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post #81 of 468 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 09:51 PM
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I went to my local junkyard/scrap metal dealer this morning (like I do most Saturdays) and scored a 4" drop pitman arm almost free. I picked up some random scrap steel, had it weighed, then said "oh, and this pitman arm". Lady at the desk said "15 bucks". Considering how much steel I got, the arm was essentially free.
Lucky for me, whoever installed it didn't torque it down too tight because it popped off fairly easy.
I googled the part number but didn't get any results, so no idea what brand it is. Most new ones seem to be around $60, so I'm happy.

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I found a mid 80's E350 that had a 460. I pulled the saginaw ps pump, bracket, and hose. I say van, but it was more like an ambulance. It has a 2 groove V-belt pulley.

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I found a mid 80's E350 that had a 460. I pulled the saginaw ps pump, bracket, and hose. I say van, but it was more like an ambulance. It has a 2 groove V-belt pulley.
It's always cool to find an ambulance or other types of service vehicles. Did you see if it had a high output alternator?

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I'm not sure about the alternator. It did seem much bigger than most older alternators I've seen, but I didn't have one nearby to compare it to. How can I tell if its high output, and what are they typically worth?

There was also a similar vintage E350 "church bus" next to this one. Both were 4 barrel 460s. I only got the saginaw off the one because the grille and radiator were already out of my way.

If no one else notices these vans, it seems like there's plenty more to get from them.

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I picked up a rust free, straight, color matched radiator support. for $35.

I assume ones from an F350 are the same.

Since I'm off work next friday, and the JY will be open, I'll be able to spend more than just the few saturday hours they're open. I'm looking forward to being able to get something big. Like a trans or a crew cab. No needs, just wants.

Seems like I've been the 'postingest' person on this thread for a while. Does that mean I'm spending too much time at the junkyard?

Any requests?

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Seems like I've been the 'postingest' person on this thread for a while. Does that mean I'm spending too much time at the junkyard?

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na, it just means you are fortunate enough to have a place near by and have the time to do it
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na, it just means you are fortunate enough to have a place near by and have the time to do it
I agree that I'm fortunate to have a "pull it yourself" yard with several ford pickups near me, but with my work schedule, I only have a 4 hour window every week to go. Looking forward to one of those rare 'they're open when I have the whole day off' scenarios this week.

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I pulled a GM 10 bolt yesterday so I can use its knuckles-out for an 8 lug swap. I was running out of time, but I noticed a 94 E-350 with a 4.9. In going to pull the Saginaw pump and bracket next Saturday.
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Turns out that 4.9 was a 5.8. Didn't look close enough, what with the air cleaner and hoses covering everything.
When I got there, I saw that they'd thrown the van onto the 'really' junk car pile, where things go before they're crushed.
I was upset about a lost opportunity, but the motor had been pulled and thrown into the engine pile near it. Sure enough, I was able to get the bracket off easier than if they'd left the van alone.
Also pulled a set of clutch/brake pedals from an 87-91, just in case.

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I got lucky--an unfarked bricknose dash, cluster and tilt steering column; but all I could afford was the shift indicator with cable and the plastic column collar, which I got on a five-fingered discount....
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Last week when I was hauling some legitimate scrap to the junkyard, I saw a new delivery; an 84 bronco. First one I've ever seen at this yard. It was raining, so I didn't mess with it. But today I went back and was able to pull the inside spare tire mount, the pivot pins from the back seat (seat condition unknown) and the tailgate 'cover panel' that I had to pull to get the tailgate open (window was broken out in the up position). Tailgate was super rusty, as was the rest of the truck, but when its not so wet, I'll probably crawl under it and get the driveshaft and maybe the tank skidplate. Those parts, plus a wheel center cap, a trim piece, and a small 'bolt bin' I found in the back cost me a cool $20.

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One of my favorite JY finds was my favorite hat i left under the hood of an E350 a month earlier when I pulled its ps bracket
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Today I was scrounging around looking for some scrap metal, since there were no new vehicles in my local yard when I saw what looked like an old ford six. Wiping the grease off the valvecover showed that it was a 240. I'd read on here that the 240 head is a higher compression upgrade for a 300, so I pulled it. There was water in the motor, and lots of caked on crud, but at first glance didn't have any cracks or other issues. And for only $15, it was worth the risk. I'll take it all apart and have it professionally inspected. And keep it around for that 'some day' that I build a carbureted six.

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Today I was scrounging around looking for some scrap metal, since there were no new vehicles in my local yard when I saw what looked like an old ford six. Wiping the grease off the valvecover showed that it was a 240. I'd read on here that the 240 head is a higher compression upgrade for a 300, so I pulled it. There was water in the motor, and lots of caked on crud, but at first glance didn't have any cracks or other issues. And for only $15, it was worth the risk. I'll take it all apart and have it professionally inspected. And keep it around for that 'some day' that I build a carbureted six.
OR maybe it wasn't. After doing some more research, the shape of the chamber and the several "T"s cast on it have convinced me that its a 300 head. Perhaps sometime in its past, someone put the 300 head on it, or they used the lower compression heads in 1974, which is the year that the ID decal on the valve cover shows. Oh well. Like I said, for $15, it was worth a shot.

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I could be wrong, but it seems to me the 240 head had the pressed studs whereas the 300 head had the bolted pedestals. Just something to think about.

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And even if I'm wrong about the older 300 heads, they do have a .060" deck to mill. You can jump compression if you do it right.

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Found me a high torque starter from a mid 90s 460 that will be going on my 66 F100 that has a 460,the junkyard has only been in existence for about 2 years and it was the first in the yard so I grabbed it. Was not planning on buying anything on this trip but wanted to look at a 89 bronco that was just pulled in and will grab a couple parts off it in a couple weeks when they have the usual holiday discount.
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I pulled the intake tubing, air box, etc from a MAF equipped 96 or maybe 95 5.0. I don't need the parts, but figured I could offload them to someone doing a conversion.

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Grabbed a visor off an 87 F250. Saw a couple Saginaw pumps and brackets that I'll have to get sometime down the road.


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