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by CoupeBoy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I should have asked.

Which of my many projects did you want an update on?
by CoupeBoy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I’ll have to review where I left off.
I’m just putting miles on it now and doing maintenance repairs until I get it into the shop for paint.

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by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info

I left out a few details.. I had looked at those diagrams already, and they are only good for NON-turbo cars. Here's the pic for the 1980 ignition where it only shows 2 connectors, yellow strain has 3. 1980_Mustang_Wiring.jpg Here's the rest of what I've looked at, I left it off because I thought it...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info

I'm trying to find information on the 'right way' to wire up a yellow strain Duraspark II ignition box. This box would have been used in 79-81 Mustangs with the carb turbo 2.3L i4 cars. I can find the diagrams that work for blue and red, but not yellow. I'm working on an old school method for how to...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT

Powerband, is that your install? I picked up a 3.8L v6 turbo setup over the weekend, but I couldn't remember who had actually done the install. If it is yours... 1. What did you do for timing control? 2. Did you ever put a hood on the car? I thought about installing mine parallel to the intake. http...
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 15461

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Let me tell you... Actual work on the car has been non-existent due to other projects, namely a 1978 Scout II that I am repairing the rust on. On the scout, so far I've removed the rust from and rebuilt the passenger rocker panel, and the inner/outer wheel arches. Earlier this week, I cut out the ru...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber

About a month ago I bought (3) YF clones off ebay, stored for when I find time for my next project. I will likely use them on a 250, I've got one sitting on the shop floor. I was also looking at these the other day wondering if they would work. maXpeedingrods 44 IDF Carb Carburetor With Air Horn for...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber

With any single center mounted carb, you are going to have fuel distribution related issues.
Also you didn't mention whether you were going with a 32/36 or a 38/38 as your weber of choice.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: I Recurve DUI Distributors
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: I Recurve DUI Distributors

Is that only for DUI brand, or will you also work on the generic HEI based ones that you can buy on amazon/ebay?
by CoupeBoy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: REGISTRATION TIPS, RULES & REGULATIONS, or HELP
Topic: Can’t read a PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

Re: Can’t read a PM

When that PM was sent out, it accidentally was sent to a group instead of an individual. The information contained in the PM wasn't intended for me or you, so I contacted Perry (1966Mustang) and let him know. Perry was able to remove the read permissions for the PM from the database. So it sucks tha...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Small 6 swapping and mixing parts conundrum.
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: Small 6 swapping and mixing parts conundrum.

I really want to get back to that i6/SBF adapter. I think it would be much better as a CNC machined part. Look at your chunk of material. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/xecute/36766659lg.jpg Now if I were to get a 1/2" thick piece of aluminum and offset recess the i6 and SBF patterns, I...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I'm pretty sure this is the exact one I'm using at home.
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by CoupeBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Between the window frame and the exterior sheet metal there is a paper gasket of some sort, when I was cleaning I did use a metal dental pick set to dig down deep under there and I snagged it. But the outside edge was always sealed with some sort of caulk. I've never used Vulkem, I ordered some from...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

The Scout(s) are my wife's requested project. She was the one who wanted a convertible (full removable top) 4x4. I am but a humble servant with hands... I do still have the 63.5 Falcon Convertible, which is drivable, but also waiting its turn to be pretty... The orange scout runs (ish) and drives (w...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Only 2


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Do you know anything about Thermoquads?

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I picked these 2 up at the beginning is September.
The real goal is to use the powertrain out of the orange (more rusty) one in the brown (less rusty) one.

IH Scout II's came from the factory with wheel well rust...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Well, you sure don't take the easy way out. There was an easy way? :bang: I plan on rebuilding every last thing on this truck, I've been researching how to make my own bearing races. Those NoDak winters have kept you plenty productive. A majority of my winter was actually spent cleaning my shop, no...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I dropped the ball on updates here.. In August 2016, the 400 suffered a very sudden loss of oil pressure. I got the truck home and made it sit in the corner (shelterbelt) until this Spring, February to be precise. It still ran and drove, and only knocked when warm under acceleration.. so I drove it ...
by CoupeBoy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Watts Link Question
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: Watts Link Question

I'll have to go look at that Mumford info more closely. From what I remember; with the "right" setup, you can set the toll center BELOW the surface of the road.

