hi people, short time lurker. intro is in order. these are my third and fourth Ford trucks, the previous two being a '68 F250 utility truck and a '67 F100 Ranger, both long since sold off.
car forums helped me a lot with my cars, so now that my attention has shifted back to my trucks i figured i should join one for it.
CURRENT TRUCK PROJECTS STATUS
E350: ordinary white cargo van, bone stock. been super reliable for the most part but last month it left me stranded with a mystery no-start directly after fill-up. occasional funky moldy smell from the vent/heater, how the hell do i get at the cabin filter etc., i don't know much about this one yet and i don't care for newfangled things like OBD2 and such.
F250: about 15 years ago i bought this one off the original owner, not running with 4 flat tires and a disintegrated everything, now it runs and drives and starts the first turn of the key like it should and hauls around my cabover. just finished up a set of headers and a Y pipe exhaust with 3 1/2" dump, yay no more exhaust leaks. exhaust guy just showed me where the overload springs were missing/removed, crap, must find. watch out for boiling fuel in the float bowl and/or vapor lock in hot weather, it left me stranded in the Central Valley until nighttime once. this week: fixing some wiring and just got new window regulators and speedo cable in the mail!!! /fingertwirl
that's great to hear! while this isn't exactly my first kick at the cat, i'm looking forward to the inside info just like i got for my cars, saved me a lot of grief. they both need a lot of TLC with one being as old as dirt and the other having more miles than a commercial aircraft.
2000 Excursion XLT V10 4x4 170K, front V's, rear mod'd C's,, 315's, winch bumpers F/R, Viair system, Piaa lighting, Hellwig rear, dual Optimas, oily K&N, RedHeaded, scratchy paint, love taps at each corner. Join the So Cal chapter here
and that's "my other hobby" to the reverse so none of that will be necessary thanks, esp considering what it actually is. but yes, the bumper and hitch are welded directly to the frame, the bumper seems to be some prehistoric super heavy 3/8" thick plate steel thing and i would highly recommend that modern cars not run into it.
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