My 1972 F250 project

05 gt 5spd

On the road again
Time for a little more work-with the new tires giving a smoother ride I found a couple of previously unfelt vibrations when traveling at 50+ mph . Time for 2 u joints on the rearmost drive shaft ( one of the three). After two attempts we got the correct parts and that vibration is gone - now good to travel at 60mph - except for the gas !
 

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Time for a little more work-with the new tires giving a smoother ride I found a couple of previously unfelt vibrations when traveling at 50+ mph . Time for 2 u joints on the rearmost drive shaft ( one of the three). After two attempts we got the correct parts and that vibration is gone - now good to travel at 60mph - except for the gas !
Awesome news!! Sometimes you have to be able to go over 60. Lol
 

05 gt 5spd

On the road again
After the road test and warm up I gave the old beast it’s yearly oil change and found another project. The right hand exhaust manifold was leaking at the front cylinder. A look through the parts box that Dad had supplied provided a new gasket. Many thanks to Dad for using anti seize many years ago as all 8 bolts holding the manifold to the head came out as well as the crossover bolts. A quick clean up of the manifold and head surfaces - new manifold gasket and a trip to NAPA for a crossover pipe donut and It’s back together again.
 

05 gt 5spd

On the road again
Time for a winter project - last summer I noticed a noise from the clutch release bearing. Ran it as is for the rest of the season ,but time for some TLC.
Last week I moved the car and truck, exchanging work bays, got the seat out, floor mat out, trans panel out, then paying work took over and the project stopped.
Tonight I was sucussfull in pulling the trans, replacing the release bearing and getting the transmission bolted back in place. I’m lucky as the transfer case is remote mounted / known as “divorced transfer case” on this model. A short 1-1/2 ft shaft connects the transmission to the transfer case. With the shaft removed there was room to slide the transmission back while leaving it on the jack. Now to finish the job!
 

05 gt 5spd

On the road again
Well , nothing goes quite to plan. Replacing the noisy release bearing got rid of one noise. Originally when I had my foot on the clutch even lightly I had a slight squeal. That’s gone now but still have noise when clutch is fully released. Time to take the trans back out and this time drop the clutch and flywheel to replace the pilot bearing. The release bearing noise was covering up the pilot noise before. Well at least most of the bolts will come out well this time .
Round one goes to old truck - but the fight is not done yet !
 

Mcdavis

King of the road trip
Well , nothing goes quite to plan. Replacing the noisy release bearing got rid of one noise. Originally when I had my foot on the clutch even lightly I had a slight squeal. That’s gone now but still have noise when clutch is fully released. Time to take the trans back out and this time drop the clutch and flywheel to replace the pilot bearing. The release bearing noise was covering up the pilot noise before. Well at least most of the bolts will come out well this time .
Round one goes to old truck - but the fight is not done yet !
Oh no, that sucks Gerry.
 
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