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by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb heat riser fabrication
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Carb heat riser fabrication

I feel so LOVED on this forum...lets just have a group hug.... :D Thanks for the encouragment and thoughts--but my inner holes diameter are MUCH larger than the holes in the gasket I used for a template-- How long of bolts did you use for the two inner holes? I can feel threads to the very edge but ...
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb heat riser fabrication
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Carb heat riser fabrication

my complicated issues are that the two holes closest to the block on bottom of my intake manifold are apparently much larger than the holes in the block-off plate I made. If I enlarge the holes, the bolt heads will be too close to the block to get anything but an open end wrench to try to tighten th...
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb heat riser fabrication
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Carb heat riser fabrication

I am unable to use my heater hose/block off plate/Intake heater due to some complicated issues so ...... I have the EFI manifolds on my 300 and was wondering if anyone has fabbed up a heat shield to put around rear exh pipe where it exits the manifold then run a 1.5" or 2" piece of thinwal...
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

This afternoon the front spring shocks are successfully installed with zero adverse affect on alignment and producing a 1" lift to the front of truck as measured from hub center to bottom of wheel well on front fender before/after. Did not realize how bad shocks had gotten!!front rides nice now...
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

Got the front spring/shocks in mail yesterday from JCWhitney--will try to install this week. Going to measure camber pre and post as well as hub to fender well height pre and post. Let you know as well as post pics...D
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

JC WHitney Pn for the Gabriel front spring/shocks is: 1JA 851976 Gabriel # is still 34058 WIll let you all know how it goes--will probably take before and after pics as well as have caster/camber measured at alignment shop just for curiosity sake...be 7-10 days before they all get here...DOUG
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bronco Roll Bar question--kinda obscure..?
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Bronco Roll Bar question--kinda obscure..?

This bar came out of a '78 or '79 Bronco fullsize w/300ci (F150 style body-- NOT The old style Bronco). It is a black hoop with white "kickers" or braces to the fender wells. It has no light tabs on it and is made of 5 peices total--(two uprights and one cross bar plus the two kickers.) It...
by 56mulberry
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dipstick swap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Dipstick swap?

I had this issue on a Ford Ranger 4cyl once with a substitute dipstick because the dipstick tube broke and yada yada yada--and solved like AB said except for this added step-- Do a full correct oil change --MINUS ONE QUART--let it sit overnight so I knew it was dribbled down completely and marked th...
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake heater--my interpretation...
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Intake heater--my interpretation...

Do you think it's possible that the threads pulled out near the end of the hole? If the holes are larger than the gasket itself, something definitely isn't right. On the other hand, your bolts just may not be long enough. IIRC, mine were about four to six inches in length. I'll take a look at the m...
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

OK--we found aset of Gabriel rear spring shocks on Ebay for $36 and ordered those for rear --was gonna anyways because rear shocks are shot (front and rears original to truck!). And JCWhitney has best price so far on the #34058 fronts for $70.99 a pair. We are going with luckyman's F-150 experience ...
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake heater--my interpretation...
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Intake heater--my interpretation...

off idle stumble due to too cool air--no stovepipe heat from exh manifold--lotsa condensation when cool-will prolly freeze in winter. Got efi heads--need to heat cavity under carb on intake since stck log is off.
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

Looks like that front spring shock would be the way to go and prolly get 1-2" lift out of it. BUT nobody around here does I-beam alignments anymore. I am just wondering how off it would be with that amount of a boost? 1-2 degrees?

DOUG
by 56mulberry
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake heater--my interpretation...
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Intake heater--my interpretation...

I am thinking that ideally I would like to use flexible 1/2' copper line on it--I tapped it at 1/2'NPT so I can play with it re: fittings. My "back" (near block) two bolt holes are def not same size as "front"(away from block) one. Holes are much larger--actually larger than the ...
by 56mulberry
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

OK--so a couple hours of research 2 nights in a row brings me to this question--according to several websites you CAN buy a camber bushing for 77 F100--but I am thinking I-beam has to be bent so not sure of accuracy of that sales pitch--I am going to ask my Tire/alighnment guy tomorrow--and see if h...
by 56mulberry
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake heater--my interpretation...
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Intake heater--my interpretation...

Here is link to progress: http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/56mulberry/IntakeHEaterBlock-offplate009Medium.jpg The problem I am now having is determining the size of the two bolts that are closest to engine block--ANybody know what diameter they are (not the hole in gasket which is same as par...
by 56mulberry
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

Yeah, tried fab-tech--there is no "cheap" way to raise the truck..

I have a 95 Mazda Miata and ran into the same problem trying to lower it--there is really only one right way to do it--and it costs a good bit of $$$.
by 56mulberry
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

Re: "lifting" a 2WD...?

