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Forum: Super Duty Forum 01-17-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Braggs
Pics? Here's mine: ...

Pics? Here's mine:

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2015 F-350 XLT Club Cab Long Bed
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 01-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Braggs
Headlight knob doesn't function like that. One...

Headlight knob doesn't function like that. One notch is the parking lights, all the way out is headlights. To toggle between low and high beam, there is a switch on the floor board that you press...
Forum: Super Duty Forum 11-01-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,784
Posted By Braggs
I'm with acadianbob here. Lifting a truck meant...

I'm with acadianbob here. Lifting a truck meant for work just complicates things even more. Say goodbye to using gooseneck and 5th wheels. Say hello to extra work lifting things into the bed.
...
Forum: Super Duty Forum 09-08-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,997
Posted By Braggs
You seem to already have a good knowledge of the...

You seem to already have a good knowledge of the engine and its quirks. Yes, the EGR was being dumped behind the valves without any fuel cleaning them off. The oil catch can was to remedy the carbon...
Forum: Super Duty Forum 09-07-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,997
Posted By Braggs
The 3.5L Ecoboost is great. I'd say it has more...

The 3.5L Ecoboost is great. I'd say it has more power (and kick-in-your-pants feel) than the naturally aspirated V8 big brother. You'll also save a bit at the pump with slightly better fuel...
Forum: Super Duty Forum 08-24-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Braggs
Being the realist.

Right off the bat you're gonna have to service the transmission since the book says 150k. Next you'll need to replace the fuel filters unless you know for certain it was done recently. Then you're...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 03-28-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Braggs
If you're going to be making a Frankenstein with...

If you're going to be making a Frankenstein with different engine/transmission combinations than came with your year/model, you're gonna have to do some fabrication. Best advice is to take all the...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 02-10-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 530,261
Posted By Braggs
Wow. So. Much. Work to be done. Keep us...

Wow. So. Much. Work to be done. Keep us updated! People love to see before/after pics.
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 01-19-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Braggs
Impressively large workspace. Color me jealous. ...

Impressively large workspace. Color me jealous. Also, the paint job looks great.
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 01-17-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Braggs
Found lots of parts represented on rockauto that...

Found lots of parts represented on rockauto that you'll need (link below). Look only at 4wd parts (obviously). 1x center link, 2x tie rod ends (one long, one short), a new tie rod adjusting sleeve,...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 12-01-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Braggs
The vacuum diagram differs for each vehicle. ...

The vacuum diagram differs for each vehicle. Here's the one for my 1986 351w HO. It might be close to yours (since similar engine setup/years) but it might be slightly different than yours.
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Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 11-15-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Braggs
I found lots of oil pans searching google for...

I found lots of oil pans searching google for "Ford FE 390 oil pan". Summit racing, Ebay, and others. Pretty common part for rebuilders. I'm not sure why they're calling it a big block. We...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 11-07-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Braggs
You can find vacuum leaks with a can of carb...

You can find vacuum leaks with a can of carb cleaner. Just spray it around the engine compartment while the engine is running. When the RPMs dip, you found the area of the leak. If it's just the...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 10-26-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Braggs
Yes, this happened to me also. I've replaced all...

Yes, this happened to me also. I've replaced all the bulbs with only minimal help. I can see the gauges now, but it's not like it should be. It seems to me the green plastic they used to filter...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-26-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Braggs
Motor mounts are made out of rubber which...

Motor mounts are made out of rubber which deteriorates over time. If you haven't replaced them before, replace them. They're likely 30+ years old. As for brand, just get what the local box store...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-16-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 530,261
Posted By Braggs
Very nice! I like the classic/worn look,...

Very nice! I like the classic/worn look, especially when all the internals are mechanically sound.
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-04-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Braggs
That's a tough question with complicated answers....

That's a tough question with complicated answers. In a simple explanation, the only way for them to be on is if they have power being sent to them

First, the obvious question for diagnosis is: ...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-04-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Braggs
Just to make sure you know... Automatic...

Just to make sure you know... Automatic transmission uses flexplate. Manual transmission uses flywheel. You need to use the flex plate off the old engine too.

Here's a PDF that shows the...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-01-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Braggs
I'm not much of one for "restoring", mainly just...

I'm not much of one for "restoring", mainly just "repairing". The stuff I do is to keep it stock and in functional condition. Restoring could mean anything from chopping the top and lowering to...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 07-29-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Braggs
Sorry, I'm not a carburetor guru but that whole...

Sorry, I'm not a carburetor guru but that whole thing where gas keeps being squirted in even after shutdown doesn't sound good. My understanding is that gas is supposed to be sucked in by the vacuum...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 06-13-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Braggs
It must be one of those optical illusion...

It must be one of those optical illusion things...

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Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 06-13-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Braggs
Can't help you with the manual transmission. ...

Can't help you with the manual transmission. :confused1:
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 06-13-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 530,261
Posted By Braggs
Looking forward to pictures!

Looking forward to pictures!
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 05-28-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,970
Posted By Braggs
Fluid will leak out of the vacuum modulator...

Fluid will leak out of the vacuum modulator hole... no biggie. Just catch what comes out and put it back in.

The length of the vacuum modulator pin is important. Too long and it will keep the...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 05-24-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 530,261
Posted By Braggs
YES! I did this recently with the 85 Dually. It...

YES! I did this recently with the 85 Dually. It sounds SOOOO much better. Before, the windows would clank against the metal, it was hard to keep on the track, and the wind noise was deafening. ...
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