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Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 12-17-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Kruse
While some parts may interchange, the blocks are...

While some parts may interchange, the blocks are clearly cast with the FWD or RWD lettering right on the blocks. There are also some exterior parts, such as the water pump and water pump pulley, that...
Forum: Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 11-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Kruse
How much heat will those lines pick up from the...

How much heat will those lines pick up from the exhaust manifold? (I don't know, just food for thought)
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 11-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kruse
How much space do you have to work with it? If...

How much space do you have to work with it? If you have enough and it is flush, put a flat washer over it and weld the washer to the snapped-off bolt. Then weld a nut to the washer and turn it out...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 11-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Kruse
'93 fuel injected 460. The good? Bad? Ugly?

Okay, the vehicle in question is a '93 E-350 former Uhaul or Ryder truck. My employer has one and is going to get rid of it. It's got a fuel injected 460 that is complete and starts in any weather,...
Forum: Aerostar 11-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Kruse
The O-ring for this sits around the outer lip of...

The O-ring for this sits around the outer lip of the thermostat and (in a perfect world), seals the mating surface of the intake manifold and the thermostat housing.
Now, as for as the posts about...
Forum: Aerostar 11-09-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Kruse
And my post was directed at the OP, not you. ...

And my post was directed at the OP, not you.
Even if the dash voltmeter does drop, the dash voltmeter may not tell you everything. Is it a bad battery, is there a bad connection, is the starter...
Forum: Aerostar 11-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Kruse
You need to buy a $5 volt meter from Horror...

You need to buy a $5 volt meter from Horror Freight and do some troubleshooting. All of us would be guessing.
Forum: 335 Series- 5.8/351M, 6.6/400, 351 Cleveland 11-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By Kruse
Yea, I needed a quick carburetor kit for my '71...

Yea, I needed a quick carburetor kit for my '71 Cougar a few years ago and they wanted the numbers from the carb tag. One parts store was clueless, but the next one gave me the kit I wanted with no...
Forum: Aerostar 11-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Kruse
That area really IS the Bermuda Triangle of lost...

That area really IS the Bermuda Triangle of lost items. The last 4.0 thermostat I did had me lose one of the bolts that I never could find.
Anyway, as noted, it's a PITA, but a combination of tools...
Forum: FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 11-01-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Kruse
Back in the day, I had a college roommate who had...

Back in the day, I had a college roommate who had a Ford Ranger with a 360. It got him from point A to point B very reliably...all the time getting him no more than 8 miles per gallon. I remember...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 09-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Kruse
Are you absolutely sure you got all the old bolts...

Are you absolutely sure you got all the old bolts out? Do you have your new water pump there so that you can count and verify this by counting the bolt holes? At the very least, you will need a new...
Forum: Aerostar 09-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Kruse
I had to replace the same item on my Mustang a...

I had to replace the same item on my Mustang a few years ago. I can't figure out what they put into those things to make them so expensive. Even the generic brands, which I don't recommend, are...
Forum: Aerostar 08-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Kruse
Looks good. I wouldn't put it on my Aero for...

Looks good.
I wouldn't put it on my Aero for the simple reason that I live over a mile off the highway on minimum maintenance roads. When it rains, the bottom of the rear axle and the bottom of the...
Forum: 335 Series- 5.8/351M, 6.6/400, 351 Cleveland 08-16-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By Kruse
Getting back on topic, the plastic parts will be...

Getting back on topic, the plastic parts will be from the camshaft gear. Years ago, I remember changing the timing gears on a '79 Lincoln Continental with a 400 engine. The plastic had come off of...
Forum: Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 07-31-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Kruse
Well, you said you've already tried it, so I...

Well, you said you've already tried it, so I guess I may have a wasted post here, but I remember doing something like this YEARS ago by using one from a Ford van.
Try a Four Seasons 84998, an...
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