1979 Ford F-150 Overview

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Great Old Truck by DuginMT
 — I received this truck from my dad who was the original owner. He passed away in '92 and the truck had only 18K miles on it. Now it has 80K original miles on it and all I ever had to do to it outside... Read More
1979 Ford F-150 Ranger. Top Of The Line F-150. by Blake
 — The heart of this beast is a Ford marine 460. Thats right, its out of an old speed boat. The performance is amazing, with 0-60 at right about est. 4.5 secs. Braking is sufficient, handling is a little... Read More
Will Climb A Wall. Has A Dana 44 Front And A Ford 9 Inch Rear. Posi Both Ends. Real 4 Wd. by Roger
 — Have had this old Ford since forever. Bought her for 700 dollars back in 1994 and drove her until last year before deciding to give her something back for all she had given me. She is finished in Ho... Read More

1979 Ford F-150 Overview

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1979 Ford F-150

Ford's F-series trucks continued to dominate the American market in 1979. The 1979 Ford F-150 offered the same power, durability, and reliability as always, and sales were strong. Stock engine choices included the 114-horsepower, 4.9-liter 300 inline 6-cylinder; a 5.0-liter 302 (F-100 only); 5.8-liter 351M; 6.6-liter 400; and 7.5-liter 460 (the 460 was not available in any 4x4, shortbeds, or F-100s).

The F-150 also offered a choice of transmissions: a 3-speed and two 4-speed manuals, the "bulldog," which has a low first gear, and the SROD (single rail overdrive), which was basically a toploader with the gears switched around, giving a 3-speed plus overdrive. Automatics were mostly the heavy-duty C6 3-speed (non-overdrive).

Most 4x4s could be had with either a NP205 part-time transfer case or NP203 chain-driven full-time transfer case (on F-100 - F-250 automatics only). The NP205 was used for the 4-speed bulldog and automatics.

Especially popular as a hard-working farm and ranch pickup, the '79 Ford F-150 was available in a variety of trims (Custom, Sport, Ranger, Ranger XLT, and Ranger Lariat, as well as the lesser known Free Wheelin' and Indy 500 Pace Truck, plus special Explorer Packages that could be added to any trim and featured special paint and stripes) and cab, bed, and tonneau configurations.  Styleside models shipped with a supercab extended crewcab, with flareside and fleetside choices.

The 1979 Ford F-150 can be a fun ride, as well as a tough one. It's rugged enough for off-road adventure, and tuners around the world have turned many a '79 Ford F-150 into an aftermarket work of art.

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What's Causing My 351 Modified To Start Backfiring...?

Recently, my '79 F-150 has begun to backfire and it's getting worse. It had been running rough so I replaced the plugs, wires, cap and button(?)... But now, the backfiring...! I know I have the wire...

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Rear Wheel Drive F150 8 Liter V8 Ok For Snow/winters In North East?

Looking at buying at 1979 F150 but mot sure if rear wheel drive will make it ok in winters in Maine and New York?

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Kelly Bluebook For 1979 F150 Pickup Truck

What would the kelly blue book be for this truck, cannot find it on there website, Thanx, so very much ...James

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How Much Horsepower Does A Stock 1979 F150 460 Have?

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Stock Engine Choices

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