I am Rev. Franitti or you can call me Mr. Franitti or just plane Tony. I will be 61 at the end of August 2014. I am a young retire eee. But it seems as that I have more to do than ever. I have Four children and a wife. She will only let me have one wife. Just her. My oldest son got me interested in the FTE site. Followed by my other two boys. I told them I would try it out and see how it is. Well thanks for the warm welcome and we'll see you in the future.
Hi all, new to the group. Thanks for all of the posts I have reviewed in the past. Q: When I search a topic, I cannot get a lead to me needed area. Example: I am looking for info on a gear selector / steering column install, but the threads I get in my search keep coming up with the Oregon thread, or what did I do to my truck today? I am trying to post a question, but I cannot seem to be able to do so. Anyway, lots of helpful info here.
I'm a new guy on this site and have a 76' F250 4 speed 4x4 high boy with 390 FE power. I also have 4:10 Gear Ratio ......anyone out there have ownership in Oil well.?
This vehicle has resided in Many states and I have owned it believe it or not since 1976.
Now it is on the "Road to Restoration".
OK so I am a newbie to the site, although I have been reading posts for the better part of the last two years. I own a 2002 Sport Trac and a 1986 F250. My 250 is the reason I have been reading posts as it is great to have the ability to read about others' trials and tribulations with regard to their restoration/repair experiences. I now want to have access to talk with many of you about specific issues and ideas as to how to do some things. I am not a mechanic, nor am I a total rookie to working on cars. most of my experience stems from necessity and I am limited to the diagnostic skills associated with that: If it ain't broke on something I have owned, I have probably never fixed it before!! A lot of the time I just need someone to once in a while to keep things moving up there, other times I am just stumped by something. Any way, I hope to learn a lot from those of you who know a lot and I look forward to it. My 250 has a 460 crate from Gearhead motors, just put it in and it is stock minus the Edlebrock performer 460, the performer 650 cfm 4 barrel and the Flowmaster exhaust. 4X4 auto with a Dana 44 IFS and a Sterling rear axle and 3.55 gears. She is a utility/plow truck that is also my rig to play around with. I detailed the crap out of the motor and look forward to continuing to dress-up my "Show Plow" truck. I look forward to chatting with many of you and thanks for having such a great site to use as a resource for those of us who may not be experts but love to do it ourselves!!!
Kind of a newb here. Been a member for about a month or so. last year on a quadding trip to Idaho I decided I needed/wanted a truck instead of SUV. I had a Durango I bought new 16 years ago. Started looking at mid 2000's F250 with Diesel. Then on Ebay I saw a sweet 2006 Amarillo and I was hooked. Exactly what I was looking for price and feature-wise. Plus its a sweet looking rig. Not for everyone, but I like to stand out. Bought one that I found in Arizona. Since I got it, I put new ceramic pads and new rotors up front because they were warped. Fixed the Banks exhaust that was installed incorrectly, replaced the hot side CAC tube connections that were leaking, and got the windows tinted. I know the history of the 6.0L, but I just couldn't resist the Amarillo. Engine and tran have no real obvious fluid leakage, other than what was coming from the upper CAC tube which is fixed. My only real problem now is the exhaust manifold is leaking which puts exhaust right in the cab when stopped at a light. I have already gotten some great advice here and I appreciate the help and the whole community. Looking forward to more. Thanks
I've noticed a lot of new people posting in the OASIS request thread, and while I want to welcome each and every one of you to FTE, I don't want to do it in that thread.
So, WELCOME to FTE!
Whether or not you've recently joined or been lurking for years, POST HERE and introduce yourself!
Everyone else, feel free to post up and welcome our newest members, and be sure to bump the thread every day or two to keep it fresh in everyone's memory.
Also, it will help to notify anyone who subscribes to this thread that another new member has joined up.
Let the party begin! Remember to post specifics about your truck, make a gallery with pics and have some fun!
I am a new member and a wannabe Ford truck owner. What i would really love to have is the 1941 Ford pickup that my father owned. But i cannot afford one even if there was one for sale. i think my brother sold Dad's to some guy from Vegas. My question is this. I have a ring and pinion set that my father0in-law gave me to sell and it is marked E5 TW DA1041 i think that is correct. What do i have? He recalls (he is 94) that it was a 411 reared from a new Ford he bought and he had ordered a 350 reared. He says it has 300 miles on it. All i know is that it is heavy.
whoa,just violated the introduction, no tech questions. Let me start over. My dad had a 1941 ford pickup. As i recall it was small (This was a long time ago) and almost car like but was really sharp looking. When it stopped running he bought a Hudson pickup to replace it. I wish I had both of them back. The Hudson had a hood that they claimed you could take 2 of them and weld them together to make a boat.
Brand new...BRAND BRAND new at all of this!!....but very excited, and already obsessed with doing everything the right way, and can't wait to get started...I'm the "mom" next thing you know, I bought a 1968 F250 with the 390 camper special off the side of the road last week...I "claim" I bought it for my teen age son, but truth is, I LOVE it, and all I want to do is fix it up and keep it for myself!! I have never done anything like this before, I just saw this old truck, and a $500.00 price tag, and next thing you know, I just had to have it! I do believe I have a LOT on my hands...I realize no technical questions, there's so many anyway, I don't know where to start! Very excited to find this group, as I have been "googling" everything as you can imagine...
hello everyone, I have been looking around on here for sometime, so its about time I introduce my self. there is a mountain of information from a great bunch of people here. i love reading the posts, you guys have a great sense of humor. been working on an old 49 F1 and have a super duty. check out my pics in my album.
Would one of you please tell me the correct measurements needed, so as I can buy a canopy for my 2003 f 250 hd s/b srw. I want to buy a used one. Oh yes it's a crew cab. Thanks for your help as usual. Bob
Welcome to all the new members!
I joined in late 2013. I have mainly been reading posts until recently when I've been adding my two cents' where applicable. I love the FTE site!
I have a 1994 Ranger XLT 4x2 4.0 OHV Automatic with 193,000 miles. I've owned her since 1999! 15 years with this truck! Going on 16 years....
I also have a 1996 F150 XLT 4x4 4.9 5-Speed Manual with 165,000 miles.
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