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  1. LEB Ben

    Happy Birthday LEB Ben

    20 years of football is catching up with me. That's why I always said if I had boys, I'd make sure they were interested in golf or chess.
  2. LEB Ben

    Happy Birthday LEB Ben

    Woot woot...thanks guys. Driver's License says 35, my joints say 70, but my spirit says 18.
  3. LEB Ben

    VIN decoding contradiction, 78 F350 Supercab 7.5L 460

    That's C's in American/Canadian trucks anyway. Common misconception being that the M WAS the standard v8 for 77-79 trucks and several parts interchange with the C.
  4. LEB Ben

    VIN decoding contradiction, 78 F350 Supercab 7.5L 460

    The truck is 40+ years old at this point, so who swapped what and when is anybody's guess. As far as from the factory, 460's flat out didn't go in to light duty 4x4's until 83. Also worth noting, no 350's were 4x4's until 79 from the factory either. It would be interesting to see what the...
  5. LEB Ben

    Original ‘79 tires?

    They don't call it armstrong steering for nothing. But give Coker Tire a look, I know they have some retro skinnies that look like OEM tires
  6. LEB Ben

    Starter DB Electrical ?

    I've used the DB over the years...they also sell on ebay. Never for an SD though, but I'd say 50% of the time, they work every time.
  7. LEB Ben

    Future of FTF

    Also...not sure how possible it is here, but as this thread shows, forums are dying as a result of FB. Not sure if any of you are familiar with Keith Dickson of Fordification fame, but he seems to do a decent job bridging the gap in his groups by hosting content he only posts on his web...
  8. LEB Ben

    Future of FTF

    Howdy Doc...have to ask, is your username in reference to heavy equipment maintenance or military medic orrrr????
  9. LEB Ben

    Future of FTF

    Geez...hate to see a thread like this. Coincidentally, looks like my last log in was November 2018...whoops.
  10. LEB Ben

    460 rebuild

    Quick Fuel Slayer 750cfm vac sec...$400 Weiand Stealth Intake...$300 Cam Kit...$450 (gonna want a cam around 2teens/2teens @ .050) Headers...$300 Assorted gaskets/fluids/hoses...$250That gets you to $1700...Now if you can't do the valvetrain work yourself for the new cam, that's another...
  11. LEB Ben

    73-79 Ford Truck parts...all OBO

    Sorry bossman...what didn’t sell since 2014 has either been scrapped or turned in to garage art.
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  13. LEB Ben

    Happy Birthday BKW

    Happy Birthday, Bill. 13 years of e-knowing you and you're still a fixture on these pages.
  14. LEB Ben

    Instrument Cluster Back

    The wiper knob and heater knobs actually have a lock spring, if they slide on and off, they're broken. Otherwise, you'll need a 90* pick to depress the springs. The head light switch does have a push button release on the TOP of the actual head light switch behind the dash, a real pain in the...
  15. LEB Ben

    This doesn't look good!

    I'm not sure to be honest with you, but I'd imagine so.
  16. LEB Ben

    Best years, worst years in Ford Trucks to buy

    It's not the rain/water so much that kills vehicles. People wash vehicles daily with no negative results. It's the road chemicals, and salt that kills all things metal.SW/SoCal was the place to shop 15-20 years ago, it's no longer a secret, prices went up, unless the owner can't get it to...
  17. LEB Ben

    Which manufacturer is better?

    Can't speak to truck tires, but on cars and crossovers I've always had the best tread life with Bridgestone. I get a 60,000 mile Bridgestone tire, I can push it 80k. I get a 60,000mile Michelin tire, I only get 45-50k. That said, just put a new set of Michelins on the wife's edge, because they...
  18. LEB Ben

    Best years, worst years in Ford Trucks to buy

    For $5g's...I'd determine 1) what's more important, 4x4 or cab only get to choose one. Then 2) buy a $500 plane ticket to either the PNW or SE to pick up your $4500 clean, straight, rust free truck.
  19. LEB Ben

    Best years, worst years in Ford Trucks to buy

    We'll have to answer your question, with a question(s):1) Budget, you can get a 302 powered 1980 250 for a lot cheaper than a 96 350 460/7.3 truck.2) I wouldn't worry about engine as much, they're all sub-250hp/sub-450tq dogs until about 05-ish.3) Are you determined to get a gas truck, or...
  20. LEB Ben

    This doesn't look good!

    The one and only. The advent of facebook doesn't require memorized unique user handles any more, and forget that on the forums.
  21. LEB Ben

    This doesn't look good!

    Tim has the rights to and is reproducing the old Robertshaws, but a bit pricey...lie $30-40. He's posting them all the time on my pages.
  22. LEB Ben

    Happy Birthday SuperCab

    The day, once a year, your balls drop a little lower in to the toilet water. Happy bday Matty Bear.
  23. LEB Ben

    Thinking of buying, any opinions on $ or....

    Yeah...being in Maine, you're cap probably should be higher than mine. I sometimes forget not everybody around the country has running, driving, straight and rust free 40 year old vehicles sitting around for less than $3k.When I was doing a lot of ebay'ing, there used to be 'sniping' tools...
  24. LEB Ben

    Thinking of buying, any opinions on $ or....

    The brodozer/diesel rice tax has gotten insane in the 92-96/7 ford world. Only things that seem to still be bought in good shape for $5-7k are the 150's. Talking 4x4's strictly...can still get some pretty sweet 2wd deals across the board. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on your first two...
  25. LEB Ben

    Just Passed My 10 Year Anniversary

    By the way...given the date and my propensity for 73-79 trucks...I'm gonna say you were part of the big recruitment exodus after my banishment, right??? We had this Gen Con and 6th gen section rocking for a good many years.
  26. LEB Ben

    Just Passed My 10 Year Anniversary

    Well would ya just look at that. Crazy to think it's been that long. I've known some of you guys longer than actual friends, and probably closer to some of you real friends. It's an odd dynamic considering a lot of us have never met face to face.
  27. LEB Ben

    Happy Birthday LEB Ben

    Thanks Folks...much appreciated.
  28. LEB Ben

    Jan 2018 TOTM nomination

    It was a good thought back in's still a good idea today... my groups, I generally pick a theme and have members submit their best pics surrounding that theme. Obviously with fewer active members, you...
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