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Old 05-07-2019, 08:56 AM
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1969 N750 info desired.

Good morning everyone! Just acquired a 1969 Ford N750 with the 391 engine. It's not pristine shape but I'm fine with that as I am going to put the old girl back to work for a little while. Everything works except the turn signals. Motor sounds strong but needs some tuning.

My question this morning is does anyone know the curb weight of this truck? I know the GVWR is 24000 pounds but my guess is the truck weighs about 7000 pounds. Is that about right, to low or to high of a guess?

Any other info on this truck is also appreciated. Not a whole lot out there in the cloud.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:02 AM
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Post the VIN and all the codes stamped on the Warranty Plate, riveted to the left door face below the latch. Or post a pic of it.

All the codes will be decoded.

Edit: From your other thread in the 1967/72 forum: VIN: N75FUE92498

N75 = N750 (gas) / F = 391 4V / U = Louisville KY Assembly Plant / E92498 = 1969.

VIN doesn't tell you much when it's decoded, the codes stamped on the Warranty Plate will tell you much more.
 

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Pic's would be good. What color is yours? I'm guessing your in the mid-west? Mine is a "63", she could use new fenders and steps due to rust. I was going to chime in and say that Number Dummy should be along anytime, but he beat me to your post. It is great to learn the information he provides, a great guy to have on the site here.
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:01 PM
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I am in the Southwest. Southeastern Utah to be more specific. As you can tell from the pictures, she's not eaten away by cancer (Rust). I grew up in WI and don't miss the white stuff or the brown stuff at all. She needs a good cleaning and some TLC.

But what is the approximate weight on the ole girl?
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:15 PM
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Nice. I wish I could find fenders and steps, the rest I can fix easy. As for the snow and salt, I could go without the salt on the roads, but I do long for the first snow storm of the season and for BIG snow falls.

Your truck looks great! I like the accents too, some might say it looks dated, but I think it gives the truck some character from its life of hauling. If you run across some fenders and steps out your way, please pm me. Good luck with it.
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:13 PM
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I can do that Wharthog. This is the first N750 I have ever found in Utah but you never know what I'll come across. I'll keep an eye open for ya.

As far as the paint job, it has been re-painted and the lines are not symmetrical on both sides. lol. Reminds me of 70's hot rod paint jobs which this thing is definitely not. But if it ever gets stolen, it will be easy to describe.

I'll post a picture of it when I get it back into service. Houseboats will be the cargo it hauls.
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:19 PM
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Thats great. I just watched a program on those houseboats out there, big money and huge boats!
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:22 AM
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FTE member ms michelle has a beautifully restored 1967 N series. Pics are in her gallery.
 
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:27 AM
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Well, got the old girl home yesterday via trailering. The trailer is rated for 12k pounds and was towed with my F-450 service truck. She's not as heavy as I thought she would be. My guess is still around 7000 pounds.

She starts right up and sounds good but I still need to go thru and fine tune the old girl and do some required maintenance.

The bad thing is that half the electrical doesn't work. Headlights work but running lights don't. Some of the electrical in the cab works. That kind of thing. My past experiences usually point to grounding issues, but we'll see.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:57 PM
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So, I had a mechanic friend (one I got the truck from) give me some information but sometimes his opinion is questionable.

He says this 391 engine is only different than the 390 because the oil journals are bigger. According to him, everything else is interchangeable.
Is this true? Asking because all the auto parts stores are scratching their heads with both the N750 and the Ford 391. Internet doesn't have to much info either.

But the 390's are every where! Just trying to simplify parts shopping.

Thanks Guys & Gals!
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:46 PM
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Not true. Carbs, distributor, intake, heads, pistons, crank, block, front cover, bell, flywheel front engine accessories differ. Some things can be interchanged in some circumstances.

More later.
 
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Not true. Carbs, distributor, intake, heads, pistons, crank, block, front cover, bell, flywheel front engine accessories differ. Some things can be interchanged in some circumstances.

More later.
That's why I decided to ask. haha. Didn't make sense to me to just call it one c.i. bigger because the oil journals changed. I haven't seen a 390 in decades so I can't rely on memory for comparison.

 
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:53 PM
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Not many people know that we make a DUI Distributor for the 391 engine ! We don't even list it on our website, but
you can order it.

We curve each on a distributor machine based on your engine combination. Please see them at:



https://performancedistributors.com/...-distributors/





Ignition Lesson of the Month: Hystereses, the difference between the timing as the rpm and vacuum increases to the timing as rpm and vacuum decrease, needs to be kept to a minimum. A precise advance curve accomplishes this.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PerfDistIgnition View Post
Not many people know that we make a DUI Distributor for the 391 engine ! We don't even list it on our website, but
you can order it.

We curve each on a distributor machine based on your engine combination. Please see them at:



https://performancedistributors.com/...-distributors/





Ignition Lesson of the Month: Hystereses, the difference between the timing as the rpm and vacuum increases to the timing as rpm and vacuum decrease, needs to be kept to a minimum. A precise advance curve accomplishes this.
I actually had a customers vehicle here at the shop that had a DUI on it. It was a Ford 300 six. Was surprised how long the distributor base was. Made it easy to work on but had me questioning how rugged it would be for off-road use. Once I start making money with the old girl, maybe an electronic ignition would be in the works. But I do have this dwell meter just laying around needing to be used. haha

I actually use the dwell meter more than not. I live in a farming community and these new guys have no clue about these older motors
 

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