My Ford Truck Project

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Here's a quick video of the first ride around the neighborhood. Clutch still needs bled a little more. I have a feeling that pin was loose for a while because the 1-2 and 2-3 shift is soo much tighter and smoother. Feels completely different. Sorry the camera is shaky, my mount sucks.

 
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It's like looking out of the back seat of my ferd truck! The sound track is way different, more rattle, rattle, whoosh! But otherwise the same.
 
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A little surprised to see you don't seem to compression brake at all with downshifting. Just how I was taught.
 
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A little surprised to see you don't seem to compression brake at all with downshifting. Just how I was taught.
I do, but these hills aren't really long or steep enough to warrant it, also I'm trying to go gentle on the clutch until it's broken in.
 
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I do, but these hills aren't really long or steep enough to warrant it, also I'm trying to go gentle on the clutch until it's broken in.
Makes perfect sense.
 
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Just thought I'd do a quick update on this thread. The last few months have been relatively uneventful with the truck. I haven't really done a whole lot to it since changing the clutch, but I've put probably ~500-800 miles of mixed highway/city driving on it since without any issues. I did do an oil change on it, it wasn't due yet, but I like changing it a little early. I had the underside Fluid Filmed just after Thanksgiving and I've been trying to keep it out of the salt, though I have driven it a few times. I took a couple loads of scrap metal with it and I drove it around a few times because my left foot was getting bored driving automatics :mrgreen:. I did get the 4wd shift linkage loosened up and finally got it in 4 low. Prior to that I could only get it into 4 hi. I actually needed the 4wd, I got stuck in the mud when I was loading that scrap metal.

Other than that it's been parked in the driveway waiting out the winter.
 
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It was nearly 60° and sunny today so I took advantage of the nice weather and brought the truck out on the highway to stretch its' legs. Drove it about 30 miles or so. I really do miss driving it everyday.

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Still have that expired sticker on the plate?
 

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