I went to start my old 88 F150 4x4 (old blue) with the 300 6cyl. last sunday. I had not had her started for about 6 months. She has been sitting around now for almost 2 or maybe 3 years because the clutch went out on her and I just have not had the extra money to fix her up. She does not look like much now, a little rust here and there in the usual spots. She has 164,000 miles on her but she still ran like a champ, not using any oil before I parked her. Every once in a while I would go start her up and let her run awhile. I thought it was time again so I took the battery out of my 96 truck, check the oil and the antifreeze, plug wires and everything was fine. I had to remove a snake skin toward the firewall though. I just hit the starter once to make sure she would turn over, then I let her rip. She started on the first try and ran like she was just parked yesterday! My father-in-law could not believe it.
I have been contemplating maybe selling her for a while but I just didn't have the nerve to list it in the for sale ads. I have had a few people ask me if I want to sell her, but I always said no. Then my oldest daughter that is 11 has already put in a request that she wants a truck when she starts to drive. Well that has sparked a new interest in maybe a father daughter fix up on old blue. We talked about what color she wants to have it painted and she wants to keep her dark blue. We will see, I will keep you all informed. Maybe I will get some pictures and post them soon.