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Lol so your fog indicator light works now? You ran it to relay pin 87 right? That's the relay output to the fogs. Yeah I like to be on the safe side, I have replaced a few dash harnesses in trucks before, not to fun a job.
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Yea, pin 87. My Dad and I cut wood all morning and I showed him the fogs and he was like how come the indicator doesnt light when there on? Sooo as soon as I got unloaded I ran a wire. But it was bothering me anyways, he just push me over the edge.lol. Maybe I felt guilty for beating it in the woods to. Its hauled probably 25 loads of wood this season, Alot bigger loads than the one in my avitar.
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That's cool I used to cut and haul wood with my grandpa when I was younger. I did a lot of splitting and stacking, we usually cut red oak or hickory though. Yeah I got my foglight switch also has the blue illumination and I got to switch it over to the green, but it's just a bulb cover. The indicator light itself is green.
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I have an big old house in town and was tired of burning 2000$ of oil a winter and still freezing. So I put in a wood, coal furnace in Nov. 2010. It was last minute. I thought I had enough wood cut, wrong! I can t believe the wood it burns but its warm. Friend of mine has a 65 Fastback and has been after me to work on it for years. He has 150 acres right out of town and said I could have all the wood I could cut if I work on his car. Looks like I ll be working on it all summer.lol. I had it the whole month of August last year getting it tuned now he wants the rear and toploader rebuilt. But it is a nice car. It a factory GT, 4sp, Acode, with pony interior and ac. It was sold new in Dallas then when to Ariz. then here so its completely rust free. which is a big deal here in Pa. And he doesnt care how much I drive it. It was an MCA contours car at one time but needs a little work to show on that level again. It s red with black stripes so I tell people its mine restriped then they see mine a week later and I tell them I didnt like it and changed it back.lol.
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Haha that's cool, what was the A code? I don't remember all the engines offered then, I thought something like the 240 six, 260 v8, the 289, and the 289 hipo. Yeah those wood furnaces do a good job, I have seen a few people use them. 1 family I knew some years ago had a really big one outside their house that they ran duct work from it to their house. Then I have an uncle in another state had a big one in his basement and ran the duct work throughout the house, it does do a great job of keeping the house warm. My grandpa used a old wood stove for years even, it was just a stove but for it's size it gave off alot of heat.
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A code is a four barrel 289, K is a Hipo, C is a 2 barrel, T is 200 i6. GTs only came it K and A codes. Mine is a C code, its not a real GT. A and K is more desireable obviously. The 260 was 64 1/2 only or a 170 i6. My Torino is an S code 4 barrel 390 and a real GT.
My furnace is in the basement with ductwork in the floor. Its awesome went from freezing to sweating. Alot of work though. And the Ranger is taking a beating.
How are those fog lights working?
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That's cool, I am more I guess to date with newer stangs then I am the older ones. Oh I haven't got them finished yet, still have to get a few other things done first. I am putting in a long console this week as well. Yeah wood heat has always been a excellent source of heat, more trusting then gas or electric to.
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oh yeah they burn plenty of wood and are def wood, going with my girl friends dad to get wood this weekend, man your should see some of the **** i haul in my 4 banger, i had 950 pounds of scrap steel stacked in the back before. post a pic when you get the fogs done then i want to see them
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Yeah I originally grew up in the country woods so I know how that is lol. Well I don't know when I will get them done, been doing other stuff, plus gonna have company here soon for a week or two. I am definitely still going to do them though.
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You can get a lot of wood in a Ranger if you rank it up to the roof. I guarantee I m going to break the rear glass eventually.lol. Bumper on the ground I get a little sway I m hoping LTs will help that. The cracked frame threads are scaring me or I d add a leaf.
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Yeah there used to be a guy back where I lived, he had a little datsun something like that pickup, and he would load that truck down, but he had a flat bed on back he built, and he would haul big loads I was always surprised that little truck handled it, but it did. Where I originally came from was sawmill country so it was nothing to see guys loading their trucks down with wood, or small poles.

Instead of an extra leaf, you could always go with those airbag setups, that sit on top of the leaf springs, and bolt to the side of the frame. Those look pretty stout, and seem to do the job well.
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yah i know a guy who had those air bags i think it was on his Nissan frontier since he's farrier and hauls a trailer around and he had them on his 350 that he uses for his horse trailer
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Yeah they are pretty stout, and you can get them in different ratings, plus that's what semis use only much larger. I have to say though best truck for hauling ever had was a 76 F-250 heavy duty, with a 429 dropped in, that thing would haul a loads no problem, should have kept it but traded it off.
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yeah you should of, i love 70's trucks i have a friend that owns a 72 150 ranger xlt with a 390 dropped in, that is one sick motor, another friend had a 79 150 with a 351 in it, and a guy i worked for had a 78 with a 390 and 73 dump bed dually with a 390, what did you trade your 250 for anyways, man i bet the 429 was a beast, gotta love old ford v8's
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It was nice, it was 2wd, but it set up nice for stock had factory 16's and 8 lugs, the big dana rearend. Not sure the gear ratio don't remember, but it could lay down rubber from a stand still. Sounded good to I replaced the exhaust motor back with 2.5" duals with an h-pipe, resonators, and 3.5" exhaust tips. I ended up trading it for another truck, which I sold and lost a lot of money on.

