What's up everyone! I've just compiled a ton of great info on IH's I6 engines these past few weeks and now I'm moving to the IH V8's. I have plenty of info on the SV 266, 304, 345, and 392 V8's but I would like to know if anyone has any specs on the MV 404, 446 and LV 401, 478, 537, 549, 605 engines. I would like to know the bore, stroke, weight, etc. on these engines because I am cubic-inch crazy and I just like reading about these huge truck V8's that get about 1 mile per gallon of gas. I don't see how anyone can afford to operate one but the torque these things put out probably make today's diesel-powered pickups look underpowered! And I read somewhere that the MV engines were converted to diesel. Is that true? I remember when Oldsmobile converted their 260 and 350 gas v8's to diesel and the result was a total disaster. How did the IH engines hold up when they were converted? Thanks for any info and your time. These IH sites are much more devoted to helping their IH family than any other brand of vehicle is to helping theirs. I needed some info on Ford's 370 and 429 medium/heavy truck V8 engines once; I contacted several engine builders, parts dealers, and even a couple of service departments at local Ford Heavy Truck dealers and didn't get anything. But if I ask a simple question, like "how do I change an air filter?" on these IH sites, I get tons of replies! That's totally awesome, thanks! By the way, the Ford 370 and 429 "truck" engines are junk. What kind of real "truck" engine has a chain-driven cam and a thin-cast block that's not even worthy of being used as a mailbox?! I guess that's why I didn't get any response from the Ford dealer mechanics, they were too busy replacing yet another gas V8!