Ford 7.3 gas engine!

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Pucsc, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    $70,000, you getting the hand crank windows, no radio, two wheel drive?
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  3. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2019

    People are crazy.
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  4. Gumboslef9384

    Gumboslef9384 Light Load Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    I like that song haha
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  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I know of a guy who swears by the gas engines. He runs a mechanic service truck and while everyone else deals with EPA crap and check engine lights he just keeps going. I don't think I'd ever touch a modern diesel pickup. 12 valve or gasser lol.
  6. Gumboslef9384

    Gumboslef9384 Light Load Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    Oops I didnt even realize that. Ill get back to the real truckers section lol
  7. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Years ago my dad ran the international 549 cu. inch. gas engines in semis. Like in the 190 model. ( think that is the model?). The last gas 549 he purchased and drove it home from the plant in Fort Wayne, Ind. That engine was in the fleetstar. ( no more butterfly hood). Fleetstar had a tilt hood. Year was probably 1966 or 67. The 549 made like 235 hp or little more. Dont know what torque. Ford made a simular gas engine, think it was 534 cu inch. So ford is no stranger to big gas engines. Might be a way to go.? Also pretty sure both engines were mostly bolted to a 5 speed trans with a 2 speed rearend.
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  8. npok

    npok Light Load Member

    Sep 26, 2015
    I'd give it a year or two to let other people do the shakedown on this new motor before even considering it.

    It seems like all new engines these days usually have big design flaws at first & they let the proud owners pay for R&D.
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  9. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    S.W. Florida
    If I was only hauling 24000 I would run a 6 liter LS and let it Rip. Can't kill them things.

    If you do their a dime a dozen, and a new crate motor is affordable.

    Plenty of radiator for cooling and you wont kill it.i don't know if you can get the Allison behind it.

    If not a good manual with a splitter .

    I used to haul 25 thousand in a single axle dump for the farm when I was a kid .

    Truck was a 68 Chevrolet 3500 or something like that. 327 sbc that ran on 7 cylinders and you had to put 3 quarts of oil in it every 100 miles.

    A lot of hills in Michigan but having that 2 speed rearend kept you moving
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  10. Pucsc

    Pucsc Bobtail Member

    Jul 27, 2019
    I've pulled a 2 car trailer behind a 6.0 years ago with a 4l80 and I remember 5mpg was pretty normal loaded. Upgraded to a 24v cummins shortly after and it went to 11mpg same trailer. Diesel was cheaper than gas back then, but seems to be creeping up higher and higher. It was a great engine and I bet the newer ones with the 6 speed would do better on fuel.
    I liked hearing that ford is planning on using the 7.3 gasser in all their medium duty trucks. So torque should be sufficient. Fuel economy and reliability will be the driving factor for me though.
  11. Adieu

    Adieu Light Load Member

    Dec 3, 2018
    Weren't they getting similar numbers out of the 3.5l TT Ecoboost??

    More actually for the Lincoln version... 450 horses, 500 torque

    Anyways.... the MSRPs on loaded pickups are outta control. Resales, too. Now if you could find some federal agency that dumps duallies often -- the way Forestry, Fire, and K9 regularly dump barebones 4x4 Ford Expeditions to auction for just a few grand -- that'd be a whole nother ballgame

    As it stands, if you want a cavernous SUV that tows 9000, that's $3 - 4k. But if you want a dually... sheet, get some lube for your poor checkbook.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
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