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1978 Ford F-150 Overview
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The 1978 Ford F-150 was the first to be offered in the luxurious Lariat trimline, as well as the Custom, Sport, Ranger, and Ranger XLT trims. Some 78 F150s came off the line with a beefy 169-horsepower Cleveland V-8 engine; output that big came at a heavy price for fuel economy, though, so the 1978 Ford F150 pickup also shipped with a 385 V8, a 460 V8 and a straight-6.
Ford's F-series topped the market for the first time in 1978, winning its place as the best-selling vehicle line in America, a position it was to hold for years. The popular trucks drew their following from off-road enthusiasts as well as buyers looking for a sturdy workhorse for farm or ranch. Tuners were drawn to the truck's muscle, and to the variety of configurations of bed, tonneau, and cab (including a supercab extended crewcab option for styleside models, as well as 2-door and 4-door setups).
Reliability is the hallmark of the rugged 78 F-150, and you'll find a surprising number of these vintage models working hard (and playing hard) today.
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Ford F-150 Questions
Why Does My Truck Shut Off Shortly After Start Up?
Its a 78 F-150 Ranger and recently replaced the oil filter, thermostat, and battery. She starts up when I pour gas in the carb. or pump the pedal for a few minutes. The engine sounds fine, and was t...
I Have A 1978 F-150, Value?
I have a 1978 F-150 Ranger 4x4. Short bed, Trailer Special.Step bumper,Receiver hitch. Factory lockout hubs,351m 4v New Holley carb,Edelbrock intake.C6,PS,PB, Factory air. Original interior in excelle...
1978 F150 Custom 4x4
my brake pedal feels normal but car wont stop in a safe distance. changed master cyl, booster. and upgraded to disks on all 4 corners (no difference from before and after all these changes) on thing ...
Got A 78 Ford F150 The Brake Light Has Come On And Won't Go Off Unless I Tu...
I Have A 1978 Ford F150 With A 351m. I Replaced A Alternator. One Of The Co...
Across the negative and blow my sylinoid I fixed that. I now have no power anywhere and fuse able links have been changed