1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

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1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OldIron » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:43 pm

1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

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This would have been an interesting build. However, I know for sure I would not want to listen to a "SCREAMIN JIMMY" going down the road in a pickup. I spent way too many hours behind them (8V 71's) in repowered John Deere tractors and grain trucks. Thinking back on it, Jon Kinzenbaw should buy my next set of hearing aids LOL. ;)

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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:05 pm

That is a pretty cool truck. Looks like it was a decent build and a 453T is fairly rare.

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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OldIron » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:57 pm

Yeah, not too many 53's had jakes as far as I know and a 4/53 to boot. I have only seen one other 4/53. We still use a 6V/53 with a Jake in a grain truck.

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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OrthmannJ » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:04 pm

Wow! That is unique! I like it alot. I don't have the experience you do OldIron, so I think I'd be willing to take a flyer on this one ;)
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1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OldIron » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:06 pm

In all honesty, they do have a very unique and great sound. 2250 RPM's sound like 9500 in those old two strokers. Not bad for a short while but after a 18-20 hour day behind one, day in and day out, puts me in the huh...huh...what did you say hearing loss category. Of course back at that age we were all invincible ;) .
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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OldIron » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:29 pm

Hey Orthmann, I ran across a you tube video of a 6V 53 series Detroit in a crewcab. you should give this a listen before you decide to build one,LOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgu_0ohVve4

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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OrthmannJ » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:57 pm

Sounds good!
Looks like it needs a little "help" getting started though :lol:
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:47 pm

Even a fresh engine would have a tuff time starting if it's cold out. Due the nature of those it's hard to build much heat in them. If you don't have a block heater or some ether you need good batteries. Crank until you get a pretty good amount of fuel out of the stacks then stop and let the cylinders heat soak for a few seconds and repeat.

It's also not uncommon to see the rings take a set if it's parked for an extended period of time and it'll take a little shot of ether to set them to seal up once you crank it over.

I wouldn't put one in my DD, but I still like those 2 strokes. For all their faults, it's probably the most successful engine design EVER. They're still being built NEW in limited quantites and have been in continual production since the 30's in sizes ranging from 1-71's to EMD locomotive engines.

Local outfit here, Emmerson Diesel (long gone, bought years ago and changed names a few times, had a bunch of square body 1 ton chevy service trucks that all had 6v53's in them. After the noise complaints they opened the hood, dumped a bucket of 2 part foam and slammed the hood. Next day they trimmed it up and put holes for the oil fill and drain and dipstick.

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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby OrthmannJ » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:49 am

Bullistik8v92 wrote:Even a fresh engine would have a tuff time starting if it's cold out. Due the nature of those it's hard to build much heat in them. If you don't have a block heater or some ether you need good batteries. Crank until you get a pretty good amount of fuel out of the stacks then stop and let the cylinders heat soak for a few seconds and repeat.

It's also not uncommon to see the rings take a set if it's parked for an extended period of time and it'll take a little shot of ether to set them to seal up once you crank it over.

I wouldn't put one in my DD, but I still like those 2 strokes. For all their faults, it's probably the most successful engine design EVER. They're still being built NEW in limited quantites and have been in continual production since the 30's in sizes ranging from 1-71's to EMD locomotive engines.

Local outfit here, Emmerson Diesel (long gone, bought years ago and changed names a few times, had a bunch of square body 1 ton chevy service trucks that all had 6v53's in them. After the noise complaints they opened the hood, dumped a bucket of 2 part foam and slammed the hood. Next day they trimmed it up and put holes for the oil fill and drain and dipstick.


That's quite a story!
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Re: 1973 Ford F100 4/53 Detroit Diesel Turbo - $6500 (Crestview, Fl.)

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:43 am

They were actually pretty cool trucks, but can you say underhood temps LoL?

They retired all those trucks before I was old enough to get one. Well, more technically, before I was allowed to bring one home. Otherwise I'd probably have at least 1.

A side note, there were a lot of different versions of the 6v53 including aluminum and stainless steel ones.

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