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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. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Absolutely not, and you can thank big oil for that.
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Be more specific. How would things be different. Not sure early technology allowed for anything but cars running on petroleum.
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Alternative fuels would yield a completely different approach to transportation.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    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:
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweeet! I hope it will still have a stick.
     
  9. 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.:)
     
  10. gratis landscape

    gratis landscape LawnSite Member
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    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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