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Old 02-13-2017, 05:30 PM
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I have a 1992 7.3L with 90k miles that was long ago installed into a 1989 F250. The truck is pretty much trash but the engine is good. Trying to decide if there is a market for the engine or do I need to have it all hauled to the salvage yard?
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:23 PM
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Always a market for running engines, but it may take a little while to sell it. If you were in the NW I'd consider it as a spare.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:32 PM
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Always a market for running engines, but it may take a little while to sell it. If you were in the NW I'd consider it as a spare.
Have you looked on Craigslist recently? There are some good deals in OR right now. Some guy had a 6.9 for $150, another dude had a turbod 7.3 for $400. I really wish I had the money and room haha
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I'm up in north Idaho, and buying engines in that range myself - picked up a couple of 6.9's for $150 each, and a whole running, but dented, 88 turbo truck for $1K.
I'm always in the market for good deals up here, but most of the really good stuff is cross-country from me.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:02 AM
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Have you looked on Craigslist recently? There are some good deals in OR right now. Some guy had a 6.9 for $150, another dude had a turbod 7.3 for $400. I really wish I had the money and room haha
There was a $150 one in Paso Robles, Ca., and the $400 one I think was in Eugene, Or. That one the guy had completely replaced every thing, but had a coolant problem they could not fine.
There was a $600 one also in northern Ca, think around Eureka.
I wanted to get all three. LOL But ya know how procrastination gets into the way.

These old IDI`s are getting kind of long in the tooth, and parts becoming more scarce as they are being dragged in to the PNP type yards and crushed.

So yeah LKJOHNSON6, those parts are valuable. Problems are usually the parts and the buyers are always on the opposite sides of the country.




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Old 02-14-2017, 08:58 AM
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Thank you for responding. I may check with a neighbor about removing it from the truck and just send the truck to salvage. It seems like a sin to send the motor to the salvage yard. Even if I give it away, I will feel at peace. I am in the Dallas area, there may be someone on a ranch somewhere that could use it. It runs good.


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Old 02-14-2017, 10:43 AM
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I call these diamonds buried in crap.
lots of good parts if you wanna do the dirty work.
I buy these all day long in the free-$400 range.
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The chassis under my current build came from Big Lake, TX. I picked it up when I was working in Midland, then dragged it all the way to WA.
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Thank you for responding. I may check with a neighbor about removing it from the truck and just send the truck to salvage. It seems like a sin to send the motor to the salvage yard. Even if I give it away, I will feel at peace. I am in the Dallas area, there may be someone on a ranch somewhere that could use it. It runs good.


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I'm in the SA area. I wouldn't mind having a spare.
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I'm in Fort Worth. And depending on your trans I'll come get the whole truck and not charge you a dime. Might pay a little as well!
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:56 PM
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I'm in Fort Worth. And depending on your trans I'll come get the whole truck and not charge you a dime. Might pay a little as well!
Oh man I'm in need of a zf5 right now lol!!
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:40 PM
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Oh man I'm in need of a zf5 right now lol!!


I got one from a 94 but need on from a 92 and older. The one I have may be availiable depending .
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:42 PM
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there may be someone on a ranch somewhere that could use it.



I'm your guy.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:19 PM
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there may be someone on a ranch somewhere that could use it.



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lol we're floating the same boat buddy i got one from a guy "shifted perfectly" he says .... yeahhhhhhh okkk now im looking for a GOOD one lol but somewhere local
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:38 PM
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Whats local. I drove 200 miles to get this one. But this was my mistake. bought a running and driving truck to do the 7.3/zf swap in my 85 but bought a truck two years too new. Gonna sell or swap all the rest.
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