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  • A 6.0L Power Stroke-Powered ’64 Ford Station Wagon

A 6.0L Power Stroke-Powered ’64 Ford Station Wagon

1,000-lb-ft Galaxie

Jason Sands
Aug 1, 2011
1 Owner-fabricated 3-inch exhaust downpipes
2 Four months of wiring
3 Custom intake plenum
4 Custom aluminum radiator designed and built by owner
5 Twin 50mm turbochargers from a 3.0L Porsche engine
6 Oil cooler relocated to front bumper
Photo 2/2   |   1000 Lb Ft Galaxie power Stroke
Chaz Lightner is an interesting guy. He owns a Cummins 4BT-powered Bronco we featured back in our Sept. ’07 issue, and an 11-second Super Duty drag truck. To add to his list of interesting vehicles, he’s now built this wild 6.0L-powered ’64 Ford Galaxie station wagon. Although he’s had some help from Strictly Diesel and Bulletproof Diesel, most of the odd or one-off parts were designed and built by Chaz himself. The engine has a reworked oil pan and owner-made engine mounts to physically place it in the engine bay, and the Power Stroke has also been upgraded for the sake of reliability, with an EGR delete, oil-cooler relocation, O-ringed cylinder heads, and ARP studs. With a hot SCT tune, Chaz is hoping for 450 hp and 1,000 lb-ft—although he reports that even with the stock tune and 90hp injectors from Strictly Diesel, traction is still a problem through the first couple of gears. Look for a full feature on Chaz’s killer ride soon in the pages of Diesel Power.
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