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Jstrong 03-24-2012 11:23 PM

Old trucks
 
Gotta love em, starter just went out on my 83' 150 outside the nearby Chinese take out place. With the help of my pops (downsouth) to get me up the road to autozone, all that stood between a broke down vehicle and getting about my weekend was two bolts,a terminal connection clamp,50 bucks for a new starter and about an hour under it all. I'm sure driving a new 2012 pickup is nice and all,but it's pretty nice to be able to pop the hood,and literally climb in there find a comfortable seat and get to wrenching whenever something goes wrong. I've had the truck for a few years now, (since highschool) and even though it's a bit older than I am,it's treated me a whole lot better than I've treated it.

dragunovsks 03-25-2012 01:59 AM

I had an 88' F150 and aside from the giant hole in the tank connected to the 351 V-8 i loved it. My grandpa used to ask me, "You still dragging that fuel trailer around with you?" It got about 10 mpg on a good day. What i liked about having an old truck was you never had to worry about dings or scratches. I hit a deer at 70 mph once and just kept driving, after work i went to the local junkyard and got another grill for 20 bucks.

A guy broke down in town one day in the middle of an intersection in front of me. He was also in an old truck, a chevy. He asked if a could pull him out of the road but neither of us had a chain so i just pushed him, bumper to bumper. The town marshall saw it and thought it was funny.

Jstrong 03-25-2012 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by big_blue79
How'd it sound when you bolted the starter in and cranked it over? I can put a rebuilt one in my 1986 Bronco and it will grind unless I put a shim in front of it.

It sounds different that the last one did for sure,but it starts up strong as ever. Ill have to keep an ear open the next few times I start it up and see if that may be the case with mine as well

Jstrong 03-25-2012 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by dragunovsks
I had an 88' F150 and aside from the giant hole in the tank connected to the 351 V-8 i loved it. My grandpa used to ask me, "You still dragging that fuel trailer around with you?" It got about 10 mpg on a good day. What i liked about having an old truck was you never had to worry about dings or scratches. I hit a deer at 70 mph once and just kept driving, after work i went to the local junkyard and got another grill for 20 bucks.

A guy broke down in town one day in the middle of an intersection in front of me. He was also in an old truck, a chevy. He asked if a could pull him out of the road but neither of us had a chain so i just pushed him, bumper to bumper. The town marshall saw it and thought it was funny.

Mines just as bad on gas,probably worse. Yours would have been fuel injected by 88,mines carbed. But yea I definantly feel like I'm getting robbed at gunpoint at the pumps

Bear304inc 03-25-2012 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragunovsks
I had an 88' F150 and aside from the giant hole in the tank connected to the 351 V-8 i loved it. My grandpa used to ask me, "You still dragging that fuel trailer around with you?" It got about 10 mpg on a good day. What i liked about having an old truck was you never had to worry about dings or scratches. I hit a deer at 70 mph once and just kept driving, after work i went to the local junkyard and got another grill for 20 bucks.

A guy broke down in town one day in the middle of an intersection in front of me. He was also in an old truck, a chevy. He asked if a could pull him out of the road but neither of us had a chain so i just pushed him, bumper to bumper. The town marshall saw it and thought it was funny.

Just kept driving? I would have stop and picked up dinner,,, that's what you call fast food.......

LaineC 03-25-2012 02:53 AM

I love my 95 Bronco the best Ford ever made!

Trez 03-25-2012 03:04 AM

I went from a beat up old International, missing windows, to a nice new Cadillac, back to a beat up old International..... :D

Billy9mm 03-25-2012 03:48 AM

I have got a 1966 Chevy that I dragged out of a field 17 yrs ago, the bed was junk and had a small pine sappling growing through the bed. I got it home and started tearing it apart. Anyway I pretty much rebuilt the whole truck I work as a machinist in a Automotive machine shop so the original 283 still looks stock but puts out about 325hp and will light up the back tires. The young fellows that come in there all want to buy it but I just smile and say no thanks. I dont drive it much any more except mostly on the weekends. No A/C, No Power Brakes, No Power Steering just V8 and hold on...:D


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