What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

My latest craze is finding cheap (under $2k) diesel trucks for a Gambler 500 teammate. The F-250 from our previous entry sold after sitting on the market for a while. I take it moving a big truck like that isn’t easy when it doesn’t run.

All of today’s entries do run!

1983 International

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If my Ranger dies on the Gambler, I want my next truck to be something like this. A short and stubby commercial truck with a flatbed. This one is exceptionally short! Has a 5 speed manual to boot! Runs and drives for $1,700 and it has a hidden gooseneck. I take it this truck was a fifth wheel hauler in a previous life.

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And for our next entry, another F-250! This one has much more rust, but it runs, drives, and has the bigger 7.3 IDI. $1000

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Now for some other oddballs that aren't diesel.

This 1970 International Loadstar with a 345 for $900. Apparently just needs a battery (doubt).

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A 1967 Chevy C... something or other semi. For $500 you get a truck that apparently just needs a battery (doubt) and it comes with a trailer!

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And to round out the list, a $900 Yugo that doesn’t run, but has the cleanest old car underbody I’ve seen in the rust belt!

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