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I got bigger problems than the noisy exhaust...

I got bigger problems than the noisy exhaust header right now. I suppose I should start another thread on it. I'm so confused about it I can't even describe the problem right now other than it won't...
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That makes sense an F-150 with dual tanks would...

That makes sense an F-150 with dual tanks would have three pumps. Two in-tanks and a high pressure. This F-250 was ordered with a utility body on it.
Today I went down and worked on it. I don't...
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I haven't even seen the car yet so I don't know...

I haven't even seen the car yet so I don't know how bad it is. If they have been trying to force the fitting in there, it may have already cracked the radiator, I don't know.
I like that fitting...
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I was out there tonite working on it. Here's...

I was out there tonite working on it. Here's where it stands. I have power at the relay where there is supposed to be power. Yellow wire-hot all the time. Red wire -hot when key is on.
I grounded...
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Posted By 2muchgrass

1988 F-250 fuel pump problem

1988 Ford F-250 5.0 EFI with AOD 3 Days ago, my truck stalled on me. I got it going, put it in gear and it stalled again but this time would not start. Checked for spark. I had spark. Checked for...
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2000 Saturn radiator transmission line fittings

My nephew bought a radiator last year for his Saturn. When some dufus installed it, he cross threaded the fitting. It worked itself out of the hole but my nephew(not a mechanical genius) wore the...
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You are joking me! Well, learn something new...

You are joking me! Well, learn something new every day. I have never heard of that. Well, I guess it is time to take it back off and find a straight edge somewhere. I just knew when I was putting it...
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Clean is the key word. I have soldered hundreds...

Clean is the key word. I have soldered hundreds of computer motherboards and have also had considerable experience with copper plumbing so I'm not totally stupid when it comes to this.
I never even...
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Radiator repair cowards

I hate it when someone tells me I can't do something. It motivates me. I have been asking about how to recore a radiator. All I get is "You should take it to a shop" "Don't try it""Boo hoo, I'm...
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Which 351 to use to replace 302

I have another thread going about hauling a heavily loaded 34' RV 1500 miles.

One option is replacing the aging 302 in my truck with a 351. Here's what I have. A 1988 F-250, 302 EFI, Automatic...
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A while back it blew a head gasket. I pulled it...

A while back it blew a head gasket. I pulled it all apart and replaced head gaskets on both sides. I didn't have a machinists straight edge so I didn't check the surface of the block or the head. I...
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A 14' truck is $1400 one way. Then there is...

A 14' truck is $1400 one way. Then there is insurance (a must have) and about $450 for gas, close to $2000. Doing a local rental is too expensive. Looking at 2400 miles at .79 a mile plus $900 in...
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Long haul with a 302 or 351

Within the next two months, I am moving from Maryland to Louisiana. I will be driving an F-250 which currently has a 302 which I believe is running on borrowed time.
I am going to be towing a 34...
09-08-12, 10:34 AM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Got pictures?

It's working again...sort of. I am having a power drain through the 2x4s. It worked great until I decided the grids weren't close enough. I rabbited a 1/2" deep ledge for one of the grids to fit...
09-03-12, 01:54 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

I will start the search today, thanks. Ran into...

I will start the search today, thanks. Ran into problems working on my truck but hopefully will have the 2x4 frame together by the time it gets dark. Then I'll know for sure if I am going to need to...
09-01-12, 07:04 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Well,, it's not done yet but I'm close. And I am...

Well,, it's not done yet but I'm close. And I am a lunatic.
09-01-12, 07:00 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

I will post pictures as soon as it is...

I will post pictures as soon as it is presentable. It is butt ugly right now and I won't have anyone thinking that's the quality of my workmanship. I will try to take a video of it in action with...
09-01-12, 02:36 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

You don't get rid of them. There is no practical...

You don't get rid of them. There is no practical way to keep them out of your attic. All you can do is try to keep them out of your living space. They are attracted to the warmth when it gets cool....
09-01-12, 02:25 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Plastic 2x4s? Never heard of them. Where would I...

Plastic 2x4s? Never heard of them. Where would I look for those?
09-01-12, 02:22 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Yes, I have been trying to come up with a better...

Yes, I have been trying to come up with a better frame material. What I have on hand is sheets of fiberglass. More resin than fiberglass I think. They were the side panels for fume hoods in a...
08-28-12, 08:29 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Finally got back to work on it

OK, here's where it stands now. It was working great...for about 30 minutes and then the controller a buddy made for me went up in a puff of smoke.
I really didn't have to dial the contraption down...
07-14-12, 01:37 PM
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Posted By 2muchgrass

It works

It works. Holy smokes does it work. The first test subject was me... inadvertently. Took me two days to get my hair to lay down.
Anything that narrows the gap between the two screens is toast......
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Ok, simple enough. I can do that in the morning....

Ok, simple enough. I can do that in the morning. What kind of amounts would I be looking for and what do they mean? A piston falls out I can understand I have a serious problem but how much metal...
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Posted By 2muchgrass

Low oil level damage to 302

I have a 1988 Ford F-250 with a 302 EFI. It has had an oil leak in the passenger side valve cover for months but I checked the oil frequently and kept it up to level. Two things happened. The oil...
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Posted By 2muchgrass

It is called thermal paste and less is better...

It is called thermal paste and less is better than more. New processor/heat sink and fan combos are generally supplied with thermal paste or a thermal pad. Thermal paste is meant to fill the...
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