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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Blue and White
I second the epoxy over clean steel. Its the...

I second the epoxy over clean steel. Its the best. There are other choices if dealing with non structural rust.

When spraying, keeping the water out of the air is important for a good job. ...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By Blue and White
I run a '78 F250 4 wd. After I went through it...

I run a '78 F250 4 wd. After I went through it very reliable. Can work hard and long when needed. I keep it that way with periodic upgrade/maintenance "projects". As mentioned above, plan on...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-01-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Blue and White
They are available new if you can't find a used...

They are available new if you can't find a used one. I think any hitch from that vintage would fit as long as it is not a "hiboy".

Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 Trailer Hitch - 1976 Class III...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-01-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Blue and White
On mine, the pump was changed also filters before...

On mine, the pump was changed also filters before I found the rubber hose problem. A few feet of hose fixed it. If the tank and pickup are new/clean, unlikely that is the problem. Also, I believe...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-01-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Blue and White
That's quite a flywheel! What engine is in front?

That's quite a flywheel! What engine is in front?
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Blue and White
May be worth another try for repair. What has...

May be worth another try for repair. What has worked for me is to pinch off and seal the damaged tube. Open the hole up, wash with fresh water and dry well (hair dryer, heat gun ect). Fill the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Blue and White
If you have the OE type prop valve (drivers side...

If you have the OE type prop valve (drivers side frame rail) you need to pull the pin out with pliers (carefully) for bleeding. If not done, it will be hard to bleed and take lots of fluid. Don't...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-29-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Blue and White
Feels like it is starving for fuel... and...

Feels like it is starving for fuel... and probably is. Any changes recently that may have caused this?

Fuel filter is the first check and OK. Next would be rubber lines. They can get soft...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Blue and White
Sounds like a plan. I also run a '78 F250 4wd. ...

Sounds like a plan. I also run a '78 F250 4wd. Fun to drive and works hard when needed and does. Only comment is on the lift if you are hauling stuff lower is easier to load/unload. I like mine...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-27-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Blue and White
Generally the starter solenoid is close to the...

Generally the starter solenoid is close to the battery and connected by heavy cable and should work fine. Just run your "1 wire" to the main post on the solenoid. The original charge wire (old...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Blue and White
The truck should be fine with an appropriately...

The truck should be fine with an appropriately rated trailer, good hitch and good trailer brakes.

For reference, I have used Sunbelt Rental equipment trailers before for hauling heavier PU's. ...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Blue and White
I found some rusted supports in that area when I...

I found some rusted supports in that area when I worked on my bed. I cut out the bad and replaced it with heavy sheet metal bent to shape and some bracing welded in. Not as pretty as the OE stamped...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Blue and White
It seems like the lines near the wheels go first....

It seems like the lines near the wheels go first. Water/salt/debris I guess. On mine the lines to the front wheels have been replaced, also the lines on the rear axle. Others are original.
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Blue and White
The hitch was installed in the 70's. I have no...

The hitch was installed in the 70's. I have no idea on make or model but it looks like hitches sold now by Kurt and others.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Blue and White
That's quite a spare carrier!

That's quite a spare carrier!
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