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Bought a second truck.

specta
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Last week I bought this 1976 Ford F-250 4-wd, gratefully it isn't a highboy. I really think I stole it after searching for another truck.

Body and paint a bit rough but very little to almost no rust.

Once I put my camper on my other truck I no longer have a PU. I've only taken the camper off of my truck once since March and I'll be using thru the end of November.

The truck needs a lot. Its been sitting outside for nearly 20 years. Started and driven a few miles about once a year.

It has a 390 2-bbl out of 1966 Mercury Monterey. Runs pretty good after giving it a tuneup.

Replaced a bunch of stuff like the grill, battery tray, dash pad, seat cover, brake/clutch pedal pads and some other misc stuff. Still have lots to go.








My new tires arrived Monday so I took some steel wool to the Dodge chrome wheels and then had the tires mounted and balanced.

I like it. :B
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.
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specta
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FishOnOne wrote:
Thanks for the update. Truck is looking really good.


Thank you. Its been a lot of fun but there's still a lot that needs t be dine.
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
Thanks for the update. Truck is looking really good.
'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"

specta
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I replaced the noisy Flowmaster FlowFX mufflers. They are just like a straight pipe.






I replaced them with a pair of Magnaflow Super Turbo mug=fflers.
They are much quieter and still a free-flowing muffler.






I upgraded the old 2-speed wipers to installed intermittent wipers.




I bought and installed a new cigarette lighter too.
I never knew they were an option back in 1976.




So far I'm pretty happy with the old Ford pickup.
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

specta
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I bought some new tires for the old truck.
Those pizza cutter bias ply tires had to go. LOL
I had forgotten just how bad they road and just how noisy there were. :R








It rides and drives like a brand new truck. :C




The truck still needs a lot more work. I need to get my new aluminum radiator installed along with new front and rear brakes.

When its ready I bought this TT to tow. 🙂
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

specta
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Cummins12V98 wrote:
Good call on the valve seals and intake! YES a 750 would really wake the BEAST.


That's the plan for sure.

Right now there's just soo much other stuff that needs attention. 😞
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

Cummins12V98
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Explorer III
Good call on the valve seals and intake! YES a 750 would really wake the BEAST.
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

specta
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ford truck guy wrote:
So glad to see you back at it so soon ! ! ! ! Thats awesome

Joe


Thank you Joe. I've just been a bit busy lately. 🙂





Today is 4/10. Kind of a special day. :B
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

Geo_Boy
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Fantastic.

So glad to see you back at it so soon ! ! ! ! Thats awesome

Joe
Me-Her-the kids
2020 Ford F350 SD 6.7
2020 Redwood 3991RD Garnet

specta
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Some times its the little things that take some time to get fixed right. For me it was the simple PCV.
The guy that I bought the 410 from gave me that black parts tub full of all kinds of parts. 2 like new
complete rocker shafts, power steering pump, 390 flywheel and a flex plate. Nuts, bolts, spacers,
hose clamps, multiple dipsticks and other miscellaneous stuff.




The issue I was having is that the hose had a small kink in it restricting the vacuum to the PCV.




Yesterday I decided it was time to go thru that black parts tub and toss what I didn't want or need and there I found 2 Motorcraft molded PCV hoses.
I'll pick up a new valve next time I'm in town.

Everything went in the dumpster except the two molded PCV hoses, miscellaneous hose clamps and throttle return springs.




It was such a nice day yesterday I even gave the old truck a bath.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday.
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

specta
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The valve stem seals that were installed 50 years ago when the engine was rebuilt for some reason weren't doing their job so it was time to replace the.




I decided that this was as good of time as any to upgrade the intake manifold and went with the Edelbrock Performer.






Back in the day this is what I did for a living and today I really don't miss doing it. 😉

That old cast iron FE 4-V intake must weigh 500 lbs. :E :R :W






It turned out great. No more puffs of smoke on decel and literally zero oil consumption.

Improved performance all across the board, especially when you first shift into the next higher gear just driving normal.

Now I'm thinking I need to get a bigger carburetor, like a 750 cfm. :B
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
Nice axle dumps!

Sounds good!
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

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Here's another short video on how the trucks sounds.
I didn't get into it until it was about 1/2 way...


I wish when we posted a youtube video link the video would appear here.
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.

specta
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One more upgrade finished.










I had the local exhaust shop finish the exhaust for me a few days ago.
All it needs is to rotate the clamps a bit. I don't care for the way they look.


Clickie to YouTube video of exhaust sound.

I'm happy. :B
Kenny
1996 Jayco 376FB Eagle Series TT
1997 Jayco 246FB Eagle Series TT
1976 Ford F-250 4wd Mercury Marauder 410 - 4V
Regular cabs. The best looking trucks.