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Hi all. Is anybody still getting round in an F150? I've found a good one, (1989) not really concerned with fuel consumption. Just wanting a nice big tourer. Any input?
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 09:27

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 09:27
What's it running now 351 petrol ?

Get it for the right price and do a v8 diesel conversion ??
Would be an awesome tourer then.

Suppose if you plan on taking it remote, it's only tight tracks that might be an issue, and peaky dunes with less ramp over.
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Follow Up By: Chad B1 - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 09:35

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 09:35
Original 302.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 11:15

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 11:15
I read F Truck and immediately thought of my brothers original Sandman Panel Van - I am sure he used to call it an F Truck.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 14:18

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 14:18
Err ... hmmm .. probably for a different reason methinks ;o) LOL
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Reply By: mountainman - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 15:58

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 15:58
My cousin has the 7.3 possibly 6years old..as did my boss...
boss just bought the new f150 dual cab.
6.2 turbo diesel
more torque and power than the last one.
big sucker to try and park it
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Follow Up By: BunderDog - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 19:13

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 19:13
When did Ford introduce the F-150 with a diesel option?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 19:33

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 19:33
The way I understand it, the diesel F150's(6 cyl & 7.3L V8) were the later one's built in Brazil. Can't remember what year they were introduced, but might have been during the '90's?

The earlier F trucks with petrol engines, were really a F100, not a F150. Looked at a new F100 at Katherine show..... They wanted $4140 for it, and this was 1972. A new Holden ute was about $2500 at same time.

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Follow Up By: BunderDog - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 20:43

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 20:43
I always thought that the Ford trucks which were manufactured in Brazil were F-250's. To my knowledge Ford have never made an F-150 with a diesel engine option.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 21:11

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 21:11
Yeah, you're right about the Brazilian models.......my bad!

Saw a F100/150 whatever, with a Cummins diesel, which was retro fitted. Owned by Jim Cooper, who used to own Roadtrains of Australia. Think it got along alright. :-)

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Follow Up By: mountainman - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 09:43

Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 09:43
Know of a couple of older ones with a 7.3 powerstroke conversion going around
they seem to get good economy up until a certain km....on the odometer then its 15 from then on
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Reply By: Legendts - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 10:56

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 10:56
Great tow vehicle. Had one with 351 Cleveland in it (also had a Bronco) towing a 25' Viscount and would have done around 20k with it on the back. If you're not worried about fuel and it passes your inspection go for it. Seating I found was fine and comfortable. There are still quite a few on the road and most looking good.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 23:55

Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 at 23:55
We had a 1984 F350 351 Cleveland petrol/gas 4WD with a camper for 12 years.
Loved that truck.
With the food down though, it could drink a litre of fuel a minute.



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