My grandpa had a nice truck but he sold it, it was a 77 I think f-100 short wheel base stepside, he also had 77 supercab short bed, but sold both to a guy to fix up. His 77 supercab had a 460, the f-100 had a 400m which was transplanted, it was originally a 302 truck.
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I had a 77 f150 4wd that was a 400m truck. I redid it and put a 429 thunderjet T-bird motor I had a cam and Weiand stealth intake headers and flattops. I had 33s on it with factory 3.50 gears. I had the dizzy recurved and everything. I moved cam timing around tried another cam, it was a pig that drank gas. I dont know if it was the gears or what. But I had a 2300 stall converter in it. It was a beauty of a truck two tone green and white custom. I traded it for my 94 that I still have, its twice the truck that 77 was and gets better mileage towing the Mustang with ac on that the 77 did empty. I dont know what was wrong with it, it beat me. Loss my *** on it too.
Dads 410, 390 based truck I built would kick its *** but he had 30-9.50s on it.
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Hum yeah the 77 F-250 I had really wasn't bad on gas but it was pretty stock as far as motor, only mods was the dual 2.5" exhaust, a holley to replace the motorcraft carb, and a cooler thermostat. Those old 429's were good motors. It even had a stock C6 trans, nothing special, I think it had a 3:50 gear ratio as well, it was around there somewhere. I never was a fan of the 351/400m though Id rather have a 351w over 1 of those any day.

I also owned a 86 cougar for a short while it was a V6/auto car but I had planned on a V8/C4 swap, but ended up selling it to help my family when they were in a crunch. It was red with red interior. I had some work on it, it had the smoked tail lights, smoked headlight covers, replaced the digital dash with a analog dash from a 87-88 turbo coupe, freer flowing exhaust, but had I kept it, it would have been a V8 car.
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I think sometimes I just had to much carb on it. I had a 750 Edlebrock on it. I should have put the 600 from the Mustang on it to try but never got around to it.
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yeah my firedns 79 150 has a holly four barrel he gets ablout 16 miles to the gallon with it, i can't wait to see his dad get his 77 i think bronco, he has a 351 bored out to a 370 with an 11:1 compression ration completely built with eldelbrock that bronco is going to be sick as **** the 70's were fords best truck years
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Yeah I wasn't running a big carb on the 429 it was a older holley I got and rebuilt, but it was like 600-625cfm, and it didn't drink a lot of gas. Only thing I never liked about holley is their power valves, and having to remove the bowls to change the jets, but their new carbs are much better and improved now.

11:1 cr I hope he is running some higher octane, or that thing will be detonating like crazy. I like the new 5.0 Ford motor, it has 11:1 CR but the cool thing about it and I wish all motors had is the piston squirters, helps keeps the pistons cool, plus with their variable cam timing, and such they can get by with lower octane.
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yeah it not in the truck yet sadly, actually the truck is sitting in pieces in their shed, he just needs to get some more parts., its more of a long term product, yeah i don't think they have a very old holly in the 150 he got the truck in like 03 i think, and replaced the original I6 with the 351 from a e150 van and rebuilt it. nice truck its beast, just too bad it isn't driving right now, it runs but doesn't drive, he needs a clutch kit and a starter, he did need a syncronizer but already replaced that, yeah that new 5.0 does sound pretty cool i wish i had some money that
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That's cool, but those 300-straight sixes can be turned into a beast themself. They have parts, like cams and such for those motors but the best bolt on is a turbo for 1 of those. I wouldn't mind a 300-I6 with a turbo. Especially if your offroading like mudding, or rock crawling, the torque the turbo would help make down low would be a bonus.
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When we had cash for clunkers I locked up a 300i 6. It lasted almost 15 mins, I think it was 13 and change. It was in the top 3 of the 16 we locked up. They are very durable engines. What a shame that program was.
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yeah i know that dumb *** program rally hit hard on the used vehicle industry and mostly helped japans economy, and a lot of decent vehicles ruined, also makes it harder to come across an engine, they were good engines, but i guess they didn't feel like sinking the money into it so they just swapped it. and i'd turn that 66 mustang into something nice, and even if you don't want to keep it you could always catch a pretty penny for it if you find the right buyer
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The 66 stang is really bad it has no trunk floor or rear shackles and a rod hanging out of the block. But it is an A code with pony interior. It was given to me by family so I really cant sell it.
Locking up good engines for cfc program was very hard. I felt like I was doing something wrong, but it was my job. Then the gov goes and buys cars for people though wellfare programs and such and we are destroying running ones.Crazy.
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