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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/28/15 3:15 p.m.

Today this lil cutie followed me home.

Hard to beat for this price

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Rust free, hood was bent so I removed it until I get a replacement

Needs a hood cable and shifter cable, otherwise runs great, 7.3 liters of Ford goodness, and just 312K on it

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Interior is in good shape

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So far I have given the interior a cleaning and driven it about 8 miles.

cdowd
cdowd HalfDork
8/28/15 3:26 p.m.

I don't think those were that rust free in Michigan when they were a year old. That looks like a fine truck.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/28/15 3:40 p.m.

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/29/15 10:19 p.m.

Went to pull a part today, got a red hood for $75, it seems odd not looking for a price bargain when shopping for parts.

Installed a fresh hood release cable, the hood and adjusted the shift cable.

Looks a little better, runs just great.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
8/30/15 1:00 a.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

Steve, you realize when most people want a small Ford pickup they shop for a Ranger, right? You sure you're not originally from Texas???

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
8/30/15 11:26 a.m.

No he's from Australia where everything is bigger than what's big in Texas

grafmiata
grafmiata SuperDork
8/30/15 12:16 p.m.

F-350's make a really nice pit cart.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
8/30/15 12:51 p.m.

F350 quad cab long bed. How Steve defines subcompact.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/30/15 4:44 p.m.

We adjusted the shift linkages and got them sorted and crisp, did an oil change, fuel filter swap (that was bad, full of rust and in two pieces), added my signature grill, degreased the engine bay and rear end, added a replacement wiper arm and blades, removed the air box and fabbed up a CAI.

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/30/15 4:46 p.m.

Yeah, sorry couldn't find Texas on the map, seems to be smaller than any states in Oz,

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edwardh80
edwardh80 Reader
8/30/15 8:08 p.m.

What's the latest with Sampson? Is this one an interim truck until the Cummins is in and all sorted?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
8/31/15 3:18 a.m.

In reply to edwardh80:

That about nails it.

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel HalfDork
8/31/15 8:03 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: In reply to edwardh80: That about nails it.

I thought Samson was the one being redone? ...

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/2/15 9:47 p.m.

Sampson is in no danger of being forgotten.

The F350 has been running around hauling building debris and equipment, today it ran to Tennessee and back, managed to blow out a front tire tread in the process but otherwise, no issues at all.

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AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
9/3/15 12:15 p.m.

That blown out tire appears to have no debt.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UltraDork
9/3/15 12:54 p.m.

When you get Samson on the road and decide to dispose of the red truck, don't lose my number.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
9/3/15 12:57 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: No he's from Australia where everything is bigger than what's big in Texas

Where they have road trains:

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/8/15 4:03 p.m.

We have so far done a 3" body lift, mostly to gain some room to improve the exhaust flow after the turbo. Fabbed up our own CAI out of parts off our shelf. Ordered a used Bully Dog 6 position chip, a replacement coolant overflow tank, replaced a couple of fuses and a relay, repaired a couple of oil leaks due to PO negligence, done a transmission fluid and filter change.

I smelled some burnt wiring a couple of days ago, today it died and wouldn't restart, we did the OEM crank position sensor but this didn't fix it, further delving and online searched revealed the IDM had melted so comprehensively that it left a melted blob on the inner fender. I ordered a SWAMP replacement which is supposed to free an additional 30 hp.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/20/15 7:49 p.m.

Too date we have also added, 3" a set of 17 " Eagle wheels and used 35" tires, 3" downpipe, gauges and gauge pod, new coolant overflow tank, new batteries, upgraded SWAMP IDM, Bully Dog 6 position programmer, Bully Dog shift kit and a good fluid change.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/20/15 7:51 p.m.

More things are planned

DatsunS130
DatsunS130 New Reader
9/20/15 10:57 p.m.

Any pictures of said lift and wheels?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/25/15 8:43 p.m.

Bully Dog programmer was broken on arrival, sent it back for refund and went with an Edge programmer, with the display screen and sensors.

I will get some pics this weekend

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/25/15 8:50 p.m.

I also sourced a 96 F250 5.8 auto with...... are you feeling the suspense.... imagine some dramatic music in the background.....

4x4, yeah baby, this one is going 4x4...

Bwahahahahaha, evil doings are afoot

OK, maybe a bottle of red, 3 scotches and apple pie is enough, or a good start

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
9/27/15 10:32 a.m.

Pixors of 3 inch body lift and wheel/tires as requested

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patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
9/27/15 11:25 a.m.

lift your bumpers up it looks like a hillbilly rig now.

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