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Title: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on March 22, 2015, 07:31:22 pm
I thought I may as well start a project thread for my truck. Ive never had a build thread so bear with me.
A quick history of the truck. My dad bought it from a guy he worked with for $800. It seemed to run great and was, for the most part, stock. My dad bought a cam intake and headers to put on it and we tore the top end down to install the cam. None of the pushrods were oiling :hmmmm:, everything was caked with oil build up.
Jump ahead again, my dad starts wanting something new, and new as in older. He was wanting a 67 F100, and so gave me the 74.
Shortly after taking possession of the truck I found this site. The parts started coming in, and haven't really stopped, if you ask my wife ;D
Some of my best purchases for the truck have been a short block 347 from Nathan, and a set of trick flow heads from Bam.  Recently I purchased a T5 and am currently in the middle of the swap over from the original 4 speed to the T5.



Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: superduty69 on March 22, 2015, 07:42:07 pm
What no pictures? :drink


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on March 22, 2015, 07:50:02 pm
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/9f3e9433-ac76-4b3e-877a-a093e0fcd548.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/9f3e9433-ac76-4b3e-877a-a093e0fcd548.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20130913_093016.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20130913_093016.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20140308_070934.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20140308_070934.jpg.html)

347 with P-Heads waiting to go in
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20140327_230845.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20140327_230845.jpg.html)

I lowered it with a shackle flip and clipped front coils
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20140801_193328.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20140801_193328.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150307_172401.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150307_172401.jpg.html)

Some pictures of the transmission swap.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150316_175142.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150316_175142.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150316_212350.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150316_212350.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150320_173309.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150320_173309.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150321_120343.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150321_120343.jpg.html)

Clutch alignment tool ;D
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150321_160340.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150321_160340.jpg.html)

 Snaky X Pipe, Im not a welder, but Im happy for my first time.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150322_135843.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150322_135843.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150322_145029.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150322_145029.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: superduty69 on March 22, 2015, 08:14:20 pm
Cool! Looks good and should be a ton of fun.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: mighty mouse on March 22, 2015, 10:26:58 pm
Cool thread and truck!


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: 69 Merc on March 23, 2015, 10:00:19 am
Nice mods for that truck.

Any idea what it weighs?


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on March 23, 2015, 09:18:49 pm
I'll have to take it to the scales in a couple weeks after I get it back together and find out as I am curious myself. I have reduced the weight some with the aluminum heads and the T5 weighs 75lbs less than the transmission it replaces, as well as removing about a 5 gallon bucket worth of dirt that was lodged in nooks and crannies behind body panels. Looking to ditch the bench seat in favor of some corbeau Sport Seat bucket seats which should cut a few more pounds.

Open to recommendations on gearing as well. I believe I have 3.25 in it now. This T5 has a .73 overdrive. Tire height is 28.9 inches. Goal is something that is quick around town and can be driven at freeway speeds comfortably.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: 289nate on March 24, 2015, 01:28:16 am
Now that's a cool little truck.  How fast do you want to cruise at?


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on March 24, 2015, 01:43:26 am
It would be nice to keep up with I-5 traffic, so the speed limit give or take a little, mostly give :whistling:

I found a speed calculator and with 3.89 rear end, and my current 28.5inch tall tire, I could be doing 75 @ 2500rpms. Does that sound ideal? 60 would come at 2000rpms.
4.10 gears are only slightly different with 59mph at 2000rpms, and 73.8 at 2500.

I don't know where these motors like to cruise for extended periods of time.

calculator I used.
http://www.competitiondiesel.com/Phil/bg/


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: Bam54 on March 24, 2015, 08:10:07 am
Cool project should be a fun ride. I would put 4.11s in it because of the weight.

Bam


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: 289nate on March 24, 2015, 12:02:38 pm
Sounds about right.  You will not experience a whole lot of difference between a 3.89 and a 4.10.  The 4.10 will give you slightly better get up and go though.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on March 24, 2015, 08:48:59 pm
That's what I will plan on then.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 03, 2015, 06:26:35 pm
OK, update.


 I finally have my flywheel, clutch and pressure plate all in place as well as the transmission mounted and clutch cable run(though still a work in progress). One caveat- the new flywheel and pressure plate threw me for another loop, the standard 5/16 pressure plate bolts that ford seems to use would not work, so I had to go to 3/8 bolts a la *cough*sbc*cough*....to get it all bolted to the flywheel.

