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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
I Have A 1978 Ford F 150 Ranger Xlt With A 400 Engine 2 Wheel Drive. It Wil...
I need a new brain box for my 1978 f150 ranger xlt and have no idea where i can find one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Possible Fuel Or Ignition Problem
Ok I was driving to work tonight and I was about 5 minutes away from work and the truck started cuttin out really bad I feathered the gas and tried to keep her alive but she shut down. Luckily it fire...
Dash Lights, And Running Lights Dont Work
I have a '78 F-150 Custom and recently after replacing the steering wheel(followed the directions and did everything right) my running lights and my dash lights no longer work...is it just a blown f...
Paint Code For 1995 Eddie Bauer F-150
I am restoring a 1978 Ford F-150 and I am wanting to paint it the Electric Red Metallic color that was on the 1995 Eddie Bauer Edition. I am needing the paint code.