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I finally found a truck
« on: July 09, 2017, 06:50:49 AM »
after 6 months of looking the right one came along. 83 f150. it has a 302 with a 2bbl and a C6 tranny. she isn't loaded with options but only 84k on the clock. I charged the AC and will make some carb adjustments along with a new PCV valve and enjoy. this truck drives like exactly what is is......an old mans truck. the orig owner drove it until 2015.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 08:04:04 AM »
Nice looking truck although you need to get rid of the old git up front. Oh wait...

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 09:27:33 AM »
clean looking old ride. and from what I recall a/c was about the only option back then.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 09:33:32 AM »
clean looking old ride. and from what I recall a/c was about the only option back then.
power windows and locks were available as well as interior upgrades. IIRC 80-82 had few options but by 83 ford dressed the f series up to regain sagging sales due to lightening up frames in 80-82.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 10:19:06 AM »
Nice looking truck, and the long bed is a bonus in my book. Around here long beds don't sell as well as short beds
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 11:10:15 AM »
Glad you finally found a truck that will work for you and is clean. thumbsup2

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 01:09:47 PM »
That's one clean ole pickup. Glad you found something to fit the bill.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 02:30:38 PM »
Oh yaeh that`s got old man written all over it.
Bloody nice and clean looking.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 02:59:17 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 03:58:33 PM »
Clean machine Krusty!

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 04:08:14 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »
You really found a nice one there Mark! I like everything about that one! Great low mile find too!  thumbsup2
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 08:02:01 PM »
Needs some of those rooftop marker lights and an "I break for the hell of it." sticker.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2017, 08:02:11 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 08:52:35 PM »
this truck drives like exactly what is is......an old mans truck.

I know exactly what you mean.  :groaner:
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2017, 09:17:23 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!

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Don't like cragars? Lol.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2017, 09:34:53 PM »
No idea where Pepi is today, but obviously that truck needs side pipes.  They can double as steps.

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2017, 09:59:37 PM »
That's a really nice looking truck. Good find.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 10:14:33 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!

 pukey  DON'T YOU DARE!

Don't like cragars? Lol.

I Love Cragers, I hate lowered trucks. You rob the utilitarian nature of a truck when you lower it and their ability to haul their OEM load capacity.

Don't need all that when your haulin ass!
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2017, 10:17:35 PM »
I like the color combo. Don't see that one around here.

Please take those awful running boards off!  lolx
usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx

Nothing some lowering springs and a set of cragars can't fix!

 pukey  DON'T YOU DARE!

Don't like cragars? Lol.

I Love Cragers, I hate lowered trucks. You rob the utilitarian nature of a truck when you lower it and their ability to haul their OEM load capacity.

Don't need all that when your haulin ass!

You do if you have a big ass like me!  :))
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2017, 07:15:13 AM »
if I wanted lowered and cragars I would have bought a rusting.........

it wont get bagged and 22's either, i'd rather watch a youtube video pukey


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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 09:18:55 AM »
Sweet ride - I wouldn't change a thing if it was mine.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 09:38:14 AM »
Great truck!!! Congratulations on finding it!! For me, I'd have to ditch the running boards.

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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2017, 10:13:37 AM »
Great truck!!! Congratulations on finding it!! For me, I'd have to ditch the running boards.

usually the first thing i would do is take the boards off but i kinda need them! I can step up with my good leg and then grab the fake and pull it in.  angryguyx
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »
That is a good find.  The box is long enough for a Harley, plus the longer wheel base trucks ride better.  Got the nice camper back window too.

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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2017, 10:20:56 AM »
Great truck!!! Congratulations on finding it!! For me, I'd have to ditch the running boards.

I grew up across the street from a guy that had a "fake leg" as Krusty calls it. That fellow had a couple of PU trucks and both trucks had running boards. I saw first hand on multiple occasions through the years why those trucks had running boards, the boards did make sense to me even as a kid watching the neighbor get in his trucks. I got an early lesson that some running boards for some folks are about function and not looks.
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2017, 10:55:43 PM »
Wow. It looks great. I love the two tone. Very cool.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2017, 11:57:44 AM »
Nice truck Mark!

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2017, 02:44:29 PM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2017, 08:34:09 AM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2017, 08:49:13 AM »
Glad the truck is working out.  Adjusting the carb,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,correctly,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wonder how many folks can do that anymore panicx
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2017, 09:05:47 AM »
Glad the truck is working out.  Adjusting the carb,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,correctly,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wonder how many folks can do that anymore panicx
hell i had to use mr peabody's way back machine  lolx

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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2017, 03:38:01 PM »
Glad the truck is working out.  Adjusting the carb,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,correctly,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wonder how many folks can do that anymore panicx
hell i had to use mr peabody's way back machine  lolx


No doubt lolx


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« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2017, 08:56:14 PM »
Glad it is working out for you. thumbsup2

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« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2017, 11:13:26 PM »
How many people even remember Mr. Peabody?
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2017, 12:13:31 AM »
Just saw (yesterday) that the lady who was the voice of Rocky as well as the voice of Natasha had just died

I Think (but cannot confirm right now) that she was also the voice of Betty Rubble and of "Granny" (Tweety's keeper)

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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2017, 01:54:00 AM »
Just saw (yesterday) that the lady who was the voice of Rocky as well as the voice of Natasha had just died

I Think (but cannot confirm right now) that she was also the voice of Betty Rubble and of "Granny" (Tweety's keeper)

