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- Oct 12, 2016
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My stuff is at All Cape Machine in Hyannis.Didnt know you were in Mass. Good to see some locals with 6.4Ls still around. If you ever need tools or access to an IDS feel free to reach out. Where did you go for machining? I went to RCS i believe it was called out of ludlow. Was very pleased with their service. Wheres your stuff at?
Shit, it's been a minute.
I pulled the motor out of the silver truck I actually bought off a dude on here. Ran it for a little over a year, was a great truck to me, but the motor was always destined for my 250.
Looking at that picture now I'm not sure why we tossed that 6 liter tailgate, out of the 4 we have at the shop it probably was the best.
Anyways, we were on a time crunch. With my old man's yukon at the dealer (for five months and eleven days, in the end) my f250 was the most reliable 4 door vehicle to take on vacation. Only it didn't have an engine.
The torque converter put up a hell of a fight but I got it in, lost a driveshaft, and still made it in time to take the family on a trip from Massachusetts to Shenandoah national park, Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN, and southwest Florida and back. I made time to meet up with some friends I'd met through a groupchat and until then never spoken in person, it was a great experience and the truck made it. The ride on 26 in and 40 out of NC are both truly gorgeous, as is driving skyline drive. Highly recommended.
After sitting for 2 years, and only about a week of shakedown, the only thing that went wrong was a caliper started dragging and I replaced it in the garage of the airbnb in Florida.
Now, the truck's hiding from the salt, I run it every dry day just so it doesn't sit, and in a few weeks I'll hop back over to driving it every night. Right now, I'm still stacking parts to build a 750-800 hp capable motor with a turbo setup from shane. Although at this rate, hopefully he's not retired by the time I'm ready to build it.
I got some carnage pics and some souvenirs when i finally disassembled my engine, I'll try and find the pictures later.