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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6979167
08/31/20 02:06 PM
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Nice.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6979220
08/31/20 03:14 PM
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My 74 f250 4x4 still has the sticker on the valve cover

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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6979238
08/31/20 03:43 PM
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In 1993, I bought a 1983 Dodge W350 with 69,000 miles on it. I got a little over 90,000 on it now. I used it for hauling food for the food shelf and wood originally. It's got a 360 engine and loves gas. It sits for extended periods and doesn't always want to start like a fuel injected engine does. That's the downside of carburetors, IMO.


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6979318
08/31/20 05:42 PM
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I worked in a Ford dealership when the new 75s came out. First year for unleaded fuel. There were some major problems with poor metal used for valve guides and rod/main bearings. They've come a long ways!
I've owned some good Fords. The worst one I bought in Beatrice!!

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I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6981013
09/02/20 03:10 PM
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Any updates?


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: the Blak Spot] #6981034
09/02/20 03:47 PM
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A 77 ranger xlt 150 short bed 4x4 stick shift would be my dream truck.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6981046
09/02/20 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by loosegoose

It's definitely a 77, that somebody has hacked up a little. In 77 it was supposed to have duraspark ignition, but this truck still has points. In the process of making the electrical work, I could all the hacked up wires inside the harness. Why someone felt the need to go back to o points I don't know,but I'm leaving it that way for now.



EMP resistance ?
no seriously some people worried about that type of thing

probably more realistic some one replaced the engine at some point and had a runner that had points. available and swapped it in.


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: boncoon] #6981048
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Originally Posted by boncoon
A 77 ranger xlt 150 short bed 4x4 stick shift would be my dream truck.

yes with a 300 strait 6

standard 8 foot bed would be fine also

Last edited by GREENCOUNTYPETE; 09/02/20 04:06 PM.

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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6981072
09/02/20 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by loosegoose

It's definitely a 77, that somebody has hacked up a little. In 77 it was supposed to have duraspark ignition, but this truck still has points. In the process of making the electrical work, I could all the hacked up wires inside the harness. Why someone felt the need to go back to o points I don't know,but I'm leaving it that way for now.



EMP resistance ?
no seriously some people worried about that type of thing

probably more realistic some one replaced the engine at some point and had a runner that had points. available and swapped it in.

I bought some plugs for it, and I was sold some 14mm thread plugs. I go to replace them, and the engine has the older style 18mm thread plugs. Ford made the switch sometime in the mid 70s, so I think you're exactly right, someone replaced the entire engine, distributor and all, with an older (but hopefully lower milage) engine.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6981081
09/02/20 04:55 PM
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Awesome - I've got a dent side 73 (or is it a 71 - can't remember) f250 4x4 explorer that's been sitting behind my barn for 10 years. A buddy of mine owns it. This summer I asked him how much he'd want for the title. I've looked at the old dog so long I've fallen in love with it.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: Cragar] #6981273
09/02/20 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Cragar
Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
500 running

But

Found
On
Road
Dead. Nah

Hope it doesn't cost you much more!!!


First
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Lol....... grin

To blow up!!! grin


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6985462
09/08/20 01:22 PM
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It's alive!!!! For real this time! Got her up and running, but what a chore. I got a cheap junkyard carb and rebuilt it, but one of the accelerator pump cover screws was stripped, so I had to helicoil it. Got it all put back together, pre-set timing with a test light, and she snapped right off. Didn't want to stay idling, because I have the choke held open, I've got to get a manual choke kit for it. Once it warmed up it still didn't stay running, so I backed out the idle mixture screws from 2 turns to 3 1/2 turns, and now it runs, well, okay ish. Still a little rough at idle, i think it's got a vacuum leak I'll have to chase down. The belts are super squeaky, I'll have to get new belts. But she runs and idles and pulls forward and backward in the driver, so we're gettin somewhere.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6985472
09/08/20 01:40 PM
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Screw the radiator cap off and drive a Chevy in under it 😎

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: Kevin Colpetzer] #6985497
09/08/20 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
Screw the radiator cap off and drive a Chevy in under it 😎

Don't tempt me. That chevy will run good for a long time, as long as you use motorcraft parts in itgrin

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6985523
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Nice. Love the 8 foot beds.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6985543
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spent the weekend working on my sons "new" truck 1988 Chevrolet S-10 5 speed with the 2.5L 4 cylinder.

picked it up for 270 and a used battery I had from the truck he rolled mid August. from a freinds dad who had ambitions for it that they didn't really have time for.

started and ran , not well but ran

siphoned all the gas before we bought it and put 5 gallons of fresh gas in it then it ran much better and we could drive it the few hundred yards home.

the key was stuck in and in the on position , 4 ways were stuck on , the radio didn't work. meeded new wipers they were rotten, the hose for the wiper fluid was disconnected

radio was some loose wires the boy fixed that

the key cylinder was $20 dollars , rented the steering wheel puller and lock plate compressor and took that all apart go the ignition working and the 4-ways fixed tool rental $10

front brakes look ok , need to pull the rear and look at them.

took it for a little drive yesterday to the auto parts when they gave me the wrong filter for my truck. my truck was up on the ramps with no oil no filter and 15 miles back to the store.

I told him he should name the new truck Coon Killer cause he is never swerving to miss another coon ever , that was how he ended up rolling the previous truck my other truck and he paid for a little more than half this truck with his coon money. no not fur money but money he got paid to get them out of the barns and away from the chicken coops.

it will be a nice little trapping truck , the bed is solid

when he gets some more money 2 tires


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