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  1. Yes, now that you mentioned it, the T.V. program...

    Yes, now that you mentioned it, the T.V. program I watched on it, was how Ford's designers took the cost out of the design.

    IIRC allot had to with the coring of the casting, or lack of coring...
  2. "Bunker C" is the tar like fuel. I only heard...

    "Bunker C" is the tar like fuel.

    I only heard of that being burned in a boiler, but let's see if someone has some evidence
    of using it elsewhere.

    Tugs (and other boats) I see are using the...
  3. 'Twas not Mine, was a spec I read somewhere.

    'Twas not Mine, was a spec I read somewhere.
  4. Seeing how they probably burned 5000-6000 gallons...

    Seeing how they probably burned 5000-6000 gallons of fuel in that same period, nary a problem with oil burning.
  5. I didn't know that Detroit coupled the DDEC to...

    I didn't know that Detroit coupled the DDEC to the 2-strokes.

    I have always heard that the DDEC came out with the 4 stroke engines that came after the 2-strokes.

    "I learn sumting' new here...
  6. 86 f-150 with the 300-6 raining heavy, won't...

    86 f-150 with the 300-6 raining heavy, won't start.

    I take off the cap, have a handy air hose, blow out cap underside completely dry.

    Still won't start.

    Didja' ever read ALL the words on a...
  7. That's the one ! That distributor cap had (24)...

    That's the one !

    That distributor cap had (24) plug wires IIRC.

    Dual ignition was for the same reason as airplanes, reliability (and a large bore needs more spark
    to light off the fuel, hence...
  8. If that was also in the American lafrance...

    If that was also in the American lafrance trucks....an old mechanic had a distributor cap on his desk.

    Said good engine, but tiny oil pump, so they were a failure.
  9. I have one like that. Lefrance with 6-71 deetroit...

    I have one like that. Lefrance with 6-71 deetroit ladder truck

    I also have a more modern c-800 ford that had a 429 v-8 at504
    xmission with a full power pto.

    I removed the pump (looks just like...
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