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02-12-2019, 01:28 AM
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Posted By desperado_18_2000

Well a few weeks ago I bought a "new" to me 77...

Well a few weeks ago I bought a "new" to me 77 F100 Ranger XLT. 400/C6 factory A/C. Engine was seized when I bought it, filled it full of MMO and let it sit a week. Engine broke free, still stiff but...
02-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By desperado_18_2000

My 76 with an FE had that same distributor cap on...

My 76 with an FE had that same distributor cap on it, with the duraspark module. I think it was just done for that one particular year. But that's definitely a DuraSpark pick up coil under there.
02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Success! I finally got it to fire up today! It...

Success! I finally got it to fire up today! It took about half a can of starting fluid to get it there but it does run. Engine clattered a good bit but that was to be expected after sitting this...
02-11-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Fog Light Issues

Probably has been discussed before, but I need to pop off this question before I dig into it myself. My 02 X has factory fog lights, and they refuse to turn on. I've checked fuse #43 in the box and...
02-06-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Does the ignition module have power? I tried to...

Does the ignition module have power? I tried to hotwire my "new" 79 a few days ago b/c the key was lost. I had power to the coil, but if the ignition module isn't supplied power it will not fire....
02-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Did manage to get in some wrench time today, but...

Did manage to get in some wrench time today, but unfortunately no video. This guy I know (me) walked off and left the video equipment at home today like a big (add your own expletive here...). I...
02-02-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Just as a brief update, I'm going back this...

Just as a brief update, I'm going back this weekend (Sunday) with some fuel and a hot battery. Going to see if I can't coax it into firing up. Will try to get video if I have any success, or I might...
02-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By desperado_18_2000

I know the history of this one fairly well. It...

I know the history of this one fairly well. It was more or less a family heirloom that was passed down in a close friends family. It has been babied it's entire life, and always well maintained until...
01-31-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Got another one

Guys I really think I've got a sickness, and it's these old Ford Trucks. Bought a new to me 1977 F100 last week, and finally got in the time to go turn wrenches on it to bring it back to life. When I...
01-22-2019, 12:28 PM
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Views: 873,817
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Haven't done much to my 76 lately, reassembled...

Haven't done much to my 76 lately, reassembled the front end with new bits. Stumbled across a 77 that my buddy is selling, and snagged that up. Think I'm going to take a real hard look at which rig I...
11-23-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Let me amend this statement by saying that the...

Let me amend this statement by saying that the vibration is not apparent until the truck is below 10mph. This is with it in neutral and my foot off the brake, allowing it to coast down to that speed....
11-23-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By desperado_18_2000

The vibration is still present with the truck in...

The vibration is still present with the truck in neutral, coasting and my foot off the brake. Does not seem to increase in severity with brakes applied either, which lead me to thinking it might be...
11-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Shudder when stopping

I've noticed lately that my 02 X has a shudder when slowing for a stop. Feels like the tail end of the drive shaft is moving side-to-side as the truck slows. I haven't been under to inspect yet, but...
10-31-2018, 03:12 PM
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Views: 873,817
Posted By desperado_18_2000

buttoned the front end up...

I took a two year hiatus from my truck while I was out driving OTR. Finally got the front suspension swapped and it is now sitting back on the ground after two years. I still need to replace the drag...
06-30-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By desperado_18_2000

Turns out the IDM on the truck was recently...

Turns out the IDM on the truck was recently replaced by my father when the truck was DOA in the yard. He bought it from autozone as a reman and I went and warranty swapped it today b/c we do not have...
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