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Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-23-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By finn
Look at it this way: It's cheaper than golf, a...

Look at it this way: It's cheaper than golf, a trip to Vegas, or most other hobbies.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 07-20-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,447
Posted By finn
You'll save a lot of money by looking for a 2wd...

You'll save a lot of money by looking for a 2wd with a gas engine over the "must have" 4x4 Diesel, and if the primary use is trailer towing, and not snow plowing, a 2wd will do the job.

I paid...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-29-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By finn
The beds I've seen run $1200 to over $2000. ...

The beds I've seen run $1200 to over $2000.
they're in high demand because the trucks rust badly.
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 06-27-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By finn
A compression, or better yet, a cylinder leakdown...

A compression, or better yet, a cylinder leakdown test is best.

Removing the valve covers and checking for valve lash while baring the engine over would be another way, but the leakdown test would...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-27-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By finn
I bought a 2005 v10 F350 dually with 140k...

I bought a 2005 v10 F350 dually with 140k for$4500 last month.

I could replace it three times for what those Diesels are listed for.

My opinion on the Diesels is that if you don't have the...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 06-26-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By finn
Normally Ai'd suggest looking at the intake...

Normally Ai'd suggest looking at the intake gaskets for a vacuum and oi leak into the intake port, but these engines have a dry valley, so that's out.

Sometimes valves seize in the guides on...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-24-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By finn
King pins are probably stuck. You'll...

King pins are probably stuck.

You'll probably have to use an oxy acetylene torch to heat them sufficiently to melt the fossilized grease so you can force new grease into the joint. Use mew zerk...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-18-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By finn
Get on your back and look under the steering...

Get on your back and look under the steering column. There are some torx screws holding the shift mechanism to the column bracket. I loosened the column, if I remember correctly, for access to the...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-13-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,107
Posted By finn
Actually. I worked directly with Ford Light Truck...

Actually. I worked directly with Ford Light Truck Engineering for about twenty five years, starting in the mid 80s.

I also worked with the EPA, DOE, and EMA in the 2007-2009 timeframe
when the...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-12-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,107
Posted By finn
CAFE only applies to vehicles below 8500 lb gvw,...

CAFE only applies to vehicles below 8500 lb gvw, so super duty trucks are exempt.

No matter what anecdotal information one reads on the internet, the 3.73 will provide better fuel economy than...
Forum: Toy Hauler Towing; Fifth Wheel & Bumper Pull 06-07-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By finn
I just picked up a rust free (unusual for this...

I just picked up a rust free (unusual for this area) 05 crew cab F350 v10 dually with 140k for $4500. Intended use is towing.

It's only a 2wd, which really depresses resale value, hence the low...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-07-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By finn
Cam/crank position sensor is bad, causing the no...

Cam/crank position sensor is bad, causing the no start condition.

There was a recall on the sensor.

The rough idle may be a harness issue where it goes through the valve cover, or an injector...
Forum: Large Truck 06-03-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,259
Posted By finn
The fuel pump has a rubber diaphragm that cracks...

The fuel pump has a rubber diaphragm that cracks and leaks fuel via the lever that runs off the cam lobe and subsequently contaminates the lube oil.

Typical failure on a carbureted engine in the...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 06-02-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By finn
Heads castings are usually reversible , so the...

Heads castings are usually reversible , so the rear becomes the front if switched to the opposite bank.

Also, the openings are there to facilitate supporting the cores and cleaning the core sand...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 06-01-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By finn
The backing plate on the right rear of my F350...

The backing plate on the right rear of my F350 dually corroded around the parking brake pins. The pins pulled out of the plate. Left side is mint.

I see there is a Dorman aftermarket backing...
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