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  1. t444eRainmaker
    08-25-2014 11:04 PM - permalink
    Ken, I saw your post with 1997 Electrical Drawings. They open up in photobucket just fine with some careful zooming, but I can't view them legibly in a printable format. I am about to build Frankentruck by combining my 99.5 superduty engine/drivetrain/computer and my new and much more beautiful 1997 F250HD. I know the cab/instrumentation wiring is going to be a tricky mess when I move my SD PCM over. I'm an electrician, but I don't want to go in blind. Any tips for easier viewing on these drawings or any tips on where I can find them in a form I can hold in my hands or print?
    Bravo on the collection of drawings. They are excellent.
  2. zarrinvz24
    12-02-2012 12:12 AM - permalink
    Still have the PS Engine cover for sale?
  3. Tim Hodgson
    08-13-2012 08:39 PM - permalink
    Tim Hodgson
    I posted in the wrong forum. 3.55's are rarer in the 1999-2003 powerstrokes at least in F350's and E350's. The van was converted by Salem-Kroger out of Red Bluff, California. If anyone you know is thinking about it, PM me and I will share my experiences good and bad. If I had to do it over again, I would likely do it myself with a leafspring front axle kit from U-Joint Off Road or with a coil spring installation done by John at Quad Van in Portland, OR. Thank you again for your reply. I will look at your signature for info on the intake and the turbo exhaust outlet pipe.
  4. Tim Hodgson
    08-13-2012 09:26 AM - permalink
    Tim Hodgson
    Ken, thank you for your reply. I notice in your signature that you have 3.55 differentials. That ratio is rare. I ordered my van with a 3.55 rear end, but the converter put 3.73's in when they converted it to 4x4. Since the conversion, I have always thought that I effectively "lost my overdrive" after the conversion (i.e., on the flats it seems that my rpms are too high). And my fuel economy definitely dropped. If you don't mind, I would like to know what your fuel economy is with your 3.55's and any other thoughts you have on that differential ratio. I have my original ring and pinion parts for the rear differential and I am considering ordering parts for the front differential and having them both changed to 3.55.
  5. fordpride
    05-06-2012 01:58 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps but I cant take credit for it. It's in the mod/tech sticky
  6. dclack
    02-03-2011 04:13 PM - permalink
    How's the 3.55s in your truck (i.e. fuel mileage vs power)? I have an identical truck (except 5sp manual). It originally had the 4.10s which were killing my mileage and engine. I was running about 2700 rpm at 70 mph; so I regeared to 3.73s which dropped my rpms to 2200 at 70 without much noticeable loss in torque. I was afraid to go down to 3.55s for fear of loosing too much torque. Not that I'm planning on regearing any time soon, I'm just curious how the 3.55s handle.

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  • About Ken_C
    Guns n' Trucks
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Current Mileage
    50,000 - 74,999
    Miles per year
    0 - 999
    F250HD CCSB 4X4
    Engine type and displacement
    7.3 DIT
    Tranny type
    Ken Cabanaw
  • Signature
    1997 Ford F-250HD CC SB Auto 4X4 3.55s 7.3 PSD Rif-Raf 6637, Stancor GPR, MBRP 3" DP to Stainless 4" straight exhaust. 95,000 original miles and counting.
    Michigan Chapter
    F-250/F-350 Wiring Diagrams


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