1973 Ford F100 Reviews

1973 Ford F100 XLT 302 V8 from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 302 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance64900 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

The truck will still be running 100+ years from now

Faults:

Nothing really normal wear and tear.

Seats recovered.

Dash board replaced.

New carpet.

New tires.

New paint.

Rhino liner in bed.

Replaced spark plugs and wires.

Changed oil every 2000 miles.

Brakes changed.

General Comments:

This truck is fast on take off and handles quite well in curves.

They need to make trucks like this instead of pop cans on wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2009

1973 Ford F100 Custom 5.0 302 small block from North America

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 302 small block Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired167120 miles
Most recent distance168039 miles
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

SWEET

Faults:

When I bought this truck from a friend of mine, I knew the drive train was well taken care of, but the body was the exact opposite. The body is gone; the cab corners, the cab mounts, and the floor are all rusted through, and the box is about the same.

The motor has about 50,000 on it because it was replaced, and when the motor was replaced, the tranny and clutch were replaced. I upgraded the exhaust to headers and a flex pipe. It does a 300ft burnout in 2nd gear. The rear-end is a Ford 9 bolt posi.

General Comments:

This truck is three on the tree, and I had some problems with the shift linkages falling off one night at my buddy's house. I looked everywhere and I couldn't find replacement. So I made my own, and when I made them, I made them backwards so the shift pattern is backwards.

Other than that, it has been good to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2005

1973 Ford F100 Custom 302 V8 from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 302 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance350000 miles
Previous carDodge ram 2500

Summary:

A monster that just won't die

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the truck except for the general wear and tear you would get on a truck you drive every day. The tail lights went out, the brakes pads needed replacing, besides that every else was fine.

General Comments:

This truck is a monster I have driven it for 300,500 miles and have never had any thing major go wrong. I sold my truck because I needed a more room because my me and my kids would not fit in a single cab any more. If this truck was crew cab I'd keep it for ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2005

10th Feb 2005, 13:46

In just over two years you have driven this 30 year old truck some 160,000 miles?

That is hard to believe.

6th Jan 2006, 06:44

Yeah man, I agree, it is hard to believe. Stop playing around and really drive the monster!

9th Jan 2006, 15:49

I can believe that, I own one and would drive it that much if I could afford the gas.

9th Mar 2006, 20:10

I recently bought one and it is in poor shape due to negligence. I'm looking forward to getting it running right and hearing that 351 mod. screaming again.

24th May 2006, 02:11

I just bought a 1973 ford f100 and it seems to run OK. Neighbor said this truck will run forever. Strong 360 v8 engine. The steering is terrible, instrument gauges don't work and I think I need a new alternator. Anyone with comments of this thing?

6th Mar 2007, 13:37

I bough a 1973 Ford F100 about 3 months ago from a friend who treated it like crap. Now that I got it its running good and I haven't had any problems with it so far. All though it does eat oil like no other. It has a 360 and I drive the truck every day. Its all over the road on the highway's, but you get used to it. I think it has somewhere around 150,000 miles on it. Other than my having to buy oil I absolutely love the truck. If you want to give me some useful information email me at moparfan05@hotmail.com. thanks.

2nd Aug 2007, 01:37

I had a 73 F-100 up until May. The 360 had a ton of power to match the thing. It was pretty fast for a stock truck.

27th Jan 2009, 08:48

The rear main seal is a bit of a leaker, and the power steering column is leaking fluid.

The fluid coming down the steering column is the speedometer cable. The cable is lubed by the transmission fluid. The speedometer needle will start moving up and down while driving a constant speed; that means your transmission is low on fluid or your transmission filter needs to be changed. Tighten the cable up on the gauge pod and that should fix your leak.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews