2017 BS and Chat Thread!

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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby matthewh » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:01 pm

Anybody familiar with the OBS ford and the 460/5spd?

Looking at doing some trading of projects, and acquiring a 96 F350 4x4 CCLB with a 460/5spd. While I'm not thrilled with the 460 and its thirst for fuel, are they decent engines? Has a touch over 200k, said to have rebuilt heads, otherwise stock engine.

Thought was drive as is, till down the road and swap the 460 out for a 12v, or find a wrecked PSD and swap everything over. 12v swap seems pretty easy, biggest issue is the cost of the pkg of conversion parts if we decide to not build it ourselves.

Thoughts on anything to look for, drivetrain or body wise? Other than the basic mechanical items, what do these trucks always have issues with, the common problems?
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby Richie O » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:54 pm

Noted for blowing the spark plugs right out of the head.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby cmann250 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:50 am

Richie O wrote:Noted for blowing the spark plugs right out of the head.

That's the Tritons.

A truck with a 460, a 5 speed and 4.10s will pass anything but a gas station.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby matthewh » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:33 pm

That's been one of my concerns, is the terrible mileage. All ready feed a 8.0l Dodge V10 plow truck. The other issue is the 6" lift and 39.5" tires they carved up the front fenders to fit.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby Remps » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:02 am

I would take the quality of the lift kit into account, is it a cheap drop down bracket style with crap geometry, or isit a real lift kit with longer radius arms, etc.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby matthewh » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:15 pm

I'll have to ask, I thought the OBS style were still leaf springs up front, least the F250/350.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby Remps » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Ah yes, the F250 is TTB, F350 solid axle.
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Re: 2017 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby peobryant » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:15 am

So my brother is a member now (toobryant) so I figured I'd show off his truck. I drove him down to get it last month and the thing is immaculate.

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It is a '93 W250 with an A518 and 116K miles. It was originally a California truck and the previous owner had the frame undercoated so it looks brand new, not a spec of rust on it. It was repainted 3 years ago as well. The interior the "spice" color and it is immaculate as well. Everything works, including the A/C and cruise control and other than the 4" exhaust he just put on it a week or so ago, it is bone stock. If it was a 5spd it would be perfect for me, but he is completely happy with the automatic so that is all that really matters. It is a gorgeous truck for sure.
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