Re: 7.8 brazillian
I work for a Ford Heavy Truck dealer in the parts dept, and you can take the following information to the bank. You DO NOT want to buy anything with the Brazilian motor in it... Parts are nearly impossible to get, and extremely difficult to look them up, the normal rules don't apply when buying parts for those things. We run into this constantly, though lately we've got less and less calls on those motors. Much of the parts are now listed by Ford as obsolete.
You should also be aware that Ford no longer makes Heavy Trucks, biggest thing they make these days is the Medium Duty F750... They sold their heavy truck line to Frieghtliner 10 years ago, who retagged the line as "Sterling Trucks" and as of last year, stopped making Sterlings and shut down all the plants. While Sterling/Frieghtliner still supports parts for their line of trucks, and the old Ford Louisville series trucks, a lot of the parts are now coming up as obsolete also. And Sterling (the major supplier of older Ford HD Truck parts) does NOT support the Brazilian motor at all...
You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)