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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By LARIAT 85
I am glad your truck is now starting as it...

I am glad your truck is now starting as it should, but the "high-torque" starter and "heavy duty" solenoid should not be necessary for that to happen. The starter your truck came with should have...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By LARIAT 85
Check your idle air control valve. My wife's...

Check your idle air control valve.

My wife's 2001 Ford Mustang had this same symptom, and the idle air control valve was the culprit. It should be bolted directly to the throttle body.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By LARIAT 85
The Duraspark ignition system your truck came...

The Duraspark ignition system your truck came with was designed for that very reason. If it was functioning properly, you would not have noticed a "significant difference" at all.

How old was the...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By LARIAT 85
If you are using GT40 heads from a 96-98...

If you are using GT40 heads from a 96-98 Explorer, you need to get spark plugs specified for those heads, not for your model truck.

I would recommend MOTORCRAFT plugs. Original equipment for a...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By LARIAT 85
That vacuum hose connects to a vacuum reservoir. ...

That vacuum hose connects to a vacuum reservoir. Look around the passenger's side plastic inner fender, and you will find a black plastic round ball bolted right in front of the heater blower motor....
Forum: Ford Truck Parts for Sale 04-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By LARIAT 85
Thanks for your interest, but this tailgate is...

Thanks for your interest, but this tailgate is for a Styleside truck.

It will not fit a Flareside. :(
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LARIAT 85
I won't get my truck back for a few months, so...

I won't get my truck back for a few months, so you may beat me to it. :(

Something else I thought of...with the hose located at the bottom of the 1985 - 1986 reservoir, will that hose clear the...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LARIAT 85
That's PERFECT. Capische! Thanks for...

That's PERFECT. Capische!

Thanks for going the extra mile and doing that legwork, Chief. That means I can still use my 1985 - 1986 reservoir, which is in MUCH better shape than my dirty 1980 -...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LARIAT 85
Yes, that is exactly what I was asking about. ...

Yes, that is exactly what I was asking about.

However, I have read and re-read the following lines your wrote numerous times, but I can't seem to get it to sink in:

"So, the deepest the hole...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 369
Posted By LARIAT 85
That carburetor is WAY too big. That is probably...

That carburetor is WAY too big. That is probably why it is running "really really rich" and "blows a lot of black smoke out of the tailpipe."

A 5.0/302 doesn't need anything bigger than a 600...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By LARIAT 85
What cam are you running? If you are running a...

What cam are you running? If you are running a "lopey" high-duration cam, it will have poor vacuum characteristics and can cause what you are describing.



Gary is absolutely right. And here...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By LARIAT 85
I had a similar problem like that once and it...

I had a similar problem like that once and it turned out to be a bad ground wire connection.

Check where the negative battery cable bolts (grounds) to the front of the engine. If you see any...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LARIAT 85
Thanks, Gary. I got this message right after I...

Thanks, Gary. I got this message right after I re-sent the PM. Sorry.



I suppose it would, but most of these aren't so "clear" anymore and look discolored and BAD next to a nice, restored...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-04-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LARIAT 85
Thinking about this some more, how do you think a...

Thinking about this some more, how do you think a fluorescent paint would work?

I was thinking white at first. But even a yellow (like the color of a Prestone Antifreeze jug) would at least look...
Forum: 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By LARIAT 85
I. Thermostatic "hot air" choke Clean, ...

I. Thermostatic "hot air" choke
Clean, filtered air from the air cleaner is pulled through the "fresh air" tube (a rubber hose that is connected to the carburetor air horn and ...
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