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Old 05-13-2011, 01:28 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rusty Marina View Post
Thanks; yea Im told some topped out at 75 because of the gearing. The GM trucks had their 6.2 as an option in the 1/2 tons, so Im wondering if one of those would be easier on the budget, despite the fact I know the 6.9 was a much better engine

If the 1293 you speak of was a bored out 1275 cc "A" series engine those are neat little engines (I have a couple old Morris Minors outback)
It would be way easier to get a good running 6.2 / 6.5 truck since they are roughly the same price as the Fords. I had a stepvan with the 6.2 and aside of putting glow plugs, controller and a starter, it was a good engine. Misunderstood, but good.

If I were to do it again, I'd put a set of 2.73s or 3.08s and a turbo on one, in a 2wd Suburban ( half ton )
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