Bought A Ratty Ford Truck, Let The Fixing Begin.


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  • Sco Scorch
    Sco Scorch  7 hours back

    Merry Christmas Mustie , thanks for all your content :)

    • john kindon
      john kindon  8 hours back

      Those wheels look fab made for that truck we call them ross style wheels in the UK i had a set on my 70s cherokee jeep with big bfgs on all terrain they just seem to match any vehicle you put them on plus they clean up nice.

      • Rich Wood
        Rich Wood  17 hours back

        A nice solid lifter 351 windsor should wake the lil pick up up!!

        • CALVIN L. NIKONT
          CALVIN L. NIKONT  22 hours back

          Wouldn't that carb jet push out from its detent on the inside of the intake just like a snowblower carb?

          • seniorjohnl
            seniorjohnl  23 hours back

            The fuel inlet fitting, there's probably a fiber or plastic washer in the kit that fits between the carb body and brass colored nut if it leaks again, another great video!

            • Chris Hewitt
              Chris Hewitt  1 days back

              I like the wheels. Reminds me of a hotwheels !

              • Graham McNally
                Graham McNally  1 days back

                Rustoration. Perfection.

                • Anthony Poole
                  Anthony Poole  2 days back

                  With the pumps I put so petroleum jelly to keep the rubber soft

                  • GGALLIN1776
                    GGALLIN1776  2 days back

                    Even if you live in Alaska I think that still would qualify as a surf truck. The paint scheme is sweet.

                    My 80 malibu came with a set of those halibrand mags, wish they didn't disappear on me!

                    Stick with the big ones....put extended lugs & a 1/2" spacer or two.

                    • John Catt
                      John Catt  2 days back

                      I would see if they make a different manifold so that you could put twin deuces on it.

                      • cyberjack-CJ
                        cyberjack-CJ  2 days back

                        that runs grate foe a old girl

                        • Frank Ruiz Jr
                          Frank Ruiz Jr  2 days back

                          Get an old GMC gastank that goes behind the seat or one for a Willis Jeep that goes under the driver's seat and relocate the fill to the front

                          • brad08stanggt
                            brad08stanggt  3 days back

                            Lovveeeee this project!!!

                            • ShartingFish
                              ShartingFish  3 days back

                              Those wheels look amazing,. Also those old I6 ford truck motors were indestructible..

                              Possible cheap upgrades?
                              Rear is the older ford 7.5in rear, the 8.8 from an 86 mustang GT should be a direct swap if you want posi trac, you can also get a later model 300 from the F series trucks if you want to stick with the i6 and get some cheap additional power, or stroke this thing with parts from the 300. You could also 302 swap it, but i would look for an 85GT motor, they are roller tappet, forged internals, with the carb, the 86 goes to a roller cam but was efi. They all are forged internally till 91 when they changed to cast pistons. The manifolds from the factory were pretty restricted, just putting after market intake and exhaust manifolds will wake up that i6 Offenhauser makes the 4bbl conversion intake with ported and polished runners, it makes a big difference in how these older i6 engines run.. sorry for any misspelled words..

                              • Darrell Gambrell
                                Darrell Gambrell  3 days back

                                How sabout instead if dropping in as 302, 289, consider a Ford Ecoboost 2.3L inline 4 ti the Paddle shift transmission.

                                • Robert Taylor
                                  Robert Taylor  3 days back

                                  I love the Econolines and the big and little slots are perfect! Can't wait to see this little gem back on the road.

                                  • tswrench
                                    tswrench  3 days back

                                    I'd like to see someone do an EV conversion on one of these.

                                    • discerningmind
                                      discerningmind  3 days back

                                      Thanks Mustie.  I enjoyed every minute of this.  Looking forward to the next episode!

                                      • Dallas Andrews
                                        Dallas Andrews  3 days back

                                        ok getto boys, put fancy wheels on a non running truck. get it running and fix all the rust first.

                                        • Mustie1
                                          Mustie1   3 days back

                                          um yeah it needs to roll to work on it

                                      • Ram 4570
                                        Ram 4570  3 days back

                                        Drop in a new 3.0 I-6 diesel from GM with a 10 speed trans then drive it every day.

                                        • stuart watson
                                          stuart watson  3 days back

                                          great clip mate .... SHE'S ALIVE !

                                          • Brian Regner
                                            Brian Regner  3 days back

                                            You could always put a narrowed nine inch in the back to add some power handling and also move the wheels inward. Love the slot mags, they really look good on it.

                                            • Michael Zerega
                                              Michael Zerega  4 days back

                                              jack stands

                                              • Veikra
                                                Veikra  4 days back

                                                My 2005 was way worst, I had to do inner and outter rockers. (see vid if into that) Nice little truck id have no use for, but I still like them

                                                • Stanley

                                                  Awesome vid, does anyone else see an adult Hot Wheels?

                                                  • august
                                                    august  4 days back

                                                    What an awesome channel !

