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2 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

The 302 under the hood was the most gutless wonder I've ever seen!

The 302 EFI I had in my 85 was a slow one for sure but it would pull good using the 4 speed plus it had 4:11 gears in it. It was a truck that I wouldn't take out on main roads with a heavy load.

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I got a red 87 Chevy Silverado short  bed from my cousin. He had 33 and I put 35 mud-trains on it .. I sold it when I bought my house..... what a mistake.... 

 

 

 

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. 5 speed manual, quad cab short box. Bought it in the summer of 2003 and still run it. Does everything I need it to. Will work hard and play hard too. Been cheap to own until the last couple years but I’ll just fix it.  Not interested in newer diesels or a gas. 

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2 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Cool

400 horsepower IIRC 

Tell us about the details

Basically started life as a 292,  Bored to a 302, custom made ported aluminum heads, isky cam, 7 quart oil pan, MSD ignition system, roller rockers , some machine work on the oil passages , a high flow custom water pump and an aluminum timeing cover. We tested a few different cams on the dyno and ended up with a rather mild drivable good sounding one and every rotating part was balanced even the clutch and flywheel. It  actually performed better at high RPM with an aluminum single plane single 4 barrel carb then it did with the three duces. 
In reality they dont flow as well and they ended up making 30 HP less compared to the 4 barrel. 54E9B095-2139-4776-8ABA-A12ED95E8F38.thumb.jpeg.db80c42bf56b8ccfbaf9c0dcbc3bca83.jpeg

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1 minute ago, lorenzo said:

Basically started life as a 292,  Bored to a 302, custom made ported aluminum heads, isky cam, 7 quart oil pan, MSD ignition system, roller rockers , some machine work on the oil passages , a high flow custom water pump and an aluminum timeing cover. We tested a few different cams on the dyno and ended up with a rather mild drivable good sounding one and every rotating part was balanced even the clutch and flywheel. It  actually performed better at high RPM with an aluminum single plane single 4 barrel carb then it did with the three duces. 
In reality they dont flow as well and they ended up making 30 HP less compared to the 4 barrel. 54E9B095-2139-4776-8ABA-A12ED95E8F38.thumb.jpeg.db80c42bf56b8ccfbaf9c0dcbc3bca83.jpeg

Sweeeeet!!!!

Nice plan well executed 

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1995 F250 4x4was a good truck for me in my younger years. 

1980 Scout II SD33-T, T-19, D300, Dana 44’s, lockers, custom bumpers, Rallye package, aluminum radiator, electric fans, custom intake, 4” lift, Method wheels.

1979 F-250 4x4 “Snow Plow Special” Purchased in 2008 with 14,000mi on it. Gutless 351M, C6, NP205, Dana 60’s with 4:10s. 
 

I still have the Scout but the rest are gone. 

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Always wanted one of these.  Bought this from the original owner in January 2015.  '97 5 speed, 224,xxx on it.  Not disappointed at all.  It will be around here for a long time.  Runner up would be my '74 F350 that was my grandpa's. 

 

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1972 F100 sport custom - dont have pix handy - 4speed manual, 4x4, 352 w/cam, headers, 4bbl, ( yea yea i know it wasnt the stock 360 of its time ) wish i still had it, it was a nice truck to just be young in

1976 F250, ranger xlt it wasnt mine it was what i grew up driving ( mom n dads ) 460 w/4bbl - supercab 2wd with C6 and with some crazy high speed gears in it - no clue what they were but i remember riding in the back behind my dad and saw the speedometer wrapped around past 100 back to 10 to 15mph we were flying 

85 F150  supercab lariat C6 351 H/O  long bed 4x4 

03 F250 6.0 4x4 CC XLT Auto

not sure how I will like the 15 or 16 i have now i cant remember what year it is.........F350 6.7 diesel CC 4x4 still on the fence with it since i havent had it that long or put the miles on it to build my confidence. 

 

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Pretty much every truck I've owned I have fond memories of. All time favorite would have to be the 89 Chevy s10 4x4, extended cab short box. It was just a neat little go anywhere truck. I had it when my wife and I were dating. It had a bench seat up front.  I would take her and her daughter, who I later adopted, for rides everywhere in that truck that summer.

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Pretty hard to beat the square body GMs. Ive been running this 81 Sierra Classic since 1986 and it still does all I need a truck to do. Hauls fuel, water, seed and chemical. Got a heater that will roast you even in a Sask. winter. Smooth and stable on gravel roads at well above the posted limit. And that Olds gas engine just won't quit. Its turned over the odometer a time or two in those years. 

 

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got 2

1978 F250  4x4 bough new off the lot wen I was dating my wife

1977 F150 seen it going threw the parking lot [with the for sale sign in the back window] wile my wife was in shopping

do I chase it down or wait for wife ????

waited for her and told her about the truck she said its at the bar in the next town and lets check it out

ended up buying it and working on restoring it soon

Mike

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My current one. Although my first truck, a 1930 AA, would be my ultimate favorite.... it's not a pickup.

