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Hanau
12-20-2009, 09:20 PM
What engine is in this truck?

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It's a 1982 Ford F-100 and it's clearly a V-6. Now I know Ford had the 300 I-6 back then but I was not aware of a V-6 in a pick up (except the Ranger) until the 4.2 in 1997.

Any ideas on displacement, power, torque, etc.?

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Not a bad little truck actually. It has character.

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Raise your hands if you've ever shifted a 3 on a tree.

I have, once. It was on a 1962 Ford F-100 I had. Couldn't get the damn thing in reverse and drove everywhere in second gear because it was the only one I could find. Loved the truck. Hated the transmission. Owned the truck for 2 days before I decided it would be better off on a hay farm in Kendrick. Transmission kicked my ass! Thoroughly!

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Nice tailgate. Actually.

Here's the listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1982-Ford-F100-2WD-One-Owner_W0QQitemZ330387342967QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item4cec9ec677

mudmaker
12-20-2009, 09:30 PM
Here is some info on the motor.

I never knew they tried a v6 in the f series. Only one model year is seems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Essex_V6_engine_(Canadian)

Junior M
12-20-2009, 09:31 PM
3.9........


Briggs..

:D

Gravel Rat
12-20-2009, 09:32 PM
I don't know never ever seen one that must be a repower or its a very very rare truck. Never driven a three on the tree except for moving truck 30 feet it was a old Chev.

That truck looks to be in good shape take the cab and box off and put it on a 3/4 ton 4x4 chassis.

Alot of people liked the look of the old 80s trucks I had a 1980 F-350 flatdeck the truck is still on the road today surprised the frame hasn't let go it was pretty thin when I had it.

Hanau
12-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Remember Junior, it's a Ford. So that little V-6 will outwork a Dodge Cummins.

Junior M
12-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Remember Junior, it's a Ford. So that little V-6 will outwork a Dodge Cummins.
is this coming from the guy that was looking to purchase 3 BRAND NEW dodge 6.7s?

Hanau
12-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Can I help it if my favorite trucks are finely aged Fords?

I absolutely love and adore my 1990 F-250 that I recently bought. What a powerhouse that 460 is. The 5 speed is soooo nice.

My favorite will always be my 82 F-150. That truck is getting restored someday soon.

Bob likes old Fords.

Hanau
12-20-2009, 10:29 PM
I hate E-Bay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-Ford-Bronco-Custom-5-Speed-5-0-44K-Miles-1-OWNER_W0QQitemZ190359221120QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item2c524b3380

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I mean just look at this rig. Clean, straight, beautiful.

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It even has a 5 speed! When was the last time you saw a late model Bronco with a 5 speed?

If this wasn't so far away I'd happily pay $5,000 to put it in my driveway. :cry:

mudmaker
12-20-2009, 10:38 PM
In high school I had a 82 Bronco w/ 4 spd and 351 HO. That thing was a beast.

I like the 87 to 91 body style. I had a 91 F150 4x4 in college that I loved.

wanabe
12-20-2009, 10:43 PM
I can see OJ now! lol

Hanau
12-20-2009, 10:44 PM
What's the oldest truck you've ever owned? Mine would be the aforementioned 62 F-100. Next in line would be a 1963 Chevrolet 3/4 ton. 283 V-8 and a 4 speed. It literally rusted in half one winter.

Got a heavy snowfall and the weight broke the frame just behind the cab.

The engine still started.

mudmaker
12-20-2009, 10:55 PM
My first vehicle was my oldest, a 56 willys jeep. F head 4 cyl. w/ 3spd. At 45 mph it sounded like the pistons were about to shoot out the hood! LOL!

Hanau
12-20-2009, 11:01 PM
There's nothing like an old truck.

The 63 Chevy was my first pick up and I really loved that truck. I was heartbroken when it died.

At the time I was still living in western Washington. With the help of some friends and a mini excavator I gave that truck a proper Christian burial.

If you go to a certain National Park on the west side of Puget Sound you might be able to find where she rests today. We buried her overlooking the ocean. Complete with a white cross bearing the VIN and 1963-2002.

What can I say, I get sentimental about old iron.

Gravel Rat
12-20-2009, 11:05 PM
The oldest truck I have owned is a 77 I wouldn't really go old trucks anymore the brakes on them are not really that good.

Fought older trucks for years lots of problems that keep poping up. Usually rust is the biggest fight and wiring problems.

Hanau
12-20-2009, 11:11 PM
Ever seen the cloth insulation and solid strand wiring on real old trucks? SCARY!!!

93turbo
12-21-2009, 12:45 AM
my first truck was a 67 GMC 3500 dually granny gear 4spd 5.13 gears and 18.5" tires and a 305 V6 which was junk so we repowered it with a 350

Gravel Rat
12-21-2009, 12:48 AM
I would consider a OBS Ford again it would be the oldest I would go something like a 97 with a PSD.

nedly05
12-21-2009, 06:28 AM
Hanau, This ones for sale, whats it worth? We took it in trade for some driveway work a couple years ago. Dump works but needs a new cable other than that it runs like a top! Its a 1952, 6 cyl, 4 spd(i think):waving:

JDSKIDSTEER
12-21-2009, 08:27 AM
1969 F100....3 on a tree. Had to replace shift tube and collar on the wheel once. Good thing I had a uncle with tools.

Mr. Rain
12-21-2009, 09:35 AM
My first pickup was a 59 F100, 223 I-6, 3 on the tree. Had a lot of fun with it. Got the O/H done in time for my 16th birthday only to be sadly disappointed when the big wide tires would only get me about half way out of the garage in a Minnesota winter. Big let down having to put on a set of old rusty rims with snow tires off another old Ford we had in the grove. Good times.

Junior M
12-21-2009, 08:51 PM
What's the oldest truck you've ever owned? Mine would be the aforementioned 62 F-100. Next in line would be a 1963 Chevrolet 3/4 ton. 283 V-8 and a 4 speed. It literally rusted in half one winter.

Got a heavy snowfall and the weight broke the frame just behind the cab.

The engine still started.
was the 3/4ton 4wd?!

And thats pretty cool you buried it. :laugh:

oh yeah Bob, Fords age like.....

MILK

Hanau
12-21-2009, 08:54 PM
It was 2 wheel drive. Back then 4x4 was aftermarket from companies like Marmon-Herrington. If you can find one of those they're pricey and worth some money.

Last year I went to Cheyenne Wyoming for a few days to take a breather. Saw a 1958 Ford 250 with Marmon-Herrington 4x4. Complete documentation. Perfect restoration. $72,000. Gorgeous truck.

Junior M
12-21-2009, 08:57 PM
It was 2 wheel drive. Back then 4x4 was aftermarket from companies like Marmon-Herrington. If you can find one of those they're pricey and worth some money.

Last year I went to Cheyenne Wyoming for a few days to take a breather. Saw a 1958 Ford 250 with Marmon-Herrington 4x4. Complete documentation. Perfect restoration. $72,000. Gorgeous truck.
Hmm, never knew that.