My brother-in-law has had a for-sale sign on it for the last several weeks -- a 1979 (nearly a 1980 according to when it was manufactured) Ford F250 two-door, long-bed truck... with a 4-barrel carb on a big-block 460 V8 engine! If I have it correct, that translates to 7.5 L of trailer-towing torque and horsepower. What a monster! It's in very good condition with 129,000 miles and well-taken care-of with all the receipts. His father used to haul a fifth-wheel trailer with it. Think of all the C= gear I could haul under its tonneau-covered bed.
Alas, it has no air-conditioning nor an overdrive transmission (gas mileage is a dismal 10 mpg under the best conditions). Retro-fitting an air-conditioner onto it would be two grand as would be an OD tranny from Gear Vendors. Add my brother-in-law's asking price of $2,500, and it's not worth it.
But it's nice to think of the massive 460 V8, and the truck with such a heavy front end and a light rear end. Think of all the semi-out-of-control peeling out that combination would make! What a project truck it would make!
Resist... resist... must think Ford Ranchero... Ford Ranchero,
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