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RE: Bought a second truck.

@spectra, back to your initial post in this thread, why are you glad it's not a highboy? Lack of education on my part, it is a highboy. :S That's the nickname they picked up over the years. In one brochure just one time in maybe 1975(?) Ford referred to them as a "high lift" truck and by then they were already being called highboys.
specta 09/19/22 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Looks a bit lean. Just a tad. ;)
specta 09/19/22 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/mgr90YWN/IMG-0246.jpg I went from #70 primary jets down to #68. Here's a spark plug with a few hundred miles on it after re-jetting. I think I'm going to go back to the #70 jets.
specta 09/18/22 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Scalping

Dealers have been doing this for years on high demand vehicles. I remember my sister paying and extra $5000 over retail for a new 2002 Thunderbird.
specta 09/05/22 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Thanks again for the comments. Ford's seem to thrive on higher compression. I'm sure the 10.5-1 compression helps the 410 a lot.
specta 09/03/22 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/2jsX5dKW/IMG-0028.jpg I think this body style Ford F-250 4x4 is one of the if not the best looking trucks ever built. And if you stand far enough away even mine looks good. https://i.postimg.cc/DZt58FBh/IMG-0024.jpg It never ceases to amaze me at the tiny little parts that you can still buy for these old truck. I just got this windshield washer hose T today. It is exactly like the original one. https://i.postimg.cc/HsTX3VJK/IMG-0026.jpg So far I'm very happy with the 410. It runs great. Checked the advance cures in the distributor today. The distributor is out of the original 360 so it has electronic ignition. Full mechanical advance at 1600 rpm and total advance at about 2400 rpm. That works for me. After dropping two jet sizes in the primary side and driving respectably I got 12.4 mpg on my last tank of gas. I'm good with that too. After I get about 500 miles on the new plugs I'll pop a couple of them out and see how the look and go fro there.
specta 08/31/22 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is this cat scale telling me?

My TC takes 100 lbs of the front axle..
specta 08/26/22 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Ghost

I still think we need a like button. :)
specta 08/24/22 07:45am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a second truck.

That engine looks and sounds good. I totally agree. Thanks once again for the great posts! The bolt post was very interesting and informative. How does the new engine compare to the old one for power? Does it have more low end torque? The bolts were kind of upsetting. I have never really "enjoyed" pulling and installing engines. At my age it just about killed me. I hurt for quite a few days. I sent the seller a message telling him there were not the correct bolts. After a few day he sent me a refund. I would have rather gotten a "I'm sorry" than the money. https://i.postimg.cc/W1zyw8gS/scan0006.jpg This was the 390 in my 1963 Mercury Monterey. 4V carb, 9.7:1 compression, 300 HP and dual exhaust. https://i.postimg.cc/vZ14wR5n/IMG-6471.jpg Here's the 390 in my 1972 F-250. Stock it had 8.7:1 compression and was only rated at 160 HP. Stock it was a dog. I installed a 428 CJ cam, 1966 390 HP intake and Holley 610 CFM carb, headers and a custom made 3" single exhaust. https://i.postimg.cc/rsMLg4Nj/IMG-7194.jpg The 390 2V that came in the truck was out of a 1966 Mercury Monterey. 9.5:1 compression, 270 HP and 405 lb ft torque. Once I had it running on all 8 cylinders it actually ran pretty good. It ate and blew oil out of the breather cap. This 410 easily puts the others to shame. It runs extremely well and has plenty of low end torque. Its really quite fun to drive. :) Just going by what's posted the 410 stock had 10.5:1 compression which it still has. It was rated at 330 HP at 4600 RPM and 444 lb ft torque at 2800 RPM. They say an RV cam adds roughly 10% more power. If that's true then the engine could have 360 HP and 490 lb ft torque. But then I live at 6000 ft so I'm sure the numbers are lower than that. I am very pleased with the way it has turned out. And thanks to everyone who checks out this thread and comments.
specta 08/23/22 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

