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Skookum 300 4bbl conversion write up

Old 01-21-2019, 09:27 AM
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Man you don't hear of these type issues with the 300 usually, fingers crossed for you!
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My feelings towards the 300's stoutness and durability have remained unfazed through this whole ordeal. It just puts into perspective how badly this one was treated. I know everyone says you can run em into the dirt and they just keep asking for more, but they do that with regular maintenance. The P.O. of my truck didn't believe in silly thing like oil changes, or running actual coolant not just straight water, or using a pipe plug in the water neck and a wooden dowel plug in the heater hose because "there was a leak". I haven't actually driven the truck long enough to need an oil change, but i've had to do it at least six times, seven or eight coolant flushes(even with VC-9 and yet it still has a little brown in it not much but it's there.) The poor thing when i got it it would peg the top of the temperature gauge just doing normal driving. When i took the head off there was probably only one coolant passage port not crusted over besides the two main ones at the back of the head. I do have a candidate lined up though. '92 4x4 300 5 speed with a brand new rebuilt engine with papers for $900. It's almost two hours away, but if the body is shot, parting it out would recoup the cost of the engine, and if it's clean I've got a 2bbl Windsor(soon to be 4bbl) that would love to be acquainted.

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