Bought A Ratty Ford Truck, Let The Fixing Begin.


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  • Grant 7 Paints & Coatings

    Really nice project....

    • King Chach
      King Chach  19 hours back

      Why are comments off on the newest video

      • Tom Hutchins
        Tom Hutchins  22 hours back

        That's actually a clean truck for the age and location . I would not mind owning it. Just pull the head there really simple to work on. Find another head.

        • Tom Hutchins
          Tom Hutchins  22 hours back

          Im giving away my age but i remember when the Econoline falcons comets were fairly new in the late 60's and early 70's . It seemed like they all had an exhaust leak at the pipe to manifold and sounded like a tractor. (Yes it should have a donut at the connection but most were a softer material). The engine had soft motor mounts moved all over and a long exhaust pipe so they all leaked sooner or later usually sooner. The broken head casting was not common. But the bolts that were not blind always rusted up because the water could get in from the back side. Fe' v8's had the same issue.

          • eddy lee
            eddy lee  1 days back

            And just to let you know the orig caps are just sick.. Keep them man :)

            • eddy lee
              eddy lee  1 days back

              Hay man. That thing needs a new different head. Just find anther head and be done with it.... For that I am sure that you can find a head somewhere. broadly cheep.. The head that you have is junk .Com-on Mustie Do it right.. Just saying...

              • Hill On Wheels
                Hill On Wheels  1 days back

                Why not just cut the inner lip off the fender in the rear and weld it to give yourself a little extra clearance for those sweet wheels and tires you have? Seeing you install the mag wheel nuts brought back fond and hateful memories of my 1982 Dodge Ram 1500 Van with a 225 slant six with 4 on the floor manual. Thanks for that, it brought me back to my high school days.

                • P51ride
                  P51ride  1 days back

                  Please shut off the torch before each application of PB Blaster

                  • P51ride
                    P51ride  1 days back

                    One technique I used to get rusted screws, nuts, and bolts loose on vacuum cleaners was to heat them up and then spray them with PB Blaster. The PB Blaster will wick up the threads and crack the rust loose. It might take two or three times of using this technique to get those stubborn bolts loose

                    • Roger Camp
                      Roger Camp  1 days back

                      Takes me back to my first car in '73,a '61 Falcon with the 144 six and Fordomatic, even put a carb similar to yours on it at one time, think it came from a '64 Econoline van.

                      • jerk hall
                        jerk hall  1 days back

                        your manifold video was the best, why disable the comments?

                        • jerk hall
                          jerk hall  14 hours back

                          I actually picked up few good tips off that, so please keep the camera rolling, even the projects that you have to wrestle with, like that one!!

                        • Mustie1
                          Mustie1   1 days back

                          too many nasty comments,

                      • Skillbiscutt
                        Skillbiscutt  2 days back

                        The lighting is much better!

                        • Duane Kriebel
                          Duane Kriebel  2 days back

                          Wow, a flash first van was a a '65 ford Falcon window van, had the 240 6 cyl. I put a 289 in it when I was 16. Sadly a VW beetle and a bad driver made a left in front of me when I was doing 55..I went right thru the windshield ( nlo seat belt on luckily) and that bus type steering wheel was pushed right back into the drivers seat. My NEXT ride was a '66 Galaxy 500, I WANTED something with a HOOD out front..LOL
                          Love the vids Mustie..thanks man.

                          • C F
                            C F  2 days back

                            Looks like a lot of work to fix all that rust. Knowing Mustie1 he gets it done.

                            • James Proulx
                              James Proulx  2 days back

                              It's weird how he has comments disabled for the other video. First time for that. Someone must of been a douche. Lol

                              • John Moore
                                John Moore  1 days back

                                @Mustie1 That's really unfortunate. The comments and observations and tips are, for the most part, helpful and often entertaining. It is disheartening to see it stopped. I hope it's only temporary. Please don't let it alter your style in any way.

                              • Mustie1
                                Mustie1   2 days back

                                quite a few were,

                            • Marlon Octavianus
                              Marlon Octavianus  2 days back

                              Please keep the rims.. It looks nice.. Very nice.. Just change the tire if that's possible..

                              • WildXNature
                                WildXNature  2 days back

                                Mustie1 get a decal printer and you can make your own gaskets. With the cutouts and holes.

                                • WildXNature
                                  WildXNature  2 days back

                                  Where did you get the lug pattern gauge sets?

                                  • Bruce Marcotte
                                    Bruce Marcotte  3 days back

                                    I'm not sure why you turned off the comments in the 3rd video. But having owned a 65 Falcon Ranchero from 1977 to 1990, you may want to get that head magnafluxed, those heads are notorious for cracking either on the intake manifold part in the middle of the carb or where the exhaust manifold bolts in the center. In 13 years I had 2 cracked heads. I would look at dumping the 170 CU inch and go to the 200 CU inch. The 200 has the same head / intake manifold configuration but is not prone to cracking like the 170. Not picking just telling you of things I had happen with my 170.

                                    • cobrasvt347
                                      cobrasvt347  3 days back

                                      Buy ya some straights and some elbows and build ya a exhaust manifold. It's cheap and you can make it how you want 👍

                                      • Justin Smith
                                        Justin Smith  3 days back


                                        • Ron Wolenski
                                          Ron Wolenski  3 days back

                                          I'm amazed you haven't soaked down that carb with Gumout spray first...

