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View Poll Results: PSD 7.3 Vs. Cummins 5.9
Ford PSD 7.3 31 30.39%
Cummins 5.9 51 50.00%
Other PSD 6.0 - 6.4 20 19.61%
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post #1 of 58 Old 10-06-2009, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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PSD Vs. Cummins in a 1979 F350

We here we go I just picked up a nice 1979 F350 4x4. Time to re power it. What is the best way to go>

I was thinking a 7.3 PSD or a 5.9 Cummins time to roll some coal

Both would have to be Turbo IC. I ahve been looking around & would like all the PSD guy's to tell what is the best route.

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I will be running the dunes & local boggs, & weekend warrior.

What would be the best set-up for this rig. I currently have a 460 on the stand, 4.10 Dana 60 Detroit Rear Dana 60 HP KP front 4.09's locked, A NP435 trans with a divorced tcase.

So I could run a 2wd version in this truck with no problems.
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i voted cummins just for ease of install, mechanical injection makes life a lot easier.
a 6.0 would be really cool though.

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Any 5.9's 5-6 speeds for sale, rent or trade. for a 76 Highboy
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any one of those 3 engines would be HELLA sweet in the rig!!!

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id love diesel but id keep the old 460 gotta love that engine, at the same time id love to have project truck n put a 6.4 in er

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id love diesel but id keep the old 460 gotta love that engine, at the same time id love to have project truck n put a 6.4 in er

The 460 is nice Might put it in my 79 short bed Unless I sell it

I am seeing the guys on here like the Cummins better so far...

Anyone need a 1976 Highboy trade for a 5.9 Cummins & 5 speed
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I love my 7.3, but id have a cummins. you cant beat that sound.

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