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Old 06-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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To build or not to build...

So I bought another truck recently, because its very close to what I've always wanted, but its not quite there. I've also been a member here for awhile, and never really posted pictures of my build projects, so I thought I'd try it once and see how it went.

Picked this up for $1100... no joke. Runs perfect, has 211k miles on the clock, doesnt leak a drop, and looks like its never been touched.

94, F350, 2wd stick, 4 door long bed, XL







I've been wanting to build a highway pulling rig for awhile, and this is basically the truck I wanted, but its lacking in a few key departments. First is the year... 94. I'm always concerned with running the 94s because they're impossible to test or pull codes or really do anything with. They cant be buzz tested, or contribution tested, they dont have the ability to throw most codes i'd need for diag, and they just generally annoy me. Other things that I wanted and didnt get would be power interior stuffs, but that really is a minor issue. I've got no problem swapping the benches for the buckets and a center console, and putting power doors on it.

I also have a veritable crap ton of parts in my garage... 17* pump, superduty exhaust manifolds, up pipes, turbos, spiders, pedastals, blocks, the list goes on and on and on. I've been collecting powerstroke for years, and I just want the one truck to end the obsession. I'm not going for supreme power, but I will get pissy if I have to downshift for a grade pulling 17k. The one thing I dont have would be a dash / harness assembly to solve the "94 problem".

I dont really have a list of parts that I will be using, other than e-fuel, the 17* HPOP, Single shots (size TBD), and what seems to be enough 5" exhaust to run water thru a small town.

So heres the truck on day 1, and now i get to dig and dig figuring out weither I should build the best possible configuration of the GT-38, or weither I should pinch my spending for a bit and get the R added in there.
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Nice truck.... Especially for the price.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:24 PM
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Just do a d66, the 17* won't fit because of the anti drain back, and all you need is to have the PCM flashed to use the port, throws the same codes and checked the exact same way as every other obs 95-97, and dp tuner and ford can both flash it, as far as adding power goes just some simple harnesses you can pull from any obs crew cab and tap into the current fuse panel.

Nice rig btw can't wait to see how it goes
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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i agree great truck and great price.

what are you using to run tests? if you are sticking with a SD turbo set up get the 38R lots of people think that the stock SD turbo is a step backwards from the OBS turbo
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Just do a d66, the 17* won't fit because of the anti drain back, and all you need is to have the PCM flashed to use the port, throws the same codes and checked the exact same way as every other obs 95-97, and dp tuner and ford can both flash it, as far as adding power goes just some simple harnesses you can pull from any obs crew cab and tap into the current fuse panel.
Have the PCM flashed to use the port? This is new to me so I'm going to ask a possibly stupid question... What port? This truck does not have an OBD connector, only the old Ford EEC plug under the hood and an ABS connector under the glove box.

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what are you using to run tests? if you are sticking with a SD turbo set up get the 38R lots of people think that the stock SD turbo is a step backwards from the OBS turbo
Snap-On Solus. Actually just tried to do a KOER test to see what it came up with just for kicks, and failed. No communication, so thats excellent. And as far as turbo set up I'm still up in the air. I was thinking the Superduty Housing and up pipes, with a OBS compressor wheel, But havent really decided yet. Only reason I was looking at the superduty housing was for easy intercooler plumbing, as I already have most of it in the garage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:39 PM
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Snap-On Solus. Actually just tried to do a KOER test to see what it came up with just for kicks, and failed. No communication, so thats excellent. And as far as turbo set up I'm still up in the air. I was thinking the Superduty Housing and up pipes, with a OBS compressor wheel, But havent really decided yet. Only reason I was looking at the superduty housing was for easy intercooler plumbing, as I already have most of it in the garage.
you're using a good scanner i don't know why you can't communicate. I used a buddy's old brick and now his new solus and they both work fine on my 94. i wonder if there is something else going on.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:13 PM
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Are you sure it's not an idi? I know you most likely know the difference, but you should have a port just left of the glove box facing downward that connects to obd 2, but if you don't have the port how did you hook up your scan tool?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:20 PM
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Yeah its a Powerstroke. I'm for sure on that one. I believe you're reffering to the plug to scan the ABS, but now I'm gonna go investigate a little more. I've owned one other 94, and never had a problem with it, so it wasnt that much of an issue in the past. But if I do find an OBD-II port, that'll make me extremely happy. The ability to buzz test or in general diag the truck will be awesome.

Scan tool hooks up the same as any other pre OBD-II Ford. To the Ford diag port mounted to the drivers side fender, under the hood, near the trailer relays.
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I have a 94 that's been reflashed my solus scans just fine obd port under dash on right side of Trans hump out in open


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Hey look, I found an OBD-II port. That makes me happy. Reflashing is much easier than swapping dashes.

So quick question for Dr. Deere. When you plug in your Solus you just tell the solus its a 96 and use the OBD-II end with the K 19 key?
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