Well, that project is done. I got it running, warmed it up good, took it for a test drive, and all is well. I got back to the shop and changed the oil, that way most all of the assembly lube should be washed out now. I even changed the HPOP oil!! I switched to Schaeffers, so wanted to get as much out as I could.
Darin 99 ranger 76F250 66 fairlane
"TheBeast"1997F2504x4dually4.10's,160k,140VIDM,HPX ,4-5"dp, S366 turbo w/wicked wheel, 6637, elec. fuel,rosewood stage ones,php hydra,arp studs, comp springs, smith brothers push rods, honeybadgerjr hpop,riffraff res,melling lpop,180 tstat,6.0 fan and IC,trucool,coolant filter,scan gauge,lots of other gauges,racer x valve body and billet converter, upgraded trans, F550 leaf springs,SD dual tensioner upgrade, cold ac mod
It's been better. You're right Bill, I've been watching that guy again!
You better take care of that back! You've got a dually conversion coming up, and I don't think I'll be able to swing a trip to South Dakota to help you if you're all crippled up! LOL!! Between your bad back and my three hernias, I don't know if we could get a wheel and tire changed! LOL!!
__________________ Glenn The Mule-96 2WD F250 EC/LB auto PSD
The Mare 97 dually cc,modified s366 turbo,stage II's,IC,studs,springs,rods,JW auto,4:10 LS,air bags,SD uvch,efuel,FS2500 bypass oil filter,HVHF IDM,IH WP,6.0 trans cooler & rad fan,MBRP 4",SD tensioner,AFE air filter,220 amp alt,38 gal rear tank & 33 gal aux bed tank,aux oil cooler,soundproofed,3 different TS chips,ac cold mod,XS batteries,riffraff hpop reservoir,aluminum radiator,HoneyBadgerJr hpop, water injection
I would like to put a PTO unit on mine also. I think it would be nice to have wet lines on the back of the truck to run a dump trailer, log splitter, and maybe even a rollback goose neck trailer. But the air I would like to do like you're doing. What are the alternatives, if any, to running it off the alternator?
Yes. There are block out plates on the ZF where a PTO unit can go. I'd love to have a wet line kit as well Bill. The possibilities are limitless! Think powerstroke Unimog! Lol
I'm gonna do it one of these days. Some of the 1356 t-cases have the plates for PTO too. Most of the '95 and back F350s have the 1356 t-case with PTO capability. This truck has it, my '92 has it and a '95 F350 parts truck had it.
I'd love to get air and hydraulic on my truck as well, so if anyone goes through the work of hooking up hydraulics, be sure to post the heck out of it! As for that York air unit, as I understand it, you have to give up your AC right? Don't think I'd be allowed to do that by the wife :-)
Now. To get this thread somewhat back on topic ;-)
I was thinking about my engine project - since thinking is all I've really had time for lately. If I'm planning on doing head studs and springs, would it not be worth it to just pull the heads and get a good look down inside and at the valve seatsat the same time? If I wasn't doing studs, I could see doing the springs without pulling the heads, but it doesn't seem like ill be really saving much work by leaving the heads in place now - and may potentially miss some internal issues that would be a pain to find out about later - after it's back in the truck.
96 F250 SCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - RED (RIP - the part out has begun)
97 F350 CCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - WHITE (361k mi - DD, auto->ZF5, 3.55LS, 6637, 3"DP->StraightPipe, 33x12.5x16.5's, object of more upgrades)
97 F250 RCLB 2WD 5.8L gas - BLUE (ZF5, 3.55, distant-future-project-truck - 235k mi)
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