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Old 11-13-2011, 12:04 PM
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'76 F100 beater

I picked up an F100 a couple months back, I set out to buy a Ranger as a DD beater and ended up with an F100 Ranger. $900 and it was mine. It had 76,000 original miles when I bought it. The previous owner had meticulously written EVERYTHING down in two little notebooks. Ever fuel fill up, ever tune up, every thing that ever needed fixed. It got an engine rebuild last January and the tranny and rear end were freshened up at the same time. It has the 360 V8 (390 with a 352 crank) and the 3 on the tree. No power steering, no power brakes, simple as can be and it runs like a champ. Its kind of ugly but I like it. Pics to come.

All I've done to it since I got it was throw a saddle blanket seat cover on the cracked vinyl bench. Did plugs, cap and wires. New air filter, oil filter and oil change. And new tires last week cause according to the maintenance books, it hadn't had tires since 1984. Lol.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:45 PM
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PICKS NOW! SWEET RIG!

I know Ford FE motors in and out. If you need any help making it powerfull and or efficent, let me know!

I took a 428 FE getting 9 MPG and got it up to 16 with some simple intake, carb and ingition upgrades. FE motors LOVE edelbrock stuff for efficency.

The Galaxie in my e-sig has a 390 stroker. Tripower and 5 speed. I can get 20mpg on long highway hauls.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:59 AM
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Id like some more power and efficiency definitely. The only thing non stock about the engine is the MSD coil. I've been reading and what not about carbs and intakes. Im not really looking to make a screamer. Just a good amount of power. 200-250 at the wheels. I know I want an intake that makes power from idle. Carbs, I don't have a clue. Never really messed with carbs before. What kind of intake and carbs should I look at. Im planning on long tube headers and dual exhaust. Any information you have id love to hear.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:02 AM
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I am getting GOBS of power from the edelbrock Performer RPM. It has to be that specific intake, none of the older ones or knock offs. Buy it from summit or jegs.


As for carbs, the edelbrock is a really efficent carb and nice to work with! With a 350 you are fine with a simple 600 CFM. I am headed to work, I will jump on here later with some more ideas!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:48 AM
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:55 AM
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:13 PM
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:15 PM
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A co workers torino and my truck
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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Nice "beater"...

I've got a 2000 ranger for mine, but yours looks a lot more fun to tinker with.
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Nice truck, Kyle

That's on my toy list only mine will be a Highboy

I think Galaxie has you pointed in the right direction. I was going to say at least 600CFM carb, but I haven't messed with old intakes in 10 years, kinda out of the game I guess
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