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Posted: 11/22/21 06:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Nice! Always liked that body style.

Throw a four barrel on it and hang on!!!


And check on advancing the cam.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Nice truck... The one thing I couldn't understand is why Ford predominantly used 2 barrel carburetors in their trucks which made them real slugs.


My 69 F100 Ranger 360 2 barrel was a DOG. Changed a couple things wa-la 390 plus 4 barrel was bad azz and got better fuel economy. Had the C6 BUILT and was amazing.


Agreed... Running in 2 barrel mode on a 4 barrel carb made better fuel economy than a 2 barrel carb.

I remember my parents and their friends pulled their campers from Texas to Ontario Canada back in 1982 and their 1981 Chevy 305ci truck, a friends 1980 GMC 350 both with 4 barrel carbs always made better fuel economy compared to the two Ford F250's with a 400 and 351 2 barrel setup.


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I got my new dash pad and set cover installed.

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And a new windshield washer fluid reservoir, pump and new wiper blades installed.

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Today I changed the oil and filter, first time its been done in over 20 years.
I added a cleaner and ran it for about 10 minutes prior to draining the oil.
The oil looked like black gasoline.

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I also got my new glove box liner from Dennis Carpenter installed. The old one crumbled when I took it out to install the new dash pad.

Now I can keep the original owners manual in there. [emoticon]

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And a new battery tray.

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New brake and clutch pedal pads.

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I also got the old ugly home mead trailer hitch off too.

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I have a new one from etrailer that I will get installed soon.

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I got the old heat passages drilled and cleaned out for the heat for the choke.
I still need to make a new inlet tube but now the choke works like its supposed to and opens when the engine gets warm.

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I even got a new passenger side headlight replaced.

Still TONS to do. It needs new transfer case mounts, the front yoke on the front driveline replaced, both u-joints on the rear driveline and still more.

Its a fun project and its pretty fun to drive too.


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When I took off the brush guard one side of the grill was busted out.

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I replaced too. The passenger side was busted up.

Once I have everything fixed and its road worthy I'll decide if I'm going to do anything to the engine.

If I decide to improve its performance I'll go with a 428 CJ cam and a 4-bbl carb.

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In my mind the pedal rubbers are upside down.

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Posted: 12/01/21 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OMG, your replacing ALL that stuff, you should have saved yourself time and money and bought a new truck.[emoticon]

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JRscooby wrote:

In my mind the pedal rubbers are upside down.


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When I first put them on they were the other way around.
Then I looked at the picture before I replaced them and turned them around.

They do look upside down.

I guess its time to go to a Ford truck forum and find out which way is correct.

* This post was edited 12/01/21 08:09am by specta *

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Geo*Boy wrote:

OMG, your replacing ALL that stuff, you should have saved yourself time and money and bought a new truck.[emoticon]


True, but I also got a new career. [emoticon]

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JRscooby wrote:

In my mind the pedal rubbers are upside down.




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Fixed. Thank you. [emoticon]

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Looking great


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