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Stray Kat last won the day on October 15 2017

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  1. Stray Kat

    GT500 powered Raptor

    They should build as many GT500 powered Raptors as they can sell. Just my opinion of course but if Ford doesn’t do it someone else will.
  2. I disagree with you a little here 7M3. I think Ford just fired a shot across Gm/International’s bow. I think this F600 may hit a sweet spot that the others don’t have covered. I’m choosing to think positive friend.
  3. This is the first aluminum cab Class 6 Ford I can remember. I think Ford could have a huge cost amortization advantage over say the gm/intrntl twins in class 6 due out this year. I think this has the potential to be very good for certain buyers and applications.
  4. This could be a coup d’ etat by Ford over it’s competitors as a very cost effective Class 6 option. Especially with the gasoline engine options. I could easily see a million of these on the highways and byways in the near future if the work/dollars make sense. What an iconic name to bring back for us old timers!
  5. https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-f-600-returns-with-godzilla-v8
  6. Have y’all seen the news on the new “F600”? There was a blurb on FB this morning. Basically it’s an upgraded F550. Will use the 6.2, 7.3 and 6.7 engines. Will have a beefy PTO on the new 10 spd HD trans. More to come!
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    New light & medium duty news

    I disagree with some of the points you raise. I think those long stems are necessary to keep the valve gear above the nearly vertical intake port. No other pushrod engine that I know of is configured with such intake ports. They do appear to be beehive springs which is really industry standard now. The rockers are roller trunion which is a hallmark of quality pushrod valve gear. The pushrods are stout and appear to be tapered. The valves are shallow cant and the combustion chambers are accordingly shallow and tight. I see no glaring deficiencies in the bottom end either. Looks stout.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    I don’t know if I agree with you on all of this. The 330 HD , 361 and 391 were fabulously successful in C, F and LN trucks.
  9. Stray Kat

    New light & medium duty news

    .....and yet there was to a certain extent. They were used as big inboard gas marine engines and by all accounts really worked well.
  10. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    This is a tall order. As I alluded to before, GM couldn’t match the V10 for torque/mpg even with a modernized big block Chevy V8.
  11. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    This is a tall order. As I alluded to before, GM couldn’t match the V10 for torque/mpg even with a modernized big block Chevy V8.
  12. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    So I get what you’re saying but I have a different thought in my mind. Much of what any manufacturer does is refreshing products at mid-cycle to keep them fresh. Often times spending good amounts of money on forgettable updates which aren’t always very well received. This engine could well have a 15 to 20 year shelf life considering it’s intended usage. Good truck engines tend to be epic products. I’m very interested to see what Ford builds into this engine.
  13. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    If keeping GM in the dark is their goal I’m all for it.
  14. Stray Kat

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    So when exactly is all this speculation going to end and we actually get to the meat and potatoes of this matter. This big gasser promises to be a very important piece of Ford’s truck puzzle. I’m dying to see how Ford handles this.
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Yes but not having a competitor currently takes nothing away from the fact that the V10 has been a great engine for this purpose. Point taken about the Cummins in the pusher chassis. I am speaking about gas engines here though. In the gasoline models it’s Ford all the way. The V10 hits a sweet spot somehow. Virtually everyone I have spoken to that has one is satisfied with the pulling power and say the fuel mileage is within reason. I’m just saying that Ford has a really good thing going in the RV world and I assume it’s profitable. I’d hate to see that go away. I’d probably take a hard look at keeping the V10 in the RV chassis. Leave the 6.2 in the F250/350’s and put the 7X in class 4,5,6.