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Old 03-11-2019, 01:23 AM
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Fed up with computer in my truck

Right now I have a 90 F250 and so tired of chasing CEL stuff. I have a friend that has a 68 F100 that I am thinking of fixing and driving. Hate to give up on the 90 as just got done rebuilding the motor 10000 miles ago but dang thing just will not idle right among other things.
This is the truck I am replacing the 90 with probably a lot of people will call me insane, the only thing I probably will add living in Texas is AC. Not scared of rebuilding another motor or body work either, have not determined if it is a 360 or 390.





 
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:54 AM
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Looks like a neat project. Good luck.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:30 AM
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looks like a good project truck , but you are trading a few problems for a lot of problems IMHO .
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:38 AM
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If you really like the '90, you can probably convert it to non-computer. Engines of that time period will have a version with a plain old fashioned carburetor and distributor (for example, 300 I-6, 351, 460). Shouldn't take major surgery to swap parts or entire engine. Plenty of aftermarket support for these engines.
 
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Yeah that is an option the only problem is the 90 has an E4OD in it so would have to buy a controller for it. Good idea though.. It is a 351w in the 90.
 
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Yeah that is an option the only problem is the 90 has an E4OD in it so would have to buy a controller for it. Good idea though.. It is a 351w in the 90.
I don't think the aftermarket transmission controllers are very hard to program these days. I've seen some youtube videos and it seems largely plug and play as long as you know all of the details of the trans, rear end, etc.
 
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have a link to troubleshooting thread on the 90? EEC IV systems are pretty easy to pinpoint with a paperclip, led test light and multi meter.
 
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Yeah that is an option the only problem is the 90 has an E4OD in it so would have to buy a controller for it. Good idea though.. It is a 351w in the 90.
Swap the 351W in to the 68 and if you do not want any electronics but want the overdrive you can do to an AOD. Get the AOD built with all the upgrades and it will be as strong as the E4OD..
 
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looks like a good project truck , but you are trading a few problems for a lot of problems IMHO .
Indeed. Bringing a bump back from the dead can cost a fortune in nickels and dimes. And countless hours of frustration/labor.

Not saying don't do it, but I bet fixing your 90 would be a lot easier and cheaper in the end.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:55 PM
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Have a few projects do understand the nickle and dimes. LOL Another reason is I have always wanted a Bumpside love this body style.
Have to paint this nickle and dime hog.

 

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