1980 F-250 4x4 w/ Low Miles - Is it worth it? - Page 4 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Ford
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2012, 10:08 PM   #76 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Member # 158768
Location: on the internet stalkin' and shit.
Posts: 3,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by roarksupply.com View Post
Damn near ready to strap that Jerry can under the hood and just drive it home, its only about 12 miles....and about 20 stoplights!
i'm not saying it's safe, or the right thing to do....but thats how my old bronco was the whole time i owned it. had a bad gas tank with a few holes and a lot of sediment. took it out to fix it and realized the tank was way too shot to mess with. was too cheap to pick up a new tank and sold it before it really mattered. wheeled it like this too because i am a meat popsicle


fatdan460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #77 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Member # 127650
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by roarksupply.com View Post
Damn near ready to strap that Jerry can under the hood and just drive it home, its only about 12 miles....and about 20 stoplights!
A 2 1/2 gallon can strapped in nicely under the hood of my 83 F250 with the 300 six. I jb welded a hose barb into the bottom of the tank rather than just running a hose down the spout. I would totally recommend doing that to get it back to your shop.

The 2.5 gallons would last for an afternoon of serious woods beating and stump jumping, so it should be plenty to get you 12 miles home.
RanchTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #78 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Well that settles that. She's comin home soon
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #79 (permalink)
Granite Guru
 
EricsGreen98Tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Member # 187456
Location: Elkins WV
Posts: 950
Man we drove my uncles truck 4+ miles to the gas station on EITHER! I was sitting under the hood spraying it into the carb while my cousin was driving. About half way through a good squirt the ol truck came to life and about threw me off the front I was about 7/8th TANKED and just grabbed what I could to keep from getting thrown off the grill(we were driving in reverse )....I grabbed the shroud....17 stitches is what it took to fix my hand. I still got the scars.

What REALLY made it bad was after that happened we looked/broke into the tool box and found a 2gallon can of weed-eater gas(mixed for a 2cycl)...we dumped that shit in and drove to the gas station.....we had a 50' smoke screen comming out the back of that POS!

We eventually got my Danger Ranger out and broke the frame on the POS Chebby K10. So all in all it was a good night. Except for the ER visit and the stitches
__________________
Looking for a hydraulic FORD 4 speed bellhousing and the clutch fork. PM me with any leads please.
EricsGreen98Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #80 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Member # 217722
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricsGreen98Tj View Post
Man we drove my uncles truck 4+ miles to the gas station on EITHER! I was sitting under the hood spraying it into the carb while my cousin was driving. About half way through a good squirt the ol truck came to life and about threw me off the front I was about 7/8th TANKED and just grabbed what I could to keep from getting thrown off the grill(we were driving in reverse )....I grabbed the shroud....17 stitches is what it took to fix my hand. I still got the scars.

What REALLY made it bad was after that happened we looked/broke into the tool box and found a 2gallon can of weed-eater gas(mixed for a 2cycl)...we dumped that shit in and drove to the gas station.....we had a 50' smoke screen comming out the back of that POS!

We eventually got my Danger Ranger out and broke the frame on the POS Chebby K10. So all in all it was a good night. Except for the ER visit and the stitches




literally lmao'd on that one
prosport33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #81 (permalink)
Granite Guru
 
EricsGreen98Tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Member # 187456
Location: Elkins WV
Posts: 950
Quote:
Originally Posted by prosport33 View Post



literally lmao'd on that one
You should have been there to see everything that happened that night!
__________________
Looking for a hydraulic FORD 4 speed bellhousing and the clutch fork. PM me with any leads please.
EricsGreen98Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #82 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
I have done some hood surfing myself but I was holding down an air intake on a turbocharger after a street race gone bad with a crash, police, and of course....booze was involved.
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #83 (permalink)
Registered User
 
just4cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Member # 98655
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
Posts: 2,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stic-o View Post
Hell My dad has a '80 F-250 4x4 with a C6 and blown 351M like this he's been trying to get rid of forever.

I think his plan is to take it apart and sell it for scrap metal.
You should go take a picture and post an add here. He may get more for it from someone needing parts than scrap price.

Fuel systems and brakes on vehicles that have sat awhile are troublesome. Usually it is better to do a thorough cleanup and rebuild or replace parts. Fuel pump diaphrams, carb accelerator pumps and brake wheel cylinder seals seem to be the worse. I don't know how many times you have spun it over but if it has been setting very long I like to squirt some MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) in the cylinders and let it soak a day or so.

Last edited by just4cuz; 05-02-2012 at 02:45 PM.
just4cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 03:23 PM   #84 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Ya sitting is probly the worst thing for a vehicle. Ive run it off the jerry can about five or six ti,es sinse I started this thread and the oil is clean and the power steering is smooth but I am skeptical about the diff fluid so I will let ot chug around the parking lot for a to get the juices flowing. I dont want to grenade the diff or trans
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #85 (permalink)
Registered User
 
just4cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Member # 98655
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
Posts: 2,029
Slow and easy the first few miles for sure. It is going to take a bit for the gear oil to find its way out to the wheel bearings. The trans will be fine after the first 100 or 200 feet. Maybe jack up the rear axle and run it in high gear for 5-10 minutes.
just4cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #86 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Quote:
Originally Posted by just4cuz View Post
Slow and easy the first few miles for sure. It is going to take a bit for the gear oil to find its way out to the wheel bearings. The trans will be fine after the first 100 or 200 feet. Maybe jack up the rear axle and run it in high gear for 5-10 minutes.
Great idea. THe jack was on my list to bring next time!
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #87 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Member # 217722
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by just4cuz View Post
Slow and easy the first few miles for sure. It is going to take a bit for the gear oil to find its way out to the wheel bearings. The trans will be fine after the first 100 or 200 feet. Maybe jack up the rear axle and run it in high gear for 5-10 minutes.
this is what i think of everytime i hear someone talk about that.

