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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Matts72
I'm guessing its a 400, factory they were about...

I'm guessing its a 400, factory they were about 180HP, with a 4v carb and intake I think they gotta be closer to 210HP or so.

I've built a few 400 motors up to 365HP at the flywheel and a few...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Matts72
2.75 gears won't help you at all. Basically...

2.75 gears won't help you at all.

Basically you can take the GVWR off the data plate and subtract the actual truck weight to find the total tongue weight. For a bumper pull I would say 20% on the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Matts72
I've had a few motors on the dyno and they didn't...

I've had a few motors on the dyno and they didn't use any air filter so it must not matter that much. 650 CFM is just fine, the factory 2v was like 360CFM or so.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Matts72
I've installed the Hookers a few times and they...

I've installed the Hookers a few times and they were good. Other projects have used custom setups.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By Matts72
Is your truck a 2 or 4wd? Since the 302 wasn't in...

Is your truck a 2 or 4wd? Since the 302 wasn't in 4wd then none of them would fit.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Matts72
Thanks, I was looking for that link. I think this...

Thanks, I was looking for that link. I think this truck would be a good candidate for a dark jade repaint.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Matts72
You can just copy the IMG code and paste it into...

You can just copy the IMG code and paste it into your post from Photobucket also.

Hope you find it!
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By Matts72
The 351W wasn't factory for those years, so...

The 351W wasn't factory for those years, so you'll probably have to use some shorty headers.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Matts72
Decoding '73-'79 Ford Truck VIN Tags -...

Decoding '73-'79 Ford Truck VIN Tags - FORDification.net (http://www.fordification.net/tech/vin.htm)

F250, 4x4, 300-6, Built in Michigan, 1978? missing the last digit.
133" WB Reg cab long box,...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Matts72
Looks like poop is Medium Vaquero Metallic. There...

Looks like poop is Medium Vaquero Metallic. There is no K engine code so it must be an H. Otherwise its a standard Ranger XLT.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Matts72
Turd Brown '79!

I'm in the process of buying a '79 F150 and looking for a little info on it.

Here is the VIN tag:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa115/mattsbox99/Mobile%20Uploads/1013111309.jpg

I'm...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Matts72
I'd try craigslist to keep the costs down....

I'd try craigslist to keep the costs down. Factory 4v intakes typically go for more than the aftermarket ones.

Summit has some decent deals right now.
Weiand 8124 - Weiand Street Warrior intake...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Matts72
You want a hard pedal, mushy pedals indicate bad...

You want a hard pedal, mushy pedals indicate bad brake hoses and air in the system.

The rear shoes should automatically adjust but I suspect your other wheel cylinder is seized. They are pretty...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Matts72
A set of headers, aluminum intake and smaller 4v...

A set of headers, aluminum intake and smaller 4v carb will get you 30HP and make that trip a lot nicer. I'd think you could do that for under $500.
Forum: Car/truck Buying Advice 03-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,811
Posted By Matts72
You can haggle and beat X plan if the vehicle you...

You can haggle and beat X plan if the vehicle you want to buy is on the lot already, if you order like me, X Plan is the way to go. Just a smidge over $29k out the door.
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