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RE: Check this out! A Dodge dually with a Ford 6.0 PSD!!!

I'd say Ford commercial van front, not ambulance due to regular van body behind driver's door. Then maybe van cab is planted on dually Ford frame (either E350/F350) with the 6 liter already installed as part of frame. I think the only Dodge part is the Dodge dually bed. It reminds me of a late '50's/ early '60's Studebaker truck I saw at a car show yesterday. Back then they had a cut off Lark sedan for a cab, with a '50's Dodge pickup bed from the '50's. This was factory, as Studebaker didn't have much development money and had bought the older Dodge pickup beds from Dodge, who I understand had a bunch left over, after they changed bed style with new pickups. This Ford commercial van cutoff mix and match job in the OP picture, looks well done. LATE EDIT: I was busy pontifactin' when Vacuumbed spilled the beans on the true build. Well I was close anyways. :B Les
Lessmore 05/30/16 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions

Those are great questions. Funny and yet make you wonder...why.
Lessmore 05/27/16 10:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Post that do not stick to subject

I like fish and chips, but only if the fish is halibut....now there's a fish.
Lessmore 05/27/16 08:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lipstick at school

Good one. Wife and I got a kick out of it. :B
Lessmore 05/24/16 09:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMWs new quad-turbocharged diesel

Four turbos, one 3 liter engine. My response is.... why...why would a manufacturer makes something so complex ? I would think the most reliable and durable diesel engines out there...on the road.. are in highway tractors. I'm no expert, but I believe they are generally inline 6 cylinders, of around 10-16 liters and have one turbo. I don't know how complex they are, I would think an engineering design goal would be to keep a highway tractor engine as simple as possible...to ensure reliability/durability. Are 4 turbos necessary for consumer engine such as this BMW ? You know you are right. They should have stopped building engines when the model T came out. Why the hell are they trying to make things better. IDIOTS! I see. Thank you for your contribution.
Lessmore 05/18/16 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BMWs new quad-turbocharged diesel

Four turbos, one 3 liter engine. My response is.... why...why would a manufacturer makes something so complex ? I would think the most reliable and durable diesel engines out there...on the road.. are in highway tractors. I'm no expert, but I believe they are generally inline 6 cylinders, of around 10-16 liters and have one turbo. I don't know how complex they are, I would think an engineering design goal would be to keep a highway tractor engine as simple as possible...to ensure reliability/durability. Are 4 turbos necessary for consumer engine such as this BMW ?
Lessmore 05/18/16 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: over the hump floor mats

I have the standard weathertechs for one of my vehicle. I was going to get the top of the line, but WT don't make it for my vehicle. The standard weathertechs seem to be fine.
Lessmore 05/16/16 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Million mile Tundra.

Good for the owner/driver and his vehicle the Toyota pickup.:) There are a number of million mile vehicles out there and it's quite an achievement, both by owner/driver and particularly the vehicle. Here's one, that racked up a million miles in a tough climate....lot's of extreme cold and heavy winters. Million mile GMC In my town there was also a million + mile early '90's Dodge 3/4 ton, used to transport RV trailers. I also recall a '90's Econoline E 250 with the 5.4 V8 rolling over a million miles. Then there's New Yorker Irv Gordon's famous, '66 Volvo P1800 sports car. Over 3 million miles and still going. He's had it since 1966. As the article about the GMC says, the key seems to be regular maintenance and an owner who is conscientious about getting the services done. I would add that I would say the owner/drivers of these million plus milers, are also reasonable drivers who drive their vehicles within it's design limits.
Lessmore 05/14/16 08:11am Tow Vehicles
Early sound systems in vehicles

I remember riding in a '60's Mopar, that had a little record player that ran 45 rpm records. It was under the Mopar dash. I remember being surprised that the record didn't skip when the car hit bumps. This was a Chrysler Co. option, before the advent of car tape machines...like 8 tracks and cassette players. Any other memories of early sound systems in vehicles ?
Lessmore 05/13/16 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Push button gearshifts

A buddy had an Edsel and it had push buttons for gear selection, in the middle of the steering wheel.
Lessmore 05/13/16 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: I have been un-employed for 6 months now....

Sounds good. Think you might find that you enjoy the atmosphere at the school, the kids and staff. Full benefits are great to have.
Lessmore 05/09/16 10:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Retired my 6.4

I have a question - what did you do to the Ford TV to "retire it"? I got what I considered a fair trade from the Dodge dealer. Yes, I did tell him the issue of puking coolant. I took another $4000 hit on the trade in. I didn't want some young couple buying it for a first time rv tow vehicle only to find out it has issues. The dealer was very impressed with the condition of the truck. H said they were going to sell it to a whole-saler. What happens from there ???? It will probably be sold at an auction, maybe to a dealer or a private citizen.
Lessmore 05/09/16 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

