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1976 was a bad year for factory performance cars of all makes. Power was way down, multiple carburetion options were a distant memory, and small-blocks were the rule. But in the world of 1/2-ton trucks, emissions regulations were more relaxed and big-block power was still available. Nose-heavy machines like the 240hp Chevy C10 454 and 220hp Dodge D100 resulted in and ensured lots of tire smoke. Ford played it safer; the FE-based 360 big-block was the top F-100 option-but then only with the Super Cab. I found this clean '76 D100 parked in Ware, Massachusetts, with a "For Sale" sign. An Oregon refugee, it's clean and rust free.