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Forum: Engine Swaps 12-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By piratius
MightyCarMods on YouTube did this experiment too,...

MightyCarMods on YouTube did this experiment too, and the results are pretty drastic:

Put a hair dryer with a silicone coupler on one end of the intercooler with an inlet thermometer (digital...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By piratius
I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but I'm pretty...

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but I'm pretty sure that you can't get the flexplate/flywheel off without having the torque converter completely disengaged from the engine. The bolts would need...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By piratius
Check the timing too! If the timing is off, the...

Check the timing too! If the timing is off, the idle speed might be mis-set, and that can make everything run poorly.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By piratius
All I can see is a stock style distributor cap...

All I can see is a stock style distributor cap and coil. Can you take a picture of the whole engine bay from the front? With that we may be able to help out a little more with what can safely be...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-10-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By piratius
If you can't find a older spacer plate, and don't...

If you can't find a older spacer plate, and don't mind spending a little bit of money, Edelbrock makes the "performer 390" manifold that is a bolt-on to the engine. It would eliminate the spacer...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By piratius
I agree with Silver, there are a couple ways to...

I agree with Silver, there are a couple ways to do it. If you don't mind the price tag, the kit is the way to go - bolt in and forget about it.

Otherwise, you'll need the following:
78-79 4wd...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,048
Posted By piratius
Just read the thread, and I can say I'm a little...

Just read the thread, and I can say I'm a little jealous!

I paid twice what you did for my truck, and the bed was rusted out, tank was garbage, fuel lines were shot, in addition to having to do...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By piratius
Items to simplify the engine bay: Get an HEI...

Items to simplify the engine bay:
Get an HEI conversion distributor, and eliminate the Duraspark Box. Several manufacturers make them, I think Skip White performance is the cheapest (has been...
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-01-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 271,124
Posted By piratius
That is a pretty awesome gas tank. Never...

That is a pretty awesome gas tank.

Never thought I'd be that interested in seeing one built - keep it up!

-Brad
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 271,124
Posted By piratius
Forgive my ignorance (or if you already answered...

Forgive my ignorance (or if you already answered this, I didn't see it), but why did you change the lug pattern? What was it, and what are you going to?

Just curious, because most of the holes...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-10-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By piratius
I've also found, especially on cars with...

I've also found, especially on cars with automatic chokes, do NOT pump the pedal before you start them hot. It's tempting because it actuates the accelerator pump, and helps it...
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 271,124
Posted By piratius
Two determined guys can lift a bed (without the...

Two determined guys can lift a bed (without the tailgate attached). However, when I put the bed on my truck, I had a guy friend come over, and he brought his girlfriend. My wife came out to...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By piratius
The 360 motor and the 460 motor are completely...

The 360 motor and the 460 motor are completely different animals - the 460 sits further forward in the engine bay , and the crossmember gets in the way a LOT more.

As for taking all FOUR bolts out...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-08-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By piratius
I'm assuming the truck cranks, but doesn't start,...

I'm assuming the truck cranks, but doesn't start, when it's hot.

Keep in mind the four basic requirement/elements a running motor requires:

Fuel, Air, Compression, and Spark. (If someone say...
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-07-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 271,124
Posted By piratius
Well, at least now you don't have to sell a ton...

Well, at least now you don't have to sell a ton of stuff!

But, it sucks because you didn't get the place you wanted. Hopefully you guys find something else soon!

-Brad
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