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  • Good idea. If the compression checks ok, that will probably be the next move.
    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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    • If that plug is so hard to access..........I'm betting its an original plug with absolutely NO electrode left on the poor thing.
      Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • No I've replaced it. It's just right next to the master cylinder with the coiled up brake lines and stuff. Hard to get your hand back in there, but it's not nearly as bad as #8!
        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
        1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
        1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
        1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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        • Mounted and balanced, white letters out! $65 to mount & balance, etc. Total: 1237.50
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          Last edited by BBR; December 8, 2014, 04:52 PM.
          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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          • big thumbs up!!

            keep up the good work, it'll warm up soon. I hope!!
            Dan, Co-Pilot Drag Week 06
            Drag Week '11 just Me and my Dad in my 53 Chevy, which was his Dads old truck
            Drag Week '12 plus one day...Me and Dad in my 53 again....
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            • FANTASTIC!

              with the new wheels and tires on it - run it a while and see if those rings on #7 will "unstick" crazier things have happened, maybe a bit of MMO in the oil?
              There's always something new to learn.

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              • That is going to make the whole look change!!
                Are you going to have time to get them on tonight?....Or should I say, are you going to MAKE time to get them on tonight!
                Once you get those shiny wheels on there, it will be hard not to attack the paint!

                Are you going to put carpet back in, or a high quality vinyl/rubber?

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                • I'm a glutton for punishment so I'll to do them tomorrow.... when it's cold. 60+ for high today, 40 tomorrow. haha.

                  My first truck had the rubber mat and I liked it so that's what I plan to use.
                  Last edited by BBR; January 6, 2014, 02:46 PM.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                  1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                  • Just bought some more lugnuts.

                    Holy crap this thing uses a lot of lugnuts. I had 20 of the long style, but NONE of the parts stores had them in 1/2-20. Ended up at a shop that sells wheels and got 16 more that look similar and were less expensive to boot.

                    16 Lug nuts $24.00

                    Total: 1261.50
                    Last edited by BBR; January 3, 2014, 12:08 PM.
                    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                    • Yesterday started out decent, so I jumped at the opportunity to bolt the new wheels and tires on it. I LOVE the way it looks now!
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                      The wheel spacers I found under the seat definitely came in handy as the front wheels just barely hit the bump that is just to the left of the bleeder in this pic. Did I mention it has giant brakes?
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                      I changed the oil, fired it up and drove it around the block and it still runs like crap. I did the plug wire pull test while it was idling again and 3,6,7 had no effect on the idle. These are the cylinders that are adjacent to the exhaust crossover. I started cleaning on the other intake and looking at it's gaskets, it looks like the exhaust crossover bakes the intake gaskets pretty badly then the gaskets fail. I am going to block the exhaust crossover when I pull the intake.

                      Ewww. The little pan is supposed to keep oil off the exhaust heated part of the intake. What it really does is trap oil next to the exhaust heated intake!
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                      It snowed last night, so that will be all the work I can do this weekend.
                      Last edited by BBR; March 25, 2016, 02:30 PM.
                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                      • I wouldn't figure it to run real good with 287.5 active cubic inches...

                        Tires and wheels really change the look, I'm gonna have to consider that for my bucket.
                        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                        • Originally posted by BBR View Post
                          Yesterday started out decvent, so I jumped at the opportunity to bolt the new wheels and tires on it. I LOVE the way it looks now!


                          Looking good!
                          Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
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                          • I guess Ford had problems with the 460 intake gaskets. The one on my truck as well as the replacement was a one piece, like a valley pan and made out of sheet metal.
                            Tom
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                            • How sweet would it be to have this thing running fantastic with a fresh set of intake gaskets!

                              LOVE LOVE LOVE the wheels / tires.
                              There's always something new to learn.

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                              • VERY NICE!! No center caps? Is it a full floating rear? Can you get "short" center caps, or do they only have the big long ones becasue its 3/4 ton?

                                Sounds like you've got a good plan for the motor! We used the rubber "china wall" end gaskets in the past and I think it was the cause of an intake leak. We just couldn't get the intake fully seated. We use RTV now.
                                We've never used the valley pan either and typically we fully block off the exhaust crossover with a thin piece of stainless.

                                Its interesting that you thinnk the intake has already been off.... I'm curious what you'll find?

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