Exclusive Content
Original Shows, Motorsports and Live Events
Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
  • |
  • |
  • Work Truck Review Reader’s Rig - 1999 Ford F-350

Work Truck Review Reader’s Rig - 1999 Ford F-350

May 17, 2016
Photographers: Readers
Race Horse
Year/Make/Model: ’99 Ford F-350
Owner: Ernest M. “Morey” Oare, Jr.
Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Mods: AFE Stage 2 cold-air intake system; Pacbrake PRXB exhaust brake; MBRP 4-inch Series turbo-back exhaust; Riffraff Diesel crankcase vent kit; KCM Strictly Diesel HPX high-pressure crossover; Banks Power 7.3L elbow assembly; Mean Green gear reduction starter and high-output alternator; TS six-position chip; Edge Products Juice with Attitude CTS monitor; Swamp’s Diesel Performance high-performance 30-percent-over injectors; ARP diesel head stud kit; Victor Reinz headset and valve cover gaskets; Bosch glow plugs; Alliant engine oil cooler; DTech high-pressure oil pump; Flex-a-lite Trans-Life transmission oil cooler; BD Power In-Line transmission filter kit; AirDog air/fuel separation system; Banks Power Techni-Cooler intercooler; Power Stop drilled and slotted brake rotors and high-performance brake pads; Mishimoto heavy-duty transmission cooler and fan; ATS billet flexplate, Five-Star torque converter, deep transmission pan, and billet input shaft; Snow Performance MPG-MAX water-methanol injection system; Beans Diesel Performance Dominator 66 turbocharger with billet compressor; and Colt Stage 2 camshaft
Owner Says: “For more than three years now, I have been investing time, money (a lot!), blood, sweat, and tears into my early-’99 Ford F-350 dualie with the 7.3L Power Stroke V-8. I might add that even during the challenging times, it has been nothing but a pleasure! I am not naturally a mechanical person, and I have learned a tremendous amount. Let me note that I still have a great deal more to learn. I have worked tirelessly to create what to me is the ‘perfect’ truck. Perhaps if I tell you a little more about my journey, I can give you an idea of what I’ve gone through to get there.
We are horsemen by trade. At EMO Stables, we raise and train horse-show hunters and jumpers. For more than 40 years, I’ve spent my life working with creatures of the four-legged variety—not those with four wheels! About four years ago, my father wanted a new truck to tow our gooseneck horse trailer. He was practically going to give away the ’99 7.3L, and ultimately I talked him into giving it to me! It was at that time I decided to make the truck into something special.
With help, I was able to do some of the mechanical work. Throughout this time, I also took great care to thoroughly revitalize the entire truck cosmetically. Many hours were spent detailing every nook and cranny, over and over. I installed custom seat covers, mats, and a dash cover. The outside paintjob has been compounded, sealed, and waxed ad nauseum. Countless dings have been repaired, and every single light on the truck has been replaced, mostly with LED bulbs. The pinstripe helps represent our farm’s racing silk colors of blue, yellow, and red.
I’ve not yet had the courage to put the truck on a dyno machine for fear that I will damage the truck in some way! Regardless, I have learned a lot from my big, blue baby girl.”
Photo 2/2   |   001 Readers Ride 1999 Ford F 350
- OF