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Thanks for the welcome! I jumped the gun and posted a question in the 73-79 forum to which a couple of you So Cal folks thankfully answered so I know there are real live people out there.<O</O
I will try and keep it short, I grew up playing with fords, mostly, with a couple of mopars and several motorcycles thrown in. Beginning with a ’64 Falcon in ’74, and ending a few years ago with a ‘73 mustang conv. I miss ‘em all…….. I just could not let my kids miss out on the feel and sound of a gas guzzeling V8!<O</O
So 6mos ago I started looking for a 74-75 supercab, good work truck and room for the kids and gear, and no smog!! The search finally wore me down and I grabbed a 1978 F350 Supercab camper special, more truck than I need (really?) and I still have to deal with smog but no cats and no smog pump so it should be manageable. Has everything else I was looking for 460/AC/Cruise/rear bench/ sliding rear window/ pop out side windows (provided by PO to be installed by me), minimal rust mostly covered by the recent paint .
Any way I am STOKED got it last weekend drove it down to SD from Riverside <ST1</ST1with no issues, and then it mostly sat. Got some time on it today and made some progress with general cleanup, fluids, plugs, filters etc. Needs some carb work probably a re-build or re-place but hoping to hold on that for a while if I can get it adjusted well enough. Choke seems inoperable except by hand so it is kind of a two person start job, and running really rich by the smell of it but hey at least I am starting it everyday and letting the neighbors hear it!<O</O
<O</OI guess my first question besides the smog thread in 73-79 is how do you post pictures in a thread and how do you get the little picture (technical term) by your name?
2000 Excursion XLT V10 4x4 170K, front V's + 2'' level mini-pack, rear mod'd C's,, 315's, winch bumpers F/R, Viair system, Piaa lighting, Hellwig sent to GermanMike, dual Optimas, oily K&N, RedHeaded, scratchy paint, love taps at each corner. Join the So Cal chapter here
<o</oI guess my first question besides the smog thread in 73-79 is how do you post pictures in a thread and how do you get the little picture (technical term) by your name?
This is how FTE do it.
Originally Posted by 76f350spercamprspeal
Welcome to FTE, Best Damn Forum EVER!
Here's How to Post Pictures:
1. Login to FTE.
2.Click User CP (In the Top Left Hand Corner)
3.(On the Left, There will be a list, The 5th Option Down, will say "Pictures & Albums) Click That.
4.Then, Click Add Album, Enter a title, and description, if ya want to.
5. Click Upload Pictures, Then click Browse, Locate the Files of your truck. (You can add 3 files at a time)
5. Click Upload.
6. Add a description to the individual pictures, then click save.
7. Add more files if ya want.
8. Click The Picture you want to post, it will give you two codes at the bottom, Right Click The Second one (It say's BB Code, Then Say's [IMG]http:blahblahblah...[/IMG])
Then, Once that is highlighted, Right Click, Then Copy, Then Paste it into your post.
You can add up to 30 Images in one FTE Post.
If, Ya need any help, Don't hesitate to ask.
Originally Posted by old_dan
You can also go to the "Garage" tab and start an album right here on FTE. After you post pictures to an album, we can look in your album, but you'll also be able to "insert a picture" by pasting in a link to the picture in your album.
It seems awkward, but whenever you "insert a picture" to one of these threads, the forum is looking for the picture somewhere on the web (which is always available) rather than from somewhere on your hard drive (which isn't always available).
Woah!!! Sorry bout the big text. Not sure what happened there.
85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's 62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K Don't just Modify it Fordify it A Side Arm Is Like A Parachute, Tis Better To Have One An Never Need It, Than To Need One And Not Have It
Thanks for the step by step on pictures and all the other help, digging this forum, guess the wife has facebook and now I have FTE
33x12.5 's rub a bit might go back with a tall skinny on factory wheels?
Can't find anything showing how the lower evap canister hooks up Anybody have a similar setup?
Most of the vacuum stuff is cleaned up still have a 3 port switch completely capped
Air assist no gauge so guess fill it tell it looks right?
Evaporative Emission System (Evap/em): Fuel vapor valve(s) located at the top of the (tank(s), Vapor hose(s) route from the valve(s) along the right (passenger) side frame rail to the charcoal cannister.
