Hey Gravel Rat

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Hanau, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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...ewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item4cec9ec677

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  2. mudmaker

    mudmaker LawnSite Member
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  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    3.9........


    Briggs..

    :D
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  5. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Remember Junior, it's a Ford. So that little V-6 will outwork a Dodge Cummins.
     
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    is this coming from the guy that was looking to purchase 3 BRAND NEW dodge 6.7s?
     
  7. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  8. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. mudmaker

    mudmaker LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  10. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
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    I can see OJ now! lol
     

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