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Ben Little

It all started the night I lined up next to a jacked up Super Duty. I was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger and thought I was hot stuff, but I got smoked. I couldn’t believe something as big as that truck ...read more.

MY VEHICLES

2003 Ford Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke image

2003 Ford Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke

It all started the night I lined up next to a jacked up Super Duty. I was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger and thought I was hot stuff, but I got smoked. I couldn’t believe something as big as that truck could go that fast. I knew then that I had to have a diesel.

I come from a Ford family through and through and have owned two Rangers (88 and 01) and would get another one in a heartbeat. I am a former OBS 7.3 Powerstroke owner, but I’m currently driving and building a 2003 Excursion with a 7.3. I also have an ongoing 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee project, which my wife drives.

I moved to Spokane from Northern California, where I lived most of my life. I had never been to Spokane before I moved here. I guess you could say I was looking for a change. When I am not working on my truck or at work, I like to shoot stuff and snowboard. So far, living up here is just what the doctor ordered.

Working on cars became interesting to me at a young age so naturally when I was old enough to get a job I started putting the skills I had learned to use. I started turning wrenches in all kinds of shops, even making some appearances behind the parts desk or as a service writer. I continued to work in the automotive industry while I finished my degree in aviation operations from the College of Engineering at San Jose State University. Once school was finished, I started looking for a position as an air traffic controller, but I gradually realized I enjoyed the automotive industry too much to leave it. I had been already following Diesel Power Products on Facebook for years, and about that time I saw that they had a position open, so I sent Cooper an email. Fast forward a month later and I was living in Spokane and immersed in the off-road and diesel truck industry.

My time here at Diesel Power Products thus far has been a blast. I have learned far more than I could have imagined and look forward to seeing where our future projects take us.

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2 QUESTIONS
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Did you sell your Excursion??

:( I did. Needed to buy a house and do adult things. It was hard to part with, but, it was for a good reason. Managed to sell it, pay off my wife's car, and pick up a new vehicle. And less than a year later, we bought a house. Adulting at it's finest. -Ben

12/11/19
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Hey I was looking into a fuel bowl delete for my 99 7.3 I was looking at my aftermarket fuel system the previous owner had installed and it's a airdog 150 now I know aridogs are good but my main concern is it states it only supplies 10psi of fuel even though it's at 150gph is it still safe to be running on my truck if so then I'll continue saving for the fuel bowl delete if not should I look into a newer fuel pump thanks. PS love the podcast keep it up!?

Usually those run 50-55 psi. Does this pump you have just supply the higher pressure pump on the frame or is that one eliminated? If you looking at doing the regulated return system you are going to have to supply that system with 65-70 psi optimally. -Sands

4/18/20

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