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Old 02-01-2012, 12:52 PM
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kinda newb, but new to the forum

I'm getting back into the 'ol fords.

story time:
When I was 12 My step-dad and I took 3 trucks and made them one. We cleaned up the frame, painted it, painted the truck. Swapped a 460 (conglomerate) in.

well, last june, he decided since he wasn't driving ol' gert, that he was selling her. He offered me a helluva deal, so I accepted. She's a 77f-250.

I knew the brakes weren't working right, the carb was leaking, and a host of other problems.

I set about trying to fix what I knew, and pulled it in the shop. At that point the accelerator pump decided to take all its fuel and promptly dump it on top of the motor. This obviously caught fire, and did a lil damage- dizzy, fuel line, plug wires, air cleaner, and a few wires.

it ran again the next day. Attempted to drive it home a week later. made it 60 miles of the 110 mile journey. oil pump failed, stripping the gear on the distributor. Not to mention the welds on the mufflers got so hot from the fuel ignition in them, that they melted the welds, and are toast.

Man I love this truck. I'm in Blaine, and grew up in Austin. Truck made it to Faribauilt- before being AAA'd home.

edit: I should mention that I'm almost 30 now, so it's been awhile. hence the kinda newb. I've forgotton alot.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:33 PM
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:34 PM
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ahh, yes. It's Dustin.
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Welcome Dustin!

Stop on over to the BS thread and ... well ... BS.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:31 PM
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Welcome to the MN FTE forum Dustin.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:35 PM
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Hey Dustin, welcome to the MN chapter. Hopefully you can find the drive to get her going again. Gotta love the oldies.
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Welcome aboard Justin and feel free to post pics of your truck........
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Hey Dustin, welcome to the MN chapter. Hopefully you can find the drive to get her going again. Gotta love the oldies.
she runs again, now it's just making her drivable. Stopping ability would be good. not to mention a few other little tid bits.

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Welcome aboard Justin and feel free to post pics of your truck........
It's Dustin actually, commmon mistake, so it's all good.

Going to put new mufflers on it first. Looks pretty terrible with pieces of muffler hanging down. It's pretty loud right now
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to the chapter Dustin! You will have to excuse my friend Tom on the name thing as he is one of the older guys in the group!

Sounds like you have quite the project going on there! Pics please!!
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sheesh. pics pics. ok. i digress.


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hey mike! I was editing it yo!

thanks tho.

and to note, if anyone wants a plow. I tend to give forum members a more than fair price.
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hey mike! I was editing it yo!

thanks tho.

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LOL!!! All I saw was a link and no pic. Sorry.............

No plow needed here, have one already.
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Truck looks good Dustin! Doesn't look too rusty at all for a MN truck of that age.
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That truck is in great shape body wise.
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