Mike

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....I always liked the old Nash for the heavy work ......repowered it with a Dodge six engine,.....but for weekend hunting and opossuming  forays into the back country ...the old   1928  Chevrolet with its powerfull   four cylinder OHV  and the Rugby gear box fitted behind the original three speed   Chev box,  was unequalled in its ability to  scramble through rivers  and   with its 23 inch wheels with Farmal Cub tractor tyres  fitted   (wired  ) over the original  tyres..it was almost unstopable.....Great feature was the detachable cab....

This business of running on the rural roads , came to an expensive halt , when I was stopped by a   ''troffic crap ''     (traffic Cop  )...whereupon the pictured dog  (on both trucks.)..lept out and bit the cop severely on his leg....suffice to say..it did not end well for me...''Pooch''  was fine though, no infection from the Cop's leg...........

I imported the F 100  from Australia....brand new....It seemed    a bit more versatile than the early, pictured, American pickups   it seemed better on rainy days..bit more comfortable.................................................:rolleyes:

Mike

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My first truck was a 47 Stude! Worst truck ever! If you sneezed on the engine it would die! Next truck a 67 Chevy short box then a 78 Ford Courier, 81 Ford Courier, Next to the worst truck ever a 85 Ford Ranger! Then a 88 Jeep Eliminator, 96 Dodge ram 01 Dodge ram, 11 Ford Ranger got totaled! 06 GMC best ever so far but the rust got the best of it so donated it to cars for kids. My present truck a rust free 03 Dodge 1500.

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My favorite so far was my 1996 Dodge 2500. It had a Cummins and a 5 speed manual. Traded it off for the 2003 four door 2500. It also has a Cummins and a 6 speed manual. It runs exceptionally well but I had to put an exhaust and chip and a few other modifications to get it there.

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3 hours ago, mike newman said:

....I always liked the old Nash for the heavy work ......repowered it with a Dodge six engine,.....but for weekend hunting and opossuming  forays into the back country ...the old   1928  Chevrolet with its powerfull   four cylinder OHV  and the Rugby gear box fitted behind the original three speed   Chev box,  was unequalled in its ability to  scramble through rivers  and   with its 23 inch wheels with Farmal Cub tractor tyres  fitted   (wired  ) over the original  tyres..it was almost unstopable.....Great feature was the detachable cab....

This business of running on the rural roads , came to an expensive halt , when I was stopped by a   ''troffic crap ''     (traffic Cop  )...whereupon the pictured dog  (on both trucks.)..lept out and bit the cop severely on his leg....suffice to say..it did not end well for me...''Pooch''  was fine though, no infection from the Cop's leg...........

I imported the F 100  from Australia....brand new....It seemed    a bit more versatile than the early, pictured, American pickups   it seemed better on rainy days..bit more comfortable.................................................:rolleyes:

Mike

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what a WOW adventure i just went on with you in those pix - we dont have that kinda stuff here - thats some neat stuff right there @mike newman what kind of critters are those in the bed? you eat them ? do you eat wallaby or kangaroo over there ? or is that like us eating a possum here just nasty, they eat horses in europe but here its a hard NO

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My 97 GMC 1500 half ton will always be the most special, it had belonged to my grandfather (technically a business truck, so really belonged to my father at that point). I would have happily given it up to keep him, but that isn’t the way the world works, so I got to keep a little part of him with me everywhere i went, put 210K miles on it, always plagued with electrical issues. 97’ 1500, 4.3, 5 speed. 
my favorite based on being exactly what I wanted was my 07’ 2500 HD classic, 6.0,4L80E, regular cab. Had dual zone climate control, the LT seats in a WT with rubber floors and crank windows, i put American Racing AR23 16” wheels on it which brought the tires out to match the factory flares. Looked good not over done. It was red of course. I really would like another like it. My current 2500 which matches similar specs doesn’t perform nearly as well. 
Looked about like this only had trailer mirrors 

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I have had several new trucks.  They are very nice and these new diesels have amazing power but just like my taste in tractors, it’s the ones from when I was growing up that make me smile!  I am a ford guy but dad had a 1977 just like this except his was a manual and this one is a automatic.  I love to drive this thing.  I am the second owner.  Bought it on a farm sale.  The farmer bought it new In Stronghurst Il and used it to pull a goose neck grain trailer to haul his grain.  Has 60,000 (I think that is right) but the 400 has been taken out and it has a 350 now.  

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I  make sure the wife has good wheels and I still got my Z28 so I drive beaters. They cannot be rusty or banged up

I still drive this old Sonoma to keep the miles down and salt off my full sized

bought it in 2002 I bought this Sonoma  wrote off with no frontend or drivetrain. Bought a second one( wrote off as well) for drivetrain and used the best parts from the 2 to make a good one, stripped it to bare frame and painted it, new fuel lines, brake lines, fuel pump etc

4 cyl 5 speed handy as can be 

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