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Ford F150 302 V8 Pickup truck (2000-2003) (4 items)
The (t)rusty old 1988 Ford F150 pickup truckwith the indestructible 302 V8 engine. A true classic!
Wednesday 17 September 2003 / bjoern author list
- The Ford Pickup Diary
all the mods and repairs in chronological order
on 04 Mar 2004 by bjoern author list
Every single modification and repair on the truck since I bought it and until I sold it.
I bought this car in Houston, Texas in April 2000. It's a 1988 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck with the 5.0l (302ci) V8 engine (EFI, 185hp). April 2000: The cab was in pretty bad shape when I bought it. I had to replace the floor carpet, the front seat bench and the driver's seat belt. May 2000: As one [read more]
- Sold and then almost burned up
firey alternators
on 14 Dec 2003 by bjoern author list
After I sold the truck to my trusty mechanic Carlos, he let me drive it for the remainng 24h I was i[...]
I had just given my trusty mechanic Carlos from Cruz Automotive the title to the truck and he had given me half the money 20 minutes ago, when I was cruising along Kirby, wondering why some idiots don't notice they're handbrake is on. A little later I noticed in the rearwiev mirror, a huge white cloud behind me. I pulled [read more]
- Elelctric fan installation
how to get rid of the clutch and belt fan.
on 17 Sep 2003 by bjoern author list
On most older cars the fan is driven by a serpentine belt with a viskosity clutch. Whenever the engi[...]
Parts: Electric fan from a 1995 Camaro 6 Cyl. (40$, wrecking yard). Hayden fan control unit with A/C wire and adjustable thermostat switch (36$, Autozone). Process: Removal of the old fan/clutch assembly was easy: simply unbolt the four bolts that attach the water-pump-pulley to the water pump, and the whole fan/clutch assembly comes off. Just don't forget to put the bolts back [read more]
- Mass-Air conversion
convert old SD EFI to modern MAF SEFI
on 17 Sep 2003 by bjoern author list
The old bank-firing speed density electronic fuel injection is outdated. Here's an article how [...]
Parts: 8 New Bosch Design III fuel injectors, flow matched to less than 1% tolerance $150 The intake from a 1996 F150 including: 1 Upper intake manifold 1 Lower intake manifold 1 Engine wiring harness 1 Fuel rail with fuel pressure regulator 1 Idle air control valve 3 vacuum solenoids and tubing $120 1 Engine wiring harness from a 1989 F150 $40 1 Throttle body from [read more]
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