For the record I add the extra cost of the the diesel (.10- .20) over gas and substract that from the extra MPG I get from the stink motor. I live out where its peaceful and I hate having to listen to that rattle trap warm up in the morning. Hell I can here my neighbors F450 running in the morning and his driveway is 400 yards away. Nothing smells nicer that a new day in Fla. unless you have a stink motor warming up in the driveway. Please don't take this as a Ford bashing, I think they are nice looking trucks. But if you want me to tell you about the F450 Rollback that Ford had to buy back so it didn't get lemoned law here in Fla. I whould be happy to tell you. And for the record Chevy had to buy back a 98 Corvette Conv because of 6 speed tranny problem so no one is perfect. And for you Die Hard Ford guys do a search on goggle for Art Carr Tranmissions. He will build you a transmission that WILL not break, he builds his own convertors and hard parts. In the long run it's worth spending the extra money up front. So you don't get stuck in the middle of nowhere while your on vacation. A couple of years ago I was building a 97 4X4 Full size 2 door Blazer (Tahoe) with a 383 stroker motor, Vortech supercharger, and a NOS fogger kit. (I know more dollors than sence) Put 456 gears with the biggest tires that would fit. Broke 2 rear ends, than put a 3/4 ton from a 454 SS truck (still has 6 bolt wheels axles) than smoked 2 4L60E transmissions. Talked with Art Carr and he told me that he could build me a 4L60E tranny that would not brake with even more HP than I had. Just had to buy his convertor too. Which he will reflash once for free. I stepped up to the pump and got it, the convertor was HUGE!!! Just about touched the flywheel when it was slid back into the tranny. Well long story short it worked great, and in 4 wheel high would blow the doors off just about everything at a red light that felt froggey I was amazed the front end or transfer case never let go. When I turned the truck back in I sold the motor and tranny and put a late model junkyard motor/trans back in. Sold the blower and tranny on ebay. (gmhdfan on ebay too) A guy from N.C. bought the tranny for his Camero and when we called Art Carr they said they would still reflash the convertor for him for free if he thought the stall was to much for his car. NOW THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! Hope this insight helps someone out, thats what this board is all about.Originally posted by outlawinil
gmhdfan--Next your going to tell us semi trucks should have 454 gassers in them. You say it's not a poor man's sport and in the same sentence your worried about the extra cost of diesel? Here in the midwest where it was -4 last night, 89 octane is $1.379 and diesel at the same station is $1.349 our math is different than yours.
I still have the ported and flowed LS1 heads off the Vett if anyone is interested. They have about 1500 miles on them. Also still have The NOS fogger system for a 350 Vorteh motor still plumbed on the the intake manifold. Great for those steep boat ramps.
Freinds don't let freinds drive FORDS
Just kidding (sort of)