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

    Started wiring stuff up yesterday. I quickly realized that I should have done this back when the front clip was off. I need longer arms because it's hard to reach back in there! I am going to pull the Ford fuse/relay box back out so I can splice into it for ECU power, fuel pump power and injector power. It is a mess right now, but should look nice once loomed.

    In case you are wondering, the HEI distributor and 24lb injectors are not going to stay!

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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)

      Pulled the power distribution box and tied into the relays and fuses I need for the Megasquirt. There were only 3 wires I needed to add, but I really wanted to have everything running through that box.

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      hauen and Russell 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)

        That's looking great.
        I'm getting antsy to start my next project, but I need to build a garage first, which is it's own huge adventure.

        BBR likes this.
        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)

          Messed with wiring a bit and then chased a squirrel with the cold side tubing. It was easy and really seems to be turning out nice.

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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)

            Deka 80's and my transition arrived today!! Whoo hoo!! Getting closer to a running truck again!

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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)

              The 3" to 4" fits perfect. I need to drill and tap the TB elbow for the IAT sensor and finish wiring stuff. I did get the Camaro throttle cable mated to the Ford gas pedal. That was a much easier option than making the Ford cable work with the LS style TB.

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              74NovaMan 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)

                I drilled and tapped the intake elbow for the intake air temperature sensor. I goofed up and drilled the original hole a little too large to tap 3/8" npt. So I had to drill it on out more, tap to 1/2" npt and use a reducer bushing that I loctited in place.

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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)

                  With the exception of the wideband input, the MS is completely wired up.

                  I loaded TunerStudio onto an old Presario 700 running winXP. Because of the age of the laptop, I was concerned that I might have connectivity issues with the USB to serial adapter. But, it worked perfectly. It connected to the MS and loaded a new base tune in without any fuss.

                  This MS is the one I built years ago for the original big block Ranger project. I ran it for a short time in that truck and later sold it to a friend when that truck was finally going away. He kept it, but never used it and I ended up getting it back from him when I was looking to use a MS to control the ignition in the Mustang. It worked GREAT for that. This will be the first time I have tried to control fuel AND ignition so it should be fun.

                  Next up is rerouting fuel lines, installing the rails, checking for leaks and installing the ignition coils in place of the distributor.

                  Edit: that password was left from a previous user. lol

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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)

                    vroom?
                    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)

                      Not quite yet because I accidentally sold my house. lol

                      We tossed the idea around between ourselves and mentioned it to a few friends. Next thing we knew we had a offer. A very good offer. So my free time will be limited for a little while. Thankfully, the truck and shop stuff is not at my house so I don't have to move any of it.

                      Injectors are in and I need to measure to make rail retainers. I think the next thing though is to install the dummy distributor and the ignition coils.

                      Can't wait to neaten everything up and get the fuel lines and reg in their proper locations.

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                      Last edited by BBR; August 26th, 2019, 07:43 AM.
                      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)

                        Good luck with the move, my suggestion is small and paid for with cash. But this is not your first bull ride so you don't need my advice. If I ever move I hope I take my own advice.
                        Last edited by Russell; August 26th, 2019, 07:59 PM.
                        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)

                          We have a townhouse we bought for a rental about 5 years ago in a real nice part of town. It is a nice size and has a sideyard. We are going to move there for a while until we decide what we want and where we want to be. One thing is for sure, I do not want another fixer upper. I feel like I have been working on houses since 2005. Boo.
                          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)

                            Dummy distributor and coils are mounted. The dummy distributor is just an old billet housing with a shaft, no cap, no guts and a cover over the top. It's only purpose is to drive the oil pump. The bottom right coil tower is pretty close to the back of the tensioner pulley. A plug wire will go on to problem. but time will tell if it is going to be a problem. Still pretty cluttered looking and it's driving me crazy.

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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)

                              Rail mounts made and fuel system is plumbed.
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                              And it leaks.

                              Well the driver's rail does not, but the passenger rail does. Bad.

                              I pulled the rail and jacked around with it, still leaked. So I decided to pull it, tap and plug the holes, move over 3/4" and painstakingly drill new ones. (which would actually make the rail fit much better) No sweat. Tap all 4, put 3 brass pipe plugs in and then proceed to twist the head off of the last one. Genius.

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                              I drilled it out and got the threads all clean. Screwed the fittings back on the ends and walked over to the truck to test fit. That's when I realized I offset the new holes the wrong way. I think I am going to die.

                              Go back, flip the fittings, and hope it will work. Stick it on the truck and it falls over the injectors WAAAAAY too easy. WTF???? I am dead. I hate cars.




                              Last edited by BBR; September 9th, 2019, 08:48 PM.
                              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)

                                Bummer, start over
                                http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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