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Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By finn
Measure the bed length. You may have a rather...

Measure the bed length. You may have a rather rare 9' F350 flareside bed, although they would have 4 stake pockets per side, I think.
Forum: Large Truck 05-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By finn
My 1974 F600 with a Gallon dump bed (10 or 12', I...

My 1974 F600 with a Gallon dump bed (10 or 12', I can't remember) weighs 11000 lb wen I scale empty at the gravel pit. It has a 330XD and a 4 speed with 2 speed rear axle.

It weighs only about...
Forum: Large Truck 05-13-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By finn
I'd suggest that you look at the Navistar version...

I'd suggest that you look at the Navistar version of the 7.3, used in medium duty International trucks and school busses, along with the matching Allison transmission and controller.

The Navistar...
Forum: Large Truck 04-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By finn
Back in the day when our family car, a Y-block...

Back in the day when our family car, a Y-block powered '57 Ford DelRio station wagon cracked an exhaust manifold, my dad had the local service station (remember them?) weld it up. It was still...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 04-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,529
Posted By finn
I picked up a 2003 Super Duty today to replace my...

I picked up a 2003 Super Duty today to replace my Chevy plow truck. It's sort of rusty (it's a Yooper truck so that goes with the territory), but seems to run great and the price was right

The...
Forum: Large Truck 04-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By finn
I wouldn't expect more than 6-9 mpg. That's...

I wouldn't expect more than 6-9 mpg.

That's an awfully heavy truck to accelerate, and the wind and rolling resistance are both higher than a pickup truck.
Forum: Large Truck 01-11-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By finn
Still kicking myself for not rescuing 2 just like...

Still kicking myself for not rescuing 2 just like that from the scrapyard 3 or4 years ago.

Mileage could very well be correct on a seasonally used vocational truck like this.

My 1974 F600 has...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By finn
CDR valves rarely fail. In fact I've never seen...

CDR valves rarely fail. In fact I've never seen one fail, although they are erroneously replaced ( bad diagnosis as to root cause of an oil consumption problem).

All the CDR is is a spring and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By finn
Make sure the cam lobe is ok before reassembling...

Make sure the cam lobe is ok before reassembling the engine. Also check the valve keepers for signs of shearing.

How is the oil level on the dipstick? Running low on oil will collapse the lifter...
Forum: Large Truck 08-31-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By finn
I'd gladly trade the hub pilot 22.5's for stud...

I'd gladly trade the hub pilot 22.5's for stud pilot wheels of the same diameter even a 4 for 3 deal since I found one.

Maybe I'll try the classifieds here.
Forum: Large Truck 08-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By finn
I'm in the same situation: I located a set of 4...

I'm in the same situation: I located a set of 4 22.5" hub piloted six lug wheels with two brand new recaps and two new (500 mile) virgin tires for a good price. I picked up one brand new Accuride...
Forum: Large Truck 08-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By finn
Look at an International S1600 or school bus with...

Look at an International S1600 or school bus with a 6.9 or 7.3 from 83 to 94. It will have the correct style 3 point mount that can be adapted to your truck.

I'd bet that your 6.9 surplus engine...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By finn
Erosion at the edge of the piston crown is caused...

Erosion at the edge of the piston crown is caused by oil getting past the rings and detonating on the compression stroke.

Install a new set of molly rings and reuse the pistons. Yours actually...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By finn
There isn't much room between the wheel and seat...

There isn't much room between the wheel and seat on these old trucks, even with the stock seat. My '36 is even worse than my '59.


At 6' 2" and 280#, you are probably in the 95th percentile for...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 08-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By finn
Pull the bed. New bed hardware kits (Dorman) are...

Pull the bed. New bed hardware kits (Dorman) are available from Rock Auto.

Run ratchet straps diagonally across the bed, hooked to the underside bed rail lip and use an engine hoist if you don't...
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