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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-20-2017, 07:18 AM
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Ok. I have all the info I need now to order one...

Ok. I have all the info I need now to order one so I can get the dash lights fixed. Thanks ND and PBY!
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-19-2017, 09:07 PM
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Posted By hermancm
There you are, glad to see your still here ND!...

There you are, glad to see your still here ND! It's a '78 150 and it has the idiot lights
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-19-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By hermancm
Instrument panel back is falling apart

I have one of those flimsy panel backs and I remember a guy on here years ago that was a retired Ford parts guy that found me some info on where to get a good one to replace it but I didn't have the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-19-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By hermancm
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-v...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vbulletin/1280x960/80-p4010348_27ac4f71cb460cb3f95b22c28895c80c0d9a7c33.jpg

My $1000 truck
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By hermancm
Has anyone here ever tried a ceramic engine treatment?

I only use my '78 F150 LWB 2WD during the summer to tow my lawn care trailer from yard to yard so when I got it going after a long NW Wisconsin winter I found that the trucks 4.9l has blow by. Short...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-18-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By hermancm
The truck doesn't have the fan shroud installed....

The truck doesn't have the fan shroud installed. I'm going to be changing the thermostat to a 185 degree from the stock 195 which seems to be sticking at times. I think the cooler engine might help...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-18-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By hermancm
Electric cooling fan question

I'm thinking about about buying a FF Dynamics electric cooling fan for my stock 1978 F150 300/4.9. I'm wandering if I can get by with a 3000 CFM model that draws 10 amps meaning I think I can get by...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
I have a decent oil air compressor but I've...

I have a decent oil air compressor but I've always wanted a bigger two stage but this one isn't bad. And I got a deal on a Reelcraft air hose reel for it too which is so nice not having to deal with...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
I'll forget about the Chevy rocker arms. I'm sure...

I'll forget about the Chevy rocker arms. I'm sure my rockers would be bolt down. Sometimes I can find a good deal on auto tools on Amazon that are open box items. Take my me OTC compression tester...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
I talked to the local small town mechanic and he...

I talked to the local small town mechanic and he said to,just drive it and not to worry about it. Speaking of help for these heads did you see the tip in the sticky about using Chevy S10 rocker arms...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
I think the plug is firing. I hooked my inline...

I think the plug is firing. I hooked my inline spark tester between the plug and the wire and it shows spark. I then unplugged the wire while the engine was idling and there was a noticeable change...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
Ok, I'll check that and get back to ya. Thanks...

Ok, I'll check that and get back to ya. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
No clicking or clacking but I can get a valve...

No clicking or clacking but I can get a valve cover gasket and take a look under the cover. Any ideas what I should look for while the cover is off besides the obvious? I of course can clean up the...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 08-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By hermancm
So, I did a compression test and the sesults are...

So, I did a compression test and the sesults are 120 psi for the first and the sixth cylinder and 130 psi for the rest. Looking at the plugs tells me something is going on with that first cylinder....
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By hermancm
Hmm... I've heard of worse finds than old...

Hmm... I've heard of worse finds than old Columbian Gold that's been long forgotten about!:-jammin
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