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Old 01-27-2019, 05:11 PM
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Put some twist-in coil spring boosters for now, until I get to buying new springs. Now the passenger side is only 1/8" lower.
FYI those can pop out and be a traffic behind you hazard or cost you more $ to get more when they are lost. Especially if you go over some whoop tee do's in the road way. Quick fix, drill a small hole in the part where there is a flat edge and run a piece of wire and tie it off to the coil spring.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:19 PM
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Swapped out the manual transmission fluid. Used Valvoline 75-90 Synthetic. Transfer case is next. Maybe next week end if the weather is good.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 77&79F250 View Post
FYI those can pop out and be a traffic behind you hazard or cost you more $ to get more when they are lost. Especially if you go over some whoop tee do's in the road way. Quick fix, drill a small hole in the part where there is a flat edge and run a piece of wire and tie it off to the coil spring.
Thanks for the tip. I am actually concerned one of them popping out and cutting my brake line...

I plan on getting a set of new springs soon. Looks like Oriellys has some for $160, and Autozone I can get some Duralast ones for $109?
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:47 AM
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took a picture...
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:46 PM
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Re soldered the resistors to get the radio face plate to light up and function again.
 
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Finally got my tachometer light hooked up. Got the tach hooked up a few weeks ago but was trying to dial the carburetor in and just needed it to work. I didn't want to just hook it up to a switched wire and have the light on constantly while the truck was running. Got everything apart and found the wire that gets hot when the headlights are turned on and got it hooked up. Anytime I have the time, I make a quick video and share it for like-minded folks to make life a little easier. I don't do it for views or money, just to pass a little information on.

 
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:28 PM
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Anytime I have the time, I make a quick video and share it for like-minded folks to make life a little easier. I don't do it for views or money, just to pass a little information on.
Deadly. Many thanks for making the video.

I was wondering which wire I need to splice into for my gauges and tach. Thanks!
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:28 AM
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Well a few weeks ago I bought a "new" to me 77 F100 Ranger XLT. 400/C6 factory A/C. Engine was seized when I bought it, filled it full of MMO and let it sit a week. Engine broke free, still stiff but not terrible afterwards. Threw in new spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Changed the oil and got rewarded with about three quarts of water in the pan. Makes me a little concerned with how the bottom end must look, but I'm hoping nothing was hurt.

Had to leave it sitting for a week or so due to weather and work, but went back to see if I could get it to fire up. It fought me every step of the way, would not fire off fuel, and it seemed like the starter was dragging over as well. Thankfully, I had a spare starter at the shop so I swapped that into the truck. With a liberal application of starter fluid and a hot battery I finally got it to start up today! It ran rough as hell, but at least it ran.

Going to go back hopefully next week some time and fill the radiator, change the thermostat and a few other things. Cannot wait to get it back on the road!
 
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Finally got my tires ! Cooper Discoverer HT3's 235/85 R16
 
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Finally got my tires ! Cooper Discoverer HT3's 235/85 R16
That's a heck of a nice shine you got there.
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:15 PM
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Thanks, thats original paint. PO added a layer of clear coat. Would've liked to have seen it before that. I know a lot of people don't like it but it sure does make it shine.
 
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Originally Posted by '77F250C View Post
Finally got my tires ! Cooper Discoverer HT3's 235/85 R16
That is one nice lookin rig. Love the dog dish caps on the steels. If I did not have the Hurricanes on mine I probably would have done that as well. I just always loved that look.
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by desperado_18_2000 View Post
Well a few weeks ago I bought a "new" to me 77 F100 Ranger XLT. 400/C6 factory A/C. Engine was seized when I bought it, filled it full of MMO and let it sit a week. Engine broke free, still stiff but not terrible afterwards. Threw in new spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Changed the oil and got rewarded with about three quarts of water in the pan. Makes me a little concerned with how the bottom end must look, but I'm hoping nothing was hurt.

Had to leave it sitting for a week or so due to weather and work, but went back to see if I could get it to fire up. It fought me every step of the way, would not fire off fuel, and it seemed like the starter was dragging over as well. Thankfully, I had a spare starter at the shop so I swapped that into the truck. With a liberal application of starter fluid and a hot battery I finally got it to start up today! It ran rough as hell, but at least it ran.

Going to go back hopefully next week some time and fill the radiator, change the thermostat and a few other things. Cannot wait to get it back on the road!

That doesn't sound good. Bearings are probably rusted even...
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:38 PM
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Gave the Lone Ranger a bath and "yard Spa" treatment! Also pulled the spare 390 out of the bed after almost 2 years.

 
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:57 AM
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Finally got my headlights working correctly with the relay kit. Man did the P.O. hack that one up. I ended up buying some used harnesses and changing both sides. Not sure what all the splicing was about???? It should have been plug and play, just as I thought. I also re-wired the MSD that he installed, I am trying to figure this out. Everything is there and it runs, just a rats nest of wires. Must have pulled out 10 feet of extra out already, with at least another 50 feet more to go.......... If you are clueless or just not 100% sure, please, please, please don't try to play with wiring.....
 

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