 I have managed to mount my cable quadrant to the existing clutch pedal assembly. I will try to get pictures of that when I go back out to the garage. I still need to patch the hole in the floor from the old clutch linkage and finalize the hole in the firewall for the clutch cable. The transmission tunnel cover plate needs to have a new hole added and the old one welded shut.
 So there is still a bit to do, but one at a time, slowly but surely getting there. I will try to get pictures for the next update. Oh and vacation started yesterday for me!! :rock


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 03, 2015, 11:39:53 pm
OK bear with me here, these are pictures of my rough draft. My main focus at this point is to get the truck back together and see how things go, then I can go back and refine parts and pieces. It may not be the right way to do it, but its the way I like to do it.


 This piece is attached to the working end of the clutch pedal and is the starting point of my clutch cable quadrant attachment point.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150313_210150.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150313_210150.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150313_210129.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150313_210129.jpg.html)
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150403_170326.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150403_170326.jpg.html)
 In the last picture you can kind of make out the tab I welded to the top of the original piece to allow the second bolt to be attached to the quadrant. 

Just a few pictures of where I ended up for the evening. The shifter location is right at the bend in the access panel, so it will be a little tricky to get it sealed nicely. Rough measurements show it will be close to working with the bench seat in place, might have to use a cut down five gallon bucket for awhile until I get some corbeau sport seats :drink
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150403_162105.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150403_162105.jpg.html)

 That is a short throw shifter I picked up from late model resto, my thought was the throw would be shorter and maybe help clear the bench seat, dunno but I'll find out..

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150403_164023.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150403_164023.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150403_170454.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150403_170454.jpg.html)


 And just a shot of the cable, its basically just sitting in place. I need to finalize the hole in the firewall still and come up with a support piece for the fire wall to help prevent flexing.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150403_164059.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150403_164059.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: liljoe07 on April 04, 2015, 01:40:30 pm
Nice job!  :clap


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: Teddyzee on April 05, 2015, 11:24:19 am
Looks good!

I went through many handles for my Ranger.... The T5 placed the shifter about 9" rearward like yours. Eventually used a stock Mustang handle, straightened it, and I may have lengthened it slightly, too. And definitely bucket seats!

Great project.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 05, 2015, 02:23:30 pm
Well Im down to needing to drill the frame for the transmission cross member's new location. Top off fluids, oh and get the drive shaft shortened.

Last night I was able to get the cable finalized with firewall support piece. I made patch panels for the old shifter hole and the hole in the floor board where the clutch linkage used to go and welded them in. I also went through and re-routed wires behind the dash to be sure I have adequate clearance for the cable quadrant.

I found this gem while behind the dash, nice, lol

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150404_205830.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150404_205830.jpg.html)



I am thinking I may salvage the original shifter and adapt it to the new transmission, stealthy. Be able to retain the factory shift nob.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150404_175347.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150404_175347.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 05, 2015, 10:42:32 pm
Well, I believe for the time being the clutch cable is adjusted and finalized until I actually fire it up and take it for a test drive. I have the transmission cross member bolted in its new location.


 On to the carpet that has been waiting. I took the selective approach to sound deadening, Ive used this method with great results on a previous truck.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150405_160026.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150405_160026.jpg.html)


 Lets stuff some carpet in there
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150405_161809.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150405_161809.jpg.html)

 I knew I had those weights for some reason
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150405_165023.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150405_165023.jpg.html)


 Nice little trim ring was included with the carpet kit.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150405_170304.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150405_170304.jpg.html)


 And my hoping paid off. I ordered a carpet kit for an extended cab for this exact reason. I wanted the carpet to come up to the bottom of the rear window, all of which should help act as another sound barrier.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150405_182018.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150405_182018.jpg.html)


 Im not sure but I may just use the plastic push in trees or come up with a metal strip to finish the carpet edge off at the bottom of the window.
I also found those tin snips work great for cutting carpet.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 08, 2015, 07:37:08 pm
Picked up my drive shaft today. They ended up having to re-tube it. $175 out the door, Im not complaining. If anyone local is wondering I had drive line services in Eugene do it for me.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_141101.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_141101.jpg.html)

All buttoned up
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_151032.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_151032.jpg.html)



Ive been telling the wife how the garage has been a haze of welding and paint fumes, I didn't realize just how awesome it was until I took this picture, that's not snow in the garage. Now I know what my lungs look like :duh Guess I better starting airing it out a little better in there.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150406_184837.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150406_184837.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 08, 2015, 11:18:41 pm
 Was able to get everything buttoned up. Installed the seat, these pictures are all with the seat slid all the way back.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_185226.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_185226.jpg.html)



(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_185317.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_185317.jpg.html)



In reverse

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_185328.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_185328.jpg.html)



Wife said no buckets for awhile, so a little hillbilly engineering :drink

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Ford%20F100/20150408_190922.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Ford%20F100/20150408_190922.jpg.html)

The clutch seems to need a little more adjustment still, and I think I need to 'clearance' the shifter tower so I can get into first gear.

