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Cars > Challenges > “Big Red” Vs “Old Blue”

 

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Stu_Norman

M–54
Hortonville, Wisconsin
United States

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BigBlueBowtie

M–32

 

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Sport 4x4

“Big Red”

1946 Chevrolet Pickup

“Old Blue”

 
Photo of: 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Photo of: 1946 Chevrolet Pickup

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

About “Big Red”

Purchased to pull a 28 foot enclosed trailer and support the wife and I in our classic car hobby, Big Red is also my daily driver.

We depend on Big Red to get us there regardless of conditions. If Big Red can't make it, we probably shouldn't be out there in the first place.

Big Red replaced a 1995 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab named Red. Red soldiered on for 220,000 trouble-free miles before being replaced and was still running strong. Red was the best truck I ever owned, although Big Red has filled the void very well so far.

About “Old Blue”

1946 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Pickup

Saved it from rotting in my uncles backyard. My first restoration done with the help of family and friends. Not perfect, but pretty darned beautiful! Unfortunately, I needed the money more, so I had to sell it. The good news is that my Grandpa bought it from me so it's still in the family!

 

Specs for “Big Red”

F-250 XLT Sport 4x4
Super Cab
5.4 liter OHC V-8 (300 HP)

Specs for “Old Blue”

1946 Chevrolet Model 3104-CCBX 1/2 Ton Light-Duty Pickup

Color...............................No.363 Mariner Blue Combination

23,780 manufactured in 1946

Base MSRP...................................$884.00
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight.....4,600 lbs
Shipping Weight............................2,870 lbs
Curb Weight..................................3,010 lbs
Max cap. weight on front wheels.....1,795 lbs
Max cap. weight on rear wheels......2,805 lbs
Weight of body only..........................245 lbs
Body volume (to top of gate)................30.6 cubic feet

Standard Equipment
Frame.......................................5-3/4"x2-1/4"x9/64"
Rear Axle Type.........................Semi-Floating, Hypoid
Rear Axle Capacity...................3300 lbs
Rear Axle Ratio.........................4.11:1
Front Axle Type.........................I-Beam
Front Axle Capacity..................2200 lbs
Rear Springs Type.....................8-Leaf
Rear Springs Deflection Rate.....190 lb/in.
Front Springs Type....................7-Leaf
Front Springs Deflection Rate.....260 lb/in.
Tires.........................................6.00-16, 6-ply
Tire Carrier & Spare Wheel.........6.00-16, 6-ply
Engine Type............................."Thrift-Master" 216.5cid I-6
Engine HP................................90 @ 3300 rpm
Engine Torque..........................174 ft-lb
Air Cleaner...............................Regular w/Flame Arrester
Cooling System.......................14 qt.
Clutch Size..............................9-1/8" Diameter
Clutch Maximum Torque...........200 ft-lb
Transmission.........................."Syncro-Mesh" Manual 3-Speed
Front Bumper..........................Chrome
Rear Bumper...........................Chrome
Front Fenders..........................Full-Crown
Running Boards.......................Full-Length
Rear Fenders...........................Full-Crown
Service Brakes Type................Hydraulic
Service Brakes Size................11"x1-3/4"
Hand Brakes Type (Rear)..........Mechanical
Hand Brakes Size (Rear)..........11"x1-3/4"
Front Shock Absorbers.............Single-Acting
Rear Shock Absorbers..............Single-Acting
L.H. Rear-View Mirror................Short Bracket
Windshield Wiper.....................Left
Seat........................................Full-Width
Fuel Tank Location...................Clamped to floor under seat
Fuel Tank Capacity..................18 gallons

(Thanks to Brad for most of the information. http://www.br...m/index.html)
(I'm still gathering information, so everything may not be 100% accurate, yet.)

 

Factory Options for “Big Red”

Leather Captains Chairs
Factory tubular running boards
AM/FM/CD player
AC
Cruise control
Tilt Wheel
Torque Shift 5 speed automatic
Tow Command System with factory installed trailer brakes integrated with ABS
Power steering
Power 4 wheel disc brakes
4 wheel drive (manual shift with manual hubs, far more dependable)
Power seats
Factory installed hitch receiver
Factory installed trailer lights wiring
Stainless steel polished exhaust tip
Chrome wheels
Factory Fog Lights
Cruise Control

Factory Options for “Old Blue”

Optional Equipment (That this truck came equipped with):

Tires........................................6.50-16 6 ply
Oil Bath Air Cleaner..................2 lb
Clutch, Heavy Duty..................10-3/4", 200 ft-lb max torque
Transmission...........................Manual 4-Speed
Front Shock Absorbers.............Double Acting
Rear Shock Absorbers..............Double Acting
Auxiliary Windshield Wiper........Right
Auxiliary Mirror.........................Right
Sun Shades.............................Left & Right
Tail & Stop Lights
Genuine Leather Trim
Oil Filter
Coolant Overflow Tank

 

Mods for “Big Red”

Added 1 Flamed Devil Duck dashboard companion

Mods for “Old Blue”

None. Restored to original specs.

 

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