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Hello everyone. I would just like to introduce myself and say that I have found a lot of interesting material from this site. I live in Missouri Valley, IA and have had my truck for a little over 2 years. I have a 1999 4.2L V6 5-speed Flareside F-150. I have put dual exhaust on it last year. The only problem that I have had is engine clatter, but all in all I have enjoyed owning this vehicle. I will drive this truck until it falls apart.
Hey cowboywannabe, got one up the road from you! I know where you are at, I drive by there every so often on my way to South Dakota, nice little location, just that the stations have gotten fairly proud of their fuel... welcome aboard! I may have to get with you on my next run coming up hopefully in a month or so... have coffee and chat.
the workhorse:86 F250 4x4 6.9 Diesel 4-spd, 4.10 axles
the other workhorse 92 F350 2wd crew cab,3.55 rear axle, 92 6bt Cummins, NV4500
the project: 78 F150 4x4 shortbed 351 auto Iowa Chapter leader, ASE certified parts specialist
Come on down and join us in the Iowa chapter, or your own local chapter!! Thanks, Roger
Hey! Welcome to the chapter... if you ever come over to the Omaha metro, keep an eye out for my blue/white 70 4x4 with the FTE sticker in the back window... I've only seen one other truck like mine since I've been here. Missouri Valley is a great little town, we were looking for a house up that way, but I decided I didn't want to commute that far to work every day.
I am actually in the Omaha area quite often. I go to college down in Omaha and have been for a while now. There is nothing to do in Missouri Valley, so I am down in Omaha/Council Bluffs spending most of my time there.
You gotta love those small towns I work in downtown Omaha at UP. I've only been here since last June, had to give up on living in Montana after the second round of unemployment. Omaha isn't too bad for a bigger city... I'm in shock over property taxes, and every other little thing Nebraska has figured out how to tax!
Yeah Nebraska is notorious for taxing like hell. It costs a fortune to register your truck over in Nebraska compared to Iowa. Nebraska is really money hungry. Also, I was wondering what the law is for having catalytic converters. Can I cut them off and get away with it in both Iowa and Nebraska?
To my knowledge, Nebraska doesn't have any kind of emission testing either... They are probably working on a way to tax emissions...
I haven't transferred my vehicle registations yet. I was waiting till the house deal wrapped up. Doesn't look the truck will cost too much. It cost me about $300 to tag my new Harley in September, plus the 5% or so state sales tax on vehicle purchases. Everybody complains about all the taxes, but they keep supporting the guys in charge who make up all the taxes.
Ok, off my soap box now! Let me know if you ever want to get together for coffee and swap truck stories, cufan97.
Thank you everyone for your info. and Rob, I just might have to take you up one of these days to swap stories.
Better be careful which Rob you go to swapping stories with start talking to me, and I will get you convinced to yank that 4.2 stuff a BBF stroker in that thing swap frames, coil rear suspension with ladder bars blah, blah, blah.
alright another one I can work on corrupting
RIP Steve Bricks. FTE will not be teh same.
Will be forever glad to have had the privilage to shake your hand and BS in person.
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