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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 08:23 AM
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Posted By 1986F150six
Thomas Edison

Regarding attempts while developing the light bulb:
Thomas A. Edison quotes (showing 1-30 of 57)

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
― Thomas A. Edison...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-21-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By 1986F150six
Since adding lubricant caused the mirror to be...

Since adding lubricant caused the mirror to be too loose, why not try spraying the same area with brake cleaner and see if it is better?
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 11-16-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By 1986F150six
I am not sure about your 1977, but on the later...

I am not sure about your 1977, but on the later trucks [1984-1986], there are multiple vacuum ports on the intake manifold and fire wall. One vacuum "tree" has about 6 or 7 ports, and most are...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-16-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By 1986F150six
Years ago, I switched to synthetic [75W90] for...

Years ago, I switched to synthetic [75W90] for the same cold weather hard shift problem and was pleased with the difference.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-16-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By 1986F150six
The "sweet spot" for my 4.9L with regard for gas...

The "sweet spot" for my 4.9L with regard for gas mileage is 1600-1800 RPMs... right at the max torque. With manual O.D., 3.08 rear gears and stock 215/75 X 15 tires, it turns approximately 1500 RPMs...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-16-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By 1986F150six
Stepney, On another forum [Fordsix...

Stepney,

On another forum [Fordsix Performance Forum], The Frenchtown Flyer said to use the double lip seal which is used on the modular V8s [I hope I am quoting him correctly].

On my son's...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By 1986F150six
I believe it does as you described and more. It...

I believe it does as you described and more. It helps maintain idle speed [up or down], increases idle speed when the A/C compressor is energized and is supposed to increase idle speed when the...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By 1986F150six
The "stepper" motor is controlled by the...

The "stepper" motor is controlled by the computer, which receives input from several sensors. What Franklin2 has suggested is good, but something I might try first is to check VERY carefully for...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 11-15-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,898
Posted By 1986F150six
Contact this man. He hangs out on the Fordsix...

Contact this man. He hangs out on the Fordsix Performance Forum and has an excellent reputation for re-curving distributors. He goes by: WSA111 on that forum.

[email protected]
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,399
Posted By 1986F150six
Like this? ...

Like this?

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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,399
Posted By 1986F150six
Here is how I prepped mine for painting. ...

Here is how I prepped mine for painting.

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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19,020
Views: 911,929
Posted By 1986F150six
Boomer27, Rear main seal? Valve cover gasket...

Boomer27,

Rear main seal? Valve cover gasket and oil runs down hill. Side cover [lifter inspection] and oil runs down hill. Check all hold down bolts for snugness. They tend to loosen over time....
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By 1986F150six
The "other" fellow was Jonathan... AKA Ford F834....

The "other" fellow was Jonathan... AKA Ford F834. :)
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By 1986F150six
Welcome to the forum, N8RdaGR8R! :-X22 Check...

Welcome to the forum, N8RdaGR8R! :-X22

Check the rubber fuel line coming from the tank. Sometimes the new gasohol attacks the older formulation rubber and causes softening and the collapse of the...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By 1986F150six
Mr. NumberDummy is a retired Ford Parts Manager...

Mr. NumberDummy is a retired Ford Parts Manager and has a fantastic memory plus access to factory documentation.
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