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  1. migiddymike
    06-21-2016 12:41 AM - permalink
    migiddymike
    Hey AB, Ive been following your threads for over a year now, you and F250restorer. I am doing a 360 to 300 swap in a '76 F250 2wd. I'm having issues with the perches, and signed up so I could get your input (never needed to ask any question before b/c everything else has been covered). If you dont mind, and have the time. Thanks... MIKE
  2. stagecall
    06-05-2016 03:44 PM - permalink
    stagecall
    Thanks for the info.Would milling the head down increase compression?
  3. xsn10s
    05-09-2016 04:12 PM - permalink
    xsn10s
    I got your message, thanks it's a big help. A follow up question though. Do I need to hook up the smog pump to an egr or is there another way? Sorry to bug you, I'm just trying to figure this stuff out. Thanks, John
  4. xsn10s
    05-09-2016 03:33 PM - permalink
    xsn10s
    I haven't figured out the private message. I'm not that tech savvy I guess lol. But thanks AB!
  5. xsn10s
    05-06-2016 02:44 PM - permalink
    xsn10s
    AB I may be moving to the Boise area and was wondering how you got your rigs to pass emissions. I have a 300-6 in my 86 F250 4sp. Points dizzy, single barrel with stock intake exhaust. but I have a single plane Clifford and some autolite 2 barrels I'd like to install. I'll probably go with the Walker main pipe and FI exhaust manifold. I'd consider a 600 cfm four barrel, probably edelbrock because I'm not an experienced tuner. And I'd also add a Petronix or DS2. Any help or advise would be appreciated. John
  6. sl93z
    03-29-2016 12:45 AM - permalink
    sl93z
    Got a box of parts Friday and now I have a few questions I need to ask (e.g. does it matter which way I orient the 4 bbl carb?). Any chance you would be so kind as to give me your number so I can call and get your input? If not, I understand.

    Thanks,

    Ken
  7. sl93z
    03-07-2016 01:01 PM - permalink
    sl93z
    Thanks for the quick reply. I don't see a reply button so I must be limited in my account as a newby.

    I am in Lewiston, just down the hill from "scow." I take it you were in school there? I teach at LCSC. Yes, dark at 4:00 sucks, but light until 10:30 is nice in the summers.

    You got it; the feedback carb is dying, along with all the electronics that go with it. When we first bought it it would get 12-13 mpg, but now it is closer to 6-7 mpg and you can smell the unburned fuel coming out the tailpipe. We tired new plug wires and rotor cap, cleaned the carb and re-calibrated it, but I think all the cleaning did was expose a host of problems we never knew we had. Based on your recommendation I'm going with the QF 450 slayer. Black would be nice but I can't justify spending an extra $40 for something no one will see.

    Thanks for your time and advice.

    Ken
  8. sl93z
    03-06-2016 11:38 PM - permalink
    sl93z
    Hello AB,

    I'm a little north of you and in a different time zone, but still the same great state.

    I found my son an 85 F150 I6 4spd 4x4 LB with 42K miles last fall. It runs fairly well in stock condition but recently the carb has had some issues so I decided its time to do some upgrades.

    I have spent hours reading over the intake, exhaust, and ignition mods and your posts have been especially helpful. One thing I can't find is where you talk about your switch to the QF 450 carb. Do you have a write up on that one? I'd never heard of QF till I saw it in your signature so now I am researching it, but not finding much. Do you like it? Why did you drop the Holly 600? How is the MPG?

    What I am looking for is a rig with reliability, dependability, and good fuel economy; going fast is nice too but not nearly as important as the other three (plus the fact that he is a teenager :-) )

    Thanks in advance,

    Ken
  9. GIGGER
    10-30-2015 06:10 AM - permalink
    GIGGER
    Thx for deleting the spam in my VMs
  10. IdahoDoug
    07-19-2015 06:12 PM - permalink
    IdahoDoug
    Hi AB:

    I live in Boise as well. How's it going? You seem to be dialed on rear end gears and I'm struggling. My rig is a 66 F100, 300 IL 6, 4 speed manual (first is basically the granny). The stock rear end gear is 3.50 and the truck is geared way too low. It is screaming on the highway at 60 mph. Based upon other commentary on this site and looking at gearing calculators, I'm leaning toward 3.0 rear end gears. Do you have any advice on this? The truck is entirely for show....no towing and I plan on plenty of road trips in the future. Could you weigh in with your thoughts?
    Thanks much, Doug

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  • About AbandonedBronco
    Location
    Boise, Idaho
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    ID
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    Bronco
    Year
    1981
    Current Mileage
    250,000 or more
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
    Gender
    Male
  • Signature
    1981 Ford Bronco. 300I6 Offenhauser DP Intake, QuickFuel 450cfm 4bbl, 32" BFG A/T KO2, NP-435, 3.00 rear 9" EFI Manifolds. 2.5" high flow cat/muffler. DUI ignition.
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