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Old 06-05-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Damn Ford truck... but ya gotta love it.

With my car being temporarily out of commision due to a MAF issue, I get to rive my beater Ford truck for a while.

About Thursday I noticed that it seemed a bit louder than normal. Friday driving to work I saw a muffler on the side of the road and said "hey, that looks kinda like mine". I didn't put 2 + 2 together yet. On Friday night I stopped to look under my truck and guess what was missing. Yup, my muffler was gone. Now I'm running a 300ci straight 6 on a 3" straight pipe (until I get it fixed). Gotta say, sound like a big block with the lumpy cam sound and all.

Now today I went to tackle another issue. All my parking lights went out. Obvious guys says fuse, right? I checked and replaced every fuse in the fuse block, no go. After an hour of searching thru my house I finally found the other half of my repair manual. I had pages 1-246 to start with. The fuse panel was on page 247...lol. Ofcoarse they didn't list what fuse was for what, but they did a have a poor photograph of the fuse block in it. The photgraph looked just like mine except for one thing. There was a fuse in the lower right corner that I didn't have. I figured what the hell. I went outside in the pooring rain (again) and threw a 15amp fuse in there. Damn if the parking lights didn't just pop right on. I really have no idea what happened to the original fuse. At least now I can drive at night and not get pulled over.
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You just can't kill those 300 straight 6'*, my buddy had an 82 f100 with a cracked exhaust mani and screeching belts, it sounded like crap and looked like it was barely running, but it did almost 50,000 miles like that, they just don't die.
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HAHA GORDY, I can still picture in my mind when your rear tire fell ( RUSTED) off the truck and was going faster than you, LOL.



That fuse thing is just too much.
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HAHA GORDY, I can still picture in my mind when your rear tire fell ( RUSTED) off the truck and was going faster than you, LOL.



That fuse thing is just too much.
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I laughed my *** off when i saw them pics!!
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That thing is in real sorry shape! I like how the bed sides are held up!
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That thing is in real sorry shape! I like how the bed sides are held up!
Compression straps are cool...

Gordy, wasn't there a big hole in that muffler last august?
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Tha last half of the muffler was rusted away. Now it looks more uniform with no muffler...lol. I need to make a video of my trucks "character" some time for all too see.
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My Dad used to have a big-a$$ Ford with the same 300ci motor, only when I lost the muffler, it came off at the front first, hit the ground, bent back under the truck, and dragged until a speed bump ripped it completely off!!
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i remember my good old F-250 4x4 with a 351w 4spd i couldnt stop it
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