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The FORD Lounge

Gary Lewis
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This is an open forum for off-topic discussions.  However, please stay away from politics and religion as they are subjects that could easily polarize us.

In fact, as David/1986F150Six put it, "FORD" in the title of the thread stands for:

Friendly
Open
Responsible
Discussion

So, let's get started.  How 'bout the US women's soccer team?  Oh wait, this is an international forum and we have some Brit's on here, which they just beat, so we can't talk about that.  
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/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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ArdWrknTrk
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This post was updated on .
So sexist wage inequality and gender identity/orientation topics are fair game now?     πŸ™„


Yea!
Good for them.
You go girls!!!!!
I hope they keep winning.  πŸπŸŽ–οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
So sexist wage inequality and gender identity/orientation topics are fair game now?
Somehow I hope that gets handled by Friendly, Open, & Responsible.  
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/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Rembrant
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Look what I parked beside this morning;)





I was in our neighboring city this morning running some errands and spotted this nice little Bull Flareside. The truck is nothing special really (well, except the fact that it still on the road 40 years later when most of the vehicles of this era were scrapped decades ago), but the one main thing to note about it is that it is a one-owner vehicle. I spoke to the original owner inside the McDonalds. I had actually met the guy a year or two ago out on one of the car nights, but he did not have the truck with him at that time.

It's a 1980 with 300/6 and auto trans. Not a show truck, but a nice little survivor that is in very nice condition for it's age. I quite like the silver color.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Blotchy paint, original bare bones stripper.
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI My new fuel sippin' mile-eater for work.
2015 Lexus IS250 AWD F-Sport Mrs. Rembrant's ride. Far too fancy for me. All I do is wash it for her.
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Gary Lewis
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My first thought was that this post doesn't really belong in the FORD Lounge since it is on-topic.  But then I noticed it says FORD across the hood and across the tailgate, so it really does fit.  

Seriously though, that is a really nice truck.  And I really love that it is a one-owner.  I'd say he needs to join this forum, but he obviously knows how to maintain the truck already.  
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/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Rembrant
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David,

We had a discussion about these bumperette-less bumpers a while back. They DO look incomplete to me, but they did indeed come that way from Ford. Still...I think I'd install them if it were mine.

1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Blotchy paint, original bare bones stripper.
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI My new fuel sippin' mile-eater for work.
2015 Lexus IS250 AWD F-Sport Mrs. Rembrant's ride. Far too fancy for me. All I do is wash it for her.
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Rembrant
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Gary Lewis wrote
My first thought was that this post doesn't really belong in the FORD Lounge since it is on-topic.  But then I noticed it says FORD across the hood and across the tailgate, so it really does fit.  
Gary,

True enough....but the reason I stuck it in here was that it was just a truck that was spotted in the wild, and not for sale. Wasn't really worth starting a whole new thread over it, but thought it worth a mention being a one-owner and all. I mean really, how often do we see that these days?....

In the grand scheme of things, there can't be very many one-owner Bullnoses left around. Around here, they were already well rusted out even in the 90's.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Blotchy paint, original bare bones stripper.
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI My new fuel sippin' mile-eater for work.
2015 Lexus IS250 AWD F-Sport Mrs. Rembrant's ride. Far too fancy for me. All I do is wash it for her.
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Dyn Blin
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Well, let's be clear, while my Devon family may be still throwing chippies at the pub screen, and no one is spotting me a pint, some of us were already proudly wearing our number 13 jerseys on this side of the pond!  
Sonoma County,CA
1982 F150 Flareside XLS
NP435 4x4
351W Motorcraft 2150

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Gary Lewis
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Dyn Blin wrote
Well, let's be clear, while my Devon family may be still throwing chippies at the pub screen, and no one is spotting me a pint, some of us were already proudly wearing our number 13 jerseys on this side of the pond!
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/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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ArdWrknTrk
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This post was updated on .
Direct injection:

Pitfalls, optimization.. is there a future for this diesel/petrol hybrid?

So, many have tried direct injection in street cars.
The biggest downfall being EGR leaves horrendous residue on the back of the intake valves.
Sometimes the valve won't seal and sometimes the carbon eats the valve guide.

When direct injection is used knock is all but eliminated.
There is no fuel charge to detonate until it enters the cylinder.
Compression ratios can be raised to 14:1.  (funny how that's almost stoichometric)

Mazda seem to have found a way around the EGR problem by using variable valve timing to trap exhaust in the cylinder instead of routing it all the way around.
They claim increases of 15% for both economy and torque.

I think this, combined with the latest variable compression technologies might be the last great glory for ICE.

Mazda have always been small and scrappy.
They are willing to persue things like rotary engines and have been seen as "a driver's car" with models like the Miata and the RX series.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a17171105/mazda-skyactiv-x-how-it-works/
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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Good explanation on direct injection.  And I agree about Mazda.  Had a first-year Miata and it was awesome.  Absolutely no problems with it, and loved it.  Certainly a driver's car.
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/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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salans7
I tried to drive a Miata once. When I went to close the door, It pushed my knee into the steering wheel and wouldn't close. I'm too tall for small cars.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
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ArdWrknTrk
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The CX crossovers are supposedly very roomy.



.... zoom, zoom
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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salans7
My mom has a Mazda 5 and I struggle to fit in that too, even with the seat all the way back.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
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ArdWrknTrk
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Wow
What's your inseam Shaun?
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Ray Cecil
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salans7 wrote
I tried to drive a Miata once. When I went to close the door, It pushed my knee into the steering wheel and wouldn't close. I'm too tall for small cars.
Shaun, I had the exact same experience. Same with Honda S2000. I barely fit in my classic beetles.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Headers, 4x4, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI "Little Blue 82"....
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide.
1999 Silverado, 346,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe (wife's)

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Ray Cecil
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ArdWrknTrk wrote
Wow
What's your inseam Shaun?
Mine is 37". My wife says I look like a frog when you pick them up and their legs dangle....all legs, no butt, and short torso. I am 6'4". She is 6'-0". Our kids are rediculously tall. Probably going to be 6'-6"+
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Headers, 4x4, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI "Little Blue 82"....
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide.
1999 Silverado, 346,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe (wife's)

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salans7
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Ray and I are in the same boat.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8
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Ray Cecil
salans7 wrote
Ray and I are in the same boat.
Tractor Supply and Rural King are the only places I can find pants.

Im done with cars smaller than a 69 Impala. Im a truck guy from here on out.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Headers, 4x4, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI "Little Blue 82"....
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide.
1999 Silverado, 346,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe (wife's)

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