                                          • Sco Scorch
                                            Sco Scorch  3 days back

                                            Merry Christmas Mustie , thanks for all your content :)

                                            • john kindon
                                              john kindon  3 days back

                                              Those wheels look fab made for that truck we call them ross style wheels in the UK i had a set on my 70s cherokee jeep with big bfgs on all terrain they just seem to match any vehicle you put them on plus they clean up nice.

                                              • Rich Wood
                                                Rich Wood  4 days back

                                                A nice solid lifter 351 windsor should wake the lil pick up up!!

                                                • marcus cicero
                                                  marcus cicero  4 days back

                                                  enjoyed the vid

                                                  • CALVIN L. NIKONT
                                                    CALVIN L. NIKONT  4 days back

                                                    Wouldn't that carb jet push out from its detent on the inside of the intake just like a snowblower carb?

                                                    • seniorjohnl
                                                      seniorjohnl  4 days back

                                                      The fuel inlet fitting, there's probably a fiber or plastic washer in the kit that fits between the carb body and brass colored nut if it leaks again, another great video!

                                                      • Chris Hewitt
                                                        Chris Hewitt  4 days back

                                                        I like the wheels. Reminds me of a hotwheels !

                                                        • Graham McNally
                                                          Graham McNally  4 days back

                                                          Rustoration. Perfection.

                                                          • Graham McNally
                                                            Graham McNally  4 days back

                                                            Love your channel.

                                                            • Anthony Poole
                                                              Anthony Poole  4 days back

                                                              With the pumps I put so petroleum jelly to keep the rubber soft

                                                              • GGALLIN1776
                                                                GGALLIN1776  5 days back

                                                                Even if you live in Alaska I think that still would qualify as a surf truck. The paint scheme is sweet.

                                                                My 80 malibu came with a set of those halibrand mags, wish they didn't disappear on me!

                                                                Stick with the big ones....put extended lugs & a 1/2" spacer or two.

                                                                • John Catt
                                                                  John Catt  5 days back

                                                                  I would see if they make a different manifold so that you could put twin deuces on it.

                                                                  • cyberjack-CJ
                                                                    cyberjack-CJ  5 days back

                                                                    that runs grate foe a old girl

                                                                    • Frank Ruiz Jr
                                                                      Frank Ruiz Jr  5 days back

                                                                      Get an old GMC gastank that goes behind the seat or one for a Willis Jeep that goes under the driver's seat and relocate the fill to the front

                                                                      • brad08stanggt
                                                                        brad08stanggt  5 days back

                                                                        Lovveeeee this project!!!

                                                                        • ShartingFish
                                                                          ShartingFish  5 days back

                                                                          Those wheels look amazing,. Also those old I6 ford truck motors were indestructible..

                                                                          Possible cheap upgrades?
                                                                          Rear is the older ford 7.5in rear, the 8.8 from an 86 mustang GT should be a direct swap if you want posi trac, you can also get a later model 300 from the F series trucks if you want to stick with the i6 and get some cheap additional power, or stroke this thing with parts from the 300. You could also 302 swap it, but i would look for an 85GT motor, they are roller tappet, forged internals, with the carb, the 86 goes to a roller cam but was efi. They all are forged internally till 91 when they changed to cast pistons. The manifolds from the factory were pretty restricted, just putting after market intake and exhaust manifolds will wake up that i6 Offenhauser makes the 4bbl conversion intake with ported and polished runners, it makes a big difference in how these older i6 engines run.. sorry for any misspelled words..

                                                                          • Darrell Gambrell
                                                                            Darrell Gambrell  6 days back

                                                                            How sabout instead if dropping in as 302, 289, consider a Ford Ecoboost 2.3L inline 4 ti the Paddle shift transmission.

                                                                            • Robert Taylor
                                                                              Robert Taylor  6 days back

                                                                              I love the Econolines and the big and little slots are perfect! Can't wait to see this little gem back on the road.

                                                                              • tswrench
                                                                                tswrench  6 days back

                                                                                I'd like to see someone do an EV conversion on one of these.

                                                                                • discerningmind
                                                                                  discerningmind  6 days back

                                                                                  Thanks Mustie.  I enjoyed every minute of this.  Looking forward to the next episode!

                                                                                  • Dallas Andrews
                                                                                    Dallas Andrews  6 days back

                                                                                    ok getto boys, put fancy wheels on a non running truck. get it running and fix all the rust first.

                                                                                    • Mustie1
                                                                                      Mustie1   6 days back

                                                                                      um yeah it needs to roll to work on it

                                                                                  • Ram 4570
                                                                                    Ram 4570  6 days back

                                                                                    Drop in a new 3.0 I-6 diesel from GM with a 10 speed trans then drive it every day.

                                                                                    • stuart watson
                                                                                      stuart watson  6 days back

                                                                                      great clip mate .... SHE'S ALIVE !

                                                                                      • Brian Regner
                                                                                        Brian Regner  6 days back

                                                                                        You could always put a narrowed nine inch in the back to add some power handling and also move the wheels inward. Love the slot mags, they really look good on it.

                                                                                        • Michael Zerega
                                                                                          Michael Zerega  6 days back

                                                                                          jack stands

                                                                                          • Veikra
                                                                                            Veikra  6 days back

                                                                                            My 2005 was way worst, I had to do inner and outter rockers. (see vid if into that) Nice little truck id have no use for, but I still like them