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post #61 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 11:29 AM
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Thanks. I love those years of ford pickups. My daughter has a 78 f150 4x4. The 390 in my eyes was very under rated and provided excellent tq and horsepower. When you need a engine let me know.I enjoy building them. Those years are getting tougher to find in this area. Hang on to that Beauty!
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post #62 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 11:39 AM
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2 x 4 x 7500 = 60,000 / 12 = 5,000 ft per minute piston speed! That is Impressive!

I've no idea what is consider the "upper limit" nowadays?
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I take it thats faster than klr?
Oh Yeah, by nearly 1000 fpm.

2 x 3.2677 x 7500 = 49,015.5 / 12 = 4084.625 fpm of piston speed for the KLR. Used to be considered fairly high, especially for a single cylinder.

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post #63 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 02:35 PM
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Not sure what’s good on drag motor. I’ll do some digging.
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post #64 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 04:10 PM
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Thanks. I love those years of ford pickups. My daughter has a 78 f150 4x4. The 390 in my eyes was very under rated and provided excellent tq and horsepower. When you need a engine let me know.I enjoy building them. Those years are getting tougher to find in this area. Hang on to that Beauty!
I'm glad you like it. I'm the third owner, with my daughter's friends having purchased from the estate of the original owner. I also have the original purchase documents as well as mechanical/repair and accessory receipts going back to '73. It shows that it had a 360 on the purchase order but then I've got the receipts from a machine/auto repair shop in Bend, OR that says it was rebuilt to a 390. I don't know what that entails. The guy in Morton, near Seattle, who rebuilt the seats also did work for Seahawks owner Paul Allen, now deceased.

I bought it to have an old beater truck but then, well, you know how that goes. I started fixing it up and had a difficult time getting control of myself. The friend who owns the body ship where it was painted took it down to near bare metal and there was no rust anywhere with the body straight. I learned that is was classified as a "heavy half" when I was working on the front and rear drum brakes. The shoe kits I got from Napa were not right because I told them it was a half ton 4x4. Turns out that it has 3/4-1 ton brakes.

The sad state is that most of these old beauties have simply rotted away, especially in the mid-west and rust belt states. My friends in our local Saints Car Club tell me the same thing as you, to hang onto it.

You daughter probably has a C6 automatic in her 150. I had one years ago. This one has the old 4 speed granny gear manual.

Excuse me rest of forum members. I should have sent this as a PM to Steve and will do for any other posts.

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post #65 of 78 Old 05-18-2020, 04:13 PM
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I'm glad you like it. I'm the third owner, with my daughter's friends having purchased from the estate of the original owner. I also have the original purchase documents as well as mechanical/repair and accessory receipts going back to '73. It shows that it had a 360 on the purchase order but then I've got the receipts from a machine/auto repair shop in Bend, OR that says it was rebuilt to a 390. I don't know what that entails. The guy in Morton, near Seattle, who rebuilt the seats also did work for Seahawks owner Paul Allen, now deceased.

I bought it to have an old beater truck but then, well, you know how that goes. I started fixing it up and had a difficult time getting control of myself. The friend who owns the body ship where it was painted took it down to near bare metal and there was no rust anywhere with the body straight. I learned that is was classified as a "heavy half" when I was working on the front and rear drum brakes. The shoe kits I got from Napa were not right because I told them it was a half ton 4x4. Turns out that it has 3/4-1 ton brakes.

The sad state is that most of these old beauties have simply rotted away, especially in the mid-west and rust belt states. My friends in our local Saints Car Club tell me the same thing as you, to hang onto it.

You daughter probably has a C6 automatic in her 150. I had one years ago. This one has the old 4 speed granny gear manual.

Excuse me rest of forum members. I should have sent this as a PM to Steve and will do for any other posts.
No 4spd also It had a worn 429 so we did up fresh 460.
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post #66 of 78 Old 05-19-2020, 11:03 PM
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I had a 77 F250 Ranger Custom. It was fire engine red inside and out even the seat was red.
It had a 300 straight six and the big low geared four speed tranny.
It was one of the best trucks I ever owned. Sadly it rusted away in twelve years.
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post #67 of 78 Old 05-20-2020, 03:07 AM
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I have been riding my bicycle a lot. To pass the time away I decided to do some rebuilding on my bicycle pumps. I replaced the hoses on the Goldenrod, the Silca Pista, and the Meidai Top Super. The pump heads were replaced on all three of those, too. A new Silca leather cup is coming for the Meidai; its cup is shot. The Hurricane Team didn't need anything, fortunately. It's a peesashit that I love to hate. Works every time. I'm looking for a mini-Schrader head for it that will fit on the stupid BMW's rear wheel where the fine German engineer fell in lust with his dog. And the Big-Boy - pffft. Not worth working on. It always works, too, but it's really not sexy at all. Kind of plain, like Pat Nixon.

Today I build a special-purpose shelf to store them. Got it primed today, paint and install tomorrow.

The Meidai needs a lead washer to seal its hose to the cast-iron base. Right now it is working with one of my neoprene-faced steel drain plug washers, but it looks like ass. I got the Lee lead pot out on Saturday and cast up a 3/4" X 4" lead slug in a section of copper pipe. The copper pipe was removed from the casting. I need to chuck it up in the lathe and make lead washers. Is that stupid, or what? A 4" slug ought to make a lifetime supply.

Shit, it's better than doing jigsaw puzzles.

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post #68 of 78 Old 05-20-2020, 05:02 AM
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Watched this documentary last night and thought it was quite good:

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post #69 of 78 Old 05-20-2020, 09:27 AM
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got the torsion spring and gaskets on order to upgrade my eagle mike doo to the torsion version on my Gen1. I also need to rebuild petcock. If the stuff arrives I will be wrenching memorial day weekend. looking forward to it.


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post #70 of 78 Old 05-20-2020, 10:22 AM
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Got the valve job done on my extra cylinder head, now have to do the math and order new shims.

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