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Organ donor, i like that. Also like gut wagon. Please explain tupper hoggin wagon.

Donor she may be and two constantly flat tires...i can still haul wood as she is, she still runs and drives.

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On 1/3/2022 at 9:57 PM, Tractordanp said:

06 f350 with deleted 6.0   91 f350 460 with 5 speed 54000 miles good ol truck but loaded it gets about 5mpg

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So my 2006 is deleted and tuned I need someone to explain to me how have all the pollution stuff on is better for the environment.  Went from 11-16 mpg to 15-20+ mpg yeah it will blow black smoke if I'm heavy on the take off   I really only do local driving the other day I took a longer trip to pick up a toolbox wasn't interstate driving but less stop and go and in the center of the picture you can see. I was sceptical when I was first seeing high numbers so I did the math on a few fill ups and it's pretty damn close.  Some say it doesn't burn as clean if anyone has been around a Ford 6.0 you can tell when one is ahead of you by the smell now which the EGR blocked off it doesn't have that identifying smell.

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8 hours ago, Twolines said:

explain tupper hoggin wagon.

Inside joke between a couple of our guys from the more eastern region..........

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2 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

It was on loan to me when I took the photo!

In that case it comes down to if the truck belongs to a friend or relative 😄😄😄

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6 hours ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

Does this qualify as a beater?

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It’s a Chevy so yup it’s a beater at best. Those things ain’t worth keeping for good trucks. Sorry I couldn’t resist!

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I cant resist either..  broken fords up here all over.. never do see a broken chebby. Lol im a mopar guy too..no real reason to defend gm..just an observation.

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90% of Fords are still on the road....

 

 

The rest made it home. 

 

 

LOL   I got Ford jokes for days 

 

 

Picture below is the second time my Ford left me beside the road.  

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28 minutes ago, hardtail said:

On the same day?

Here's the first time and no not same day.  

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How many times do you accept being broken down before sending  it down the road?  If it keeps leaving you sit is that a beater?

On the chevy 8.1 I've been stranded 4x in the last 2 years or so.

1.  Alternator.

2. Throttle body.

3.  Trans cooler lines plugged.

4.  Throttle body again.

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Your call, I bought a Ford Taurus off a buddy that he had pumped a ton of money in repairs in recent years and had almost new tires, he was done with latest repair being the last straw, I figured most things that were going to go had been addressed and paid $800 and drove it for a few years for very little problems, once I've purchased a vehicle it is almost always taken to its grave, the car certainly wasn't much to look at but was a pretty comfortable ride, had a lot of bullet holes in it when finally arrived at the scrappers

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I have had really good luck. In last 3 pickups over 20 years I think I’ve only been stranded three times. There was almost a forth but I dragged the fuel tank last 100 yards to get in my driveway when one strap broke. As far as when to give up on one that’s a good question. Three trucks ago it got to the point where I looked at previous 2 years and figured $200 a month in repairs. That’s was half a new truck payment. My current beater has had some wire corosion issues. Next time might be the last, more because there might be some value left in it to some sucker. Wiring issues suck also 

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The 97 powerstroke came here to die, jr bought it for the wheels. I fixed steering column, replaced clutch, ball joints and axle u joints. Jr thought it needed more smoke, so he rebuilt injectors to larger specs and rebuilt turbo and deleted back pressure valve. Added a tuner, can make it roll coal now. I had him dial it down because I "didn't drive it right", lol. I shifted at low rpms, not at 3k like he suggested. Works well enough for a trailer puller. Bonus was the art was already on it when it arrived. The 96 ranger was driven by my kids to school until they could afford to upgrade. 2.3L, 5 spd, no air,pw,pl, or cruise. Great little runner pickup. Had a cattle man here looking at fats one time, he asked if the ranger was what I drove to get to the "good" truck, haha

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Only twice have we ever been somewhat stranded by a vehicle. Once in the bush before I was even around. Balljoint popped out across the river about 15 miles back in the bush kind of in the middle of no where. Mom and dad and my older brother who was maybe 3or 4 at the time started walking out. Out of no where came this old rattly car down the bush trail. Here it was one of the natives from the reserve by home. Great big guy. They didn’t really know him at the time but he loaded everyone up and drove them all the way back home. Still good friends with him to this day. He worked for dad at the sawmill for a while after that. Now he’s their minister over there. Great big fellow that has to duck when walking in a door but super nice. The other time we were in town with the 1994 6.5 gmc diesel ext cab we had. We were coming down the highway and it started to act up and died. We quite literally coasted into the gmc dealership as it just happened to be 5-600 feet away from where it quit. Injection pump went out on it. Still covered under that extended warranty they did on those though. Think it had 174,000 kms or so. Not quite a year later it started smoking black again and the odd hiccup so it got traded off on the 03 dodge right away then.  It almost left us in camrose one day when it was cold out but after plugging it in for a hour it took off. Injectors were getting weak then. 

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On 1/7/2022 at 11:45 PM, Twolines said:

Please explain tupper hoggin wagon.

Well, @1586 Jeffis the better man to explain, but you see when he starts feeling frisky, not just any old gal from the Dunkin Donuts will do, he likes red headed Tupper Lake sweat hogs. They grow em big in NNY, and nowhere bigger than in Tupper, it helps them survive the cold climates up there, and the men seem to have developed a symbiotic relationship, only the biggest Hoggin Wagons can handle 2 Tupper Sweat Hogs, so the men have evolved to be kinda skinny, this allows extra room for the hogs, the hogs then likewise keep the men warm. It is evolution at its finest.
When selecting a Hoggin Wagon you don’t want something real nice, the Hogs wouldn’t appreciate it anyway, once they’ve been in it, it no longer has any resale value, even scrap prices in NNY reflect the poor value of a Hogged out Hoggin Wagon. 
an ideal Hoggin Wagon is an old retired handicap van, preferably with rust holes big enough to aid in ventilation, but still with a functional ramp so as to aid in loading the hogs. It works best to have 2 donut spares on the ramp side to improve the load angle. Plastic duct taped over the windows is a nice touch too, if you land yourself an extra ripe one, just tear it off for maximum air circulation, don’t worry about the cold, they throw enough heat.

 

@Ihfan4life, do you have any input? 

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1 hour ago, vtfireman85 said:

It works best to have 2 donut spares on the ramp side to improve the load angle.

Can those donuts handle the added weight though?  I would think you might need outriggers to support the ramp? 

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1 hour ago, 1256pickett said:

Can those donuts handle the added weight though?  I would think you might need outriggers to support the ramp? 

Just wooden blocks, kind of like supporting the tail of your trailer when you load a machine. 

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On 1/8/2022 at 6:59 PM, Twolines said:

I cant resist either..  broken fords up here all over.. never do see a broken chebby. Lol im a mopar guy too..no real reason to defend gm..just an observation.

Reason you dont see broke down Chevys up there...they all broke down before they made it that far north! 

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