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  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    04 Jul 2018 03:45 PM
    This is my new (to me) F100 4WD.
    Plan is to repair the little rust in it and give it a general tidy up ready for a run from Sydney to Port Augusta, The Alice and back to Sydney via Longreach.
    Looking at picking up a slide on camper prior and will then tow one of the FXR's in an enclosed trailer.
    Best of both worlds I reckon.
    Only about 378 sleeps to go. 

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  • mickle Posts: 1802
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    04 Jul 2018 04:22 PM
    Make sure you whack in a long range tank.
  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    04 Jul 2018 04:26 PM
    Mickle,
    She's running dual Petrol tanks now and I am looking at dropping in a long range rear tank just to be sure.
    The 351 is a bit thirsty.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1975
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    04 Jul 2018 05:32 PM
    what diff's is it running? I had a 302 F350 was a tough truck Danna diff strong 4 speed GB , but used a lot of fuel, the 351 normally needs premium. is it Carb or EFI?

  • Gnoo Posts: 401
    LOWERINA
    Stage 1 Poster Gnoo
    04 Jul 2018 05:37 PM
    That's sure a good look'n truck Nige.
  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    04 Jul 2018 05:49 PM
    Krash,
    Its a 351 Clevo with Carby.

    Running a Ford 9" Diff but I am still to check the ratio.
    Only numbers on the Diff are 9A18    97531      3.5 Lock
    I assume that I misread it and its a 9A16 which would be Ford 9" Ratio 3.5 Full Locker.
    This would be right for my truck according to any axle codes I can find.

    I have not checked this yet.

    The Gearbox is a New Process 435 Four Speed

    Spent a bit of time so far freeing up cables and cleaning up the brakes and hubs etc. Seems the brakes pads were all changed recently but they were pretty grubby.
    Drove it back from VIC and she didn't miss a beat (Except where I switched it back over to the empty tank whilst leaving a rest stop) all in all a good truck with minimal rust and that is being cut out and new plates welding in next.

    I found this old advert online and although I dont want anything this big you get the idea.

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  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    04 Jul 2018 06:37 PM
    Thanks Gnoo, I had been looking for a while.
    Can't wait to get away.
  • brucefxdl Posts: 751
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    04 Jul 2018 06:51 PM
    Quoting 78gold on 04 Jul 2018 04:26 PM
    Mickle,
    She's running dual Petrol tanks now and I am looking at dropping in a long range rear tank just to be sure.
    The 351 is a bit thirsty.
    drove an '80 f100 351c for a work truck [ long ago] and it was a pig to drive with  the plastic bodied carter carb...and was a little thirsty as well,we fitted a holley 600 vac secondary carb ,free flowing air cleaner and a "less" restictive exhaust ,and away it went, a joy to drive and not bad on fuel for its size and the work it did.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1975
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    05 Jul 2018 10:36 AM
    Quoting 78gold on 04 Jul 2018 05:49 PM
    Krash,
    Its a 351 Clevo with Carby.

    Running a Ford 9" Diff but I am still to check the ratio.
    Only numbers on the Diff are 9A18    97531      3.5 Lock
    I assume that I misread it and its a 9A16 which would be Ford 9" Ratio 3.5 Full Locker.
    This would be right for my truck according to any axle codes I can find.

    I have not checked this yet.

    The Gearbox is a New Process 435 Four Speed

    Spent a bit of time so far freeing up cables and cleaning up the brakes and hubs etc. Seems the brakes pads were all changed recently but they were pretty grubby.
    Drove it back from VIC and she didn't miss a beat (Except where I switched it back over to the empty tank whilst leaving a rest stop) all in all a good truck with minimal rust and that is being cut out and new plates welding in next.

    I found this old advert online and although I dont want anything this big you get the idea.

