Bought A Ratty Ford Truck, Let The Fixing Begin.


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  • throttle bottle
    throttle bottle  1 hours back

    I figured the gas would be pouring straight into the crankcase :))

    • Gerard B du Coudray
      Gerard B du Coudray  1 hours back

      Need a 'breather' hole on the 'gas can!' It is creating a vacuum!

    • Loren Sims
      Loren Sims  2 hours back

      I'm really getting a kick out of these videos! When my wife married her first husband (at age 14!) he had money and a collection of old cars. They had one of these, turquoise I think. They swapped the 'D' and the 'F' on the front. Whenever we saw one of these on the road she would call out "It's a Dorf!"
      Charming old truck, not bad for as old as it is.
      I'm about to start my own project "rustore" on a '98 Civic Sedan that's only been sitting for three years. I enjoy watching how you do it.

      • Darrell Gambrell
        Darrell Gambrell  3 hours back


        Suitable replacement would be 200ci or 250ci inline 6 (7mian bearing) used in the Mustang, and "newer' Falcons. A 4speed manual Trans would be as nice improvement.

      • Ed White
        Ed White  3 hours back

        Those wheels look great! Only thing better is Crager SS's!

        • Muquel Nel
          Muquel Nel  4 hours back

          Best condition I have seen on an old truck by that tipe of year

          • Rob Smith
            Rob Smith  6 hours back

            Cool video Mustie1 I really enjoy listening to you narrate as you walk us through on what your doing. What was that round thing you used pliers to unscrew on the side of the Carb?

            • Jim Jonrs
              Jim Jonrs  6 hours back

              Ratty? Looks pretty clean to me.

              • Rodder Files
                Rodder Files  6 hours back

                Yes slots for the WIN Big n littles are perfect

                • HyperXprojects
                  HyperXprojects  7 hours back

                  Could you or someone please let me know the tool that was used to ID the lug pattern? Thank You!

                  • CrimeVid
                    CrimeVid  9 hours back

                    Fuel resistant PTFE tape can be your friend !

                    • Giblet535
                      Giblet535  9 hours back

                      The guy who painted this, as a child, had a neighbor with a Schwinn "Orange Krate" with the cream colored banana seat.

                      • CrimeVid
                        CrimeVid  10 hours back

                        I like that little pick up truck, reminds me of the Commer pick ups (UK) ! there’s an orange one if you google it !
                        Can’t see the point of oversize tyres on this little economy truck.

                        • Shag Nasty
                          Shag Nasty  14 hours back

                          You might just have a keeper there Mustie. That would not take much to win trophies in original unrestored category of your local car shows. Just wash it and clean it real good then shoot the outside with clear coat to preserve it.

                          • Geoff Reed
                            Geoff Reed  15 hours back

                            last time i rebuilt one of those it came with a fiber washer to go between the brass fitting and carb body.

                            • George Busby
                              George Busby  19 hours back

                              Why do you not remove the engine completely and then you can fix it without having to work in a confined space...? No cherry picker?

                              • rcadd1ct
                                rcadd1ct  21 hours back

                                Watch roadkill on their econoline truck. The had overheating issues. Might have been self inflicted, but they do have some comments on stock cooling parts.

                                • YouGotsTheRabies
                                  YouGotsTheRabies  1 days back

                                  This Econoline is definitely better than "He Hate Me" from Roadkill. But yeah, a 302 would make it so much cooler.

                                  • A.W. Baran
                                    A.W. Baran  1 days back

                                    A LOT lest rust on that frame than on the Toiletota!

                                    • Eric Nay
                                      Eric Nay  1 days back

                                      Still would drop a 4 or 6 cylinder diesel in her...manual duals

                                      • Stephen McQueen
                                        Stephen McQueen  1 days back

                                        A 302? That Truck Needs a 351! ;)

                                        • woopimagpie
                                          woopimagpie  1 days back

                                          Get the boys from Skid Factory to help you put a Barra in it, then you could give Millsy a run in his Bedford, lol.

                                          • Steven Robertson
                                            Steven Robertson  1 days back

                                            VERY VERY NICE truck!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                            • Mark Holder
                                              Mark Holder  1 days back

                                              Mustie. You need to use 5000K fluorescent tubes to have the best light to film. You also need to make sure they have a high CRI rating. Above 85 is good

                                              • Ben Kanobe
                                                Ben Kanobe  1 days back

                                                I like long videos like this one.

                                                • Fang Of Truth
                                                  Fang Of Truth  1 days back

                                                  Stick with a straight six but a 300 ci with a Clifford intake and headers. I hear the 300 runs smoother than a 302. The 300 may use same engine perches?

