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Buy It! This Cummins-powered Ford F-250 is the embodiment of nostalgia

While swapping a Cummins into a Blue Oval is viewed as heresy in some circles, those who decry the exchange have either never suffered the acceleration times of a tired Ford 460 or are wearing a pair of very thick rose-coloured glasses. Or maybe they simply never had to pay the 460’s fuel bill.Either way, this vintage Ford Crew Cab rocks the entire drivetrain from a 1993 Dodge Ram 3500, chassis and all. Under the king-size hood is the venerable 5.9L diesel Cummins mill hooked to a five-speed manual. Horsepower and torque numbers go unmentioned by the seller but way back in 1993, this engine was rated at 160 ponies and 400 lb.-ft. of twist.For comparison, a Cummins-equipped 2020 Ram 3500 makes a maximum of 400 horsepower and 1000 lb.-ft. of torque. Progress is wonderful.Elsewhere...