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1990 Ford Tow Rig With Twin Booms. In Very Good Shape on 2040-cars

Year:1990 Mileage:40
Location:

Gold Beach, Oregon, United States

Gold Beach, Oregon, United States

No disclaimer, just the truth. 


      Engine/ Transmission
    
                  Non -turbo  7.3 runs strong with no issues. Driven this rig 400 miles ,and has used a pint of oil...at the most. The  valve cover gaskets need to be replaced, i believe that's where it went

                  New radiator, 2 batteries and battery cables.   The previous owner had just replaced the clutch, has not been used to tow anything so it  is practically brand new.  It is a 5  speed. .

        
    Brakes /  Tires

        This is a 4 wheel disc brake with the micro lock system. You can lock all 4 wheel's down from  inside . 2 new front tires, the 4 duallys  are in excellent shape
 
       Booms/ Wheel Lift

               One spool has a new cable, have another cable in the box. All the hydraulics work fine. Wheel lift has a heavy duty hitch , so a trailer can be pulled. And this rig would pull anything. 

            I will drive /deliver this rig anywhere in the USA. That won't be included in the auction price, of course. If you see the rig, and think i have mislead you, then the deal is off. Thats a disclaimer

              

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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST

This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.

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