                                                    • throttle bottle
                                                      throttle bottle  4 days back

                                                      I figured the gas would be pouring straight into the crankcase :))

                                                      • Gerard B du Coudray
                                                        Gerard B du Coudray  4 days back

                                                        Need a 'breather' hole on the 'gas can!' It is creating a vacuum!

                                                      • Loren Sims
                                                        Loren Sims  4 days back

                                                        I'm really getting a kick out of these videos! When my wife married her first husband (at age 14!) he had money and a collection of old cars. They had one of these, turquoise I think. They swapped the 'D' and the 'F' on the front. Whenever we saw one of these on the road she would call out "It's a Dorf!"
                                                        Charming old truck, not bad for as old as it is.
                                                        I'm about to start my own project "rustore" on a '98 Civic Sedan that's only been sitting for three years. I enjoy watching how you do it.

                                                        • Darrell Gambrell
                                                          Darrell Gambrell  4 days back

                                                          fyi THE 170CI PRODUCES 105HP, WHEREAS THE 144CI ONLY PRODUCES 85 HP. ALSO IF THIS IS A 1ST GEN 170, WILL BE A 4 MAIN BEARING CRANKSHAFT, VS 2ND GEN 7 MAIN BEARING CRANK.

                                                          Suitable replacement would be 200ci or 250ci inline 6 (7mian bearing) used in the Mustang, and "newer' Falcons. A 4speed manual Trans would be as nice improvement.

                                                        • Ed White
                                                          Ed White  4 days back

                                                          Those wheels look great! Only thing better is Crager SS's!

                                                          • Muquel Nel
                                                            Muquel Nel  4 days back

                                                            Best condition I have seen on an old truck by that tipe of year

                                                            • Rob Smith
                                                              Rob Smith  4 days back

                                                              Cool video Mustie1 I really enjoy listening to you narrate as you walk us through on what your doing. What was that round thing you used pliers to unscrew on the side of the Carb?

                                                              • Jim Jonrs
                                                                Jim Jonrs  4 days back

                                                                Ratty? Looks pretty clean to me.

                                                                • Rodder Files
                                                                  Rodder Files  4 days back

                                                                  Yes slots for the WIN Big n littles are perfect

                                                                  • HyperXprojects
                                                                    HyperXprojects  4 days back

                                                                    Could you or someone please let me know the tool that was used to ID the lug pattern? Thank You!

                                                                    • HyperXprojects
                                                                      HyperXprojects  13 hours back

                                                                      @billyfromtheusa thanks!

                                                                    • billyfromtheusa
                                                                      billyfromtheusa  15 hours back

                                                                      HyperXprojects just go on ebay. I have them on my list but havent bought any yet. You get 4 of them for $16 and change.

                                                                  • CrimeVid
                                                                    CrimeVid  4 days back

                                                                    Fuel resistant PTFE tape can be your friend !

                                                                    • Giblet535
                                                                      Giblet535  4 days back

                                                                      The guy who painted this, as a child, had a neighbor with a Schwinn "Orange Krate" with the cream colored banana seat.

                                                                      • CrimeVid
                                                                        CrimeVid  4 days back

                                                                        I like that little pick up truck, reminds me of the Commer pick ups (UK) ! there’s an orange one if you google it !
                                                                        Can’t see the point of oversize tyres on this little economy truck.

                                                                        • Shag Nasty
                                                                          Shag Nasty  4 days back

                                                                          You might just have a keeper there Mustie. That would not take much to win trophies in original unrestored category of your local car shows. Just wash it and clean it real good then shoot the outside with clear coat to preserve it.

                                                                          • Geoff Reed
                                                                            Geoff Reed  4 days back

                                                                            last time i rebuilt one of those it came with a fiber washer to go between the brass fitting and carb body.

                                                                            • George Busby
                                                                              George Busby  4 days back

                                                                              Why do you not remove the engine completely and then you can fix it without having to work in a confined space...? No cherry picker?

                                                                              • rcadd1ct
                                                                                rcadd1ct  5 days back

                                                                                Watch roadkill on their econoline truck. The had overheating issues. Might have been self inflicted, but they do have some comments on stock cooling parts.

                                                                                • YouGotsTheRabies
                                                                                  YouGotsTheRabies  5 days back

                                                                                  This Econoline is definitely better than "He Hate Me" from Roadkill. But yeah, a 302 would make it so much cooler.

                                                                                  • A.W. Baran
                                                                                    A.W. Baran  5 days back

                                                                                    A LOT lest rust on that frame than on the Toiletota!

                                                                                    • Eric Nay
                                                                                      Eric Nay  5 days back

                                                                                      Still would drop a 4 or 6 cylinder diesel in her...manual duals

                                                                                      • Stephen McQueen
                                                                                        Stephen McQueen  5 days back

                                                                                        A 302? That Truck Needs a 351! ;)

                                                                                        • woopimagpie
                                                                                          woopimagpie  5 days back

                                                                                          Get the boys from Skid Factory to help you put a Barra in it, then you could give Millsy a run in his Bedford, lol.