I was one of the few that liked the old Honda Ridgeline looks. So much that I considered buying one and went to check it out. Unfortunately no dice, as it didn't have enough leg room, or shoulder room for me in the front seat.
Lessmore 05/07/16 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Retired my 6.4

In 2012 I was on an ambulance committee. With the problems of the 6.0 and the 6.4 we didn't give the 6.7 a chance. We put a ram chassis under the ambulance. Of course few years later we realize the ford 6.7 would've been fine we are ok with switching to ram. It's done great. We will probably buy another ram soon. Out here, it's been ambulances that have changed from Fords to Chevies. Same reasons, I understand.
Lessmore 05/07/16 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shaping up to be a BAD forest fire season on the west coast

When a forest fire gets as big as Fort McMurray, about the only thing that gets it out is a heavy, hard rain. Hope that will come very soon for these Albertans.
Lessmore 05/07/16 06:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shaping up to be a BAD forest fire season on the west coast

Before anybody gets caught up in a Global Warming debate.... We have had many 'Great Fires' in the past. Spruce forest need a good fire to reproduce. Great Fires of the past Quite right. I remember some of those fires. The 1989 forest fires in Manitoba were terrible. There was another forest fire that comes to memory in Manitoba, not too far from Winnipeg. It was in the mid '50's east of the "Peg...terrible conflagration...three fire fighters were caught in the flames and died. There's a memorial alongside the trans Canada highway dedicated to their passing. I've flown over the boreal forest in Manitoba and it's unbelievably massive, vast, thickly grown and very few people living in many areas of this massive forest. When it catches fire every so often, it's very difficult to put out. A lot of Jack Pine evergreen here is in the Boreal Forest and this is a tree that needs a fire to germinate it's seeds. The Jack Pine cones are serotinous. They need extreme heat , such as the forest fire to open the cone and spread their seeds. Fire is essential to this tree species survival. Evolution, apparently has developed this way of germinating over untold numbers of years, because of the regularity of fires. This is not a recent occurrence. The Jack Pine has adapted to survive and flourish through the regularity of intermittent fires that have taken place in the Boreal Forest over vast numbers of years. In other words, forest fires have happened over millennia(s)...as Jack Pines still exist and flourish. Nature's way.
Lessmore 05/07/16 01:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shaping up to be a BAD forest fire season on the west coast

Not just the coast, but also prairie provinces like Saskatchewan and Manitoba, also Alberta I believe. It's a bad year for forest fires, that's for sure. We've sure been getting a lot of the smoke from the Canadian fires down here in the Dakota's. Couple days back was the worst, really got smoky here in SE South Dakota. Just last couple days, my Grandparents old cottage (cabin) area in Ingolf, Ontario, right on the Manitoba/Ontario border, has had to be evacuated, due to a huge forest fire.
Lessmore 05/07/16 02:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

A number of years ago, I remember reading that GM and Ford were jointly working on transmissions, both for front wheel drive car and rear wheel drive, light truck applications. I believe the current 6 speed automatic in Ford/GM FWD cars maybe one result. I also recall that a 10 speed automatic in GM/Ford trucks was also in the plans. Sounds like maybe it's reached fruition. Joint R+D for expensive components, I think will be something we see more of in vehicle design. Would be interesting to get confirmation if these transmissions are the result of joint design from Ford/GM.
Lessmore 05/04/16 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: names

Gavin or Alexander...Alex are my favourites. When you say either of these names together, with your last name...they seem to sound good with your last name. How names sounds together, is important. I also agree that keep to a standard name, make sure that it can't be twisted into a name that can easily make fun of your child. As others said, some kids can be cruel. You want your child to like his name and be happy with it, as much as you can. We were going to go 'ethnic' when naming our son and we didn't. We're glad we didn't, in retrospect. Good luck and let us know what you finally decide.
Lessmore 05/02/16 10:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need a Replacement for GMC Safari

Seriously, go give the Transit a good look. I think you might be surprised. From what I understand the large Transit that comes to North America, is the RWD version. Good points for that. The regular engine I read is that the 3.5 liter non turbo. I test drove a new Explorer with this engine and found it frankly to be a bit of a slug. Other than that I really liked the new Explorer, just the standard non turbo 3.5 is short of beans. With the turbo V6, I would assume the opposite is the case for the Transit van...it should be a bit of a powerhouse. We had a '97 Astro, heavy duty suspension (not common option), G 80 Eaton locker, 3.42 gears, Michelin LTX M/S tires, 4300 V6 with Vortec heads. We towed our large Fleetwood folding (tent) trailer across the Rockies, through Western Canada, parts of the Western and Mid west USA, van full of luggage and family and we found the Astro to be a wonderful light tow vehicle. We don't have the Astro anymore, had it 10 years. It was a rugged, tough, RWD van. Of course that's based on just my experience. If I were looking at getting a new van, I would certainly look at the large Transit and the GM full size vans.
Lessmore 05/01/16 10:29am Tow Vehicles
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