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Old 10-09-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
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I almost forgot, I took a pic of the white one as I was driving by.


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Old 10-09-2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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Okay, back to some ranting about my van.

I paid $1350 for it. At that time it had 54,999 original miles. I bought brand new tires all around, cleaned both the interior and the exterior but haven't washed it as of yet, bought some hub caps. Bought, gapped and installed new Motocraft spark plugs yesterday and that's about it so far. Now at 55,307 on the odometer.

The old plugs were firing at .077 whereas what's supposed to be in there are .044. She really purrs now.

Less than 2k spent in total and I have an awesome and very sound second vehicle for work and play.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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Oh'Mike, this is the maroon F-250. It's been moved over to by my office. Happy hunting!







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I use a van---to many tools and small parts for a pick up truck---

Next one will be a Ford E250 or E 350 maxi----I like the Sprinter type vans--but the cost is not in the budget---
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I use a van---to many tools and small parts for a pick up truck---

Next one will be a Ford E250 or E 350 maxi----I like the Sprinter type vans--but the cost is not in the budget---
Man you got me to drooling, I had a F350 Dually Power stroke and that was one pullin son of a gun. I always used vans in my business also and love a van, I also had a E350 van but it was an older one and a hog on fuel. Mike what you need is a 4X4 E350 Dually Power stroke van, that would be the best of both worlds. I always needed a 4X4 as the places I went got really muddy and someone was always getting stuck and some of the delivery trucks couldn't get in by themselves.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #21
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Dang it, looking back on it I should've bought that truck. Only thing is I like and need an exended cab, for more tool storage.

I am not a fan of vans, have no idea why I have one.
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This is an all paved --flat as the prairie area--the highest hill in the area is a landfill and off road means a parking lot---

I could see a 4x4 in Tennessee --you have hills and swamps and all kinds of fun places to drive---

I had a 350 dually once---loved that truck---mileage wasn't to bad either--
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This is an all paved --flat as the prairie area--the highest hill in the area is a landfill and off road means a parking lot---

I could see a 4x4 in Tennessee --you have hills and swamps and all kinds of fun places to drive---

I had a 350 dually once---loved that truck---mileage wasn't to bad either--
Mike, we live in Lookout Valley surrounded by 5 different mountains, one of the mountains is named Etna Mountain, just down the road. Click on this link and check out of of the fellows doing some climbing. Turn your speakers on and listen to that pretty engine. That is a little steeper than it looks. That boys rig there probably cost around $45,000-$55,000.
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Lookout valley? I think I have driven through that area---That's just outside Chattanooga---

I spent a day looking at old civil war sites with a local guy 20 some years ago---Lots of history around those parts.
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Lookout valley? I think I have driven through that area---That's just outside Chattanooga---

I spent a day looking at old civil war sites with a local guy 20 some years ago---Lots of history around those parts.
Interstate 24 runs through the Valley which comes from Nashville and goes on to Knoxville or Atlanta VIA I-75. There is a lot of Civil War history here, just about everywhere you turn. We live about a mile off I-24, just off Browns Ferry Rd. Next time through drop me a note and we will have lunch or at least a cup of coffee.
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No trip planned but I sure will take you up on that---I wouldn't think of passing through without looking you up---

That's one nice place--I have always wanted to live in the hills---hard to get good work there I would think. But it's been a while since my last visit and the area may have grown---Mike---
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That cleaned up really well!

I would spend $25 on a ClayBar kit. First you wash the car with a mix of water and dish soap (dish soap dissolves and removes the wax on the car, the wax is most likely gone wherever you used goo-gone). Then use the clay bar on the car, it removes all the dirt and grime you can feel but not see. The kit usually comes with a can of wax which you finish off with. The difference is MIND BOGGLING. I've done it to my last 3 cars and it makes a huge difference not only in how the car looks, but also future protection of the paint.
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That cleaned up really well!

I would spend $25 on a ClayBar kit. First you wash the car with a mix of water and dish soap (dish soap dissolves and removes the wax on the car, the wax is most likely gone wherever you used goo-gone). Then use the clay bar on the car, it removes all the dirt and grime you can feel but not see. The kit usually comes with a can of wax which you finish off with. The difference is MIND BOGGLING. I've done it to my last 3 cars and it makes a huge difference not only in how the car looks, but also future protection of the paint.
Well for crying out loud, now I find out dishwashing liquid will take the wax off a car, what would you wash a car in? Is there a car wax that is really easy to use? Rubbing that film off is more than my arms can handle now days. Is the clay bar a type of wax?

Does anyone know how to keep cats off your car/truck? The dirty tracks they leave after the football game they have all over our car and truck is unreal.

Mike if you like fishing we would have to hit the river if you got back over this way.
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Well for crying out loud, now I find out dishwashing liquid will take the wax off a car, what would you wash a car in? Is there a car wax that is really easy to use? Rubbing that film off is more than my arms can handle now days. Is the clay bar a type of wax?

Does anyone know how to keep cats off your car/truck? The dirty tracks they leave after the football game they have all over our car and truck is unreal.

Mike if you like fishing we would have to hit the river if you got back over this way.
Waxing right takes muscle. But, just do a section at a time. Clay bars are made of clay. It is not wax. Some bars have clays/polymers. If you use one, do not rub overzealously. and, always spray area first with dilute soap water THEN gently rub with clay. Never reuse a bar that falls on the driveway!!!!!!!!!
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I'm not a big fisherman--but I do enjoy it. I did some fly fishing on the Rock Castle river some years back--That was a great scenic river and well stocked with trout.

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