I may use instead of aluminum.
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In terms of the fan installation, I have noticed most shrouds have rubber flappers that hinge open so the fan doesn't freewheel when it is not needed. Any consideration to do that?

I've got the same wheels. A little bit of Rustoleum Hammerite bronze on the front and back and it gives 'em a whole new look:

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fer sher I actually live like 5 mins from Wild Animal Park,,,,,,uh San Diego Zoo Safari Park;....LOL
Its the Wild Animal Park, always was and always will be to me! I've been here 25 years and the name worked, no need to change it!!
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Its the Wild Animal Park, always was and always will be to me! I've been here 25 years and the name worked, no need to change it!!
Exactly!! It's like Qualcomm stadium when it should be Jack Murphy.
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I like the fan install, other than the wiring in reach of a breaking belt. Is there a lot more room than appears or what? Looks well done and just wouldn't wanna see a belt hack it up and cause you trouble getting home.

Used my exact fan mounting idea, except I have an orphaned piece of stainless for the job I may use instead of aluminum.
I agree, I should've run the wiring around the core support and down the fender. I'm leavin it like this for now though. The whole front end is coming off as soon as I have time. I just need to be able to pull it from backyard to front yard for now. I need everything to be able to come off quickly.

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In terms of the fan installation, I have noticed most shrouds have rubber flappers that hinge open so the fan doesn't freewheel when it is not needed. Any consideration to do that?

I've got the same wheels. A little bit of Rustoleum Hammerite bronze on the front and back and it gives 'em a whole new look:

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Those wheels look sweet! If I get sick of the white I'll definitely do that.

I've never had a problem setting up an electric fan that way. Back in y2k a guy I was working for at the time gave me his wife's electric fan off her 96 t bird. I put it on my 89 Mustang. A couple years later I junked the 89 and put it on my 65 Mustang. I have since sold that project and put it on my 03 Tundra.

Every time it's been set up just like that and worked out. I've thought about the flaps, they sound good in theory, and maybe would work a little better, I've just never run them.
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