I was out looking at my future NP435 the other night. It is in what I believe to be a 1978 F600. The air cleaner on the engine says "330 XD". Anyone know if Ford ever made a 330 CID V8 prior to the 1997 5.4L Tirton debut?
I have a 1974 F-600 Grain Truck with the 330 HD, a 5+2 transmission, and an 18 ft. box on it. Getting pretty weak and I don't think they had very impressive numbers new. Does anyone know what engine family they are in?
There was a difference in the HP ratings for HD vehicles -v- cars and light trucks. In a car or light truck they rate them as peak HP while in a HD vehicle they rate it as continuous HP. A car or light truck engine will overheat and destroy itself if you try to get the peak HP ratings out of it for very long.
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I've been trying to look for aftermarket parts for this thing for a few days. Doesn't seem to be too much (if anything) available for this seemingly obscure engine. Everything I pull off of this truck is going to be free. Just wondering if it was going to be worth the hassle to throw this engine in another vehicle. Seeing how I won't be moving any grain in the back of my 66 Bronco, I think I'll just leave the engine where it sits and pull only the tranny.
330's came as medium duty's and heavy duty's. the medium duty's had a cast crank and a waterpump like pickup truck FE"s. Heavy Duty's had a forged crank, a cast iron timing cover and a waterpump that was"flat". Both have FE dimensions,that would be one mother to put in a baby Bronco. Woody
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