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Old 02-04-2009, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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was given an 84 f-250 explorer 4x4 from a buddy with a blown up 6.9L. Then I was paid for some work with an 80's f-250 2wd 7.5L from a neighbor. Any way this is what I have so far. 84 f-250 converted to straight axle 60 front 10.25 rear with factory 4.10 gears. Installed 6" skyjacker spring lift. I had the c-6 trans rebuilt and installed a 203/205 doubler. Engine has been rebuild and dynoed 475hp/515ft/lbs tourqe 5500 rpm tops. Havent decided final drive ratio or tire size yet thinking around the 40"ish range. Lets hear it flame away try to get pics if i can get ahold of a dig camera.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks man got another one?
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's not too much different from what I'm running, other than lift and the trans/tcase.
Mine is an 82 F100 cab on a shortened 86 F250 ex cab chassis, the 460 is the factory engine for the chassis in my case....

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Tires are 38.5's, the truck has half of a 3" BL installed, the bed is getting replaced, and which bed I decide to use dedicates wether I drop the cab back down, and hack the fenders or not. Also note the awesome lack of flex from the TTB springs with the solid axle installed... One of those things that I just didn't have time for swapping last summer.
With the 4 speed behind my pretty mild engine(750 Edelbrock, Performer RPM, straight up timing set, Summit el cheapo cam, headers and some port work) and the pizza cutters, the 4.10's are actually a really good combo, if it wasn't for the noisy bitch my trans is, I'd be running in high range most of the time. I'm sure with a C6 I'd be wanting for a bit more gear.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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some pics of my junk in progress


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Old 06-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Love the slots, that's pure class.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Finally got started on the truck again last wekend. Motors comming back out.

No more V belts.





Got the headers cleaned up painted and waiting for wrap



Inside is still a nasty cluster fuck mess but when were done it should be better





We didnt get as much done as I would have liked we took to may breaks

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I rock an '83 myself (see sig). It's looking pretty good, but I would put a reverse shackle lift on the front, you'll be a lot happier with it. What heads are you running, and who makes that serpentine setup? That thing is pretty clean for the year, minus the rust.
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My heap of junk is more similar to yours than it used to be... LOL



Little upgrade to a shackle reversal and s/d springs, shackle flip in the rear... 44's, and a new engine very similar to yours.
Oh, and slot mags.... lol
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My heap of junk is more similar to yours than it used to be... LOL


Little upgrade to a shackle reversal and s/d springs, shackle flip in the rear... 44's, and a new engine very similar to yours.
Oh, and slot mags.... lol
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I finally got some time to get some more work done Ive been super busy the last couple of weeks.



The engine is back in
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Heres a shot of the roller rockers. Just got the valve covers back from powder coating no more chrome to keep clean.



Mounting up the new PS tank I think I'm going to be alot happier with the new setup.





cleaned up and painted the trans/skid plate girddle and the antiwrapbar.



transmission is ready to go back in.

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I rock an '83 myself (see sig). It's looking pretty good, but I would put a reverse shackle lift on the front, you'll be a lot happier with it. What heads are you running, and who makes that serpentine setup? That thing is pretty clean for the year, minus the rust.
I orderd the serpentine system from summit. Its a march performance kit but summit had a better price than i could get directly from them. It cost more than I wanted to pay but I am very happy with how clean it is.

The heads are eddlebrock rpm performers i dont recall the part number but I do remeber there being two choices on combustion chamber size. 75cc seems to ring a bell but I will have to do some digging its been a while since the engine was built.
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the cylinder heads are eddelbrock rpm performers PN 60699
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Its alive fired the engine back up sun around midnight. The carb has issues though. turned on the electric fuel pump and fuel was dripping from the primaries, shut it down pulled the level plug fuel ran out tapped the bowle see if float was stuck and put the plug back in. Turned the pump back on no more leak ran the throttle by hand accel pump not moving fuel dammit. well letts see if it will start any way. Engine rolled over twice fired and began to idle it amazed the shit out of me. Primaries leaking must have dumped just the right amout of fuel to get it going. Carb is being rebuilt this week should be back on next sun then we get to test
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Looks good, how was wrapping those headers? I am considering doing that to mine.
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Wrapping the headers was very time consuming and messy. The best way i found to do it was to unravel the whole roll of wrap into a small bucket of water. Then start wrapping the tubes from the collector up to the mounting bracket. They give you a general equation for figuring wrap length of each tube depending on size and bends but I got burnt on the fist one and came up short. I just decided to wrap them with the whole roll and cut them when each tube was done. After each tube was wrapped i wrapped the collectors and then let them dry so I could paint them with high temp paint. I used 50ft rolls most of the reason it took so long was the way i did it, 1 wrap then pull 50ft 1 wrap then pull 49ft 7 inches and so on and so on. like I said it was very time consuming but I never came up short again. The water helps alot to keeps down on the fiberglass dust and softens up the wrap making it more flexable. when it dries i even think that it shrank a little really tightening the wrap up. I ended up using 3 50ft rolls and one 15ft roll

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Seats need to make a descion

Since every thing is installed as far as running wise i made an appointment at the local off road shop to get a cage installed. I do not have the equipment or the experince nessary to fab one. I'm going to have them install bucket seats and tie them in with the cage I've already decided to go with a seat from corbeau the prices arnt crazy and from what ive heard they are pretty decent seats. I'm split between the baja ss seat



and the baja xp seat



I like the shoulder bolsters on the xp and think that they would make the seat more comfortable. (not as much bouncing around) but scott at the shop brought up a good point that the deeper buckets may make them much harder to get in and out of climbing in a lifted truck. I dont really think it will cause me to much trouble Im only 5'6" and weigh a buck fifty. Im just looking for some feedback I need to order the seats this week because it will take them two to three weeks to show up and the truck goes to the shop the second to third week in may.
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I'm having the cage done at sufire offroad in sunman IN. Scott has done some great work for me already including the transmission girddle skidplate, highsteer, and trackbar setup. He raced KOH this year but had to bow out due to a broken rear spindle. His team was the 4492 buggy. here's a picture of it.


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I went with the SS ultra wide ones. But I'm 6'3" and fat. It took a bit of time but I got them to fit. Getting in and out over the door bar of the cage will be a bit of a chore and for the driver I will be getting a quick release for the wheel. I got the adjustable track for the driver seat because I thought it would help if the wife wants to drive but in the end I had to have the seat forward enough for the back to clear the cage that it was a little closer forward for me but about right for her so I just solid mounted it and didnt use the track. You run out of room fast in a single cab but here are some pics.



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Te seats have come in ended up going with baja SS and 3" belts. Truck goes in for tube work begining of next week.
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