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Owner: JacobAziza
Big Orange Work Truck: 1983 Ford F-250
Displacement: 6.9 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 5400 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation:
Description: (Note, there are no EPA estimates for this model. The numbers here are based various self-reported mileages found online, with the gas version EPA estimates and my own experience taken into account)

Big ugly orange work truck.
Lots of dents, and primer grey on the rear sides.
Heavy, slow, loud.

Able to pull a 7500lb 32ft RV trailer at highway speed, haul 3 tons of concrete and dirt, or transport an entire 1 bedroom apartment worth of belongings- furniture and all- in a single bound.

Runs on 100% biodiesel.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Aero:
-Belly Pan
-Tonneau
-Wheel Skirts
-Grill Blocking
-Headlight Covers
-Windshield wiper deletion

Drivability:
-remote kill and starter on shifter
-warning stickers on the rear
-pressure gauge valve caps

Electrical:
-alternator removed
-LED marker/brake/dash lights/DLRs
-headlights on an accessory (key off) circuit
-on-board 120v charger

Engine Accessories:
-replaced stock hydraulic clutch fan with electric
-replaced belt driven mechanic vacuum pump with electric
-removed power steering, replaced with manual gear

Planned Mods: -replace transmission with ZF5 5 speed/overdrive.

-lower 6 inches, and install air suspension for extra clearance/weight capacity only when necessary
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 14 mpg(US)
EPA highway 16 mpg(US)
EPA combined 15 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 26.41 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 27.54 mpg(US)
90 days 27.54 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Feb 13, 2013

(Created: 2009-04-08 20:58:44 / Modified: 2013-03-14 09:51:27)


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