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Just want to brag...

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Just want to brag a little about the truck I just stole.

Ad on craigslist was:86 Ford350 dually $1500..

I went to take a look and it was a 6.9 with factory Banks turbo, Gearvendors overdrive, crew cab, lumber rack, mesh tailgate, factory air, cruise, sliding rear window and tilt. C6 auto. (65mph tops)

After negotiations got it for $1200 plus tax+fees (tow company lien sale) total $1300 and change. Starts on the first blip of the starter, only leaks at the differential. (new gasket and lube on the bench now)

Needed a new ignition lock, needs air evacuated and charged, and I ordered new injectors and return lines for $128 on Ebay. A/C clutch engages when jumpered, but not when the air is turned on in the cab. Blows hot.

GV overdrive solenoid has no wires running to it. Wired up a dash switch, and still not shifting. Gonna drain it, clean the filter and refill with synthetic fluid tomorrow and hope.

Trans filter, fluid and gasket change scheduled for tomorrow, same for GV unit, and a motor oil change. A/C recharge if I can get to it.

My question is, anyone have any suggestions of what to look over first?

Anyone know what will make the overdrive work? I need to be able to do the speed limit without running 4000rpm.

Anyone know a good source for body parts, or should I hit the junkyard? Need a passenger front door.

Anyway, happy to have found this forum. Lots of good help and info.:thumbsup:
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I found a 1985 F250 with a 6.9L with a C6 auto tilt wheel, factory air, for $1500 no the A/C didnt work until I vaced and recharged it, the only thing that would have made this truck better would be the turbo but it does fine for me.
Duke, this is what I did to recharge my A/C, it looked like it already had R134 in it so I hooked up the vac pump and the low side guage went to 30" in vac and it didnt leak back to 0 or normal atmospheric pressure, then I added about 3.75lbs R134 and now it blows cold enough to hang swingin meat, in the past with other vechicles Ive had I just vaced out the R12 then added R134 and never had a problem I know thats not the right way to do it but I know it does work so long as all the old refridgerant is removed.
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