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Old 07-14-2004, 08:42 PM
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Howdy,

Reside in the Martinsburg area and presently have a 95 SC, 2WD, Auto, with a 3.55 rear. Have had no problems but am getting the itch for a new one. I purchased the 3.55 because my trailer at that time was light enough for the truck to handle it and snce I was working most of my travels were to/from work empty. Two years ago I purchased a heavier trailer and the truck groans a bit when I'm pulling the hills on I-68 from I-70. Next summer intend to retire and head for the West Coast to visit wife's family. So naturally I've got an excuse to get a new truck. "You know dear it might be a little much for the truck to pull the Rockies. I'd hate to break down on the way."

Think I'll wait for the 05s to come out. My son is a Ford mechanic and says he doesn't see the late 04s like he did the 03s for warranty work. So hopefully they'll have the bugs worked out by the time I get ready. Of course with the interest rates rising I'll probably jump in September or October.

See where you had a get together. Hope I can make it next year.

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Old 07-14-2004, 10:09 PM
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Welcome to the chapter, yes it was a good time even though the turnout was not as expected.

What are you running for an engine?
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Welcome, We had a good time at the meet. I will be looking forward to meeting you at the next meet. You can look at some pictures in fitters gallery.

So far I am driving the oldest truck in the WV form! 1982


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Old 07-15-2004, 07:18 PM
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don't feel too bad -- my 2000 peterbilt grunts on those hills on 68 -- there are some killers on that stretch of road -- welcome to wv chapter
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:06 PM
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Running the 7.3PSD. Except for one cam sensor haven't had a problem. Well I can't say that. At 1700 the fuel pump (not the high pressure pump) decided to quit. Still purring but only have 114,000 on it. Managed to miss all the new design problems. Hope my luck holds out when I make the jump for a new 6.0.

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For fuel mileage reasons I would stay with the 3.55's.
I have a 7.3 IDI turbo with a 4 speed and 3.55's in my 86.
I drag 13 or 14 thousand pound trailers with it OK.
You can always drop a gear or two on the hills.
The hills on 68 are just as steep as anything you will find in the rockies, they are just not as long as they are in the rockies.
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outlawwv who do you pull for?
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Geezz, Everyone got here before I did...lol Welcome marspec, glad to see you come by. We hope to see you around here alot.

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Mike, you got to keep a better eye on your chapter!
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i drive for AST -- albert shaffer trucking -- from masontown -- mostly haul gravel out of greer limestone
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Outlawwv,
Ever heard of Mazzo's Excavating?
Be on the lookout for a black 86 F250 4x4 with a flatbed and twin stacks and twin yellow strobes on the headboard.
I also have stainless west coast mirrors.
If you see that, you may see me.
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:24 AM
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outlawwv, if you see a very large cloud of black smoke, you have found Dave!

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Hey, it is lots smaller this year with the 7.3 turbo than it was last year with the 6.9 NA.

I made the Macks jealous then.

Fitter you just secretly wish you had an oil burner, I can tell.

Besides, if you see the smoke, you did not find me, you found where I used to be.
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yeah ive seen the name on some trucks -- did your place used to be on the road between lost creek and rt 20 -- older blue ford with a flatbed maybe ??
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MARSPEC i noticed you said your son was a ford mechanic. My 03 f150 is having problems with the power windows, being slow and sluggish. I heard to the grapevine that it was a common problem. Just wondering if he has seen any of this. (any quick fixes or such) thanks man
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