No. The Ford is the biggest V-8 they offered in a gas engine that year
(93?) . He found that driving to Southern California on I-15 at 65 mph gave
him about 5 mpg better gas mileage than driving at the posted 75. He
cruised in the outside lane and just enjoyed the drive. The new truck gets
better mileage at 75 and has noticeably more torque.
on 3/10/01 7:56 PM, Nafzger at email@example.com wrote:
> Was the Ford a V-10 or Powerstroke diesel?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wester S Potter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Keith Turk" <email@example.com>; <RACE427@aol.com>;
> Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 9:50 AM
> Subject: Re: Cummins powered Dodge Ram
>> USFRA Treasurer Hugh Coltharp just got back from his "maiden voyage" to a
>> swap meet in Southern California in his new GMC truck with the largest new
>> big block the General makes. It's gas powered but he reports no drop off
>> power or need to down-shift where his relatively new Ford truck really
>> started to labor. The truck is a two wheel drive, 3/4 ton with the full
>> length bed and a small topper. He got better gas mileage than the Ford
>> was very happy with the torque it produced. Got a good deal through my
>> brother-in-law on the purchase. Clean cash deal, no trade in, about a 10%
>> savings and he was able to spec out the order the way he wanted it.
>> He has the Ford for sale ... exceptionally clean, meticulously maintained,
>> and white as salt (although it has never been on the salt at Bonneville)
>> he uses his $100 Honda trail bike for that. You could have seen it at the
>> end of the access road.
>> on 3/9/01 9:03 PM, Keith Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> .... I test drove them all..... and none compared to the Ford....
>>> Will Handzel and I had an interesting discussion on Chevrolet's new
>>> Diesel.... and if it's as good as it looks it might be the REAL deal
>>> on.... But I am going to have a Freind somewhere that has 250,000 miles
>>> one before I even consider it... The Ram was my first choice until I
>>> compared it.... once I drove the Ford I was Hooked on the Power....
>>> 110,000 miles I think I can honestly say it was a good choice....
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: <RACE427@aol.com>
>>> To: <email@example.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 10:04 PM
>>> Subject: Cummins powered Dodge Ram
>>>> Greetings, Just wondering how many of you drive a Cummins Diesel
>>>> Dodge Ram ?
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