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I'm looking for my first Diesel truck and have a couple of questions.

I found a very nice 85 F350 crew cab 2wd with the 6.9 and an auto. This will mainly be my daily driver, haul the kids, etc. but I want it to tow my Land Cruiser. I'm guessing trailer and Cruiser will weigh around 6-7000 lbs.
I'm assuming this thing will be dog slow (I haven't driven it yet). What kind of empty highway cruising speed can I expect? I don't know which auto comes in these, would it have overdrive? It'd be nice if I could do 70-75.
What about towing speed? Will I be able to keep up with traffic?

I was looking for a little newer truck, but this one is cherry. He's asking $5800 which seems a little high to me.
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price is way to high and it will be slow, but will probably work ok in texas
 

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It will have a C6 - so no OD. Dog slow is correct. My buddy has a 85 F250 w/diesel & auto that he's put a D60 in the front of and 38's. 15mpg before and after, city or highway.

If you can put up with the slowness, it should be a very capable tow rig.

[ 10-19-2001: Message edited by: u2slow ]
 
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