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kid vishus
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posted 01-20-2005 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, my '93 Lightning turned over 200k miles tonight on the way home from work. Maybe tomorrow if we get some free time we may strap it to the dyno and see how much power a stock 200k mile Gen1 Lightning makes.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-21-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way cool!

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BlueMule
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posted 01-21-2005 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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70 Mach1 351C/FMX
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97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 02-06-2005 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool..

Our old Fords arn't even broken in till 100 thousand miles or so..

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MLariviere
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posted 02-06-2005 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My truck will turn 100k this week. It still runs as good as the day I bought it. I do have a few things to fix,though. Mostly rust prevention issues.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-08-2005 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I commute in a '94 4-cyl/5-spd Ranger every day. It has 232K miles & counting on it as of today!

The only work it's had (other than tuneup stuff), includes the preventative replacement (not due to failure, just mileage) of the timing belt (twice), water pump, thermostat, and clutch PP & disc.

Shucks, except for a replaced donut gasket, it even has the original OEM muffler and piping still on it!

How many S-10s can claim that?!?!?!?!

Ryan

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needforinfodotcom
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posted 05-06-2005 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for needforinfodotcom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
200,000 miles is awesome. Did you have a lot of mechanical problems?

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kid vishus
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posted 05-06-2005 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by needforinfodotcom:
200,000 miles is awesome. Did you have a lot of mechanical problems?



In the grand scheme of things, no. I replaced the alternator last summer, replaced the water pump the summer before that, 4 yrs ago I hit a huge pothole that broke all kinds of stuff in the rear-end, I had to replace one brake line that rusted thru, and when I bought the truck one of the fuel pumps didn't work. Right now, it appears as if the heater core is leaking. Considering it has 200k miles, the last 60k+ I put on it (and those weren't easy miles), the truck has been really reliable. The transmission has never been out, the motor is still bone stock, and the truck still has the factory exhuast hanging under it. And it has gone 15.30's in the qrtr (not bad for a bone stock, high mileage Gen1.)

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Thud
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posted 05-06-2005 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
Yep, my '93 Lightning turned over 200k miles tonight on the way home from work. Maybe tomorrow if we get some free time we may strap it to the dyno and see how much power a stock 200k mile Gen1 Lightning makes.

I definitely wanna know what you get! (I'm right at 150,000 miles)

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 05-09-2005 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '78 F-150 has over 300,000 miles. It had 87,000 when I bought it back in 1987. The 400 in it was sick and I bulit a 429 for it. MY 429 now has over 200,000 miles on it.

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Thud
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posted 06-21-2005 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Kid, did you ever get the Lightning dyno-ed?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-21-2005 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:
My '78 F-150 has over 300,000 miles. It had 87,000 when I bought it back in 1987. The 400 in it was sick and I bulit a 429 for it. MY 429 now has over 200,000 miles on it.

Tracy


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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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