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by CoupeBoy
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 12144

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: 46
Views: 12144

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: 46
Views: 12144

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...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 12144

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

chad wrote:Why/What's the silver "frame paint"?
Special?
Thanks ~
i wanted to try silver as a frame color to contrast all the black parts. No special reason other than that.
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 12144

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Final bolted in location. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/OFCC/1975%20F250%20CCSB/20160719_FixingFuelLine/IMG_5941_zpsco20j9mu.jpg The lighting was terrible, but under the bottom of the hitch mount brackets there is a 1/4" thick 1.5' x 2" rectangular block/spacer...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Tire is touching Upper control arm!!
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Tire is touching Upper control arm!!

And when you drop it down onto the ground it still contacts the UCA? You do need to drive it forward/back to relieve the tension on the balljoints/tire tread. If you do not want to drive it because it is touching, the other trick I just read about from some falcon guys is to lay down a few plastic g...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 12144

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

After a brief hiatus.. back on the crew cab. Last time I had it idling next to the shop, it died mysteriously. Solution was pretty simple. Add gas to gas tank :bang: Upon startup after adding as, I had 2 new problems. The acclerator pump was gushing fuel every time I pressed on the accelerator. This...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?

3 carbs looking for a home, pay no attention to that 4th one.. he is lost. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/OFCC/1975%20F250%20CCSB/20160719_FixingFuelLine/IMG_5912_zpsupqwxwwb.jpg And yes, I am finally getting back to working on the '75 F250 crew cab, I need to get the rec...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Re: Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?

Ted, I knew the one built from stock 1bbls was built by FTF, and right now that is the way I'd be leaning, maybe even with 2bbl adapters on them, although I think (3) YF carbs would suffice. The reason: The local 4x4 club does not consider stock intake manifolds with adapters bolted to them to be 'a...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It was the vacuum hose at the vacuum modulator.
It was disconnected; I don't know how or why.
I replaced it with new hose and it works through all 3 gears now.
When up shifting (holding the pedal to the floor) it is running higher rpm before shifting, hopefully that is something simple.
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?
Replies: 8
Views: 2620

Is anybody running tri-power on a 300?

I've tried searching, I found lots of posts/threads on people building intakes out of 3 stock 1bbl manifolds, on sizing carbs, on using EFI lowers with custom boxes, of bolt on adapters for using 3x 2bbls on a 4bbl opening. But is anybody actually running one? This guy made one, but I don't know if ...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Of course, I know exactly what's involved; you would be delving into the unknown, From what things you had already worked on, I figured that to replace a forward clutch would be do-able in a few hours and you could be back on the road. It is only semi-unknown, I've rebuilt motorcycle clutch systems...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It was late when I went for my test drive (11:30pm) but I am 'pretty sure' that when I put in drive, it will shifted from 1st to 2nd. Of course, I was also manually shifting when half asleep, so I will have to re-verify the testing later. When shifting from forward to reverse, it engages immediately...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

I picked up the transmission Monday and installed it last night. No leaks, and I only lost 1 'oh jesus' clip; the one that holds the kickdown cable to the transmission. I took it for a test drive, even without it hooked up. I manually shifted 1st, 2nd, 3rd I let it automatically shift, I put it in d...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Market for new Cast valve covers.
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Market for new Cast valve covers.

I am not in the market for one right now, but I think one stumbling block is that without other items that match the same fin (side cover/air cleaner) it could be hard to market just a valve cover by itself.
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Back from almost 2 weeks of vacation up in Montana, Kalispell and Glacier National Park area. No update, I need to locate the flasher so I can replace it.
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1969 mustang suspension R&R
Replies: 14
Views: 3235

Re: 1969 mustang suspension R&R

Ok gotcha now. I am making my own strut rods based on measurements I got from another forum. Your bent tab hits the little knob on the spindle. image.jpeg On mine if that happened I was planning on cutting it off and moving it inward. If it didn't touch I was going to either add a small piece of ste...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1969 mustang suspension R&R
Replies: 14
Views: 3235

Re: 1969 mustang suspension R&R

I'm having trouble picturing the coil spring issue.

