7.3 IDI in a 95 F150??
I'm a new guy to the site and wanted to get some feedback on an idea that I've been playing with for a while. I have a 1995 F150 that's in great shape, EXCEPT that the motor ( 302 ) is shot, has terrible power, and even worse mpg. What I'd really like to do is replace the 302 with a diesel, because my four goals are 1) Incease the mpg 2) Get better pulling power. I'm not really looking for a race truck or anything, just want to be able to pull our car trailer easily 3) Get rid of the computer, and 4) Make people say "What the heck!?!?"
I looked at a 12v Cummins, but those suckers weigh in at 1100 lbs or so and that'd be WAY to much for a half ton suspension. Then I though about the 12v's little brother, the 4bt. Basically a 12v minus the back two cylinders. Now I'm debating between the 4bt and a 7.3 IDI. But I don't know anything about the 7.3 IDI. The 7.3 is appealing cause it's a Ford engine and it'd probably be easier to install ( finding motor mounts and such ), it's a V8, and if it's anything like the 7.3 PS, it should be a heck of a motor.
So if you guys could give me some feedback and some info about the 7.3 IDI or some website about them, I'd sure appreciate it.