View Full Version : 1996 C250

11-12-2008, 09:19 PM
I have posted a few times here but never put one of these threads together for my truck, so here we go. I copied and pasted the list from another thread and put my info in it.
Year: 1996

Model: F-250 Classic

Came From Factory as: F250 Crewcab

I am the second owner of the truck, the first owner was my dad, so I have been around this truck since it was new. My dad drove from Modesto, CA to Rock Springs WY to purchase the truck since no new ones were found in CA.


Engine: 7.3L Powerstroke

Transmission: E4OD

Transfercase: Manual

Rear end: 10.25 Sterling

Rear end Ratio: 4.10/ Detroit Locker

Front Axle: 4x4 TTB

Front hubs: Warn Manual Locking

Wheels: 18x10 Mickey Thompson Classics

Tires: 36x15.5r18 Mickey Thompson ATZ's

Fuel Tank: Single Fuel Tank 50 gallons

Weight: ? (lbs)

Length: 216"

Height: 84"

Width: 79"

Wheelbase: 140"


Cloth or leather: Gray Cloth

Front seats: 40/20/40 bench

Power seat: Power lumbar only

Second row seating: 60/40

Third row: Lay Down bed

Heat AC: Yes

Rear heat: Yes

Rear AC: Yes

Rear window Defrost: Yes

Power Windows: All Four Windows

Power Door Locks: All Four Doors

Power Tailgate window: Yes

Cruise Control: Yes

Stereo: Kenwood HU feeding 3 Profile HP1000 amps

Speakers: 11

Instrumentation: Full with Tach

Overhead console: Yes

Dash and Door trim: Walnut

Glass: Tinted

Spare tire Carrier: Inside Mount

Other: Floor mats, Overhead Assist Handles


Paint:Oxford White

Running boards:Fiberglass

Mirrors: Swing Away

Roof Rack: Sitting in the attic

Reciever Hitch: Resse Class Five

Rear Bumper: Eight Inch Drop

Tow package: Yes

Front air Dam: Yes, currently not on due to rock damage

Grille Guard: No

Rear wind deflector: No

Other: Key Guards

Misc Centurion notes: Roof seam Redone

My current Mods: Engine: rebuilt shortblock, Stage II single shot Injectors, Hybrid Switzer S300 turbo, early '99 powerstroke intercooler, terminator dual hpop system, Aeromotive A1000 fuel pup with regulated return fuel system, ATS propane kit, 3" downpipe to 4" exhaust, Autometer Z series guages, DP F-5 chip soon to be live tuned, 50 gallon fuel tank.
Drivetrain: ATS performance E40D transmission, Detroit tru-track rear locker.
Suspension:Superlift 4" front Lift kit, Skyjacker 6" rear lift springs with factory 2" blocks removed, Superlift shocks, wheels and tires listed above.
Interior:Re-upholstered except for headliner, middle seat moved back 3", El-Camino head rests on middle and rear bench seats, used bottom cusion for seatback and seatback for bottom on rear folding seat for better back support.
Exterior:Mono-chromed paint to Oxford white instead of Oxford/Charcoal two tone, Re-did roof seam, added remote fill door in fiberglass fender for propane kit.
My Future Mods:
I am just going to drive it for a while, but I would like to do onboard air and air springs in the rear.

anything else and on to the pics.

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/44380/2531692040104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2531692040104152079pxFiAC)
http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/31108/2658330450104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2658330450104152079EWdbGt)
http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/42479/2969605610104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2969605610104152079ZZyjQQ)
http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/32304/2912589600104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2912589600104152079yvzDww)
New shortblock before it went in:
http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/42932/2271923610104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2271923610104152079ylINxq)
Doing some work (my brother in the picture):
http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/41629/2470033810104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2470033810104152079SeEIui)
Playing at Pismo:
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/41851/2839653590104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2839653590104152079dJHVFE)
http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/43105/2208285650104152079S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2208285650104152079byxETT)
When I get some time I will get some interior and undercariage pictures and add them too.

