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Site for 7.3 info...

Picking up a 7.3 88 F250 for my new plow truck/project, any GOOD sites out there? Anyone suggest a good shop manual for that engine/truck?

BTW, no pics BS as I'm hopefully getting it Tue night. It's an old work truck, 250k, shortbed, single cab. ABSOLUTELY no frilly crap, no power anything, vinyl bench seat, nothing...the way trucks used to be!
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Keep a supplemental coolant additive in it (SCA) to help prevent cavitation on those 7.3's. Other than that you really won't need to know much else. Lol, they're that good.

I like powerstroke.org and powerstrokenetwork.com

How much are you getting it for? TTB bushings good?
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Keep a supplemental coolant additive in it (SCA) to help prevent cavitation on those 7.3's. Other than that you really won't need to know much else. Lol, they're that good.

I like powerstroke.org and powerstrokenetwork.com

How much are you getting it for? TTB bushings good?
I've heard about that cavitation problem. I'm paying 2k for it with plow setup.

As for the TTB, I could care less. I've had a D60 kingpin from an 86 350 that's been sitting in my loft for two years.....glad I did not sell it b/c it's getting regeared (4.10 in the 250, 3.54 in the 60) and thrown in the 88 next summer!
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PowerstrokeNation.com is good too, but I don't know how helpful that will be for the IDI 7.3. Ford Truck Enthusiasts, 1948-2011 Ford F150, Super Duty & SUV owners community and information source. Covers F100, F-150, F250, Bronco, Ranger, Explorer, Expedition, Lighting, Escape and More has a couple of good sections on their forum. They have the 87-96 ford truck section and the pre-powerstroke diesel section too. I've found a lot of good info about my 88 on that forum.

BTW if and when you get it we gotta see it, sounds like mine except for the shortbed and deisel. No frills here either! Mines a custom with nothing lol. Doesn't even have a headliner in it haha. Anyway good luck hope you get it.
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F-250 reg cab short bed? Are you sure?
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F-250 reg cab short bed? Are you sure?
Depends, what's a short and long for a fullsize? It does have a toolbox, might have made it look short to me. I know it's a custom, made in Canada...ran the VIN but not sure of the whole history.
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8ft is long, short is a 6'6".
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8ft is long, short is a 6'6".
Hmmm....I really don't think the box was 8', I drive past it to work everyday, gonna have to take notice tomorrow morning. Like I said though, the toolbox may have thrown me off, plus I've always liked the idea of shortbed and reg cab, might be my bias tricking me into thinking that is what it was....
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has to be 8' unless its an engine swapped 150 or the frame was cut
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Yup, long bed!

Driving it tomorrow, pics may follow if I pull the trigger.
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Heard those IDI's are solid. I wouldn't mind having one.

I am also over on Powerstrokenation.com. No, I don't have a PSD, but I still dream and read about them as much as I can.
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