The ORG - Truly Independent and Unbiased!
Started by Armor, 13 January 2023, 03:59 PM
Quote from: rumb on 15 January 2023, 11:55 AMBefore you write it off, perhaps connect inlet and outlet fuel lines from fuel disti, run pump for 20 minutes and see if gas is clear. Then try starting it.If it runs then fill hydro tank and see if it rises. Running and rising is worth a lot more than non functioning.
Quote from: jtucker on 19 January 2023, 09:50 AMIt kills me to say this but I would part it out and move on to another 6.9 in better condition. I say this based on personal experience. I have owned a 1979 6.9 (#6235) for eleven years. The least expensive part of my ownership was the original purchase of the car. Mine was in great condition cosmetically and was actually well cared for mechanically. That said, it had been in storage for years before I purchased it and as I started driving it more frequently, problems arose. These are super expensive cars to maintain, let alone restore. I'm into the six-figure territory with all the repairs over the past decade, and I would have been much better off had I purchased a perfect example eleven years ago for $60k or so. I would have saved a ton of money...
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