Originally Posted by graniteguy
A $1200 truck will always be worth $1200 so its not really a financial risk unless you get carried away upgrading it or you devalue by breaking something major.
the downside is these are emmissions trucks. I have a 79 with a 460. With the 8:1 compression the HP is about the same as a Saturn 4 banger. Its strong though. Lots of torque/towing power.
Originally Posted by Lord Of War
Weld County where he might register it dosent have emmissions.
I think we are talking about the same emmissions...
No, you are not. The truck has emissions equipment on it, not having to have it registered.
But then again, it being a 79 with a 351M, I don't think it does.
Personally, I wouldn't go for it. As you said, the economy isn't picking itself up yet, and you never know when you may need that extra $1200.
Even if it was strictly a wheeler, imagine the price of equipment you may break. Because breaking things is inevitable.
I'd put the money into a interest flowing savings account, and fap to the thought of the older wheeling rig.
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