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Old 09-05-2018, 11:56 PM
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Another build thread

Well exactly like the title ses for couple years now Iíve done bunches of small threads but Iíve decided to start a thread to combind everything. Probably wonít involve big crazy mods for time being. Iíve fallen behind on maintenance recently but trying to catch up slowly now. Now for details on truck itís a 96 F250 extended cab long bed 4x4 auto. Had 177,000 on it when I purchased it in 2013.
current mods
05 axle swap 3:73 gears
35/12.50/20 planning on dropping down to 33s
Gauges egt, Trans , boost
sd trans lines 6.0 cooler
4in exhaust
rebuilt freakify mod turbo billet wheel
baby swamp injectors
Intake
diy Efuel with stock sd pump and sump
diy extra large rear diff cover
hydroboost and fsuperduty master cylinder
ebpv delete
diy pedestal gut

Recently new or new parts

injector cups 5000 miles ago
had to replace passenger head due injector cups broke off used head
donut gaskets 10,000 miles ago
motorcraft thermostat 5000 miles ago
injector orings while injectors where out for cups
all new rear ujoints replaced with spicer
new passengers radius arm bushings
trac bar balljoint
steering drag link
year old alternator
new ac lines
oil cooler seals
newer eBay headlights
recently swapped e4od back in after a zf swap aftermarket converter hd tugger kit
sd trans pan
newer door gaskets and window felts
ipr
hydra canned tunes waiting to get different tires and few other things done
new shocks
newer valve cover gaskets
newer motorcraft glow plugs


things waiting to be installed

everthing to update efuel to an fittings and Walbro pump
6.0 intercooler and e99 Spyder and stock steel sd pipes
one upper balljoint I know only one but only one thatís bad
New brake light switch
used shift lever indicator
F350 front shaft and yoke just half to find conversion joint
Need to finish bracket for 03 center console
need to get new neutral safety switch
need to reseal plenums have sealant already
05 steering box waiting to get time to install


future plans for truck


s369 sxe diy mount
t500
valve springs
head studs
push rods
160/100 or possibly 238/100
4link kit for frontend
new paint job


A lot of the big stuff is gonna take some time but the smaller stuff I will slowly be working on.




 
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Pics from over the years body is getting differ due to some neglect age and fact that for two years I used to cut and haul fire wood. And work out of and itís still my dd at moment. Any advice or input is welcome.
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:08 AM
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Wheels really arenít my style but needed different ones for axle swap and picked them up dirt cheap so hopefully thatís something else for list to in future.
 
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Looks like you have the shop to do all that work in. Good luck on the progress!
 
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Hey man looks pretty good. I'm up the street from you
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:52 AM
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Thanks guys yes itís nice to have a shop to work for sure the pics of installing axles wasnít in my shop didnít have a 2post at that time. Plan for the weekend is to install the one upper balljoint I got which is a moog balljoint. For now Iím just gonna replace the one thatís bad but in a year or so I plan on rebuilding entire frontend with spicer or oem parts. also hopefully Iíll get to finish redoing my fuel system.
 
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Hereís everything for fuel system upgrade number2 an fittings and lines new cat post filter Iíd like to run cat pre filter but price difference is insane on those atleast I think.
 
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Truck looks awesome! Great job.
did you decrease the turning radius by much with the SD coil spring front axle?
 
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:57 AM
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Yes and no on that itís definitely better but until I swap in the 05 steering box I wonít get the full capability of the axles available turning radius.
 
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:11 PM
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Sorry guys just been busy at work havenít had time to work on truck much really wish I had a spare rig need to be getting bunch of maintenance done. On a side note Iím keeping a motor out of one of my part out trucks for a spare for mine was a really well running truck motor is supposed to have around 170,000 miles Iím gonna run a compression test before pulling it rest the way out of the truck. If compression numbers are really good then Iím going to swap it over to a 99 up cover and associated parts and slowly start building it to drop in.
 
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:34 PM
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I know itís been a while donít have much of a update but I did pickup a used good 17 hpop. Got the parts truck with my spare engine in far bay of my shop getting ready to scrap whatís left of that parts truck. On another note Iím probably going to be getting this engine ready to go in my truck over the next month or two. My current engine has little more blowby than I prefer and has several oil leaks and things that I wanna get taken care of. Iíll try to get some pics here soon.
 
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Well been a while guys for the time being work has been busy. Anyway Monday one of my trans lines came lose. Luckily I caught it before it dumped much out only lost about 2quarts. Anyway think this weekend Iím gonna pull it in and attempt to reseal the drivers side intake plenum again.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:21 AM
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Okay guys got my spare motor pulled out of parts truck this week. And I know has K&n type filter on it I put that on there because stock filter was filthy. Anyway plan to swap timing cover over to 99up setup what gaskets would you recommend Iím planning on a Moroso oil pan gasket. But Iíve not been able to find a complete motorcraft gasket set Iíve used Felpro in the past. But Iím wanting to do this once and be done or atleast done until I can afford to build a new engine. Anyway hereís list of stuff I plan on ordering here soon if money allows

910 valve springs
Moroso oil pan gasket
dipstick adapter
valve seals
timing cover gasket set brand unsure

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Old 10-12-2018, 11:33 AM
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List of stuff is much larger but thatís what I think Iíll be able to afford to atleast get the project started here soon hopefully. Hereís full list as of now but definitely gonna take a while.

910 valve springs
valve seals
glow plugs motorcraft
oil cooler seals oem
moroso oil pan gasket
dipstick flange
reseal used 17 hpop I bought
new oem icp
new oem ipr
build diy t4 Mount
3in intake plenums
s369 sxe
sd valve cover harness
headstuds
as for injectors Iím really thinking of going to 238/100 but may just go to stage 2s and be done but Iíve not decided
melling lpop

Anyway this build is probably gonna to take several months but any advice or input is welcome.

Also trans i inís I have now seems to do great but I do have a spare fairly recently rebuilt Trans I picked up in a parts truck recently. I know not a built trans and hopefully thatís in the future but I think as I drive with common sense Iíll be fine.
 

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