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Ben's Landscape
05-02-2009, 09:26 PM
I am very mechanical. I am wondering if this is a good buy if i can find a motor for it. Has anybody on here used this set up for a truck?? (4.9 in a 250)

http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/1147788114.html

Thanks all.

weeble67
05-02-2009, 09:50 PM
I think it looks to me like a good deal. I'm betting you'll get his price down when you show up and throw cash at him. If you know what you're doing then I would say you can easily get a different engine in there, or that one fixed and on the road for a small investment.

TXNSLighting
05-02-2009, 09:54 PM
4.9 is a torquie fella! I thought they did well in the 3/4's. I had a buddy with one and it felt very strong.

Ben's Landscape
05-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Thanks Guys. Now i just gotta convince my Parents to let me have a project truck in the yard!! LOL. Would the plow be to much for the 4.9??

TXNSLighting
05-03-2009, 12:54 AM
I wouldnt think so. Like i said, its got a great amount of torque. Or if ya have to replace it, you can put a 351 in it. You have lotsa options.

THEoneandonlyLawnRanger
05-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Looks like a good truck to me...If you are comfortable with the repair......good luck

Ben's Landscape
05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Thanks guys. I just found a 150 with the 6 cylinder in it. runs and drives. BTW it is a manual also for 450. The posting just said body is rotted bad. So mayb just swap motors and scrap the truck. Works for me!! Well i guess i will see what happens. Keep the posts comming.

Looking Good Lawn Service
05-04-2009, 09:55 PM
I Dunno ben, the trucks I sent you in a PM are better trucks imo, but then again it your choice, for the money, you can get that mint F250 I told u about in Coventry for 2K!! and it runs and has no rust at all, was garaged, or get that 02 GMC for 3400!

Gravel Rat
05-05-2009, 12:19 AM
That F-250 really isn`t a good 3/4 ton because it has the 10.25 semi floating rear axle and the light gvw they were pretty much a beefed up half ton with 16 inch wheels.

They were very common they usually only had 5spds and came with 300-6 or 302 V8 power.

Trucks had one benefit the 10.25 semi floater was better than the 8.8 used in the 1/2 ton trucks.