The slant six was a good engine but none of the engines back then could rack up the mileage they do today. Lot of problems came from sludge buildup with only a breather pipe for the blowby. If you got 150k out of an engine back then it was almost miraculous. You didn't rack up the easy...
Went to the Kate's Butter farm with the 99 and got a load of cow manure for the garden. Got the preseason special, $10 a yard, next month it goes up to $30. Nice fresh stuff, got to see the cows that made it.
Handy little tractor. Has a little over 800 hours on it. Use the backhoe a lot. Took out 3 huge pine tree stumps with it last year. 2 1/2- 3' across trunks. Takes a while with a small machine like this but gets it done.
Pic of the 88 W 250 still sitting in the barn. Not ready to take it out for the summer until the ground firms up a little. It's got a 1974 grill with the round seal beam headlights. Surprisingly still has the Ram hood ornament. 318 automatic (unfortunately) the 4 speeds are hard to come by.
Anybody knows of one for sale, must be a 4 speed, 8' box, regular cab and in rebuildable condition. Not too much rust with a working drivetrain. I'd be interested, willing to have it shipped if the price is right.
Yes, the 225ci version, the smaller one was a 170 something ci. They were a pretty good basic car for their day but rusted out in weird places like over the headlights. Had torsion bar front suspension which was somewhat of an oddity used by Chrysler back then.