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by bigredsix
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

summer's back.. so is my problem! hahahahaaa.. stalled out on the (ex) wife a few weeks ago.. but that's what she gets for leaving me.. anyways, got it towed home fine. had the same symptoms. would idle horrible then as soon as you hit the gas it would die. got it home. rolled off the tow truck.. ra...
by bigredsix
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

well, seems to be running fine. mixed in 5 gallons of ethanol free 87.. we'll see if the problem persists.
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

yes it does. i unplugged it years ago.. guess i should plug it back in. was told that it doesn't do much.. APPARENTLY i'm wrong!! :bang: but i drove the truck every day for 4 years like that without a problem.. i may have winter gas in it though.. at least, a higher concentration of winter gas, whic...
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

went to the track yesterday. started truck. let idle for 15 minutes.. didn't stall. didn't misfire... yesterday was the first day it was cooler out. about 80 degrees... i'm thinking vapor lock..
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

hmm. me thinks i gotta look into the ignition control module or distributor. gonna crack open the haynes when i get home. check out the electrical diagnostic area.
by bigredsix
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

booster/grommit/check valve all work well.
by bigredsix
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

at the track now where the truck is... only does it when warmed up. warms up fine, then starts to idle funny. i've replaced the coolant temp sensor about 2 years ago.. letting it cool down before i pull cap and rotor. oh yeah, no leaky brake fluid in the vac line to intake. and booster is working no...
by bigredsix
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

i have been getting a pretty good "hissing" sound from the vacuum actually.. dangit. and i just replaced all the brake hoses and the rear wheel cylinders.. if only i would have known to just keep replacing.. at least my entire braking system will be new..
by bigredsix
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

Re: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

thanks for both the comments.. hmm. strangeranger, interesting. i will definitely pull the vac hose off the booster tomorrow night..
by bigredsix
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2572

87 F150 having issues/misfire. but strange..?

Ok. last time i filled it up was about 3 months ago. started and ran about every 2 weeks. every now and then short trips. started the truck last night and let it idle for about 10 minutes. it's been really hot recently, but it was in the high 80's when i started it. i was letting idle, revving it ev...
by bigredsix
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Trouble pumping gas into the truck
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Trouble pumping gas into the truck

if you don't stick the nozzle in all the way, it'll pump better. about 1/2 way.. mine always does it and it's annoying, but i pull out 1/2 way and it flows... :lol:

try it next fill up. just don't spill gas on yourself and blame me.
by bigredsix
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: rear main seal installation...
Replies: 47
Views: 11429

Re: rear main seal installation...

my rear main has been leaking for a while. really dreading replacing it though.. good info on the double lip. i'll have to keep an eye on this thread.
by bigredsix
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Building 300 for towing
Replies: 38
Views: 5988

Re: Building 300 for towing

i've got an 87 short bed standard cab with the 300 and np435 4 speed.. 4x4. 3.08 gears. has towed everything i've asked it to. really a great combo. now if only the truck wasn't rusting out. :( keep the 4 speed. you'll for sure regret the mazda trans. especially when the clutch slave cylinder goes o...
by bigredsix
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.

yeah, i just need to schedule a day to attack it.. that will be a little while though.. maybe 2 weeks away. :)
by bigredsix
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.

how come it seems like such a daunting task? i mean, i sit there and stare at it and just don't want to do it! hahahaa. :) thanks for the tips though.
by bigredsix
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.
Replies: 4
Views: 480

replacing I/M and E/M gaskets.. not looking forward to it.