How tight should I adjust the clutch cable?


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: 289nate on April 09, 2015, 10:29:11 pm
Looking good!  I like the look of the original shifter handle.  Or you could check Lokar to see if they have anything that catches you eye.

The clutch adjustment will be easier to get a feel for once you're up and running.  I would start by setting it the closer to the minimum air gap requirement and go from there.



Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 18, 2015, 12:27:04 am
So I pulled my plugs and they are black and covered with soot.
Smells rich at idle, and apparently so. I am running autolite 3924's gapped at 40.
My carburetor is a QFT VS 680, the primaries are 68 and the secondary jets are 78. The idle air bleeds are 70 and I have the idle mixture screws slightly more that half turn out with a vacuum reading of 16.
I am running the comp cam 284HR.
Im wondering if I need to go to a bigger air bleed, or hotter spark plug, or should I be looking somewhere totally different?


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: juiced coupe on April 18, 2015, 06:53:45 am
I suspect that you have too much of the idle slot exposed.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on April 18, 2015, 11:29:05 am
Thank you. I will check and see.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on May 17, 2015, 11:52:30 pm
I replaced all the old front brake set up with new.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150516_144036.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150516_144036.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150516_161042.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150516_161042.jpg.html)

I then moved onto investigating the carburetor issue. I pulled it and made sure to set my primaries to "square", reinstalled with the idle mixture screws baselined at 1 1/2 turns out, I couldn't keep the truck idling without giving it gas. I ended up raising the curb idle screw.
There are a few things I need to look into further. My harmonic balancer bolt was loose kinda real loose. I need to make sure it hasn't moved on the crank. All in all I ended up with more questions at the end of the day then I started with. :hmmmm:
I need to nail down the timing again first.
Oh yeah and tomorrow is Monday already, where did the weekend go :rant


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on May 24, 2015, 06:59:00 pm
I have my base timing at 18 degrees.
My fuel pressure is set to 6.5lbs and I have a vacuum reading of 16in with the idle mix screws back at 1/2 turn out from bottom. I am still rich, should I look at adjusting the secondary plates? I have maybe 20 miles on the plugs and they are already getting dark.
If opening the secondary where should I start, how far open?

Hope everyone is enjoying their extended weekend :smile


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: juiced coupe on May 24, 2015, 07:14:06 pm
I set the primary plates on the bench, and leave them alone. I set idle speed with the secondary plates.

I'd also be tempted to open the carb and clean it really good. You'd be surprised at the junk that I've seen come out of them, even brand new ones.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on May 25, 2015, 02:35:42 pm
ok update.

I set the primary plates as small as it would go. I backed the curb idle screw all the way off the stop and there is less than square showing. I read up and saw you could put the secondary set screw in from the top so that's what I did and I have the idle set to 800-850 with the secondary, only by choice that's where I like it. It is pulling 16in vacuum and the idle mixture screws are still slightly over 1/2 turn out :hmmmm:

Some things I noticed though, it seems to idle cleaner, not so much gas smell and the throttle response is by far crisper. I am just curious why the idle mixture screws are still so far in?

Also Juiced, while I had it off I pulled the bowls and metering blocks off and blew out all the passages as well as the air bleeds on the main body. I pulled the air mixture screws out and blew those passages out as well. The bowls looked nice and clean no sediments in them.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on May 30, 2015, 11:08:47 am
Went out for a drive early this morning before everyone and their brother woke up and hit a roadside scale.
Truck weighed 3550 with a full tank. I was hoping I had it down closer to 3000, not much else to take out of it.
Hope to swap out gears before summer ends, and might take it to a show next week.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: garsten on May 30, 2015, 11:43:54 am
Went out for a drive early this morning before everyone and their brother woke up and hit a roadside scale.
Truck weighed 3550 with a full tank. I was hoping I had it down closer to 3000, not much else to take out of it.
Hope to swap out gears before summer ends, and might take it to a show next week.

hard to tell from the pics, but i'm gonna guess it's a short bed.  were you in the truck when it was weighed?

my short bed 68 f100 with a bbf weighs about 3650 with no driver.  i don't think they get much lighter until you start replacing steel with fiberglass.

you've done some very nice work, enjoy your truck.

cheers, cluade


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on May 30, 2015, 12:13:33 pm
Thanks Cluade.
Yes it is a short bed, and that weight is with no driver.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on June 14, 2015, 11:10:31 pm
I ordered a new ignition set up that should be here probably Tuesday.

