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post #1 of 19 Old 02-04-2008, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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7.8 ltr Ford diesel engine power specs???

A friend of mine has a 7.8 ford straight six out of an F700 at his yard, I looked at the tag on it and it said 270hp, I was just wondering what kind of torque that engine put out? Everybody I know that had anything to do with that engine said it was excellent. Just curious about the torque, thinking about buying it from him for a bobtail I have. Any opinions on this engine would be very welcome!

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don't know about the power rating. didn't know that ford had that engine.

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I googled it and found out that the Ford 6.6/7.8 were made in Brazil and parts are very hard to find. I'd check into parts availability and not just reliability. Seems they were very good work horses though. Good luck.

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Bump back to the first page.......I gotta hit the sack.

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I googled it and found out that the Ford 6.6/7.8 were made in Brazil and parts are very hard to find. I'd check into parts availability and not just reliability. Seems they were very good work horses though. Good luck.
Interesting, thanks!!!

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I have one in an L-8000 Rated @210 dont have a clue what the torque rating is, but it has done an exallant job for the roughly 60k I have put on it. As a matter of fact routine maintance is all that has been done.
Also, before I bought the truck I asked a friend who owns a good size parts house about
parts availabilty and he said couple items have to be shipped from brazil (two weeks) most parts are a 24 hour turn around.
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I have one in an L-8000 Rated @210 dont have a clue what the torque rating is, but it has done an exallant job for the roughly 60k I have put on it. As a matter of fact routine maintance is all that has been done.
Also, before I bought the truck I asked a friend who owns a good size parts house about
parts availabilty and he said couple items have to be shipped from brazil (two weeks) most parts are a 24 hour turn around.
Thank you for the info.! I have heard they have great fuel economy too, is that true?

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that would be a good one to drop in a OBS...

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Thank you for the info.! I have heard they have great fuel economy too, is that true?


Mine is a little heavy for the hp rating, 33,000gvw, does about 6 1/2 mpg.
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Mine is a little heavy for the hp rating, 33,000gvw, does about 6 1/2 mpg.
How is the power???

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