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Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-250 | F-350 SERIES | SUPER DUTY > 1948-1986 Ford F250 | F350



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Old July 9th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Thanks! Looks like a great site ya got here!
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Old July 11th, 2009, 02:47 AM
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Well, I managed to get the engine set in my '77 before I ran out of daylight today.

Tomorrow after work, all I have left to do is slide the engine back and line it up with the transmission.

Once that's done, the hard part is over.

Should only take 20-30 minutes to get everything hooked back up and get it running after that.

I'll be glad to have my 4x4 back, I missed it this winter.

A 2wd truck with snowchains, is no match for 3-6 foot snow drifts.

Even with a limited-slip rear differential.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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from what you said above, I think it would be easier to set engine, leave trans mount bolts off,then line up the trans
take care on pass side if you have exhaust manfold bolted up; if you have headers bolt them up after engine is in place, do not tighten mounts as you will have to lift pass. side up 2" to get headers to fit in[ this has always been a PITA] allen header bolts make the job easier as wrench clearance is tight
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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:25 AM
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As of 1:23am yesterday, IT'S Alive!!!

It ended up taking 6 hours longer than I had originally anticipated.

It only took 15 minutes to get the engine lined up with the tranny and in place.

Then all the little details came to light.

First off, the engine wiring harness was way too short.
I had to re use the one off of the old engine.

Secondly, I had to completely reroute almost all of the vacuum hoses, as it was set up different from my truck's.

Lastly, I had to change the distributor cap.
The one that was on the engine was cracked badly around the center coil wire tower.

After I finally got all of those issues taken care of, I was finally ready to fire it up.

Dumped a little gas in the carb to prime it, crossed my fingers, and turned the key.

It fired right up and stayed running!

I drove it out to my landlord's 300 acre ranch today, and it is a beast!

It seems to have even more power than the 360 in my '74 F-250 2wd!

I will take some pics and post them up as soon as I get a chance this week!
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the details are always what sneek up and bite you in the ass. glad to hear it is alive. always a good feeling to have a successful conclusion to a project.


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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:32 AM
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good goen, dont you love it when a plan comes together


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the details are always what sneek up and bite you in the ass. glad to hear it is alive. always a good feeling to have a successful conclusion to a project.
It sure is! Now I have to get the funds together to get a new drag link and tie rods.

It has a lot of play in the steering, and it is all in the drag link and tie rods.

The steering box itself is almost new, and has zero play in it.

I also need to do a full brake job soon, the brakes are starting to get a little soft.

I figure, if I'm going to do the brakes, I'm going to do them right and replace them all.

My brakes parts list will read like this: New master cylinder, replace all rubber hoses, new front calipers, new front rotors and pads, new rear drums, rear brake shoes and hardware, and new parking brake cables.
Priced it all out for $465. at O'reilly's.

Midas quoted me $1,200. for the rear brakes alone! (WTF!?)
$2,876. for it all!

They are out of their freakin' mind, if they think I'm going to pay them that much!

Especially when the parts alone are under $500!!

I'll do my own work, thank you very much.

Oh well, I'll get it done little by little, as funds allow.
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Sure do!
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Priced it all out for $465. at O'reilly's.

Midas quoted me $1,200. for the rear brakes alone! (WTF!?)
$2,876. for it all!

They are out of their freakin' mind, if they think I'm going to pay them that much!

Especially when the parts alone are under $500!!

I'll do my own work, thank you very much.

Oh well, I'll get it done little by little, as funds allow.


for that price i would expect a lifetime guarantee!


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