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Gauges, Instrumentation and Controls

HOWTO: 81-86 cluster in 80 model (gauge models ONLY!)
A Pillar Gauge Pod
White Face Gauges
Speedometer Calibration
Tach is All Caddywhompus: Repair
All About The EMISSIONS light
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Electrical: Alternator, Wiring and Lighting

ALTERNATOR WIRING
Whiter Whites, Brighter Brights Headlight Relay Conversion

3G Alternator Install with Pictures

Here's a simplified alternator wiring for a truck that has a external regulator, and gauges in the dash.

Here's a simplified alternator wiring for a truck that has a external regulator, no gauges but has idiot lights in the dash.

If you have a alternator with a internal regulator, here's a diagram.

I have a very good "3 Point Voltmeter Test", that I have used with excellent results for many years.

TOGGLE SWITCH CONVERSIONS
If you are making a truck for off-roading, or changing your dash around to toggle switches, here's how you can make your wipers work, low speed only.

If you are making a truck for off-road or changing your dash around to toggle switches, here's how you can make your turnsignals work with a toggle switch.

Here's how to wire a toggle switch for a power window.

GENERAL WIRING 80-86
How to Wire in Stock Factory Options.

All about clocks

Factory tach install question

Intermittent wiper switch

Intermittent wipers work on HI only - resolder heatsink in speed governor module

Here's the special wiring for the fuel pumps that most 460 engined trucks had.

If your keyswitch doesn't seem to go far enough to make the engine turn over, here's a picture of the tilt steering column, and piece #14 that always breaks.

If you have a 80-86 truck that has a computer ignition, and you want to convert it to the duraspark II system, here's a diagram. You will need to get a duraspark II distributor and module box with the harness.

Here's how to test for a drain in the electrical system.

Here's the fuse box diagram for the 80-86 trucks. Sorry it's a little hard to read.

Turn signals and warning lights (discussion of grounding system.)

How to wire in a key-switched, add-on fusebox

All about seat belt, headlight-on, key-in-ignition buzzers

All about starter solenoids (relays) and why they fail

Starter motor replacement 101

Common Locations for Short Circuits in -94-95 Broncos & F-Series Trucks

OEM Pigtail connectors

Testing for voltage drops in the starter motor wiring
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Ignition and EEC (Electronic Engine Control)

DSII DS-II DS2 DuraSpark II CONVERSIONS (SWAPS)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...on-how-to.html
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/96...-86-i-6-a.html
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...g-harness.html

Coil Problem. Need Help.
Wiring the DSII, testing of the distributor & wiring
EEC IV Codes
Smog and EEC-III Questions
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Carburetion and Fuel Injection

Ford Motorcraft 2150 Carburetor
Motorcraft 2150/2100 carburetor rebuild (off site)
Choke Questions Answered
Choke Adjustment 101
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Transmission, Clutch, Axle and Wheels

Transmission
Identify your automatic transmission by counting pan bolts

Good 5spd swap threads
1984 F150 with M5R Swap
1984 F250 4x4 460 with ZF5 Swap

Ford Flywheels and Flexplates (off site)

Wheels
Wheel Technical Information (off site)
Gear Ratio/Tire Size Calculator
Aluminum Wheel Reconditioning (Post #11 in particular)

Axle
TTB frame bushing replacement
Dana axle service manuals, PDF.
Axle Identification Chart
Ford Differential Information. 1978 manual.
Axle Code Charts
The TTB Thread
Front end rebuild
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Engine and Performance

Visual differenced between 351C and 351W.
Here's a good way to tell if you have a 302 or a 351w engine. If you have 8 bolts per valve cover you have a 351m or a 400.

Adjusting hydraulic valves.
How To Change Oil pan / Gasket / Pump / Pickup with Motor Still in Truck (300 Straight Six)
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Diesel Tech

Glow Plug Testing Procedure.
Injector Return Line Replacement Procedure
Electrical Connector Failures
6.9 IDI Block casting (is your 6.9 prone to cracking by the block heater?)
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Oil and Lubrication

Low ZDDP Oils and Flat Tappet Cams
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Books and Resources

Ford Truck Computer Wallpaper

Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953-1996

Chilton Library: Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People

1985 Ford F-Series Rapid-Spec Price List and Ordering Guide PDF
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Interior

Low Budget Dashpad Repair w/pics
How to fill in the speaker holes and cracks in your dash.
Extreme Makeover: Em's Cab Edition
Replacement seat vinyl upholstery
Which Bench seats swap into an 80-86?
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Heater and Air Conditioning

A/C Conversion R12 to 134
Heater HVAC Air Conditioning vent door problems
Heater Core replacement 1980 F350 no AC
Heater Core Removal (without Air Conditioning)
Converting to R134a
Air Damper Door Repair
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