well without putin a turbo and intercooler on it the #s would be low. It may just be a pickup to go out and smoke a bunch not a power house,
:agree: 100%well without putin a turbo and intercooler on it the #s would be low. It may just be a pickup to go out and smoke a bunch not a power house,
Dang I didn't realize how slow those things are. I have an 88 F250 460 5spd with a 460 and towing about 5000lbs. I can pull 6% grades going 60mph in 4th.:agree: 100%
i know a guy that has a 89" 2wd dually single cab l. bed 5spd with 212,000 mi. on it and he has had it since 150k and has done nothing but put a service bed on it and load it down with a huge welder and a bizzilion tools
it lacks alot of power compared to the turboed 7.3 but is relible as the come
he has just serviced it when it needed it and just put a new starter on it the other day
this truck is rough but tough:thumb::icon_ford:
i might see if he wants to do this to his truck b/c if theres a long steep hill he is down in 2nd. or 3rd by the top:hehe:
I get 11mpg punched in the city with the 460. I get 12mpg going 70mph on the freeway taching 2800rpm.I cant believe nobody has said this....
If you turn up the pump on an IDI you NEED a pyro. EGT's will get out of hand quick...trust me. When turning the pump up, its measured in flats. An allen screw has 5 sides right, well one side is 1 flat, or 1/5 of a turn. It will not take much. My truck is turned up around 1/4 turn, or 1.5flats, and I can roal coal even with the added air from my turbo. I can see 1200* with only turning it up that much, and thats with 9psi of boost....so on a N/A you would be way over the limit. I'm thinking about turning mine up another flat...I want more power :icon_ford:.
The difference between an IDI and the 460 is great. First off.....driving hard my truck get 15.5mpg....thats shifting at governed rpms all the time, WOT all the time....try to do that with a 460 and I garuntee you you will be below 8mpg. Towing I see 13.5mpg....and I can accelerate up hills with my turbo and pump turned up. Stock, they can be a little slow, but dont underestimate a good running turbo IDI. Its nice to jump from a stock or mild tuned OBS PSD into my truck...my truck has so much more balls down low its not even funny. I dont have to wait for my turbo to spool to have power....
Wow, thats pretty dang impressive for a 460.I get 11mpg punched in the city with the 460. I get 12mpg going 70mph on the freeway taching 2800rpm.
Also I want to add that I'm comparing both engines stock to stock.