Tim - Does the quote by Herman Goering at the bottom of your post reflect on your comments about your Ford pick-ups?? Just wondering! :wink: I had a '73 Mach I - 351 4bbl - BRIGHT YELLOW bomb that I was told recently would be worth about $80,000 or more! :shock: :???: Oh, well - - easy come easy go :cry2:TimH said:I gotta comment on those '73 to "79 Ford trucks. I think they were among the best pickups ever built!!.
My Dad bought one new in "75. 2WD, Ranger package, 390cid, 4 bbl carb,auto trans, $5800.00!!!
That truck made many miles pulling an overloaded trailer full of fats to town, survived 3 teenage boys(myself included), as well as everything else a pickup is expected to do.
I got my driver's license in '78......a friend of mine had a Camaro(350) and I could "take him" off the line up to about 80 mph with that truck!!!
Dad still drives that truck,once in a while(he has a new Dodge). I put a new timing chain and gears in it for him a couple years ago, but as far as I know, that is the only time that engine has been touched!!
My 1 ton , that I use nearly every day, is a "76 Ford(390 4 speed).Love it!!
My oldest son recently got his driver's licence ,so I gave him my '78 Ford Ranger XLT (which had been parked since I got my Dodge in '96).We did some "stuff" to that engine but it will easily outrun my Dodge and burns less gas!!
I've had several other Ford trucks, from those years ,as well and they were GREAT!!! No computer crap on them so a person could actually work on them when they needed it(which ain't that often).
Did I make my point!!! '73 to '79 Ford trucks RULE!!! :lol: :lol:
Soap, maybe you can trade it from him for your Hemi, or maybe I'll trade him for mine (tempting). Hills are getting dry and hard to get around in so I've been running around 'em in a '93 Ford F150 with the big 6. Rides easy, has low end torque, and goes just about anywhere without the digging in and bouncing. Misses is using the Hemi for taking the kid to school, and I just can't bring myself to tear up a heavy-in-the-front Diesel in the rough hills.Soapweed said:It's a '77 Ford F250. I traded for it back in '89, and recently swapped it off to my son, Will. He has repainted it from faded red to baby blue, and put on a new flat-bed. New tires and a new windshield make me want to trade for it so I can own it again. It has a 300 6-cylinder engine that doesn't have an awful lot of miles on it. Will does a good job fixing things up, and he specializes in late '70's Ford pickups.