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  1. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    An unfortunate Texas cowboy experienced his Ford blowing more than a gasket along 287 yesterday. The white exhaust smoke severely limited visibility briefly across the road north of Memphis, Texas.
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    I'm guessing this poor Ford's heads cracked, distributor broke apart, and the catalytic converter split open.
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    Hear the rattle, see the smoke, you just passed a Powerjoke!
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Used to own a five speed 1983 Ford Ranger. Needed a new distributor cap and rotor, kept backfiring. One day, it sounded like a shotgun went off directly under my seat. I checked the undercarriage and discovered that the catalytic converter split wide open.

    Had to install a new distributor and cat after that fiasco. Learned stuff.
     
  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    As an ex-Amish person, I bought a 7.3L Powerstroke so I could remember what it was like to live without power.

    Full disclosure: I was never Amish, and I would never own a Powerstroke.
     
  6. SmallPackage

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    He was just trying to get to Amarillo by morning.
     
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Where was he coming from in such a hurry? Up from San Antone?
     
  8. SmallPackage

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    Yeah. Because some low lives took his saddle in Houston and he lost his wife and girlfriend along that trip.

    Having some luck for sure.
     
  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    That will happen when you go to Houston. It will also happen when Amarillo's on your mind.
     
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  10. RoadSideDown

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    There’s always another rodeo.
     
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  11. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Since we're on this thread about diesel Fords, what is the whining sound that comes from these things when taking off? We have an idiot kid in his mid 20's that lives down the road from us & you can hear him every time he leaves the house & starts down the road. It sounds like its tore up. Sounds kinda like transmission is slipping or an odd tire spinning sound.
    I am assuming that its a tuner that causes that but, no one has yet been able to tell me what it is, or why it makes all that dang noise.
    I know these kids enjoy it & it means power to them & they like to make it sound that way & show off, but IMHO, its stupid. However, back in the 70's, my dad thought what I did to my vehicles was stupid too.

    I hope someone can finally shed some light on what that noise is, what's causing it & why.
     
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