Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Bronco Info: '78 F150 Short Bed, 4x4, 4speed, 351m
Driving my '78 across the country
Long time reader, first time poster
I have a 78 f150 custom, 4speed, 4x4, short bed, 351m that I want to drive across the country, Charleston, South Carolina to San Diego, California. She is a very well kept farm truck with 120k miles, true dual exhaust and an HEI distributor, 33x12.5, everything else is stock and works! I am slowely restoring her and I try to put something new and shiny on her when I can, eventually I will have a new truck right?
What I plan to do before trip:
Holley 600 (my rebuilt carb needs updating)
New timing chain strait up
New radiator core support/battery tray (only real rust on the whole truck)
Maybe larger radiator (discovered very small leak the original)
bushings, shocks, alignment (all bearings were just redone)
new brake pads, possibly rotors
I would really like some feedback on what else I can do to get this truck ready for a trip this big, and daily driving in general, better mpg, better reliability. What worked for you? Have any of you all done road trips in these trucks? What should I look out for?
Thanks for all the help!