After seeing the I tail setup, I always wondered if the additional engineering would be noticeable by an amateur like myself.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?

Sorry for the late reply. Chad, you never asked ME about lift brackets.. I can cut some of these if you need a set. For the rear, I designed this one. I didn't know about the one for automatics. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/FordSix/Small%20Six%20Lift%20Brackets/IMG_1220...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Bonding on Quarter Panel Skins

Perry, did you ever do this? After I picked up the 1965 Mustang Parts car back in 2015. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/1965%20Mustang%20Coupe/09082015_BringingHome/IMG_6144_zpsvsx0hhyi.jpg Last Fall, I picked up a pair of Scott Drake Quarter Panel Skins. http://i689.photo...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

yes
by CoupeBoy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle
Replies: 36
Views: 3982

Re: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle

There are a couple guys on the Facebook group "Ford Falcon Owners Group" that are putting Rancheros onto Explorer frames.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle
Replies: 36
Views: 3982

Re: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle

I have the same predicament (fewer dogs) Me, wife, 2 kids. My wife made the request that she can drive around topless, which ruled out any "newer" Bronco or Blazer. That narrowed my available list to Scouts (80/800/II), First gen Blazers ('67-72), and Early Broncos I still want an early Br...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

Have you checked out?
Classic Services Restoration Parts (CSRP)

Complete kits, all parts included.
Used to be a member on here a long time ago as "degins".
by CoupeBoy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

My wife drives our 1968 Mustang all the time (14,000 miles last year ) with non-power drum brakes at all 4 corners.
It all has to do with level of comfort.
by CoupeBoy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

I've gelled up diesels with #2 during previous winters, tractors. My pickup has a 6.0L diesel and once the high temps fall below and stay below freezing (32f) I only run winter blend or #1. I'd actually love to find some soy (biodiesel) as it is the very best injector cleaner recommended on the powe...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

Millions of cars have front disk with rear drum, either power or manual.
When you convert you will have power or non-power front AND rear. There is no separating the brake system.
There are a lot of kits available for your conversion.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

I've seen a few of the diesels for sale, this guy has 2 for rebuildable cores. I want to be able to drive the Scout any time of the year, and the old diesels are not all that great when its -15f. SD33T diesel - $750 (Minneapolis) -- craigslist https://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_5LPDoZL6h7q_1200x900...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

Found and bought another one, no snoozing this time. 1979 Scout II -- Fargo Craigslist The 1979 F-150 park next to it is not for sale, its a long bed step side 300/3OTT. (I tried) Ulen1.jpg Ulen2.jpg I took cash, a car trailer, 5 gallons of fresh gas, and a fully charged AGM battery. It popped off r...
by CoupeBoy
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ekonokrate MPG figures......
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Ekonokrate MPG figures......

Glorious junkers are at my dads house south of Jamestown ND.
by CoupeBoy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ekonokrate MPG figures......
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Ekonokrate MPG figures......

Those numbers are impressive, especially for a box on wheels.
mutt wrote:But theres no parts models in the junk yards.
I know where there are a couple down south of you in Nodakia.
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by CoupeBoy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: body panel help
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: body panel help

I haven't welded them in yet, but I bought a pair of wheel arch repair and passenger cab corner panels for my old crew cab from a company called Tabco The body lines seem to fit together nicely. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/OFCC/1975%20F250%20CCSB/20160321_BoxBackOn/IMG...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone got a dimensional drawing for....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Anyone got a dimensional drawing for....?

I'm going to need some sort of spacer raise the upper intake to clear a tall valve cover to clear a roller valve-train that will wind up stupidly tall (because stupidly tall is the best compromise for what I'm trying to do). If I'm gonna make a spacer I may as well go the extra 10% and use O-rings ...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone got a dimensional drawing for....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Anyone got a dimensional drawing for....?

