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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2002, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Guess what kind of deal i fell into.....*PICS*

A guy i work with and went to college with was telling me about his uncles F-250 he wanted to get rid of cheap. It is an '86 F-250 HD 4x4 Reg cab long bed 4x4. It has a 460 v-8 with C6 automatic transmission. It has a D50 IFS front axle...a Sterling 10.25 FF rear axle.

The guy said the body was rough....and it is....and it needed a starter and didnt run right...

so sight unseen i bought it....$300.00

get down to actually see it and find out the bed is bad and it has its fare share of rust but...the cab is in excellent shape...cab corners and rockers are solid!!!!! interior is in excellent spahe and has cruise control and tilt steering. i get it home....threw in a good battery and a new starter..and BAM fired right up.....but had a vacuum leak....fixed that and she runs like a champ. I can light it up off the line and get rubber in all 3 gears....ill get pics of it as soon as i can.....hell the drivetrain alone is worth about $1000 [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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One mans junk is another mans treasure! Sounds like a great score!!!
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Cool score. That's the kinda score all of us thrive on.

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howdy,
i will tell you rite now that i am a ford man truely to the blue i bleed. i grew up with ford tractors, and john deere combines. and my favorite engine has always been the 300 straight six. it not fast, but the torque is killer. but their are only three other ford engines i would ever get the 460, the new v10 6.8 international deisel (shh it comes out in 2004) and the big dad of all 571. if you beat it to help and back and it starts running like crap, it's time to change the oil.
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i find it unbelivable that ford would be coming out with a v10 diesel since just this year they came out with 6.0 liter power stroke. unless you are talking about the f650 on up line of medium duty trucks. and i have never heard of a 571 ford motor. so please fill me in here i thought i was pretty well informed.
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howdy,
the 571 is what ford put in the old dump trucks then they ran it in bigfoot for awhile. and in 2004 ford is having international build them anengine for their f-250 super duty. ford don't like the powerstroke, not to many are liken the problem they are haven with it. like suddenly dies on ya. but when you got family in ford you get all the good info.
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hell yea! the trucks original purpose was as an engine donor for my ext cab.....but since it is in decent shape i am just going to fix it and part out the ext. cab....

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