11-12-2008, 09:30 PM
very nice

11-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Sweet Truck!!!

I love the action shots!!!! Is it the same truck or do you have two?

11-17-2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the compliments! That is the same cent in all of the pictures, I just monochromed the paint a couple of years ago.

Bronco Biff
11-18-2008, 12:43 PM
Man, you've done an outstanding job on that truck! Awsome!

11-18-2008, 01:41 PM


Flight crew, prepare for liftoff.

11-19-2008, 12:09 AM
Very nice!

11-19-2008, 01:43 AM
Shit, I was just through Pismo 3 times, 4 I guess really. Qoulda been cool to see it.

11-19-2008, 08:57 AM


Notice how the back of the truck is just out of the frame. That's because he has a gas powered truck behind pushing.

11-19-2008, 04:33 PM
peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerty engine. love that, it looks great, good job on it.

11-19-2008, 11:17 PM
Notice how the back of the truck is just out of the frame. That's because he has a gas powered truck behind pushing.

except it's not being pushed by a gasser, it's pulling one.
Didn't want to embarrass the guy though :roflmao: :RebelSmilie:

Shit, I was just through Pismo 3 times, 4 I guess really. Qoulda been cool to see it.
Anyone going to Pismo sometime that wants to meet should post up, because I am going to school in San Luis Obispo and I am at Pismo usually about once a week, centurion is not here with me for most of this year though, since it would cost me $500 to park it here with no need to use it.

11-19-2008, 11:34 PM
I actually ( :topic) want a widget on the front page that posts where Hidalgo and I are via gps so that I can ron day view with all the 4 door peeps.... Hell I have just spent 3 days in Concord/Frisco... I know there are peeps round these hee-ah parts.

10-29-2009, 07:12 PM
I should have some pretty fun updates on this soon. Motor is coming back out to check on a few things, and while it's out it's getting some goodies.
I've got a turbo off a 14L detroit series 60, compression is getting lowered down to 16:1, and the top end is getting ready for a few more rpms. hopefully I can get this done within a month or so... I'm getting pretty exited!

10-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Nice cent! I guess we are the few 3rd gen 250 psd owners! Sounds like you got some ponies! Have you had it on a dyno and if so how much is she putting down?

10-30-2009, 02:43 AM
Haven't had it on a dyno. Some guys that have had similar setups have put between 500 to 600 hp to the tires. I would like to be in 550 range, but we will see what happens. It's definitely fun to drive, I can still tow with the big turbo, and if it's driven right it doesn't smoke on the street either.
Here's some pics of the new turbo:
http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/44546/2478921870104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2478921870104152079iHzHox)

http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/42557/2999189510104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2999189510104152079PEZaqm)

11-08-2009, 07:23 PM
what mods are you running?

11-10-2009, 01:51 AM
250cc BD code injectors with 100% over nozzles, modified Borg Warner K31 turbo, intercooler, electric fuel system, dual high pressure oil pumps, built trans with billet flexplate, a little propane, and tuning for those mods.

11-10-2009, 02:06 AM
made some progress this weekend:
http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/18421/2020037270104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2020037270104152079aCcwLl)
Don't know why this picture insists on being upside down, it isn't on my computer.
http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/45276/2154321840104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2154321840104152079AOiRJl)
As I suspected, I bought a dud motor hardly a year ago. This thing barely has 5000 miles on it and most of the cylinders look like this:
http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/29809/2820223380104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2820223380104152079FZFLGH)
I guess that is what I get for paying someone else to do something for me. luckily this motor has a warranty on it, so as soon as I get the politics worked out with that I will be able to start putting it back together again.
It almost seems like the builders of the motor used the wrong size pistons for whatever they bored it over to. I can grab the pistons at TDC and wiggle them all around extremely easily... it's so pathetic it makes me sick. Tomorrow I am going to pull the pistons and rods out of the motor and try and figure out why the rings were trying to destroy the cylinder walls so fast.

