That old Ford will get you there when todays rolling computers are in the junkyard. I pull a travel trailer with a 1984 C30 1 ton dually crew cab camper special. 454 BB-Gear vender OD unit. No computer junk to go wrong, and I can work on it. Rides sweet, drives nice, AC blows cold, electric door locks and power windows all work, and the nice thing about it, is I am into it about 6k including a new paint job. Of course you have you have love and know how to work on the old iron. Lots of guys can't so buy new.
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Oh boo-hoo my hands got dirty. I am 79 yrs. old and I spent a lifetime building Cummins diesel engines of the 855 and 1000 cube type. If my hands got dirty i washed them in the parts washer. I am retired now but still wrenching. I am building a bb454 for my 82 silverado. I have had my hands into every kind of crud you can think of, if they get dirty i clean them with dawn dishwashing soap. worlds best handcleaner. I have used my hands for a hammer and my thumbnail is .004 thick, the amount of liner protrusion you want on a NTC 855. ( I do mic. it to be sure.) You can't wrench with gloves on. Gloves are for building a barbwire fence or keeping your hands warm in the cold. We are creating generations of babies. Down with wokeness! One more thing, Coffee out of a percolator Camels, and classic rock are a must!
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