Figured most of you forum members know that the beast sold. even a guy from CO passing through Bozeman I talked at a gas station, knew about the van I brought home from Maine.
Trip was good Maine to Montana! (13.5-15.4 mpg) was great meeting Teeots and the drive back to his house was exciting
for those that don't know the rig here is the great build thread from the previous owner. I must say it sure gave me a good start.
now that i am home I have to fix a few things like the brakes. we tried to fix them before I picked it up with a new brake booster and vacuum pump. dealer thinks its the booster now that they installed the vacuum pump per there recommendation cause the booster pump was provided. but we shall see.
I did find out that the axles do not have ball joints, but King pins cause of uneven wear on the tires. never heard of King pins, so I thought I could just get ford parts and slap them on. well I guess I have some learning to do on the new rig.
I did tear out some old wiring that was in from the original owner. added new light bulbs for the cluster and pulled the dog house to take a look. Down pipes some day. turbo has something fishy that I need to figure out. lost of oil in the valley, so I will be checking into HPOP O rings maybe. or turbo pedistal.
and in my search I did find out some things I will have questions on. (on going for sure)
anyway I figured I would start a thread of what i do and plan to do as time goes on.
it will be a slow and rolling build cause I have other things pending.
I have been posting on other sites to ease my bothering over the many questions I have. funny thing is I have noticed many of you lurk else where to. so I guess its a moot point. lol
about me, well I used to own a 00 F350 so i am a little familiar with the 7.3. ran VO for three years to save lots of money on fuel. but didnt' realize the vans dont have inter coolers. and the second battery is under on the rail. strange, but very happy with the rig so far. I live in Bozeman MT and plan to use the rig for many things. AK some day too.
will post some pics when I can
cheers to all