The Ninth Generation Ford F Series Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by a1fa, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. tlm

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  3. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Everybody talks about the 300 like it's the second coming, i dont get it. My 93 was a gutless wonder, i used it to move to CT and back in 03. Pulling a 6*12 U-Haul it wouldn't get out of it's own way.

    I'd much rather have a 302 that can get a B cam, and a decent set of heads for. I've built too many Mustangs that were solid performers
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  4. pacman1

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    I think the fascination with the 300 is its reputation for reliability and longevity. It may take forever to get you somewhere, but it'll keep on getting you there for a few hundred thousand miles. YMMV, of course. :)

    Personally, I'm with you. Gimme a V8.

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  5. SourKraut

    SourKraut Long timer

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    This is the only digital photo I have of my 1991 with the 302 V8. It was a good truck and made it over 200K miles with just a transfer case leak and some early FI electronics weirdness. These all rusted away long ago here in the northeast.

    [​IMG]
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  6. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    What would be a 94 F150 XL 4x4 - i6 300cu - 5speed be worth?
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  7. nadams

    nadams Been here awhile

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    KBB.com says $1400-1500
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  8. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Any decent drivable running pickup that's not beat to shit is worth $2500+
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  9. Hardware02

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    I used to work with a old guy who also owned a farm. He used to haul hay and farm equipment on a gooseneck trailer using his 300 I6 truck - it wouldn't get there quickly, but it always got there.
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  10. NDEBT

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    The 300 six was what it was. It was bad on fuel but who really gave a shit back then? I remember hauling hay with a flatbed truck with one and a granny 4 speed. We would put it in low,set the wheel and we all kicked bales with the truck just crawlin along. I would say good times but it was not:lol3. It was nice being able to change plugs with both feet on the ground.
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  11. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I am rather under impressed with them as well. UPS loved them, used them for years. They are found in airport tugs, wood chippers and generators. A 302 will run rings around a 300, then need a rebuild and run more rings around the 300. But the 300 will keep going while the 302 is being rebuilt. Out of all the industrial uses of the 300 I don't recall it being potent enough to ever make it up to the status of a boat motor.

    I think the most redeaming feature is the fact that when they are so wore out that the oil light is on at idle, they can still have years of service left in them.
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  12. NDEBT

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    Long bed I assume? Like CodyY said. Short bed a little more. If you found one and don't want it pm me I might be interested. I'm close to Arkansas.
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  13. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Been here awhile

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    I probably do too-I bought a white '96 F250, 7.3 powerstroke extended cab, longbed, dent and rust free for $2800. Thing looks showroom.
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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I lost just that truck in the divorce. :bluduh

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  15. pacman1

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    In Texas add 500 to a grand if it has good working A/C.
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  16. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Been here awhile

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    I didn't even know I was getting a deal-I just needed a pickup.
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  17. NDEBT

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    Being a knuckle dragging wrench monkey I've bought and sold many vehicles just fixing that very thing:deal.
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  18. NDEBT

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    Back in the day that combo would rival any diesel in its class.
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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    In everything but fuel mileage.

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  20. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I'm ok with ol' and gutless i6 300.. Shit, if I can get that much reliability into my Vanagon, I'd be on it like flies on poop.
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