So, it has come time for me to replace my intake and exhaust gaskets. my 87 is fuel injected and i'm really dreading this. any pointers or tips on this ugly looking repair? is it just worse in my mind? farthest i've gone into this thing is to replace the valve cover gasket and that took about 4.5 ho...
by bigredsix
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: towing; interesting reading in the manual..
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: towing; interesting reading in the manual..

trailer brakes are a MUST for me. :)

i will be towing a small trailer this weekend, hopefully, so it will give me a good idea if it can still do it. i've moved my wife and i twice with just my truck and an enclosed trailer, and i know i've been overloaded on a few trips for sure!
by bigredsix
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: towing; interesting reading in the manual..
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: towing; interesting reading in the manual..

well, my wife and i are here at the track, she's in classroom and i'm sitting in paddock next to our car. i've got truck envy bad. but it's a good thing. probably 60% of the trucks here are fords. the rest chevy dodge and yota. a lone ridgeline sits with a trailer. a lightning just pulled out.. anyw...
by bigredsix
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: towing; interesting reading in the manual..
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: towing; interesting reading in the manual..

yeah, i'm still toying with the idea. although my truck is a giant piece, i still love it.. oh well. i'm not towing yet, so no need to ditch the truck just yet. the only other thing i don't have going for me is that it's a short bed standard cab which means it's pretty short. but that's where a weig...
by bigredsix
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: towing; interesting reading in the manual..
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: towing; interesting reading in the manual..

i like the idea of swapping in a 9 inch, but not really on my truck. it's not really worth it with it being in the condition that it is. hmm. much to think about.

trailer will DEFINITELY have brakes.
by bigredsix
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: towing; interesting reading in the manual..
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

towing; interesting reading in the manual..

Ok. so i think my truck won't be able to tow a 16 foot open trailer and my miata.. i have a 3.08 rear end with a NP435 4 speed trans. the truck is rated to tow max 2600lbs in the owners manual. i will be towing a lot of highway miles, and that's where i usually use my truck anyways, so the 3.08's ar...
by bigredsix
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: New mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: New mirrors

nice. my original mirrors were rusted in place and i couldn't adjust them.. my wife and friend teamed up and got me a pair for my birthday a few years ago. :)
by bigredsix
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Anyone have info on this truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Anyone have info on this truck?

that's what i was trying to tell you! :)
by bigredsix
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Anyone have info on this truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Anyone have info on this truck?

this one is factory from the looks of it.
by bigredsix
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Anyone have info on this truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Anyone have info on this truck?

i have an 87 F150. i also have a 1987 F series brochure. it is true that the stepside bed was available as an option, i can scan it if you'd like. you will have a hard time finding fenders for that thing. but it is the same bed as 80-86.. i actually REALLY want a stepside bed BAD for mine, but they ...
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fan shroud?
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: fan shroud?

lmctruck? that's where i picked mine up for my 87. and yes, i did notice a difference. i really doubt this will work the difference between a '67 and an '87 are most likely going to result in a fan shroud that just plain will not work your best bet is to go to a junkyard, get yourself an old fan sh...
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fan shroud?
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: fan shroud?

lmctruck? that's where i picked mine up for my 87. and yes, i did notice a difference.
by bigredsix
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: rough idle, stalling, and bad mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: rough idle, stalling, and bad mileage

i've got almost the same problems, but mine is EFI. i've had no luck replacing various parts for 5 years. i hope someone can chime in and help you with yours!! exhaust clogged? filters?
by bigredsix
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Cupholder suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Cupholder suggestions

my 93 ranger had something similar.. i might have to add that to my truck now as it would be nice for those longer trips.. :) thanks for jogging my memory.
by bigredsix
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: oh goody. my tank is leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: oh goody. my tank is leaking...

wow.. that only took 3 and a half months.. but it's done!!! it was the o ring seal and is now NOT leaking. yey!!!
by bigredsix
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Looking for replacement shock advice / overload springs?
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Looking for replacement shock advice / overload springs?

i have heard good stories about the hellwig helper springs..
by bigredsix
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: oh goody. my tank is leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: oh goody. my tank is leaking...

good idea. i'll have to get to it.. i still haven't touched it in 3 weeks...
by bigredsix
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Spare tire retention?
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Spare tire retention?

if i remember correctly, there was a bolt that went through the center/lug..

i don't know, i have a bed-mounted kit now.
by bigredsix
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: oh goody. my tank is leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: oh goody. my tank is leaking...

