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Old April 12th, 2019, 11:11 AM
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Dsaur here. Just got a 78 f150 that's been sitting up for a number of years. Fortunately it was drained of gas. I've been slowly bringing it back to life. Took two fuel pumps to get one that worked, and the 351 came back, and sounds good, but runs rough. Auto trans and power steering were leaking, but put in some stop leak and the seals apparently liked the lube, and the leaks are stopped. Just fixed the none working tail lights and blinker. Next, besides on going work to find the rough running problem, is sending units to the tanks. I have to find them, and ground them to see where the fault lies in getting a signal to my gauge. Had to put on a new master cylinder, and a hose on the front passenger side, and now they are bled, I have good brakes, but the dash brake light stays on. Just found the hose from the filler tube to the rear tank is about a sneeze away from leaking. So I have some fiddly stuff to do, but I took it on the street the other day, and it didn't strand me, so I feel emboldened for a further test. Someone put a manual choke on, but it's kind of cheap, and flimsy, to my way of thinking, hard to work, and to get a good idle, and be able to drive it, I have to run with the choke nearly closed, so now I've got to look for vacuum leaks for a start on the rough running. I'd rather not have to pull the carb, because the engine bay is huge, and I'm big, and old, and I have no idea how I'd get up in there, lol. Anyway, sooner or later I think I'll have something. At least the price was right. Cost me 100 bucks and 50 for a tow :)
Old April 12th, 2019, 11:35 AM
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Central Florida welcomes you to the club. Post some photos of that baby when you get a chance.
Old April 12th, 2019, 12:44 PM
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Thanks, I'll do it :) Bodies in good shape, but paint not so much.
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