My Coal Hauler

My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:55 pm

I did some work on it today, going to have to make a run for Superior nut soon.
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Note the coal ash on the gravel, the ice is melting.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:13 pm

That white color gives an excellent back ground for an airbrushed image of burning coal on the door. Or a coal train back the entire side of the truck.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:14 pm

Good idea!!!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:25 pm

Did you notice while you were walking around taking pictures that someone stole your hubcaps? :D
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:31 pm

So that's what trucks look like when they're NOT driven in Massachusetts! :shock: :lol:

No "orange venting" on rockers or fenders! Interesting..... :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:13 pm

Very cool F250 4x4!

If I remember... the 1995/96, eight lug F250 regular cab 4X4 can take a payload of 4,600#.

The heavy duty 250s and the 350s share the same rear axle.

The limiting factor is the tires and the rating on them.

Lets see pics with lots of coal in back :)

R.S.
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:37 pm

Very cool F250 4x4!


Thanks.

So that's what trucks look like when they're NOT driven in Massachusetts!


They look the same here, Smitty. The township and county mix grit with the salt to make sure it rusts everything. I bought this truck in Maryland, it was originally from Virginia. I suspect it was a rebuilt wreck, the cab was changed, the VIN doesn't match and the correct serial # is on a Virginia issued plate attached to the door jamb. The whole truck was repainted. The body is clean, there is moderate rust on the frame and suspension. It runs very well, everything works but the cruise control and the radio. Lots of little things need attention and it does need ball joints. I'm happy because I don't have to do major repairs right now.

Did you notice while you were walking around taking pictures that someone stole your hubcaps?


:D :) :D
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:02 am

Neat Ride!! Being true to the cause,I know you were attracted to this unit because of the color. [That may even be Wimbelton White.] I am thinking that the color white lets you see all the coal dust when you power wash the bed after a heavy haul so you can keep'er nice. How am I doin' with the guess?? Regards, Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:29 am

Nice truck John! :)

Now all you need to do is steer clear of the rocks and bed-liners that seem to find their way into your path. ;) :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:40 am

I know you were attracted to this unit because of the color.


Sorry, but when you don't have a lot to spend and you are looking for something that's not a rolling rust bucket wreck the choices of color are not a big factor. :D I was lucky enough to find a heavy duty F-250, with a 351 in it. Of course the gas mileage isn't very good...


Now all you need to do is steer clear of the rocks and bed-liners that seem to find their way into your path


I hear that!!!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:43 am

stop by here when you are on your superior run......make sure it dont have any vacuum leaks......theres a soup can that rots out of the ford trucks
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:19 am

How many miles are on the drivetrain? x2 on the soup (more like a small coffee can) can vacuum leak, I had the same problem on my '88 bronco. Keep an eye on the oil pan as well, they have a habit of rusting out on these trucks. Hopefully since yours is a Southern truck it isn't an issue.

If it needs balljoints, you might as well plan on replacing the front u-joints as well. I would also see what kind of shape the ignition components are in and check the timing. Every Ford of this era that has come through my shop has been about 50k overdue for plugs/wires/cap&rotor. The fuel savings can be quite impressive if the truck is overdue for a tuneup.

-Robert
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:19 pm

theres a soup can that rots out of the ford trucks


Where is it on my truck?

Markviii,

I have no idea, I assume the mileage that's on the truck, 137,000.
I plan to go over everything soon, plugs/timing, etc. I found 1 vacuum leak so far, the heat/ac control was on the default defroster position and wouldn't change. The vacuum line had fallen out of the harness on the right side of the engine and melted on the manifold. It also has a noisy front bearing in the alternator.

If I'm going to take it all apart to replace the ball joints then changing the u-joints makes sense.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:02 am

That soup can is a vacuum reservoir. Most of the time they're on top of the inner fender well -- just follow your vacuum lines & you'll find it.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: My Coal Hauler

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:11 am

passenger side inner fender
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore