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Old 05-18-2016, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lonesome Trail
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Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Shorty - '00 Ford F150 XLT super cab flare side
90 day: 19.59 mpg (US)

Silver Car - '12 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe
90 day: 25.85 mpg (US)

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It's funny you mention that elhigh, one of my personal projects this summer (glutton for punishment, lol) is throwing a 300 into my wife's '93 F250 that was the first vehicle she bought on her own when she was 18 (sentimental value) after the loyal 351W finally gave up the ghost.

Why are we 'giving up' the 351W for a lowly inline 6? First off, I'm getting lazy in my old age and you can stand next to a 300 in the engine bay, lol. Second, I've not built one before. Third, I've definitely never put twin turbos on one before, and all the 'informed' interwebz folks poo-poo the idea, which naturally means it's absolutely the thing to do.

Besides, 400+lbsft is easy to do with a 351W, but I want to do it at 2,000RPM with a non-diesel inline 6. Will probably scrap the EEC IV or V all together and run a Megasquirt setup, which is totally legal here being a '93 that only has to pass the rollers and a quicky visual, and as dirty as the SD 351W was that shouldn't be a problem to do better.

So yeah, I'm twisted, but that's why I guess I have a slowly increasing customer base (FINALLY!!!).

Anywho, thanks for the welcome, and I'm looking forward to this new arena to play in. I've been reading through projects here and am truly impressed with the ingenuity and hutzpah that folks here have demonstrated, and I hope that someday someone can say the same of me.
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