Ferris Buellers Day Off, car crash scene - YouTube

prosport33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #88 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member # 26910
Location: Tujunga,CA
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by just4cuz View Post
You should go take a picture and post an add here. He may get more for it from someone needing parts than scrap price.

Fuel systems and brakes on vehicles that have sat awhile are troublesome. Usually it is better to do a thorough cleanup and rebuild or replace parts. Fuel pump diaphrams, carb accelerator pumps and brake wheel cylinder seals seem to be the worse. I don't know how many times you have spun it over but if it has been setting very long I like to squirt some MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) in the cylinders and let it soak a day or so.
Motor is toast...There's a hole in the top of the piston
__________________
'99 Explorer - Full Width 44/8.8 on 37's
'01 F250 Crew Cab 4WD -Tow Rig
Stic-o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #89 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Getting the Title swapped over on Friday so I will get have it insured and at the house soon.
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #90 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Title in hand, temp registration in hand. Gas tank???......Need another Hand
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #91 (permalink)
Registered User
 
just4cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Member # 98655
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
Posts: 2,029
A hand doing what? Removing the tank? Figuring out why it does not pick up fuel? Checking to see if they are rusty and gummy inside?
just4cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #92 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Hahaha, All of the Above! I am going to pick it up soon. Its been sitting so you can tell it will need a lot of elbow grease getting everything working again.

Met the seller at AAA to swap out the title and he tried to stiff me for the $140 in backed up registration fees. We arm wrestled a bit and worked it out.
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 04:41 PM   #93 (permalink)
Registered User
 
just4cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Member # 98655
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
Posts: 2,029
It has been reported that they have rubber lines for pickups that deteriorate over time and only allow you to utilize about half the tank. I would definately drop the tanks and clean them out and install new pickup tubes if needed.

AAA is pretty good about vehicle registration. You could have taken one of the pictures of it in the back yard and non-oped part of the back fees.

140 isn't too bad though considering how high our registration costs are here.

My recently retired co-worker just moved to Arizona. When he registered his Tahoe there the person said OK How many years do you want to register for 1,2 or 5? How much is 5? $162.00. I'll take it!
just4cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #94 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Yeah $140 was for a year and a half of reg w/ penalties and re-issueing the title. I still have to smog it too.

But I will do teh gas tank thing and replace the rubber lines. I gotta hose guy.

What degree should I clean up on the underside? it has minor to heavy surface rust on the frame rails & body. Can you sand blast or bead blast the undersides of these things while they are still rollers? I don't want to pull the axles.
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #95 (permalink)
Rock God
 
ISDTBower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Member # 94026
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 1,287
I know a guy with flap disks..............
ISDTBower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #96 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Member # 210335
Posts: 198
Great looking truck, looks like a sweet deal.

>I think the guages need exercising cause the gas went from a half tank to nothing once the pump started working a

Considering the stereo and such, the IVR behind the speedo that regulates dash panel voltage might be bad. But, if it is like most 80s Fords, it is the sender in the tank.
4x4prepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #97 (permalink)
Granite Guru
 
EricsGreen98Tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Member # 187456
Location: Elkins WV
Posts: 950
Quote:
Originally Posted by roarksupply.com View Post
Yeah $140 was for a year and a half of reg w/ penalties and re-issueing the title. I still have to smog it too.

But I will do teh gas tank thing and replace the rubber lines. I gotta hose guy.

What degree should I clean up on the underside? it has minor to heavy surface rust on the frame rails & body. Can you sand blast or bead blast the undersides of these things while they are still rollers? I don't want to pull the axles.
Man barrow/rent a pressure washer and crawl under there and hose the shit out of it. Then sand/flap wheel the rust down, clean it with MEK, and paint on Chassis Saver with a brush.

My Jeep tub before:



After:



And to this day it is still that shinny under there.
__________________
Looking for a hydraulic FORD 4 speed bellhousing and the clutch fork. PM me with any leads please.
EricsGreen98Tj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #98 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Holy Schniiikeeeezzz. Lol Bower....yes,I am the guy with the flap discs that will be trading them (as many as it takes) with my powdercoater guy who's got a freakin blaster I don't have the room to do that scale of resto!! But that jeep tub looks great and I have the bedliner and chassis saver ready to go!

I see this project spiralling into something full blown but I have to keep it low budget so we'll see how things progress and what I can get traded and I have no problem pimping my customers stickers and phone numbers all over this rig!

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricsGreen98Tj View Post
Man barrow/rent a pressure washer and crawl under there and hose the shit out of it. Then sand/flap wheel the rust down, clean it with MEK, and paint on Chassis Saver with a brush.

My Jeep tub before:



After:



And to this day it is still that shinny under there.
__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #99 (permalink)
Rock God
 
KyleQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Member # 83837
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,774
Good find - easily worth 2K here in the rust belt.
__________________
74' Bronco - Mustang Injected 5.8 - 105:1- Locked D60, Powr-Lok 70U - NP435 -Atlas2 3.8 - PSC Full Hydro - 5.5" lift - Cage Arms - 43" TSL SX on H1 Beadlocks
Bronco Build Thread
KyleQ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #100 (permalink)
P4x4 Vendors
 
roarksupply.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 176241
Location: Orange CA
Posts: 1,672
Tires

Picked these up today. One tire needs replacement so I'll dig around for a used one.

__________________
Roark Supply, Inc.
http://www.roarksupply.com
Phone: 1-888-301-3007
roarksupply.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.