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My truck is a Johnny cash song...... #7378006
10/13/21 07:33 AM
10/13/21 07:33 AM
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It's a 77, 87, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97 automobile.....
I've been collecting a bunch of junkyard finds for some upgrades lately, and just got em all installed. It's big mismash of stuff, but it's all Ford. The truck is a 77, f150, the engine and trans is a 5.0 and AOD out of an 87 Mercury. I finally got rid of the original gas tank. I was using an aftermarket frame mounted fuel pump, but it would t pick up fuel below a half tank. Not exactly convenient. So I grabbed a rear tank out of a 95 f150, and extended my fuel lines, now I have a factory fuel system setup. Of course, the new sender does t play nice with my fuel gauge, so I grabbed a fuel gauge out of. 92 f150 that I need to install.
The original rear axle was a Dana 44 with 2.73 gears and an open diff. Pretty pathetic setup. It constantly hunted between 3rd and OD at 70mph, and had no oomph. It didn't so much acceleratr as it just made forward progress. So, I grabbed a 8.8 axle with a rear sway bar and 3.55 gears out of a 94 bronco. The axle had an open diff, so I grabbed a trac-loc diff out of a 96 explorer, and swapped the ring gear over. The gear pattern was still perfect, so no adjustments there. And, the rear sway bar bolts right into my truck. I also grabbed the front sway bar off the 94 bronco, again it bolts right in.
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Finally, I grabbed a GT40 intake and throttle body off of a 97 explorer. This is a significant upgrade from my super restrictive intake. My old throttle body was 50mm, the new one is 65mm....huge difference.
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I finally got it all up and running yesterday, seems good so far. I just need to put the hood back on now. After my last oil change, my hood latch decided it didn't want to work anymore, and the hood flew up at 60 mph. Fun stuff. It broke the hinges, but the hood is fine. So I've got new hinges on, and I've got some good pins to put on too to make sure it'll never happen again.
Should make for a much improved ride for trapping. Last season I was still running a 2 barrel carb, c4 trans, and points ignition. It worked, but this'll be. Night and day difference.

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378010
10/13/21 07:43 AM
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Cool stuff


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378014
10/13/21 07:45 AM
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Greene County,Virginia
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Beautiful, Loosegoose.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378036
10/13/21 08:09 AM
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Nebraska
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.............. and when they got through the title weighed 50 pounds................

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378066
10/13/21 08:47 AM
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New York border
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Half Ford truck , half farm animal. Been there , done that. The real fun is when you need parts , you have to remember which parts were grafted off of what and get replacement stuff that match the ones you installed.

Years ago I had a 1st gen Plymouth Valiant drag car. It had Dodge truck brakes and a bunch of other Mopar related parts. Had to remember where they all came from to get things like brake shoes.

The real fun was the Mercury radiator and water pump that was grafted onto the Mopar 340CID under the hood. Had to get real creative back then , just couldn't just buy racey go fast parts , had to kinda make your own.

Good job , loosegoose grin


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378108
10/13/21 09:39 AM
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I'll get it one piece at a time, and it won't cost me a dime, you'll know it's me when I come through your town.


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378117
10/13/21 09:49 AM
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good thing that only the VIN number and color matter for the registration and title


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378128
10/13/21 09:58 AM
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Oakland, MS
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That is awesome. Not much impresses me, but I'm impressed.

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378150
10/13/21 10:21 AM
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Where's the big lunch box?

Sweet ride Loose!


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: the Blak Spot] #7378211
10/13/21 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
Where's the big lunch box?

Sweet ride Loose!

You've got an old Ford truck too, right? 1978ish?

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378232
10/13/21 12:04 PM
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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378248
10/13/21 12:24 PM
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You call your truck Sue??


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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378263
10/13/21 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by loosegoose
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You've got an old Ford truck too, right? 1978ish?[/quote]
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Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378403
10/13/21 05:08 PM
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Looks like you're pretty handy with a wrench.

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378543
10/13/21 07:41 PM
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Thatís what Iím talking abt.

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: Boco] #7378548
10/13/21 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Looks like you're pretty handy with a wrench.

No doubt! Wish I knew how to do all that.

Re: My truck is a Johnny cash song...... [Re: loosegoose] #7378640
10/13/21 09:57 PM
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I once had a '47 Mercury coupe. Engine was a '53 Cadillac
  • bored out for '56 pistons
  • Sorry, forgot the crank and rods, probably '56
  • '58 dual quad manifold and carbs.


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