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1979 Ford Ranger Lariat




rusty ol ranger

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177 CID
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Sharp truck.
 

Jazzer

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Sharp truck.
I thought about tagging you in this, but I didn’t bother because I knew you’d find it.

It really is nice looking. I wonder what his reserve is.
 

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great looking rig

429 with a 3 sp auto, what's that mean, max of 8 mpg?
 

ekrampitzjr

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great looking rig

429 with a 3 sp auto, what's that mean, max of 8 mpg?
You laugh, but my stepfather's rusty '72 F-100 with a 390 and auto was usually around 11–12 mpg tops. Toward the end, it was down under 10 mpg.

The same became true with my dad's '92 Chevrolet Silverado with 350 and auto. Despite a tuneup, it had issues and its mileage dropped to under 10 mpg before I junked it.
 

rusty ol ranger

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
I thought about tagging you in this, but I didn’t bother because I knew you’d find it.

It really is nice looking. I wonder what his reserve is.
Probably 20-25k.

great looking rig

429 with a 3 sp auto, what's that mean, max of 8 mpg?
Depends on the rear gear. A 3.54 you could pry squeeze 11 from it. A 4.10? Yeah....8 maybe.

My 78 F350 dually i had with a 400/4sp(manual) and a 4.30 rear averaged 6. Granted the motor wasnt stock and i LOVED hearing them secondaries on that big edelbrock about mid 2nd gear lol.

My 77 F250with a stock 400 and a 3.07 with a C6 i could get 13-14 if i was careful
 

4.0blue98

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Ranger
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Round
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It was like that when I found it.
That's nice! Not to far from me but out of my budget...😢
 

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Back in Sept 1981, I drove my 72-F-250,(390),4x4 , from Pittsburgh P.A. to Seward Alaska. I did have to fuel up a lot. But gas was a bit cheaper back then. I'll post a pic from back then asap.
 

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ford/escape
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2.5 (4 Cylinder)
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2.5/151 I-4
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235/70/16
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the grey-t escape

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Pre-2008 lift/Stock
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31X10.5R15/265/65R17
Someone clicked on the wrong box for the cab type. That's the smallest crew cab I've ever seen. Considering the condition it's in, and if I had the money, I'd buy it.
 

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