it a 1978 F350 factory DUMP truck. it only has 46,902 miles on her. she was bought new for the MSU Bozeman in 2/78. it was last used to haul a water tank around campus to water there trees. when I got it . you tell life was not grand there ,from all the summer student driver .
I pulled the 351M because it smoked and put in a built up 400. that I had sitting around. now it a fast bump truck. .
later, I found out .the reason the 351 smoked .was from all the sitting and great care it got for the msu, there was 3 cylinder , that the rings where stuck in the pistons. the block only has most of 0.002 tapper in the cylinders wall and still had the factory plastic timing chain gear on. I plan to rebuild the 351M but with a 400 crank.so the truck CAN have it factory number parts back.
i have more toys now, than when i was a kid!
Its sitting there waiting for me to get around to working on it. Needs a motor swap, I cooked it last year after a radiator failure. The new rear springs are here waiting to go in as well. I may convert it to gas this time around instead of propane, its getting hard to buy vehicle propane in the US and I plan to do several trips south this year. Probably getting a large portion of the body swapped too, my parts truck has much better doors and the bed has the toolbox in the side which this one doesn't.
1969 Ford F100 4x4. Fuel Injected 302. NP435/NP205. Dana 44/Ford9" 38.5" Super Swamper SX's
1978 Ford F250 Supercab 4x4. Propane 460. C6/NP205. Dana 60/Sterling 10.25" 33" Goodyear MTR's
1992 Jeep YJ. Fuel Injected 5.0 HO. NP435/NP205. Dana 44/Ford9" 38.5" Super Swamper SX's
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