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Old 03-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #99 (permalink)
Big Dave
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The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

Impala Phase Zero - '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
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After 35 years of engineering, I've found that Kelly Johnson was right.

"Keep it simple, stupid."

Do you have unlimited access to a good machine shop? You'll need a deck mill, a Bridgeport, line boring lathe, engine or turret lathe, and dynamic crank balancing minimum.

GM had all of that plus the experience of Detroit Diesel and still they made one critcal error on the 350, in a field very intolerant of error. Their 6.2 and 6.5 engines were better but they mismarketed them.

But if you have the time and the money, go for it.

My bad. I thought the purpose of the exercise was the vehicle.
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam
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