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Old 10-21-2017, 09:11 PM
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I am looking to purchase a 78 model bucket truck. The the vin is f82JVCF0848 I was talking to a mechanic about replacing the headgaskets due to leaking. He asked me what motor was in the truck. I told him it was a 3208 cat. He said that was rare in that truck. So my question given the vin# is it the original motor?
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:05 AM
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Ask Bill.. "number dummy" to vin decode for you my friend..welcome to FTE

A quicky look revealed this.. which I think is wrong.. bill will know

Decoding: F82JVCF0848

DigitUsageVINDecoded1-3SeriesF82Unknown!4EngineJV8 460-4v5PlantVKentucky Truck6-8Mod Yr/Mfg DateCF01978 (Mfg Jun 1978)6-11Sequential Serial #CF0848CF0848
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I am looking to purchase a 78 model bucket truck. VIN: F82JVCF0848

I was talking to a mechanic about replacing the headgaskets due to leaking. He asked me what motor was in the truck. I told him it was a 3208 cat. He said that was rare in that truck.

So my question given the VIN is it the original motor?
Original engine was a gas V8.
F82 = F800 (gas).

J = 475 4V V8 (7.8L) / (J is also the VIN engine code for 1973/79 F100/350 460 4V).

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

CF0848 = 1978.
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Number dummy, thank you for the info. I wonder why they went from gas to diesel. I know it was purchased from a military base by the second owner. I'll post pics once i get it to the shop.
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