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7.3 Powerstroke or 460 Big block

I am in the market for a pickup, really anything 2000 and older that's at least an extended cab 4x4 (all the way back to a '73). I want a truck that can tow, that I can supe up a little bit. I could get a 460 cheaper, I think performance parts would be cheaper, and I could do a whole lot more the the motor than a 7.3. I went to school for automotive so I would feel more comfortable working on a gas engine than a diesel. But the 7.3 is beast of a motor, you can't kill the thing! I love the sound of a diesel, but I like the rumble of a big gasser just as much. Fuel would most likely be cheaper in the 7.3, and I think it would be more reliable. Any thoughts? I know that you guys will say powerstroke, but I'd like some two sided discussions on it.
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It looks like you've already answered your own question

However the psd will have a lot more tq then the 460, but as you said, gassers are much cheaper to enhance and maintenance wise

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depends you want mpg or gpm (gallons per mile)....you come to a powerstroke site and expect a two sided answer?

but on a serious note, it would depend how often you really tow...if not much then get the gasser. just my

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