Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Large Truck
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Large Truck My truck is bigger than yours. The forum for 2+ ton trucks (all years), COE's, Louisville's, Big-Job's etc.

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2009, 11:47 PM
Killer_Jerk Killer_Jerk is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Killer_Jerk is starting off with a positive reputation.
1974 ford f-600

I recently purchased a 1974 ford f-600. I bought it for 600 bucks and I got a brand spankin new truck battery with it. The guy I bought it from told me that it came from Windsor airport, Ontario, Canada. I bought the truck with no ownership apparently it was bought by the airport and has never been registered before. The truck supposedly carried around a generator to heat up the airplane jet engines. Hence there are two 100 gal diesel tanks under the back deck that fueled the generator.The truck only has about 5700 miles on it. 1500 working hours. It has a ford 330 v8 under the hood. 2 barrel holly carb. running. The back is a custom flatdeck. Truck has an automatic transmission. The vin tag reads F6ODVU60760 158 M F600 4 8 G 66 16000 57 valve cover reads. d 4E63OM7 d-2-9 c r s-13 Frame looks mint my task right now is I want to restore the body and cab. perhaps rebuild the engine. I can turn that bitch into a 391 I think. I might later drop in a cummins. I dunno yet. I got the heavy truck parts cd comming. id like to know as much as i can about this truck. if some one can decifer the vin.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2009, 11:52 PM
Killer_Jerk Killer_Jerk is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Killer_Jerk is starting off with a positive reputation.
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2009, 12:50 AM
Killer_Jerk Killer_Jerk is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Killer_Jerk is starting off with a positive reputation.
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2009, 09:47 AM
HOTWRENCH HOTWRENCH is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: saxton pa.
Posts: 552
HOTWRENCH is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Talking F-600

Thats a nice start for a rebuild , that truck looks to be in good condition for its age. The bed would be a good start for a flatbed or wrecker , posibly a welding rig. Kudos on the find let us know what happens next--- Pics are best.

Have A Good Day-----Hotwrench
__________________
FERGUSON'S GARAGE est. 1967
car , truck , heavy equiptment repairs
4 X 4 specialists PORTABLE WELDING SERVICE
TOWING New @ used PARTS
1981 L 800 460 5 speed , 2 speed rear
1957 F 600 390 5 speed
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2009, 05:19 PM
Krewat's Avatar
Krewat Krewat is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Long Island USA
Posts: 34,274
Krewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputationKrewat has a superb reputation
Yes, you should be able to replace that 330HD (if it's really an HD) with a 391. Be careful with the exhaust manifolds, I'm not sure they are the same between the 330 and the 391.

Or, you could possibly put a regular FE in there, and get a lot more top-end breathing.

What are you going to do with it? Haul heavy heavy loads?
__________________
- art k. - Moderator for the Superduty, V10, 6.2L and FE forums
'13 Taurus SHO 3.5L Ecoboost w/Perf Pkg
'01 F250SD SC SB XLT V10 4x4 Volant CAI Hedman headers 5-star custom tunes on SCT X3
'97 Cougar XR7 30th Anniv Edition 4.6L
'74 F250 Highboy FE390 deceased!
I've been wrong before, I'll be wrong again. Just wait and see. ®
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2009, 08:24 PM
78_f800crewcab4x4's Avatar
78_f800crewcab4x4 78_f800crewcab4x4 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,557
78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.
get the steps powder coated whatever color you paint it so you wont wear off the paint when stepping on them.
__________________
1960 F800 Super Duty Crew Cab (collecting parts) 1978 F600 Crew Cab (rebuilding), 2002 Excursion (built), 1979 Bronco (future build).
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2009, 08:32 PM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 15,814
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
Before you do anything, you should secure proper title and registration. Certainly a pita, but you stand the chance of losing the whole truck if things are not as you were told. That would be the truck plus whatever else you do if you don't do the registration first.

Good luck with it.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2012, 03:58 AM
xoloski's Avatar
xoloski xoloski is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Whetstone, AZ
Posts: 62
xoloski is starting off with a positive reputation.
Steve Tyminski
I just bought a 1974 F-600 dump truck that used to belong to Pinal County Arizona. The truck odometer reads 53,000. The body is straight and solid, no rust.
Do you have a source for a service manual?
I will need to repair the manual steering sector as it is very loose, repair third gear as it slips out, and do general maintenance.
My goal is to have a functional dump truck that I can use around Cochise County Arizona for my own debris removal and landscaping.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2012, 10:16 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 53,919
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer_Jerk View Post
The Warranty Plate reads: F6ODVU60760 // 158 / M / F600 / 4 8 / G / 66 / 16000 / DSO code: 57
F60 = F600 2WD (gas).

D = 330 2V Heavy Duty FT engine.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

U60760 = 1974.

158" Wheelbase.

M = Wimbledon White.

F600 2WD (gas), 16,000 lbs. GVWR

4 8: 4 = Black all Vinyl / 8 = 81A Standard Cab.

G = C6 Cruise-O-Matic.

66 = Rockwell-Timken Rear Axle / 7.20-1 / 15,000 lb. Rear Axle Capacity.

16,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

DSO 57 = Houston TX Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer_Jerk
The guy I bought it from told me it came from the Windsor airport, Ontario, Canada.
Do not believe a single word a seller claims! Private sellers can lie just as well as used/new cars dealers, lawyers and politicians.

Do not believe the miles shown on the odometer. The odometers on trucks of this vintage read to 99,999.9 then return to ZERO.

And, for years, crooked used/new cars dealers and private sellers engaged in the illegal practice of rolling back the miles. Is the speedometer head KPH (Canada) or MPH (USA)?

As you can see, this truck was assembled in the US of A and ordered from Houston, Texas. So it was not in Canada when it was sold new.

If it was ordered from Ford of Canada Limited, the DSO code would begin with the letter B / Could possibly be B8 = Ford of Canada LTD-Ford Great Lakes Sales Office.

If it was assembled in Canada, the 5th digit of the VIN would be a C = Oakville, Ontario Canada Truck Assembly Plant.

Compare the VIN on the Warranty Plate with the hidden frame VIN to see if they match / Should also compare it with the VIN on the registration, but you don't have it.

Peeps replaced damaged left doors with used doors. 99.9% of the time, they did not install the original Warranty Plate on the replaced door.

If the VIN's don't match, the left door was replaced, so all of the above decode info is wrong.

C4TZ-9430-B .. Rams Horn Exhaust Manifold / Right/Left is the same / Applications: ALL 1964/78 FT engines.

Post 7: As Ed said, get the registration squared away first, before you spend a single loonie on it. Without a title or registration, it might be a stolen vehicle.

If so, you'll be arrested by the polizei, and...you'll have to prove in court that you didn't steal it. Not pleasant!
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2012, 12:56 PM
xoloski's Avatar
xoloski xoloski is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Whetstone, AZ
Posts: 62
xoloski is starting off with a positive reputation.
Steve Tyminski
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoloski View Post
Do you have a source for a service manual?
Found the source of the service manual in CD format for $30, from a previous post related to F600's, thanks...!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 12:56 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Large Truck

Tags
1974, 330, 600, automatic, decode, f600, ford, heavy, parts, specs, ton, transmissions, truck, trucks, vin

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup