The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby fordhillbilly » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:44 pm

I have never even thought of modifying the gauge cluster like that, good thinking! :thup:
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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby Ranchero50 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:57 am

Yep. That's the part where I try to keep it looking stock while being so much better than stock. I did find a 3 guage pack with the mechanical oil pressure and water temp but chose to not install them because I didn't want the unshielded water temp running back there with all the exposed terminals. If Sunpro made an electronic kit I would buy it.
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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby Ranchero50 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:09 am

Just a short update. Last week I picked up a power window / door lock set up off a 90 ish F-150. Not sure when I'll get it installed but it's on the shelf waiting patiently.
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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby Ranchero50 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:08 pm

So, a short seven months later and the truck is still doing good old truck stuff. Mostly it sits, and waits but when we go, it's ready. Cold starting hasn't been an issue, sitting out front on the street for weeks at a time hasn't either. Currently it's been my dog's favorite (or least favorite depending on how curvy the road is) ride because he knows when we go in the truck that there's a walk in it for him. Put 40 miles on it today running up into PA to a junk yard and then back to the C+O canal for a walk.

Only gripe is I wish it had cruise control for the interstates and maybe cleaner windows. :thup:
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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby hfdco4 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:52 pm

Glad to hear it still keeps you happy! :clap: :thup:
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Re: The chronicles of Lou, '70 F350 dually Cummins project

Postby Ranchero50 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:50 am

Indeed. It's a fun truck to run just because there are no others around. Even the junk yard on the side of the mountain that used to have a bunch is pretty well cleared out. Kind of sad but it also makes me glad I scavenged so many parts back in the day. Needed to move it a couple minutes ago to put air in the wife's beater and noticed the odometer hit 76,000 miles yesterday. 12,000 miles since I got it on the road means it's probably due for another oil change.
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