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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2020, 05:23 PM »
The engine is indestructible and will pull a house but you are not going to like that carburetor! So your four wheeling days are over? That's a lot of vehicle to pull behind an RV! Gonna be rough on the RV transmission.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2020, 08:23 PM »
The engine is indestructible and will pull a house but you are not going to like that carburetor! So your four wheeling days are over? That's a lot of vehicle to pull behind an RV! Gonna be rough on the RV transmission.


I don't know about the carb...it idles high right now, but I'll deal with that soon.  I drove it around a LOT today and I love this truck!  Running like a champ so far, and doesn't overheat at stop lights...lol!  I filled the tanks, and so far the selector switch for front and back seems to work.

My 4 wheeling days were over when my wife's arthritis got so bad that the offroad bumps were pure torture for her...even going slow.  And at least she doesn't have to yodel to get in and out of this truck...lol!

As far as the weight goes, the title says it weighs just shy of 5K, and that is with the 99" longbed.  The Jeep weighed the same.

The only thing that sucks is that it is 2WD and automatic...which means that I will once again have to disco the driveshaft and hang it, like I had to do with many other vehicles in the past.  Unless I find a flat bed car hauler trailer on the cheap...lol!

Kev
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2020, 08:30 PM »
The truck is ours!  It has three day AZ temp plates, and is insured...so I drove it around quite a bit today, and it is awesome...although there are some issues, like the idle being way too high and the valve cover gasket leaks a LOT of oil.  Simple fixes though.


I love this truck!




Tomorrow I'll print out all the forms to send to the Florida DMV, get a police officer to verify the VIN numbers on the title...and then overnight the paperwork to Florida.  That why, by the time the AZ temp plate expires, the truck will be legally registered in Florida.  I already transferred the insurance.


Kev
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2020, 09:22 AM »
The engine is indestructible and will pull a house but you are not going to like that carburetor! So your four wheeling days are over? That's a lot of vehicle to pull behind an RV! Gonna be rough on the RV transmission.

So Rick...about the carburator.  Why do you say I'm not going to like the carburator on the 300CI?  It looks pretty simple compared to a 4 barrel.  Are they problematic?  What should I look out for?

Kev
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #104 on: February 04, 2020, 10:02 AM »
It is probably a Carter one barrel but might be a Variable Venturi carb. I had a F250 with that engine and it took me 6 months to get the carb right and carbs are my specialty That was 20 years ago so let me find my book and refresh my brain on what you are working with. Meanwhile try to get a name or tag number off of the carb.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #105 on: February 04, 2020, 10:23 AM »
Kevin, I may have spoken too soon. It appears you do not have the VV carb and you do have a simple one barrel carb. If this is the case they are cheap, no sense in playing with one with over a hundred on it.
I wouldn't necessarily buy it from there, it was just a good pic.

https://www.ebay.com/i/133269492212?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=133269492212&targetid=858219882603&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9052512&poi=&campaignid=6470552634&mkgroupid=90044703518&rlsatarget=pla-858219882603&abcId=1139336&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAiAyeTxBRBvEiwAuM8dnVyQz2VVnhnlUlzILoDjj6buR-sKocms_lJpLtLBMqjuzJC-KPrCARoCrz8QAvD_BwE

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #106 on: February 04, 2020, 11:03 AM »
Kevin, I may have spoken too soon. It appears you do not have the VV carb and you do have a simple one barrel carb. If this is the case they are cheap, no sense in playing with one with over a hundred on it.
I wouldn't necessarily buy it from there, it was just a good pic.

https://www.ebay.com/i/133269492212?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=133269492212&targetid=858219882603&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9052512&poi=&campaignid=6470552634&mkgroupid=90044703518&rlsatarget=pla-858219882603&abcId=1139336&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAiAyeTxBRBvEiwAuM8dnVyQz2VVnhnlUlzILoDjj6buR-sKocms_lJpLtLBMqjuzJC-KPrCARoCrz8QAvD_BwE

That is what it looks like!  Just a very simple one barrel carb.  Still has the original old style air cleaner housing as well, painted blue like the engine. 

Kev
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2020, 01:10 PM »
I just saw an ad , For your Carburetor on E Bay for less than $60.00 ,m Seems to make it a lot easier and Cheaper than Rebuilding  !  Frank
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #108 on: February 05, 2020, 04:48 PM »
Those ads worry me, I think they are offshore carbs. That is simply too cheap for a Carter carb. Not saying it will not work but if you buy be sure you can return if need be.

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #109 on: February 05, 2020, 05:37 PM »

I think they are just trying to move Obsolete parts ??  Frank

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2020, 08:10 PM »
Nope, far, far too many of them. Hey, for the price you try it and if it works great. If it doesn't work then you send it back. You notice they are not asking for a core so you still have your original.

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2020, 08:15 PM »
Our booth is all set up!  Tomorrow morning I'll finish setting up the workshop (not much left to do), and then go get some boards and knock out some catapults for the weekend.  While I'm out tomorrow morning, I'll probably swing by Walmart and have new tires put on the Ford...since the tires are 4 different brands, worn pretty much bald, and starting to dry rot.  Thankfully tires for the Ford F-100 are cheap, since I'm just going to put light truck LT tires on it, probably Goodyear Wranglers.  I might go with AT tires if they aren't much more money.


I over-nighted all the paperwork to Florida to get the truck registered yesterday, and transferred the insurance from the Jeep to the truck already.  If they don't have it registered by tomorrow, I'll go online and print out another 3 day pass from the Arizona DMV...2 dollars, and you can do it three times.  That is what is on the truck right now, but it expires tomorrow at midnight.


Kev
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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2020, 11:06 PM »
SCORE!!!


I was running errands this morning, and stopped by Malone's Tire in Apache Junction.  They are HIGHLY recommended by the local forums and Facebook groups.  Someone ordered 4 new Firestone Destination A/T tires, 235/75R-15s...and never picked them up!  They sat in the back room for almost a year and the date code says they were made in 2019.  300 bucks out the door, mounted, balanced, the works!  For all four tires!  SWEET!!!  So of course I had them do it, and the Ford has new shoes!


While it was on their lift, I rocked the front tires up to down, and there is some play...so new wheel bearings and races are going to happen next week.  A simple job and cheap since I am doing it myself.


I had an electrical problem today, but it was simple.  The previous owner spliced in wires from the coil to the distributor...and just twisted the wires together with just a flap of electrical tape.  Because the engine is oily from the bad valve cover gasket, the electrical tape slipped down the wires.  When both wires contacted each other, the engine died like turning off the key.  I knew it was electrical...and it took me 5 minutes to fix it because I had all three of my tool boxes with me, including my electrical tool box.  Started right back up, and we are good to go!  (LOTS more tweaking and work to do to make it perfect...but the electrical problem is fixed).


I also paid for and put on the new temporary AZ plate, so we are good until the 11th..and hopefully Florida will have the registration done by then.  The tracking numbers show that they received everything yesterday.


The workshop is all set up, and I have all the parts cut out for tomorrow's build.


All is going well and coming together perfectly!


Kev


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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2020, 09:32 PM »
All the catapults are built, the booth is all set up and loaded with marshmallows and water beads...and we are ready for opening day tomorrow at the Arizona Renaissance Festival!  SWEET!!!


Kev
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2020, 10:08 PM »
Since the Arizona Renaissance Festival has started, and opening weekend is under our belt, thus endeth this chapter!


I'm starting a new thread now...Arizona, 2020.


Kev
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Re: Winter Vacation, 2019-2020!
« Reply #115 on: February 10, 2020, 08:00 PM »
Awesome.  Looking for the new thread.

 

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