Wanted to link this here incase I forget later.
http://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/07/05/swap-feat-upgrading-ford-9-inch-rear-axle-larger-gears/
Did a little looking and found I have a 31 spline axle. I think I might do a gear swap next.


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on June 19, 2015, 10:11:50 am
My recent project has been installing a new ignition box. The other night I figured I would get a start by pulling the old one out. A couple hours later I had the old one out and the new one in and fired the truck up on the first try, success! Last night the plan was to finalize wire placements and get everything mounted, box and coil, well then it turned into this....When I first acquired the truck the ignition box was bad so out it came and in went an aftermarket ignition. We cut and removed a bunch of unused wires in the process though there were still quite a bit left just cut and wrapped up. So I decided to trace all the cut wires back and remove them.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150618_195044.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150618_195044.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150618_220114.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150618_220114.jpg.html)



(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150618_220144.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150618_220144.jpg.html)



(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150618_220127.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150618_220127.jpg.html)



While I was in the cab chasing wires I removed my cracked dash pad, I have had a replacement for the last year and a half, and found this under the dash pad. I thought it was cool.



(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150618_210715.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150618_210715.jpg.html)



So, I went out to the garage to finalize the wiring and one thing led to another and it turned into a wire exorcism, and I didn't get the box or coil mounted like I wanted to :dunno ;D


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on June 25, 2015, 10:21:56 pm
Progress hasn't been a good as it could be, work has been busy not complaining just limits truck time. I also had my 9 year anniversary yesterday, crazy how time flies. I still find her attractive so I guess I'll keep her around for another 9 years  ;D

 So a couple updates. For the most part I finished up my wiring for now, its not professional level by any means but I like what I accomplished with what I had.


 I chose not to put a loom directly on the wires like it came with from the factory, instead I used zip ties, a lot of zip ties lol, to loom and route the wires as neatly as I could.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150623_202222.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150623_202222.jpg.html)


I put my braided loom back on to clean up the appearance some. My wires run slightly different than they did before so my loom doesn't quite fit like it did prior.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150623_203753.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150623_203753.jpg.html)


 I was also able to address the bad u joint. When I pulled the drive shaft one of the cups just fell to the floor, I picked it up and looked at it and something was missing....

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150624_203522.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150624_203522.jpg.html)

 So I scooped some of the grease out and realized the needle bearings had turned into a fine grain sand texture in a grease paste, the biggest piece being about the size of a ball point pen. Wheel hop= bad..


 Bad picture but that shiny stuff is whats left of the needle bearings.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150624_203421.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150624_203421.jpg.html)

So I need to replace the u joint and she'll be a runner again.


 Oh yeah and its hotter than Hades in Oregon today, that's it for the weather report. Stay frosty my friends  :party


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on August 03, 2015, 11:13:42 pm
My brother is getting rid of his 76 F100, so I helped him pull his motor and a few other things he wanted out of it. I scored a straight front bumper and....

before
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150802_112855.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150802_112855.jpg.html)

After
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150803_184613.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150803_184613.jpg.html)

275/60/15 all around. Side by side they looked an inch shorter than my previous tires. They give the truck a more square look IMO.
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/20150803_184552.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/20150803_184552.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: RunninHorse on August 04, 2015, 10:37:20 pm
Nice work.  That's a good looking truck!


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on September 01, 2015, 12:59:09 am
Nice work.  That's a good looking truck!
Thank you.

Well, I had the wing window and wind shield gaskets replaced last Friday, not something I wanted to attempt myself :whistling:

I finally pulled the trigger on 4.11 gears and a LSD. I plan on installing it all over this extended weekend.

I also found out I need to roll my fender lip as it has been kissing the side of the rear tires a bit :rant Should be an easy fix just haven't gotten around to doing it yet.

I hope everyone gets to enjoy their labor day weekend, stay safe and have fun, if you cant do both then have fun :rock


Title: Re: 74 F100
Post by: blue04.5 on August 08, 2016, 02:56:17 am
Evening all.
Little update since I posted last. I've since swapped a crown vic front suspension under my truck and installed a camber kit and dropped the front about an inch. The truck now sits on 18x10.5 inch wheels with 285/40/18 at all four corners.  I ended up having to stretch the bedsides about 2 inches rack side to clear the wheel/tire combo. About a month ago I bought a 8.8 with 3.73 gears out of an 08 mustang gt that I plan to run as a three link setup under my truck. It should be fun.

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160617_105619.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160617_105619.jpg.html)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm254/FORD_PSD/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160709_083226.jpg) (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/FORD_PSD/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160709_083226.jpg.html)