6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
7 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Ford F834
Administrator
I was recently messaging another member on how to re-time a 6.9 and located this fairly useful document on how to do it...

The engine manuals describe the usual method of aligning the timing marks on the crank gear, cam gear and injection pump gear with the the front cover off. This is great for engine assembly, but is not too helpful if the owner has made the rookie mistake of removing the injection pump gear housing to remove the pump. Many novice owners have ended up selling their trucks because they could not figure out how to get it back in time without disassembling the front of the engine. Maybe this document will help out a member some day if they goof and pull the gear housing on their truck:

http://www.blackwire.com/~bjordan/Tech/Timing_the_6.9-7.3_IDI_101.pdf
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Gary Lewis
Administrator
Jonathan - That's going to be a big help.  Do you know Brian Jordan (The Grampulator)?  I'd like to put his document on the website, but would like to have his permission.  Can we contact him?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Ford F834
Administrator
Unfortunately I do not know him. Nor do I know where to find him. I wish I did. I was actually contemplating doing a write up and pictures on this subject when I go to assemble my engine, but I see that that it has already been done. I will look around and see if I can find a way to locate and contact him.
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Gary Lewis
Administrator
Thanks!  And invite him to join?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Ford F834
Administrator
Absolutely I will... if I can find him. I think this document may be several years old though, and it may be tough to track him down but I will do my best.
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Snow Monkey
In reply to this post by Gary Lewis
You have my permission to publish this document.  :)
97 F-250 EC LB 4x4 7.3 PSD NADP 4R100 97 F-250 EC LB 4x4 7.3 PSD ZF-5 Project Parts Truck 97 F-250 EC SB 4x4 7.3 PSD ZF-5 95 E-350 16' Cube Van 7.3 PowerStroke E4OD 94 E-350 14' Cube Van 7.3 IDI E4OD 92 F-250 EC XLT 7.3L E40D 4.10 gears. 91 F-350 CC XLT Dually with steel deck 7.3L. ZF-5 4.10 gears. 178" WheelBase. (10" added by PO) 86 F-250 EC LB 4x4 XLT Lariat Explorer 6.9L ZF-5 (ex C6) TTB50 Redneck Rebuild now turbo'd Save the IDIs!
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: 6.9/7.3 IDI diesel timing

Gary Lewis
Administrator
Thank you!  Done: Engines/IDI Diesel.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI