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NRALIFR

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Posted: 11/11/21 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, I didn’t. Mine didn’t have the stock exhaust very long after I got it because one of the exhaust manifolds was cracked. I took the opportunity to put some headers on it, and had a dual exhaust built for it. Ran both ends out behind the passenger rear tire. If I remember right the second fuel tank under the bed wouldn’t allow an exhaust pipe and muffler on the driver side of the drive shaft.

It also had a manual transmission with a really low first gear that you didn’t need to use unless you were towing or hauling.

It was a nice truck. I bought it from my Dad. I had an aftermarket air conditioner installed on it.

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It's nice to have a 66 engine instead of one of the 76 messes they built! That low of mpg might be a blown power valve in the carb. Craig

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C Schomer wrote:

It's nice to have a 66 engine instead of one of the 76 messes they built! That low of mpg might be a blown power valve in the carb. Craig


I'd take a 1966 390 over a 1976 360 every day of the week.

It does need the carb gone thru and new valve stem seals. Other than that it seems run pretty good.


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Posted: 11/12/21 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good looking trucks posted and did anyone else note the placement of gas tank in that era of trucks? My sis and BIL bought a used F150 w/ 300 inline 6 and that thing was a great truck as it saw a lot use on their farm. Then they bought a relatives F250 w/ 351 and like the 150 was a great truck. MPG's were in the toilet, but ran great for many years.


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Yup, ~20 gallons of gasoline right behind the seats inside the cab. A second one under the bed of the truck on some models.

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Yup, ~20 gallons of gasoline right behind the seats inside the cab. A second one under the bed of the truck on some models.

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The aux tank on mine is an aftermarket tank.

Pretty amazing that you never small any gas.

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I believe a 460 will fit right in where a 390 has been. That would be my choice

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jfritz_drfritz wrote:

I believe a 460 will fit right in where a 390 has been. That would be my choice


Takes more changes to go 460 than change 360/390.
I worked a '75 F 350 a few winters (Holmes wrecker bed) My last tool truck was old F 500. Both trucks had 460 in at times, but I went back to 360 in both. The bigger engines did make the truck go faster stoplight to stoplight, but the way I used them the extra fuel cost hurt. The trucks where never MT, the one ton was loaded or overloaded.
All the time I worked those trucks I was half-donkey shopping for a 330 inch Y block from early '60 like I had in the '56 F 5 with dump bed. No issue moving 5 tons of rock, or Bobcat on the trailer, did pretty good on gas.
BTW, once got a used 460 mounted in a friends truck. When ready to put clutch in we discovered the crank did not have hole for pilot bearing.

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Nice truck... The one thing I couldn't understand is why Ford predominantly used 2 barrel carburetors in their trucks which made them real slugs.


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FishOnOne wrote:

Nice truck... The one thing I couldn't understand is why Ford predominantly used 2 barrel carburetors in their trucks which made them real slugs.


My 69 F100 Ranger 360 2 barrel was a DOG. Changed a couple things wa-la 390 plus 4 barrel was bad azz and got better fuel economy. Had the C6 BUILT and was amazing.


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