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DNFXDLI's 79 F150 Build Part 2

taxreliever

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Thanks Brad!

Out of curiosity and am not sure you addressed this in the beginning or not, but how did you come to the conclusion of doing a 1979? Or did you just find a truck that had great potential?
 

DNFXDLI

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Out of curiosity and am not sure you addressed this in the beginning or not, but how did you come to the conclusion of doing a 1979? Or did you just find a truck that had great potential?

I had several Ford trucks...and my 79 Bronco was my favorite. I had to sell it to buy my first house and always had the desire to get another.
Edit...when I bought it, I had plans just to drive it, however after storing it the first winter unheated it began to leak everything. I was just going to regasket what was needed and leave it at that. Then I thought "well, I can't put a clean engine in that dirty compartment"...and thus began the slippery slope :D
 
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fatherdoug

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Ah...the good ol' slippery slope, makes me wonder, what innate instinct causes it.


That said...Dman, did you ever get a number how out of square your frame was?
 

73F100Shortbed

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Hey Duncan remind me to send you your vents. I totally forgot about them :headbang:
 

DNFXDLI

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Or, as they say out east, Part deux! 'hiding_smilie' Keep us posted!

Heyheyhey...careful with the French stuff :D

Ah...the good ol' slippery slope, makes me wonder, what innate instinct causes it.


That said...Dman, did you ever get a number how out of square your frame was?

I chalk it up to some kind of genetic deficiency :D
Frame was out 1/4''...now it is out zero.
 

DNFXDLI

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Hey Duncan remind me to send you your vents. I totally forgot about them :headbang:

Sean...send me the vents...:rofl: :rofl: No rush dude...I don't see the interior happening until fall at the earliest.
 

taxreliever

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I had several Ford trucks...and my 79 Bronco was my favorite. I had to sell it to buy my first house and always had the desire to get another.
Edit...when I bought it, I had plans just to drive it, however after storing it the first winter unheated it began to leak everything. I was just going to regasket what was needed and leave it at that. Then I thought "well, I can't put a clean engine in that dirty compartment"...and thus began the slippery slope :D

Cool, thanks.

Ah...the good ol' slippery slope, makes me wonder, what innate instinct causes it.

I think I have it in me, Ben! 'smiliecrazy'

'smiliedoh'
 

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blackhat620

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What do you guys think of this line of gauges?...I would have preferred the Ford ones by Autometer, but the line is limited. I need to have oil pressure, trans temp, water temp, voltage and tach.
http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugeli...&opid=1&szid=2

The other ones I'm considering:
http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugeli...&opid=1&szid=2

Well since you asked, I don't like either :wasntme:
I prefer Isspro EV2 gauges www.isspro.com/ev2.php

Great source for purchase www.dieselmanor.com/default.asp

BTW quit posting questions in locked threads smilietease
 

DNFXDLI

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blackhat620

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Not my fault you were too slow..smilietease :rofl: :rofl:
Thanks for that link Greg!...I'd not heard of those before!

Isspro is located in Portland OR and has been in business since about 1950. They have been long time OEM suppliers to the OTR, Off Highway & Marine industry.

BTW I type slow for you Canucks so you have time to process the language translation from English to French smilietease :wasntme:
 

DNFXDLI

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Isspro is located in Portland OR and has been in business since about 1950. They have been long time OEM suppliers to the OTR, Off Highway & Marine industry.

BTW I type slow for you Canucks so you have time to process the language translation from English to French smilietease :wasntme:

Interesting...and the second part of your reply has been duly noted for future consideration..:p
 

blackhat620

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DNFXDLI

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Well, I know I said that I was going to keep the original 3.50 gears and change the transmission 1st and 2nd gear to help out, but now I'm having a waffle about going to 3.73's...no deeper as I've already got the true trac for the front.
The truck came factory with L78 x 15 tires which would have been about 29'' tall...looks like going to a 31'' tire with 3.73's will put it within a few rpm of the original. Reason for the waffling is that the converter I'm getting is around 2600 stall...which at 70 mph is going to be right around that rpm with the 3.50's and a 31-32 tire...hmmmmmmm.
 

blackhat620

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Well, I know I said that I was going to keep the original 3.50 gears and change the transmission 1st and 2nd gear to help out, but now I'm having a waffle about going to 3.73's...no deeper as I've already got the true trac for the front.
The truck came factory with L78 x 15 tires which would have been about 29'' tall...looks like going to a 31'' tire with 3.73's will put it within a few rpm of the original. Reason for the waffling is that the converter I'm getting is around 2600 stall...which at 70 mph is going to be right around that rpm with the 3.50's and a 31-32 tire...hmmmmmmm.

Okay Duncan why such a high stall speed on the converter????
 

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