Good Day Gentlemen,
I am T Bob Trasman.
Richfield NC (thriving mega-tropolis) is my home. I have a 1971 Ford Ranger F-100 w/302, 3 on the tree, arm-strong steering, by Ford truck. It even has the FM radio add-on under the dash. It is in pretty good shape. Almost no rust, all the trim is in place, and the paint is dead but whole. No rust through on the bed. A small blistering behind the right front wheel. All the gauges work and all the lights.
I am looking forward to discussing life with a 40+ vehicle.Unfortunately I CAN remember when these trucks were new. (heavy sigh) I would like to put power steering and auto transmission on it to make it more user friendly. Any and all input and info will gladly be accepted and appreciated.
The odometer says 78K and I am the third owner. The first held the truck for 4 years, the second owner held it until 2008 when I bought it from his estate. I guess someone will buy it from mine in the distant future.... I hope.
The Current project is replacing the water pump. A simple straight forward project ... until the first bolt rung off. Thankfully it was the only one. I will try to finish this in the AM. It seems the bold is expanded into the hole and I can't (easily) slide it off the new stud I just created. So I will remove the radiator just as a safety measure and begin working it off without screwing any gasket surfaces up.