I'm a kool-aid drinking s-series guy... I have 3 of them and have been driving them for years... but I needed a tow rig for the Noma. I couldn't just get a regular truck, thats boring and not an s-series... so I started looking at 2.5 ton and 5 ton military trucks... got close to getting a 2.5 ton, and then really really close to getting a 1.25 ton wc63 from WWII... and then this came my way.
running driving truck
20,000 lb PTO winch
and it's an s-series?!?!!?
It currently has a Ford 460 (not original engine) on the original 5-speed with PTO. Divorced transfer case with an auxiliary flange out the rear locked with the rear yoke. There is a sticker on the dash that says to make sure the 4wd is not engaged before operating while the truck is on hydraulic lift/stands... what was used where the back for the truck was lifted into the air and the rear tires spun hanging as that rear flange drove some kind of apparatus... any ideas? I'm thinking it's a good place for a disc brake/e-brake. I don't worry about how much it can haul, but how much it can stop...
Future plans involve an IH IDI engine to replace that 460... but that will be years down the road... the 460 is working great as of now.
'00 ZR2 Noma - home-built goodies here and there. Toy
'03 ZR5 S-10 - Stock
'04 4x4 Blazer - t-bar crank to level on 30x9.5's
'83 4x4 IH S1824 - Tow-rig
'13 LiFan 320 - China copy of mini cooper. 1.3l 5-speed, 89hp getting 52mpg