Cool Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  2. William42

    William42 Long timer

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  3. William42

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  4. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    Damn....just about done with this truck only to realize that I’m out of stock on the oil filter it takes. I guess a midnight run to Walmart will get the job done, good thing it’s only 72 miles round trip... (stupid, stupid, stupid me)
  5. 18415

    18415 Adventurer

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    My 50' 3a. Before teardown and current. photo[1] (2).JPG 14.jpg photo[1] (2).JPG 14.jpg 17.jpg 17.jpg
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  6. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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  7. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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    Big Daddy...



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  8. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Yes, I believe it is.

    -Joe
  9. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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  10. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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  11. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    That is wonderful JJ! Don't get me wrong, I love Sanford, but to find a sub-100k miles K30 in decent shape is a feat in and of itself. I'm guessing it is a 1986? Kim's Western Hauler had a similar grille and looks to be the same vintage. Preserve Sanford and enjoy driving this one.

    It really seems to be a bit of luck finding one that runs well or at least like it should. When Kim had her WH and after I put the 454 in her Big 10, the challenge was to keep the carburetor properly fueled. If you put your foot in to it, the 454s launched hard enough to hang the float and the fuel bowl would run dry until you lost enough forward momentum that the fuel pump could overcome the G force from accelerating. The bowl would refill, the engine would accelerate again and the process would repeat. I went through several QJets that had been rebuilt and even tried an Edelbrock QJet build trying to overcome this issue. In the long run, I switched to a Holley 3310 dual feed 750 cfm vacuum secondary carb and fixed the problem for good. Finding someone who can correctly rebuild a Quadrajet that doesn't have issues with either driveability or economy was tough back in the day and is even more rare now in our EFI world.

    I'm sure you already know this being the K-truck lover you are, but 1986 was the last year for the carbureted big block Chevy in the C/K trucks. 1987 GM put throttle body injection on the big block for the first time, and of course, the redesign of the bodies came with the 1988 model year. Some time after we sold our first Cummins Dodge, we picked up a 1994 Chevy C30 for a while, to fill the gap. It ran well, but I was really hoping for better mileage numbers with EFI and the overdrive automatic transmission. 11-12 mpg was the norm and it pulled somewhat well for an emissions controlled gas motor, but it was nothing like Kim's Big 10 with the motor I built for her.

    -Joe
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  12. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Saw this F600 posted for sale on a tractor forum. I don't think I have seen a single/dual rear wheel combo like that before...at least not on a F600.[​IMG][​IMG]
  13. shakeybone

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    Nice truck but I get a kick seeing it hauling a 1200lb boat. Reminds me of when I would tow my pop-up camper with my Ford diesel.
  14. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Auxiliary axle. Aftermarket. Probably done when grain box added.
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  15. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    -Joe
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  16. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    There is a local old school 4 X 4 shop close by that has a sign in their shop that reads.............................................. "you want it done cheap, or do you want it done right?"
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  17. ca.gearhead

    ca.gearhead Adventurer

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    Saw a rather neat 57-60 F Series flatbed yesterday. Had a plow on the front and looked like a good strong work truck being used. Might have been a 4X4, was driving the other way and did not register until passing along side of it. Red and White original color combo.
    Also got to check out a blue F250 4X4 flatbed that I've seen parked on a property since moving up here. Nice who owns it, talked cars for a couple minutes then went about our days.
  18. William42

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