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WINTERIZING YOUR TRUCK
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I guess it's the natural order of evolution, the number of cylinders and engine size doesn't count for much anymore with boost and "engine management". In my lifetime I have seen 4 bangers go from the 200ci Model A with 40hp to the 1988-89 BMW qualifying 4 cylinder Grand Prix engines which made 1200+ hp out of NINETY ONE cubic inches. I guess they can pick a package between 40hp and 1200hp that would work with a Silverado.


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I drove a 2.7 ecoboost in a Ford F150. I was very surprised at how much power it makes. It also gets 26 MPG.


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At 10:1 compression you'll be buying the expensive fuel. Around here it's about 30 cents a gallon more.


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I drove a 2016 dodge 1500 4X4 extended cab for 2 weeks before I could figure out how to open the hood to see what was under there.
Based on the performance I assumed it was a V8. Turned out to be a 3.5 liter 6 cylinder (should sound familiar to Stovebolters).
How did they do that? Eight speed automatic transmission would be my guess.

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I was driving a peterbuilt with a 425 Hp caterpillar engine. It was in the shop for a week. And they put me in a almost new MACK that was supposed to have 400 Hp. The engine looked about half as big as the cat engine. And it was weak. Did not have any torque. Constantly needed to shift to make it pull. And from a dead stop when loaded it took a 1/4 mile to get up to speed. And then when the pete was in the shop they sold it. And I promptly quit told them when they got me a real truck call me. Before I got my gear cleaned out of the mack. They found me a Truck. Took a Pete away from the owners son and put him in the mack. The replacement Pete had a 475 Hp cat & 13 speed. The owners son hated the Mack just like I did. He was attempting to take a oversize & overweight load east. Before he got to black mountain he stopped at a Ryder Truck place and rented a truck and left that Mack there LOL

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Originally Posted by Wayne67vert
I drove a 2.7 ecoboost in a Ford F150. I was very surprised at how much power it makes. It also gets 26 MPG.

Those are the norm here in Blighty,there are V8s too but those are usually brought in as personal imports direct from the USA.

At approx $7.50 a gallon you can understand why....


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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Do you know if anyone makes a kit to drop a Bugatti engine into a Stovebolt? I might have to upgrade the drivetrain also. (If you are scratching your head take a look at the video link from Ron. "Can you imagine this"


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Even at 10 to 1 compression ratio would most likely use 87 octane, interesting is 8 speed automatic transmission,. atlas 6 uses 87 octane and is 10 to 1. computer would be one nightmare to figure out, looks like dealer repair only, kind of an s10 on steroids Jbennett

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