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Discussion in '4x4 and Truck Tech' started by 1975 ford f250, Aug 19, 2013.
Budget friendly tires = used...watch CraigsList and see what comes across...
Well, I've tried every trick in the book to try to get this motor to budge, it's not going anywhere, I was thinking about swapping in a 390 with a 4 speed anyway, opinions?
I don't know much about the 390 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_FE_engine#390
Guessing a NP-435 4-speed with the granny gear?
I just talked to a guy who may want to trade my truck for a 1976 international scout II, it runs, but the body is in pretty rough shape, do you guys think i should do the trade, or not?
from an offroading standpoint, I'd take the Scout anyday...no clue on comparitive value tho.
The thing that concerns me is the body's a rusted more than my truck
Welcome to the hobby that never ends!! Go for the scout. Running is cheaper than not. Probably a 345 v8 with a 44 front and rear. Can't go wrong there. Saw all the fenders, patch the floors. Crawling going to tear it up anyway.
Keep center of gravity lower with less lift and more tire clearance with cut fenders. Cheaper too.
Forgot about the D44 axles that many Scouts came with...might even have posi's front and rear too
Yeah, here' sa link to it, if you guys could tell me if its a good deal or not, the guy may have messed up when entering the price, but he wants to do a straight up trade:
I'd be all over that Scout versus the F250...far more fun on the trails, easier to maneuver, and definitely more unique
Oddly, the multicolor panels just add to it...
Cool,thanks for the input, I'll go ahead and start negotiating the guy is still worried about my engine
Deffinatly the scout. I agree with Woody.
Do you break that thing loose yet?
Well, the negotiations didn't go well, the guy wants way too much for the scout. So, instead I'm going to take it into class, so I can tear the motor apart, and see what all it needs to get it running.
the joys of the budget build...
Marvel Mystery Oil is your friend
Yeah, tried that three times, luckily, since its a high school class, labor is free, mostly cuz I'm doing it myself
I'd have kept the F250 over the scout. A 460 is a stupid cheap motor. I bet you could find a running one for a couple hundred bucks..
keep your eyes open on Craigslist for some tires. Or buy retreads.
Yeah, I'm going to tear the motor apart, see if its worth rebuilding, if not I'm going to start looking for another one.