Seems like something like this would mess up camber (create too much positive?) but could it be aligned out? Or would it be an issue? We just looking for about 2".....Am I whining? :? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-1979-FORD-F100-F150-Front-3%22-COIL-LIFT-KIT-2X4-2WD_W0QQitemZ370265739451Q...
by 56mulberry
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "lifting" a 2WD...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4277

"lifting" a 2WD...?

We have entertained the idea of putting a slight "lift" on our 77 F-100 2WD to give it a little bit of a "Pre-Runner" look. Its a white shortbed, black wheels and AT tires and may be putting a modded FUllsize 2nd Gen Doug Thorley showbar/rollbar for daylighters.....anyways.... My...
by 56mulberry
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake heater--my interpretation...
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Intake heater--my interpretation...

So my machinist friend heard I was making an intake plate and said " come by the shop its slow to day"--gotta love guys with CNC's and time on their hands.....here is where we ended up... 8) http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/56mulberry/IntakeHEaterBlock-offplate001Medium.jpg http://i...
by 56mulberry
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: An exhaust question.
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: An exhaust question.

I learned the LOUD=NOT SO FAST ALWAYS lesson on a 1992 Honda CBR600--my buddy took his stock bike to DAytona bikeweek and did a dyno pull for 94 HP (and I forget the torque #'s). Then pulled off stock exhaust and replace the airbox with open pod individual K&N's, did a Dynojet stage 3 jet kit, a...
by 56mulberry
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clutch travel/adjustment issue
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Clutch travel/adjustment issue

' 77 F-100 shortbed 300ci, Hurst 3spd on floor, 3:1 rearend, 156K, orignal clutch Q: clutch engages VERY far out in travel (I think) --as in the last 1-2" or so. If I try to adjust it (lengthen rod) it would make this worse and cause slip. SHortening it would pull rod away from fork--no good. A...
by 56mulberry
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: An exhaust question.
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: An exhaust question.

I have a 77F-100 300ci SHort bed w/EFi exh manifolds and 2 1/4" pipes dual to a Full Boar 2" Dual IN/Dual OUT muffler that has twin tailpipes then exitting (sp?) behind driver door in front of rear wheel--looks very retro/SVT Lightning truck style....IS it luod? Yup. but does it soound KIL...
by 56mulberry
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seat Swap Options for 1977?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Seat Swap Options for 1977?

Looks like I might have answered own question: 73-96......--doncha love it it when folks use forums to think out loud??? :hmmm:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/36494 ... ricks.html

Nice thread for 73-79 owners.....
by 56mulberry
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seat Swap Options for 1977?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Seat Swap Options for 1977?

Maybe up through 1991 has same brackets and floor bolt spacing? Seems like a lot of aftermarket seats are same application from 73-91......DOUG
by 56mulberry
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100

Mirrors are on and look work great--only problem was hole pattern was narrower for the OEM style big mirror mounts compared to smaller OEM "sport" mirror mounts--so plugged extra hole in white truck door with a 39 cent white plastic plug from home depot for now and a little clear silicon (...
by 56mulberry
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seat Swap Options for 1977?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Seat Swap Options for 1977?

My '77 F-100 has a broken-down-springed vinyl-covered bench (no head rest) seat in it from a '74. I earlier removed the cloth/contoured/fold-down armrest/lumbar supported upgrade somone had put in it due to stain/odor/color-mismatch issues (PO was a cigar smoker). I know that seat was from at least ...
by 56mulberry
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Steering Wheel Question
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Steering Wheel Question

Our 77 F-100 was a non-PS, non-PB model. We installed PS on it in Jan/Feb which is working great. BUT--the old steering wheel which was necessary wiyhout the PS is eroding and comes off black on our hands whenever it is humid out--I guess the old plastic is shot. I would like to replace it with a ne...
by 56mulberry
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100

Will do--they are on backorder----$37.35 free shipping.....D
by 56mulberry
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100

I know exactly which ones your talking about with the U-shaped bracket--I will look at local yard as well as on the way home sitting in folks yards--be suprised what you can buy if you just ask. NO, we did not do the spring shocks--after building the bumper/hitch--and putting trailer on it it did no...
by 56mulberry
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Exterior mirrors on 77 F-100

We have the small OEM "sport" mirrors on our 1977 F-100 Custom--the pass side recently broke and we had already been wanting to upgrade to the larger style truck mirrors (similar to what came on 80-96 F150.) Just not sure if they will fit door contours/mounting holes/etc. Anybody else swap...
by 56mulberry
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Re: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!

