Now into month 6 of ownership of this classic old body style 227,000 mile Ford F350 and we’re starting on the fourth installment of the project build up we plan to fill quite a few issues of Diesel World with. We started this build in hopes of making some great content on some of the ins and outs of these old 7.3L Power Strokes. Show of some of their strengths, point out some of the weaknesses, and help you guys, like us, that still have a weakness for these old trucks. Sure, they’re a little outdated, but they can still be great trucks, with the right amount of love and attention. No, they don’t make the power new trucks do. Yes, they run a little on the loud side compared to a new truck. And No, they don’t ride like new coil sprung and air bagged trucks do. But we know there are plenty of guys out there that just love these OBS Fords, it’s a nostalgic truck that just won’t ever go out of style. So why not appreciate that about them and build something unique and classic, instead of just another 2018 showroom floor model with some shiny wheels and stretched tires.
In part one, we worked on some cosmetics, updating the front end with new lights, chrome, and grille. Part two brought interior upgrades with a new dash, some sill plates, and door hinge repairs. Part three was basic repairs like fixing a leaky oil dipstick, installing an in-cab monitor and cold air intake. So finally, in part four we’re going to focus on bumping up that factory 225hp flywheel rating to something that could help get this land yacht down the road with some decent drivability and acceleration.
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INSIDE ADAM FOLTZ' 5.90 INDEX SECOND-GEN AFTERMATH
At only 4,100 pounds, Adam Foltz knows he doesn’t need crazy horsepower to be competitive in the 5.90 Index class, which is probably why he has fueling on the P-pump pulled all the way back and has focused more on dialing in the chassis lately. “With a small nitrous tweak we went from 6.50 to 5.80,” he told us. “But once we know it’s going to go straight every time, we’ll be shooting for low 1.2’s on the 60-foot (on the trans brake).”
A 1947 US MOTORS DIESEL GENERATOR ON A HISTORIC SHIP
WEEKEND ON THE EDGE 2020
2020 was the year of cancelled events. Nothing was what it was supposed to be with the ‘Rona running rampant everywhere.
COOL DOWN AND STOP IT
“THE MOUNTAIN DECIDES
The ninety-eighth running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as “The Race to the Clouds,” is an invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Manitou, Colorado.
COMPLETE OIL CHANGES
REMOVING THE LAST TRAPPED QUART FROM THE DURAMAX, WITH PPE’S UPGRADED OIL PAN
FORD UNDERRATING THEIR 2020 SUPER DUTY?
MAKING A STATEMENT...
DERRICK BARNEY’S 1,400HP, 68RFE-SHIFTED ’11 MEGA CAB
TIM TUTTLE’S 1,500 HP CUMMINS RAM LIMITED PRO STOCK PULLER
BARN FIND GOLD!
1949 CLETRAC ADH
The Powerful Art
Shubham Ghumare portrays the strength and attitude of the subject using exaggerated anatomy. He explains what goes behind creating his powerful and captivating art.
The 100 Horsepower Upgrade: Cam Only 5.3L Test
What’s a cam swap really worth?
The new sport in town