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Old 05-26-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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FORD 7700 Propane Truck


Doing their part (on our dime) the state of California buys the latest technology
The Ford 7700 Propane powered truck.
Bet we can't buy it.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

In RI it's very common for government vehicles to run on CNG, and has been that way for as long as I can remember.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

I remember when I worked on a military base. Almost every truck on base had those propane stickers on them, but strangely enough, I never saw one fueling at the propane pumps. I frequently saw them at the gasoline pumps though.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:34 AM   #4
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

Caltrans, FedEx, USPS, UPS, transit buses and other organizations have fleets of CNG vehicles within their fleet.
What caught my eye was the rare Propane sticker. And the F-150 7700.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

What is the benefit of running on propane? Is there a significant cost difference vs. gasoline or is there less of an environmental impact?

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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

CNG cost around a buck fifty.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

It's also cleaner.
Specially when compared to diesel.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

massive write-off for a clean/alternative fuel vehicle.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

It's really not a hard DIY conversion, if you can track down proper sized injectors... or modify them. Alternatively you could run liquid propane/NG to your fuel rail and just have to do some minor re-mapping. This would requite a unusual tank valve (easy to find online, not so much in the home depot bbq department).
CNG is a little harder, as you need a home compressor/fill up station, but after that, it's basically the same, though it has less energy per gal, so mapping would be more necessary than with propane.
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Re: FORD 7700 Propane Truck

The problem, in California, is the DMV.
Costs a bunch to pass the tests and make it legal.
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