Rdub6’s F150 thread

  • Sponsors(?)


Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
Got the rear axle hard and soft lines done tonight. They all fit fine.
I did find my line from ABS module to pass. front has a wrong fitting also.
D6400A8A-ACFF-4295-8DA3-C1D61E89EC39.jpeg
CE235348-60C4-48CE-92F5-99787C355C64.jpeg
All I can hope is that they take care of this properly, in the eyes of customer service.
 

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
It’s getting closer.
I just need this thing to safely last another year and a half, to get my daughter through her senior year of HS. Then I’m sure somebody will scoop it up when the for sale sign goes on it.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: 1 user

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
I’m getting close with this. Need to hook up the driver side front line, and the line going to the rear.
I’m installing a new Motorcraft MC as well, so I’ll need to bench bleed that, bolt it in, get the system bled, and see where I’m at.
Hopefully my used ABS module works, as they assured me it would. We’ll see!

More of what I’ve learned from this experience——— buy brake lines from SStubes, also known as Fine Lines.
Do not buy brake lines from InLine Tube. They corrected their issues, but I have not had a wrong line yet from SSTubes, and SStube lines seem nicer as far as the flow of their bends.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
Good day today. Got the last of the brake lines in, master cylinder back in, and all lines free of leaks (I think).
It was a typical hazy, hot, and humid day, so bleeding the brakes gave way to floating in the pool to cool off. Friday I’ll deal with that, and hopefully have this truck up and running again!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
So I borrowed this brake bleeder from a buddy of mine.
F25AFA03-FAB2-4B8C-99DD-9B877E8F8652.png


Bled out the ABS module, and all the lines, and we are back in business! No leaks, pedal feel is good, and no more slowly sinking to the floor!! I guess the used module they sold me was in fact a good one!!
No I just have to tackle the parking brake next, which I disassemble at the caliper a while ago cause was nothing but rust!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
And some pics..... cause everybody likes pics!! Shiny new lines on old rusted truck!! Lol
F20F35E4-1645-43C2-81C4-70DFA89755CF.jpeg
F12FB140-9E3D-41E3-A36C-532CA357207C.png
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
I finally took on that rear window. Was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Only bad thing about the project is that I only took one pic!
Now to let it dry, wait til it rains, and hope I fixed the leak.
7C1FD375-398F-4C4E-811B-BB13244F00A9.png
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
2,786
2,072
133
Long Island, NY
Bought a Type S back up camera for what is now my daughter’s truck.
Installed it today, and it seems like it’ll do the job. The camera is solar powered, so we’ll see how that works out. Worse case is I remove the camera, charge it on the USB. It doesn’t stay on long, so I’m hoping the battery lasts a while, especially the way the rain and clouds have been lately.
I also plan to get a female 12v socket, wire it into a power with key on fuse. Hopefully one of the several spares will do it, and they’re not all constant 12v.

21CCF663-4140-4C07-853E-F488B802C4DA.png
4B59128E-3DA4-4B73-88CE-36E8B286736A.jpeg