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Old 05-02-2009, 09:26 PM
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Is this a good buy??

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

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:50 PM
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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.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:54 PM
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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.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:02 PM
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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??
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16 HP Billy Goat Leaf Loader
8x16 Homesteader Enclosed
6x12 Road King open trailer
Exmark Metro 48
Toro Proline 36 Belt Drive
Lawn Boy 21" commercial 2 stroke
Toro commercial 21"
Redmax EBZ 80001 BP
Redmax EBZ 8500 BP
Redmax CHT 2300 Hedge Trimmer
Redmax BCZ 2610 trimmer
Stihl BG 55
8 HP Push Blower




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Old 05-03-2009, 12:54 AM
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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.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:20 AM
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Looks like a good truck to me...If you are comfortable with the repair......good luck
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
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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.
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Toro commercial 21"
Redmax EBZ 80001 BP
Redmax EBZ 8500 BP
Redmax CHT 2300 Hedge Trimmer
Redmax BCZ 2610 trimmer
Stihl BG 55
8 HP Push Blower




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Old 05-04-2009, 09:55 PM
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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!
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:19 AM
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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.
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