The lock to lock turn is controlled by your steering box not the strut rods.

And for the u-bolts. Any thread above the nut is good enough.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I might have to change my online name.
Replies: 1
Views: 1546

I might have to change my online name.

To chicken coop-boy I needed to build something larger for our flock (17 chickens 1 duck) image.jpeg I used mostly scrap wood from home and new 2x4 and insulation. It even has moisture barrier on the inside. I'll have to put it on the outside before final sheeting. All the chicken wire and the scree...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Brake Lathe Adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: Brake Lathe Adapters

I've been looking at kits and tools.
I need to locate an Ammco 6900 twin cut adapter.
I've seen some partial kits that would serve most of my brake drum cutting needs.
There are a couple companies that sell 3 jaw adapters like a "real" lathe would use. ($600ish -- ouch)
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Brake Lathe Adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Brake Lathe Adapters

Lets say hypothetically I bought a very cheap brake lathe with NO adapters. Could a guy make his own ON the lathe? http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/shop/Brake%20Lathe/4_zpsauu7kakn.jpg If you know of anybody selling AMMCO or Accuturn cups/springs/cones.. I may need some ran...
by CoupeBoy
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Help Please, In Search Of A....
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: Need Help Please, In Search Of A....

CNC-Dude wrote:I have some 1/4" aluminum valve cover spacers made if that is thick enough to help you out any.
Precisely the type of thing I was thinking about.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

This will be the first time I've ever paid to have a transmission rebuilt. And with a little luck, it will be the last.
My fingers are crossed.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Unfortunately not this this go around, just not enough time.
This is the car my wife drives most of the summer and she wants it back on the road ASAP.
I presented options and costs, she chose.

If it were one of my normal projects, I'd sideline it and learn/do it myself.

next time..
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Having been on the receiving end of somebody who tried to do it themselves (I was an ASE certified mechanic -- electrical, suspension, brakes) I've been hesitant to crack it open, because I always hated getting half done (usually incorrect) projects from customers, or losing some 'non-wear' part tha...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

You could take it apart real quick and see if it's just the forward clutch; replace that and slap it back together..I've seen a lot of guys go all out on their first rebuild just to end up having it not work at all because they tried to do too much too soon. I appreciate the comments and encouragem...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It's out It took about 2 hrs. Slower than it should be. That includes jacking and blocking, it was done on the floor, using only hand tools, and by myself. Delays were in the form of the boy asking to have his go cart started, my wife needed something moved, and my daughter started roller blading in...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

I get that the flasher, brake switch, or blinker switch may affect the brake light element.
But none of those should affect the park and tail light elements.

I realize that I don't necessarily need the light switch now, but while I'm in there, I may as well install one to rule it out...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It isn't coming out of the top of the tube, but that isn't to say the o-ring isn't bad at the bottom of the tube. The transmission has been leaking randomly for years, but it has never spewed out this quantity of fluid, not even when the front pump seal and pump gasket went bad. I assume those two w...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

After the Lucas transmission fluid additive, I drove it for the day, the transmission puked fluid on my work parking lot concrete. Unflapped, I added half a bottle of TransX and topped off the fluid again. After driving less than 3 miles I got back home and it was slipping just as much as it was bef...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Real Shelby race cars were not designed for human comfort. Boring stuff this morning. New passenger side headlight (now both work) New tail light bulbs New brake light switch And still no tail, brake, or blinker lights work. I have a new flasher, but in the short peek I took under the dash, I did no...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Help Please, In Search Of A....
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: Need Help Please, In Search Of A....

I don't have one, but how much additional height do you need?
by CoupeBoy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

The old tank needed to come out. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/1963%20Falcon%20Convertible/20160616_ScrubDown/IMG_4034_zpsvra1ogir.jpg The old connector hose was dry rotted garbage, I split it open with a flat nose screw driver. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/p...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

1hr of my life and $28.50 later, the car is now mine with lifetime registration. Oddly, they were out of classic car plates, so they gave me a temporary paper to put in the car. I asked her where I should put it, and she said the back window I said it didn't have one She said back window on the driv...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering Upgrade for cars earlier than '65
Replies: 2
Views: 3816

