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Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-250 | F-350 SERIES | SUPER DUTY > 1948-1986 Ford F250 | F350



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Old July 15th, 2009, 01:00 AM
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for that price i would expect a lifetime guarantee!
Exactly. Too bad they informed me that "your truck is too old, and does not qualify for any kind of guarantee or warranty."

That is one establishment that will never see any of my business.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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I took a couple pics of the truck and the engine today.

Pictures just don't do the engine justice!







The "New to me" 400M:




Wish I had a way to record an audio clip.

It sounds wicked!
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 11:00 PM
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I've been having radiator problems with my '77.
I have soldered up 3 holes in the passages in the past 2 months, and now it has a large crack that runs 3/4 of the way across the lower center part of the back of the top tank.

I used some quik steel (same as jb weld, but for higher temps) to fix the crack, but it now has another hole in a passage!

Oh well, I guess it's just time for a new radiator.
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yeah....sometimes there's only so much fixing you can do before you just have to break down and replace it all together

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I've done repairs over the years, and it just seems the leaks keep poping up


For Those Who Fought For It...
Freedom Has A Taste The Protected Will Never Know.












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Old April 23rd, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Pretty much.
I finally got the new radiator put in my truck in November, and it has been doing really well.
I replaced the rear U joints last month just in time to haul a few heavy loads of gravel, (4,367lbs and 4,581lbs) and a very heavy load of compost
(5,007lbs).
Thank god for overloads!

Other than that, I am getting ready to do the rear brakes in the next week or two.
I have a leaking driver's side wheel cylinder, and the passenger side wheel cylinder is full of rust, yet it still works somewhat. (go figure)
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Old August 19th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Been a while since I've been able to get on here, things haven't exactly been going the best.

I had found a job flagging in May.
I worked 1 day, then we were waiting around for a month for the contractors that we were sub-contracted out to to get there permits.
Then we worked for 2 months, and got laid off again.

I've got 2 jobs that say that they will be able to put me to work within the next few weeks, so whichever one gets a hold of me first, I'll work for.

Other than that, I've also been doing some side jobs as a general handyman.
It doesn't pay much, but I managed to get a decent set of rims and an ok set of tires for doing some weed wacking for one guy.
I've got them on my '77 F-250, now I just need to find some of the really long lug nuts for them.

Also, that nice, new radiator that I put in my '77 at the end of last year, didn't last long.
It sprung a leak where the upper radiator hose goes on the upper tank.
(I believe it's called the upper water neck)
Good thing it has a lifetime warranty!
It's all good though, I had them order the heavy duty radiator when I returned the standard one.
It was only $47 more anyways.

I'll post up some pics of my '77 with the new (to me) wheels and tires on it as soon as I get the time to take some pics and get them on here.
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Nice old Ford, old Fords are cool. Good score on the van the 400m will bolt right in. Nice swap a little more torque.
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Thanks.
The 400m definitely has more torque, considering that it has an RV high torque cam and the straight up timing set.

I finally found a good job last month.
I'm currently working for a tree trimming company, and we have a contract with the local electric company to do all of the trimming around the power lines in our county.
It is a fun job, although it can be hazardous at times.

I didn't get a chance to take a pic of my new wheels and tires on my truck before I had to take them back off and put my winter tires on.
The snow started flying earlier than normal here.
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Awesome news about the job!

You posted some pictures in this thread a few posts above. They apparantly have been deleted/removed from your photobucket account. Would you mind uploading them to our gallery so that we can always have them in this thread.

This is why I stress to everyone that shares images to use the FTC gallery to store their pictures first. Currently this thread is worthless picture wise.






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