1978 Ford F-150 User Reviews

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Dean writes:
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3

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true dual straight pipes!!!!!!!

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front distributor. not good when barrelin through big puddles

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Lots Of Looks When Drivin Mainly On Sound Though — this is a mean 78 with a bilt 351 v8 & a 4 speed. it is a 4x4 monster. plans for purchase was to restore a big foot clone. so far though it has been nothing but a toy that seen alot of mud.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brad writes:
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4

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everything about this truck is awesome

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i hate that i cant afford to restore it back to original

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The Tank — i love this truck its just one of those vehicles you stumble upon i paid $150 and ive drove it for 3 years and has yet to let me down. this truck is just one of a kind i couldnt find another like it and have no reason to ever want to sell it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DJ_Elvis writes:
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5

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Bulletproof reliability and torque of the 300 cid inline 6-cylinder, comfortable ride for a truck, good carrying capacity, cheap to maintain and easy to work on, Good exterior design.

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Engine strained at highway speeds above 65 mph, body (especially bed fender wells) prone to rust.

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Great Old Pickup! — I received this pickup when I was 16 years from my grandfather in 1994 after he had a stroke and could no longer drive. It only had 24,000 miles on it at the time. It now has just under 93,000. It has been a great truck and has seen many adventures, including beating my buddies in their 4x4's off-roading (my truck is a 2-wheel drive by the way!), many road trips, college, etc. I plan on passing this truck on to my son (or daughter) someday.

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John writes:
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3

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offroad capability, durability and reliability

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poor gas mileage and poor on road handleing

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They Dont Build 'em Like This Anymore — great truck overall. on the highway the truck is confused and lost. however offroad the truck is at home with nearly 20 inches of ground clearence, a semi-divorced atlas transfer case, low geared diffs and 4 spd manuel transmision, and 400 v8 produceing 300+ lb/ft of torque it is in a class of its own

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ktb writes:
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5

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high HP, and torque

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none

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Beastly! — o i like it all! been restored except the ext paint. lots of new parts if interested ill tell u the good stuff! only need to sell because of college. ive put alot of time an money into this thing but its time for something else.purs like a kitten ha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daryl writes:
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5

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Everything but the gas mileage.

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less than 8 miles per gallon.

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Regrets — This 78 F150 used to belong to Sarah's grandfather until it suffered some mechanical problems. It sat out back for a few years until I asked about it. After towing it home and getting some time to work on it, I bought the 351M back to life. A new set of tires, plugs & wires and belts & hoses made it fun to drive. The 351 eventually got tired and over spring break of 1999 I refreshed the 400 I pulled from the LTD and installed that, a set of headers, and a few other goodies. It was a fun old truck and it had sentimental value to Sarah since it was her Grandpa's. But the truck was costing me an arm & a leg to drive. On one 350 mile trip home from college I spent $140 in gas...one way. Without a place to store it, I made the stupid decision to sell it to a local kid who later broke the transmission and sold it to a landscaper. I lost track of it after that. If it came up again I would buy it without question.

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brlange writes:
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Great old truck. Starts everytime, cheap replacement parts, easy to work on, best looking body style of any truck made in my opinion.

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The 400m has very few performance upgrades if your not looking to spend a lot of money. And as per usual the late 70's ford truck rust is inevitable if you dont keep them in pristine condition.

brlange
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Im Quite Biased Because Out Of Any Truck This Is By Far The Coolest Body Style Ever Made. — Truck handles like an army tank but thats to be expected for something of its age. The brakes are ok...As far as safety goes you feel $*@&$^! invincible behind the wheel of this lead sled. With 33's and a 4'' lift of course its a fun vehicle to drive .

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5

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Good work truck, lots of power.

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hard to keep tires on it :)

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Good Old Truck — Old beater truck, lots of power, fast, and handles good for a 4x4. Still in one piece after all the years of abuse. body style looks good but mine looks ugly lol. it gets about 12 mpg and is a pretty awesome truck. My Girlfriend hates it with a passion but I still love it. Its loud obnoxious and fun. it has a 351 Modified engine with a 4 speed granny low transmission, so it will go anywhere, fast.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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