2 of my 4 wheeling buddies have been ragging me for building a Ford, and an old 79 "junker" at that. Big camping wheeling trip this weekend.
I had a Polaris 500 4WD 4 wheeler, a Yamaha WR450F, 2 full tanks of gas and all the camping gear in the bed, My 5000lb rock crawling rig and a 200 Yamaha 4wheeler on my trailer... loaded to the gills 8)
Dodge (07 cummins,stock) guy has one jeep on his trailer and that was it. He got me on take off, BUT 60-75MPH I could walk off from him anytime I wanted! Small hills in East Tennesee. After we got out of the trucks, he just shook his head and wouldn't talk about it :lol: :lol:
On the way back, the 454 chevy guy who just built his motor for towing the same time I did, Talked crap ALL WEEK! He could not keep up on the hills with either the Dodge or the 460!
I had more fun towing than I had camping
Now I got to start rebuilding a stronger C-6, I could make second gear "slip" if I floored it with the column in 2. Will not do it in 1 or 3....
Oh yea, 10 mpg with a 600 holley vs 7.5 mpg with 770 Holley!