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Not a bad deal there fordzilla
 
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I'd have to agree. Most people want at least $100 for NP208's around here, as if they're made of gold or something.
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 View Post
Yep! That's the one I need.
So, to be clear... you need the transfer case shifter rod & linkage? I have vague recollections of this from my T-18 & 1356, it just bolts on to the side. Might be some plastic bushings between some levers & linkages, the HELP! section sometimes has those.

IIRC these were all SAE bolts, but it's been a while......
 
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My human owners cleaned up my interior and washed with a hose on the outside. It felt really good because I needed it.
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:57 PM
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Shaun - That's an excellent price for a t-case. Was it that clean when you got it?
 
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Originally Posted by ctubutis View Post
So, to be clear... you need the transfer case shifter rod & linkage? I have vague recollections of this from my T-18 & 1356, it just bolts on to the side. Might be some plastic bushings between some levers & linkages, the HELP! section sometimes has those.

IIRC these were all SAE bolts, but it's been a while......
All I really need is the shift lever itself. But I'll take the extra linkage as well.

I know the small nut on the transfer case side of the linkage is a 14mm. The large pivot bolt that holds the actual shift lever to the transmission extension housing is a bit smaller than 1-1/8, but I'm not sure what that transfers to in SAE.

BTW, both the pivot bolt and the transfer case nut can be easily accessed from the interior of the cab, you just have to remove the inspection cover first, and do a little flexing.


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Shaun - That's an excellent price for a t-case. Was it that clean when you got it?
I could only wish. It was covered in caked up grease. I took a soft bristle wire brush to it. I still have quite a bit of cleaning to go before it looks like the transmission.
 
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Will Carter Four Barrel = WCFB
Aluminum Four Barrel = AFB
Air Valve Secondary = AVS

Yes, two AFB's sounded awesome!

Good luck going over everything. It has to be something simple.
Two Holleys on a 289 sounded awesome too.
 
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Two Holleys on a 289 sounded awesome too.
That's a sound that has gone missing in this EFI era. I grant you that EFI meters better than carbs, but having 4 or 8 venturi singing is a sound the injection systems just can't seem to reproduce. There was a reason the muscle cars had unsilenced air cleaners.
 
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I'm still messing with my carb. I had put a bigger metering rod in the carb (YFA) and it still seems to be running rich. Double checked the float setting and checked the check valve ball and weight.

The auto choke and the butterfly in the air cleaner are opening as the motor warms up.The darn thing still shuts off every so often when you let off the gas to stop or slow down. This seems to happen when I first start driving. After the truck runs a couple miles it is ok. It sometimes starts right back up and other times it has to crank and crank.

I've replaced the fuel pump,filter, all the old rubber gas line pieces I could find and have tried several different carbs ,nothing helps. When it is running, it smells rich but when it shuts off on me it seems like a lack of fuel. Another thing, it won't run worth a hoot on reg. gas. It diesels when shut off and pings when driving on reg. gas. Basic timing is 10 deg. Vacuum is approx. 17-18 at idle.

I've been known to have a senior moment now and then. Is there something I'm missing?
Just a thought, does it have cat converter?
If they go bad, they will cause those problems.
Smoke,flood out,ping, ruin spark plugs,etc..

Something to check if you still have the cat...Trav..
 
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Heres what I did today: I went to my buddies junkyard, and got a few parts and pictures
This is an 86 F350 Diesel, with an extra diesel in the back
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Looks great.
Don't get too fancy...you can cause ENVY.....lol....Trav.
 
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I think that must be the original One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater! Now I know why Ford didn't sell the truck in that color.
 
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Originally Posted by truckertrav View Post
Just a thought, does it have cat converter?
If they go bad, they will cause those problems.
Smoke,flood out,ping, ruin spark plugs,etc..

Something to check if you still have the cat...Trav..
Thought about the cat but haven't checked it yet, a new cat is on the to do list because it looks like it's the original and the truck is an1981. Today I rechecked my timing and set it back to about 8 deg. That seemed to smooth it out and it hasn't shut off on me as of now but I haven;t driven it very much today.

The timing mark is really hard to see. I think I'm going to Dremel the mark a little so I can see it better. I plan on replacing the balancer next year when I take the front off the truck. A new balancer will have the correct mark. I'm not sure if mine has slipped the mark or not.

As frustrating as this has been,the darn thing runs so good that you can't tell if it's running or not when you stop for a light. It reminds me of an old Packard straight 8 I had, very smooth.
 
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Originally Posted by truckertrav View Post
Looks great.
Don't get too fancy...you can cause ENVY.....lol....Trav.
Thanks! Not too fancy, just enough to say im a sophisticated country boy. One word: cupholders!

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I think that must be the original One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater! Now I know why Ford didn't sell the truck in that color.
Agreed! Although I havent heard that song. It definately caught my eye. I thought, Purple?! Its an unusual color for a truck.
 
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