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#1 Reed Breneman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 09:42 AM

First ,my wife has been tellin me I have to many tractors and walk behinds for a while now so I decided to sell off a few ,,,do some trading ,maybe throw in a new project or two,First I sold my simplicity walk behind sickle bar mower for a nice profit,next I sold my montgomery wards  I restored for a good profit,(this was the tractor that bugged my wife the most)It went to a collector and will have a life of ease at tractor shows and parades.I bought a honda gold wing that my wife loves,she is just waiting to get out and go for a ride.Then yesterday I traded my old john deere 210 I have owned a few years and liked but she was starting to smoke pretty bad and it was having some other issues(,I was thinking restore this winter on it) Anyway I traded for a 1998 Ford F 150 4x4 extended cab that looks pretty nice and has 4 new tires but has a blown head gasket(there may be the crazy part of the week)I do know how to repair the truck and I have the shop for it now ,(I will get pics of truck soon)I just had a guy come out of the blue with that offer,he nned a mower and I wanted a better truck then my old 86 ford thats needing a few things but still drives and hauls all my firewood.And tomorrow I have a guy bringing me a john deere 300 that runs well and appears to be in good shape with a deck he wants to trade for some extra tools I have and dont need,from when I merged my shop into the new shop ,I am gonna need some shop time to unwind and take stock of what all I did,,,,what a ride!

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 09:45 AM

forgot pics of my old 210

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 10:07 AM

You'll love the 300, great old tractor. If you can restore a GT, you can replace head gaskets on a 302 with no issues. take lots of photos as you pull it down and get a manual for the engine.


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 10:26 AM

1998 didn't have the 302, 4.2 or 4.6. A little bit different than the 302


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 10:31 AM

The 90's V6 OHC Fords were head gasket eaters, but if he didn't damage anything else by overheating or something, the replacement gaskets and additive for cooling system will cure it.


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The head gasket problem originated with the use of Dex-Cool. Soon as they got away from it problem solved


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The 90's V6 OHC Fords were head gasket eaters, but if he didn't damage anything else by overheating or something, the replacement gaskets and additive for cooling system will cure it.

it has the 4.6 triton v8 and it still fires up and runs good except for the head gasket,he said it didnt over heat ,the oil still looks good and smells good ,not milky or anything,when you start it ,it does a good job of pressurizing the cooling system.my mitchell repair book calls for either removing the front clip and the cab or remove the engine.so i think the body work i was thinking about might get done at the same time


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The head gasket problem originated with the use of Dex-Cool. Soon as they got away from it problem solved


Ford's speciality orange, used through at least 2011, is Dexcool, if they stopped, they just stopped. The problem was never the Dexcool, it was not following a rather complicated service procedure and mixing none compatible chemicals with it.
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Posted August 05, 2016 - 12:59 PM

it has the 4.6 triton v8 and it still fires up and runs good except for the head gasket,he said it didnt over heat ,the oil still looks good and smells good ,not milky or anything,when you start it ,it does a good job of pressurizing the cooling system.my mitchell repair book calls for either removing the front clip and the cab or remove the engine.so i think the body work i was thinking about might get done at the same time


That's a good engine, rather have it than the expensive to repair 5.4.
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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:07 PM

Looks like a 1979 GL1000 all dressed out in Vetter with the coveted "Cycle Sound", AND radio cover!

 

My 1st GL was a 1978 GL1000 with the Vetter fairing.

My 78 and wife's 89 GL1500 Motortrike.

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Now I upgraded..1996 GL1500 SE

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:15 PM

here are a few pics of the truck,thought since I had to go so far to repair the motor maybe i would fix the rust and put a little performance under the hood and paint her ,make a real nice truck out of it

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:20 PM

Looks like a 1979 GL1000 all dressed out in Vetter with the coveted "Cycle Sound", AND radio cover!

 

My 1st GL was a 1978 GL1000 with the Vetter fairing.

My 78 and wife's 89 GL1500 Motortrike.Its actually a 1982 gl1100  otherwise you are correct!

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Now I upgraded..1996 GL1500 SE

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:23 PM

we will try that post again,dont know what I did wrong but,,,,,,anyway mine is a 1982 Gl1100  with Vetter night stalker equipment with some extra chrome

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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:27 PM

That 'Jayhawks' has got to go!


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 06:39 PM

That 'Jayhawks' has go to go!

yes it does,I humbly apologize and ask forgiveness!!!


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