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bigrig81
12-15-2008, 11:17 PM
hey.. just thought i would post few pics of the rig i just bought off a guy for 1000 bucks :D 1990 f150 302 5 spd with 4" lift....was pretty pleased with the purchase, but i will need to put a new 302 in it eventually.....other suggestions for a reliable motor that balances power and mileage? the 302 in it has now bears some resemblance to a diesel in the way it sounds! hhaha it's still running and will work for now! anyway, yeah planning to put another engine in and maybe a new front seat... sand out the surface rust on the lowest 6 inches of the body and pretty much leave it as it.... because.... i have a blazer project at work that's going ot be undeway before too long! :party0010:

rockycotton
12-16-2008, 07:42 AM
Nice truck , worth a 1000 bucks for sure [36]

youngun
12-16-2008, 08:51 AM
parked infront of my school. looks like a good find for 1000

frogger
12-16-2008, 09:04 AM
change the oil and add sae 30 in it it might last a while like it ...oh wait u live in the cold ...do it later then

C.W.
12-16-2008, 11:19 AM
Nice truck.
Not sure exactly what noise your hearing but check your timing. Mine rattles pretty good if its advanced a little too much. It depends where i get my fuel too.

dirka dave
12-16-2008, 11:26 AM
Nice....I like the style of that era.

Explorer guy418
12-16-2008, 12:26 PM
wickid find for sure for 1000..... id swap in another 302 wen it comes time

Always broke
12-16-2008, 04:34 PM
Try 20/50 should quiet it down nice purchase

Taxidermy
12-17-2008, 09:21 PM
nice truck

spitty
12-17-2008, 09:24 PM
my engine sounded like a diesel before i swapped it, pretty sure it was a piston rod

mus-Tard
12-17-2008, 09:52 PM
my old 300 straight 6 sounded like that too.




l dont know what l did but it seems they dont like to get sunk to the hood and then reved like a honda.

bigrig81
12-17-2008, 11:19 PM
parked infront of my school. looks like a good find for 1000

haha yeah i thought you'd notice that! i bought it off of Deroche, thru a forum that teachers in the district have. :)


Try 20/50 should quiet it down nice purchase

sounds like a plan... but just for curiosity's sake.... what' the theory behind putting in the higher viscosity oil? could i run into flow problems into my bearings and such?

my old 300 straight 6 sounded like that too.
l dont know what l did but it seems they dont like to get sunk to the hood and then reved like a honda.

hahha no doubt! not sure what was done to this one... but i may just have to honda-it until it packs it in :D

sj-x 500
12-17-2008, 11:36 PM
higher viscosity oil takes up the clearances in the bearings that are making the knocking noises. also slows leaks.