One for F truck lovers

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 09:38
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Came out of the hardware store this afternoon and saw this one in the car park. One fantastic F350.

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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:58

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:58
That would be great for hauling toys.

I know it costs a few bickies to convert to right hand drive, transport costs, and Australian compliance and taxes, but how do they go from $45k in the us to close to $160k in Australia ? Someone is making some nice money out of these.

BW
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Reply By: Wayne david - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:23

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:23
He seems to have parked so that there's plenty of space around him.

You'd have to wonder how practical these things are.

Personally if it was loads more power that I wanted I'd be looking at the Patrol or Landcruiser with that 6.2L diesel (is that right?) conversion that gets done in Victoria.

Cheers - Wayne D
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Follow Up By: GimmeeIsolation - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:22

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:22
"Personally if it was loads more power that I wanted I'd be looking at the Patrol or Landcruiser with that 6.2L diesel"
If you believe the 6.2 chev is anywhere near the same league as these new Ford diesels you need to google more and be amazed.
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Follow Up By: Wayne david - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:38

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:38
" If you believe the 6.2 chev is anywhere near the same league as these new Ford diesels you need to google more and be amazed."

So I thought 'yeah right' and googled. Holy Cowl!!!

Maybe there's horses & there's horses????

What would you want with THAT kind of power?

Mmm - Wayne D
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Follow Up By: GimmeeIsolation - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:56

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 15:56
You can see these guys on YouTube taking less than 10 seconds down the quarter mile with their F trucks with 1000 horsepower from your diesel, not to mention the torque that would probably put a smile on your dial that could not be removed.
Power corrupts, and absolute power ?
Reading the forums the economy is not bad as they can adjust the power output inside the cab.
Would have to be careful if one of them offered to help pull your stuck 4X4 out of the bog, may end up with a stretched car or ripped in half. Could sell the tractor too, not needed anymore.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 18:34

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 18:34
Wayne,
they certainly can get up and boogie.

The engine is not Ford but a navistar engine. New name for International Harvester.

F trucks. Good engines and a good heavy haul vehicle.

Love em or hate em they sure have presence and a place.

RA.

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Follow Up By: GimmeeIsolation - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 22:27

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 22:27
6.7 Power Stroke

The 6.7 L is the first medium duty diesel designed and built by Ford. It was designed in conjunction with AVL in Austria.[3] During design, Ford engineers codenamed this engine "Scorpion" due to the turbo being mounted right on top of the block.[4] It includes a Compacted graphite iron (CGI) block for greater strength while reducing weight, reverse flow aluminum cylinder heads (the exhaust ports are located in the lifter valley) with dual water jackets, six head bolts per cylinder, and 29,000 psi (1,999 bar) a high-pressure common rail Bosch fuel system. The system delivers up to five injection events per cylinder per cycle using eight-hole piezo injectors spraying fuel into the piston bowl. This engine also supports B20 biodiesel (allowing greener fueling options of up to 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel). There is also a unique inboard exhaust and outboard intake architecture, an automotive-industry first for a modern production diesel engine. Honeywell’s single-sequential turbocharger features an industry-first double-sided compressor wheel mounted on a single shaft. It combines the benefits of a small turbocharger (faster response) and a large turbocharger (ability to compress and force more air into the engine for more power) in one unit.[5] The connecting rods are made by Mahle.[3]
Emissions controls include exhaust gas recirculation, Denoxtronic based Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) solution from Bosch, and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Output was originally 390 hp (291 kW) and 735 lb·ft (997 N·m).[6] but shortly after production started, Ford announced that they have made an update to the new 6.7L diesel. The new engine control software makes the engine capable of 400 hp (298 kW) @ 2800 rpm and 800 lb·ft (1,085 N·m) @ 1600 rpm while achieving better fuel economy and without any physical changes to the engine. All 6.7L engines already shipped to dealerships or purchased by customers can be upgraded to Fords new specifications with a free software update available at Ford dealerships.[7]
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 22:37

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 22:37
Gimmee,
thanks for that. I still thought they were using the inter motor.

RA.
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Reply By: petengail - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 13:02

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 13:02
Not really into F350's etc... I only clicked on the post because I thought it was some pics of a "Shaggin Waggon" (aka F truck). lol... memories
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Follow Up By: Member - Blackie - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 19:23

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 19:23
Nice photo Carl ,
What a neat looking unit.
Will add it to our wish list
Cheers Blackie
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:17

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 20:17
Wow. How wide is it? One set of wheels on/over the white line,the other set not far off. No wonder they park away from everyone. Bob
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 21:43

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 21:43
"Wow. How wide is it?"
We have an F350 at work & is pretty much the same width as a semi trailer. Fine if you need to put 2 pallets wide on the tray but a pain when you need to get in a farm gate. Great tow bus otherwise a pain to drive, turn around & park.
Cheers Craig.............
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Follow Up By: Gadget X10 - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:02

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:02
How I miss my Effie.
I had her for over 8 years from new, 7.3 lt @ 15 lp 100k's empty 24lp 100k's full and towing my van, total rolling load 9 ton.
You could drive all day with no driver fatigue, BUT just don't take it shopping LOL
Gadget
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 21:20

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 21:20
The truck actually belongs to Ramsay Ford in New Jersey. See te front number plate is different from the rear. Dealer plates are different over here and they mostly have the name of the dealer on the front where the number plate would be. I suspect he parked so far away as not to get it scratched.

I took this at the Home Depot at Mahwah just up the road from the dealer and on the New York border.
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Reply By: energy marty - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:51

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:51
The biggest problem with it is that it's a Ford...
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