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Re: Re: Ford 390 vs. Chevy 396

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Posted by Barry Small on May 02, 2004 at 01:40:00 from (152.163.252.163):

In Reply to: Re: Ford 390 vs. Chevy 396 posted by John Ne. on April 26, 2004 at 19:25:17:

The 390 is a great engine, but I like all the FE Fords. The thing I love about them is all the low end torque, with impressive top end speed if you have a standard geared rear end, and as mentioned, mileage that doesn't drop when you put a load on them,and I mean a big load. The ford in either 1/2 or 3/4 ton will haul more weight better than the chevy any day. I have a 75 chevy 1/2 ton, and a 79 chevy Heavy half ton with the 3/4 ton springs, both are 350's one with a 2 bbl carb and automatic, and highway gears, one with 4 bbl carb 4-speed, and low geared. Neither one of them will haul the load my 66 ford 1/2 ton will haul. It is a 352 FE motored truck with 3 on the tree, and standard highwy gears. It simply has more power,starts up smoother under a load, and moves it faster down the road without wandering all over the road. Mileage is about the same when the trucks are empty, the 79 chevy with 4-speed and low gears is obviously worst of the three.with a HEAVY load on the 66 Ford will show virtually no change, but the two chevys will drop dramatically. Just my two cents worth.

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