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Old 12-26-2014, 05:44 PM
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My Bump is a Workin' Son Of A Gun!!!

thought id start a little thread here....

i towed this car for a buddy of mine a few days ago. 3,000lb trailer and 3,000lb car = roughly 6,000lbs in tow. i had a few hundred pounds of stuff in the bed too.

took her 30 miles down the highway doing 60-65 no problem.





about 6,000lbs on the hitch





off-loading
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heck i didnt think you should tow with a c4 but what the heck do i know.
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And you still have those "highway" gears in the rear end,right?
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Yep, 3.25s still. When I get them 4.11s in there it's gonna do great!

AOD tranny now. But I used to tow with the C4 too.
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That's zackly what ol Ford trucks are supposed to do.



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That's zackly what ol Ford trucks are supposed to do.



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Its no doubt that the Ford does what it was designed to do. Towing is a severe situation for any vehicle and all the parts involved need to work. The includes engine, trans, rear end, mirrors, electrical, and of course brakes.
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Its no doubt that the Ford does what it was designed to do. Towing is a severe situation for any vehicle and all the parts involved need to work. The includes engine, trans, rear end, mirrors, electrical, and of course brakes.
Please sir, tell us what we need to know about towing. There were no working brakes on that trailer.





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Please sir, tell us what we need to know about towing. There were no working brakes on that trailer.





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Just A statement John.
Please tell us more of what we didn't obviously know
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Why trailer brakes no worky haha.
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I towed 4,000lbs with no brakes through the mountains. Flat ground is one thing, but I'm glad I had brakes on this 6,000lb load. I needed them once.
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I towed 4,000lbs with no brakes through the mountains. Flat ground is one thing, but I'm glad I had brakes on this 6,000lb load. I needed them once.
Coming down the Sunset Point hill? Disc brakes have a lot less fade in situations like this.
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Coming down the Sunset Point hill? Disc brakes have a lot less fade in situations like this.
Going to Payson. Down the pass at Mt. Ord. that was still with the C4, I had it in 3rd gear and was coasting down at 70MPH! It got hairy once. I burned the brakes a couple times just trying to slow down to 60.
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gravel+wet dirt

i dont know what exactly this stuff weighed, but im guessing 3,000lbs in each bed... 1/2' gravel and wet dirt....





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heres another load. this trip didnt go so well however




about 70 tires






highway 87, mile post 215, 35 miles south of Payson, AZ. 55 miles from home.




pushrod said "F-this! im outta here!"


its a mountainous road, i was pulling up the grade at 3200RPM when all of a sudden, the engine lost power and started ticking bad. oil pressure was down and vacuum was erratic. pulled over and figured it was coming from the passenger side. shut it off, pulled VC and found #1 exhaust pushrod had revealed its secret identity of a boomerang.... called back home and told the Ol' man i needed a pushrod. 3 hours later, he showed up and i had it back on the road pulling, finished the last 50 miles of haul up the hill, unloaded and drove 105 miles back home. ran normal.

however, i did order a set of 3/8 diameter, .080" wall, chromoly 1-piece pushrods from COMP Cams. should be here monday. then i shouldnt ever have another pushrod failure...
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Glad it was a 'mild' failure and a simple fix. If it had been a dropped valve, this wouldn't have had such a good outcome.
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