    HD Forums Australia - 1974-f350-super-camper-special.jpg

    All sounds good to me, my f350 was a carb, never any problems, I always drove it hard & carried big loads. seemed bullit proof, strong GB & Diff your one would have a front diff too & transfer case? I've never owned a F series 4WD but they would be strong.
    I've got an old Toyota HiLux Diesel 4WD tray back now. it's ok I go off the beaten track. but I could go most places with the F350 and it had a nicer ride over rough dirt roads.
    I think if you can get a back like in the pic. would be perfect with a trailer for your ride!! Just remember secure bike down right and pull up into your trip double check it's secure!! I would invest in a front wheel?? rocker ( push bike over it & the rear steel rocker comes up the back, then a ratchet the down over the front wheel. like they use on bike dyno's). I've seen bikes wrecked in inclosed trailers. from owner not double checking the bike secure.
    Also I'd make sure radiator & cooling in top shape for lot of low speed hot weather driving off road, but the manual 351 less worry than the auto's. 
    enjoy yourself m8!!
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1975
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    05 Jul 2018 10:46 AM
    Quoting 78gold on 04 Jul 2018 04:26 PM
    Mickle,
    She's running dual Petrol tanks now and I am looking at dropping in a long range rear tank just to be sure.
    The 351 is a bit thirsty.
    Quoting brucefxdl on 04 Jul 2018 06:51 PM
    drove an '80 f100 351c for a work truck [ long ago] and it was a pig to drive with  the plastic bodied carter carb...and was a little thirsty as well,we fitted a holley 600 vac secondary carb ,free flowing air cleaner and a "less" restictive exhaust ,and away it went, a joy to drive and not bad on fuel for its size and the work it did.
    Good point, I had a Holley on mine, just had it tuned and went ok was a 302. if I was changing the carb I would look for a 450cfm 4 barrel, as can set them up to work nice and improved fuel economy. a mate had one on a 350 chevy in a holden HQ ute, him and I drove it Sydney to gold coast with good load on it. was getting good economy. the 450cfm good as four even bore small throats, you have enough power & torque so don't need more.
  • steelo Posts: 1807
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    05 Jul 2018 01:22 PM
    I'm getting a visual....
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  • fatbat Posts: 2568
    Forum Legend fatbat
    05 Jul 2018 05:18 PM
    Haha nice one steelo 
  • bloodog Posts: 1235
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    05 Jul 2018 06:45 PM
    I live in Alice and am born and bread from Port Augusta 
    I have your back all the way bro 
    You need anything just PM me 
  • STROPP Posts: 329
    Perth
    Stage 1 Poster STROPP
    15 Jul 2018 10:16 PM
    Quoting bloodog on 05 Jul 2018 06:45 PM
    I live in Alice and am born and bread from Port Augusta 
    I have your back all the way bro 
    You need anything just PM me 
    I’m from Quorn ??
  • R2D2 Posts: 9
    Stock Poster R2D2
    15 Jul 2018 10:19 PM
    Solid rig man ,being a 4X4 does that make it an XLT or not ?
  • bloodog Posts: 1235
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    16 Jul 2018 08:08 AM
    Quoting bloodog on 05 Jul 2018 06:45 PM
    I live in Alice and am born and bread from Port Augusta 
    I have your back all the way bro 
    You need anything just PM me 
    Quoting STROPP on 15 Jul 2018 10:16 PM
    I’m from Quorn ??
    Both my mum and dad are 4 generations from Quorn 
  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    16 Jul 2018 03:57 PM
    Quoting bloodog on 05 Jul 2018 06:45 PM
    I live in Alice and am born and bread from Port Augusta 
    I have your back all the way bro 
    You need anything just PM me 
    Thanks,
    Will post some details before we head off.
    Just setting the F100 up now.
    Will be looking for a camper back soon, already have an enclosed bike trailer for the FXR.

    Looking forward to getting away.
    Nigel
  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    16 Jul 2018 03:58 PM
    Quoting R2D2 on 15 Jul 2018 10:19 PMedited: 15 Jul 2018 10:19 PM
    Solid rig man ,being a 4X4 does that make it an XLT or not ?
    Hi,
    Its only a Custom but has dual tanks etc already, bit rough inside but got a year to get it ready for the trip.
    Nigel
  • Spook Posts: 2242
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    17 Jul 2018 08:17 AM
    I had XD Falcon buckets in mine. Absolutely transformed it AND had a 30 litre Engel between the seats.
  • 78gold Posts: 356
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    17 Jul 2018 03:01 PM
    Quoting Spook on 17 Jul 2018 08:17 AM
    I had XD Falcon buckets in mine. Absolutely transformed it AND had a 30 litre Engel between the seats.
    Yeh 
    Not sure what I will do with seats but thinking maybe some Bronco or F250 Buckets with the centre console.
    I will have a fridge in the back as well as storage for water etc. Also have water storage on my M/Cycle trailer if we take that.

    Looking forward to getting away, only problem with planning early is having to wait so long to get outa Sydney.
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