That engine looks and sounds good. Thank you. It runs great too. :) https://i.postimg.cc/28vJCwrF/IMG-9885-P.jpg I was pleasantly surprised to find that Holley had installed bowl vent baffles back at the factory. Dropped the primary jets from 70s down to 68s. https://i.postimg.cc/nVKBZjN9/IMG-9890-P.jpg I installed the bowl vent tube too. https://i.postimg.cc/DwG2ksYt/IMG-9886.jpg These Autolite plugs came in the 410. I swapped them out today for some Motorcraft plugs. I am pleased with the color.
specta 08/22/22 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Looks like a re branded Holley Carb. It is. Holley calls it a Brawler. The only difference between this one and a regular Holley is the Brawler is cast in aluminum and costs about $250 less.
specta 08/22/22 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/mgwVJSM1/IMG-9859.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vZ3L3ZFW/IMG-9858.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/C5hxPSVq/IMG-9871.jpg Today's projects. I'm adding a mechanical oil pressure gauge and a tachometer. The new carb gets a bowl vent tube, bowl vent baffles and #68 jets. And its first oil change. The 410 came with new Autolite spark plugs and they're getting replaced with a fresh set of Motorcraft spark plugs. And if I have enough time left I'll change the oil and filters in my ATV.
specta 08/22/22 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1981 Chevy Truck vs Ford Truck

1980 was the first year Ford built junk for trucks.
specta 08/22/22 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.postimg.cc/kgWVKkJ2/IMG-9824.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/k5fgyCkg/IMG-9828.jpg Temple Hill Resort & RV Park in Manti, UT RV parks remind me of living in an apartment. :R
specta 08/20/22 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 6.7 with spun connecting rod bearing

If you have spun rod bearing, replace the two rods and replace the crank no need to replace the engine, other than current Auto Techs don't know how to do anything other that read the codes and follow instructions on with to replace. EXACTLY!!! I'll double exactly!!
specta 08/13/22 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/YqR50n7H/IMG-9733.jpg I bought a new carburetor, a Brawler 650 double pump with an electric choke. Brawler is made by Holley. Its the same as their regular carburetors only cast with aluminum and it was about $200 less than the traditional Holley. https://i.postimg.cc/hPnnfQ79/IMG-9737.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1tDTQMBb/IMG-9738.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5yh6C4LX/IMG-9745.jpg Only a few adjustments and it runs great. https://i.postimg.cc/GpXJV5ZX/IMG-9742.jpg Gave it a bath and headed into town. youtube video - exhaust at idle Short video heading down the canyon to town. I have about 300 miles on the new engine and I am more than happy with st how great it runs. :C
specta 08/11/22 01:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Thanks. :) It runs and runs good so it was worth it. :) I'm glad I did a better jib the second time. LOL
specta 08/01/22 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

That sucks! I hate taking apart my own work. It sucked for sure. Especially for such a stupid mistake. I've put about 150 miles on it so far and I ordered an new carburetor for it yesterday.
specta 07/31/22 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Kenny, We feel as though we are included in this resurrection of of the 410…. What was the issue that made you have to pull it back out? Joe I wasn't sure anyone would ask. I should be smarter than this. :S https://i.postimg.cc/660hPz7n/IMG-9648.jpg I've been trying to do a respectable job with the 410. I had to buy a new flywheel for it so I went online and bought new flywheel bolts. They looked exactly like the old ones but I never actually matched them side by side. Big mistake. I had the pan off the 410 so I could plastigauge the bearings and look for the 1U 410/428 crank stamping. So I turned the engine over multiple times. We dropped the engine into the truck, got it all bolted up and ready and the engine wouldn't turn over, not one tiny bit. The only thing I could figure was the flywheel so I ordered another one just in case it was. Pulled the engine yesterday, looked between the flywheel and plate and couldn't see a thing. I thought maybe I put a rod cap on backwards but really didn't think I did that so I pulled the pan just to make sure. I had to remove the flywheel so we could bolt the engine back up to the engine stand. The second bolt I removed I could tell by the end of the bolt it had bottomed out against the block. Bolted it back up with the flywheel bolts off the 390, dropped it back in and fired it up. I'm too old to be doing that kind of work, especially twice. LOL I'm paying for it this morning. ;) I can guarantee you that I'll never make that mistake again. :B
specta 07/27/22 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/DwpgLv7r/IMG-9649.jpg Had an issue and had to pull the engine back out this morning. https://i.postimg.cc/rFJgyGbY/IMG-9650.jpg Got it back in later this afternoon. Link clicky. Got the 410 fired up this afternoon. Needs some work on the clutch linkage, I'll get that done in the morning. Then I'll get the hood bolted back on and take it for a spin. It sounds really good with great throttle response. Not bad considering this was the first time its been started after being rebuilt 50 years ago. I'm a happy camper. :B
specta 07/26/22 11:13pm Tow Vehicles
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