This old truck was used for hauling clay muck from the basement of our addition. That was 10 years ago. Since then is has sat, unmoved, in 6 inches of mud. That is until me and my buddy, with his 2001 F450 pulled it out of its dark dank home and into some light. Thankfully it had faired the 10 years "well" and looked like it could run again. With a little tweaking I got the engine to turn over but had no spark. I traced it down to the wire leading from the switch to the distributor. That was last fall before the snow came. No, fast forward to today, I threw a battery in it along with a wire leading from the battery to the distributor. After pouring some fuel into the bowl of the carb I jumped in the cab and turned the key. It started almost instantly. It ran rough for a bit until it warmed up enough to fire on all 8 cylinders. From there I hooked up a snow thrower fuel tank and got it started again. With very little feness and more brute force I drove it out of its hole and up near the sheds. Now it awaits new vacuum parts for the brakes and some diagnosing.
Just a little bit on a 17 year old's escapades out of the tractor hobby and into the world of big trucks haha