'90 ford f250

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Neal3000, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Neal3000

    Neal3000 Well-Known Member

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    anyone using one of the old fords with a international engine as a tow rig? i'm contemplating one and wondering if it will be a dog pulling my rig through the mountains, also i heard 20+ mpg on these, any truth to that?
     
  2. Neal3000

    Neal3000 Well-Known Member

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    oh, and does anyone know what years ford used those non-turbo international v8's?
     
  3. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    Me(normally aspirated SRW 4x4) & Bigwoody(turboed DRW CC 4x2)...

    Not sure what he's getting towing... mines about 14mpg with 7k# (trailer & Jeep) up to 17mpg empty. When compared to the 8mpg my brothers 2500HD 8.1L gets pulling the same load... I'll take approx. 90-100% better mileage and pocket the difference between our 2 payments! ($3k vs his $40K) :D Sure to be a dog in the mountains (without a turbo), but the bottom line is it *will* pull it... I'm in NO hurry! :flipoff2:

    FWIW, the Navistar diesels came along about mid-80s...
    6.9L IDI NA '86-'89
    7.3L IDI NA '90-'93
    7.3L IDI Turbo '93ish (option)
    7.3L DI "PowerStroke" '94-until 6.0L PS
     

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