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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Blue and White
I run a set on a '47 Power Wagon. They have a...

I run a set on a '47 Power Wagon. They have a good aggressive tread. Good in dry, wet and mud. They do fine at top cruise speed of 45 MPH... so can't really comment about highway manners. Quite...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-25-2015, 10:00 AM
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Views: 119
Posted By Blue and White
Looks nice!

Looks nice!
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By Blue and White
Agree a "vented" cap should help. The parts...

Agree a "vented" cap should help. The parts store variety I used on my '78 would let quite a bit of pressure or vacuum build up before venting. This seems to be common. Vacuum = vapor lock and...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Blue and White
On the OP... 15 psi at hot idle is not really bad...

On the OP... 15 psi at hot idle is not really bad as long as it comes while running. The idiot light normally would not come on until around 7 psi. Agree its not ideal but not awful either. Some...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Blue and White
And a "dent" or "dentside" with the...

And a "dent" or "dentside" with the characteristic dent feature running the length of the truck. It may be body color, accent painted like mine or have trim installed. Basically a '73 to '79.

PS...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Blue and White
The last tests I looked at (within past year) for...

The last tests I looked at (within past year) for Rotella 15W40 put it in the 1200-1300 range. Fine for a moderate flat tappet. My Dent is happy and my warmed up hot rod also with the Rotella. The...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-20-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Blue and White
Bed lined with 16 gauge steel + bed liner... wow...

Bed lined with 16 gauge steel + bed liner... wow that sounds heavy. I wonder why? Frame painted with rubberized paint. Wonder why? Personally, I would be concerned about rust issues despite very...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Blue and White
Looks very clean and straight... great beginning.

Looks very clean and straight... great beginning.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Blue and White
Congratulations! Sounds like a nice truck. Also...

Congratulations! Sounds like a nice truck. Also suggest you fix what is needed and drive it for at least a while... even if the end game is restomod. Getting it to stop, steer and have a clean...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Blue and White
My local Sunbelt rentals has 10k rated equipment...

My local Sunbelt rentals has 10k rated equipment trailers that work great for heavy long PU's. Tilt bed is easy to load. Surge brakes that work pretty well. They require a 2 5/16" ball

Cost...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Blue and White
On the sanding, I believe you do not need such...

On the sanding, I believe you do not need such fine grits. Prior to the first prime coat, 150 is plenty fine. Then work your way up to 400 after the final prime coat.

On paint and paint...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-13-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Blue and White
Sounds like an ignition problem to me also... as...

Sounds like an ignition problem to me also... as mentioned, easy to get a nice backfire and blow the muffler with a MT truck if the ignition fails briefly or is shut off then turned back on while...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-11-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Blue and White
4.10's, C6 and 31" tires work well on my '78 with...

4.10's, C6 and 31" tires work well on my '78 with stock 400. Has handled a 6500# trailer without problem and still cruises at 70 without sweat.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-11-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Blue and White
Can you tell us about the radiator? Reason I ask...

Can you tell us about the radiator? Reason I ask is I had some issues with a new radiator on my 78/400. I put a new 3 core "extra cooling" on from the parts store. The standard radiator is 2 core....
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-10-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Blue and White
If the starter solenoid is only getting 6 volts,...

If the starter solenoid is only getting 6 volts, I wonder how it could start? Does it run now? If so, maybe check while running. If not, could the battery be dead? I'd put a charger on the...
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