Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > Projects
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Projects Share with other members the details about your project truck or SUV. Old or new, gas or diesel, its all welcome here!

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-23-2009, 01:57 PM
rbalsinger's Avatar
rbalsinger rbalsinger is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lewis Center OH
Posts: 153
rbalsinger is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
1983 F250 460 steps away from stock for 1st time

Click the image to open in full size.

1983 F-250 XLT Auto, 2wd, 460, pre catalytic, 104K mi, 2nd owner

Needs:
  • $10K of body work
  • A/C updated
  • Air pump inop
  • exhaust leak in over axle pipe
  • exhaust manifold bolt sheared at block (#8 cyl)
  • rear stabilizer bar needs bushing replaced #2 side
  • power windows need refreshed
  • emergency brake inop (cable)
  • corrosion on frame (extent not verified)

Strengths:
  • Interior is all original & immaculate (top option buckets)
  • engine is low mileage and very clean and reliable
  • maintenance records from day one show excellent service by 1st owner
  • steering and alignment great
  • tires and brakes <3000 mi
  • electrical is trouble free
  • 650 CFM Edelbrock carb <1000 mi
Short Term Plans:
  • repair exhaust manifold bolt hole
  • upgrade engine for mildly improved power and performance
    • intake replaced that matches the current carb but leaves opportunity for upgrade in future
    • reduce the early and simple emissions system to as close to zero as is practical
    • timing chain & cam replaced
  • remount stock manifolds
  • covert to dual exhaust
  • convert A/C
  • Shocks and stabilizer bushings
  • Ignition tuneup and upgrades where practical
  • detail engine compartment
Longer term plans
  • 750 CFM carb
  • headers
  • covert rear brakes to disc
  • windows
  • bodywork
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-23-2009, 02:02 PM
rbalsinger's Avatar
rbalsinger rbalsinger is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lewis Center OH
Posts: 153
rbalsinger is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Tore down to the heads. Removed #1 head that has bolt repairs needed and sent it to shop for repair. Combustion chambers look great. No defects evident in valve train or push rods. Engine very clean under valve covers.

Thinking about ignition system changes, intake replacement and emission system reductions.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-25-2009, 12:59 AM
rbalsinger's Avatar
rbalsinger rbalsinger is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lewis Center OH
Posts: 153
rbalsinger is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
The reason I sent the head to the shop for repairs was that on my attempt to easy out the broken bolt, I broke an easy out and the remainder is in the drilled hole. The shop (NAPA) looked at it and the "machinist" said he didn't want to touch it with the easy out in there. Maybe he knows best, but......

I am glad in retrospect. I think I can take a teeny drill bit (technical talk ) and drill around the easy out. I am on the road for two weeks but will drill into this when I get back mid Oct.

Any other suggestions (other than springing for some 70's heads as my right brain has been screaming at me)?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 12:59 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BossFan's '78 F250 build BossFan 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 426 Yesterday 04:04 PM
1987 F250 460 Newbie Questions rallyusa 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 08-04-2013 10:05 AM
Project - 1983 F250 XLT 4x2 Super Cab 8' Bed rbalsinger 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 32 09-08-2012 05:47 PM
Edelbrock 2121 manifold on a 1983 F250 w/ 302 bwigfield 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 05-12-2011 10:11 AM
"new" 1976 F100 BigBlue88 Virginia Chapter 8 10-09-2006 12:12 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > Projects

Tags
1983, 460, 83, aftermarket, carb, emissions, f250, ford, google, headers, moter, parts, steps, stock, truck, trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup