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Old 01-28-2005, 07:51 PM
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someone ask Scott about his truck

Mr MAndo got a surprise about his truck. I won't tell you'll have to tickle it out of him. I will just say that I am even more impressed now.
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:23 PM
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Well Scott, What about yer truck???
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OK, here goes... I am about to take a trip down to Nashville for some pickin'. So I figured it was a good time to get the thing tuned up. I took it to a garage in Covington run by some guys that really love my old 67. I wanted them to tune it and take a look at the bearings to see if they needed packing or replacing.

I called them that afternoon to see when it would be done and out of the blue the guy says, "Did you know that you truck has the original spark-plug wires?"
I knew they were old, but had no idea that they were original. The he says, "I am pretty sure that it even has the original spark plugs."

OK, so what was running through my mind was, "I wonder if the 24,000 miles showing was really just 24,000 miles?" So I asked the guy if he thought it has 124,000 miles on it. He said that he doubted it. He seems to be pretty sure that my 67 F250 Camper Special has ONLY 24,000 on it. That kind of explains a few things. The compression is great, but a lot of the gaskets and rubber has been breaking down. I believe it has been sitting for a long time.

My theory is that the guy that owned it always had a camper on it and only took it camping. It probably wasn't a daily driver. My next task is to try and document it somehow. Any suggestions?

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Hey Scott,

I wonder if they could tell from the amount of wear on the gears in the rearend? Also, may be able to check the heater ducts. I would think that after 124,000 miles, there would be alot more debris in there than at 24,000. Also, how are the seat padding? After 124,000 miles, it should be worn down more than 24,000, especially, the driver's seat. Ok, maybe I've been watching too much CSI, but, you never know.

Just some suggestions,
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I haven't checked the heater ducts but the transmission seems pretty tight. It is an automatic 3 speed and shifts with no slippage. The seats are a different story. The padding is turning to dust/powder but the springs are still strong. The cover has some tears/cracks in it. Most of them happened since I have owned it. The cold is especially hard on old vinyl.

Thanks for the input.
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That's incredible! What a great find. Now if I could just wake up tomorrow and find out that I'm really only 20 instead of 40 that would be great!


You mentioned you were going to Nashville to do some pickin. Are you talking about guitar pickin? I play a little myself. Nothing to serious. Mostly just for fun, but I do play out at a local bar a few times a year. Maybe we can have some music at our next meeting???
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Yeah, I am heading to SPBGMA (See www.spbgma.com). I play Mandolin, Guitar and Bass if I have to. Mostly Bluegrass, but I am now in a band playing more eclectic acoustic original songwriting stuff.

I second the motion of waking up 20 years younger :-)
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I don't know about 20 years, but, I'll definately take 10 - 15.

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...and oh to do some of those things one more time
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Just to be ABLE to do those things...
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Thumbs up The PERFECT old ford truck

You Really lucked out man... so, if you knew this when you bought it, would you have driven it home?? and what are you going to do with it now? you have to clean it up, maybe you would take it you Barret-Jackson! Yeah Right!
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I am just going to keep drivin' it. I love that truck and what's the use of having something if you can't enjoy it. And, yes, I would have probably still driven it home. :-)
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