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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    I had a '68 F-100 with a 390 in it! Wasn't a trailer around that it wouldn't pull! Great engine, and solid rig!
    Wow, I had an F600 with that engine and it would haul 200 bales of hay up and down hills with no problem. That must have been a beast in a pickup.

    The six cyl 300 in your other truck likely will run forever. The more I look into the one I just bought, the more tales of 300,000 mile engines I hear about. That's forever in my book.
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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    300,000 miles around here is the "newer" stuff. The inline 6 has over 500,000 on it!

    Yes, my '68 was a beast. Top end wasn't very fast, but it would pull anything one wanted to hitch to it.

    Funny thing, I got the truck used, with 70,000 miles on it. Ran it for many years, pulling trailers and hauling feed, hay, etc. Put over 100,000 on it myself, and sold it for more than I paid for it! Wish I still had it today.
    If man had enough horse sense to treat his wife like a Thoroughbred, she would never grow into an old nag.

    If you're going to climb in the saddle, better be ready for the ride!

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    Should hit 300,000kms/185,000 miles after labour Day!!
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    Will


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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBos View Post
    Should hit 300,000kms/185,000 miles after labour Day!!
    I've run many GM's to 200k miles..Not a problem..Congrats!!!
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    Here is mine. It is a hair over a month old.

    Nice truck!!! Congrats!!!!
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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    Quote Originally Posted by timswi View Post

    I've run many GM's to 200k miles..Not a problem..Congrats!!!
    Thank you! My plan is to keep it 2-3 more years. Will hit 400,000 km/250,000 miles when i trade. I love the 5.3l, and will get a 5.3di max trailer next.
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    Will


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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBos View Post
    Thank you! My plan is to keep it 2-3 more years. Will hit 400,000 km/250,000 miles when i trade. I love the 5.3l, and will get a 5.3di max trailer next.
    Sounds like you're a maintenance guy so that should be no problem....I was seriously thinking about a DMAX but bought the Denali gasser anyway...After dragging a 7800# net and probably close to 9,000# gross TT..The 6.2 did far better than I ever dreamed it would..Especially going up into the mountains (Big, Big hills)....I only had the truck 2 days before I did the pull so no basis for comparison....The engine braking makes it sound like a dragster---I liked that.
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by timswi View Post
    Nice truck!!! Congrats!!!!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timswi View Post

    Sounds like you're a maintenance guy so that should be no problem....I was seriously thinking about a DMAX but bought the Denali gasser anyway...After dragging a 7800# net and probably close to 9,000# gross TT..The 6.2 did far better than I ever dreamed it would..Especially going up into the mountains (Big, Big hills)....I only had the truck 2 days before I did the pull so no basis for comparison....The engine braking makes it sound like a dragster---I liked that.
    Yupp, take care of all maintenance, and it had taken care of me.

    Going to look at the new 2014 on saturday.
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    Will


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    Default Re: GM guy drooling over a Ford....

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBos View Post
    Yupp, take care of all maintenance, and it had taken care of me.

    Going to look at the new 2014 on saturday.
    The 14's are nice...Keep your head on straight or you'll be driving one home...Not that it's a bad thing.

    Edit:...The '14 5.3 isn't that far away from the current 6.2, 50 or so HP less but who cares...Don't remember the torque..But it was fairly close...Same towing ability anyway. I had to think about that one too...
    BX23TLB & RTV1100 with 72" Power Angle Plow

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