Duck the MANN or throw in the towel?

FollowUp

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So FWIW I'm still unable to shit or get off the pot, LOL. I promised myself I'd wait until the '24 is out to decide between a new diesel, 6.6 gas, or an LB7. In the past 2 months, I've swung back and forth on each path. I've been getting by with riding my motorcycle more and taking the 64 Corvair to get my daughter around and go shopping etc. I have also borrowed my wife's '19 Traverse here and there, as well as others I can borrow now and then. I hate borrowing a car - even if it is my wife's... even if I paid for it, LOL.

Fearing the hassles of the new diesel emissions, I was pretty decided on a 2024 6.6 gas and then I had to borrow a 2017 E350 with a V10 to pull my little enclosed motorcycle trailer. I thought that it would be a good thing to feel what it would be like to drive a "big" gasser after so many years away from one - OMFG what a gutless pig!!!!!!! That made me afraid that I cannot go back to a gas truck, and I did a lot of searching for an LB7 that checked all my boxes - I found exactly ONE, and someone had dibs ahead of me. He looked at it that day and bought it. Worst part is that although it was a super example, it was truly $5K (at least) overvalued. Along the way I found a beautiful one-owner ZF6 - but after an injury and surgery I know I can't go back to driving sticks for a daily driver; damn. Unless I just in love with it and say the hell with the '24 idea, LOL.

Anyway, nothing new to report other than time and frustration putting a beat down on me, lol.
 

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I saw his post and he doesn't want one that the owner thinks is the holy grail, so I didn't mention it. This is firmly in that category. LOL
 

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I saw his post and he doesn't want one that the owner thinks is the holy grail, so I didn't mention it. This is firmly in that category. LOL

I mean, if it’s clean, decent miles and well cared for along with no rust, it might be worth it. You’d know more than me at the moment though
 

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It's the neighbor to the guy that bought my truck. He texted me details. Lemme look for exact info:

Orig owner. 2004 LB7. 93k miles and bone stock. Leather swapped interior. Blue. Crew Cab. South Bend Clutch. No rust. Injectors replaced at 85k with Bosch. $22,500.

I'll get you a phone number. I haven't seen it in person.
 

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It's the neighbor to the guy that bought my truck. He texted me details. Lemme look for exact info:

Orig owner. 2004 LB7. 93k miles and bone stock. Leather swapped interior. Blue. Crew Cab. South Bend Clutch. No rust. Injectors replaced at 85k with Bosch. $22,500.

I'll get you a phone number. I haven't seen it in person.

10-4, send it on over.
 

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I messaged my guy as I made the last post. As soon as he replies, I'll let you know.
 

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Fearing the hassles of the new diesel emissions, I was pretty decided on a 2024 6.6 gas and then I had to borrow a 2017 E350 with a V10 to pull my little enclosed motorcycle trailer. I thought that it would be a good thing to feel what it would be like to drive a "big" gasser after so many years away from one - OMFG what a gutless pig!!!!!!!
Those Triton V10s are gutless pigs! According to Google, the one in that van is rated at 305 HP and 420 lb-ft torque. That's a far cry from the 6.6 Vortec which is rated at 401 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque. I have an uncle recently swapped from a 2018 L5P to a 2022 with the 6.6 Vortec, and he says he is happy with the change. A gas truck is far different from a diesel, but with the way things are right now, I would have a hard time buying a new diesel unless I was hauling at the max weight ratings all the time.
 

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Oh man, I thought it would have had a little more oomph than that, lol. Ok. This is why I'm not letting myself go wild until I can drive a 2024 :)
 

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oh, and James - he didn't give me the number yet because it may have been sold. He's going to check, but someone was coming to buy already.
 

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Those Triton V10s are gutless pigs! According to Google, the one in that van is rated at 305 HP and 420 lb-ft torque. That's a far cry from the 6.6 Vortec which is rated at 401 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque. I have an uncle recently swapped from a 2018 L5P to a 2022 with the 6.6 Vortec, and he says he is happy with the change. A gas truck is far different from a diesel, but with the way things are right now, I would have a hard time buying a new diesel unless I was hauling at the max weight ratings all the time.

I agree. I quit buying diesels and started buying gas trucks for work trucks back in '13/'14. My 6.0 GMs and 6.2 Fords pull 9,000lbs just fine. We still run diesels for our trucks dedicated to towing.
 
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Yep. It’s gone. Sorry. The guy that bought my truck (Adam) called me a few mins ago to tell me.

Adam also told me that he was driving a friend home that just sold his lly (12mm stroker, 68mm Danville, trans, and nothing else - and blown head gaskets!) for $53k! Jaw drop.
 
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Yep. It’s gone. Sorry. The guy that bought my truck (Adam) called me a few mins ago to tell me.

Adam also told me that he was driving a friend home that just sold his lly (12mm stroker, 68mm Danville, trans, and nothing else - and blown head gaskets!) for $53k! Jaw drop.
The F you say... where the hell do they find these buyers...