[Today’s run: Silo 6.0 miles]
I bought this pickup truck in December 2009 at an auction. It wasn’t a bad deal.
Then I put new tires on it.
Then I put front brakes, rotors and wheel bearings on it.
Then I put a new exhaust and muffler on it.
Then the engine went bad and I wrestled with it for awhile then had a guy put a new engine in it.
Somewhere along the line I bought a seat cover and a dash cover and some windshield wipers and door window moldings to keep the wind from whistling and the windows from rattling.
Most recently I put in a new brake master cylinder.
Besides the windshield leaking a bit and the vent/defrost lever not working quite right… and the air conditioner being out, I think it is in pretty good shape now.
It’s a 1985 (but the fuel filter was a 1986, so maybe it was just built in 1985.) It’s a Ford and it has a nice new 302 engine in it. Fuel injected. Gets better mileage than it did when I bought it. I’ve put about 4000 miles on it.
It is rusty and doesn’t look like much. And I don’t have a key to the door locks. And it sometimes makes an ominous “clunk” in the transmission when downshifting.
But…. it is paid for. And it has “antique vehicle” license plates so I never have to buy license plates again. Just put gas in it and keep the insurance up and I can drive.
And I need to get that turn-signal-canceller thing replaced. That would really be nice.
And shocks, did I mention that it has all four new shocks?
It actually drives very nice. I think of myself as Sam Walton going to work at the Walmart. (Except that I’m poor because I spent my money on an old truck . )