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so this is the hack job I had to fix

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by daninline, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    So I got this truck last year from a buddy cheap, and now I know why now the more I work on it the more I see. It's getting better now bit by bit.

    Here's some photo's of the mess I'm working with, as you can see the chain holding the header off the front drive shaft :gunsfiring:

    The last photo is one of the mew manafolds installed.



  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    sweet piece of early American engineering payup
  3. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    What was better was the yellow tie down strap that was in place after he broke a gas tank strap :mad: or the front diff that sounds like it has a broken gear that I have to fix next...

    The list can keep going I just replaced all the tie rods inner and outer today one was about to fall off.

    I'm so glad I have a lift in the garage :D
  4. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    No such thing as cheap or a deal... good luck and keep pluggin' away at it. Been there too!
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Honestly who here hasn't hacked something together to finish a storm? Low budget repairs got to love it.
  6. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    no he hacked everything LOL funny thing is he has the money to fix things right.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    So you dint get under the truck before you bought it?

    A man's gotta do what a mans gotta do.
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i think those are all i do
  9. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    I did a little but he's a good friend, but he did start to tell me some of the issues as I was loading it onto the trailer.... after it was too late.
    I allready told him he sucks LOL but I did get his old Mustang for a steal it's my new drag car and yes I'm looking at everything I don't want to have any problemw at 150MPH

    Right now I'm looking at the EGR valve issue I think, he was allway getting bad MPG and now it pinging so I think the EGR vavle is junk.
  10. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    adjustable exhaust hangers...
    good luck
  11. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    A chain...wow, new headers look good though!
  12. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I hope it's the mustang destined for 150MPH and not the truck. wesport
  13. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Oh ya it's the Mustang, I don't think I would trust the truck over say 80 LOL

    Here's a photo of the Mustang if it work's here...

    Motor... all I'll say is it's over 500cid with over 750 lift cam.. ya it might be fast


    Back to the truck so I think the EGR is not getting vacume now.
  14. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    thanks and so much more quieter also and the fumes there all gone :)
  15. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    WTF......LOL..... My ol man always used to tell me "The world is full of deals...... some deals are better than others" A guy has to jump on a project like that every once in a while...... Dont feel like an outcast on this deal at all..... I wish i had a picture for some of the things i bought that i had great plans for!:)