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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By finn
CDR valves rarely fail. In fact I've never seen...

CDR valves rarely fail. In fact I've never seen one fail, although they are erroneously replaced ( bad diagnosis as to root cause of an oil consumption problem).

All the CDR is is a spring and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By finn
Make sure the cam lobe is ok before reassembling...

Make sure the cam lobe is ok before reassembling the engine. Also check the valve keepers for signs of shearing.

How is the oil level on the dipstick? Running low on oil will collapse the lifter...
Forum: Large Truck 08-31-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By finn
I'd gladly trade the hub pilot 22.5's for stud...

I'd gladly trade the hub pilot 22.5's for stud pilot wheels of the same diameter even a 4 for 3 deal since I found one.

Maybe I'll try the classifieds here.
Forum: Large Truck 08-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By finn
I'm in the same situation: I located a set of 4...

I'm in the same situation: I located a set of 4 22.5" hub piloted six lug wheels with two brand new recaps and two new (500 mile) virgin tires for a good price. I picked up one brand new Accuride...
Forum: Large Truck 08-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By finn
Look at an International S1600 or school bus with...

Look at an International S1600 or school bus with a 6.9 or 7.3 from 83 to 94. It will have the correct style 3 point mount that can be adapted to your truck.

I'd bet that your 6.9 surplus engine...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By finn
Erosion at the edge of the piston crown is caused...

Erosion at the edge of the piston crown is caused by oil getting past the rings and detonating on the compression stroke.

Install a new set of molly rings and reuse the pistons. Yours actually...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By finn
There isn't much room between the wheel and seat...

There isn't much room between the wheel and seat on these old trucks, even with the stock seat. My '36 is even worse than my '59.


At 6' 2" and 280#, you are probably in the 95th percentile for...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By finn
Pull the bed. New bed hardware kits (Dorman) are...

Pull the bed. New bed hardware kits (Dorman) are available from Rock Auto.

Run ratchet straps diagonally across the bed, hooked to the underside bed rail lip and use an engine hoist if you don't...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-27-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By finn
Worn rings will show up as hard starting on the...

Worn rings will show up as hard starting on the IDI engines.


Unfortunately bad glow plugs and fuel leaks / fuel system leakdown also cause poor cold starts. If the engine starts well and oil...
Forum: 2014+ Transit 07-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By finn
Some people don't deal well with change. ...

Some people don't deal well with change.

Without it we would still be walking.
Forum: Large Truck 07-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By finn
On the flat are you power limited or gear bound? ...

On the flat are you power limited or gear bound?

Cheap medium duty trucks are likely spec'd to max out at 62 mph on the governor. Most commercial outfits don't want the liability of a 20000 lb...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By finn
Measure the length of the engine and compare to...

Measure the length of the engine and compare to the space available.

If your current project is stalled, what makes you think starting an even bigger and more complicated project is a good idea?
...
Forum: 2014+ Transit 07-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By finn
The van market in the US is small, and Ford is...

The van market in the US is small, and Ford is not "bringing the Transit here". The van had to be completely re-engineered and qualified for the US market, and a plant had to be cleared and...
Forum: General Diesel Discussion 07-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By finn
Four cycles 1. Suck (intake) 2. Squeeze...

Four cycles
1. Suck (intake)
2. Squeeze (Compress)
3. Bang (inject/ Combustion /expansion)
4. Blow (exhaust)

Repeat
Forum: General Diesel Discussion 07-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By finn
Most of the MWM engines are 50's designs best...

Most of the MWM engines are 50's designs best suited for "emerging economies", AKA third world countries. The are relatively low friction, low injection pressure designs with few modern features and...
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