I am new to this site so I figure I will introduce myself. My name is Jarred Hodges, I am 19 and live in dora alabama. I have fooled with cars since I was around 13. I have a 71 F-100 that I got when I was 17. Me and dad found it by mistake. We stop and look at it. The guys shows it to us and when he opened the hood I saw a 390 with edelbrock intake, holley carb, headers and so on. So we managed to buy the truck and I soon find out the engine was nothing like I thought it would be. A couple months later I am having a bad day and press the gas through the floor and a few seconds later here something let go. I see the oil pressure drop and its smoking. I limp it home and find out I broke the rocker arm shaft. He redo the heads and I get it going again. Later on I install a edelbrock performer plus cam. I had some more trouble and listed the truck for sale a bunch of times because I hated the 390. That brings us up to now. With my uncles help we got the old fe to run decent but by then it developed a tick. I was wanting to swap in another engine but could never find a good deal on a 460 until a couple weeks ago. I haul scrap to make extra money and am friends with the yard onwer. I go one day and see an old 76 f-150 and don't think much about it. I figured just another 302 truck. I open the hood and ask him about it. He says somebody had it loaded with scrap and drove it in here. I ask him how much and he says $400 and I say sold. I come back later that day and buy it. I put a battery on it and it cranks but seems to miss. I put another ignition box on it and clean the plugs and it runs great. I plan to swap the 460 c6 into my 71 f-100 after I get my 72 maverick going again. I plan to install a cam, aluminum intake and headers on the 460 and call it good. Anyway here are some pics of the trucks.
My 71, my dad is looking at a tree for some reason. lol
think it was time for a new ignition box
you gotta test a engine out don't you
old 390 that will be pulled after I finsih the maverick
here is my other project a 72 maverick that I swapped a 351w into engine has flat tops, .523 lft extreme energy cam, c9 heads, roller rockers, victor jr intake, c4 10 inch ptc converter. It was my 1st car that I drove, originally had a 250 c4 in it
still have some more work to do on the headers. Anyway those are my projects and I am glad to be a member