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300 ci I6 swap?

anybody ever considered swapping in a carbed I6 from 80s full size?
They're great motors and they produce butt loads of torque...
I just don't know anything about block weight/dimensions....
anyone?
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I've neer seen it done, but I'd love to see it. One of the best engines Fords ever made.
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Do you know how long those engines are? SUPER long! I think that swap would be pretty cool! Using a bunch of clifford hop-up parts...I remember back in the day I wanted to build me a 302ci GMC inliner for my chevy...split header, hot cam, 4 barrel, backed by a NV4500 5spd. I've seen a few really really hot inline 6's pullin' some awesome 1/4 mile times.
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i used to have a I6 best dam motor i ever had, and funny enough i was driving my ranger today and i started thinking how awsome would it be to have a 330 I6 in it. i would love to see someone do it!
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Do you know how long those engines are? SUPER long! I think that swap would be pretty cool! Using a bunch of clifford hop-up parts...I remember back in the day I wanted to build me a 302ci GMC inliner for my chevy...split header, hot cam, 4 barrel, backed by a NV4500 5spd. I've seen a few really really hot inline 6's pullin' some awesome 1/4 mile times.
I've watched a few I6 Novas pull some nice times before.
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lol I have my F150 for sale right now and its got the I6 if you want to try it
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I've watched a few I6 Novas pull some nice times before.
Yeah....In high school, there was a student at another high school locally that built a really nice '65 Nova with a hot hot hot 292. It had the normal stuff like split headers and HEI ignition, but he had two 4 barrels and I'm not remembering what else he did to it. I do remember his 1/4 times though....Mid 13's. On one of the last races of the night drags, he dipped into the 12's.
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Yeah....In high school, there was a student at another high school locally that built a really nice '65 Nova with a hot hot hot 292. It had the normal stuff like split headers and HEI ignition, but he had two 4 barrels and I'm not remembering what else he did to it. I do remember his 1/4 times though....Mid 13's. On one of the last races of the night drags, he dipped into the 12's.
They are nice to see every once an awhile.
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They are nice to see every once an awhile.
And hear!! The sound of a hot inline is sinfully awesome.
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And hear!! The sound of a hot inline is sinfully awesome.
Yeah. even stock I think they sound unique. I could always tell my dad was a block away when i heard that 300 I6 in his 1991 F-150. I wish he never sold that truck. 76,000 miles...it was a virgin.
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I was discussing this with Justin. If I remember right he said that the engine is 33" or 36" long. Its a big engine to fit into a small space.

If I ever get a project truck I will be seriously considering this.
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I used to have one in my first truck. ('88 F150) Motor was going strong at 175k, but the frame rusted out on the truck and I didn't have the time/money/knowledge to fix the problem. Ended up selling it. Still makes me sad.


Would be nice to see one in a Ranger.

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Lol, drop that b**ch in the bed and it'll fit fine. Make a prerunner out of 'er. The thought of that makes me happy! :D
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I was discussing this with Justin. If I remember right he said that the engine is 33" or 36" long. Its a big engine to fit into a small space.
it's not small....

they are a good motor tho. strong as an ox too.
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I used to have one in my first truck. ('88 F150) Motor was going strong at 175k, but the frame rusted out on the truck and I didn't have the time/money/knowledge to fix the problem. Ended up selling it. Still makes me sad.


Would be nice to see one in a Ranger.
Funny. My dad asked the sales person at the dealership how good th engine was. He said something along the lines of the engine will outlive the body and frame. He was right.

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it's not small....

they are a good motor tho. strong as an ox too.
Not to mention as bomb proof as an M1 Abrams tank. Only care they need is the oil changed.

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lol I have my F150 for sale right now and its got the I6 if you want to try it
Tell us some more about it...pics?

I know when I said...hmm what are three things I really want in a motor...I thought reliability, torque, good sound...seems like the 300 is the best I could think of for that...
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ive seen this swap attempted somewhere on google ill try to find it

efi not carb,
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...read.php?t=243
http://community.webshots.com/album/180514103CXkwWA

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Lol my truck has a great motor but there is somthing with the fuel pressure reg so it wont run. but its got 120k and a 5spd lol
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