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  • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

    Main harness is weeded out. I will loom it up after I make sure everything works as it should.

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    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
    1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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    • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

      Yesterday was poke a hole in the oil pan day. After researching several ways to do it, I decided to drill a small pilot hole and use increasingly larger punches to stretch the hole until it was the right size to tap with a 1/2" NPT tap. Worked really good! I am very happy with the results. I will add some sealer, tighten it up and it should be good to go.

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      Crank and Teddyzee like this.
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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      • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

        Hot side is finished and installed. Still need to make a down pipe, but that won't really be a big deal. Last pic is a little out of focus, but shows how well it tucks up under there while still allowing access to the starter, oil pan, and converter bolts.

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        Beagle likes this.
        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
        1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
        1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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        • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

          Played with some cardboard to get a basic down pipe idea. the temptation to turn it up through the hood is tempting, but I think I really want it pointed down or down and back.

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          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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          • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

            Thank you for not following the Sloppy Mechanics route and poking a hole in the hood... although a flapper would be pretty funny. That's gonna be making steam soon!

            I wonder if the diesel shop guys have 4" turns laying around for that downpipe.
            Last edited by Beagle; May 1st, 2019, 01:55 PM.
            Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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            • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

              It's 5"! Haha.

              I ordered a 90 deg bend with 18" legs and 2 36" sections of pipe. Should be enough to get it about where I want it.

              I considered running it through the fender or just dumping it right behind the front tire, but that would probably be stupid loud. I think I am going to run it back and put a 5" resonator muffler on it because some streetcar-style races around here require exhaust past the firewall and a muffler, even for turbo cars/trucks.

              I try to do at least one little thing to it every day. I like to say "I didn't do much, but it was more than nothing".
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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              • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                Holy cow this stuff is big. Stapler for scale. Haha. Bought these aluminized parts from ebay seller "truck-trailer-direct". Very good prices, and free shipping. They got here quick too.

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                milner351 likes this.
                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                  Friday evening I built the down pipe. It seems straight forward, but was a little tricky. The sheer size of the pipe made it difficult to cut with my chop saw and it is hard to just grab it and hold it with one hand. It needed one small dent to clear the cab mount a little better, but that's no big deal.

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                  milner351, Beagle and 3 others like this.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                  • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                    I was gonna just "like" it, but decided I had to say that turned out Nice!
                    Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                    • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                      Thanks Beagle! Seems like I am talking to myself most of the time. Haha
                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                      1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                      • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                        What is the ETBO? (Estimated time burn out)

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                        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                        • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                          Idk. Currently debating whether I should go ahead and put the front end back on before breaking in the cam, or just trying to cobble everything up to make it run.

                          Starting to think I will just put the nose back on just so I am not making extra work for myself.
                          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                          1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                          1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                          • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                            I vote just put the nose back on and save the fabri-cobbling for when its needed.
                            BBR and Deaf Bob like this.
                            Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                            • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                              Thanks Beagle! Seems like I am talking to myself most of the time. Haha
                              I read this... So you talk to the daf guy and don't hear it...
                              BBR likes this.

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                              • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                                This is one of the threads I get an email when there is an update. I always read updates. I don't reply when I can't think of anything helpful or "funny"
                                Last edited by Russell; May 7th, 2019, 04:46 PM.
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                                http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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