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Old 04-02-2017, 06:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Eco1 - '66 Ford F250 Base

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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
He's using a 2011 truck as an organ donor, Ford pickups haven't had manual transmissions in them since 2008.

I don't doubt there are manuals to be had that could be connected, but what the heck, the original truck's tranny is right there. And the truck's ECU might expect to get some kind of communication to/from the transmission controller, too. It may just be easier to keep it all together.

I'm curious, is this heavier or lighter than the original '66? I wager it's gained a bit but not much over the original, but is still a pretty big weight loss against the 2011 organ donor.
Yep, No way the PCM/ECU would work with a manual trans. A lot going on there. Truck with 50% fuel was 4250 lbs. At drag strip with full tank of fuel, me and a ballast for traction it was around 4650. Kind of heavy but a bunch less than the new F150's. Still enough power to push it to 13.036 @ 104.57 in the 1/4 mile on a hot night with poor air. 2011 donor truck was 1500 lb more

Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
The F-350 with the 6.2L V8 is still available with a manual in Mexico and Venezuela.

Many manual trans avail but none that would work proper with the options I have. Simply not interested in a manual for the little to zero gain. Especially when towing 10,000 lbs. Biggie is COST!

That makes sense.
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