New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

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New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

Post #1 by Phildo » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:54 pm

I'm Phil, I live in Mesa, AZ and I need some help. I was directed to this site from a member on FTE.

I picked up a 1979 F100 super cab last night. I have been looking for a long time. Well I bought the truck, not sure about emissions requirements. Well, it does not have a smog pump. The bracket is there, the misc canisters are under the hood and seem to be hooked up. There is a cat in the new exhaust. The PO passed away, so I can't really ask any questions. I got the truck for a song, so I figure I couldn't go wrong. I just need to sort out the emissions.

I was told the motor is from a low mileage C600. The casting number is E5TE-6015-MB.

I'm going to be doing a slow resto in the truck, but need to get the title transferred first, and here in AZ I need to pass emissions. It's an original AZ truck, no rust, and in really good condition for,it's age.

My typical pic acct is not uploading to this site. I have some pics I would love to post.

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Re: New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:48 pm

So the motor is at least a 1985 year model 300 engine, dose the head have the A.I.R. Injection ports? Generally in the Phoenix and surrounding areas You will need to have the compleate 1979 Emissions system installed and working that the truck had when it was new. Look for the emission decal on the radiator support and look at the valve cover decal too both of these would have started with a D9 number code. Good luck :nod:
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Re: New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

Post #3 by Phildo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:43 am

I am not sure if it has the ports you're referring to. Where would I look for those ports?

Was a smog pump standard equipment in 79 on an Arizona truck?

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Re: New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:31 pm

They will be just above the exhaust ports on the exterior of the head and near were the exhaust manifold bolts on. I think they were petty much standard back then for all the states across the US along with EGR, warm air into the air cleaner, fuel vapor canister, etc. But that's why I told you to try and find the Emission decals this would tell you what you had for smog equipment, has the vacuum line routing and show what else you maybe missing. If you have it all tuned up good right now you could also try a pre test to see how clean it is at the tail pipe. If not a good start is a fresh oil and filter change, fresh or clean air filter, get any of the old fuel out of the tank and fill it up with some Texaco or Chevron they have (Techron) or you can get a bottle of it at your local parts store, a fresh fuel filter, then drive it around for awhile if you can to help clean out the fuel system, set it to the stock base ignition timing and the carb to the lean best idle and give it a try. You might also post your question over in the 240 / 300 big six forum were many more will see it. There is a member on there named MechRick who was or is a very good smog tech and he could probally help you much more on the correct specs. Good luck
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: New guy with a 1979 F100, need help

Post #5 by Phildo » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:48 pm

Thank you, I will try the other forum.

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