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Re: High houred 8970

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12-27-2012 18:48:56

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What year is it? Early ones ran hot and were known for cracking pistons. If this one has never had the engine gone into, I'd wager it's a later one that is putting out closer to rated HP. If it's an early one with Ford decals, look for excessive blowby.

Yes, front duals would worry me. That axle (Dana 70) was never intended for duals, so I would take a look at the final drives VERY close, along with the front diff. Ditto pretty much everything else Rod said.

Having said all that, they were one bad a$$ machine for their time.

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12-27-2012 19:27:15

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 Re: High houred 8970 in reply to Bern, 12-27-2012 18:48:56  

It is a 1995 model. Serial number: D407551


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12-27-2012 21:56:44

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 Re: High houred 8970 in reply to jbirnsch, 12-27-2012 19:27:15  
By the decals, it's a 96 or newer. The NH decals were installed beginning in January of 1996.

If it really is a 96, then it has the "tamed down" engine, which is likely why it's never been gone in to (which is a good thing). The old ones were too darn hot!

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