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I never liked granny. She was always smacking Sylvester over the head with her umbrella. I wish he would have murdered and ate that smart ass bird.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2017, 06:55:39 AM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

Doing very well on gas mileage! Anything more than 10mpg is extra in a full size carbureted truck in my opinion!
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2017, 07:45:15 AM »
Just saw (yesterday) that the lady who was the voice of Rocky as well as the voice of Natasha had just died

I Think (but cannot confirm right now) that she was also the voice of Betty Rubble and of "Granny" (Tweety's keeper)

(Yes, I do remember Mr Peabody)
she voiced Betty Rubble for the pilot IIRC, Bea Benederet voiced Betty Rubble. those of us with grey hair remember her as jethro's momma on Beverly hillbillies and as the mom on petticoat junction.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2017, 01:22:54 PM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

Doing very well on gas mileage! Anything more than 10mpg is extra in a full size carbureted truck in my opinion!

Yeah, but it only makes 135 hp.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2017, 01:28:55 PM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

Doing very well on gas mileage! Anything more than 10mpg is extra in a full size carbureted truck in my opinion!

Yeah, but it only makes 135 hp.

Ya, but that is all the HP Krusty needs so all is just fine.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2017, 02:46:11 PM »
All extra HP does is burn the tread off your tires quicker and wear out drivetrains. I'd rather complain about a gutless ride instead of rebuilding the trans every 50k.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »
not a ford guy but i know a survivor when i see one. all the trucks of that vintage are used up around here. too much gravel and rust. i am sure it serves krusty just fine. it's a real truck.
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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2017, 10:02:24 AM »
not a ford guy but i know a survivor when i see one. all the trucks of that vintage are used up around here. too much gravel and rust. i am sure it serves krusty just fine. it's a real truck.

True, you find most well preserved survivors in the south.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

Doing very well on gas mileage! Anything more than 10mpg is extra in a full size carbureted truck in my opinion!

Yeah, but it only makes 135 hp.

Ya, but that is all the HP Krusty needs so all is just fine.


We're talking the motorcycle's hp right??
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2017, 04:17:24 PM »
Mark, just wondering how the new truck is working out after a couple of weeks.
after readjusting the carb it now cold starts and idles smooth. Getting 13.6 mpg. There are a few little things that need attention but i am very happy with it!

Doing very well on gas mileage! Anything more than 10mpg is extra in a full size carbureted truck in my opinion!

Yeah, but it only makes 135 hp.

Ya, but that is all the HP Krusty needs so all is just fine.


We're talking the motorcycle's hp right??

Nope, talking about his truck.
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2017, 11:21:09 PM »
krusty,

I used to have an early 1980's Ford Bronco with a 3-speed manual trans & 302 engine.  This rig got 10 mpg no matter how I drove it or what I did to it.  I rebuilt the carb & distributor and tried every tune up trick in the book.  I even put taller tires on it.  Still 10mpg. 

In the end I concluded the smog gear of that era must have been the problem... but who knows?

I eventually sold the Bronco and bought a Datsun early 1970's import-size pick up that pumped out 25-30mpg without fail.  I've been an import truck fan ever since.

At any rate, I'm glad you found a good old truck that meets your needs and puts a smile on your face.  And, as they say, KEEP ON TRUCKIN' :mr:
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2017, 08:13:34 AM »


In the end I concluded the smog gear of that era must have been the problem... but who knows?


advancing the cam 3* usually does the trick th-wink

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2017, 01:09:09 PM »
krusty,

I used to have an early 1980's Ford Bronco with a 3-speed manual trans & 302 engine.  This rig got 10 mpg no matter how I drove it or what I did to it.  I rebuilt the carb & distributor and tried every tune up trick in the book.  I even put taller tires on it.  Still 10mpg. 

Had an 81 FSB same set up. I must have had a lighter foot. 11 MPG! LOL Best ever was 14 MPG, funny thing I was hauling butt driving to a buddies thinking my gas mileage is going to be really bad. Odd? Maybe it wants to be run hard.

I'd consider another because I like the looks. 
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« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2017, 11:52:15 PM »


In the end I concluded the smog gear of that era must have been the problem... but who knows?


advancing the cam 3* usually does the trick th-wink


krusty,

Are you serious?  Did the Ford engineers deliberately retard it 3*?  If so, what did it accomplish besides poor mileage?
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2017, 09:14:40 AM »


In the end I concluded the smog gear of that era must have been the problem... but who knows?


advancing the cam 3* usually does the trick th-wink


krusty,

Are you serious?  Did the Ford engineers deliberately retard it 3*?  If so, what did it accomplish besides poor mileage?
reduced cyl temp. It reduces NOx emissions. More dependable than EGR. Remember this was near the end of carbureted engines and stricter emissions standards than carbs were capable of. Manufacturers were reaching for straws...

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« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2017, 09:39:04 AM »
To be clear, it's not that the cam was retarded 3*. There is only so much to be gained by increasing overlap before you loose to much performance so they changed lobe centerline. We found in the field that increasing cam advance (old drag racing trick) would overcome it at less cost than replacing the cam. Besides at the time there wasn't near the selection of cams there is today.

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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2017, 10:49:11 PM »
krusty,

Thanks for the info... makes sense.  Is one tooth on the cam gear 3 degrees"
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Re: I finally found a truck
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2017, 06:19:06 AM »
krusty,

Thanks for the info... makes sense.  Is one tooth on the cam gear 3 degrees"
no it takes an aftermarket degreeable cam gear. It's been years but if my memory is right they were moroso.

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Re: I finally found a truck
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