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Old 02-14-2013, 08:45 PM
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the rad is still out, i plan on ordering the one from rock auto this weekend

are you talking about the new shiny plug in the water outlet? i put that there because the sensor was broken anyways, no vaccum lines anywhere to be found. and it hit against the fuel line

wouldnt i have to pull the engine to get to the camshafts? or can i access them through that block behind the water pump. i would have to remove that big pulley too right? how much of a job is that?

my local auto store said the cheapest rad they can get will be $500, the rock auto one is $200
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You'll have to pull anything directly in front of the cam (like the radiator and grill insert), but it just slides right out the front of the block. I haven't taken one out of a 335 series engine, but it's right behind the water pump drive. I'm sure you could figure it out. Believe it or not, my passing the Engine Repair ASE was nothing short of a miracle (ok, I'm just really good at tests). Your knowledge of engines probably isn't too far off mine
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:34 PM
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If you do swap the cam, make sure to get new lifters as well, they wear into the cam and are mated to their lobe. Not a bad idea to pick up the new springs your cam manufacturer recommends for the grind you choose, unless they specify stock valve springs.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:15 PM
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i think im going to wait on the cam, its plenty powerful as it is, and down the road i may be putting a 460 and zf5 from a dump truck in it. not ready for that yet though.

heres some pics of the p/s bracket i fixed. its already been welded in one spot, and it broke in another. i cut a groove in the crack, mig welded it, grounded it down, then sponge wheeled it smooth. then i ground down the old weld, cut a groove, and did the same thing since they probably just laid a bead overtop.

also the adjusting tab was a little bent so i heated it up and hammered it back into shape



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sandblasted and painted, gonna be the cleanest part on the whole truck lol.



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heres what it looked like yesterday, but its all together now. put the old radiator back in for now. its great to be able to drive it again. i was driving normally then accidentally squealed the tires, its got so much power

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What's your gear ratio? I have 3.55's and couldn't break the tires loose on wet pavement.
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What's your gear ratio? I have 3:10's and couldn't break the tires loose on wet pavement.
guy said they were 3:55's
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:19 PM
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guy said they were 3:55's
Err, edited. I've got 3.55's too. Hmm. Well I do cringe if I give 'er more than 1/2 throttle.
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I'm late to this thread! I love old fords, I have a '68 styleside, bumps rule! But I love the 70's too. I've got the 360 in mine. (And, being Texas, thankfully a "dash hanger" air conditioner!)
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I'm late to this thread! I love old fords, I have a '68 styleside, bumps rule! But I love the 70's too. I've got the 360 in mine. (And, being Texas, thankfully a "dash hanger" air conditioner!)
thats awesome. '68's a real classic. post a pic if you get a chance!

so i chipped some paint off the grille shroud and its clean chrome underneath. did some google searching and found that if im careful, paint stripper wont hurt the chrome. going to pick some up and give it a shot.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:56 AM
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thats awesome. '68's a real classic. post a pic if you get a chance!

so i chipped some paint off the grille shroud and its clean chrome underneath. did some google searching and found that if im careful, paint stripper wont hurt the chrome. going to pick some up and give it a shot.
It's not chrome, it's anodized aluminum. Just a heads up: after 30+ years, it's very dull.
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well i got some POR15 paint stripper and it worked pretty good. still need to get some little spots of red off but overall its looking much better than it was

radiator sprung another leak on the bottom outlet, going to a radiator place tomorrow morning to see what they have



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been a while since i done this but i think it came out alright. heres my idea for a tailgate. the red part is the right size but the wood part arent



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all aluminum radiator from valley radiator in canton ct!

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headlight trim painted silver. spray paint can says its a ford color. heres the comparison from the old black and the silver.





both are silver now. the grille's next.
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Very nice.

I need to get mine put back together...
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM
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looks rust free! whys it apart?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Not much, that's for sure. Had a little run in with a short, cocky, own-the-road Italian in a very new Mercedes Benz.

Moral of the story: if you drive a "nice", expensive car, don't speed up (over the speed limit) and try to pass a slow moving car when the left lane ends in 100 feet and a 4000lb truck is turning into the opposite lane.

Of course the teenager gets blamed

I need a new bumper, grill shell, right headlight bulb and right turn signal assembly (all of which I'm getting for free from a friend). He needed a new right-front fender, rim, mirror, door skin, and lots of paint. The truck won.
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you had to pay for the other persons damage?

i had a really close call once in my car. right after a snowstorm in a city the roads were horrible. and a guy decides to make a right on red when i was about 10 feet away. hit my brakes it was useless cause of the ice and i slid into the other lane luckily there were no cars coming the other way
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Well, insurance did. We have no deductible and we've been with USAA for so long that it won't cost us more than about $200 in premium, spread out over the next 2 years. His car probably lost 10% or more of its value, having been wrecked; the universe has a way of making things work out.

People. can't. drive. I love watching customers at work trying to park, especially parallel. Most of them are horrible at it and it's hilarious. I can pull off a backwards U-turn through a garage door in a lifted Tundra and some of them can hardly back their Prius (with backup camera!) straight into a perpendicular parking spot.
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People. can't. drive.
No. .

...and it's only getting worse.
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