With the car running I figured I could start focusing on the wagons much needed suspension upgrades.
I just finished mowing my yard, was out of beer. Figured I'd get a couple more miles one the engine. On the way home car was running so good, tell bout a mile from home. A very slight hesitation, I thought that was odd. Then I thought, shit I best get my ass home.
Then bout 20-30 yds. from my lower driveway, knock knock shit.
Good news, made it in my drive. Very good news, just bought beer. Bad news motor garbage.
Reach in the back seat grabbed a beer and started. Somewhere around 3-7 into it the wife walks down, "why'd ya park down here?"
I just looked very unamused at her.
She turned around and walked back up to the house.
So, I left it right there for bout a week.
Hooked onto it pulled it up the hill, out with my frankin.
So by this point, im done with this motor. I spent about 2 weeks looking at every engine swap, wrecked suby, used engine, jdm, usdm options. Althought i know what i would like todo. Right around this time, buying another piece of land to build a house for the wife and a shop for me. That an having my 3rd kid on it's way. Just not the time to spend quite that much. I called ended up calling a very long time friend and also my mechanic/beer buddy.
Told him: "find me a 251, 100,000 miles."
Ten min. Later he calls back: it'll be here Thursday.
My reply: cool.
Back to another kid coming. Wife's xt is not going to fit 3 car seats. Time to trade it in.
This is what she picked up.
3.5 twin turbo. I hated to see the xt go, just got over the warranty. That means upgrades. O'well.
But this f150 is sooo much fun, plus upgrades are endless.
I figured, well might as well through the 5mt swap I've had setting for too long.
Time for some more cleaning.