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Old 08-12-2017, 11:52:50 AM
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That's 1700 pounds of iron over the front wheels.. are you turning up the fuel or leaving it stock? Sounds like fun!
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:08:23 PM
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I had a 1973 F250 4X4 with a 4-53T, 4-speed with a 3 speed brownie.
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I had a 1973 F250 4X4 with a 4-53T, 4-speed with a 3 speed brownie.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:44:03 PM
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I had the above mentioned truck parked in front of my house one evening, sometime in the middle of the night we heard a loud BANG! ran outside to find some drunk kid ran his car into the back of the truck and actually pushed it agead about 2' or 3'. Now we are talking about a 25 MPH residential area here. Kid was mostly OK, I sold the truck.

Boy would it turn heads, I would so enjoy driving thru a grocery store parking lot in granny first gear with the brownie in 1st gear. That thing would just SCREAM as you crept along!!!
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:24:48 PM
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My truck is pretty noisy, too. The mice were tearing up all the noise suppression stuff under the hood, so I ripped it all out. Also removed the baffle in the air cleaner. About the only thing I could sneak up on would be an army tank.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:38:49 AM
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Thread reminds me of a guy who bought a Studebaker truck from me years ago. He drove up from NJ with a E-150 van, had a little Detroit, 3-53 I think, running though two transmissions, every possible type of gauge on the dash.

It was very cool, but he was running on car tires, and I don't think he had done much to the suspension. He was going to try to fit a V6-53 into the 1 ton Studebaker.
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That's 1700 pounds of iron over the front wheels.. are you turning up the fuel or leaving it stock? Sounds like fun!
I've removed the front cross member and A arms to be replaced with a boxed frame, leaf springs and a straight axle from a newer F550 (with some modifications). The truck is low so the engine is waaayyy back under the fire wall to clear the axle and keep it under the hood. Hood height is only ~44" and the Detroit isn't much less, I should have about 6" ground clearance under the bottom of the axle and oil pan.

It's a 6v53n so non turbo, can step the injectors up to 60's from 50's safely, was in a 76 international fire truck so the governor is already turned up to 3300 Rpm

I was going to use a 5 speed with a 4 spd brownie, but with the engine set back and short wheelbase theres no room for a driveshaft, also the ratio splits still kinda suck with the spicer 5spd main. I scored a freebie 10 over roadranger that should be a nicer match and shorter than the brownie setup.
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