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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By flowney
CV IFS Locator Pins

I'm curious as to how you made use of the CV IFS locator pins pictured here:
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By flowney
Given that you are using a 385 series engine...

Given that you are using a 385 series engine (545), you might fare better on the 460 Ford forums, specifically. this one (http://www.460ford.com/forum/42-general-tech/) and this one...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By flowney
The reason many shops will refuse to give an...

The reason many shops will refuse to give an estimate on older vehicles or refuse to work on them at all is that the older a vehicle gets, the more hidden unknowns there are.
That said, the weather...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,703
Posted By flowney
It looks like some parts of the IFS have been...

It looks like some parts of the IFS have been replaced with new parts (e.g springs) but what isn't evident is whether and how different they might be from stock. What was stock (police/taxi model or...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-12-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By flowney
Not sure what we're looking at here. Is this a...

Not sure what we're looking at here. Is this a tear in the metal or just some old body filler and paint acne?
Best to explore by getting down to the bare metal.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 266,136
Posted By flowney
Getting some closure

I hope that all is well with you fellows and that we'll see and read more about the as yet undocumented A/C system before you close the book on this build thread. Specifically, I'd like to know:
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-07-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By flowney
There are all sorts of transmission oil coolers...

There are all sorts of transmission oil coolers which can be mounted on the frame parallel with the transmission. Some are passive while others include electric fans for extreme duty. The plumbing...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-04-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,062
Posted By flowney
2X on using the gradual pressure of a C-clamp...

2X on using the gradual pressure of a C-clamp over a hammer (even with a brass drift pin).
It sometimes happens that the new part is off by a thousandth or two. My last U-joint replacement was on a...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-01-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,592
Posted By flowney
My wife always complements me on my aroma when...

My wife always complements me on my aroma when I've been infused with wood smoke. So there are direct benefits (warmth) and indirect benefits (heat).
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-31-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By flowney
This thread caused me to wonder how hard it might...

This thread caused me to wonder how hard it might be to fabricate the entire frame from new stock. Looking at what Fat Man Fabrication offers, a 1961 - 1979 chassis...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-27-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,703
Posted By flowney
Given the great skills demonstrated thus far, I...

Given the great skills demonstrated thus far, I am very eager to get the details on how you approach this. I would imagine that you'll take special pains to maintain the wheel center line as well as...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-22-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By flowney
Here is a real world example...

Here is a real world example (http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ccrp-0602-big-block-ford-engine-build/) from the Hot Rod network.

Note that they used Edelbrock aluminum heads as a more cost effective...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-20-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By flowney
I used the housing as a template to make an 0.50"...

I used the housing as a template to make an 0.50" aluminum block off plate that looked like this:
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-20-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By flowney
I know of at least two approaches to mounting a...

I know of at least two approaches to mounting a Sanden compressor on an FE engine:
1) Brackets that mount on top of the stock bracket (various vendors)
2) Brackets that completely replace the stock...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-20-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By flowney
If authentic restoration is not among your...

If authentic restoration is not among your objectives and you are willing and able to spend a bit more money than a rebuild would require, I'd argue for a whole new modern system with all new...
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