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Gary Lewis
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Great!  Looks good and should work nicely.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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86 1/2 Brutus
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We fired it up and have oil dumping out of the back of the intake.  Something told me we didn't use enough Black rtv, so guess what we are doing today.   Needless to day, we did get to drive the car, up the ramps,   It walked up the ramps without even giving it the gas.  Wow.  I cant wait to drive this thing
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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Gary Lewis
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Bummer!

In reality you can’t have too much RTV, but you sure can have too little.

And I like to issue cut off bolts as studs to guide the intake down so it doesn’t slide.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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86 1/2 Brutus
I'm giving myself totally bad on this one.  I should have known better, but hind sight is 20/20.  last weekend when we were putting it on,   i said to myself, this isnt enough, but did it anyway.
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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grumpin
A couple of things, one, I got a new trailer! Woohoo!



Monday I had an Eaton Detroit Truetrac installed in the rear of my GMC. And after playing with it to see how it works and driving over the passes today, I highly recommend it.

Seamless operation, works quick and I think, predictable. Parts of the road looked slick today but I didn’t slide any. I’ll know more about it on packed snow and ice if we get anymore this winter.
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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kramttocs
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Very nice Dane - on both counts!
Scott
'Camano' 1986 F250 Supercab XLT Lariat 460/C6
'Chanute' 1980 F350 C&C 400/NP 435 - Gin Pole

But there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio
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Gary Lewis
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Yes, very nice!

I like my Truetrac, and you are right - it just works.  Nothing to know about it but that.

So, what's the plan for the trailer?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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grumpin
One plan is to help my son move to Georgia for Physicians Assistant school and maybe back to where he goes from there.

Other plans are, I’m sure I’ll find plenty to do with it.
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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Gary Lewis
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Sounds like a plan.  But what will you tow the trailer with?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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grumpin
Ha! My GMC! It’s professional grade. Or the Suburban.
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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mat in tn
 oh crap. am I on the wrong forum again? I gotta stop just clicking buttons.
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grumpin
mat in tn wrote
oh crap. am I on the wrong forum again? I gotta stop just clicking buttons.

Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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86 1/2 Brutus
Well today, or tomorrow depending on the rain, hopefully will be able to drive the ranchero, that is if the intake does not leak.  I'm confident it wont.  Anyway, ya'll, this is my first rodeo with a 4v carburetor, Holley 4160.  I may need help tweaking this thing.  The carb is in running condition, at least i think it is.  Last weekend when i put it on the new intake, i disconnected the coil wire and cranked the engine until the bowls filled up, connected the wire and it fired right up, but other then driving it up the ramps to find out where all the oil was gushing out, was the only running the car/truck did.  It fired right up, but when it was idling, it would go up and down, up and down, i'm assuming right now that is because of the huge vacuum leak caused by the oil gushing out the back of the intake.  Anyway, wish us luck.
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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ArdWrknTrk
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Good luck!  

I think vacuum is metered by the PCV valve.
The leak in your valley is no different than the open breather in the opposite valve cover.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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86 1/2 Brutus
probably so, but while we are on the subject of the pcv valve, I have a really really stupid question.  The pcv valve is on the oil filler cap, which i know you connect this to vacuum.  the one on the other valve cover, where does that one go?
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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ArdWrknTrk
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Do you have a picture?

There should only be one PCV valve, and it usually attaches to a port on the bottom of the carb or a port on the carb spacer.

Often the breather on the oil fill cap attaches to a filter in the side of the air filter housing.

(This is the off-topic thread. Truck discussion would be better served in the WHYDTYTT.)  😉

 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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86 1/2 Brutus
The pcv valve sits in the oil filler cap, on the other valve cover in the back there is another hose connection, does that one go to the filter or vacuum?
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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ArdWrknTrk
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That doesn't seem right to me.  
There is never 'two vacuums'. PCV draws oil mist and smoke out. The other valve cover admits filtered air.

At least it's not right for trucks of this era. (not sure about a '70's Ranchero)

The carb should have a large port for PCV in the bottom flange.
That would usually go to the PCV valve which fits in a grommet in the passenger (right) side valve cover.

The oil fill cap would have a hose that reaches a coarse filter clipped into the side of the air cleaner housing.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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86 1/2 Brutus
It dosen't seam right to me either which is why it has always confused me.  This i can tell you.  We got the engine brand new in 1996, its a 351L7 police interceptor.  I'm assuming its an 80 something engine.  The town had one of those crown vics with that engine in it so i'm going by that.  When we got it, there was no intake on it, i dont remember if the valve covers came with it or if we took it off the 302 in nicks Torino.    My thinking is maybe some kind of emmissions device connected to one of them, not sure, but i believe the pcv should be in the back and the oil filer cap, a regular cap.  This is what makes sense to me
Nick and George
1986 1/2  F150 XLT Lariat 4X2  300 Six  - C6 - 3:08 in a 8.8 -  Fully Loaded - 8 Foot Box
Owned since new
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ArdWrknTrk
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I've never heard of an L7 PI engine, but that doesn't mean much.  
There were definitely 429 police motors (D0OR heads)

And I  know all the P71 CV's had the 4.6 mod motor. (that started in '92)

But none of this is about a '77 Ranchero.
I'd probably set it up like any other 351 HO.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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