This Rare Supercharged ’47 Ford Pickup Commands a Fortune

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Are they nuts? We definitely don’t think so! This truck happens to be one of the rarest and advanced vehicles built for its time…that’s right, we said it, a truck! According to Ford records, this truck is one of only 35 units ordered and built in 1947 equipped with a McCullough water-cooled supercharger and special carburetor.

Source: This Rare Supercharged ’47 Ford Pickup Commands a Fortune – Rod Authority

Springless Valvetrain for the Ford 4.6 V8 Engine

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Decuir Engine Technologies is unveiling its latest version of a springless valvetrain system for the popular Ford 4.6 liter V8 engine which is widely used on the Ford F-150 truck and Ford Mustang. This system uses no valvesprings and eliminates valve float, and increases horsepower.

Family Lineage – The Evolution Of Ford Diesel Engines – Diesel Army

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Family trees are important. It is always good to know what you are pre-disposed with and where you come from. Some things are good, some are bad, but knowing your family’s history is valuable information. So, we will be documenting the history of each of the manufacturer’s diesel lineage right here on Diesel Army. This month, we’ll start by covering the ups and downs that Ford has had with its diesel line-up. Out of all the manufacturers, Ford has gone through more changes and versions than any other light duty truck manufacturer, since 1982.

Source: Family Lineage – The Evolution Of Ford Diesel Engines – Diesel Army

Ford 6.9L and 7.3L IDI Diesel Engines – Diesel Power Magazine

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For more than a decade, the Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks came with an International indirect-injection V-8 diesel engine. By studying and driving these fossil-like engines of the past, owners can get a better understanding of the engines we have today. While we are learning, we can also benefit from owning a reliable and simple truck. These budget diesels are great for a teenager’s first vehicle, occasional tow rig, or farm truck.

Source: Ford 6.9L and 7.3L IDI Diesel Engines – Diesel Power Magazine

Buying a Classic Ford to Build for Off-Roading

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An old 4×4 has dings, dents, rust, and earned character, which allows us to breathe a sigh of relief. These imperfections make it perfect. Imperfections mean we don’t have to think about washing it or waxing it, don’t have to worry about hurting it. The truck is at home, like a bear in the woods, and everything is just right. A smile quickly pops up on our faces and our worries disappear.

Source: Buying a Classic Ford to Build for Off-Roading

Ford F-100 Buyer’s Guide

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Are you in the market for a Ford F-100 pickup? Hagerty Classic Cars magazine Executive Editor Stefan Lombard looks over a pristine 1979 example and talks you through the ins and outs of these trucks, potential trouble spots, and exactly what you should look at before pulling the trigger. (Special thanks to our studio location, www.Motoreum.com in Austin, Texas.)

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