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Unread 02-03-2012, 02:05 AM   #101
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Actually, I never said the M5OD models got 12. The normal models, the 90% of which that got automatics, do. They get 12-14.


Funnily enough, you're getting the same I'm getting. That alone should be telling.
You have a base 2wd truck with 2.49s, I have 3.55s, the Lariat package, and 4 wheel drive, and I get the same fuel economy as you, that should be telling.

The majority of trucks equipped with 300s are manual transmissions
, most of the trucks were sold with rebates for getting the 6cyl with a manual. It saved my dad like $1500 when he ordered it new. The majority of Ford trucks with a manual are 300s, and the vast majority of 300s are attached to manuals. I would cite the 90% number as accurate for the 302 however, vast majority were attached to AODs and E4ODs, and sometimes a C6 as a rare delete option.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #102
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The majority of trucks equipped with 300s are manual transmissions

Come browse dealer lots here and tell me that again with a straight face.


Oh, and those 2.49s are killing my mileage. I'd be getting closer to 19 or 20 combined if I had 3.10s. I have to hold about half throttle or so to maintain 70MPH because of those things, either that, or I have to roar along at damn near 80, neither of which do economy any favors.
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Come browse dealer lots here and tell me that again with a straight face.

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Maybe the cast of Deliverance is too dumb to drive stick?

Another thing, I have 40+ more horsepower than you with more weight and the same fuel economy...
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How dare you insult Burt Reynolds.


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Well, I decided to tear into my distributor to replace the pickup assembly and I can't figure out how to take that cog wheel looking thing out. It's really starting to aggravate the hell out of me.

Edit. Replaced it, still doesn't get spark.

Edit 2: It helps when you plug the pickup module in to the wiring harness Dumped some gas in the carb, and it fired right up. Now I gotta track down a mysterious gas leak, because it had some in it when I parked it and it's bone dry. Maybe RedneckRickem visited me (Dave's farm fans will catch on)
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Hey guys im a proud owner of:1968 f100 short bed with a 390 and 4 speed, 2000 mercury and soon to be a owner of a 92 foxbody gt
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Unread 02-01-2013, 01:22 AM   #107
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Sweet Wes, Welcome to CFN!

I recently got a 1985 Bronco, I've been resolving alot of mechanical niggles so it could pass the CA smog test. Its currently at the mechanic shop to get a smog check and a tune up tomorrow.
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Nice i lived in vegas for 10 years and the smog laws drove me crazy lol.
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I had added a picture of my 68 to my album on here if anybody wants to have a look.
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Oh, this thread is a thing

I guess I'm in with my 94 Ranger!
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