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specta

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Posted: 01/13/22 10:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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My truck kicked my butt yesterday.
New water pump, upper and lower radiator hoses, new thermostat, heater hose, all new hose clamps and two new fan belts.
While putting the water pump on one of gaskets slipped out and I didn't notice it until it was all put back together and filled up with some fresh antifreeze.
Then I noticed a small drip. Everything had to come back off to get the gasket back in there.
Two cans of degreaser and a pressure washer and it barely put a dent in the grease. Its thick and 45 years old.
Its going to take a high pressure steam cleaner so that's not going to happen for a long time.
Just too many other things need fixing.

I hurt this morning. I'm getting too old for this kind of work.

I ordered two new belts for it and they were the wrong belts.
I had two matched sets of Motorcraft belts that I had for my '72 F-250 and to my surprise they fit this truck.
The alternator and power steering take the same belt.


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I was offered $6000 for my truck yesterday.

Sorry, but its not for sale. [emoticon]


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Would be nice to get the rest of the engine clean and pimped out!


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Would be nice to get the rest of the engine clean and pimped out!


I will eventually, what I did yesterday looks out of place. LOL

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Yup, everything takes time, order of importance...those valve covers though!

Congrats on progress already made!

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MFL wrote:

Yup, everything takes time, order of importance...those valve covers though!

Congrats on progress already made!

Jerry


I get beat up about those all the time. LOL

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specta wrote:

MFL wrote:

Yup, everything takes time, order of importance...those valve covers though!

Congrats on progress already made!

Jerry


I get beat up about those all the time. LOL



I am exhausted ( and broke ) just following this rebuild !

Cannot wait for it's completion....[emoticon]


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I am exhausted ( and broke ) just following this rebuild !

Cannot wait for it's completion....[emoticon]


Me too. [emoticon]

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Wow, this is really cool specta! I love the older Ford trucks, they were beautiful!!! I lack the knowledge, patience or finances to take on a project like this, but you appear to be doing an amazing job. I like that you are just "rehabbing", not restoring it. That truck looks great with some dings and dents!

Do you mind telling how much you paid for it and how much you have invested thus far? I'm just curious, because I have no clue how much something like that costs.

Again, beautiful truck, beautiful locations to go driving!


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spoon059 wrote:

Wow, this is really cool specta! I love the older Ford trucks, they were beautiful!!! I lack the knowledge, patience or finances to take on a project like this, but you appear to be doing an amazing job. I like that you are just "rehabbing", not restoring it. That truck looks great with some dings and dents!

Do you mind telling how much you paid for it and how much you have invested thus far? I'm just curious, because I have no clue how much something like that costs.

Again, beautiful truck, beautiful locations to go driving!


Thank you, I think its an awesome old truck.

I stole it from a friend for $800. [emoticon] I tried to give him more because I knew it was worth more but he refused to take a penny more. It had been sitting on his property for about 18 years. He's a very good friend and has been for years.

I have a HUGE pile of receipts but I haven't added them up. I would guess truck and parts maybe $4000????? That might be a little high though. Thank heaven the labor is free. [emoticon]

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Wow, that truck is incredible for a $5000ish total investment! I have some very basic mechanic abilities, but you've attacked some issues that I don't have confidence in my abilties to handle. I imagine it would be double the cost or more if you paid labor.

Absolutely beautiful truck though!!!

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