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Old 05-20-2013, 07:43 PM   #31
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If I didn't already have my Buick, I would be all over the black truck as well. But, since I already have the Buick, the black truck is out of my interest. I'm looking for something a little more stock.

I won't be able to go see the pink truck for the next 4 days due to my work schedule.
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If I didn't already have my Buick, I would be all over the black truck as well. But, since I already have the Buick, the black truck is out of my interest. I'm looking for something a little more stock.

I won't be able to go see the pink truck for the next 4 days due to my work schedule.
the pink truck, do you know where it is in Houston? if it's close perhaps I can go and take a bunch of pictures of the truck all over and test drive it for you. I don't mind if it's close and I get off early enough. I can take some video too and post it all here.
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the pink truck, do you know where it is in Houston? if it's close perhaps I can go and take a bunch of pictures of the truck all over and test drive it for you. I don't mind if it's close and I get off early enough. I can take some video too and post it all here.
No, not yet. I'm still waiting for the seller to respond and call back.


I can put you in contact with the black truck if you want it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #34
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I understand not wanting a project. For example purposes, My sister had a 72 nova she loved and drove to work daily.
It needed the 350 motor rebuilt, her boyfriend new just enough about mechanics to be dangerous and rebuilt the motor.
He put such a high lift cam in it, it was tearing apart the stock valve trane. Either bending push rods, put a hole through the rocker, eventually it pulled a rocker stud out of the head and the heads needed to be removed for machine work. This truly was the end of my sisters love for her 72 nova, she needed a dependable car.

Makes me wonder since we / you strongly believe a cam was installed, is a noise in the valve cover. Could be a big cam with stock valves. Could be a simple fix, I did it on my sisters car in about 1/2 hour at the grocery store parking lot. Next week was another one bad.
I have seen the same mistake done over and over, you do not know who built the motor and what they did or did not do.

I still like the looks of that truck, I like the motor, I like the price.
I would try adding brake fluid if it is low, that may be enough to give it a test drive at highway speeds without spending any money on it, couple bucks for the fluid.
You could always spend a Saturday replacing the cam with something more suitable for daily driving.
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Makes me wonder since we / you strongly believe a cam was installed, is a noise in the valve cover. Could be a big cam with stock valves.
You do have a good point. I just assumed from the power that the truck had, that the whole thing was built, and didn't even think that it could be the stock valves.

Crazy about the Nova. Some people think all it needs is a big cam, but there's more to it than just rebuilding it with a larger cam.

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you do not know who built the motor and what they did or did not do.
Exactly. I like the truck quite a bit. You don't see many solid black F100's. But, there's too many questions about it than cannot be answered unless I were to talk to the person that built it.

It wouldn't be just replacing the cam. The whole front end was pretty shot. It was hard to keep it in a straight line. It wanted to wander all over the road, and you couldn't even feel if you were making a difference when trying to correct it.
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No, not yet. I'm still waiting for the seller to respond and call back.


I can put you in contact with the black truck if you want it.
I would but I'll be looking for a 2000 model 7.3 Powerstroke. Mine being a 2001 has the powdered metal rods which can handle up to 450 hp. The 2000 model 7.3 has forged rods, can go up to 550 hp. That'll be my project build come time, but thanks.
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my mechanic. at one time this was the fastest 7.3 in the world, only pushing 540 hp I believe, with nitrous capability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3BBo7loqtk

now she has a new motor sporting Crower rods which can handle in the range of 1000hp, and his own Diesel Innovations cam.

here she is on her first unofficial run with the new motor. she'd been out of contention for some many years until a few months ago. i think he already broke a transmission with this new motor but built a beefier one now.

this new motor is only pushing somewhere around 750 hp, straight diesel, no nitrous capability.....yet.

there's a better vid than this, I just have to find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=N6XhTgJRMKk

here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG89L60sfwI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_ZvHLbWTQ

found one at the track. this is new, test runs, straight diesel, no nitrous.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0TqSbC2Jgi0
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Awesome. You really need to check out the Diesel drag event the next time they have one at Houston Raceway Park.




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It's only like $300.00 to have a vehicle shipped from Tx to NM. I've already done the full inspection for you. I can even set you up with a shipper. There's one not far from here that ships classic cars out once a week. That dream could be a reality. Just sayin'
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I was trying to make it to Ennis, Tx this past April 13th for the Texas Diesel Nationals, but work happened.

next time. we can both go.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #41
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http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/3818119019.html

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http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/3819831939.html

Same guy selling both cars. I contacted him with interest in the 2006, and wanted to see / hear it run. He refused to show me the car unless I agreed to buy it first. He insisted that I bring $5,500 cash and meet him in a random unnamed public place. Claimed he worked in law enforcemnent, but refused to tell me his name, and also refused to meet at a police station to show the car.

With the feeling of "about to get robbed", I told him "good luck selling your cars".

Who buys a car without hearing it run first?
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those are cool cars and with the police package we know they move. but i thought you were looking for an old Ranger?
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but i thought you were looking for an old Ranger?
See post #7. I am looking for both a car and a truck. I'm pretty set on the car I want. I'd be plenty fine with any of the trucks I listed.

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One of these:
2004+ Crown Victoria (no P71's)
2004+ Grand Marquis

One of these:
1992-1996 F-150 / 300-6/5spd
1992-1997 F-250 351 w/manual tranny
1973-1979 F-100 / 6cyl / manual tranny
2004-2008 F150 4.6 -5.4 w/manual tranny
2004-2008 F250 5.4 w/manual tranny
2004+ Ford ranger 2.3 / 5spd
1993-1995 Lightning

I originally didn't want a P71, but those 2 in particular looked to be in such great shape, that if they ran good, I would have gotten one.

The reason why I didn't want a P71 is because the majority of them are white. While there is nothing wrong with a white car, the P71's white paint are known to flake and peel off. It was a cheaper paint used only on the fleet vehicles.

Also, because the P71's used for police duty spend their lives idling more than driving. The lack of oil pressure from constant idling takes its toll on the timing guides. You'll know the timing guides are worn if the engine sounds like an old Singer Sewing Machine at idle.
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http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/3829978899.html

This is a truck that someone sculpted out of bondo. Not even interested in the test drive.
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As an update to this thread. I finally found something I liked back in September.
I've always liked the idea of a small RWD car, and the Miata always stuck out to me. Just never thought I would actually own one. Went and test drove it, and fell in love with it.

2004 LS w/74k miles. 6spd with the suspension package. Tan leather and matching tan cloth top. The color is Black Cherry Mica.



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