2 years of Creeping, finally got another IDI, introduction/build thread from Connecticut.

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Kevo1288, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Kevo1288

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    Back in 2014 I got rid of my 1992 2wd f350 srw 7.3 idi truck which was N/A and had 297k when sold.

    Last week I acquired a 1994 F350 with 117k miles that was restored frame , suspension and body wise. Paint needs to be wetsanded and buffed still. New bed sides, core support, bumpers , tailgate skin, fenders, and door skins. All done right.

    Immediately sold the goofy 20x14 inch wheels with stretched tires and put the factory alcoas and centercaps on equipped with firestone transforces…..

    Leaf spring hangers, shackles, bushings etc. were replaced. Front suspension and brakes were done.

    E4od was rebuilt with a transgo kit, hd clutches, and converter 5k miles ago.

    Now, only thing untouched was the motor. Water pump was leaking profusely, bearing was completely shot.

    Sooooo….

    I ordered a new water pump, new zd9 gps, belt, and air filter.
    Then I ordered Justins last cross over pipe upgrade for the factory turbo setup.
    Thennnn I ordered a facet fuel pump and fp block off plate.
    Then bought a turbo elbow from Mike Green to send off to Justin for the downpipe mod and heres where I am at so far because my pump and gp didn't show up yet.

    Replacing the connectors for gp's tonight , mine crumpled upon removal. Also replaced the tstat with a motor craft one, I cant leave things uncoated even if the parts stick out like a sore thumb, id rather them be coated when they go back in.



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    Awesome! Welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome from the Hartford area.


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    That’s where I’m going to mount the fuel pump. I have a piece of 3/16 flat stock I’m going to drill into the filter housing bracket (the fresh painted big grey piece) on the side and through bolt it with two bolts top and bottom of flat stock, one will be through bolted through the pump and flat stock which should make it a very rigid mount and only about 4-5 inches of hose between pump and fuel filter.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice looking rig and a very clean appearing engine. Good to see you went with the good electric lift pump. You will never have issues with that one. they can run dry for hours and hours with no damage..
     
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    Welcome. I know that it's kind of late now, but I don't think that there's any rule here stating that you have to own a truck with one of these engines to be a member here. You didn't need to be creeping for two years. I'm glad that you finally joined us here.
     
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    Ya too bad the paint on it couldn’t stay nice ! Lol thank you though. I remember when I had my n/a truck the facet pump was the way to go so I went with it. Sport Holley pumps are meant to be rebuilt every season or two. Not good for daily driven applications.


    I joined two years ago but never posted lmao, thank you!
     
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    Im in Thompson!
     
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    Like Tuco says, "tight, tight, tight"!
     
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    Got a little more done today. Gunna adjust the bracket a bit with a spacer to bring it more level vertically . Perfect spot to bring fuel right up from the hardline below and keep a short hose to the fuel filter. And it clears the hood by an inch.


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    Welcome From Glastonbury
     
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    What I usually do is use a 1/4" drive deep 3/8" socket, a swivel on top of that, and then a long or several extensions. I remove the old one and slip the new one into the hole with a magnet. It's tight, but it can be done.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks man!
     
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    I was also doing some reading and may leave the pump as is. I read about people mounting it even completely sideways and having it function the same.
     

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