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1987 F150

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by SFaulken, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Dec 23, 2020
    SFaulken

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    Huh, I hate to do it, but the CJ isn't driving right now, and the F150 needs tires to hold it over until sometime after the new year....

    The 16" Wheels off of it look pretty fetching on the F-series...
     
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  2. Dec 23, 2020
    Jw60

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    :pics:
    :D
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2020
    SFaulken

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    Yeah yeah, I'll get to it.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2020
    SFaulken

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    Here it is, it's a crap picture but it shows it with the Wheels/Tires off my CJ
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2021
    SFaulken

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    And the curse of cheap chinese parts strikes again. The issue that caused it to die in traffic was the brand new High Pressure fuel pump. Lived all of 2 months. Of course, while I was under there chasing things down, I found that the fuel tank selector valve was leaking, and nobody makes them anymore, luckily I managed to find an NOS Ford one that wasn't hideously expensive. ($175 on Amazon, vs over $400 for a Dorman on ebay. And I don't buy Dorman, unless I have no other choice.)
     
  6. Feb 18, 2021
    SFaulken

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    And Idle speed hunt, off-idle stumble, and what felt like an intermittent misfire at idle fixed. Woo.
     
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  7. Feb 19, 2021
    SFaulken

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    And I learned a valuable piece of information today. When I changed the TFI module, I ended up having to pull the distributor, because one of the tangs off the old one broke off in the Magnetic Pickup inside the distributor. I *thought* I had marked everything well, and after I dropped the distributor back in and hooked everything back up, it fired right up and idled just fine.

    Well, apparently the ECM will compensate, even at Idle. When I took it out for a run to the pharmacy, it acted like the world was going to end, so I turned around, and came home, and tossed the timing light on it.

    I had the base timing at about 8ATDC, as opposed to the 10BTDC that it should have been.

    Oops.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2021
    SFaulken

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    I f*&king swear. I'm getting real goddamned tired of crap aftermarket parts. Less than 60 days in the truck, and the new heater core just blew itself up.
     
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  9. Apr 2, 2021
    givemethewillys

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  10. Apr 2, 2021
    rusty

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    I have an 87 F150. I feel your pain. Had mine 15 years now. I think I have replaced about half the truck. But when it's right it's a very nice truck.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2021
    shadetreetim

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    I had a shortbed F-150 back in the day when they were new. Mine was a straight 6 automatic. Like everything else, I eventually sold it. Nice truck. I agree on aftermarket parts. Some of them are junk.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2021
    SFaulken

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    Well, I'm sure as hell glad that I never had to change the alternator on the side of the road. Cause it wouldn't ever have happened. I'm doing the intake/exhaust manifold gaskets, and the alternator/smog pump bracket has a through bolt that also goes through the very front exhaust manifold as well, and I snapped the head off the lower alternator bolt (7/16 Coarse Thread), so I got the smog pump pulled, and then got the bracket off the side of teh engine, and long story short, after some work with a drill, a hammer and punch, and a death wheel on the die grinder, the majority of that bloody 5" long bolt is *still* in the alternator, and isn't ever ever coming out. So I guess I'm doing the 3G alternator upgrade a little sooner than planned.....
     
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  13. Apr 7, 2021
    SFaulken

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    And after about 24 hours in the electrolysis, a buttload of penetrating oil, some heat, and some serious pounding on an 1-1/4 wrench with my 2-1/2 lb double jack, I finally got the EGR tube seperated from the rear manifold without destroying it.....
     

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