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  • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

    I spy a Ford Fire and Rescue rig sharing garage space.

    Yeah its a 1966 F600 with only 5700 miles. Unrestored, even has original tires, belts, hoses etc





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    • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

      Always wanted a set of scales so I knew how much weight I was adding etc.

      This is the 427 truck and it includes the parts in box. Full interior less bumpers and exhaust, no fenders or inner fenders. I was hoping done would be under 3600 lbs


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      • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

        My '66 Long bed 352 with a 3spd weight.

        4267 lbs! I wondered how was that possible it was so heavy . .





        Then I remembered it had a pile of horse type blankets in box and it had just rained. No blankets the curb weight with full fuel is 4102

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        • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

          finished up the 4 post lift so i can actually get under it in the main shop, outside or in other shop with the use of the caster kit




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          • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

            Back to ecoboost project

            Since A/C was a mandatory requirement for a daily driver here in AZ getting the HVAC installed was do or die.

            Problem was in order for it to fit I had to extend the cowl area of course which gave even more issue's



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            • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

              Hood hinge mounting was one of them

              For cutting the cowl I found a wet trim board outside in the rain with nice flexibility.. LOL

              I used it with the newly purchased plasma cutter to cut the cowl



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              • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler




                checking cowl to firewall fit







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                • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                  sure made a mess of it!



                  a few mods to the firewall and now I have a great fit to the '66 cowl




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                  • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler


                    That idea did not work so well as now have interference with hood. Initial check was ok.


                    Last edited by EcoBoostedF100; January 3rd, 2015, 07:57 AM.

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                    • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                      Brake booster a bit high, just needs a Gurney Bump! LOL


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                      • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                        In order for hood hinge clearance made this




                        It did not work out so well as did not like the "look" of it.

                        By cutting out sections of a extra '66 cowl piece I felt these ends would make it better. Still a lot going on with all the curves and might look a bit out of place but at least it will allow
                        for room of the HVAC assy and also more room for dash stuff









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                        • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                          for sure this project is way over my head of anything else I have attempted before . .

                          Hood to cowl clearance too tight.




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                          • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                            I had not realized when everything was cut apart the cowl sagged a good 1/4" so now I had very bad hood to cowl fit.





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                            • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                              I cut it all back apart and started over.


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                              • Re: 1966 F-100 EcoBoost & 1966 F-100 427 Side Oiler

                                Using the template I made I then took a piece of .083 1" tubing in a 10' length set it up on a couple blocks and stood on it to start the arch in the 2 different directions needed.




                                I then moved onto the cheap HF 20 ton press and used a Osha approved method in getting the curved shape to fit cowl. LOL

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