While the 1970s saw a decline in the use of big-block engines as companies moved to more fuel efficient models, Ford eventually did away with the big block in 1980 only to bring it back for its trucks in 1983. Use laq thinner with a soft brush. I was thinking about trying them. I get between 9 and 11 miles per gallon. The last year of the Ford 460-cubic inch engine was in 1997. Bought a long block from Ford.
Good thing I have dual : tanks. Run up so the tires are hard. I guess I forgot the Holly carburetor part of the question. Consumption usually means worn piston rings, seals and valves. So, I of course put the engine and tranny in my bump and added a Edelbrock Performer manifold to make the Holley bolt on correctly.
The trucks were wide and rectangular. This included unhook miles of 250. If there are any leaks around the pan, etc. The new instructor sold the 77 dent to me because it would not pass California smog tests with the Holley carburetor. He removed the Ford spread bore and used a Q-Jet adapter to make the Holley fit. Year of manufacture 1986 Engine and transmission 6. Now take the miles and divide it by the gals pumped.
I own a 1985 F-150 Explorer with an in line six 300. Reason is some pinging will be present before its heard. Others, Bardall are pure synthetic and may help a bit. The 1970 Ford F-series and the Chevy C and K bodies were big boxy bodies. I get between 9 and 11 miles per gallon. I also sometimes notice the inside of the tailpipe is black, which I interpret as running rich. I was wondering if anyone has tried the split-fire spark plugs, yet.
Model year 1986 Year of manufacture 1986 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 6. You might also try playing with the timing setting. A new 3 liter v6 delivers even more power torque and better epa estimated gas mileage than the previous 5 further reinforcing how ford the e 250 and 350 vans were available with idi diesel 2016 ford f 250 super duty king ranch crew cab 4x4 diesel ford s f lineup has long been one of the broadest reaching pickup lines offering a for every occasion between 150 and 250 in 1988 the 7 3l idi debuted touting a number of improvements power was Ford Diesel Truck Ers Blue Oval Trucks Our gas rv mpg fleetwood bounder with ford v10 2018 ford f 150 power stroke diesel hp torque and fuel economy 2019 ford f 250 super duty custom black widow in chattanooga tn truck trend s 1 ton challenge fuel economy and dyno ford diesel truck ers blue oval trucks. We used the rule to advance to the point where pinging was just barely noticable, and then backed off 2 degrees. Synthetic likes to run out of the the smallest gaps.
General Comments: This truck is one tough machine. This is going to depend on a number of factors including altitude, weight, temperature, tire pressure, wind, etc. Any friction reduction you can make will save you at the pump. I get just a hair over 10 miles to the gallon. It also has the extended cab, allowing up to six passengers, which has enough room, even though the manual gearbox takes up part of the front. Dasenbrock, I have no information on propane but I know that availability is slim and expensive. I think freshened up is a better description of what he did to the engine, new bearings, rings and ground the valves.
Engine life will be better though. So, if 10 mpg is normal I am happy, but I sure wish I had posi-traction for when I punch it a little too hard and that peg-leg spins one tire. There are books available on tuning the Holley carburetor, and would be a good investment to really get to tweaking your carb to your engine. However I really like the quick response a 460 supplies. When I was running a stock 360 I normally managed about 13 miles to the gallon. I ran Mobile 1 with good results.
Hollis - another female on the list L S Diehr Lawrence 01. I have a 1986 6. I am wondering if this is all I should expect with a 460 or should I consider an Edelbrock carb to possibly improve the mileage? The 1980s saw a rounding of the edges. Good thing I have dual : tanks. Have fun with your tuning, as you may have to do it numerous times to get everything jut right.
Model year 1986 Year of manufacture 1986 First year of ownership 2010 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 6. Comes with a 1 year warranty. I know nothing about setting up a Holley, so it was just bolt it down and go. In the first part of the new generation -- from 1980 to 1982 -- all Ford F-series trucks shared engines. Just improved both air intake and exhaust so will expect more power and better… it depends on what engine is in the F350, there are a few; 7. I have no idea what it came off of, but I threw a kit in it and it runs.
And when I am driving through town it drops to around 10. Trailer has 7000 axles and pulls well. Zero it at the next fill up then when you fill up again make note of the mileage. The 460 was the most powerful engine Ford possessed. I don't think I would get that with a diesel.