Home Discussion Forum Tech Articles Other Articles Featured Rides Readers Rides Classifieds Shirts & Decals Parts Store

Ford Ranger Discussion Forum

Off-Road Truck Of The Month

'AgPete139'
September 2014 OTOTM

Mini Truck Of The Month

'alexp11'
September 2014 MTOTM
 

Go Back   The Ranger Station Forums > TRS Photo & Video Galleries > Your Garage > Show Off Your Off-Road Truck

Show Off Your Off-Road Truck Show us your truck! Please put construction/build up pics in the 'RBV's Under Construction' forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
Danger FX4 Ranger
Member
 
Danger FX4 Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 436
Vehicle Year: 2005
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: FX4 Ranger
Rep Power: 15
Danger FX4 Ranger is on a distinguished road
Default INFO NEEDED: Ford Super Duty Engine (401, 477, 534)

An uncle and I have been wanting to restore a large heavy duty Ford work truck. Here's what we are thinking about, it's for sale for $1800 OBO:



It's a 1958 Ford FT 850 with a 10 speed. The truck is powered by this BEAST of a gas burner

It's a 534 cubic inch gas burning V8 in the "Super Duty Truck Engine" family. It is equipped with a 4 bbl holley carb. This motor produces close to 500 ft lbs of torque at only 2000 RPMS, while only producing 260 hp . I'm surprised at the lack of information which can be found on these motors, considering how many volunteer fire departments and farms are still running these motors. Does anyone know where I could find a shop manual or a good source of parts for these monsters? I've found a small ammount of information on other Ford truck forums, but nothing which compares to the information in the tech library located on TRS.
__________________
2005 FX4 Ranger: 265/75/16 Mud King XT's, ooga horn.

2006 crew cab XLT 4x4 F150: 5.4 V8, 3.55 LS, leveling kit, 285/70/17 BFG A/T's, Flowmaster 40 series.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsgeorge4x4 View Post
beat that toilet

Last edited by Danger FX4 Ranger; 01-10-2009 at 11:00 PM.
Danger FX4 Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Forum Notices (Not shown to 'Premium Members')

 Reminder:

 We're looking for participants to help move our banner from Alaska to Florida: Click HERE.

 Click HERE to see the banner map.

 Want to become a Premium Member & not see these notices? Click HERE.

Want your truck considered for Truck Of The Month? Click HERE.

Don't forget to vote!

Old 01-07-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
greasemonkey01
Junior Member
 
greasemonkey01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 47
Vehicle Year: 1990,1978,2004
Vehicle Make: All Ford
Vehicle Model: Bronco II, F-150,F-250 Super Duty
Rep Power: 12
greasemonkey01 is on a distinguished road
Default

best bets either ebay or google, if you can't find it on their its probably not available. or you could go to that place called the library Thats a good looking truck by the way especially for $1800.
greasemonkey01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
Danger FX4 Ranger
Member
 
Danger FX4 Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 436
Vehicle Year: 2005
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: FX4 Ranger
Rep Power: 15
Danger FX4 Ranger is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greasemonkey01 View Post
best bets either ebay or google, if you can't find it on their its probably not available. or you could go to that place called the library
I've found a few gaskets, ring kits, and replacement carbs on Ebay. I also found a complete master rebuild kit in another online store, but I need to find more on specs and tech info. From what I am reading on other forums, NAPA is about the only parts store which might have some parts. Considering they were manufactured from 1958-1981, I'm surprised at the lack of sources available.
__________________
2005 FX4 Ranger: 265/75/16 Mud King XT's, ooga horn.

2006 crew cab XLT 4x4 F150: 5.4 V8, 3.55 LS, leveling kit, 285/70/17 BFG A/T's, Flowmaster 40 series.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsgeorge4x4 View Post
beat that toilet

Last edited by Danger FX4 Ranger; 01-07-2009 at 11:45 AM.
Danger FX4 Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
baddis
Premium Member


 
baddis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Avon,il
Posts: 1,307
Vehicle Year: 1997 2000
Vehicle Make: Ford Ford
Vehicle Model: Explorer Ranger
I use this vehicle for: dd and having fun
Rep Power: 24
baddis will become famous soon enoughbaddis will become famous soon enough
Default

what braking system does it have? air/hydraulic or air? if so it takes a special endorsement on your license to drive along with an upgrade due to its size
__________________
Joined: 24-July 04
Member No.: 43