Put a cooler on it off of a 2001 Excursion in Junk yard for $20--then found out Autozone sells "CompressorWorks" brand, looks the same as mine, for $19.99--But anyways all better now--has been good for over a month--DOUG
by 56mulberry
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

I found that Monroe also offers a similar product at a similar price as Gabriel's--AM definitely going with that coil spring/shock combo--because we still have original 1977 shocks on it too!!! and they need replacing.
by 56mulberry
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

That must be the coil over someone else mentioned--and I agree with you all that we are not wanting to overload an axle...but want to be certain we can carry at least what an F150 can carry. I don't think there is much else different in the rear suspension than the springs is there?
by 56mulberry
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

Anybody tried the "Add-a-Leaf" type like Rough Country or siimilar?
by 56mulberry
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

Those Timbrens look very cool--are they expensive? I think a set of F150 springs would be the easiest way to go. I imagine any year would fit as long as width is good? I am sure 73-79 would be fine to search it out. On that note--what is the actual spec on payload for SWB F100? vs same model F150? A...
by 56mulberry
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3466

Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?

My son is going to start driving his '77 F100 on Monday--he turns 16. He mows a lot of yards--about 20 per week--and has been using my full size Chevy to pull his trailer which is a 12' single axle with a commercial grade Z-turn mower, weedeater, blower etc.. We built a custom hitch w/2" reciever th...
by 56mulberry
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radius Arm Bushings
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

I have 2 bolts on sides of bracket into frame rail and one bolt into crossmember --Only has one rivet in bottom of bracket where it wraps under frame rail--rivet goes up through bracket into bottom of frame rail. Ordered a set of Moog bushings today--am going to replace this weekend probably--DOU
by 56mulberry
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

It does that OK now--definitely different sound at full lock both ways--sounded normal for older style PS to me. Am going to try the cooler and see if it helps. DOUG
by 56mulberry
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Is this adjustable then I wonder on this truck? Or could it have just still had some air in it from not driving it a lot yet? The only adjustment I noticed when rebuilding was the backlash screw/nut for the steering wheel re-centering which we did not change as it was good after install. If it is ad...
by 56mulberry
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

"bypass"? please define...new term for me. The PS works great since we installed it EXCEPT for the first night it quit after about 30 mins but then was OK after sitting--I just figureed air from new install. Then on Sunday it worked great all day then quit for the second time--then worked Ok after s...
by 56mulberry
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

OK--PS hung again and quit working yesterday after driving in warm weather for 2 60 mins. Am wondering if it is boiling/foaming/overheating possibly and creating an air lock? Turned truck off for 5 mins and it worked fine and has since... Friend picked up a PS cooler from a early 2000's Ford Explore...
by 56mulberry
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radius Arm Bushings
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

sounds like grinding off rivets and bolt replacement is easy way out--someone said #9 bolts----why not grade #8? Thanks DOUG
by 56mulberry
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radius Arm Bushings
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Radius Arm Bushings

Anybody done this? Is there an easy way? Looking to change them out on both sides--they are dried out cracked and shrunken resulting in play in both wheels. Thanks DOUG

PS On a 77 F100 2wd SWB
by 56mulberry
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Happened on a friend two days ago who was looking for a new tranny cooler for his Jeep Cherokee--guess what? it it @10" long and @ 2" wide does a single "U" and is 3/8" line....gonna check on that also. Regarding oil cooler from bike--I wasn't thinking of the great big kind like an old Katana or som...
by 56mulberry
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

I was thinking of using a motorcycle oil cooler from an air/oil cooled bike--like you usually see mounted right behind the forks on front of frame? Any opposition to this? DOUG
by 56mulberry
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering is ALIVE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Power Steering is ALIVE!!!

We put the PS into 1977 F100 (that never had it before...) last SUnday we finished. Took two hours to yank out old steering box and steering column--and 6 hrs to install all of new including rewiring the column. Started it up and other than a little leak around the backlash/re-center locknut/setscre...
by 56mulberry
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anybody have pics of.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4078

here is mine--stock intake, EFI exh mani's, Carter YF w/ a custom carb spacer and vacuum port.......on 1977 F-100


http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/56mulberry/?action=view&current=ImportedPhotos00002Small.jpg
by 56mulberry
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How many miles does your 300 have?
Replies: 37
Views: 7332

I had a 1968 SWB F100 3spd 240ci with 312,000 on it whan I bought it in 1995 and 435,000 when I sold it 1998 all origianl except clutch--didnt smoke, drip or burn oil. wish I had it back now......Our 1977 F100 300ci has 155K and origianl clutch--just barely!--still a baby......D
by 56mulberry
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Problem w/ Oil leak
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

New OEM distributor shaft o-ring with very snug fit......I truly don't think that's it.. Next step is to try to RTV/or some oilproof sealant around shaft???? BTW One thing I noticed which could be a clue.....Once I ran "correct" manifold vacuum to PCV valve, the truck dies instantly if I pull the tu...
by 56mulberry
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: ?
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Sorry meant to "reply" not "new topic".... :oops: