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Old 06-02-2010, 04:04 PM
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Wish me luck

Me and the wife head back to Ohio(1300 miles) tomorrow for her block leave (she just came back from deployment ). I am driving back my 79 f100 that has been sitting for more than 2 years.

The list of things I need to fix (or atleast the things i know of)

1: Replace radiator

2: Replace carb with a Holley 390

3: Design and build front air suspinsion

4: Redisign the rear air ride

5: Find and fix the electrical gremlins

6: Tune-up and oil change

7: Raid the local junk yards for spare parts( if I have enough time) and an extra set of tires

All that plus anything else I find has to be done in a week and a half all while trying to spend time with family and doing the stuff my wife wants to do while we are there. Hoping to get it all done and have a few days left to drive it around to make sure no new issues come up.

We will have our horses with us in the rig thats in my avatar (wife will be driving it) so break downs will have to be minimal time while not at stopping points.

Any last minute thoughts, ideas or things i may want to watch for?
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I am OFFICIALLY wishing you LUCK NOW...I mean NOW


NOW



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HA HA HA HA
Hope ya'll have a VERY safe and TROUBLE FREE trip.

Grease and Lube all you can, Check coolant levels maybe pull off the Radiator cap and see if ok.(Speaking from experience, made a 1800 mile trip one time....Took NINE(9) days to get home at 40 miles an hour) The rad. was rodded but the engine block did not get flushed, so all the rust and crap from the engine filled the radiator back up .


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Well i guess flushing block then install new radiator will be the new #1 on my list lol.
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I tell you what, I was 18 when I started the trip and was 19 when I finished, Boy the stories I had for THAT one. I don't wish those troubles on anyone.
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I am really hoping it is an uneventful trip. But I dont wont to be surprized as well. So hoping I have all the parts/ tools I will need. If that can ever happen lol
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Word of advise, don't carry a cheap socket sert, because you could try and change the thermostat and it will break.....also from experience on same trip. HA HA HA HA HA.
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Sounds like you had a trip from hell. I not to worried about tools I was a mechanic for about 12 years so the cheapest made tools I have in my arsenal are craftsman's so I should be good in that aspect. my main concern is the trans I may swap it out before I even leave the tail shaft leaks pretty bad and I was never able to get it to seal so I may have to go back to the 3 speed unless I can figure something out with the 4 speed overdrive I put in it years ago.
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Me and the wife head back to Ohio(1300 miles) tomorrow for her block leave (she just came back from deployment ). I am driving back my 79 f100 that has been sitting for more than 2 years.

The list of things I need to fix (or atleast the things i know of)

1: Replace radiator

2: Replace carb with a Holley 390

3: Design and build front air suspinsion

4: Redisign the rear air ride

5: Find and fix the electrical gremlins

6: Tune-up and oil change

7: Raid the local junk yards for spare parts( if I have enough time) and an extra set of tires

All that plus anything else I find has to be done in a week and a half all while trying to spend time with family and doing the stuff my wife wants to do while we are there. Hoping to get it all done and have a few days left to drive it around to make sure no new issues come up.

We will have our horses with us in the rig thats in my avatar (wife will be driving it) so break downs will have to be minimal time while not at stopping points.

Any last minute thoughts, ideas or things i may want to watch for?
Good Morning, when yall headed out?

Look over them tires good sometimes setting in one spot will dry crack rot them. Dont push it and take your time. Maybe some night driving.

Are you going striaght or stopping?
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We are heading out around 1pm. The trip up will be 2 days and then a week and a half of thrashing on the poor old girl then a 3 to 4 day drive back.
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Best of luck on the trip and the work. Post when you can to update us on all of it.
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Will do thanks for all the good luck and tips. We are heading out now I will update when I can.
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Well made it to Ohio After cooking the left front bearings on the 97 f350
but good news I got all but my suspinsion done in the first day here. The last of my suspension parts(airbags) should be here monday. So hoping I cam get the suspension done by tuesday or wednesday at the latest. Then I have to change the tranny while looking it over found 2 ears broken off at the bell housing. I have a spare that I will be going through tonight since I am dead in the water till parts come in. Hopefully it will be a good one and not need much other than a reseal. after I get the 79 done I can get started on the look over on the 97 and replace both side front bearings. Well thats the update for now.
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Glad to hear ya made it there safely.

Keep us updated on the mods and such. Sounds like you have a lot of work to do

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If I can figure out how the wifes camera works I will snap some shots while I am doing the suspension and get them posted
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