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RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

We really do need a "like" button. https://i.postimg.cc/NMR9bKHH/thumbs-up.jpg
specta 06/29/22 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

That's awesome!! Looks GREAT!
specta 06/28/22 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/SstRN3V3/IMG-9406.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BZp9D20Z/IMG-9409.jpg I rebuilt the carburetor yesterday that I'm going to run on the 410. Its a Motorcraft 4300 from a 1974 Ford F-250 460, its 610 CFM. https://i.postimg.cc/wBLnBm2p/IMG-9410.jpg I got my phenolic carb spacer too. https://i.postimg.cc/CMPrS708/IMG-9404.jpg And my new Luk clutch finally arrived. Not so sure why it took soo long to get here. I ordered the new flywheel the day I made the deal on the 410. The 410 and 428 crankshafts (the same crankshaft) are externally balanced and require different dampers and flywheels from all of the other Ford FE engines. Getting close. Hopefully next week.
specta 06/28/22 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

oLast this forum needs is to be like fakebook. It would be nice to like a comment or picture without having to type one out. To each their own.
specta 06/25/22 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

We need a like button. :)
specta 06/23/22 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

https://i.postimg.cc/bNffrzHV/IMG-9347.jpg Looking good. Mine will never look that good. It looks as god as its ever going to get.
specta 06/21/22 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

A good day for sure. Pictures??
specta 06/20/22 07:13am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/kMNkfRXd/IMG-9327.jpg I took the engine over to my friends shop where we'll do the swap. This is like the doctor letting you carry your new heart into the operating room. ;) https://i.postimg.cc/WzfmX7dn/IMG-9328.jpg This is who I bought the truck from and where we'll swap engines. https://i.postimg.cc/YqZfFbK2/IMG-9329.jpg I checked inside all of the cylinders with a bore scope and this is what I found in #2. :E :B https://i.postimg.cc/KYqnZNNy/IMG-9330.jpg And I was very pleased to see that it doesn't have flat top pistons. These should be 10.5:1 compression like it had from the factory. So far things are going great.
specta 06/19/22 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

They look fantastic! The fact that they are new old stock is nothing short of amazing... Thank you, I am 110% happy with them. They are a lot better than I ever hoped to find.
specta 06/19/22 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Weight truck/camper Truck: 1999 F350,crewcab, dully, 7.3 w/automatic, fuel tank full (36-37 gal.). Camper: 2000 Bigfoot 25c10.6, 1 battery, no propane tanks, 2500 generator and foam mattress. Other wise empty. No driver. 10660 lbs.total. Front axle 4140 lbs. Rear axle 6520. Max 11200 lbs on the door tag. https://i.postimg.cc/02DS38wp/IMG-9252.jpg Fully loaded. Front - 3620 rating - 4400 Rear - 7040 rating - 6200 GVWR - 9500 Truck with empty camper - 9980 Did I mention I love my new shocks? :B
specta 06/18/22 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/t4DGx0cQ/IMG-9311.jpg I got rid of most of the red yesterday. The carburetor is a Motorcraft 4300 4-V from a 460 in a 1974 Ford truck. Its rated at 610 CFM. Should work nicely until I find a suitable replacement. https://i.postimg.cc/SKwTXDmb/IMG-9312.jpg I am very pleased with my Mercury valve covers. They appear to be NOS (new old stock). There are no signs of even having been bolted on to an engine nor signs that they have ever been painted. 2nd most expensive part so far, right behind the new flywheel.
specta 06/17/22 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Spectra, check this out! https://i.imgur.com/Rg9udoCl.jpg I want that tailgate. :B
specta 06/17/22 10:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/xqr4R3tQ/IMG-9301.jpg A quick 1145 mile round trip and it here. I am pretty excited to get it in the truck and running.
specta 06/15/22 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/bwM1CdQT/IMG-9262.jpg :B I'm headed to CO Springs today to pick up my engine.
specta 06/14/22 07:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Well, it is possible that by 1978-1979 Ford figured out how to fuse the nut to the bracket and eliminate the need for the Vise Grips....... I'm sure it was getting pretty expensive. :B
specta 06/12/22 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

When we were kids my dad had an RV shop. We minions were his work force and wired up all the tow vehicles to campers and trailers. The early 70's Ford pickups that were "Camper Special" had a factory camper plug under the front drivers side corner of the bed. The bracket that held the recptical almost always had a pair of Vise-Grips holding the nut in place so the guy/gal on the assembly line could air gun the bolt. They seldom took the Vise Grip off. It was good supplier of Vise Grips. It the later years when a F250 or F350 Camper Special came into the shop we'd find a rusty pair of Vise Grips still there! I was the 2nd owner of a 1972 F-250 camper special so I didn't get the free vise-grips. I was the original owner of a 1979 F-250 camper special, still no vise-grips. I feel cheated, LOL
specta 06/11/22 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/FK00fKHM/410-7.jpg Well it looks like I'm the proud owner of a pair of correct 1966 Mercury 410 Valve covers. Now I need to find the correct air filter housing. BAD AZZ Thanks, I'm stoked that I got them. $$$$ for a pair of old valve covers. LOL
specta 06/11/22 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/FK00fKHM/410-7.jpg Well it looks like I'm the proud owner of a pair of correct 1966 Mercury 410 Valve covers. Now I need to find the correct air filter housing.
specta 06/10/22 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

^What he said. And very interesting engine. What is that on the bottom of the fuel pump, canister type fuel filter? (And a Delco product. Interesting…) I’ve never mothballed an engine for an indefinite period, but would think that it would be full of oil and also not missing the oil filter? Yes, its a canister filter. That AC Delco pump really dates the engine. I haven't seen one in years but very pleased that he put that kind of fuel pump on the truck. https://i.postimg.cc/X74ngfLH/fg1a.jpg Most older Ford truck back in the 60s and early 70s had that style of pump and filter. Here's what the fuel filter looks like. I'm going to open it up when I get it home and see how everything inside looks and make sure that the cam has the prober break-in lube on it.
specta 06/07/22 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

OK, just when I thought this cool thread couldn't get better, it did! :C I had never heard of a 410 either, but it sounds totally awesome. The story behind this engine is very interesting too; I'm looking forward to the updates! And once again, Kenny, thank you for taking the time to continually update this thread with so many details and pics. I know I'm not alone in saying that many of us are thoroughly enjoying it. :) Thank you, I appreciate that you follow my thread and I appreciate your comment. I've know about 410s for years. I was in the automotive business most of my life and always been a Ford man. I am very excited about the engine and looking forward to going and getting it next week. He had it on Craig's List for about 4 weeks, all anybody wanted was the crankshaft and he said he was offered $1000 for it a few times but he wanted to keep all together. I was surprised that it was on there for that long. The extra stoke was to try and get those big old Mercurys thru the intersecting before the light turned red again.
specta 06/07/22 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
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