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Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) Yesterday, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By BruteFord
Does indeed sound like a very productive night....

Does indeed sound like a very productive night. The biggest thing here is you learning your engine, what it likes and how to get the most out of it by giving it what it likes.


It would start at...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By BruteFord
Yeah, if it is a ZF5, then it's also likely a...

Yeah, if it is a ZF5, then it's also likely a 351, a full float and a D44HD. That is a lot of good truck for $400. A good small block 4WD ZF5 alone is worth $400 easy, so still a good buy if it's a...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-24-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By BruteFord
Sorry but you're going to have to tolerate...

Sorry but you're going to have to tolerate another "buy a 4x4 response" There is no logic in what you are asking.

Well then what do you consider the "old girl" to be? Cause it sounds to me like...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 01-24-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By BruteFord
4.0? Cherokee? "When I first start the...

4.0? Cherokee?


"When I first start the car the knocking appears for only a few seconds then goes away"
Does it run rough for those few seconds?


"From about 35 mph while accelerating the...
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-24-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By BruteFord
You're welcome. The centrifugal advance...

You're welcome.

The centrifugal advance needs to be addressed then, it is likely a contributor to your idle problem. You can't have the centrifugal advance advancing during in gear idle. You need...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 01-23-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By BruteFord
If I controlled Ford I'd bring to or make a ute...

If I controlled Ford I'd bring to or make a ute for the US market. Specifically likely a small unibody pickup/ute based on the explorer platform.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-23-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By BruteFord
Of course, you said "when i drive it the RPMs...

Of course, you said "when i drive it the RPMs shoot up and drop rapidly" this can only happen if the transmission or tires are slipping. Check your transmission fluid.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-23-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By BruteFord
Ok, first just to say it again, do the idle...

Ok, first just to say it again, do the idle mixture thing first to see if it solves the problem. That said after each timing change that effects idle you'll want to adjust the idle again.

I'm a...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-22-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By BruteFord
Transmission?

Transmission?
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By BruteFord
You're welcome Let's do one thing...

You're welcome




Let's do one thing at a time to keep things simple and know what caused what, however from what you say here I think you need some timing tweaks also, start with the idle...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 01-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 705
Posted By BruteFord
Most states even east coast states with...

Most states even east coast states with California the clear outlier are ok to deal with on emissions but it's the things like safety inspections, tire size and lift laws, etc that are prevalent in...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-22-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By BruteFord
My understanding, in bricknose F250HDs if regular...

My understanding, in bricknose F250HDs if regular cab then D44TTB, if Ex-cab then D50TTB.
Forum: Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 01-21-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By BruteFord
Then I wouldn't worry about it being a heat...

Then I wouldn't worry about it being a heat issue.

That last part in ( ) is why I ask. I haven't played much with those summit carbs but the autolite 2100/4100 series carbs have an issue with the...
Forum: Large Truck 01-21-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By BruteFord
I was thinking without recentering, I don't want...

I was thinking without recentering, I don't want the lugs out past the wheel lip up front. Was thinking welding a plate inside the inside dish to create a flat surface then using a 2-4" spacer....
Forum: Large Truck 01-21-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By BruteFord
My pickup wouldn't fit this section, but I had...

My pickup wouldn't fit this section, but I had thoughts of doing something similar with HMMWV(hummer) wheels. They have so much offset that maybe just light modification and the right spacer would...
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