1978 Ford F-150 Overview


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1978 Ford F-150 Overview

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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How Do I Replace The Heater Core W/no A/c

I have a stock 1978 Ford F150 p/u. I looked under the hood and the firewall and I see where the two hoses are clamped onto the firewall. I went into the truck and there's a hard plastic type of cove...

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What Engines Were Installed In 1978

4x4 with bed narrower than the cab. what model was this

1,520 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

1978 Ford F-150

The truck will turn over but will not stay running unless i keep my foot on the gas. As soon as i let off of the gas pedal it dies. Any idea what is wrong?

18 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

Rough Idle Only In Gear

Warming up idles rough then sometimes it will run great but then most of the time when I stop at a stop light driving through town it will just sputter rough idle and almost die sometimes I have th...

87 views with 3 answers (last answer 11 months ago)

Rough Idle And Loss Of Power

My truck will die if i let it sit and idle for a lil while but if i pull up to a stop sign it will choke itself off

76 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)