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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-23-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By f100beatertruck
What color is your truck? My 86 F150 is a factory...

What color is your truck? My 86 F150 is a factory no air truck and black... I painted the roof white and it helped.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By f100beatertruck
62 miles... Tcase in neutral. No problems. Well,...

62 miles... Tcase in neutral. No problems. Well, only one. The street in front of my house is a pretty good sized hill and I had to stop and wait for traffic to pass. Once cleared I tried to go and...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By f100beatertruck
Too little tongue weight will cause sway. You can...

Too little tongue weight will cause sway. You can load cars on backwards, but sometimes it's hard to get enough weight forward. Had that issue with the F350 carcass I towed to the scrap yard. Loaded...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-05-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,805
Posted By f100beatertruck
Pickup and C&C axles have different spring perch...

Pickup and C&C axles have different spring perch widths, 37" for the pick-up and 34" for the C&C. I also believe the SRW, DRW and C&C axle widths from backing plate to backing plate are different.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By f100beatertruck
460 will be simpler. 302's are generally...

460 will be simpler.

302's are generally good for about 4-500hp before bad things happen. A 460 will handle near twice that.

Horsepower is a function of the energy release from the fuel and...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By f100beatertruck
83 was the start, but not all 83's got the...

83 was the start, but not all 83's got the hydraulic clutch. I think it was the 460 first. 84-86 all had them. I've learned to look for the clutch master cylinder to the right of the booster.

I...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By f100beatertruck
They should be about 31-32" in diameter, so about...

They should be about 31-32" in diameter, so about 10% if I remember.

I used to have a list of gears, but I've got no idea where it's at. Try going up one tooth on the driven gear.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By f100beatertruck
I'd go over that truck with a fine tooth comb. I...

I'd go over that truck with a fine tooth comb. I suspect you'll find a lot of shall we say "interesting" work done to it.

I watched both videos and he claims 400hp, but the truck doesn't run...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By f100beatertruck
Because they didn't start using those heads till...

Because they didn't start using those heads till 88. They just designed them in 87 thus the E7 designation. Sometimes they do get used the same year like the 5.0 in 87 has the E7 heads as well. It...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By f100beatertruck
Last couple I did I used Motive gear and had good...

Last couple I did I used Motive gear and had good luck.

4.30 gears would be technically correct, but the 35's are heavier. I'd lean in the direction of 4.56 gears. 4.10 are good for 33's but may...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By f100beatertruck
The check valves are 1-1/16" if I remember.

The check valves are 1-1/16" if I remember.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By f100beatertruck
The part design came into being in 87, but was...

The part design came into being in 87, but was also used for later years. F3TE was the next major revision on the 460 heads which is 93. 88 to I'm pretty sure 92 used the E7 head. 87 was still carb'd...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By f100beatertruck
BTW, it's an I6 not a V6. Its inline or also...

BTW, it's an I6 not a V6. Its inline or also called a straight six. Much better for trucks than a V6.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By f100beatertruck
The 80-86 side glass is different than the 87-97...

The 80-86 side glass is different than the 87-97 glass, but can be swapped with the vent windows as a matched set.

Door glass:
80-86
87-97

Vent window:
80-86
87-91
92-97
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-13-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By f100beatertruck
Sure. Unfortunately I looked and those headers...

Sure. Unfortunately I looked and those headers are no longer available. :(

If you use the P heads you'll have to figure out the exhaust. Otherwise it all still applies.
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