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Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vervepipes
66 F600

I've been looking for a project to take with me out of the prairies as a hobby truck and came upon an add for a pretty clean looking '66(it says '67 in the add, but it clearly isn't) with a 300...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-12-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By vervepipes
it CAN be done with the engine in place, but...

it CAN be done with the engine in place, but things need to be moved around. I'd say probably about 6 hours of work depending on how hard the exhaust manifolds are to remove.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-12-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By vervepipes
It's the brass(usually) pressed in plug that...

It's the brass(usually) pressed in plug that sorta resembles a large bottle cap. Sometimes it's called a frost or expansion plug. What it does is protects the block from cracking if the coolant...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-11-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By vervepipes
Nothing new, but I just picked up a great...

Nothing new, but I just picked up a great condition '96 Jimmy for 300 bucks, gotta replace the freeze plugs and then I'll be able to sell it to buy some much needed parts lol, here's hoping for a...
Forum: Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 03-01-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By vervepipes
From info in the older F-series forum, explorer...

From info in the older F-series forum, explorer seats bolt into the tracks for '80-96 trucks with the buckets and console. From what I understand, first gen lightning seats were basically explorer...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By vervepipes
Diesel donor, Alberta

About an hour south of Bonnyville there's a 1989 5 speed (no reverse) 2wd 7.3 ext. cab f250 for 500 bucks. It has a nice winch bumper on it, good donor truck. I'm flat broke so I cant get it, but...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-21-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,804
Posted By vervepipes
I just repaired my cord end, it also wouldnt...

I just repaired my cord end, it also wouldnt start when it was around that temperature. When I opened up the end (it was alreadt one of those DIY repair type plugs) I found that one of the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,690
Posted By vervepipes
owner said it needed an engine, I suspected it...

owner said it needed an engine, I suspected it was several cylinders misfiring from a bad ECU as is common with those
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-19-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,690
Posted By vervepipes
I missed an opportunity to buy an '05 escape last...

I missed an opportunity to buy an '05 escape last week for 750 bucks because they didnt have a phone number, just email, and buddy wouldn't respond to my emails.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-19-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,690
Posted By vervepipes
Haha, look at the tailpipe in the lower right...

Haha, look at the tailpipe in the lower right picture in the second link, looks like it's shaking up a storm!
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-16-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By vervepipes
I spent 10 years growing up in Shearwater and...

I spent 10 years growing up in Shearwater and Eastern Passage, Shearwater was my first choice of postings, still is. I'm AVN as well. As far as how I like it?... I dont lol. Too cold for too much...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-16-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By vervepipes
I used his page as a reference. It's done, using...

I used his page as a reference. It's done, using a step drill to get the size I needed for the harness, but it's minus stupid outside today so I'll take pics another time. All together I'd say it...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,526
Posted By vervepipes
hmm, for some reason I wrote in this thread that...

hmm, for some reason I wrote in this thread that I was linking a reference to, that'll teach me to have a few pages open at once!
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 02-14-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By vervepipes
Alright, did a bit of research and it looks like...

Alright, did a bit of research and it looks like a common problem with these are coil on plugs fail leading to a rich running cylinder from a misfire. This plugs the manifold cat converter which...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 02-13-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By vervepipes
looking at an add for an escape

it's a 2005 v6 4x4, the add says it needs an engine without going into any detail. I'm waiting on a reply email from them. They want $750 (thats right), it has 140,000 Km. Worst case and the...
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