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Just wondering if anyone has tried something like that yet...

Imagine the power you can make when you start with a stock 450hp/1500ft/lb engine compared to a 215/440!

Going to need some heavy springs up front though...
 

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A heaver rotating mass, meaning an even lower HP-to-torque ratio, meaning an even lower horsepower-to-weight ratio...

There was a Ford on eBay that had a 8.3 liter in it. That was years ago, I don't know what happened to it.
 

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I don't know about the engine part but I imagine throwing some leafs up front would be a good way to take the load.
 
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I'm not so certain many 8.3's ever reached 450hp. Most of the ones I have worked on were dogs in trucks. They seem ok in combines and some tractors if you don't over load them. They are heavy as mentioned. I saw a pic of one in the engine bay of an OBS ford a while ago but don't remember where that pic was from.
 

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I have bin driving a ford 8000 for the last month at work 8.3, road ranger 10 speed it is such a pig I would hate to admit it's a cummins.
 
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