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Forum: Project Build Log 08-05-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
August 5, 2017

Bit of and update. I have not done much more to the truck but I have been using it around the place to haul off brush and run errands. I have an intermittent start issue where I turn the key and...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-20-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
June 20, 2017

Bit of an update:

1. I got the high idle under control and it is running nice and smooth at about 900 RPM (per the tachometer, I need to check it with my shop tach).

2. The timing is now...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,242
Posted By UtahUtes
Looks great! I have been thinking about running...

Looks great! I have been thinking about running Seafoam through mine as well just to clean it out.
Forum: Project Build Log 06-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
June 11, 2017

Running and driving. Took it out on the pavement and ran through the gears; just a bit of hesitation but that may be old gas. Also drove to the gym with no issues. A few things to sort out but I am...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-07-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
June 6, 2017 (D-Day, 73 years ago)

The caliper came today so after work my son and I got it installed and then went ahead and bled the brakes. All seems well now; good pedal pressure and the rotors spin freely. We did not take it for...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-04-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 (2 days prior to D-Day)

I took the TBI off yet again (I am getting rather good at this) and the intake gasket was damaged. The hole in it for the venturi (?) was not correct so when I installed it I tore the gasket and...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-31-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By UtahUtes
I would like to see the project. I assume it is...

I would like to see the project. I assume it is OK with the mods on here. One can always pick up a bit of knowledge by reading through these threads.
Forum: Photography 05-31-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,888
Posted By UtahUtes
High load

Saw this on the way home from work today. The load was not crazy heavy but I have never seen that high of a load in a pickup before (in proportion to the truck's size) on the freeway. it appeared to...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-31-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Monday, May 30, 2017

I noodled a bit with the truck this evening after work and may have found the issue (fingers crossed). I got to thinking about what the issues could be:

1. Failed MAF sensor (both of sensors I...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-29-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Monday, May 29, 2017

Spent all morning chasing down codes 12 and 13. I cleaned the terminals and managed to make code 13 clear out. But, even after swapping the MAF sensor I still have code 12. I performed all the checks...
Forum: The Other Forum 05-27-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By UtahUtes
Outstanding. Keep the updates coming. Once you...

Outstanding. Keep the updates coming. Once you get the little wiggles sorted it should be a fine daily.
Forum: Project Build Log 05-27-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
May 27, 2017

Good Morning, No significant updates but I put up a couple of recent shots of the truck. I have still not done any cosmetic work to the body but I did get the grill back on and the air dam installed...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-27-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Friday, May 26, 2017 PM

Got everything back together, lubed it, checked all the fluids, replaced the intake to TBI gasket (there were remnants from two separate gaskets). Pulled it out of the shop and took a quick drive...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-26-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Friday, May 26, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks I have come quite a ways on the project. I have the motor in and fired it. Mechanically is sounds fine but will not run well until it warms up unless I constantly...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-16-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Monday, May 15, 2017

Still no pics up (I have some I just need to get them uploaded). I have everything back in and hooked up. I just have a few things left to sort out. The clutch slave cylinder showed up today so I...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-08-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Made some real progress this weekend. My son and I got the motor in and bolted down; took a bit of noodling but we got it ok with no issues. Nothing is hooked up yet and we still have a long ways to...
Forum: The Other Forum 05-01-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,022
Posted By UtahUtes
1998 Ford Expedition - the radiator in my ex-GF's...

1998 Ford Expedition - the radiator in my ex-GF's cracked so I offered to change it in her driveway. Eight hours later I finally had it back in. Lower hose was impossible to remove from the radiator...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-24-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Sunday, April 23, 2017

I made a road trip to Kansas and picked up the used motor and brought it back. It has had some recent work done to it; timing chain, tensioner, and gears, oil pump and fresh plugs. I checked it over...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-17-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By UtahUtes
The pistons had hit the valves on the $300...

The pistons had hit the valves on the $300 project truck I bought and upon an initial look it did not appear to be that significant, but on closer inspection the outside diameter on two of the...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-16-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
April 16th, 2017 Update

Good Morning,
I have not posted anything for a bit but I have been working on the truck here and there as time permits. I have been working 70+ hour a week lately and my free time gets taken up...
Forum: Project Build Log 03-18-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Saturday, March 18, 2017 update

I got the intake and exhaust manifolds removed from the engine and pulled the head. Found a couple of issues....

1. Head gasket was blown between two cylinders.

2. #5 head bolt was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By UtahUtes
I have a detached garage (Morton building). I...

I have a detached garage (Morton building). I have a heavy deadbolt and also put padlocks on the slider locks for the doors. I do not have automatic doors so I am good there. Also lots of pics of the...
Forum: Project Build Log 03-05-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Sunday, March 5, 2017 update

OK, so I got most of the interior re-installed today. I still need to install the passenger door card but I noticed that the outside door handle was cracked and I wanted to replace it before I button...
Forum: Project Build Log 02-27-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
Sunday Feb 26, 2017

Well the weather did not really cooperate and I had some other domestic chores to take care of so I did not get as far as I wanted to. I only got a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon to really get...
Forum: Project Build Log 02-24-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By UtahUtes
I saw that there is a supplement but I could not...

I saw that there is a supplement but I could not find one - I am hoping I can just get by without it. The manual seems to be rather well written with an abundance of images and figures. The price...
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