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1989 F-250 7.3 Project

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by hacked89, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. hacked89

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    Today was a good day in the trucks life. It was the first drive that it did not need a towtruck or roadside repairs since I owned it.

    We had some winter weather in PA and I drove it to work 15 minutes away and back.

    Brakes work great with the new setup.

    Order of next items:
    - Rip most of the wiring out of the truck and rewire
    - replace fan clutch
    - I want to remove both of the electric vacuum pumps on the truck and go back to the belt driven vacuum pump. The reason I believe it doesn't have the factory pump is because the truck has a mechman 240 alternator and I believe theres some issue with the pulley and belt that alternator uses versus factor? I've only seen my IDI in person and others just from forums images.
    Anyone else running mechman and the stock vacuum pump?
    -theres atleast two places it leaks oil that are annoying. The first is when I said I naively went to check the oil when I bought it and the dipstick tube came out. I RTVd it but i dont check the oil because it's so touchy. How do I restore the actual factor dipstick function? I would pull the motor to fix this if I have to.
    - when i did the first oil change, it was really tough unscrewing the oil filter and I found out why because it's really tough to screw in and now it has a slight drip. Is what it screws into replaceable if I pull the motor?
    - I'm going to replace the IP, fuel filter, lift pump, injectors, glowplugs, and buy the GP harness from Wes. I already have push button glow plugs with a harness the PO wired.
    The truck has over 300k on it and supposedly 110k on the donor motor. It's harder to start than it should be and real hard to start in the cold weather. Once I get it going theres some white ish smoke for the first couple minutes then zero smoke when driving or idling after that.
    The PO said they replaced everything but the IP, and I think the IP is tired and retarded causing the symptoms. I dont know what brand was used to replace anything else for certain so I'll start fresh.
    -the transmission leaks fluid a bit have to track that down
    - when I do the wiring I'm also pulling the interior out and welding in new floors, rockers, and cab corners. I also need to find a nice replacement interior.
    Any suggestions of interiors you guys like from newer models that's easier to find pristine? I do like the bench seats.



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    I have these mirrors brand new in box if anyone from the community wants them they are yours.
    I originally bought them for my truck and then swapped doors which use a wider bracket.
    You'll have to meet me somewhere in SE PA.
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    E01069EC-3BC1-48C5-B44B-727F339BE6BB.jpeg I would take them off your hands but I live in Portland Oregon. Would you ship them?need them for my 1993 Crew Cab. Mine are really rusty.

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    Sorry about the double pics. My phone posted them screwy. Still interested in the mirrors though.
     
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    I'm already giving them away brand new for free I'm not going to ship them brotha.
    By the way, just eyeballing your trucks mirrors, you're going to want to measure from center bolt to bolt where they attached. Your truck looks like the western swings that mine has and these won't fit anyway.
    If you measure though, I can tell you which one to get from amazon.

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    Lining up some of my part purchasing.
    I've researched, if you guys can confirm this all is accurate.
    The ZF5's slave cylinder is external and has its own reservoir not tied to the brake reservoir correct?

    For the discussion I'm going to call:
    87-91 brick nose
    92-97 OBS

    1. The ZF5 I can take from any brick nose or OBS and it will bolt up

    2. The pedal assembly I need from a brick nose preferably a year matching the truck

    3. The ZF5 obviously needs to be from a 4wd if its 4wd, and I need to take the linkage from the donor for the transfer case. Should i also take the transfer case or it's fine for the factor transfer case the c6 is attached to?

    4. I'm swapping the flatbed for a bed, the bed can come from either brick or obs and it will bolt up




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    Pretty much yes overall. The bed will bolt up, but the body lines will be different (I think). You can use your C6 transfer case, but if you can get an extra for cheap, get it. It may come in handy some day. Any brick nose pedal assembly should work.
     
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    Cool

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    I'm not moving this stuff to my new garage. If anyone wants this it's free and getting scrapped in 5 days.

    2 doors - 1 in decent shape one with damage
    They have aftermarket speakers in them

    2 fenders - bad shape

    Almost brand new 2015-2017 mustang parts
    -catback exhaust
    -swaybars
    -struts
    -stock shifter and linkage
    -shocks

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    Got the loot.
    I know I dont need to explain to you guys what all this is.
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    Just happened onto your post above from Feb. You asked

    I have heard from several other people and I have to do it myself, to keep this large oil filter from leaking you have to cinch it up tight when you install it to keep it from leaking. Unlike most other cars and trucks where you hand tighten 3/4 -1 turn after the gasket touches, on these you have to tighten it pretty tight with the wrench during installation. And yes it's tough to get off during a oil change.
     
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    Thanks man. Good to know it's "normal". First vehicle like you mentioned ive worked on that required that degree of torque on the oil filter.

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