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

    Figured with graduation and Jake's going into the AF ... You'd use time with him before he leaves.

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

      Couple of Jake pics just for fun. 11000+ kids apply to the academy, ~1147 got in. The Naval Academy and West Point have similar numbers. He will be the Class of 2023. He is thinking of majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, but they really do not decide that until the end of their sophomore year, so it could change. These kids are all from at least the top 10% of their high school classes so this is a group of really smart kids. He is currently doing 6 weeks of Basic Cadet Training (BCT) which really amounts to be yelled at a lot, running a lot, being busy 100% of the time with zero free time and will finish up with weapons training, obstacle courses and living in tents. Academic classes will start Aug 8 at which time his life will be more like a normal college student. Attending classes, studying, free time, etc.

      Gold is their class color so the gold hats identify them on campus as "Doolies" participating in BCT. EVERYONE at the Academy goes through BCT regardless of size or gender. So you will have tiny gymnast girls right alongside a huge D1 ready football player.

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      Last edited by BBR; July 3rd, 2019, 11:58 AM.
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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)

        He's a Gold class! Hard to think that 20yrs ago that was me (another Gold class). There was snow on Falcon Peak when I started BCT on 1 July 1999. What squadron is he headed into?
        Central TEXAS Sleeper
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        • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

          Cobra for BCT and War Eagles (15) for the academic year.

          USPS informed delivery shows we will get our first letter from him today. Can't wait. The pics available through Webguy are fantastic, but really want to know his take on everything so far!
          STINEY, Russell and Deaf Bob 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 made decent progress last night, but it was not without a little trouble. I started filling it with water and noticed it was leaking. Seems the thermostat slipped out of place when I was installing it. Nice.

            Converter nuts are on, oil and break-in lube is in, spark plugs are tight, temporary HEI wiring in in, tach is connected, *most* of the water is in it, correct spring is in the fuel pressure regulator. I still need to rob the battery from the Mustang, install thermostat & housing, pre-lube with the drill, stab distributor, put plug wires on, put some fuel in it, turn on electric pump and check for fuel leaks, flip the switch and hope it doesn't catch fire.

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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)

              Last night I robbed the battery from the Mustang, pre-lubed the motor, stabbed the distributor (which took FOREVER) put the plug wires on it, dumped some gas in it and checked for fuel leaks. It had 2. One at the regulator because a fitting was completely loose and the other at the carb. That Dominator has the ability to feed the fuel bowl from either side, so the other side has a plug. I left the plug out for some reason. Flipped the switch for the fuel pump and fuel shot out of the carb bowl all over the intake!! Yikes! Once all that was corrected, I turned it on, hit the starter button and it roared to life. Almost too easy. At one point it started running rough and I thought “oh no I killed the cam”. Turns out I didn’t have the #2 and #4 plug wires on good and they had fallen off the plugs. Lol. Turbo spins and it makes turbo noises and the 5” open down pipe is fairly thunderous. Next thing to do is to start wiring up the Megasquirt!

              I also put some trim back on (had to shorten it from long bed to short bed) and made a shield to keep potential rear mail seal leakage or trans seal leakage from getting on the crossover pipe.

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              Running video.

              Last edited by BBR; July 19th, 2019, 09:04 AM.
              hauen 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)

                Man, Rockauto is fast sometimes. I ordered connectors for the TPS, IAT and CLT sensors yesterday and they arrived a few minutes ago. Time to start making an efi wiring harness!

                Russell and hauen 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)

                  Any guesses on power production vs when it was NA in the mustang? More, less, about the same?
                  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)

                    It likely will make 450-500 on motor so my guess is that on 10psi it will make roughly the same amount of power as it did n/a in the Mustang. Benefit being at a lower rpm with a flatter torque curve and a camshaft that is power brake friendly. All good things for a vehicle this size and weight.


                    Russell 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)

                      It likely will make 450-500 on motor so my guess is that on 10psi it will make roughly the same amount of power as it did n/a in the Mustang. Benefit being at a lower rpm with a flatter torque curve and a camshaft that is power brake friendly. All good things for a vehicle this size and weight.

                      I'm lost... I thought this was a different motor than what was in the Stang

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

                        I'm lost... I thought this was a different motor than what was in the Stang
                        Same short block new milder top end
                        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)

                          Yep. The same 552 shortblock with a mild turbo friendly cam and iron heads that lower the compression ratio to 9.5:1.
                          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)

                            The harness is pretty much done. This megasquirt will be batch fire so this harness is pretty simple. I just need to test fit it, shorten the leads that are too long and splice it into the MSPiggy harness.

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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)

                              Looking good. Great lighting in the engine bay, and I love the fan.
                              1997 Ranger 5.0L HO, GT40 heads/tubular intake, 65mm TB, 1.7rr, B303, Tri-Y headers, dual 2.5" exhaust, Flowmaster mufflers, T5 trans, Tri-Ax shifter, CenterForce Dual Friction clutch, 8.8 Traction Lok 3.55 gears, Cobra 13" front brakes, Cobra 11.65" rear discs.
                              1997 Mustang GT
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                              • Re: 1973 F-250 - Workhorse Revival -> Sport Truck -> Turbo Truck (Well Over $5k Now)

                                Drilled holes in the firewall (as if this truck needed more) an fed the MSPiggy and MAP sensor hose through. Does not sound like much, but it was harder than it probably should have been due to hole placement. lol

                                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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