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  • Lets see your Vegistroke rig

    Seen this kind of thread on other forums, and it is usually popular, so I figured the new forum should have one. I'll go first...

    2003 F-250 7.3

  • #2
    thats a really nice truck. I am looking for a 250 for my son.
    Elvia the HandyMan
    2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
    V3 March 2008

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    • #3


      Reliable daily working truck
      75K miles on Veggie and counting.

      Many thanks to the following establishments...

      Darby's Cafe
      Judy's Country Kitchen
      The Thai Dish
      Gi Gi's Teriyaki

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      • #4
        Don't have a pic of my Vegi truck but this is my other alternative fuel vehicle along with my chauffeur. LOL


        2002 F250 7.3

        If it walks like a duck.....

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        • #5
          Heres my rig, like my stacks?




          Just kiddin....heres mine.


          Last edited by Clay; 07-30-2008, 07:20 AM.

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          • #6
            Nice looking trucks... As far as the truck with the curtains, camper shell, stacks, spare tire... I don't get it Just a little to much ghetto engineering. But he made it work for him
            Last edited by Hooter; 07-30-2008, 09:05 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hooter View Post
              Nice looking trucks... As far as the truck with the curtains, camper shell, stacks, spare tire... I don't get it Just a little to much ghetto engineering. But he made it work for him
              Ghetto? No way, that camper shell was designed to be heated by the stacks. duhh.

              Obviously working well, they never bothered to 'seal up' the rear of it, seems the 5ver gate is adding needed ventilation...

              Here's my 'early Vegistroke copy' rig. Almost 70k trouble-free veggie miles now. Pic taken in Jan rolling thru CO on the way to Seattle. It was down to -5F ambient temp. Smelled like fries the whole way!


              I learned the hard way by DIY, so this time its a V3 for wifey's 'new' Excursion. Here's the gauge pod. Minus the F5 switch now located next to temp gauge!!!! yeehaaa!
              2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
              2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
              veggiegarage.com authorized installer

              RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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              • #8
                My Rig 2000 EX

                Here's mine:
                SkySki- That's a nice gauge pillar, where did ya get it? Didn't see a fuel level gauge.
                00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
                Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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                • #9
                  Thanx Capt! Pillar mount and gauges from Diesel Manor, ya gotta call'em - the 4 gauge pods are not on the website. I've had the Optix gauges in my F350 for almost 2 yrs now - love'em.

                  I'm thinking about getting a steering column pod for the fuel level gauge. To me, the other (4) are mandatory for VO rigs. Well, maybe not the boost, but it is a good diagnostic tool!

                  I have 4 gauge pod in my F350, but I have HPO press. instead of temp in the bottom hole. They did not have 'full sweep' temp gauge back then, and the short sweep was annoying for VO temp. I have a 3 gauge 'over mirror' pod to install that will likely house a temp, fuel level and maybe F5 switch... With the Scangauge II, that'll be, uh, too many gauges!

                  I also dig the 1 wire temp senders. With a multi-position switch (ie 6 pos rotary), you can monitor temps anywhere ya want! Senders are like $10/ea. I just used a dpst switch on Ex, 'cause wifey does not need too many choices!!
                  2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                  2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                  veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                  RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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                  • #10
                    Boost

                    What's involved with a turbo boost gauge? Where does the sender/sensor go?
                    thankx
                    00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
                    Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by captgrady View Post
                      What's involved with a turbo boost gauge? Where does the sender/sensor go?
                      thankx
                      Depends on what engine/year model your talking about.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hooter View Post
                        Seen this kind of thread on other forums, and it is usually popular, so I figured the new forum should have one. I'll go first...

                        2003 F-250 7.3
                        Hooter, thats one sick truck man!
                        Some amp power steps on that dude would look awsome too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by captgrady View Post
                          What's involved with a turbo boost gauge? Where does the sender/sensor go?
                          thankx
                          It is just a tee in the line under hood that goes to sensor for the PCM. As simple as splicing a vacuum-type hose and running a little tube to the gauge. Besides great color photo instructions, Diesel Manor has a 24/7 hotline for tech support if ya have any problems!

                          Boost is the funnest gauge to watch. My 8yr old son LOVES it. When we're pulling a grade or just gettin' on it he'll announce 'Dad, we hit 27psi of boost!'. He is sure the pillar mount is there so he can help monitor the engine. (in Mom's truck, that is indeed the case! ) He also announces 'We switched over' by watching fuel press. gauge and can tell when VO filter is getting plugged.
                          2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                          2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                          veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                          RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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                          • #14
                            That's awesome he's so aware and involved. I've been telling my daughters what I'm trying to do('cause they always ask 100 questions!) but I think they need to see the whole process to really understand what I'm doing.
                            You have both trucks vegged out? My wife's already asking when she can have my EX and trade her tahoe in for a PSD truck!

                            00' X PSD 7.3L
                            Last edited by captgrady; 08-05-2008, 07:13 PM.
                            00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
                            Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by captgrady View Post
                              That's awesome he's so aware and involved. I've been telling my daughters what I'm trying to do('cause they always ask 100 questions!) but I think they need to see the whole process to really understand what I'm doing.
                              You have both trucks vegged out? My wife's already asking when she can have my EX and trade her tahoe in for a PSD truck!

                              00' X PSD 7.3L
                              Hehehehe, it all started with 100 questions...

                              Yeah, wifey's been watching me drive all over the country for over 2 yrs and never going to the gas station. She's been putting $500 a month in the mini-van commuting 100 miles/day to college - she was ready for an Excursion. We have 2 friends w/BioPro 190's, so the 'other' tank is B100.

                              So the Ex's (V3) install is under way now.

                              Lets not hijack this thread anymore! Shoot me a PM or start another thread.

                              Moderators, feel free to delete these posts if ya wanna clean up the thead!
                              2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                              2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                              veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                              RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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