Bronco Biff
11-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Looks to me like more than 5000 miles!!! Ridge and bore finish look like it has not been bored in many miles.

Chase Schule
11-27-2009, 06:33 PM
oo diggin the New turbo and thats a pretty clean engine hehe nice job looks great,

11-28-2009, 10:10 AM
You've got some of my favorite pics for Centurion jumping. Completely badass. Wish I lived out there.

12-04-2009, 10:10 AM
Gas!!! Haha gasers are good they'll pass anything but a stroke or a gas station!! Haha lmao

12-04-2009, 10:44 AM
Mine passed strokes loaded.... course I also ate a trans... but the look on that F450's drivers face was priceless.

12-04-2009, 08:03 PM
Mine passed strokes loaded.... course I also ate a trans... but the look on that F450's drivers face was priceless.

It also has raped ape of a 460 under the hood.

06-02-2010, 11:07 PM
Progress has been slow, but I do finally have some updates:
Finally got the motor put together:
http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/18348/2683443810104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2683443810104152079kEHuSI)
http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/12600/2268678980104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2268678980104152079lrNaPj)
http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/44217/2825792460104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2825792460104152079bwbIzM)
http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/45474/2440638950104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2440638950104152079UkdMUD)
http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/30735/2742335010104152079S425x425Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2742335010104152079dFlorS)

06-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Carl what kinda HP are you shooting for?

Bronco Biff
06-05-2010, 06:10 AM
Lookin' good!

06-05-2010, 04:28 PM
Carl what kinda HP are you shooting for?

I'm hoping for 550 or so to the tires.

08-03-2010, 08:18 PM
Well, decided to Change some things with the motor (add a girdle and some more coating, so the truck is still not running yet. Hoping to be running by October.

08-22-2010, 08:57 PM
mine passed strokes loaded.... Course i also ate a trans... But the look on that f450's drivers face was priceless.

how about the gas station??!!!

08-22-2010, 10:53 PM
Sure did! but every 275 miles it wouldn't...something about that magical number and being fed went hand in hand.. $80 later, and it would pass em again.

01-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Any more progress on this carl? :xyxthumbs:

01-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Any more progress on this carl? :xyxthumbs:

Unfortunately I ran into a huge obstacle with the motor. While it was getting the rest of the machine work done somebody decided to break into the shop and steal the motor!:angry-smiley-030: The people who built the motor are replacing everything but there's just a lot of time involved due to starting over from scratch.
But, I found a complete motor out of a wrecked truck for a steal, so I threw that in there so that I can finally drive the stupid thing again. Definitely not as much fun with a stock engine but it's still nice to drive the truck. Found some time to go on a little wheeling trip a little while ago.

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02-15-2011, 11:46 AM
Love the wheeling pics. Did you ever SAS it? I have heard horror stories about TTB and rock crawling so I am curious. Also you have a 4" lift up front with 6" rear springs and 36" tires? I love the way the tires fill the wheel wells on your truck. I just want to make sure I have the combo correct.


02-17-2011, 12:11 AM
Love the wheeling pics. Did you ever SAS it? I have heard horror stories about TTB and rock crawling so I am curious. Also you have a 4" lift up front with 6" rear springs and 36" tires? I love the way the tires fill the wheel wells on your truck. I just want to make sure I have the combo correct.


Thanks for the compliments. I didn't actually go over the whole obstacle, some of the rock steps were as tall as the truck lol. Nope, the truck still has the TTB on the front. I keep saying I'll put a dana 60 under the front once this TTB needs balljoints, but those things refuse to give up, so it stays. Hasn't given me any problems though, so I can't complain. You have the setup right, it has 6" springs in the rear but I put blocks in that were 2" shorter than the stock ones, so it gives 4" of lift.