That is a good motor. I had a 66 with that in it. Ran great. You didn't need a indicator to check for cylinder tapper, you could see it, especially in number 5. New bearings and she was good again. That truck was rusty. I painted it with a brush. I had license plates for a floor patches. It doesn't look too rusty in the picture, but it was. House paint covers rust well. I never should have sold that truck. I had a AOD out of a 92 Town car in it. I towed my boat with it. That was kind of scary on four drums. No radio, no lighter, no arm rests, it was a real basic truck. It did have the optional 300 CID
and a long bed. The bed was the best part of the truck. The cab was rusty as could be, but the bed was great. I got $1000 for it three years ago.
That baby is sweet. I'd drive that all over town.
Yes. Also much of the city is sitting on top of salt mines. So the ground is has salt in it too. I have seen less rusty cars in places where they use a lot of salt. They really go to town with salt around here. Since they mine it here, it costs less.
|Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 22):|
I do have a couple of trucks and neither of them have rust. Yee-hah!
You don't know what your missing.
Is that the weird Y block 318? I had one of those in my 65 Dodge Polara.
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 23):|
uninsured loss of your car over about a ten year period due to rusting
Sometimes even less time. When I lived St. Louis what we thought of as a rusty car, would be clean here. I don't drive my Mercedes in the winter, it would rot away. I also lease a new car so I have something nice to drive when I go somewhere nice or take a trip. Other than that, it is beaters all winter.