Show us your truuuck thread

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  1. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx 502 mag
    2005 Baja 242 islander 496
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    496 mag B1
    Had a few myself, 6 or 8 cylinder all gas guzzlers
     
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  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Mine burn less than the boat - so guess I am happy. I don't remember what the MPG was in the Grand Cherokee's. The older wrangler in the picture is a 2012 6 cylinder, the 2021 has a 4 cylinder with turbo. Significant difference in mileage with the 2021. Neither of these get driven very many miles, so MPG does not have that much impact.
     
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  3. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx 502 mag
    2005 Baja 242 islander 496
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    496 mag B1
    Hear you with the "impact" thing. Had a 6 cyl. grand cherokee that was getting 10 mpg, thought something was wrong. Got a newer GC with a 8 cyl, same milage. Lead foot was the problem.
     
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  4. WaveDancer01

    WaveDancer01 Member

    69
    Sep 7, 2020
    210 SPX 2021
    4.5L 250hp w/alpha drive
    My son said I couldn't get the truck in the garage. I had an inch in the front and the back. truck.jpg
     
  5. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Your parking brake is your friend.
     
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  6. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    Don't forget your hitch in one day.
     
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  7. Scott215

    Scott215 Active Member

    233
    Jun 4, 2022
    2006 215 weekender 5.0 mpi
    5.0 mpi alpha 1 gen 2
    Just what I heard on the forums. No personal experience with them
     
  8. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    96 years, at least in a production sense. "In 1926, E. T. Jones, head of the powerplant section at McCook Field, and Sam Heron came to lead Wright’s engineering team in the development of the R-1750. This 9-cylinder engine with a 6.000" bore and 6.875" stroke incorporated Heron’s new type M cylinder with enclosed grease-lubricated valve gear and sodium- cooled exhaust valves." http://www.enginehistory.org/Piston/Wright/WrightR-1820.pdf
    My 2018 Mustang is supposed to get its valves media-blast cleaned every so often (based on borescope observations down the intake!). I try to postpone the inevitable by installing a "catch-can" in the PCV system. We'll see...
     
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  9. Timeflys

    Timeflys Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    606
    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
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    Not mine but….how do you get into this thing?
     
  10. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Alamitos to Avalon SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge, 9’ Achilles dinghy w/15hp Suzuki EFI
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    I bought this 2016 F-250 6.7 Lariat new at the end of the year when Ford was transitioning to the aluminum body in 2017. I picked it up in Texas and saved 15k over the same truck here in California. I put a 40 gallon bed tank in it for long trips into Baja and swapped out the original 20" wheels for 18" wheels and mud terrain tires. In this picture I hauled this Subaru to Idaho to harvest the engine and computer for one of my VW projects. It has been a great truck.
    On the lot in Texas:
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    And somewhere in Utah:

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  11. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    To avoid derailing this thread, I'd love to hear about that project in a PM, unless others also want to know.
     
  12. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    2003 Fisher 17 aluminum
    90hp Honda 4 stroke
    I would love to hear about it.
    My first car was a 64 bug that I baja'd.
     
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  13. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Western NY (Lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Generator, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA M-3
    Now that is a tight fit! Having a garage deep enough to fit our F-350 CC 8' bed was a must have when we were town house shopping. Not easy to find but we found one with room to spare.
     
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  14. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Alamitos to Avalon SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge, 9’ Achilles dinghy w/15hp Suzuki EFI
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    A Bus is a commercial vehicle in CA so maybe it belongs here. This is the Cliff notes version. I had a 1959 23 window deluxe bus in the late 80s that I had to sell and always wanted another one. We have built up several VWs over the years (Bugs, Bajas, a Ghia and a couple of Things) but the prices of buses have gone through the roof. I decided to try the difficult route and keep costs down. About 6 years ago I found the rear 2/3rd of a 1959 panel bus in Yuma AZ. A few months later I picked up the front 1/3rd, a 1962 hack. Our twin boys went off to college later that year and the wife asked me to slow down on VW purchases as the college bills started to rack up. Fast forward to 2020 and they were ready to graduate and she let me continue with the project. After a lot of new sheet metal humpty dumpty was back together again in 2021 and she went from a panel bus to a 11 window. Now we are working on the drivetrain in 2022. I have a pro street 68 Bug transaxle with a Kennedy adaptor to the 2.5 Subaru to increase the HP from 40 in a typical bus to 200. The stock front suspension was replaced with an air ride beam and the drums replaced with drilled and slotted rotors and Wilwood brakes. The stock Subaru computer and harness were modified and trimmed down to the basics to run in the bus. I’m hoping it is running and driving by next summer and then it will be on to the body work. Here are a few thumbnail pictures of the journey.

    bus84.JPG Bus58.jpg Bus61.jpg bus80.jpg bus83.jpg Bus99.jpg BusSubaru.jpg bus134.jpg

    Here is what it looks like now and what I am shooting for:
    bus131.jpg
    bus98.jpg
     
  15. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Damn! On a 7.3 no less. I thought those were bullet proof. I could understand the 6.0 that replaced the Navistar but not the 7.3.

    There are good videos on the differences from the 7.3 and the 6.0 and 6.x’s on the tube.

    Just looking at the size and number of head bolts on the 7.3 sold me.

    Post pics if you get any.
     
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  16. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    I saw something similar in a bubble-front that used a Toyota 20R inline 4. Pretty slick. I like the hairdryers in a Type 1, but not in the Type 2's unless you don't mind a "bit" of extra routine maintenance and the anemic acceleration.
     
  17. Eluther3

    Eluther3 Active Member

    212
    Mar 17, 2019
    1992 Searay 400 EC
    Mercruiser
    Here's mine. I had a 97 Ford Expedition that was a great truck, but knew it was time for a change when the engine cut out while I was making a left turn on the inside lane of a double left turn while towing a 26 foot boat. Almost peed my pants and still not sure how I didn't wipe out the car in the outside lane. Traded up to a Dodge Laramie Longhorn fully loaded with leather, hemi, sunroof and towing package.

    Sold the boat two months later, but still have the truck.

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  18. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser

    Did you lower the front?
     
  19. Firemedic181

    Firemedic181 Active Member

    111
    Aug 5, 2021
    MacRay Harbor
    2000 410 DA
    7.4 twins
    A32DF464-C04D-496E-93C6-919B93A356C1.jpeg 4023D73F-9878-4DCE-96BB-19FECCBDC045.jpeg 6173FDBE-6223-4DD7-A332-6E1B7535ADD3.jpeg CB4C99A1-77D4-44C2-B3DA-A171B6F7419E.jpeg Love my 2012 F-250 super duty, it is my work truck but she also gets taken care of.
     
  20. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    The problem was a bad bunch of valves from the supplier that went into about 60-100 broncos that ended April 2021 when they found the problem. Mine has the 2.7 twin turbo 6cyl which has its own gremlins I’m sure. Fun truck everyone in Fla drives a Jeep I wanted something else. I drive a 2019 GC in Ny it’s a lease and we’re buying it this month 22k miles on it and I love it 6 cyl pentastar 21mpg or so everything heats up inside and out for NY winters.
     
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