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Good looking R.

 

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Good work, after looking a few of your previous posts I'd say that trucks in good hands. 

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Nice looking, original R Model, getting harder to find everyday.  Whats the plan?  Work with it as is, restore, keep it in storage? 

Being a tandem tractor, and having to pull heavier loads, I would prefer a 9 speed over the 5. 

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1 hour ago, tg144 said:

Nice looking, original R Model, getting harder to find everyday.  Whats the plan?  Work with it as is, restore, keep it in storage? 

Being a tandem tractor, and having to pull heavier loads, I would prefer a 9 speed over the 5. 

i know what you mean about the 5 speed. Whats even worse i was told it was a 300 and stupid me i didn't check tag on motor until today and its only a 250. i know where there was a MH with a 350 and 10 speed so if its still there it will make a good parts truck. The cab and frame were rough on the MH.I plan on a quick paint job and putting it to work. Some would say I'm nuts been working for a company driving a 2013 Pete, real nice truck but its just not the same.

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nice lookin rig...too bad about the motor,i wouldnt have cheched it either,,,i used to run a 350,,,9 speed excellent good combo with doubles and mountains....good luck with it...bob

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11 minutes ago, 1965 said:

Use to help a friend that had a Rmodel & CH; 88 Rmodel 300 5 speed; 91CH 300 9speed; both nice trucks bought from same man used to haul milk

R was geared too high for grain hauling but we worked with it; & heavier; the R would out perform  every time; from red light to red light; going up hills didn't matter

R wasn't turned up either; only 1 I've driven that didn't hale black smoke; just good haze 

 

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I had a 350 and 9 speed in my 89 and it ran great. I figured  the 300 wouldn't be bad but I don't know about  the 250. I used to run a 69 r model with a 237 so I guess I'll see how it does.

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nice looking truck... It should be fairly easy and cheap to turn that into a 300. I think it may just be pump settings? possibly injectors?

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Nice solid R.

250 geathered with 5 speed seems too much for a calm ride though.

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So since the truck has a 5 speed, is it the low reving engine?

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Nice set up.

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20 hours ago, Timmyb said:

So since the truck has a 5 speed, is it the low reving engine?

1750 rpm will only run about 60 mph. It has the 3 leaf rear springs , aluminum rearends, which I don't think I've ever seen. Everything seems lightweight on it and I don't know what ratio the rears are but I wouldn't they would be that low.

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Sounds like its got 4.17s . The speed would be a direct not an overdrive. 

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i know what you mean about the 5 speed. Whats even worse i was told it was a 300 and stupid me i didn't check tag on motor until today and its only a 250. i know where there was a MH with a 350 and 10 speed so if its still there it will make a good parts truck. The cab and frame were rough on the MH.I plan on a quick paint job and putting it to work. Some would say I'm nuts been working for a company driving a 2013 Pete, real nice truck but its just not the same.

Not nuts at all, I hear where you're coming from. Sometime this year I will pull the trigger and leave my current cushy company job and put my 1985 MH on the road. It's hard to go to work for a big company after being self employed.

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Nice truck,if you really want to go old school put a quad box behind that 250,it will still dye on the hills but will run out great on flat ground no matter how heavy you are..

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I still run older equipment like this everyday and have had good luck doing it. What I have found out is if it needs something just do it down to the inside light. 

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Looking good keep the updates coming. I buy these older trucks and put them to work alot of guys use them as show trucks I like to run a little different. 

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I'm sure, going by everything else you've done , it will be whipped into shape in no time.   

Hopefully everything goes smooth with your new endeavour. 

 

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On May 14, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Yoos Brothers Construction said:

Sounds like its got 4.17s . The speed would be a direct not an overdrive. 

I checked today 5.73 I think that explains the 60 mph.

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12 minutes ago, 85snowdog said:

I'm sure, going by everything else you've done , it will be whipped into shape in no time.   I kinda wish I knew you were looking for an R. I would have talked to you about my 1988. 

Hopefully everything goes smooth with your new endeavour. 

 

Thanks. Im just trying to get it to look half decent.

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