Welcome. I live in the sticks northwest of Bushong. I have 3 IDI'S currently. I would be happy to help when I can. Nice to see someone else from KS on here, and near to me as well.Hahah you couldn’t get 17 mpg with the engine at idle and pulling the truck! 17 is a lie for a V10.
I’ve only been around about 4 bullnose Fords besides mine. Only one other was an IDI, an 83. It didn’t have a tach, nor did any of the gasser ones I have driven, save for 1 which had a Sunlite aftermarket tach.
Good to know that the lugs are bigger.
I’ll look into the vacuum system and see what is going on with that, thank you.
I am from the eastern half of Kansas, but it’s a strange spot. Solid hour to anywhere with much of anything, right on the west edge of the Flint Hills. Ain’t as flat as it would be around up by Edmond, but substantially flatter country than even 10-15 miles east of me, where lay the one stoplight **** cops-that’ll-pull-you-over-for-2-above-the-limit town of Council Grove. They have a grocery store, the best Napa I have ever been to, a hardware store whose hardware selection sucks super bad, and a grain elevator run, nay, attended, by a bunch of lethargic drunks who can’t get out of their damn chair. It’s self service, unless the one farmer (we’ll call him Dan) who is there alot is there, he’s drunk too, but he can still walk, kinda. He’ll help you load and print your ticket and do what the employees should be doing. If he’s not there then you’ll hafta print your own ticket, and if “Dan” never taught ya, then yer screwed because you have to hold down the print button while pulling on the paper because their printer is such a dilapidated piece of crap. And that town got nothin else, so Manhattan or Emporia if you actually need something today. Hour drive to either big town. Topeka ain’t much further.