Finally got her lined out.

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  1. LinuxD

    LinuxD Warp speed..engage! Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Bought this old gal a while back. 1993 F150 long bed. She was owned by a construction company (One of the bosses drove it) originally, then a co-worker of mine owned her for about 8 yrs and she hardly ever got used, I think he put about 10 K on her. I bought it with 134K on the clock. Have ALWAYS loved Ford trucks and have owned a few in the past. Two of my faves were a '67 F250 and an '84 F250. All maintenance was documented very well. No oil burning /leaking issues and everything on it is functional. Valve cover weeped a little,but that was resolved by snugging the bolts up. I have put 10K on her and I think that is a pretty good shake down time, swapped her over to synthetic oil and added a transmission cooler. Am shooting for over 300K on her which from everything I have read is easily doable with this engine/tranny combo as long as maintenance is done.

    This one has the legendary I6 4.9L/300 and an E4OD transmission

    I'd ridden in the truck before and she ran well, had an annoying shifting thing, shifted kinda hard 1-2 and then 3-4, 2-3 shifts were always fine.

    When I found out Dave had her for sale I just about threw the 1,000 bucks at him. He signed the title and handed me the keys.

    Got her to the house and put an OBD1 code reader on her. Just as i suspected, the PCM computer was shot. 200 bux for a new one and she shifts smoothly thru all 4 gears and the engine flat purrs. I have changed out a few parts just because of their age,almost everything I have replaced has been factory original and I have kept them as spares. Today I am getting a new MAP sensor in for her to fix a hesitation/stumble when she is cold.

    LOVE this truck. She ain't fast but that I6 will pull a house of it's foundation.

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    Sounds like you got a bargain! I know you love old stuff, so this is perfect for you! Congrats...may she give you 300K miles of worry free service.

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    A grand for the utility of a long-bed pickup is a no brainer. Congrats.
     
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    Beautiful truck! Apparently mechanically as nice as the body.

    Good Luck!
     
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    She already has a train horn installed. LOL. DFR7 and dashcam in it. 2nd battery off a battery isolator and my amateur radio gear installed.
     
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    HAHA that's awesome!
     
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    I have an intersection where cross traffic has to stop, they even have signs telling them that traffic the other way DOES NOT STOP.. with the Chevy I have had 3 close calls and two with the Ford. A couple days ago the train horn was used liberally when a lady did a rolling stop and pulled right out in front of me.

    I hit the binders and train horn at the same time. My foot is always hovering over the brake at that intersection.

    Her eyes were HUGE when she turned her head to look at me as she had a cellphone glued to her head and that horn was blaring... lol
     
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    25 years old and the body is almost perfect - must have been garaged it's whole life. Nice get for $1K!
     
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    Old one, but a goody! Brother had one, but it was red. I also had the same truck, but with a five speed. Was a good truck for me until I started hot rodding it, and blew the head gasket. Good luck with the goal of 300k!
     
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    I used to own a 69' Ranger F-250 camper special. Back when the ranger was top-o-the-line. Stout truck with a very thirsty 390. Bought it from the first guy I ever worked with in the trade for $1K.

    That straight six will last forever if you take care of it!
     
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    Mine was a 67 Ranger Camper special. 352 with a t-18. 16.5 inch split rims. Skid plated all underneath,wasnt anywhere it wouldn't go. I thin 1st gear in it was something like 6.32 : 1 granny geared.
     
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    I changed tires for a bit right after high school. Split rims are dangerous to work on. Had to put them in a cage.
     
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    Yeah, I found one shop that would do it for me. I had the truck for a few years then sold it for more than I paid for it. The guy who bought it wanted to use it as a plow truck. (This was in N. Michigan) and it was still running up into the 90's.
     
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    A local construction company has several of these older F150s still driving around. They are slowly being replaced with new models as needed. but most of them just won't die. A few years ago, the owner of the company gave one of the older trucks to a friend of mine for helping him out with something, and we drove it around all summer. It had 350k miles on the clock and was still going strong. Pretty impressive considering the hard life it had! Enjoy!
     
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