Tis the Season,

Many thanks to all who contributed to this milestone achievement!
It ain't pretty, but it's my favorite Van. Dog's too. '88 B250 TBI 318, A500. My 3rd 318, finally runs good!

Thanks Reed!
For sharing very helpful knowledge, and for the encouragement to go beyond what I thought I could do. Short version:

Worst stuck lifter I ever heard? Ever... Not any more!

Spreading butter for a mile up shifts? Crispy firm now!

Went back to basics, read FSM, for what I dreaded was a bad in tank FP. (Which sidelined a trip to the 10th Annual Toadbucket Nationals.) Soo close!

R&R the frame rail fuel filter, which was causing the same starting and drivability problems described in the FSM.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas.
A Merry one to All!