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For the discussion of motor-powered equipment, repair, and related topics.

MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:53

wanna good tip

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:53

always check your lug nuts on a criagslist purchase

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:53

or your tire falls off going 70 a day after you buy it

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:54

bc the cunt finger tightend it

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:54

I check them after every purchase

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:54

live n learn

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:54

Even after tire shops

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:54

No one knows what a damn torque wrench is

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:55

>mfw mechanics left my dip stick pipe thingy out when they replaced my starter bc i couldnt get the goddam bolts off myself

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:55

I’ve gotten to the point I don’t even let them mount tires anymore on my personal trucks. I just block the truck and take the tires in to be balanced

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:55

They did a what now

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:55

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:55

left this

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:55

unattached

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 16:55

so oil went fucking EVERYWHERE

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:59

Yeh I knew what you meant I was just wrapping my head around the stupidity

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 16:59

It’s okay took my diesel to the ford house and they forgot to tighten the filter

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:00

I was a little upset because 1) I thought my engine started pissing oil and I was upset 2) there is now a black spot in my driven

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MrCaviar
(id: 706649542463848549)

06 May 2020 17:01

same but at least i got a free oil change

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:02

Yeah, im just done taking my be vehicles in for anything that’s not major

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:02

I’d expect that from jiffy lube

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:03

Paying a ford tech 500 bucks for fluid swaps and getting a leaking oil filter made me a little angry

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

06 May 2020 17:22

> I have a slightly better than stock 351 I’m putting together to drop into it for a rebuild @baconreclaimer Cleveland or Windsor?

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:28

Windsor

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:29

Has edelbrock intake, lunati cam but I can’t remember the lobe specs, rebuilt engine minus the crank, and I’m debating whether to throw my 650 carb on it or get a summit EFI Kit

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:30

I’d like to throw some heads on it too but I think I’m going to save that money for the rest of the build, keep it simple and maybe do something a little more powerful with the engine I’m pulling

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:32

Still planning out streetable do I want it, potentially will be my daily so thinking 4” lift and suspension kit, upgrade fuel pumps and tune the carb, dual exhaust but nothing super loud set up the bed for 4x4ing and bug out shit

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 17:32

Definitely repaint it and eventually redo the interior, floor panels are bed lined already

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Shane_NA6
(id: 131233451390009344)

06 May 2020 18:59

If youre going bug out i would keep the carb. Much more serviceable in a SHTF situation

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Shane_NA6
(id: 131233451390009344)

06 May 2020 18:59

Theres not much that can go wrong to the point you cant fucker it to get it somewhere better suited to repair

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:11

That’s my thought process, maybe save the EFI shit for something else

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:12

With a good tuned 650 I should still get about 15 mpg

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:13

Which could get me about 350-375 miles each fill up

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 19:38

A basic efi system is pretty damn indestructible short of an EMP, which is maybe a 0.0000000001% chance of happening at any point. As neat as it is to think of how things would be afterwards...

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:39

Problem with the EFI is you now have a high pressure fuel system

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:40

So I’d have to change fuel pumps, lines and filters

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:40

Where if I keep it as a carb I can at least rob parts from other fords

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Shane_NA6
(id: 131233451390009344)

06 May 2020 19:41

I agree they do just fine but in a situation where parts and service may be an issue i would prefer the peace of mind of being able to grab shit from similar vehicles

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 19:47

Lines you can mostly keep rubber. Cut an access hole or use an external fuel pump and keep a spare in the vehicle would be my idea behind it. Could rig anything from any other vehicle. FPR would be the biggest concern imo.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:49

Never mind I’m retarded

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:49

It’s 60-100 psi

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:50

I could use high pressure line for that but I’d prefer stainless

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 19:51

Could probably jerry rig a way to reduce pressure if I had to swap it back to a carb, linkages are the same

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 19:58

Yeah. Honestly just get a good holley FPR. I imagine the larger carb uses anywhere from 6-15 psi? I've only really messed with small carbs on old japanese shit boxes. Not dealing with that anymore though....

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 19:59

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 20:00

98 Discovery 1... Btw, anyone selling a winch? lol

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:35

I’d have to look at the specs but I think it’s around 10psi stock

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:35

I have two 650edelbrocks sitting on my bench that I’d use

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:36

Can’t beat free

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 20:38

Yeah. Might as well use what you've already got. Spend the savings on wear parts and suspension.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:39

Yup

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:40

Hoping by the end of summer I’m ready to tag it and end of next year have it where I want it

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:40

Looking at roughly 6-7k at the moment projected cost to finish

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 20:40

Which at the end of the day is still cheap for a classic 4x4 in good condition

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Shane_NA6
(id: 131233451390009344)

06 May 2020 20:47

@Soulraiser i think the winches at HF are pretty good and theyre cheep

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

06 May 2020 20:58

Yeah, that's a great price for a classic. I've got 4500 into this Discovery 1 but it's also borderline mint aside from saggy headliner. While being able to do pretty much anything you could ever ask for offroad, short of being a rock crawling buggy or some really crazy shit. All with great A/C and great sound from the factory. Lol I've heard some bad things about HF winches but maybe they've improved. Worth a shot I suppose, as it'll be more for getting other people out than myself. Assuming maxtrax fail.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 21:41

Very nice

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 21:42

Shane is right, HF has two lines their bottom barrel stuff and their Quinn line

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 21:42

The Quinn line IMO is nicer than craftsman, crescent, husky and kobalt hand tool lines

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

06 May 2020 21:43

Cheap as all get out and no questions asked warranty

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[TX]TexasPatriot0930
(id: 705989309966188594)

06 May 2020 23:28

Gotta replace an 02 Nissan altima ac compressor for someone, does anyone know what years are interchangeable for that part gonna go junk yard shopping tomorrow used to working on my chevy so first Nissan repair for me.

