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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 09:30 #237422

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This looks a beaut little truck for local shows or to cart your old vehicle or machinery.

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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 10:06 #237428

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Lang there is nothing good about a D series. We had one years ago as a tilt tray, with a 302 in it. I honestly couldn't believe that ANYONE could make a truck that was so bad. Loose. Gutless. Thirsty. Rattly. Cold. Hot. Uncomfortable. Rough. Just a complete and utter shitbox, and it was the beginning of my wonderings as to how on earth any supposed truck manufacturer (yes, you too, International) could put out products like these and then wonder why people turned away from them and went to things like Isuzu's and so on. Then they closed down or went broke whilst lamenting "we can't compete".
Idiots, I say.
Hey, that's almost a rant!!
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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 11:02 #237432

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Did the D Series ever come from the factory with a V8 petrol? I've only driven diesel Ds, in their day, they were quite acceptable.
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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 11:06 #237433

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I drove a D400 once while in the Army. It was brand new and I think fitted with a 6 cylinder Falcon motor????

I thought it was a lovely smooth little jigger to drive but never had to make a living out of it.

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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 11:25 #237436

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Did the D Series ever come from the factory with a V8 petrol? I've only driven diesel Ds, in their day, they were quite acceptable.

Ian according to My workshop manual ..NO.. Pretty sure they were an aftermarket conversion..
Dad had a very early One & the First income producing Truck I owned was one of the last series before the Cargo..
The only good thing about a D Series was the Tilt Cab. Far easier to work on than the Commers & Bedfords of the same Era..
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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 11:36 #237437

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My memory was correct 6 cylinder Falcon motor.



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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 12:51 #237445

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Not quite correct Lang, pretty sure they were a Canadian built petrol 6 cylinder
They ran pretty good really but there were issues
Normal pre crossflow Falcon motor had the inlet manifold cast with the head as one unit

These (or at least mine) had the manifold seperate

I think in the broucher there it is saying 240 ci

Pretty much the same motor but not made in Australia, rocker was different as well

I thought it was pretty quiet when driving about the farm

Paul
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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 13:04 #237447

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Are they the engine in the early F100's?

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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 13:15 #237448

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Are they the engine in the early F100's?

Dad had a mid 70's F250 & an early 70's F700 they both powered with what's known as a Canadian 300ci Engine..
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Looks a Bargain 1975 Ford 20 Jul 2022 13:22 #237449

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Hi,

I learnt to drive in a D Series when I was 13/14 long before I ever drove a car. :)

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