[Posted on behalf of John Cleveland]
1980 F-150 Flare side pickup truck for sale with functional Wayne Keith style wood-gas generator installed in the bed. The truck has a 351 Windsor motor. The odometer reads 69,655. I do not know the history of this motor or what actual mileage may be. The tires were new in 2013 and have 90% of the tread left. I bought this truck to convert to a wood gas vehicle in 2012. I have put over 1,000 miles on this truck with wood, and enjoyed every one of them. This truck is carbureted and thus has the carb over plenum setup that is normal in carbureted wood gas vehicles. That means this truck has two gas pedals……one for gasoline and one for wood gas. The truck is equipped with gas shutoff switch located on the steering column which closes a solenoid valve in the gas line feeding the carburetor. This allows the truck to be run on 100% wood gas if desired. It can also be run 100% on gasoline or run in hybrid with a mixture of wood gas and gasoline. The truck itself is in the type of shape you would expect a well-used 1980 truck to be in……maybe slightly better body wise as there is really little rust on this truck. The wheel flares on the back are fiberglass so they can’t rust. There is a little bit of rust around the front passenger side wheel well. Other than that there is not a lot of rust. The reason I am selling this truck is because I do not have time to use it anymore due to family commitments and it deserves to be owned by somebody that can use and enjoy it. I drove this truck 3 times in 2014 and once this spring……all on wood. It does need some TLC that I don’t have time to invest. The brakes are very spongy and I think the brake line to the rear drivers side has a leak. That is the only thing I know of that is wrong with the truck of any significance. The gasifier was built “by the book” in 2012 to Wayne’s standards. The gasifier seemed to work properly this spring with the exception of the pusher blower. This does not work. The only blower that works is the suction blower which draws air through the gasifier. This limits you a little bit, but really not that much. The suction blower is important to start the gasifier. I seldom if ever used the pusher blower even when it did work. Really I only used that when I wanted to flare off gas to show people, which I admit is pretty cool! I have a brand new blower in the box and ready to go that comes with the truck. I also have a re-furbished (soaked in diesel) blower that ran when I checked it last year after cleaning it that comes with the truck. I also have a couple (2 I think) grill thermometers that will come with it.
The price I am asking for this truck as it sits today is $3,500. Any potential buyers can feel free to call me and I will do my best to answer questions, send pictures and possibly video. The truck would be picked up at its location in Bradford Ohio 45308. Thanks.
My build is well documented under my Premium thread here including lots of pictures. I’ll add a few more pictures here shortly.