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one of a kind F150

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by thesnowman269, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    After doing some research and a lot of searching ive embarked on a hell of a project. the story starts when my truck decided to take a poop on my way home from work about 2 months ago. leaving me stranded on a large bridge while traveling down the freeway, not fun. then again it was my fault for driving around with a worn out pressure plate. So i spent the next few weeks deciding on what i wanted to do with the truck. I didnt want a stock clutch replacement, or to buy a new clutch for a specific motor with almost 200,000mi on it. I spent alot of time searching criagslist for a new motor to go along with my new clutch. I was tired of the whimpy 4.6 that was in the truck so i figured i would look for something else. thats when i Came home with this :mechanic:

    robbies v10.jpg
     
  2. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    so far ive gotten the original motor pulled from the truck. Im waiting to find a clutch that will fit the v10 and still be compatible with my 5spd transmission while also holding up to all the torque. I will be running dual electric cooling fans as there wont be any room for a mechanical fan, along with stainless steal headers and stage 8 fastners to hopefully avoid getting an exhaust manifold tick. down the line i will be upgrading to the larger 6spd tranny from a superduty along with some type of supercharger (at that point it will be retired from plow duty)
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Sounds awful. U want power get a 12 V.
     
  4. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Yeah, I agree with JDiepstra. 12 valve Cummins or 4 BT Cummins would be easier and more economical/durable.

    kevlars
     
  5. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    theres a ford v10 truck where i used to work and that things a total dog i wouldnt expect much from that toy motor. do what the other 2 said i have that in my truck and its pretty impressive even stock and gets over 20 hiway that v10 would be a sponge haha ask me how i know
     
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Let me clarify.... Dont put a cummins in an f150 and then a plow on the front of it. Your front end will be on the ground and your rear tires will be off the ground. What i meant was trade that truck in on something that will make some reliable power. That mix match of parts will be terrible.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  7. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    You mean a Cummins is heavy?:D You are right about that! 4BT might not ve too bad. But, I don't know about a plow on an F150, anyway. I would want a 3/4 ton, if it were my truck.

    kevlars
     
  8. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    this is one of those joke mistake ford f1250 things that the made a whole year with 7 lug nuts isnt it? the 6 cyl cummins is only half a ton...........
     
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Well the title says f150 but his sig says f250 so who knows.
     
  10. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Well his pic in his avatar is an F150 and he said he had a 4.6. So I am assuming he is doing it t an F150. I say good luck. To me it doesnt seem wort it, but if its just a fun project, then go for it. Its only money. It grows on trees right?
     
  11. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Believe it or not. Its actually a bolt in modificatoin. I would love to put a 12v in it but that would be a lot more work (such as a solid axle swap to support the weight). As far as money goes? I would have been sppending the same amount as rebuilding. The original motor so this seemed a viable option as the V10 has very low miles. And yes it is the 7lug version of the F150. I am not the only one to do this, I am however the only one I know of that has tried to try it with a manual transmission. From What I have heard it is definitely worth Doing the swap. You also have to remember my truck is not the same weight as a superduty there for I do not think it will be a "dog" as you say.
     
  12. jimv

    jimv Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    i know its old any pic with the v10 in it
     
  13. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Wonder if it ever was finished?
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  14. devins

    devins Member
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    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
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  16. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I have pictures and videos of it. I still drive it every week. Runs like a raped ape. Realized after completing the project that i needed something more reliable and sturdy for towing and plowing. Have been kicking myself in the butt for not just buying a diesel. However i am glad i did the project. I would have never learned half the things i know now had i not gone through with it. Almost a mechanics right of passage type deal. On another note its still forsale at a price i will never get as the trucks worth nothing to no one
     
  17. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    since the introduction of the V-10 i have wanted to stuff one in a falcon.