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My new ride

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Re: My new ride

Postby 79jasper » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:33 am

Should be the c6 trans. Pretty durable. Could upgrade to a newer auto. Or a 5 speed if you feel like rowing gears.
For i.p. and injectors, look into Conestoga diesel, r&d IDI performance, and there's a guy that goes by typ4 on some forums. Those 3 do better parts than you will get at the parts store.

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Re: My new ride

Postby noddybrian » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:47 am

Not sure how practical a newer auto would be as they will likely require a stand alone computer due to the 7.3 being mechanical injection - if it has a C6 in good shape I'd keep it - just change filter / fluid & maybe add a bigger cooler - I like the boom idea but the weight is adding up & will only increase as the amount of spares / tools accumulates ! I figure a 1ton is going to be on or past it's limits - that's why many service trucks start out with a heavier truck to allow for " upgrades " !
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Re: My new ride

Postby ollie81 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:30 pm

thats an awesome truck! I bet it took a good while to put together? How long have you spent on it?
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Re: My new ride

Postby 79jasper » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:28 am

noddybrian wrote:Not sure how practical a newer auto would be as they will likely require a stand alone computer due to the 7.3 being mechanical injection - if it has a C6 in good shape I'd keep it - just change filter / fluid & maybe add a bigger cooler - I like the boom idea but the weight is adding up & will only increase as the amount of spares / tools accumulates ! I figure a 1ton is going to be on or past it's limits - that's why many service trucks start out with a heavier truck to allow for " upgrades " !
Correct. But they also ran the e40d behind the IDI. Which ran it's own computer.
But those standalone trans computers sure are nice. Offer way more tuning/control than stock. Lol
Wouldn't be a big ROI though, so I would understand leaving it be.

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Re: My new ride

Postby noddybrian » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Right - I forgot they used the e4od behind the 7.3 - slightly surprised as it's not got a good reputation here with heavy use but I'm basing that on very limited experience as in the UK there are very few full size trucks around & of those Ford is the least popular - I ran one for a while but can't afford the fuel now - that was dead reliable - 460 with a C6 in front of NP205 & Dana 60's - towed all sorts with it - good truck - I doubt the OP will want to change much as it's simple & reliable now - what I've found is the more you change a truck from standard the bigger & more expensive the headaches get when it's broke ! I wish I'd figured " KISS " years ago - also jumping trucks & playing with them in the sea is bad but when your young it has to be done !
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Re: My new ride

Postby 79jasper » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:40 pm

True there. Lol

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