IF IT ISN'T BROKE I HAVEN'T TRIED
baddis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 12:26 AM   #5
Danger FX4 Ranger
Member
 
Danger FX4 Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 436
Vehicle Year: 2005
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: FX4 Ranger
Rep Power: 15
Danger FX4 Ranger is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baddis View Post
what braking system does it have? air/hydraulic or air? if so it takes a special endorsement on your license to drive along with an upgrade due to its size
Air. The skirt has a provision for an air compressor. It would remain on a farm. My family has 1,000+ acres of farm land outside of the the Talladega National Forrest. It would be a project truck. I am still researching on how easily I can find parts for it. The engine series has very little information available except for several inactive forums, which worries me considering how long they were made.
__________________
2005 FX4 Ranger: 265/75/16 Mud King XT's, ooga horn.

2006 crew cab XLT 4x4 F150: 5.4 V8, 3.55 LS, leveling kit, 285/70/17 BFG A/T's, Flowmaster 40 series.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsgeorge4x4 View Post
beat that toilet

Last edited by Danger FX4 Ranger; 01-08-2009 at 12:33 AM.
Danger FX4 Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 02:57 AM   #6
pud
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 159
Rep Power: 14
pud is on a distinguished road
Default

ford-trucks.com has a forum specific for these engines....continue your search there.
pud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
Danger FX4 Ranger
Member
 
Danger FX4 Ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 436
Vehicle Year: 2005
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: FX4 Ranger
Rep Power: 15
Danger FX4 Ranger is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pud View Post
ford-trucks.com has a forum specific for these engines....continue your search there.
Thanks, I found that forum a few days ago. I have been reading through some of the threads over the past couple of days. I also plan to check with a local fire equipment distributor who has worked on a few fire trucks which are still running that series of motor.
__________________
2005 FX4 Ranger: 265/75/16 Mud King XT's, ooga horn.

2006 crew cab XLT 4x4 F150: 5.4 V8, 3.55 LS, leveling kit, 285/70/17 BFG A/T's, Flowmaster 40 series.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsgeorge4x4 View Post
beat that toilet

Last edited by Danger FX4 Ranger; 01-10-2009 at 11:03 PM.
Danger FX4 Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
85_Ranger4x4
December 2013 OTOTM

 
85_Ranger4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Between Omaha & Des Moines
Posts: 12,453
Vehicle Year: 1985
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
I use this vehicle for: A weapon of massive consumption.
Rep Power: 58
85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future85_Ranger4x4 has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baddis View Post
what braking system does it have? air/hydraulic or air? if so it takes a special endorsement on your license to drive along with an upgrade due to its size
Farm trucks don't require that endorsement in my state. You can get by with a lot of stuff with farm plates.

There probably isn't much of a demand for them as far as parts go, they made them for a long time... and now their only users are short distance farmers and small town fire depts, they don't really rack up that many miles and at the first chance they are dumped for something newer.

It would be unusual for only Napa to have parts for it, usually for oddball stuff like that we can get still a price comparison between O' Reilly's, Napa and Carquest. They will be slow moving parts so they may have to order, but they should still be available. Keep an eye on Ebay, go to swap meets and garage closing sales and look for books. They are out there, but it will take some work to dig them up.

We are looking at getting a 1970's L7000 grain truck for a tow pig, supposed to have a 360 in it (which it shouldn't). It was retired due to a rusted grain box (yours looks perfect from the outside) and the owner was tired of it hammering down the gas and replaced it with a diesel semi. Plans are to repaint the cab, scrap the box, shorten it up and make it a tractor to pull our gooseneck with.
__________________
1985 Ford Ranger Custom, 4x4, PA 3" BL, 5.0 HO wannabe, C5 Transmixer, 31 spline T/L 8.8 w/ disc brakes.

Build Thread

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley (1819-75)
85_Ranger4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 01:21 AM   #9
despeshante
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Vehicle Year: 1957
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: F250 4x4
Rep Power: 0
despeshante is on a distinguished road
Default

....is this truck still available for sale? I am extremely interested!!!!! If so please contact me a despeshante@gmail.com or 310.890.4280 Thank you.
despeshante is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 PM.




1999-2014 / 959 Media LLC / All Rights Reserved