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New Truck!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TandM, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    Hey guys I just stumled upon a 1977 dodge d100 for $500.
    Features include.

    Slant six
    Heavy duty rear springs
    Dual exhaust.

    Alright I came across a long bed for it today and will be installing it this week.
    Do you have any Ideas for upping the power on the six. I will be using it for my main lawn truck as it gets 20mpg instead of the sorry 8 with my 440BB. But it just doesn't have the go I would like. But these engines are suposed to get great mileage. any suggestions to make really innovative. Thanks for all the comments.
  2. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    No one knows how to up the power in a old slant six?
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    how much more power do you think youll get out of a 30+ year old motor
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Those straght six motors (any brand) were never really known for power or speed. Torque and longevity though is 2nd to none!
  5. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    It was rebuilt a year ago I am fixing the electrical system right now because the stock one is crap. I was wondering if there were any tricks I guess i wikk leave it stock for now. Any suggestions to make it the ultimate mow rig.
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    my suggestion is to sell it for scrap and use that money to buy a nice modern reliable type truck since it is for a business

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