1995 Ford F-150
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1995 Ford F-150        (Other Ford F-150s)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: The Beatup Truck
Mileage: 179786
Engine: 4.9L
Drivetrain: M5OD-R2, 8.8" open diff
Notes: Driven on 1 tank for a few years, then abandoned when the 2nd tank gave out. Given to another owner who planned to fix it, but abandoned it in the woods for a few years. Given to a 3rd owner who planned to fix it, but abandoned it in the woods for a few years. Sold to me. I drove it home before stripping it down for thorough repairs. Then Frank bought it while his '75 Bronco was getting some P&B repairs. Later, it became his sons' first vehicle. Now, it's mine again.
Last Updated: 4/30/2021
Hits: 24549
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Folder Hits Comments Created Updated
folder Junker9700200,43802/11/1111/10/20
    folder Clutch Pedal Repair130142,57004/24/189/10/20
    folder Side Cover Gasket15001,43305/4/184/4/20
folder Mine again26005,80502/14/194/30/21
    folder Stuck Valves34001,44506/21/202/24/21
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Arrived.jpg
40 hits | 117.21 KB | Posted: 3/2/21

I drove the F150 to buy a used F250 because I knew it would be easy to remove the front bumper & pull the F150 home.

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WaterPumpImpeller.jpg
54 hits | 47.72 KB | Posted: 12/31/20

I had noticed some grinding when I first started the engine, but it went away too quickly to identify. But after a few drives, I noticed (despite the coolant gauge showing low-peg) that the coolant was boiling, even after short drives. When I checked...
BJnut.jpg
66 hits | 69.72 KB | Posted: 10/9/20

While doing some other work, I noticed the RHF wheel was VERY loose. It turns out the lower ball joint was installed with the wrong nut (castellations too short), which meant that the cotter pin didn't touch the nut, or prevent it from turning. Over ...
TREboot.jpg
54 hits | 74.58 KB | Posted: 10/9/20

The boots are shot, but the tie rod ends are still tight & smooth, so I swapped on some Energy 9.13101G polyurethane boots, and then greased them.
Done.jpg
79 hits | 111.88 KB | Posted: 10/5/20

It's running rough (probably because of the old gas, and some sludge still in the lifters), but it smooths out at speed, which it gets up to quickly. It certainly seems to have more pep than before - I can squeal the tires even on dry pavement.

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OilPan.jpg
59 hits | 79.78 KB | Posted: 10/5/20

I was surprised at how much sediment was in the pan, but I guess that shows 1) how well MarvelMysteryOil & Berryman's B-12 in the crankcase work, AND 2) how filthy this crankcase was.
OilFilter.jpg
76 hits | 103.91 KB | Posted: 10/5/20

After checking the block passages with shop air, the only thing left to restrict oil flow was the filter. Sure enough, it was utterly blocked by sludge. Even after draining for ~30 minutes, it was still more than half-full because nothing was moving ...
OilPumpTest.jpg
53 hits | 85.9 KB | Posted: 10/5/20

My worry was that the oil pump was shot, but it had some resistance when installed, and had good flow in the solvent tank.
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Gasket.jpg
54 hits | 83.05 KB | Posted: 10/5/20

This replacement oil pan gasket was in bad shape, not installed well (possibly re-used), leaking, and coming out.
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76Solder.JPG
10493 hits | 74.81 KB | Posted: 4/17/11

To temporarily (or indefinitely) run any '90-96 dual-tank truck on 1 tank, it's necessary to plug both unused tank lines & the vapor line.

I used the old rear tank plate as a blockoff for the fuel lines because it seals to the fuel lines without dam...
56WStrimLeaves.JPG
4890 hits | 96.21 KB | Posted: 4/9/11

The windshield side & lower trim were packed with leaves. While it was off, I removed the wiper valance & emptied the cowl. It was packed, except where the squirrel living in the squirrel cage had cleaned some of them out.

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74Conn.JPG
4087 hits | 85.41 KB | Posted: 4/17/11

Since I got the pigtail with the '93 tank, and I saved the original '95 pump plate, it was easy to make this adapter harness. Now, either style of pump can be used.

The oversized fitting on the blue (pressure) line is the updated check valve, manuf...
40FillerPipe.JPG
3668 hits | 73.44 KB | Posted: 2/21/11

To lift the bed, loosen the clamps (8mm, 5/16") around the filler supports, then slide them outboard.

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10VECI.JPG
3539 hits | 85.86 KB | Posted: 2/11/11

VECI Label under hood above master cylinder



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45Hoist.JPG
3518 hits | 66.17 KB | Posted: 2/21/11

To lift the bed for fuel tank access, I used my electric hoist (an ATV winch & some scrap metal).

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170VCG.JPG
3479 hits | 99.2 KB | Posted: 5/10/11

After a little driving, it became apparent that there was a serious oil leak dripping onto the rear Y-pipe from the intake heat shield. Fortunately, I had a new valve cover gasket in the junkpile.

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46Hoisted.JPG
3096 hits | 71.75 KB | Posted: 2/21/11

Easy!

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124cRHR.JPG
3003 hits | 67.77 KB | Posted: 4/14/11

It took a few hours with some BP hammers, prybars, & wood blocks, but it's pretty close to its original shape now.

This is how I got it:
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