Re: Ford/New Holland 7.8 Turbo Diesel engine
Strong? .... relativly, it is a heavy engine and will be slow like most busses
Reliable? .... yes if maintained
Serviceable? ...... not as much since parts are getting harder to come by.
On a ford chassis you should be checking the brake types, since ford did use that one type of brakes that everyone "hates". I can't think of the name of those brakes off-hand.