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1979 Ford F-150 Overview
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Based on 27 reviews
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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Ford F-150 Questions
I Have A 1979 Ford F150 Custom And None Of The Rear Lights Will Come On Or ...
the previous owner ran a wire to the back and hooked it to the battery so when ever i want to drive it i have to plug it in and it turns on the tail light and side lights in the rear but its only fo...
How Hard Is It To Rebuild A 1979 Ford F-150 Engine (300 Inline, 6 Cylinder,...
I recently bought a 1979 Ford F-150 Ranger work truck that leaks more oil than not. I have no issues following along in a repair book though have no never taken on this large of job...is a rebuild f...
79 F150 Wont Start Now
Was driving the truck hit a tree stump which knocked the battery out of its tray and broke a end off the starter solenoid got new starter solenoid but it will not even try to kick over now. Checked ...
Why Wont My 1978 F-150 Custom Start
Iv got a good battery,good solinoid,good battery cables but all I get is power to the cab such as,stereo,lights,winsheild wipers,ext. Is this a wire ton bad to my switch?!
Why Is There No Spark?
I have spark from coil to the distributor, but there is no spark going to the plugs.