well, i have no clue WHAT is leaking. there is no evidance on the top of the tank as to what could be causing it.. great.. guess i'll just start replacing crap, staring with the sending unit "o" ring.
by bigredsix
Wed May 27, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: BBK throttle bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: BBK throttle bodies

i have the K&N system on my truck... not worth it. :( oh well. it's not going anywhere though.
by bigredsix
Fri May 22, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: oh goody. my tank is leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: oh goody. my tank is leaking...

i would cut the bolts out, but i only have a grinder and sparks with open gas fumes are not good. :) i have drained the tank enough to lower it on sunday. i will keep everyone updated. :)
by bigredsix
Wed May 20, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: oh goody. my tank is leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

oh goody. my tank is leaking...

somehow my tank is leaking from the top.. it's plastic, so it isn't rusted.. it leaks when it gets hot outside.. obviously this has something to do with the pressure of the tank? maybe return line? i tried to pull the bed because i just filled up with gas before this began.. no can do. got 3 of the ...
by bigredsix
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: proper running oil pressure on a manual gauge?
Replies: 13
Views: 653

i too have heard this..
by bigredsix
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new starter won't work
Replies: 4
Views: 410

It would appear that some "slop" has developed in the re-manufacture process. My current starter is probably 3 years old, and working fine with 2 flat washers shimming the starter a tiny bit AWAY from the flywheel ( as in front to back). It soulds like you have the reverse problem, which can only b...
by bigredsix
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: proper running oil pressure on a manual gauge?
Replies: 13
Views: 653

thanks guys. makes me feel a lot more comfortable.. i'm running 10w40 for oil.. :)
by bigredsix
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: proper running oil pressure on a manual gauge?
Replies: 13
Views: 653

proper running oil pressure on a manual gauge?

hey guys, somewhere i read that PSi is supposed to be 42 at 2500 rpm when hot. is this true? if so, when hot my truck will run about 40-42psi. when going up a large hill i have seen it dip to about 38 or so. probably crank walk. is this anything to worry about?

thanks.
by bigredsix
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: non truck tires on a truck? safety question
Replies: 13
Views: 876

yeah, i've been looking at used too.. there is a used tire place a few miles from my work.. i may have to "roll" down there and kick 'em around a little. hahahaa. i'm terrible..
by bigredsix
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..
Replies: 7
Views: 461

well, replaced reman starter with new reman starter.. works without washers. thanks guys! took it out for a spin finally after 5 months.... :) i'm truckin again!!!
by bigredsix
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: non truck tires on a truck? safety question
Replies: 13
Views: 876

i've seen some goodyear wrangler XL tires on ebay pretty decently priced too. :)
by bigredsix
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..
Replies: 7
Views: 461

dangit.. ok. thanks.. it still seats itself inside the hole though. there isn't a gap that i can look in. the circle cut out is about 1/8 inch to 3/16... :(
by bigredsix
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..
Replies: 7
Views: 461

update:

due to curiosity and about 15 minutes of spare time at work this morning, i installed 2 washers, one per bolt less than 1/16 inch thick between the starter and bellhousing; no more grind!! woot! should work for now.. on to the next chapter....
by bigredsix
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..
Replies: 7
Views: 461

no shims on the old one. got it from advance auto..
by bigredsix
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..
Replies: 7
Views: 461

starter issues.... 87 f150 w/manual trans..

hey everyone.. my truck wasn't starting. bad bendex i believe.. anyways, i was able to push start it and it would run fine. so fast forward to today; i pull the old starter and replace with re-man. go to start truck and it starts!! yey!! now it makes a horrible noise!! boo!! sounds like the starter ...
by bigredsix
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: non truck tires on a truck? safety question
Replies: 13
Views: 876

yeah, i was looking at the yoko's.. i'll see what happens as i've got some time.. i might as well throw the 31's on the steel wheels until they wear out or what-not..
by bigredsix
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: non truck tires on a truck? safety question
Replies: 13
Views: 876

after taking a quick walk 'round the parking lot i am feeling more comfortable..

there is a Jeep, Explorer, Ridgeline, and f150 in the lot.. all are rated right around 104-109S.

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