Dave, ever hear if the Saginaw pump upgrade? Best upgrade I ever did on my truck. Only cost 100 bucks on eBay. You just need a pump and bracket from a 4.9 e-series, and a slightly longer belt. Steering is easier and super quiet. I can't help with the other whiny noise though lol.Well thats one way to get higher boost at lower RPMs. Its definitely a clean build, i wouldnt have gone that way but im not the one driving it either. Im thinking of eliminating my hydraulic power steering and getting an aftermarket electric power steering set up. Ill be able to eliminate the winy noise under the hood, still figuring out how to take care of the winy noise on the passenger seat
It most certainly is regional. There are still a decent amount of 3rd gen econolines still cycling through the yards here, but most are EFI. Other places are different. I still see a decent amount of 67-79 ford pickups ho through the yards too. But broncos are rare here. Seen maybe 6 or 7 in about 5 yearsMaybe it is a regional thing. I saw a V-belt SBF Econo with the Saginaw setup, probably should have grabbed to flip and a BBF, but that was so packed in there I did not want to mess with it.
85 explorer package is pretty rare. Ive only seen a couple f150s with it, and early 80s at that. Sounds like a sweet truck. I love bullnoses and supercabs.I just saw a Bronco in the yard, I was shocked it was there. AZ too...no rust, just smoked paint. Hell, someone just dropped a boss 1985 ECLB 4x4 F250. 460/C6, Explorer package and has camper shell. It is for sale as an inop at $2000, my guess bad Duraspark module as cranks or the carb is trash.
Well thats one way to get higher boost at lower RPMs. Its definitely a clean build, i wouldnt have gone that way but im not the one driving it either. Im thinking of eliminating my hydraulic power steering and getting an aftermarket electric power steering set up. Ill be able to eliminate the winy noise under the hood, still figuring out how to take care of the winy noise on the passenger seat
No F-series ever came with a saginaw pump from the factory. Likewise no econoline after 75 ever came with a Ford CII pump. Though i have seen exactly one econoline with a CII, the poor sucker. Ive also came across one saginaw in a 71 F100, swapped in.and to wad this up a bit, on friday, i bought a six out of a 150, with a saginaw pump....coukd have been swapped, but does not appear so.
were that the case it was a very long time ago, several layers of grease ago
and here the whole while the dialog i assumed you were referring to a child making noise in the passenger seat. i am dense.that econoline is giving me ideas…. Any who, i was just making a bad joke about spouses, and i was just talking about converting to electronic power steering as an upgrade (to me) for the truck to make the engine bay cleaner and to also possibly utilize the power steering location for a supercharger