                                                  • America: Bumper to Bumper

                                                    Such a cool rig

                                                    • Ken Cooper
                                                      Ken Cooper  1 days back

                                                      I learned to drive in a Dodge version of this. It was an old service truck my dad retired and brought home, and I would sneak it out while he was at work during the day and drive it. Until he found out and I got my butt beat. LOL. Those things were so light in the rear, even those anemic sixes would light the back tires up. So I'm told, that is.... :)

                                                      • HyperXprojects
                                                        HyperXprojects  1 days back

                                                        Will moth balls keep mice away? What do you use to keep them out of your vehicles in storage?

                                                        • scarface matt
                                                          scarface matt  1 days back

                                                          65 and looks cleaner than a 95or even some early 200s cars. pretty clean for the north-east

                                                          • oak 1971 KD9NXQ
                                                            oak 1971 KD9NXQ  1 days back

                                                            I was cringing watching him crank on that fuel line fitting. They do make line wrenches.

                                                            • Mustie1
                                                              Mustie1   1 days back

                                                              you act like the wrench was slipping on the outside,

                                                          • Jody Duck
                                                            Jody Duck  1 days back

                                                            Put a whiskey barrel in back of truck with a aftermarket fuel tank in it. That would look cool love the videos

                                                            • Peter ToXiN
                                                              Peter ToXiN  1 days back

                                                              i set of header pipes would look pretty cool on this old girl

                                                              • Jess Blanchard
                                                                Jess Blanchard  1 days back

                                                                I loved watching you rebuild the 1100. I rebuilt one a few years ago and had the same issue with getting the fuel line started and leaking. Also, the two accelerator pump diaphragms are because the automatic trans version has 2, one gives an extra squirt when letting off the throttle to catch the rpm drop.

                                                                • EnglishTurbines
                                                                  EnglishTurbines  2 days back

                                                                  The straight 6 purrs again Mustie Style......Here in the UK, those slotted Mags were known as "Wolfrace" branded....Popular in the early seventies....Starter motor was a bargain....Guess the fuel tank will get patched

                                                                  • Jeff Westfall
                                                                    Jeff Westfall  2 days back

                                                                    Almost click bait! Wheres the ratty truck?

                                                                    • Ball Sak CH#2
                                                                      Ball Sak CH#2  2 days back

                                                                      I love those engines they run forever

                                                                      • GRAYZBILDZ
                                                                        GRAYZBILDZ  2 days back

                                                                        You are trying to drawer a vacuum on the temporary fuel can. Needs a vent!

                                                                        • GRAYZBILDZ
                                                                          GRAYZBILDZ  1 days back

                                                                          Knew you'd be all over it mate. G'day from Australia. Cheers Andy

                                                                        • Mustie1
                                                                          Mustie1   1 days back

                                                                          cap is loose

                                                                      • jsprag8054
                                                                        jsprag8054  2 days back

                                                                        I love the big wheels! Heck you gotta do bodywork anyway, just a bit of tweaking will make it work!

                                                                        • Marvin
                                                                          Marvin  2 days back

                                                                          I love aluminum slotted mags. My first car was an orange Dodge Challenger R/T which had those on it.

                                                                          • Maxwell Goulding
                                                                            Maxwell Goulding  2 days back

                                                                            New lights look perfect Mustle! Love the content sir, I am only 22 years old, and I find your content memorizing. Your thought process and critical thinking are second to none. I wish you and your family the best in life.

                                                                            • shane Guynup
                                                                              shane Guynup  2 days back

                                                                              Run the fattys man that thing will never squat Enuf to hit them

                                                                              • Michael Anderson
                                                                                Michael Anderson  2 days back

                                                                                I had a chevy cavalier full brake line and fuel line rust cost $1239 text year fail car junk out ouch!

                                                                                • Richard Larson
                                                                                  Richard Larson  2 days back

                                                                                  Great project. I'm enjoying watching this.

                                                                                  • fletcher3913
                                                                                    fletcher3913  2 days back

                                                                                    I owned a 65 Chevy Van back in the 70s. I loved driving that van but I like the Ford E pickup too.

                                                                                    • Shane Mitchell
                                                                                      Shane Mitchell  2 days back

                                                                                      Excited about this Econoline project, 5 window! Make it your parts getter. The slots look great too!

                                                                                      • drummerspenc
                                                                                        drummerspenc  2 days back

                                                                                        Come on brother! Hurry up, I can hardly wait for more! This is a cool project for sure.

                                                                                        • mike phister
                                                                                          mike phister  2 days back

                                                                                          put the original tires and rims and hub caps on, be original