Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:54 pm

Got most of the fuel injection system wired up, but can't fire her up (still awaiting my radiator). The system is pretty slick, but there is a ton of extra wires. Engine bay looks busy!

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:56 pm

Verified the LED worked in the dash with the battery charger, hooked up the speedo cable and installed the dash. The only cab wiring left is the radio!

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:31 pm

Got the radiator and shroud installed. I've added coolant so once I get off the overly oppressive work run of being on shift or traveling for the next 20 days straight I should get her running!

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:42 am

Here I've attached the Fuel Injection Fuel Reservoir and Electric Fuel Pump Assembly. If anyone uses the Edelbrock system on their truck you may want to zone in on this, options for mounting are limited if you don't modify the inner fenders.
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This air filter looks nice with the set up.

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Lone Ranger » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 am

That's a nice looking setup! When do you expect to hear it run?
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:22 am

Lone Ranger wrote:That's a nice looking setup! When do you expect to hear it run?


After today I am on almost a twenty day work run, 10 days of shift work, and 7 days of training with travel to Phoenix then another couple of days of shifts before I get ONE day off, so it will most likely be mid April,
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Lone Ranger » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:33 pm

Dang We'll I guess it's a mixed blessing. It does take money to make these old trucks run like new again.
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
1969 f250 4x4 highboy in progress.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Lone Ranger wrote:Dang We'll I guess it's a mixed blessing. It does take money to make these old trucks run like new again.


Yeah, that excessive OT is what is paying for the fuel injection! :wink:
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:26 pm

A little more progress......Got the other inner fender installed......
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.....Fabricated most of my exhaust system.....
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......and installed the dash pad!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:09 pm

Got a little more accomplished, but not nearly what I wanted to. Mounted the new steering wheel but have an unsightly gap which I'm chasing down....
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Got the shifter knobs detailed, I know it's small but it pops!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:11 pm

Got the gap issue resolved with a little help from my wife, so I got the horn ring on. I think this style wheel is Ford's prettiest, in my opinion!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Lone Ranger » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Lookin good mad man! Those steering wheels are also my favorite.
1972 f100 4x4 4 inch lift with dump box kit-sold
1969 f250 4x4 highboy in progress.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 pm

Lone Ranger wrote:Lookin good mad man! Those steering wheels are also my favorite.

Thanks Man! You are doing great on your build as well!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby RedneckTexan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:28 pm

:thup: :thup: :thup: :thup: VERY nice! Your doin very fine work! Love the attention to detail! Keep up the good work!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:47 am

RedneckTexan wrote::thup: :thup: :thup: :thup: VERY nice! Your doin very fine work! Love the attention to detail! Keep up the good work!

Thank you!
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