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Factory 4x4 w/390

BuzzGun79

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Sharp lookin rig good luck on your pursuit for it! fyi check it out good tho looks can be decieving in some cases..Bob
 
The bed toolbox was an option. I would think most CS's had that option though.


From the 75 brochure




 
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Thanks, that is some good info. I wish this truck had the tool box.

I am waiting on the VIN right now. Will it tell me whether it really is a CS and a Highboy?
 
A 76 250 IS considered a Highboy.

Remember it is a NON-Ford word.
 

SuperCab

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Sean brings up a good piont... despite what people say, there were alot of 360s made, and they were pretty damn good engines... pretty powerful and reliable, and not all were gas hogs - it depended on the rear axle ratio... not unheard of to get 12 - 14 mpg with a good one in a good setup (3.00 or 2.73 gears...)
 
Nice looking truck for shure. That looks like a 77 though. 76 did not have the race track trim, the f250 badges would have been on the fender instead of the cowl& clear lenses in the turnsignals in the grill. it is a highboy though as you can see the crossmember under the front bumper. real good chance it has a 400 in it if it is a 77
 
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According to the VIN, this is a 76. My dad's 77' has the badges on the fender. The engine displacement is still unknown, but it has a 4bbl iron intake, so I'm going to hope someone has swapped in a 390, though I would prefer that the truck hasn't been tinkered with too much.. Not worried either way, It will see a 385 series at some point I'm sure.

None of that matters anyway... I bought it. :D

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Probably a 76 with a mostly 77 body on it. not that it matters like I said she looks sweet. You can order up the right door tag & cab sticker from martini to match your title. (notice in the pic of the doorway that the cab tag is missing)
 

BuzzGun79

Nov.TOTM 2012 / 2012 TOTY
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if you can post a pic of the engine..we may be able to narrow down whats in it,nice truck good luck,in time my 79 is going to get a face lift of that 77 grille,aggressive looking & my favorite out of all the years 73-9
 
Those valve covers don't look 70's to me...
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Do they look late 50's to you? ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_FE_engine
I like your picture better than their chromed up crap. LOL :)

The spark plugs angled like //\\ sez it's an FE or FT engine. :)

Hardly any 360's got a 4 barrel iron intake on 'em because
the low compression of the 360 doesn't respond to it worth
anything, pistons for the 352's bore size is a different story.

Quit fartin' around and measure the stroke. ;)

"we dohn need no steenkeen radio, we got an FE!"
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...try not to gloat too much tho, not everyone can have an FE.

Alvin in AZ
 
I've got myself a bit of a frankenstein!
A pretty nice one, at that...
Yeah, but.
When in the heck are you gonna measure the stroke on that beast? :)

BTW, Wikipedia sez:
"One version of the Batmobile built by Barris, which was equipped with a
Holman-Moody prepped 427FE with dual quads, toured drag strips where it
would be launched in second gear and spin its tires the entire quarter-mile
length of the track."

Butthead in AZ
 
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Left Friday @ 10:00 PM, and got to back to the border at 1:00 AM on Monday. Over 40 hours of total driving, and over 4000 KM... My 2000 F-150 had a hard time with the hilly landscape, and prior to pulling this truck home, did not consume more than 1/2 L between oil changes. I used 6 liters of oil on the way home, topping up at every gas station. Ouch.

Truck is awesome, runs strong, very straight, but has been repainted. I will confirm 360/390 status tomorrow. I am very happy about the purchase. First thing I need to do is fix the exhaust manifold leak. The P/O even included a new set of gaskets.

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