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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-06-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
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There was one member a year or so back that was...

There was one member a year or so back that was getting 22-23 at 70mph with the same 4.9, gearing, trans and mods that I have, but he had done extensive ignition work, msd box, etc and I believe he'd...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,793
Posted By unit505
21mpg all day long!!!!!!! No flux capacitor! Just...

21mpg all day long!!!!!!! No flux capacitor! Just easy on the speed! 55-60mph and I can roll 21mpg without fail. Anything over that, say 70 and I drop to about 17. 75mph and I try not to look at the...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-25-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23,706
Views: 1,270,684
Posted By unit505
Just finished my "Plinker Build". Always wanted...

Just finished my "Plinker Build". Always wanted to build a Ruger 10/22, so I thought I'd give it a shot. 16" Green Mountain Fluted Bull Barrel, Magpul X-22 Stock with M Lok Rails, Volquartsen 2.5lb...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-17-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By unit505
Not to be a smart ass, but I'd pull another bolt...

Not to be a smart ass, but I'd pull another bolt and match them up at the hardware store. Can't go wrong.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-10-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By unit505
No one has mentioned the idle air control valve....

No one has mentioned the idle air control valve. It will cause the truck to shut down unexpectedly and cause all of your symptoms. Very easy to change and i think I paid $15 for the last one I bought...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-02-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By unit505
A converted York air conditioner will bolt up...

A converted York air conditioner will bolt up with the correct bracket. They run about $500 and can operate just like an ac with an on and off switch to operate the clutch. They are allot faster than...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-02-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By unit505
It will fit under the washer fluid bottles on all...

It will fit under the washer fluid bottles on all 9th gens. The holes are predrilled in the inner fender. Just make sure not to get the two vacuum lines crossed up. It will run fine up to about 45mph...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By unit505
I'm not sure about the alternator upgrade, but I...

I'm not sure about the alternator upgrade, but I do think that more juice should feed the ignition system better. I may be totally wrong, but it can't hurt. Do you have the manual or automatic...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-25-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By unit505
21mpg at 55-60mph. Drops pretty quick above that,...

21mpg at 55-60mph. Drops pretty quick above that, but I can still get 17 at 75. Warm air intake, electric fans, synthetic fluids front to rear, stock tires, 2:73 rear. The 2:73 is the highway gear....
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-13-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By unit505
If you want performance, buy a Lightning. Not all...

If you want performance, buy a Lightning. Not all experiences dictate overall reliability. Just saying....I hate it when one bad experience somehow equates to fact and denies proven reliability to...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,255
Posted By unit505
Wrong answer! After 210K miles, my M5OD is going...

Wrong answer! After 210K miles, my M5OD is going strong. It takes a hell of allot of abuse and keeps going. Probably one of the most dependable transmissions ever put into a 1/2 ton pick up. I've...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-27-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By unit505
While custom fabrication is awesome, I think I'd...

While custom fabrication is awesome, I think I'd look at a set of gm hooks and mounts. Drill the frame horns and the gm hardware should bolt right up. You would have to cut hook points into your...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-27-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,889
Posted By unit505
They call it a death wobble for a reason. Lol....

They call it a death wobble for a reason. Lol. Could have ended very seriously. Like said, the shop and I would have had some nasty words!
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-27-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,338
Posted By unit505
You can relocate the can to the drivers side...

You can relocate the can to the drivers side under the washer fluid bottle. The holes are predrilled and it bolts right up. You need new vacuum hose and couplers to reroute the lines. If you get them...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,338
Posted By unit505
You should not have dual cans. You have the...

You should not have dual cans. You have the coffee can vaccuum reservoir and the smog pump muffler. I have write ups on both. You can search the site for my posts on both. I'm on my phone so Iits not...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,231
Posted By unit505
All I can say is that better/more expensive...

All I can say is that better/more expensive controller isn't always worth it. A couple have had the $100+ controller burn out and several of us are running the $18 controller with great results. Also...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-19-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,231
Posted By unit505
Without knowing what controller you are using,...

Without knowing what controller you are using, it's really hard to say. I can tell you this, running on high all the time will kill your battery. With a properly functioning cooling system, there...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-14-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By unit505
Safety recalls are only valid for 10 years. Paint...

Safety recalls are only valid for 10 years. Paint is not a safety related item. Sorry...SOL!...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-14-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By unit505
The swap to electrical fans is by far the biggest...

The swap to electrical fans is by far the biggest bang for the buck. Can be done for as low as $50 using used e fans and new factory dual fans can be had for as little as $100. Proven dyno results of...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-07-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By unit505
You need to ditch that aftermarket fan and pick...

You need to ditch that aftermarket fan and pick up a set of factory electric fans. Built in shroud, much, much more airflow and almost silent compared to those aftermarket performance fans that...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-06-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By unit505
I ordered my RF1012 from Oreilly Auto Parts for...

I ordered my RF1012 from Oreilly Auto Parts for $45. The price has since gone up a little, but for what its worth and not to start an argument, the throttle response gain from the large K&N are...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-30-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By unit505
and the weight that you CAN carry has no bearing...

and the weight that you CAN carry has no bearing on legality. Get into a serious wreck while overloaded, regardless of how the truck sits, and you're facing negligence charges if the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By unit505
You should care how loud the fan is. It's robbing...

You should care how loud the fan is. It's robbing horsepower from your truck and loading the motor. Factory and hd mechanical fans on the dyno show 20-40hp robbed from your engine. A bad fan clutch...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By unit505
I took the radiator cap off and let the truck...

I took the radiator cap off and let the truck warm up with a food thermometer stuck in the radiator neck. When the thermostat opened and the radiator started flowing, I let it get 5 degrees higher...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-10-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By unit505
I run air shocks as well. 35psi keeps it at stock...

I run air shocks as well. 35psi keeps it at stock ride height and if I hook up the travel trailer, I'll pump them up to 100psi and it level the truck out. Work great for me. I have overload coil over...
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