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

    Very impressive pipe!
    Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
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    • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

      The focus the last few days had been on getting the brake lines sorted and fixed. To recap, this thing has always been hard to bleed and the pedal was always lower than I thought it ahould be. I discovered that somewhere along the way, some previous owner plumbed the master cylinder backwards. On a Ford, the large side of the master cylinder (closest to the booster) should be routed to the front disc brakes and the smaller side is for the rear drums.

      The combination valve that these things have is a known problem maker, I decided to use one like the one in my Mustang. It has never given a lick of trouble and performs just as expected. JWS4621 let me rob the one from his parts car.

      Of course this meant having to change some of the brake fittings to the proper size. While doing so, I noticed the line I just setup for the rear brakes was still loose when the fitting was as tight as possible in the mc. I pulled it back off and sure enough, the PO only used a single flare. I cut it off and reflared (double) the line, problem solved.

      Good news is that I only flared 1 line without first putting the fitting on. Haha

      Boring stuff, but completely necessary.
      Last edited by BBR; May 17th, 2019, 06:28 AM.
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      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 never completely agreed with the maiden voyage philosophy / requirement of (choose one) a working horn, emergency brake, or manual transmission. You're gonna need some brakes. Good ones. Nice catch!


        Good news is that I only flared 1 line without first putting the fitting on. Haha
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        Guess it's okay if the other end wasn't already flared.





        Last edited by Beagle; May 20th, 2019, 07:24 AM.
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        • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

          Now that the brakes are corrected and partially bled, I can start thinking about other, more entertaining stuff. My original plan was to tie the Megasquirt to the stock EFI truck wiring harness. When I was removing it from the engine, I decided it was in poor enough condition that I should just make a new one. Off the top of the engine, I only have to connect 8 injectors, an intake air temp sensor, an engine coolant sensor and a throttle position sensor. And with the MS being mounted in the glovebox, it only makes sense to make a small custom harness that runs straight back through the firewall.

          In order to make a harness, I needed injector connectors. I could have tried to reuse the stock ones but again, many were in poor shape. I found some adapters on ebay for $14. They have the proper EV1 connector and they click on the injectors nice and solid.

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          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)

            Went to the shop at about 8pm Saturday night and did some work. After trimming the passenger inner fender, I set the front end back in place. Not a super easy job to do by yourself, but I got it done. Once it had a few bolts into secure it, I set about the task of figuring out how to wedge the intercooler in this thing. For a full size truck, up-front room is at a minimum on these things. The intercooler I bought is probably the biggest anyone could fit without going to a custom made piece. Custom was not an option for me on this semi-low buck build. I had to notch the core support on either end for clearance and modify the hood latch bracket to become the main support for the IC. With the IC just sitting in it's place, it looks like the grill inserts will need little to no modification. I was really hoping that would be the case. Plumbing it may get interesting, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

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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)

              Wow! Sucker for punishment.. Kid and I only reinstall fenders/core support together. NEVER. With the hood.
              To be honest. Hinges get flattened, welded and all-threaded thru the hood..
              And we work on gravel..
              Looks like it is coming together good.

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

                Found a turbo discharge elbow for a Dodge application that looked like it would work. It is the bees knees. Fits the turbo perfectly and looks as if it will put the discharge right in the proper location.

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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)

                  It's box of toobs! The rest of the boost toobs arrived today! Seems like a lot of parts for $75.

                  2 - 3" U bends
                  2 - 3" 45 bends
                  2 - 3" 90 bends
                  2 - 3" straight pieces
                  2 - 90 silicone elbows
                  6 - straight couplers
                  16 - clamps

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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)

                    This cold-side plumbing is turning out to be ridiculously easy.

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                    74NovaMan and STINEY 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)

                      Lol! Sorta tosses the sleeper vibe though......
                      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)

                        This cold-side plumbing is turning out to be ridiculously easy.

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                        If you are going to run it that way it should be safety yellow or lime green!
                        Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                        74 Nova Project
                        66 Mustang GT Project

                        92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                        79 Chevy Truck Project

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

                          Just kidding!
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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)

                            Trans cooler is now mounted, new battery tray is bolted in (moving battery to driver's side) and trimmed a little more metal out around the intercooler so it would not chaw into my 90 silicone elbows.

                            Nothing real exciting, but it's all gotta be done!

                            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)

                              Updates?
                              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)

                                Not much to report. We were out of town all last week dropping Jake off at the Air Force Academy.

                                Wiring and organizing the engine bay is what I have been doing the last couple of days.
                                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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