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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-04-2015, 08:53 PM
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Looks like an awesome project, subscribing!

Looks like an awesome project, subscribing!
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-30-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Let me amend this by saying I was talking out my...

Let me amend this by saying I was talking out my rear end. Apparently my FE had never been apart in it's almost 40 years of life to replace the timing chain. So I had two days of prying, banging, and...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6,320
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Posted By desperado_18_2000
Just got done tearing the front part of the...

Just got done tearing the front part of the engine down. Going in for a timing set swap this morning, and hope to have it buttoned back up by afternoon. Should've taken pics of the teardown but will...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-23-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By desperado_18_2000
I've got cheery bombs on mine. And while I like...

I've got cheery bombs on mine. And while I like the sound, and the rumble I just don't like them at cruise. I guess I just kind of grew out of it or something.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By desperado_18_2000
As a fellow FE owner, I'd get anything other than...

As a fellow FE owner, I'd get anything other than glasspacks. Mine has a nice rumble down low, but at highway speed around 2k rpm it's just annoying noise. I don't have a recommendation other than...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-20-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Pulled the headlight switch, going to replace...

Pulled the headlight switch, going to replace that in the morning. Also installed a new tachometer as the previous one decided to mysteriously die on me. Might actually give the girl a bath tomorrow...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-03-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Didn't do much with it today other than a dump...

Didn't do much with it today other than a dump run. Going to try and install my tachometer tomorrow. Need to find out at what RPM it's shifting, and see if I can't adjust the modulator on the trans a...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By desperado_18_2000
I will confirm since I have a buddy that has a...

I will confirm since I have a buddy that has a ramcharger and we've replaced his tank before.

it is IIRC 38gal, and the sender does look like it will almost plug right in to a Ford connector....
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-17-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,214
Posted By desperado_18_2000
My 76 has be beat by a good six years. I'm 32,...

My 76 has be beat by a good six years. I'm 32, and the old girl is pushing onward to 40 soon.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-17-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Fixed my drivers mirror, and did some adjusting...

Fixed my drivers mirror, and did some adjusting to my timing. Truck starts easier, runs better, and over-all I am impressed. Now to see if this translates to a few more MPG in the long run.
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-08-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By desperado_18_2000
I serviced the transmission last year, new fluid...

I serviced the transmission last year, new fluid and filter in the pan. Until recently it has worked perfectly, went right into gear with very little hesitation. It has only changed since the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By desperado_18_2000
I will probably just end up replacing the...

I will probably just end up replacing the headlight switch and dimmer as well, but first I want to see if it might be a fuse.

As far as the vac. gauge goes, no I haven't hooked it back up in a...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-07-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Actually, yeah I'm still working on the old girl....

Actually, yeah I'm still working on the old girl. I just haven't updated the thread in a while.

Just today I finally swapped out the carb for one I picked at a boneyard and rebuilt. Truck seems...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-03-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Installed my new heater control cables and new...

Installed my new heater control cables and new heater core. Also replaced a bad tail light socket so all my markers and lights work as they should. Filled the fuel cell up with some regular unleaded....
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 389,344
Posted By desperado_18_2000
Haven't been doing much of anything with her...

Haven't been doing much of anything with her lately. Got her a new battery, fired her up and let her run for awhile. Checked all the fluids and shifted the trans through all the gears and let her...
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