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Old 01-26-2011, 01:30 AM
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What 'sider is this?

I think I get the "darksider" contingent - small block chevy engines are easy to get parts for and easy to maintain. But what about this truck:

1950 Ford pickup

MOPAR running gear? Not that I have anything against that, it just seems like it could be more expensive and harder to deal with than keeping it all ford. Still, what would this be... a "chrysider"?
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:25 AM
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I think I prefer the dodge over a sbc. Even though they are both turds.
 
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Originally Posted by badger_hound View Post
I think I get the "darksider" contingent - small block chevy engines are easy to get parts for and easy to maintain. But what about this truck:

1950 Ford pickup

MOPAR running gear? Not that I have anything against that, it just seems like it could be more expensive and harder to deal with than keeping it all ford. Still, what would this be... a "chrysider"?
What you found most likely is, someone had an old Dakota and tried a body swap that didn't work for some reason and they are trying to off-load it on someone. It would probably be the same cost-wise to go all ford than try to mess with that "chrysider"...
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:52 AM
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Yea but if it's solid the body parts are worth what they are asking for the truck. Yank the body and find a stock F1 chassis and sell off the mopile parts. Nothing to it!
 
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Yea but if it's solid the body parts are worth what they are asking for the truck. Yank the body and find a stock F1 chassis and sell off the mopile parts. Nothing to it!
Very true...
 
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Originally Posted by fordman75 View Post
I think I prefer the dodge over a sbc. Even though they are both turds.
that hurt ......ok im better now
 
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that hurt ......ok im better now
Sometimes the truth hurts!
 
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i know...i wouldnt mind a slant 6
 
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Considering some NOS fenders went for over $1000 each on ebay the other day. I would say snag it and think about what to do later.
If you get in a pinch you can part it out. Of course that would mean one less of these beauties on the road, which would not be good...
 
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i know...i wouldnt mind a slant 6
No thanks! I had one but a connecting rod decided it liked being outside of the engine block better then the inside. So you can have all the leaning towers of power! If I want an inline 6 I'll stick with a 240/300 Ford. They are next to impossible to kill!
 
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No thanks! I had one but a connecting rod decided it liked being outside of the engine block better then the inside. So you can have all the leaning towers of power! If I want an inline 6 I'll stick with a 240/300 Ford. They are next to impossible to kill!
dammit i knew i shoulda grabbed one that was for sale 300 i think.rebuilt for 300 bucks
 
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I have an old inline 6 250 or 300 dunno which for sure but if someone wanted it I'd be happy to give it a new home if they came to pick it up...
 
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My dad's 94 work truck has a 300 straight six. He crossed 3 pretty big mountains each day for 15 years on a 46 mile one-way commute. Truck has 320,000 plus miles on it. So far, 2 alternators, 1 water pump, a set of plugs, and a whole lot of oil changes and brake jobs. IMHO, the absolute toughest engine Ford ever made.
 
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My dad's 94 work truck has a 300 straight six. He crossed 3 pretty big mountains each day for 15 years on a 46 mile one-way commute. Truck has 320,000 plus miles on it. So far, 2 alternators, 1 water pump, a set of plugs, and a whole lot of oil changes and brake jobs. IMHO, the absolute toughest engine Ford ever made.
Lousy on gas, but indestructible.
 
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:43 AM
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I hate to be the one to tell you this but if it is not original, You are on the darkside. That also includes those with the $15,000 aftermarket chassis.

As for motors I prefer not normally chosen motors such as a 300 six or a 500 inch caddy or whatever rocks your boat. However I do prefer the same motor family that matches the body, IE ford in ford etc.

Probably most important is that one of these beauties is out there driving.

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