I've got that info.. and CAD files to go with it. I don't have actual measurements, but I could pull them from the drawings. rectangular openings or 1.625" round hole openings. Cutting a Throttle body Spacer that is thick, like 1" wouldn't be too much of a problem. Started on headers and e...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

And I snoozed a little too long, the other Scouts sold this morning.
Life lessons about craigslist.. move fast, or forget about it.

-ron
by CoupeBoy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

We had been shopping for a 4x4 with 4 seats, space for the dog, with a full removable top. That limited us to first gen Blazers, Broncos, and any Scout. Jeeps were not considered due to family bias. (although a Willy's would have been considered had one showed up) And the one I got was free from Dad...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 7569

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

I'm taking a break from Bronco shopping.. of course I'm lying. Who could resist finding this locally? Not me, if it were local, I'd have hauled it home already. First Gen bronco - $100 (Topeka) https://images.craigslist.org/01717_86hNSN22jii_1200x900.jpg But I did find a distraction.. and sadly I do...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 250 c4 on a 200?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: 250 c4 on a 200?

Swap on the correct bellhousing.
Use the 200 flexplate/reinforcement ring.
Use the 200 torque converter.

You will be good to go.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Vintage Inlines T-shirt and sticker interest
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Vintage Inlines T-shirt and sticker interest

Interested, any idea what the image(s) would be?
by CoupeBoy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Anybody know how rare Mike's AL heads are?
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Anybody know how rare Mike's AL heads are?

matcox83 wrote:I know of a foundry that states they made between 140-150 castings for Mike. My intention is to bring the head back to the market for those of us that never got the chance to buy one.
Maybe we can get a 'Like' button?

140-150?? I thought that there were maybe 20-30 of these sold ever.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 ford six -2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: 300 ford six -2016

*if* the 300 had continued, by now I'd think that it would be much more modern. Re-engineer to be cast aluminum instead of cast iron to lose some weight. Crossflow heads with multiple valves and hemispherical chambers. Yes, i'd like to have thought that they would split the heads into 2 separate pie...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

It isn't suggestions or criticism that I don't like, it is when a sub-topic side tracks a main thread, and that sub-topic deserves a larger audience and should be dealt with on its own that I don't like. The gap between the bumper and tail gate is much less than a stock bumper. Take a peak at these ...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I've been making progress on custom bumpers. I finally got the previous owners front brackets torched off, it did a little damage to my frame horns, but nothing terribly worse than what the PO had done. His holes had been torched through the frame. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/aut...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

I was not looking for an AS when I found this one. The Crew Cab I had been searching for quite a while. The 400 may or may not be a decent engine, but it lived a short lifespan only from 1972-1982, and from what I've read they are supposed to be good low RPM torque motors, but also they have a reput...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

A guy with a Ford PowerStroke and an Airstream... Sounds like I might need to pick your brain. This was the day I brought it home July 2015. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/Campers/Airstream/1971%20Sovereign/CleanOut07052015/IMG_4629_zpsx0rsbkt0.jpg In my free time, I've been working...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 15461

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

After not finding the flasher, I pulled the dash/gauge pod. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/OFCC/1975%20F250%20CCSB/20160719_FixingFuelLine/IMG_6221_zpsh1zaszcc.jpg And then still not finding the flasher, I pulled the light switch. No flasher, but I did find an interesting...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

There are so many different things going on here.. 4 wheel guys use undercoating or truck bed liner to rubberize everything, if done properly it will starve the underlying metal of oxygen which should prevent the metal from rusting, can be 1/8-3/16" thick. epoxy, acrylic, enamel are all painted...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I am not experienced or knowledgeable on frame refinishing. But here is what is going to happen. Epoxy paint. Black or silver. Or powder coat. No rubberized coatings. When I called the powder coated here in Fargo he quoted me 300-$500 to sandblast and coat the frame. When I asked why such a swing in...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7017

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

I am test driving the color for now. After I get done making all my modifications I will sandblast the frame and paint it a final color. One of the nice things about any color frame paint is that now when I lean over or work under the truck, I am not getting rust on my clothes or in my eye, or break...

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