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Old 10-26-2010, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As the title says, I am from Redding California. It is not a bad city to live in. We have mountain scenery, lakes, trails, good people, and no jobs! We have a 12% unemployment rate. I am a non-active U.S.MARINE 1994-98. I was a 3rd Echelon Diesel Tech, had way to much fun then! I have had many jobs and few careers. So I am currently a full time student a Shasta College in the Diesel Technology field, with nine units from my A/S degree. My main focus has been emissions, alternative fuels, and performance (3.45 gpa). I have brewed my own bio-diesel with a home made appleseed processor. We stopped production, because We use a water wash and poor drying methods, so we had issues with the sending unit oxidizing and algae in the tank.
My current project is an early 1999 Ford F-250 SuperDuty XLT king cab, rear wheel drive, ZF-6 M/T. Powered with a 7.3l Powersroke Diesel (Navistar T444E for the purists). We use it to haul horses, hay, and daly driving. it might see a dirt road. but never the off road.

My Goal: Near 390 Horse power, with consistent 24 MPG! I have been laughed at by my local friends, diesel shops, and some out side of the area from other forums. Mostly because I want my cake and eat it too. I cant have 390hp and 24mpg with a Ford. I so want to accomplish this! No modifications right now but, they are on the way. I am starting with the fuel system.
I am glad this forum exists! Dave Whitmer sent me here! So I am here to learn and help out if possible!
Thank you!
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What plans for the fuel system?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard, Rustin!
It's an interesting coincidence that Dave Whitmer sent you here. I joined ecomodder.com shortly after reading one of his posts here. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any posts from him on another forum that I used to visit daily.
This forum is dedicated to a much more diverse group of vehicles.
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Some intros slip through the cracks. Welcome to the site.

What plans for the fuel system?
Thanks for commenting!
My plans are to open up the fuel system. Basically get rid of restrictions. I am going to install a air separator filtration system. Then go from there. since it is a diesel and HEUI injection system (Hydraulically actuated, Electronically controlled, Unit, Injection) I have looked into a few things I am going to try. Then I willl do some exterior moddifications. I have decided to not change the gearing. since my MPG goal is small. Tho for this typ of power-plant it is quite a huge feat to conquer.
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Welcome aboard, Rustin!
It's an interesting coincidence that Dave Whitmer sent you here. I joined ecomodder.com shortly after reading one of his posts here. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any posts from him on another forum that I used to visit daily.
This forum is dedicated to a much more diverse group of vehicles.
I first met dave on PowerStroke Nation. I read a few posts that he has made, then contacted him. He has yet to answer my second response?
Other then that he was helpful in letting me know about this forum!
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I "met" Dave at ford-diesel.com, which became thedieselstop.com after FoMoCo made the site owner change the name. Dave's screen name here on ecomodder.com is "Big Dave". I recognized his truck in his avatar.
You'd probably get a reply from him if you "PM"'d him here.
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