Bought A Ratty Ford Truck, Let The Fixing Begin.


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  • Mike Fn Garage
    Mike Fn Garage  3 hours back

    no worries about rust I would drive the crap out of that guys who comment negative stuff are just Jealous there arent very many of those around yet ones without rust. Just make it as solid as you can and rock it. .

    • Jody Campbell
      Jody Campbell  12 hours back

      On the lighting question, I don't know what you are using to edit but most video editors allow you to adjust the color temperature. I'm not complaining about the lighting but you could save yourself a few bucks on your power bill if you kept the LED lighting and just use the software to color correct the footage. Some (e.g. premiere pro, etc.) will let you save out a LUT so you don't have to reproduce the same look across multiple videos.

      • Grant 7 Paints & Coatings

        Really nice project....

        • King Chach
          King Chach  2 days back

          Why are comments off on the newest video

          • Tom Hutchins
            Tom Hutchins  2 days back

            That's actually a clean truck for the age and location . I would not mind owning it. Just pull the head there really simple to work on. Find another head.

            • Tom Hutchins
              Tom Hutchins  2 days back

              Im giving away my age but i remember when the Econoline falcons comets were fairly new in the late 60's and early 70's . It seemed like they all had an exhaust leak at the pipe to manifold and sounded like a tractor. (Yes it should have a donut at the connection but most were a softer material). The engine had soft motor mounts moved all over and a long exhaust pipe so they all leaked sooner or later usually sooner. The broken head casting was not common. But the bolts that were not blind always rusted up because the water could get in from the back side. Fe' v8's had the same issue.

              • eddy lee
                eddy lee  2 days back

                And just to let you know the orig caps are just sick.. Keep them man :)

                • eddy lee
                  eddy lee  2 days back

                  Hay man. That thing needs a new different head. Just find anther head and be done with it.... For that I am sure that you can find a head somewhere. broadly cheep.. The head that you have is junk .Com-on Mustie Do it right.. Just saying...

                  • Hill On Wheels
                    Hill On Wheels  2 days back

                    Why not just cut the inner lip off the fender in the rear and weld it to give yourself a little extra clearance for those sweet wheels and tires you have? Seeing you install the mag wheel nuts brought back fond and hateful memories of my 1982 Dodge Ram 1500 Van with a 225 slant six with 4 on the floor manual. Thanks for that, it brought me back to my high school days.

                    • P51ride
                      P51ride  2 days back

                      Please shut off the torch before each application of PB Blaster

                      • P51ride
                        P51ride  2 days back

                        One technique I used to get rusted screws, nuts, and bolts loose on vacuum cleaners was to heat them up and then spray them with PB Blaster. The PB Blaster will wick up the threads and crack the rust loose. It might take two or three times of using this technique to get those stubborn bolts loose

                        • Roger Camp
                          Roger Camp  2 days back

                          Takes me back to my first car in '73,a '61 Falcon with the 144 six and Fordomatic, even put a carb similar to yours on it at one time, think it came from a '64 Econoline van.

                          • jerk hall
                            jerk hall  2 days back

                            your manifold video was the best, why disable the comments?

                            • jerk hall
                              jerk hall  1 days back

                              I actually picked up few good tips off that, so please keep the camera rolling, even the projects that you have to wrestle with, like that one!!

                            • Mustie1
                              Mustie1   2 days back

                              too many nasty comments,

                          • Skillbiscutt
                            Skillbiscutt  3 days back

                            The lighting is much better!

                            • Duane Kriebel
                              Duane Kriebel  3 days back

                              Wow, a flash first van was a a '65 ford Falcon window van, had the 240 6 cyl. I put a 289 in it when I was 16. Sadly a VW beetle and a bad driver made a left in front of me when I was doing 55..I went right thru the windshield ( nlo seat belt on luckily) and that bus type steering wheel was pushed right back into the drivers seat. My NEXT ride was a '66 Galaxy 500, I WANTED something with a HOOD out front..LOL
                              Love the vids Mustie..thanks man.

                              • C F
                                C F  3 days back

                                Looks like a lot of work to fix all that rust. Knowing Mustie1 he gets it done.

                                • James Proulx
                                  James Proulx  3 days back

                                  It's weird how he has comments disabled for the other video. First time for that. Someone must of been a douche. Lol

                                  • John Moore
                                    John Moore  2 days back

                                    @Mustie1 That's really unfortunate. The comments and observations and tips are, for the most part, helpful and often entertaining. It is disheartening to see it stopped. I hope it's only temporary. Please don't let it alter your style in any way.

                                  • Mustie1
                                    Mustie1   2 days back

                                    quite a few were,

                                • Marlon Octavianus
                                  Marlon Octavianus  3 days back

                                  Please keep the rims.. It looks nice.. Very nice.. Just change the tire if that's possible..

                                  • WildXNature
                                    WildXNature  3 days back

                                    Mustie1 get a decal printer and you can make your own gaskets. With the cutouts and holes.

                                    • WildXNature
                                      WildXNature  3 days back

                                      Where did you get the lug pattern gauge sets?

                                      • Bruce Marcotte
                                        Bruce Marcotte  3 days back

                                        I'm not sure why you turned off the comments in the 3rd video. But having owned a 65 Falcon Ranchero from 1977 to 1990, you may want to get that head magnafluxed, those heads are notorious for cracking either on the intake manifold part in the middle of the carb or where the exhaust manifold bolts in the center. In 13 years I had 2 cracked heads. I would look at dumping the 170 CU inch and go to the 200 CU inch. The 200 has the same head / intake manifold configuration but is not prone to cracking like the 170. Not picking just telling you of things I had happen with my 170.