Cannister has valve w/a nipple on it, corrogated paper hose routes from valve to a straight plastic fitting that twists into a hole on the side of the air cleaner.
Same basic setup: 1977/79 F100/350 351M/400/460 / 1978/79 Bronco 351M/400 // 1977/78 LTD/Grand Marquis/Lincoln Town Car/Mark V 351M/351W/400/460 / 1979 similar except there were no 460's in Passenger Cars after 1978.
1977/79 Econoline 351W/460 also similar but there's next to no room to see any of these parts under their hoods.
Hmmm, I see Speed Control in the above pic. When vehicles came w/optional Speed Control they usually came w/the optional tilt wheel feature. Does your truck have it?
I read thru your posts, didn't see any mention of it.
Be aware that the tilt wheel is operated by the turn signal handle. Gently press the handle forward, if it has tilt = BOING!
You may have to wiggle the wheel a bit while pressing the handle forward, because more than likely if has a tilt wheel, it hasn't been operated since Carter was prez.
You'd be amazed on how many peeps are unaware their FoMoCo vehicles (1965 and later cars, 1978 and later trucks) have a tilt wheel. AMC/GM/ChryCo used a separate steering column lever to operate it.
FoMoCo didn't have a separate lever until 1981, then for Escort/Lynx initially only. F150/350's didn't have a separate lever until the 1990's.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
Thanks Bill, glad I found you guys!! I will check the tilt tomorrow that would be a bonus.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
On the evap I guess I am looking for an air cleaner, I have no hole except where the oil filler vent connects, snorkel and heat riser(?) form manifold to bot of air cleaner.<o></o>
The gas tanks seem to be run as you say and as shown in the shop manual I have (cd from e-bay don't know if it is good but had to have something) to the upper canister (vapor canister purge valve?) but so is a hose from what I think is the crab bowl vent and two vacuum lines. With the other canister disconnected.<o></o>
Would it make sense for the gas tanks to vent to one and the carb to the other? <o></o>
It has been awhile since I have gotten into something like this should be fun and am already learning a bunch.
I will post a pic of air cleaner later today, also check into the parts catalog, might be something I need at some point.<O</O
What I really need is a vacuum diagram I have a feeling that somewhere along the line they were mukked up pretty good, this is the only sticker left.<O</O <O></O>
I need to figure how to get this info in my signature;<O></O>
1978 F350 / 460 / air /<ST1california</ST1lace emissions, from previous research sounds like it should have PCV/ACL/EVAP/EGR/SPK. This is from the "Emissions Control Applications FoMoCo " scan posted on this site.<O</O
I was thinking ( I know dangerous) that since the 1978 350 at 9200 GVWR is considered "heavy duty" even in california that there were no components on the air cleaner except snorkel and heat riser tube? Sorry if my terminology is incorrect all of these abbreviations give me a headache!
Truck has a charcoal cannister, so it came with Evap/Em.
Look on the side of the aircleaner behind the snorkle, there will be either a plastic tube or a hole where it belongs. This is where the hose from the valve on the cannister connects to.
Note: CA DMV sez you have 10 days to register it, 30 days to pay the fees, otherwise penalty fees begin to occur.
You'll need the smog test first, but because parts are missing, it may not pass.
Go to the SoCal AutoClub (if you're a member), you can get a short waiver to fix it so it'll pass.
You can get the same at DMV, but without an appointment, be prepared to wait and wait and wait and wait.
btw: It's the SELLERS responsibilty that a vehicle passes the smog test.
btw, part II: Notice in post 5 that the picture posting expert is FTE member 76f350spercamprspeal. His '76 S/CS was sold new in NorCal, now resides inoperable in San Berdoo, originally came with PCV, EGR, Evap/Em.
Excepting the charcoal cannister, all of the emission parts are MIA. Smarmy young 'un had no clue, was bragging it never came with emissions parts. Uh huh, but when I went there and looked at it, pointed out the facts.
It's inoperable not only because of the missing parts, but because the tags expired in 2008, he was also unaware of this fact when he bought it.
Now he's SOL, the seller is MIA, the registration and penalty fees are prolly 3 grand by now, 6 times what the mangy truck is worth. It cannot be driven in CA with expired tags, so who could he sell it to besides a boneyard?
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
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