Thanks! Well Admin Kevin finally got the IP issue sorted out so how about a couple of lame-ish updates?Glad to see you're back in the Ford family and out of the barbie cars. Always love your builds man!
Have a link to the NOS hose? I cant find that anywhere on line. If i google it the only match that shows up is a link to your build on midwest nomands.I wanted to reuse the Bronco II tank I had on hand for this project to get me a little more extra fuel capacity (23 gallons vs the stock 21) since I’m expecting this thing to get somewhere around 11-12 mpgs. But that meant I needed to rework the spare tire area, move the charcoal canister, and weld on some fitting from the old Merc tank onto the BII tank to jive with the returnless fuel setup. To be honest, at this point I just want this thing back on the road, so I wound up hitting the easy button and going with the 2 door sport tank to get things rolling. At 17 gallons, I’ve got a feeling I will wind up regretting this, but if it gets me rolling sooner…..
All three tanks next to each other, the sport tank is 10” shorter than the 4 door tank which is what I needed (doubler takes up about 6” more over stock):
The Ford quick disconnect stuff for their fuel systems always give me a bunch of grief whenever I need to actually disconnect it. So I grabbed a few fittings to get rid of it and make my life easier when I have to drop the tank. Since I kind of destroyed the body side quick disconnect the last time I pulled the tank, I didn’t really have an option.
– Russel PN 640853 for the pump side (Quick disco to -6 AN)
– NOS PN 741-15411 for 2’ of -6AN fuel line
– Earl PN 361-165056 for a -6 AN male to 5/16” hard line compression fitting
All of that netted me this hose (Bling Bling!):
Mounting the tank, I wound up hacking up the stock bracket, flipping it 180°, and welding that bracket to my new crossmember:
While this makes it a bit of a pain to drop the tank now, it does allow me to drop the crossmember without dropping the tank first.
Getting dangerously close to having the thing run for the first time since March….
Huh, wild. If you put just the number into Google it shows up if you dig a bit (Which is odd). But here is the link, picked it up from JEGsHave a link to the NOS hose? I cant find that anywhere on line. If i google it the only match that shows up is a link to your build on midwest nomands.
Same here. I've been working on it for a while. Every time I go to harbor freight I buy a tool to leave in the truck. Got a pretty decent set going but its still not complete. It's a pain packing and unpacking tools and like you said, you inevitably forget something.I have a dream that will probably never become a reality, but I hope to aspire to it one day. That dream is to have all the tools required for the Merc to just live in the Merc full time. That way when I’m ready to wheel, I won’t have to spend any time getting things loaded up, hoping that I didn’t forget something. I can just jump in and go.
Getting more comfortable as I keep plugging away at the road manner issues that annoy me. I think I have the tires balanced finally, and I played with the pinion angle some more to get the drive shaft better. Still vibes, but I don't know if it's bad enough that I feel like messing with it again.That's cool its a comfortable-ish road warrior too. I kinda miss the days when my FSB was comfortable on the street.
Same here. I've been working on it for a while. Every time I go to harbor freight I buy a tool to leave in the truck. Got a pretty decent set going but its still not complete. It's a pain packing and unpacking tools and like you said, you inevitably forget something.
Careful, its a slippery slope!Nice rig and great write up Ben! ( Greg from KCY) My grandson and I need to find a rig to fix up