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So What Did You Do With Your PSD Today?

Discussion in '7.3L Powerstroke Diesels' started by Waystro, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Sidewinded_idi

    Sidewinded_idi Full Access Member

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    Been busy, using my truck a lot for hauling, but just finished up getting my medical license and going into fire so I won’t be using it anymore in that way. I put it back into truck mode removed the bed tank and 19.5’s and put on military 37’s (free), still pulls the goosneck great and moved that 60’s Chevy last week. Would still easily do 65 up the grades hooked up to 17k lbs. Also used it to pick my project car back up so it’s home now getting finished. Been away for a while but still love these ford diesels!

    This superduty 6 speed has been the best truck I’ve owned. Did lose a fuel line from passenger head to filter housing (bracket rubbed through) but was an easy fix.

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    Good to see you around again!
     
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    Thanks! Love this site but the dang powerstroke has been so reliable I haven’t needed such a resource. The idi I read every page on this forum just to learn the truck. I still miss my 92 quite a bit but it’s hard to beat this newer truck with such good brakes and a 140$ programmer that lets me pull anything, with egt probe and boost gauge of course : )
     
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    Only thing I miss is running th wmo, I’ve stopped doing it with this truck as it was just too finickity on viscosity. I’d have to be dead on the money for it not to haze. The idi I didn’t even use a hydrometer just a simple 80/20 mix and it drank it all day.
     
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    That’s what I’ve heard with the psds, and I would feel more comfortable mixing on a $400 set of injectors than those heuis. You getting into fire department work?
     
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    Yes, I got my EMT license and start my fire academy January 10th, so I won’t have time for any side work unfortunately.
     
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    That’s great, I hope that’s a good gig for you!
     
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    Backed mine inside to keep it out of weather
     
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    DSC01103.JPG DSC01104.JPG I cut the heads off the box bolts and lifted it off with the loader tractor forks and some chain. then I removed the rotted out trailer hitch and bumper and went at the frame with an air chisel. prepping it for a 9' flatbed, a diesel cubevan rear tank and maybe a dually rear axle. its goign to be my winter beater. I'll have to start taking progress pics.

    I was expecting to go through a crossmember or maybe frame rail behind the helper spring brackets with the air chisel but all looks pretty solid. probably dropped 30lbs of rusty scaly shite on the shop floor.

    the flatbed has a trailer hitch build into the rear bumper but I'm going to build some braces into it anyway. might be able to take my trailer to the 14,000lb gross if I make it a dually DSC01990.JPG
     
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    borrowed the new batteries out of it at 2:30am to hook up on my 90 centurion on Friday so I can run it for a potential buyer. but i'll be installing the cubevan rear tank and mounting the flatbed on saturday, then driving it home again.
     
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    Installed two new Interstate batteries. Costco $99.00 each. I thought that was a pretty good price.
     
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    DSC02313.JPG DSC02315.JPG DSC02317.JPG DSC02318.JPG hauled its first load with the flatbed on, 2-5/6" ball is about 12" back from the former trailer hitch point. hauled a mb 2.4 diesel w/auto trans and a bunch of 80-86 ford truck body panels. no challenge for it, enough to soften up the ride a bit. have to pick up a parts ranger this week sometime, that shoudl challenge the new hitch maybe? trailer 3000lbs + 89 ranger shorty 4x4 3500 ish lbs.

    playing with making it a dually, but it will end up as a winter truck anyhow so duals just make it complicated in the snow when its empty.

    If I keep this truck I'm definitely looking into a shackle reversal, this thing breaks me when its empty.
     
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