1970 Ford F250 Explorer

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:14

I ended up driving out to Peyton yesterday to get a replacement exhaust manifold for the truck. A guy out there is parting out a bunch of 70's ford trucks and he gave it to me for free. I did buy a set of heads for my dad's truck from him for $40.

I hope to get the manifold installed on Friday.
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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby speedjunkie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14

Nice, what a great deal!

And your dad will finally get his truck up and running, just before winter haha.

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14

That's the hope although he will still need to have the heads rebuilt since they are 40 years old.
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[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby speedjunkie » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14

Was that the only problem he had with that engine? After I posted that I was thinking there were problems with the block too but maybe I'm misremembering.

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Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14

speedjunkie wrote:Was that the only problem he had with that engine? After I posted that I was thinking there were problems with the block too but maybe I'm misremembering.

The shop told him that the block might be cracked but I would be really surprised if that was the case. The Ford FE blocks are hard to kill. The heads can crack between the valves if overheated.
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:14

I started working on my truck over the weekend. I was installing the exhaust manifold. I got it set in plan and all the bolts started then I climbed underneath the tighten things down. Laying under the truck, I found a black widow web 6" from my head. that ended working on my truck for the weekend, lol. I set off a bug bomb under the hood and pressure washed the underside of the truck.
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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby speedjunkie » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:14

HAHA

Why didn't you just set the truck and the whole neighborhood on fire? That's the only way you can be really sure.

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby Huzer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:14

Black widows are friendly little suckers. I just relocate them when I find em.

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14

I spent the day on Saturday working on the truck. I cleaned up the oil pan and replaced the gasket. I had to raise the motor to get the pan out. When the motor was raised up I found that the motor mounts were original and they fell apart. The previous owner didn't replace the mounts when they swapped the motor. I also started to repair the fiberglass fan shroud. New oil and oil filter are in the truck as well.

To get the motor started:
-Finish getting the exhaust manifold hooked up
-finish the fan shroud
-install upper radiator hose and fill with coolant
-top off the tranny fluid

I'm guessing I have one more day at most to get the truck going. I probably have one to two additional days finish up some of the other projects.
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14

I'm hoping to spend some time on the truck tomorrow afternoon so I can get closer to starting it.
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:14

Being sick and having a sick family has killed most of the truck progress.
I did pull the fiberglass fan shroud and start to repair some cracks and holes. I need to sand the patches and paint it so I can get it put back in.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1970 Ford F250 Explorer

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:14

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My truck is running. I still have to get the exhaust bolts tighter and figure out the belt squeak. I also need to add tranny fluid.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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