i don't have a single damn thing to add but....i love the rig man and keep it coming you're inspiring me to de-evole mine back into something streetable!
Also just finished reading through the whole thread. Thanks for all the great ideas! I have a '78 F150 I just bought that I'm fixing and getting ready to head out onto the trails. My current plans with the rig are to just get it put back together and running, the wheel it and fix and upgrade it as it breaksI just read through the whole thread. That's one hell of a truck you've got there. Definitely gives me a lot of inspiration for my 77.
Keep up the good work :smokin:
That's exactly what this whole rig is about, and part of what makes wheeling it so much fun. Nothing like the look on peoples faces when they see what appears to be an old farm truck following rock buggies up the trail.:smokin:Simple, not over the top, and very effective.
One rocker arm has about 1/8" of play and only barely moves the valve when the lobe comes up. However, we've noticed that when the engine is cold, the cylinder will seem to come back until it warms up a little. The lobe may be damaged, but I really believe that the lifter has blown out. As soon as my junk is running maybe he'll have the drive to jerk off the intake and figure out what's going on.What symptoms does the 351W have?
Where did he ever say that he wanted to go up in tire size? Not everyone wants to run 44s...and also, you can clear 38.5's with 4 inch lift, but it is really tight and requires a lot of trimming. i still had to trim with 8 inches lift in my 78 bronco. but it also flexes alot. but just remember. if you really want to go up in tire size and also flex, you're gonna have to lift alot more or just tube out the rig. otherwise you won't have the clearence in the fenderwells.
I still have it and go wheeling as often as I can (headed out on a trip tomorrow actually). I haven't changed anything on the truck in a few years which is why there haven't been any updates. I guess it's a novel idea on this forum to do more wheeling than building. :flipoff2:where'd this thing go? it was definetly a cool ass truck!