Is a 1970 Ford F100 a good first car? It has a 1976 F250 engine, MY FIRST CAR?

I am looking to buy my first car but the problem is that a lot these classic trucks use up a lot of gas, I have a job but its just a fast food job, I get paid every 2 weeks, the only things I would use this truck for is going to school which is like 3 minutes away in a car and go to the gym which is 10 minutes

I am looking to buy my first car but the problem is that a lot these classic trucks use up a lot of gas, I have a job but its just a fast food job, I get paid every 2 weeks, the only things I would use this truck for is going to school which is like 3 minutes away in a car and go to the gym which is 10 minutes away, if this car wouldnt be good for me, does anyone know any classic trucks that have fuel injection?

Other answer:

Glenn:
The only fuel-injected trucks I know of from 1970 are all Diesels. As for the F-100, Ford built it as a daily driver; available engines started, I reckon, with the 240 Dearborn inline six, with 289 and 302 Windsors and a 351 Cleveland as options. The F-250 engine mentioned is one of the 351 and 400 Michigan Assembly Center V8's, or the 429 Lima (successor to the previous-generation 428 Ford-Edsel). The 240 came stock with a Carter carburetor; the V8's, with Auto-Lite 4000's (mfd. for Ford Motor Company by Holley Fuel Systems Div., Colt Industries).

The F-250 motor is built for more work than would have been the case with a 1970-vintage 351C. The most likely stickshift for an F-100 would have been the Borg-Warner T-18A, which uses a sliding gear for reverse and low, synchros on all other gears. Versions of the New Process 4500 and Tremec TR-4150 truck five-speeds, both of which pack a 0.76:1 overdrive, are available to retrofit to the medium-duty V8's stock bellhousing. Currie Enterprises is fully equipped to build a 9-Plus to replace the likely tired stock dropout, either reusing the stock multileaf springs or perched on replacement or upgrade springs. In a light platform such as the F-100, a V8-400M/10.5" clutch/TR-4150 shouldn't require shorter gears than a 3.55:1 ring and pinion; 3.35:1 with an Eaton Truetrac diff should be optimum for a 1000# max payload.

alan:
OMG your an idiot a f250 engine they used the same engine in all the f series trucks probly a 351 clevland, or a 390.This truck will get about 12 miles to the gallon 15 on the highway if your lucky.
J E T H R O:
Those old trucks are 10/12 mpg trucks. No matter whatyou do…. Fuel injection can be added Very expensive and very little gain in gas mileage. OR$ factory fuel injection didn't start til the late 80
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