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97 ford powerstroke project thread

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by sno commander, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    well ive had my f-350 for about a year and there were a few things i wanted to get done before winter time. the clutch was shot the trans housing was cracked, the oil pan was leaking along with the frot timing cover, so i i finally dove into the project.
    here some pictures.

    ford overhaul 002.jpg

    ford overhaul 001.jpg
     
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    this is what the trans looked like, it was broke right where it mounts to the crossmember.
    apparently this is a common problem with the zf 's. luckily i booght a spare trans a few months ago for 50 bucks on craigslist with a good housing. of course a bunch of bolts broke where it bolts in the transfer case. luckily i also bought a spare one for 25 bucks:drinkup:

    ford overhaul 004.jpg
     
  3. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    and the good housing

    ford overhaul 005.jpg
     
  4. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    off to go swap the housings

    ford overhaul 017.jpg
     
  5. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    with the trans issue done time to pull the motor

    ford overhaul 006.jpg
     
  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    most everything disconnected

    ford overhaul 009.jpg
     
  7. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    radiator out...

    ford overhaul 014.jpg
     
  8. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
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    and the motor out..

    ford overhaul 021.jpg
     
  9. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    empty engine bay

    ford overhaul 019.jpg
     
  10. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    got some parts in..

    ford overhaul 007.jpg

    ford overhaul 008.jpg
     
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    went with the southbend clutch with the solid flywheel coversion instead of the crappy dual mass flywheel. also got a new front bumper since the old one wasw rotted badly

    ford overhaul 025.jpg
     
  12. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    got some more done today , going to change the water pump and do the timing cover gasket, also remove the old oil pan. heres some more pics

    ford overhaul 022.jpg

    ford overhaul 027.jpg

    ford overhaul 028.jpg

    ford overhaul 029.jpg
     
  13. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    thats it for today i got to clean the gargage and put all the parts thru the parts washer
     
  14. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    :mechanic:thats quite the amount of work. I think its awesome that you can do that much yourself.
    wish i was that handy
     
  15. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    heres an update, got the oil pan on, timing cover gasket set hpop back on,new clutch and trans bolted up. just waiting for a new valve cover, water pump, radiator support, and a 4'' mbrp exaust.

    p-stroke 005.jpg

    p-stroke 004.jpg

    p-stroke 006.jpg
     
  16. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    So i will give you 2500 bucks when your done :drinkup::drinkup:
     
  17. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
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    for 2500 ill pack everything in boxes and you can put it back together. :drinkup:
     
  18. K1500 4x4

    K1500 4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    ill take it. :mechanic:
     
  19. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    alright $2500 bucks for the truck and 4 grand to ship it :D
     
  20. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
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    If u got the bigger down pipe be sure to notch and bend the seam in the ftr corner of the cab so it will fit. Easier now then when the motor is in the way. Not sure if u got the bigger down pipe but it is worth it. Cant belive how they squash the original one for that tiny body seam.