Re: Steering Upgrade for cars earlier than '65

I've got tons of research and gathering to do Way out in the back at Dad's there is a '66 Mustang that isn't good for much more than giving me parts for other projects. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/Dads%20House/Oct_2015/IMG_6959_zpss1mgpkpm.jpg It was a V8 manual car wi...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Ride along in Phoenix
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Ride along in Phoenix

And then he'd want a 250 instead of a 200 :rolflmao:
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Fuel tank was delivered yesterday along with valve grind gasket set. Fuel tank sending unit arrived this morning. Once installed and the title is transferred, I can legally drive it.. Of course I still need to install the bulbs and get all the lights to work. I'm back to collecting information and p...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering Upgrade for cars earlier than '65
Replies: 2
Views: 3816

Steering Upgrade for cars earlier than '65

Not my information. The original source of this document was found here: UPGRADE YOUR STEERING by Dick Harrington -- CometEastCarClub UPGRADE YOUR STEERIN G by Dick Harrington If you are the proud owner of a 1960-64 Falcon or Comet (with manual steering), you may have some issues with the steering i...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 78 f250 who's with me?
Replies: 19
Views: 7155

Re: 78 f250 who's with me?

A neighbor has a 460 for sale.. $350.

And as for bigger is better, I have eyeballed a couple Crew Cab F-600's in the last 6 months, one of them was already setup as a car hauler that could take 2, one over head and one on its back.
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Ride along in Phoenix
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Ride along in Phoenix

I recently joined a Falcon Group on Facebook, and there is a guy in Phoenix that would like to take a ride in a 200 powered Falcon to see if it has enough power for his wagon.
Anybody in that area want to ride in a car with a stranger?
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Front Swaybar on Rear
Replies: 0
Views: 973

Front Swaybar on Rear

A long time ago, I received a document from another member. No words were included, just these pictures, looks pretty straight forward. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/tech/Falcon/Rear%20Suspension/Front%20Swaybar%20on%20Rear/1_zpslotzdqsi.jpg http://i689.photobucket.com/a...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Most of the interior kits I've seen (covers only) are about $550, whether you buy them separate or together. example 1963 63 Falcon Futura Bucket Seat Upholstery Front only are $335 Rear is $239 Or both for $509 I'm still going to have to find new cushions. When I bought new ones for my '68 Mustang ...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

I had the TransX in my hand, and then I made the mistake of asking the guys at the counter what they recommend. When I changed the vacuum modulator I remember how much poured out. Looks like another trip to the parts store is in order until I can get a more permanent solution. Luckily neither cost m...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Soap, water, and elbow grease. It is going to take a few more scrubs before the dirt is completely gone. I still haven't washed the windows yet. I think there are only a few things the interior would need to be presentable, front seat covers, matching door panels, new carpet, and a convertible boot ...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 21049

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Still waiting for the fuel tank to be delivered, tracking claims it will be here tomorrow. I found what appears to be a fairly decent fender, a little rust in the bottom rear corner. I am going to have to see what other parts are interesting on that 4dr wagon, it was pretty rusty and already missing...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5777

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Last night I dropped the pan again and let the fluid drain. I put in a jug of Lucas transmission fix. That stuff reminded me of 'engine honey', super thick oil that I had to squeeze the bottle to get it out of. It ran and drove marginally better. One thing I noticed though when it was hot is that it...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: same flexplate?
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: same flexplate?

If they have the same tooth count flexplate, I would say yes.
If they are different 157 vs 164, then no.
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Air Compressor Plumbing
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: Air Compressor Plumbing

I have a Sears compressor, new like a year ago. Made in China, what else. The bedrooms require AFCI (arc fault circuit interruptors). They read the load curve and cut off if it is a square wave - like a short circuit in the wire. Except that this stupid compressor takes off from 0 to max in one tur...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Air Compressor Plumbing
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: Air Compressor Plumbing

Don`t use black iron or galvanized pipe as eventually you will have rust and other problems with it.Might want to check into the Rapidair plumbing systems for air distribution.Comes in 3/4" id.I believe that Maxline is the maker. I've been looking at the kits and comparing costs with what I ca...

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