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FE Technical Forum / Re: Air Conditioning on SOHC
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:42:52 PM »
I have a home made aircompresssor pump bracket for air brakes and I have seen power steering and ac on a 406. If you made your brackets and pedestal out of aluminum it would look the part.

Private Classifieds / Re: Streetmaster Worth
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:37:55 PM »
Has it been ground on? This one has not had the Edelbrock update. My 3.5" stroke revers liked it as is. A 3.78" will change it's tune around 5000- untill it is opened up.

Member Projects / Re: FE To MEL Swap
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:10:15 AM »
Working in the 430 to the bare chassis before I pull the FE out of my daily driver. I will post pictures on this site after I have gotten a little further.
Added some more pictures.

Interesting thought.  Never thought to put it in the dash, but doable.  Much easier to adjust "on the fly" while testing it?

That is what I was thinking. I have only had two I can think of. Both in Ft. Worth area and both towing pickups. So far I have been able to find a hole or shoulder. More rear would help force the front down.

Larry you gave me a heck of an idea. About $350 ago I bought everything needed to convert the single pot 65 to a factory dual pot 67 drum/drum set up. Pre-bent brake lines were half of it and the NOS distribution block and master cylinder were the rest. I think I will shelve most of it and hand plumb the dual pot to some new 65 lines. This valve would be an interesting and useful accessory to fill the manual choke spot on the dash. A brass or chrome knob would look good.

We are going to ignore the home made plastic nut and pretend I ordered the correct Bronco fit for my 65 truck switches. The truck received emergency flashers when it was rewired. The red light that the factory flasher equipped trucks came with is not hooked up. That was going to be my red light for the 67 proportioning valve switch.

I am sliding a 76 Dana 70 F-350 axle in my 65 F-250 while I rebuild the original Dana 60. The 76 wheel spacing and perches are good to go to the 65. If the 65 backing plates and brakes won't bolt up to the 76 axle I will use the 76 rear brakes. I have not looked up the specs yet but the rear brakes are wider and the cylinder is likely 1/16" to 1/4" larger in diameter.

QUESTION: If I use the larger brakes on the existing 65 system will there be a big enough difference to lock the rears under semi aggressive stops?

What is the load sensing rear brake valve called that came on some cargo vehicles? I could take advantage of the oversized rear brakes and give them more juice when loaded heavy.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: New truck information
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:22:30 AM »
My dealership experience ended in 2006. I quit the busuness in 2011 and just missed the 2013. For the most part cars I worked on in the independent shop were 3 years old or older. I did notice the tire men had the new models in there bays early on.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: New truck information
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:44:38 AM »
I finally traded in my 2001 f-150 for a2013 F-250 CNG truck.
It has the 6.2 engine and 6 speed auto.
I would like to know if there any problem areas that I should watch for as I have no experience with this engine.
Any thing I should watch out for?
If you do not do your own work I advise to take it to someone well versed when it comes to the fuel system. I can recall three in my carrier that had the wrong people trying to diagnose and repair them. Two of them had the fuel gauges tampered with. The last one was from a dealership. The advantage I had over the previous techs was being slow. When you run like Molasses you tend to have more time to see the big picture and over think things.

FE Technical Forum / Re: timing light recomendation
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:18:42 PM »
Recently my inductive pickup crashed into a spinning fan blade and I learned that my "Ferret" is now out of business, but after a little searching found that an MSD pick-up plugged right into it.

Originally thinking mine was toast, I looked at most of them $$$ and was going to buy a Snap-on light from ebay (1261 or 2261) as I have had good luck with snap-on quality, but not so much the price. There are plenty of them used and in the box that look like new.

Having a tach, strobe and dialback all in the palm of your hand is as good as a distributor machine.  You need one or the other to do it right.
(Snap-on has the option of using a Piezo "adapter" clamped on an injector line to set timing on some mechanically injected diesels)
PM sent on your Ferret.

Member Projects / FE To MEL Swap
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:38:20 PM »
Working in the 430 to the bare chassis before I pull the FE out of my daily driver. I will post pictures on this site after I have gotten a little further.

New set of Morel dumb-bell solid flat tappet lifters. Free to good home.
I can use them. PM sent.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Heavy Car Timing
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:01:31 PM »

Lean and loose should want more advance, rich and tight (high compression and/or tight quench quench) should want less.  It all depends on the setup

Most understand that not one setting fits all engines. Are there any MSD units that you guys prefer that are easy to adjust timing settings? Something similar to the Economy/Sport/Tow modes that are on some of the more modern vehicles would be really useful to a carbureted truck owner.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Heavy Car Timing
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:30:22 AM »
I found similar with my truck. 10° at idle burns a little hotter to cut emissions. By 1200 18° and 38° at 2900. 48° cruising on ported vacuum.

Being born in 1974 reading your responses makes me think I was behind the times. The crosshair does sound familiar sinse you mentioned it. Probably around 1980 I got to stay up and watch the national anthem with the jet planes followed by the color stripes and the long beep.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Vacuum leak around intake bolt holes
« on: August 02, 2019, 05:00:23 PM »
Earlier you didn't see any oil usage. If that is still the case and the runners are sealed I would block off the PCV valve and see if the vacuum leak is still there.

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