And they will do it by getting the pipeline that this plant needs deferred, postponed, environemtally studied and re-postponed again until a different envireonmental study is done --- until the plant gets cancelled.
Ha ha - I don't think anyone will do too much 'ripping' on this ... based on the thichness of the gearbox (or is it a chaincase?) connecting the engines.
AND - judging by the length of the driveshaft between this gearbox and axle - the rear suspension might have 1/2 inch of travel.
Had a 52 Ford COE / 16ft grain box with hoist on our farm growing up. Great truck.
Flathead / 4spd / 2 spd axle.
I would LOVE to have that truck now.... and I'd shorten the frame and put a 1 ton dually box on it.
This is a primer for 'here's the beef 4.0'
The eco/social justice warriors are not just coming after Joe and Jane Average for the amount of energy they consume .... they're coming after what they want to eat!
I'll turn your question around and say that George Carlin was a master social commentator who was extremely funny.
IMO - he's had no equal since he died -- some try and are pretty good (Dave Chappell and Bill Burr).
I've had 04,05,12 and still have 18.
Mileage wouldn't scare me off, but it's too expensive unless you know for sure it's current on 1) valve adjustment 2) timing belt and 3) front wheel bearings.
All 3 are pretty cheap if you can diy, but EXPENSIVE if you're paying someone to do them.