- Mar 5, 2008
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- PORT ANGELES, WA
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a friend of mine back home has a 1970 F250 that he swapped a cummins motor and allison transmission into not sure how he likes it yet as he is still doing the body work on it
Every diesel put in a 3/4 to 1 ton truck is made by International from the 1980's 6.9 up to the current 6.4.
I would avoid a 7.3 truck with an automatic, but otherwise it would be my truck of choice with a manual. The 6.0 has several issues unless you get a late one (07's being the best) the 6.4 while it is a good engine is lacking in the milage dept until it gets good and broken in. When the 6.0's came out they came with the torqueshift automatic, which is significantly stronger than the one the 7.3's had.
I haven't driven one but that is what my brother (certified Ford Tech) has commented about from them coming into the shop. I pick his brains whenever I run into him about what interesting has come in lately and we are both truck fans.
My dream truck would be a Ford with a Cummins and an Allison transmission though.