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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-09-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By garypettengill
Not looking for a crawler gear, looking for...

Not looking for a crawler gear, looking for better cruising rpm's. 3000 rpms at 65 mph is just crazy with a 400 c.i. engine.
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 11-08-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By garypettengill
Overdrives

Looking for input. Is anyone running a Gearvendors overdrive behind a C-6 transmission in a short bed 4x4. I'm concerned about the drive shaft angle and the shafts survivability.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-08-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By garypettengill
Overdrives

I'm looking for input. Is anyone running a Gearvendors everdrive behind a C-6 in a shortbed 4x4? I'm concerned about the steep drive shaft angle and it's surviveability. I'm running a stock...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By garypettengill
Had the same issues with my turck, 2 new battery...

Had the same issues with my turck, 2 new battery cables and a new starter solenoid and no more issues.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-02-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By garypettengill
Wiper blades and refills.

On another site I stumbled across the fact the wiper arms from a 1990 Jeep Cherokee have the same knurled end on them as our trucks. The arm is a little longer but it has the pin type mount for the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-16-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By garypettengill
Good information, thanks.

Good information, thanks.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-16-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By garypettengill
Not that difficult. I did it with my '77 years...

Not that difficult. I did it with my '77 years ago. You need the steering wheel, the computer from up under the dash and the wiring harness to it, under the hood you need to get the vacuum servo and...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-04-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By garypettengill
My next project-maybe.

Has anyone out here transplanted a 73-79 supercab body onto a later model(95-97) Chassis? I know the wheelbase for the supercab with long be is 155" for both vehicles. I think a vintage body on a...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-24-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By garypettengill
I purchased new weather stripping from Dennis...

I purchased new weather stripping from Dennis Carpenter and found it to work perfectly. The biggest difference was made when I removed the door panels and placed sound deadener on the door. Sounds...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By garypettengill
Depends on what you're looking for. There is...

Depends on what you're looking for. There is space to mount a computer behind the dash, left of the wiper linkage. I mounted my EFI computer there, however at the time my dash face was not...
Forum: Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 03-25-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By garypettengill
Good loking truck, keep up the fun. Getting...

Good loking truck, keep up the fun. Getting better brakes on these trucks is covered by an article in the technical section on upgraking brakes on a Bronco, same system. Things that I can add as I...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By garypettengill
Floor Pans

Well, it was finally time to to deal with the floor pans in my '77. They weren't real bad(not too many holes) but what are winter projects for if not to take care of issues. I fretted over where to...
Forum: 335 Series- 5.8/351M, 6.6/400, 351 Cleveland 02-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By garypettengill
With today's gasoline, 12 degrees BTDC is about...

With today's gasoline, 12 degrees BTDC is about right. The idle should be down around 650 RPMs. Uses less gas when idleing slower. Adjusting the timing may get your vacuum up to around 20-21.
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-06-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By garypettengill
My wife is a big Consumer Reports fan and today,...

My wife is a big Consumer Reports fan and today, while in the library, I opened their Buying Guide for 2012 and under the All_Terrain Truck tire the number one pick is the Cooper AT3. How's that for...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By garypettengill
A non-A/C heater box is just that, non-A/C.

A non-A/C heater box is just that, non-A/C.
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