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99 years ago today the Ford F-150 got its start with the Model T

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Absolutely not, and you can thank big oil for that.
     
  2. Be more specific. How would things be different. Not sure early technology allowed for anything but cars running on petroleum.
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Alternative fuels would yield a completely different approach to transportation.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where are the little diesel pickups? Screw cupholders. I want good mileage.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    I had a Ranger, could'nt wear my Stetson..bought a '98 F-150 new......
    have close to 200K..problems zero. Oh jeez, this is turning into another
    rig thread!:cry:
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,118

    boots my brother is currently making the parts for the new diesel f150 he says they're looking for ~30-35mpg... I'm ready. Oh and its a imported engine from europe so no need (i hope) to wait for the 2nd run
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweeet! I hope it will still have a stick.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    My '98 150 does, I've always had them from the Land Rover on up......
    what's funny, is if the Airstream hasn't gone out in a while, I'll reach
    for the (non existent) floor shift.:)
     
  9. gratis landscape

    gratis landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Actually, Henry Ford's first car ran on alcohol and Rudolf Diesel's ran on peanut oil. Both guys soon realized that slightly refined petroleum gave more "bang for the buck."
     

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