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RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now.
danrclem 02/09/20 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I don't think this discussion has anything to do with Teslas.
danrclem 02/06/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pick up truck remembrance !

My first truck was a 1973 Ford Ranger that I bought in 1974. It had a 360 and a three on the tree. I bought a new Ford F100 in 1979. Later on I bought a small slide in camper but the truck didn't have enough load capacity for it. I put some overload springs, a heavy truck 4 speed and some lower gears on it. I thought I had a 3/4 ton truck. If I'm remembering correctly my Dad's 1954 Ford pickup had the starter button on the dash.
danrclem 02/06/20 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

It didn't take hotrodders very long to start working on this engine. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/fords-73-liter-v-8-can-make-600-naturally-aspirated-horsepower-with-basic-mods/ar-BBZC4PB?ocid=spartandhp It was rumored that the 7.3 would be mod friendly, but I didn't expect the better part of 200hp with mostly bolt on parts. That's seriously cool! Pushrod engines aren't dead! And they're not 4' wide like OHC motors. Yeah, that is a short list of parts for an additional 200hp. Usually it takes forced induction or at least $10k in parts to get that kind of bump out of an N/A engine. I agree. The hp. gain is over 39% and considering that it already has 430 hp. that's a lot.
danrclem 02/06/20 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I would think that the way this engine is built it could handle some serious horsepower. It should last a long time for it's intended purpose but there could be some teething problems. If there are some they shouldn't be too hard to work out.
danrclem 02/04/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

It didn't take hotrodders very long to start working on this engine. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/fords-73-liter-v-8-can-make-600-naturally-aspirated-horsepower-with-basic-mods/ar-BBZC4PB?ocid=spartandhp
danrclem 02/03/20 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I'll somewhat agree with you but I'd think that it was a combination of both the 7.3 and the 10 speed. I have a 6.2 and I think a 10 speed would improve it but not to the extent of pulling the Ike in that amount of time. If this engine gets 6.2 fuel mileage or more it should be a winner.
danrclem 02/02/20 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I'd love to have one but my 6.2 does a good job.
danrclem 02/02/20 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time for new tires?

I buy all of my tires from the Maypop Tire Store.
danrclem 01/28/20 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

I can't wait for pilotless airplanes to come out. :B
danrclem 01/26/20 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 HDPP?

You need to find a Ford VIN decoder that will list the options of that vehicle. I have a link for Ram, but not for Ford. What rhagfo said. I bet somebody on the F150 forum could help you find this information.
danrclem 01/26/20 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

So you anticipate nearly 300 million vehicles to just disappear? And that is assuming fully autonomous vehicles will be the norm not the exception in the next couple decades. Not to mention it would take 16 years at current annual sales to replace all vehicles and that is if 100% of all vehicle sales were fully autonomous every year. Once it becomes standard, it will take about 20yrs for the vast majority off the existing fleet to be in the junk yard. At some point though, you can expect insurance for non-self driving cars to be so high that for all practical purposes, you can't afford to drive yourself. That is a huge assumption on insurance with no facts or data to suggest that would happen. You also assume 100% of vehicle sales are self driving for your time estimate. Can’t speak for other insurance companies but as of last year when sitting down with an insurance agent one of the first things they ask us wether the car has a driver assist systym like propilot or autopilot. Rates are lower if you do. My insurance doesn't ask me any questions except for how many miles I drive a year, whether for pleasure or work, what type coverage I want, my age and the vin number. The vin number tells them exactly what the car is and what options it has and the premium is decided from this information.
danrclem 01/24/20 02:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

I have an F250 and we all know that they will get the job done. I haven't owned a late model F150 so I can't give you any advice on those other than what I have read. Listen to the people who have actually pulled with the F150. Their views are the ones that count.
danrclem 01/19/20 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Quote; OMG DOES IT EVER END ?!?!? Doesn't look like it does it. LOL I figured the 7.3 Ike test would have been done by now with all the interest in the engine. No matter how it turns out I won't buy one but I can see other manufacturers setting the bar higher in the future.
danrclem 01/16/20 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

I think it's human nature for us to justify our actions. I'd say that everybody has done it because I know I have. I bought a car today and there are reasons why I bought it but I don't think everybody would agree with me because if they did there would be only one type of car on the road. If the government isn't paying for part of the purchase price I really don't care who buys what or what reason they're buying it for. People are gonna be people.
danrclem 01/03/20 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

I have a 6.2 and it tows my 10,000 GVWR 5th wheel just fine. In a normal year I'll put less than 2,000 miles on it so I couldn't justify buying a diesel just for the fuel mileage. I haven't been through the Rocky Mountains with it but I've been up some pretty steep hills. It will sometimes but not often drop down to 3rd gear on some of the big hills but I never lose speed. There's seems to be a big gap between 3rd and 4th gear so I think the 6.2 with a 10 speed would be fantastic for my use. I'm pretty excited about the 7.3 but I might not ever own one. I'd like to have one but since I have a good truck there's no need to. If I did buy another truck down the road it probably would be a used 7.3 gas if it does get better fuel mileage than the 6.2. It would pull anything I would ever want to pull with ease and no more miles than I'd put on it buying a diesel wouldn't make sense. If I were going to put big miles on one then it would make more sense to buy the diesel.
danrclem 01/02/20 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

If you buy one right now you're sure to pay a premium. Depending on the demand it might take a while for them to back off of the prices.
danrclem 12/31/19 02:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

California is making their own rope.
danrclem 12/19/19 09:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

I'm sure that not too many truck drivers from other states are going to buy an electric truck just to deliver goods to California. Things had better advance a whole lot in the next 10 years for them to be useable. How long would it take to charge a battery big enough to carry those huge loads.
danrclem 12/18/19 04:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: So many closed topics!

I've noticed that the majority of all the rude and belligerent comments come from one group of people and they all have one thing in common. I won't say what the common denominator is but it isn't too hard to figure out. Are they all a fan of a particular electric vehicle brand? I ain't gonna say. You'll have to come to your own conclusion. :B
danrclem 12/13/19 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
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