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

06 May 2020 23:29

@[TX]TexasPatriot0930 02-06

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[TX]TexasPatriot0930
(id: 705989309966188594)

06 May 2020 23:30

And videos I see on YouTube for 06 would be the same install procedure for an 02? Thanks for your answer btw!

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

06 May 2020 23:31

Yessir. I work for Infiniti actually so I unfortunately know all about Nissans🤦🏼‍♂️ we just sold my wife’s 04 Altima a few weeks ago when she got her 17 Sentra turbo, and not 3 weeks later the rod 3 packed its bags and headed south for good.

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

06 May 2020 23:31

The Altima, not the Sentra.

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[TX]TexasPatriot0930
(id: 705989309966188594)

06 May 2020 23:32

Damn. Hopefully this one is good after I replace the compressor. Whats your thoughts on the altima for that year? Are they troublesome or you think you got a lemon?

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

06 May 2020 23:39

Personally, I’m biased against a Nissan unless it’s a s14 or s15, but they’re not bad. They have problems just like every other make and model. Biggest thing with them is the transmissions because they have a CVT trans and you can’t beat on them. Hers was a good car, it just had a lot of miles on it. Hers was knocking on 264xxx when we got rid of it. Hers had an issue with using oil and it would smoke pretty bad on start up, and I just never got around to digging into it. It was either bad valve seals or PCV valve. Overall though, it was good. Just DEFINITELY keep up the maintainence on it, and it’ll be fine. Regular oil changes, coolant flushes, but ONLY use blue Nissan coolant if you don’t flush it. Nissan uses some retarded ass coolant that if it’s mixed with any other color, it’ll gel up and you’ll have a cooling system full of jello.

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[TX]TexasPatriot0930
(id: 705989309966188594)

07 May 2020 00:24

Thanks for taking to time to share your thoughts on it, hopefully this one we got runs without more issues after tomorrow.🤞

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:27

@baconreclaimer - 351W motors aren't all that common, that will be an interesting build.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:28

What are you talking about

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:28

351w is stupid common

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:29

302 and 351w share a lot of commonality, even the 5.8L later released. Central US is also littered with 60s-90s model trucks

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:30

It’s the modified and Cleveland motors that are scarce at least here that is

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Soulraiser
(id: 161290904802426880)

07 May 2020 00:38

Yeah, 351W is extremely common. 351C on the other hand is rare as shit. I had one in my old 85 Lincoln Hearse that ran like a raped ape. Buuuuut I sold it...

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:44

Pretty sure by volume 351w is probably fords second most common v8 ever made

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:44

351C is awesome tbh

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:45

If you want to do something stupid with it you can bore it out and get silly with it

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:48

I have seen more 260/289/302s and Clevelands than I can count but only a couple 351Ws. I first wrenched on a 302 back in the mid-80s. Then I got smart and went Mopar and never went back.

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:48

However, I would kill for a CobraJet powered '72 Gran Torino Sport.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:50

*technically* the 260,289 and 302s are all Windsor’s

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:50

iirc they are all the same block with different bores

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:51

@baconreclaimer - oh I know

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:51

Every ford ive ever ran across was a 302, 351w or a 460

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:51

Unless you were unfortunate and had the 300

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:52

My asshole father owned a '73 Mustang Coupe with a 302v2. I learned my Ford from him, and then Mopar when I upgraded.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:53

That’s not to say they were bad but you’re not getting anywhere fast

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:53

I always enjoyed a old 318

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:53 edited: 2020-05-07T00:54:07.746+00:00

The problem with Ford was the restrictive heads. They choked their motors.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:54

Any dodge truck I’ve ever owned tbh

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:54

Only issues I had was the first gen of 5.9s after the 24 valve

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:54

I learned to drive in a '68 Plymouth Sport Fury III wagon with a 318.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:54

Buts that’s more a Cummins issues than dodges

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:55

For some reason they decided the exhaust manifold should dump out over the #2 cylinder instead of the 3/4 holes

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:55

Which cooked #6 over time

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 00:56

They fixed that in later models but guess who had the one that liked to drop cylinder 6

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

07 May 2020 00:59

I've only ever owned gas motors.

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 01:00

Diesel is bae

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 01:00

I’m a truck guy though

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 01:00

I have what I hope to be the last pickup I ever have to own now in a 96 250 with a 7.3

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baconreclaimer
(id: 426218796077023237)

07 May 2020 01:01

Some Mennonite drove it around the farm and to church and had service reports for the last 5 years it’s not in perfect condition but it’s and really good mechanically speaking condition

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