My Grandfather's 69 F-100

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Getting closer!

You'll either need a spacer or a flat bottom air cleaner BTW. And once the air cleaner is on you won't even hardly even be able to tell it's got EFI!


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Yessir!
Good to know about the spacer. I hadn't even thought about that. I know I have a universal carb spacer kit laying around... somewhere.
I was thinking about going with a chrome aftermarket open element aircleaner and putting a 4V-360 sticker on it. But I'm on the fence. I kind of want to keep it looking more stock. We'll see.

1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Because of where and how the fuel line comes out of the FiTech most open 14" drop bases and for SURE the stock air cleaner housings don't fit. I've used the stock housing before but you'll need the air horn spacer to make it work.

Worth the effort for the stealth look tho. With the stock air cleaner it'll almost completely hide the EFI!


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By the way, I got the 7.3 back. Still rattles a touch when it first fires, but evens out quickly. I have driven it for a few days now and it seems to be good.
There's a little doubt in the back of my mind, but I am trying to stay positive. So, for the moment I am considering it "fixed" :lol:

I'll be towing our 5th wheel up to the mountains with it on Saturday, so that will be the real test.

1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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What did the compression test numbers come back at?

Keep running it. They're pretty tuff, even if it is a little bit wounded it'll run for a LONG time that way. But it's probably fine and if you have any more trouble it'll probably be an injector again.


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Bullistik8v92 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:33 pm

What did the compression test numbers come back at?

Keep running it. They're pretty tuff, even if it is a little bit wounded it'll run for a LONG time that way.

They did cold compression tests, I can't recall what the numbers where but they were all in the acceptable range.
I've been driving it all week. Using it to pull a utility trailer with scrap to the recycles on my lunch break today. Towed fine coming into work loaded this morning.
I plan to keep running it (don't really have a choice :lol: ) I'm not declaring victory, but it seems to be doing alright so far. Fingers crossed.

Bullistik8v92 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:33 pm

But it's probably fine and if you have any more trouble it'll probably be an injector again.

I'm sure you are right about that.

1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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