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Old 11-09-2008, 01:57 AM
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any one from northwest MN. I am new to fords and could use some guidance.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:35 PM
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Hey, welcome. I'm just as new to the forums as you, but I've grown up with Fords. I'm from west central MN, but I'm going to college in northwest MN at UMC currently. What kind of guidance are you looking for?
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:44 AM
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i live in crookston. i just bought an 86 f150. having some trouble with the carb. and some other stuff. i6 mt 4x4.
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Well, if you get your problems worked out you have a very solid vehicle right there. If you haven't heard, the 300 six is a very durable engine. Get that pickup back into shape and keep it maintained it will last you a long time.

I looked at your other posts to try and figure out some of your problems. If you didn't have that backfire before you did the carb rebuild it is likely something might have happened when you put it back together. However, if you haven't adjusted the idle mixture screw any, that could be a cause for an off-idle popping noise your hearing. The idle mixture screw is at the base of the carb, can usually be ballparked by hearing. Get the truck up to operating temp and turn that screw about 3-4 turns out, begin turning in until it starts to run rough, stop and back out 1/8-1/4 turn or so.

I rebuilt one of those carbs this summer on an '85 F-150 I6 4-spd 4x4 just like yours, runs great. I upgraded to a '95 F-250 Powerstroke 5-speed 4x4, so my old pickup is on the market. If I get some time maybe I could give you a hand on getting her tuned up good.
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that sounds good. what are you selling your 85 for? mine is vary rusty. i tryed to adjust the idle mixture screw i think it just made it worse. my number is 218-791-2192. thanks Brent
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I'll send you a PM of my craigslist listing. This week will be busy, but if I'm on campus this weekend I should be able to give a hand then, maybe sooner if it works out.

Well, turns out I can't send PM's yet so here it is.

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i will be deer hunting the rest of the week so maybe the next week. nice truck.
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Hello out there in MN. Any of you around the St. Cloud area ? I will be attending a wedding in Louisberg at the end of march and am driving out there. What kind of weather or road conditions can I expect ? Thanks
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