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post #1 of 5 Old 12-26-2002, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I need a truck!

I usually post on the Mustang pages but I plan to buy a truck in a few months. My question is: What would it take (other than horsepower) to make a regular F 150 perform CLOSE to a Gen 1 Lightning?
I think it's probably more complicated than a 4 cyl to V8 Mustang swap. Is there a huge difference in the suspension? I don't want to make a Lightning "clone", just a fun, fast, work truck. Does anyone know of a website that is about 'hotrodding' regular F 150's? I have been searching this site, and have found a lot of info here, and, on some of your web pages that I have found here.
Would I be better off just driving a beater work truck until I can afford a nice Lightning? I don't see a lot of Lightings for sale around here, and I don't want to mess a nice one up using it for work.
Thanks for any advice you guys can give me. I know this page is about Lightnings, not regular F 150's, but I thought you guys could steer me in the right direction.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-30-2002, 12:00 AM
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Throw a supercharger on it, that'll make it compete with a stock L

Seriously, probably not much. Take a std cab 2wd F150 shortbed, with a 351W. Throw on GT-40 heads and intakes, put in a custom comp cam, 4.10 rear gears, and you're there There are a lot of regular F150s out there turning good times, not sure where to find them.

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Here's the stats on one truck that used to frequent the Lightning forums.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-31-2002, 08:07 PM
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I ave an F150 with a 306 that is turning an 11.56 in the 1/4. i went with a GT 40 uper and lower, GT 40 X heads 2.02 1.60 valves, 1.6 rockers, z 303 cam, and a set of flat top pistons, C-4 tranny, 4.10 gears.
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If you are looking for Lightning info or trucks for sale you might check out http://www.NLOC.info/forum they have allot of good info there. Putting a supercharger on a stock 5.0 or 5.8 truck will easily make it faster than a first gen lightning.

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