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lyle29464
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Posts: 998
From: Mt. Pleasant S.C.
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 09-22-2005 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well maybe not yet.
bought my f-150 new in 98.
In march of 2002 I had to spend $3.52 for a new plastic ring on my shift lever.

Today I changed the plugs and fuel filter.

Thats it! may need a battery soon.

love my truck

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69 vert warm 429 3:55 9" pl 40's flowmasters 4 disks 15" cragars

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 09-23-2005 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In comparison, Mike's brother-in-law has a '03 or something Chevy and the rear bumper has totally rusted out already.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'05 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratech V6

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 09-26-2005 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Around here people trade in their cars when the tires don't pass for inspection. Some of my relatives can't even change a flat.

My truck will be a test in rust abatement. I am going on 11 years on the battery! Still has the original shocks and complete exhaust for 105k! I did have the oil pan changed though,it rusted out.

The payments are cheap now. Just a few small parts here and there.

I've looked at the GM trucks,ridden/driven them and the feel too car-ish. I would consider a Dodge if the weren't complete POS's and gas pigs. Foreign trucks are just for pretend. Honda Ridgeline? YARIGHT!!! When was the last time you saw a wrecker boom on the back of one of them!

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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD
Registered: Jun 99

posted 09-27-2005 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was considering a Dakota for a while. Then I kept reading ads that spelled out all the parts they had replaced I think there were more new parts than originals. I'm hunting for an F150 now, just their ads scared me off! Dodges might be nice trucks, but their repair records are suspect at best.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 11-02-2005 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My friend at work has a half ton extended cab 4x4 with a 360 that gets 10.5-11 mpg.

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-02-2005 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Find me a 65 Ranchero with a 200 six and a 3 speed like my Dad had.

Ran great, was easy to work on, and didn't have sensor one for any darned thing! You knew what every part under the hood was for.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-03-2005 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amen, brother!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'05 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratech V6

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Catmando
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From: Vermilion, OH USA
Registered: Jun 2004

posted 11-03-2005 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Catmando   Click Here to Email Catmando     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, simplicity. Since I live where there is no emissions check, Ive thought about replacing my 5.4 with a 351 / aod when the original expires. (hopefully after about 200K! The new Superduty chassis' rock, just hate all this daggum computer crud!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-03-2005 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As soon as you do it, they'll pass the laws. Ask me how I know.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'05 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratech V6

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hwyman3
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Posts: 1646
From: Southern Maryland, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 11-03-2005 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is why I'm going to run my 91 until it just falls apart on the side of the road. Heck, it's not even broke in yet as the odometer is just now getting ready to turn 70,000 miles!

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Greg W.
M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
1991 F-150 XLT 4x2 5.0 Ole Faithful
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/hwyman3.html

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-03-2005 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That 302 will outlive the rest of the truck.

My Dad bought a new 77 E150 van with a 351W and a 3 speed manual trans.

It was finally retired about 3 years ago or so. It had 297K on it. The motor was never out of the van. Never had the pan off it.

2 valve jobs, a timing chain, and about 3 clutches, as I recall and the 3 speed finally wore out a few years back. That was all that it needed for all that time.

302s are usually that good or better.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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hwyman3
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From: Southern Maryland, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 11-03-2005 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My local Ford dealer keeps wanting me to trade the F-150 in on a new truck. I told him you just want that 302 out of it. He admits the truck is worth more in parts than as a whole. Heck, I could sell the engine for a nice price, and it's got a good E4OD tranny in it too!

And it gets 19mpg! Can't beat that on an F-150!
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Greg W.
M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
1991 F-150 XLT 4x2 5.0 Ole Faithful
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/hwyman3.html

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