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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-07-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 85
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Not 100% sure what you are referencing when you...

Not 100% sure what you are referencing when you mentioned the air part. I assume you mean intercooler. I have already been working the 99-03 intercooler previously. It does fit nicely.

I put...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-06-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,207
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These era dodge Cummins motors had vacuum pumps...

These era dodge Cummins motors had vacuum pumps in front of the power steering pump. I plan to go with hydroboost though.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
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I think the F150 D44 had smaller ujoints than the...

I think the F150 D44 had smaller ujoints than the F250 D44HD (at least in the 70s) and therefore I think the knuckles probably have a different spacing. The spindle out should have also been...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-31-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,359
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How did you clean your aluminum engine parts like...

How did you clean your aluminum engine parts like the front gear housing and the oil filter bracket? Mine are all gunked up with years of grime and paint. Conventional methods used for steel and...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-25-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,731
Posted By tabascom16
I can't say from personal experience, but these...

I can't say from personal experience, but these are some things I have been told for beating emissions.

1) Retard timing.

2) Lean out the carb....changing jets without looking at the color of...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-24-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,207
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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,207
Posted By tabascom16
The winter time blues has struck. Not much...

The winter time blues has struck. Not much progress of late. Got in the mood to work on it some the past few days. I figure it is time to figure out some plumbing in the engine bay. The Aurora...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-26-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,207
Posted By tabascom16
Well I havenít really touched the truck in a few...

Well I havenít really touched the truck in a few weeks. I just simply wasnít motivated to do so. Dabbled a few hours here and there over the Thanksgiving holiday. Oh the joys of body work. Doors are...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-17-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By tabascom16
A friend's truck had a big problem with this. ...

A friend's truck had a big problem with this. His spark plug wire was getting worn away on the exhaust, essentially not getting good burn and letting hydrocarbons out the exhaust. Fixed the plug...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-20-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By tabascom16
Do you recall the LAST work you did to your truck...

Do you recall the LAST work you did to your truck before this happened? Sometimes that is the logical starting point.

My dad replaced the ignition module on a 77 F150 we had in the 1990s, but he...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-17-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,967
Posted By tabascom16
I made my own as well. I did a step down as it...

I made my own as well. I did a step down as it was a very tight fit sliding the bottom bushing over the thicker tubing that fits the top bushing. I left some room for compression and will finish off...
Forum: 1966 - 1977 Early Broncos 10-16-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By tabascom16
Someone out there with some money has probably...

Someone out there with some money has probably put a flat plane motor in one. Not gaining a whole lot for a lot of extra money. Flat planes are great for quick revving and can free up some power...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-16-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By tabascom16
I broke down and had to cut mine out with a...

I broke down and had to cut mine out with a sawzall. I also really wanted poly bushings. I ended up fabricating some sleeves. They go the whole way down from the top and will be capped off with an...
Forum: 1966 - 1977 Early Broncos 10-15-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By tabascom16
If I hadn't build a 408W for mine years ago I...

If I hadn't build a 408W for mine years ago I would have went with a coyote motor for my frame off resto. Hard to beat modern electronics and variable cam timing for making some nice power.

...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-15-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,207
Posted By tabascom16
Working the last few weeks to clean up the cab...

Working the last few weeks to clean up the cab and get it under primer. ...
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