71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: Just doing a little work

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Re: 71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: New Video

Postby popeyes71 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:04 am

Glad to see you are still around and that the truck is still working good and proving to be reliable! I wish you and the wife my best with your home purchase. It's great there's a shop on the property. Having a place to work on your projects is the best! :thup:
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Re: 71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: New Video

Postby KRob » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:13 pm

Landed in Portland OR on Wednesday evening from a business trip to Dallas. My younger brother picked me up and we were off to Eastern Oregon, Enterprise area to be exact. Thursday morning we grabbed good ol' Franken Ford and headed for the hills...'we were a looken for Bambi's Ol' Man.' On Saturday my younger brother filled his tag...little spike nothing to brag about but meat in the freezer. After processing the critter i drove from Enterprise OR to Yelm WA, in Franken Ford. I got home really late...or really early on Sunday morning depending on how you look at it.

433 Miles. I calculated fuel mileage twice, the first one which was lots of hills and curves was 19.xx mpg. The second tank was 17.xx which was freeway at 70 ish.

I backed the truck into the shop at the new house because it was raining....here is my new to-do list.

Whistling noise coming from passenger door around wing window
Driver Door not shutting easily
Leak on driver door side
Will not shift into 4low, probably linkage seized.
Second Fuel tank and (Current tank only gives me about 250 mile range)


Future Stuff
Better sound deadening along fire wall.
Dynamic Timing
Turbo improvement

Oh and here are some pictures so the thread isnt worthless. lol
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71 F250 4x4, 4BT Cummins Still in Project Phase...Project Thread http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=65450
(4BT, big block ZF5, 78 NP205, 78 Dana 44 Front axle, 4.10, 265/75/16, power steering, power brakes)
01 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins...turned up a little.

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Re: 71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: New Video

Postby KRob » Sun May 28, 2017 10:34 am

FrankenFords, been sitting at the house a fair amount do to an unreliable starting issue. Finally warrantied the Napa Starter and pulled one battery out and replaced it with two new bigger batteries. Hopefully that will fix the problem. The company i work for decided that we were going to make a no driving and phone talking policy so i may start driving the ol' truck since it wont matter if i can hear the phone or not.

Truck still leaks on the drivers side, which is very frustrating and there are a myriad of other issues but will get to them eventually.

My wife and i bought a new place about 8 months ago. Its about 11 acres with a new construction house that was never finished. So we have had our work cut out for us. FrankenFord is playing his part though by haling water to newly planted trees around the place. 275 gallon tank * 8.34 Lbs per Gal =2293 lbs. He squats a little and funnily enough rides better with the load on. Pulls the load around pretty well to.

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71 F250 4x4, 4BT Cummins Still in Project Phase...Project Thread http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=65450
(4BT, big block ZF5, 78 NP205, 78 Dana 44 Front axle, 4.10, 265/75/16, power steering, power brakes)
01 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins...turned up a little.

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Re: 71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: New Video

Postby KRob » Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 am

Thought this was kind of cool for comparison but now looking at the pictures you really cant tell how much the truck squats under the weight. You can tell in person a lot better then in the pictures.

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Ill tell you though its a lot of fun to drive....now I just need AC since it hit 90* today.
71 F250 4x4, 4BT Cummins Still in Project Phase...Project Thread http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=65450
(4BT, big block ZF5, 78 NP205, 78 Dana 44 Front axle, 4.10, 265/75/16, power steering, power brakes)
01 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins...turned up a little.

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Re: 71 F250 4BT Cummins Work Horse: Just doing a little work

Postby KRob » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:44 pm

71 F250 4x4, 4BT Cummins Still in Project Phase...Project Thread http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=65450
(4BT, big block ZF5, 78 NP205, 78 Dana 44 Front axle, 4.10, 265/75/16, power steering, power brakes)
01 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins...turned up a little.


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