1977 Ford F-150 XLT (The Truck)
Last updated Dec 29, 2009
I bought this old truck for my father-in-law back in 2003 after he blew the engine in his 1969 Ford F-250 plowing snow. Now why would a guy buy a truck for his father-in-law you ask? Well George was a great guy and after my wife and I got married he did a lot for us helping me fix up our first home and he was an awesome Poppy to my three boys. He was devastated when he blew up his old truck that he bought new in 1969 (the same year my wife was born). It was a way to show him our appreciation for all he had done for us thru the years. He drove it up until he passed away at the young age of 60 years. My mother-in-law asked if I wanted the truck and of course I said yes. So the work began fixing up the old truck. I’ve made good progress but there is still much to do to get it the way I imagine it to be. Like all my projects, it’s an on-going work in progress.
In Sept of 2009 I replaced the tired old 351M (275,000 original miles) with a rebuilt 351M. The rebuild included a set of Aussie heards built by Tuff Dog Engines, Comp Cam/Lifters and Double Roller Timing Chain, Hi-Volume oil pump, Holley Street Dominator intake, Holley Carburetor, and Hedman headers. Engine is backed by a C6 tranny with a TCI kit and the stock 9-inch rear.
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