Gary Dotson wrote:Several years ago, I owned a Ford truck very similar to the set-up you're looking at. Mine was an 87, F-350 roll back truck with the 6.9 and 4 spd. I don't really recall fuel economy numbers, except that it was nothing to write home about. My biggest issue with it was that it really didn't have a lot of performance, just rather lack luster, so to speak. I had the injection rebuilt, thinking that would help, but no change. In my opinion, the earlier non-turbo diesels were very lacking, I'd be looking for a turbo'd 7.3, if it were me.
From what I hear, I would absolutely agree with Gary. The 7.3 was out before they all got hit with the emission regulations. I have two buddies here at work that own 7.3 F250's and they love them. Sound awesome, too.