                                        • cobrasvt347
                                          cobrasvt347  3 days back

                                          Buy ya some straights and some elbows and build ya a exhaust manifold. It's cheap and you can make it how you want 👍

                                          • Justin Smith
                                            Justin Smith  3 days back


                                            • Ron Wolenski
                                              Ron Wolenski  3 days back

                                              I'm amazed you haven't soaked down that carb with Gumout spray first...

                                              • Sco Scorch
                                                Sco Scorch  4 days back

                                                Merry Christmas Mustie , thanks for all your content :)

                                                • john kindon
                                                  john kindon  4 days back

                                                  Those wheels look fab made for that truck we call them ross style wheels in the UK i had a set on my 70s cherokee jeep with big bfgs on all terrain they just seem to match any vehicle you put them on plus they clean up nice.

                                                  • Rich Wood
                                                    Rich Wood  4 days back

                                                    A nice solid lifter 351 windsor should wake the lil pick up up!!

                                                    • marcus cicero
                                                      marcus cicero  4 days back

                                                      enjoyed the vid

                                                      • CALVIN L. NIKONT
                                                        CALVIN L. NIKONT  5 days back

                                                        Wouldn't that carb jet push out from its detent on the inside of the intake just like a snowblower carb?

                                                        • seniorjohnl
                                                          seniorjohnl  5 days back

                                                          The fuel inlet fitting, there's probably a fiber or plastic washer in the kit that fits between the carb body and brass colored nut if it leaks again, another great video!

                                                          • Chris Hewitt
                                                            Chris Hewitt  5 days back

                                                            I like the wheels. Reminds me of a hotwheels !

                                                            • Graham McNally
                                                              Graham McNally  5 days back

                                                              Rustoration. Perfection.

                                                              • Graham McNally
                                                                Graham McNally  5 days back

                                                                Love your channel.

                                                                • Anthony Poole
                                                                  Anthony Poole  5 days back

                                                                  With the pumps I put so petroleum jelly to keep the rubber soft

                                                                  • GGALLIN1776
                                                                    GGALLIN1776  5 days back

                                                                    Even if you live in Alaska I think that still would qualify as a surf truck. The paint scheme is sweet.

                                                                    My 80 malibu came with a set of those halibrand mags, wish they didn't disappear on me!

                                                                    Stick with the big ones....put extended lugs & a 1/2" spacer or two.

                                                                    • John Catt
                                                                      John Catt  5 days back

                                                                      I would see if they make a different manifold so that you could put twin deuces on it.

                                                                      • cyberjack-CJ
                                                                        cyberjack-CJ  6 days back

                                                                        that runs grate foe a old girl

                                                                        • Frank Ruiz Jr
                                                                          Frank Ruiz Jr  6 days back

                                                                          Get an old GMC gastank that goes behind the seat or one for a Willis Jeep that goes under the driver's seat and relocate the fill to the front

                                                                          • brad08stanggt
                                                                            brad08stanggt  6 days back

                                                                            Lovveeeee this project!!!

                                                                            • ShartingFish
                                                                              ShartingFish  6 days back

                                                                              Those wheels look amazing,. Also those old I6 ford truck motors were indestructible..

                                                                              Possible cheap upgrades?
                                                                              Rear is the older ford 7.5in rear, the 8.8 from an 86 mustang GT should be a direct swap if you want posi trac, you can also get a later model 300 from the F series trucks if you want to stick with the i6 and get some cheap additional power, or stroke this thing with parts from the 300. You could also 302 swap it, but i would look for an 85GT motor, they are roller tappet, forged internals, with the carb, the 86 goes to a roller cam but was efi. They all are forged internally till 91 when they changed to cast pistons. The manifolds from the factory were pretty restricted, just putting after market intake and exhaust manifolds will wake up that i6 Offenhauser makes the 4bbl conversion intake with ported and polished runners, it makes a big difference in how these older i6 engines run.. sorry for any misspelled words..

                                                                              • Darrell Gambrell
                                                                                Darrell Gambrell  6 days back

                                                                                How sabout instead if dropping in as 302, 289, consider a Ford Ecoboost 2.3L inline 4 ti the Paddle shift transmission.

                                                                                • Robert Taylor
                                                                                  Robert Taylor  6 days back

                                                                                  I love the Econolines and the big and little slots are perfect! Can't wait to see this little gem back on the road.

                                                                                  • tswrench
                                                                                    tswrench  7 days back

                                                                                    I'd like to see someone do an EV conversion on one of these.

                                                                                    • discerningmind
                                                                                      discerningmind  7 days back

                                                                                      Thanks Mustie.  I enjoyed every minute of this.  Looking forward to the next episode!

                                                                                      • Dallas Andrews
                                                                                        Dallas Andrews  7 days back

                                                                                        ok getto boys, put fancy wheels on a non running truck. get it running and fix all the rust first.

                                                                                        • Mustie1
                                                                                          Mustie1   7 days back

                                                                                          um yeah it needs to roll to work on it

                                                                                      • Ram 4570
                                                                                        Ram 4570  7 days back

                                                                                        Drop in a new 3.0 I-6 diesel from GM with a 10 speed trans then drive it every day.

                                                                                        • stuart watson
                                                                                          stuart watson  7 days back

                                                                                          great clip mate .... SHE'S ALIVE !

                                                                                          • Brian Regner
                                                                                            Brian Regner  1 weeks back

                                                                                            You could always put a narrowed nine inch in the back to add some power handling and also move the wheels inward. Love the slot mags, they really look good on it.