Scotty, I have a 1987 Ford F350 2x4, with a carburated 351W. Now this truck has sat for 4 years, and…

TimberWolf429

Scotty, I have a 1987 Ford F350 2x4, with a carburated 351W. Now this truck has sat for 4 years, and I have rebuilt the carb, installed a new distributor O ring, installed a new alternator, and replaced the valve cover gaskets. I am figuring that seeing as the head vaskets are still holding, they should be fine, what would you say? Also, what would you think of the Holley 4180 4bl carb that came stock with the truck?

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Believe231
Believe231

It's possible the wiring did get corroded to the dash if it was exposed, the wiring is old to begin with and then if it was exposed to the elements, it's probably now all messed up. If it were mine, I'd just go with a gauge set (temp, oil, and volts) from the aftermarket and hook that up instead, that way you get new gauges and may end up saving you a big headache with trying to get the old wiring to work.

TimberWolf429
TimberWolf429

Scotty, I almost forgot, most of my guages are dead, the only one that works is the speedo, and I believe it's only due to it being mechanical. Could the long sit, with the windows down, have coroded the contacts to the electrical guages? I got this truck for nothing, and am just trying to get it going.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

not a fan, I'd throw that holley away and bolt on a brand new edelbrock, I do that a lot and they run like scalded apes then. As for the head gaskets, heck, if they don't leak, leave em