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Looking at 96 F350 with a 460?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by green frog, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Ok guys who plows with a 460 motor and how bad is it?
  2. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    drove one once in a 350 dump, yum-yum eat em up power, but also yum-yum eat-em-up thirsty. You'll be fine in the power department.
  3. Case580M

    Case580M Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I would say one of the best engines you could possibly use.

    Hint: Remove the silencer from intake hoses for an instant 25hp & 25lb ft. It will get you 1+mpg too.

    The 7.5L will have power to spare and last forever
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Had one in an f-350, was awesome power wise, but you could watch the gas gauge go down as you drove........
  5. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Nice truck with tons of power. Plan to fill the fuel tank daily.
  6. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I can only imagine how bad a 460 is. My 351 chugs it pretty good.
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i can't speak from experience, but others have said that a 351 in the same truck with the same drivetrain and the same driver is only a difference of 1-2 mpg's. so if your 351 gets 11 mpg, your 460 may get 9. but that means a 460 drinks nearly 20% more than a 351.

    so either way, the old body style fords were gas hogs, but i still love them....
  8. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    i had a 98 f 450 hooklift truck and could not drive by a gas station.!!!!!! lots of power but plan to add a good chunck to your bids for increased fuel consumption. i have a 08 f 550 now with a 40 gallon tank and fill it everyother day i once had the truck on the scale at 24 thousand pounds the truck did not complain once!!
  9. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    What is this intake mod you speak of??? intake silencer?? 25hp? WTF??

    I've got a 93 and a few years ago had a fresh crate engine dropped in it, now it's getting the tranny rebuilt/updated, and transfer case linkage thing fixed....but it's been a beast, never a problem pushing the white stuff. I mounted the turkey wings on the 8' blade i bought for it and it had the snow piled higher than the hood of the truck, it was a wet heavy crap on a long run and first time plowing with wings on a lot that size LOL!! dropped'er into 4LO and the snow kept building up, as well as out, and she just kept on a drive'n like nuthing ever happened:drinkup:

    BUT, as mentioned, she's a thirsty girl...but if i wanted a truck that was good on gas and rode like cadillac but was'nt upto the job of REAL work...i'd get a chebbie, so until i get that old, i'll stick with work trucks which unfortuantely are big, powerful, hold up to repeated abuse, and are thirsty since they're a tool built for a purpose...and coddling a soccer dad back and forth to the office aint one of em LMFAO!!!!

  10. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    lOVE MINE. Great with power. Its a truck its not diesel its not going to get great fuel mi. i get like 14 on highway and like 10/11 around town
  11. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    What gears are you guys with these 1990's era F250/350's with the 460's running for gearing out back? Mine has 3.42's and the stock 265/75-16 and it's nice for going down the highway...when i first bought the truck i used it to goto chicago to pick up the plow for it, and we averaged 12mpg which i was happy with since that's the typical gas mileage in all my ford trucks, but beings how it's just a back up truck i would'nt mind gearing it down a bit...just curious...4.11, 4.56? what say you?
  12. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    i've got 4;10 gears. i just went to MO a couple weekends ago to pick up a plow. just truck no trailer and i got around 14
  13. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    Stock sized tires? or did you go larger than stock? What were you taching crusing around 65-70mph?

    Not that i'm too concerned since it's just a winter plow truck and summertime back up, but the gearing it has is pathetic...the truck WANTS to really tow well, but just is'nt geared for it.