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Old 08-03-2017, 01:56 PM
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Looking for a straight-six ford truck anywhere in the western U.S.

I am going on a long motorcycle ride in the western U.S. soon. Since all the used trucks in Wisconsin tend to be rusted out pieces of ****, I thought that this might be a great opportunity to try and pick up the truck I am looking for.

My criteria are as follows

MUST:
-Have a straight-six engine
-Be carbureted
-Have a manual transmission, ideally on the floor rather than on the tree.
-Be able to drive home to Wisconsin without extensive/expensive work (tire change is reasonable)

Honestly, all the rest of my preferences are open to compromise. I'm more budget-minded than picky. So if anybody's got anything they'd be willing to sell me, let me know, and I'll roll up on my motorcycle, ready to buy with cash. I'd go pretty far out of my way for the right deal on the right truck, so don't be shy based on location.

My interest in carbureted six's are based on all the 20+mpg fairy tails I hear about them, which never extend to the EFI models. So let me know if I'm living in a dream world too.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
 
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:45 PM
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I see you have no replies yet, I'll go out on a limb here, I have a 79 F150 4x4, it has the 300 6 Cyl, 4 Speed, Good drivetrain, suspension,etc. I'm near Roanoke, VA. The truck needs some body work on the bed, the rest is fine, you could buy 2 bedsides & be done or weld in a couple of patch panels. You can't drive it home, I've got countless parts from trucks identical to it & a few more complete trucks. It's a Short Bed, I also have a Step-Side ShortBed on a 78 if that interests you. You can roll up on the motorcycle & see everything in person, I can send pictures, whatever works. If you don't want to deal with hauling it home, I can deliver for a reasonable fee. I can meet you somewhere halfway, I'm pretty easy going & hopefully this will be of some help to you. I have got a few tricks from up North that are absolute rust bucket pieces of *****, so I understand your feelings on that, this 79 I described above is not anywhere close to that category. It needs 2 patch panels, you guessed it- above the tires or fenderwells, sorry my mind isn't working today.
Please let me know what you think either way, this would be a good truck for someone. I drove one identical to it back & forth to work for 10 years, exact same truck, and it got 17-18 MPG, if I had ever rebuilt or freshened up the Carburetor it would've probably hit the 19?or 20 mark, but I can homes say I calculated my MPG every time I filled it up & it got 17-18 consistently with 31x10.50 All Terrain Tires, plus I probably hauled in about 35-40 vehicles from all overVA, WV, NC, SC, & Tennesee. I'm taking about trucks bigger than it plus a Heavy Duty car trailer so lots of 7000-8000 Pound Loads behibfmdvthatvtruck, some were dangerous, but that's pretty cool to have a truck capable of pulling anything you want within reason & get 17-18 MPG.

My 06 F250 Diesel 4x4 gets 12.6 Empty.
My 05 2500 HD Duramax Diesel 4x4gets about 14-15 empty
My 06 2500HD Duramax Diesel 4x4 has 6 Gears vs 5 for 05-Back but withc6?gears it gets 14-16 Empty.
My 01 GMC 1500 Z71 with 5.3 V8 gets 11-12 MPG.


If you want a full size truck that gets good MPG, try this Ford cheap & if you don't like it get a Cummins Diesel/65/6 Speed, or Ford 7.3 5:6 Speed, but the Cummins is the Fuel Mileage King, my next HD truck will be no less, 16-18 in Town, 21-22+ Highway & Pull Anything with wheels
 
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Originally Posted by azad View Post
I am going on a long motorcycle ride in the western U.S. soon. Since all the used trucks in Wisconsin tend to be rusted out pieces of ****, I thought that this might be a great opportunity to try and pick up the truck I am looking for.

MUST: Have a manual transmission, ideally on the floor rather than on the tree.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
1952 was the last year that Ford offered a 3 M/T with the shift lever on the floor.

If you do find one after 1952, it will be a conversion and this was usually performed because the shift collar broke and people didn't know where to find a replacement.

And btw, the only Ford vehicles to have 4-on-the-tree were 1962/63 E100's (Econolines) with the Dagenham 4 speed.

Other 4-on-the-trees were Mercedes-Benz 219/220/220S with/without Hydrac, Citroen ID19/DS21 and Pallas.
 
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Originally Posted by azad View Post
I am going on a long motorcycle ride in the western U.S. soon. Since all the used trucks in Wisconsin tend to be rusted out pieces of ****, I thought that this might be a great opportunity to try and pick up the truck I am looking for.

My criteria are as follows

MUST:
-Have a straight-six engine
-Be carbureted
-Have a manual transmission, ideally on the floor rather than on the tree.
-Be able to drive home to Wisconsin without extensive/expensive work (tire change is reasonable)

Honestly, all the rest of my preferences are open to compromise. I'm more budget-minded than picky. So if anybody's got anything they'd be willing to sell me, let me know, and I'll roll up on my motorcycle, ready to buy with cash. I'd go pretty far out of my way for the right deal on the right truck, so don't be shy based on location.

My interest in carbureted six's are based on all the 20+mpg fairy tails I hear about them, which never extend to the EFI models. So let me know if I'm living in a dream world too.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Also only off by a few thousand miles, but I have this:


1986 F-150
-No rust
-Simple 1970's era Carbureted 4.9.
-Working A/C
-New brakes all around '
-3 Speed Auto Heavy duty c6 (rebuilt at some point)
I would drive it to Wisconsin tomorrow no sweat. This car has been meticulously maintained.
 
 
 
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