Originally Posted by Lil'John
A 4.3L vortec was sufficient to pull this load too.
So was a newer 5.3L.
I'd hardly group a 6.4 hemi with a 4.3 or 5.3
I 100% agree though that a big block or even a 'real' diesel is overkill for my considered ~7k lb load. I want to go with a big block or 'real' diesel just to be different.
That sounds pretty normal to different to me. :shrug:
The MPG isn't something I really care too much about. I doubt this rig will see more than 3k a year.
The weight of an 8.1 is roughly the same as the stock Toyota 2F engine.
I don't know what an F2 weighs, but an 8.1 is cast block cast heads and is something like 800 lbs. Seems excessive. But weight is something I'm a stickler about. I know a lot of people don't care.
Talk to me about the Ford v10 and what might make it better than an 8.1?
nothing better except maybe the ZF options being nice, cheap and reliable. They deliver a lot of power and are cheap to operate.
Sounds like you already made up your mind.