1979 Ford F150 Custom Explorer 5.8 gas from North America
Great first truck
When purchased, the truck did not idle.
The rims were all rusted out and the bed needed a little work.
Needs new valve cover gaskets.
The timing was way out of spec and the carb needed some adjustments.
The seat has some cuts and holes.
The carpet by the shift is a little ripped.
One tire leaked and a brake pad was cracked.
Has little rust. And the wiring was a mess.
Radio stays on full time because the previous owner didn't know what he was doing.
The truck is up and running great. We fine tuned the timing and adjusted the carb. The truck will idle at 400 RPM and revs like a tank.
I bought the truck with all working additional gauges (tach, tranny temp, etc...). I sanded down the rims and painted them gloss black, and redid the back brakes while painting the rims.
I love driving the 4 speed, since I'm a teenager and I have way more plans with this truck. I paid $1000 for it, and now to me it's well worth $5000-$10,000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th July, 2014
12th Jul 2014, 17:20
An unrestored 1979 F-150 with 191,000 miles on it worth $5,000 - $10,000???
As Aerosmith once said - "Dream On"...
BTW - If you get an offer in that range, TAKE IT!
13th Jul 2014, 03:41
If the ignition timing was was way out of spec, be on the lookout for timing chain wear.
How to check - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4_f5ukZVri8