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Old May 3rd, 2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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just wondering about these engines. plusses and minuses. are there many left?? my eventual father in law has one in a truck he has sitting rusting and now i'm a bit curious about it. thanks!
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One of the best engines ever, not high hp, but gobs of torque. easily go 200 plus k.
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One of the best engines ever, not high hp, but gobs of torque. easily go 200 plus k.
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I have a staright 6 in my f-150 and it pulls my mud truck to bogs no problem. Awesome engines that will run forever.
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I've beat my 300s so hard I can't even put into words.. The one in my bronco has chevy EFI, dual outlet manifolds and a offenhauser intake. It revs to 4800 now (according the to the stock tach)


They are reliable engines that last forever, but they need maintenance just like any other engine.
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i have over 200 in my 96 its a good reliable motor i have run mobil one in it from the first oil change and it still sounds like new ...knock on wood....
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anyone have any horsepower/torque #'s? i couldn't find anything. the engine is in a early/mid 80's truck that is carb'd
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Don't know any numbers, but I frequent this forum, http://fordsix.com/forum/ and http://www.fordsix.com/

if your curious about more things to do with that engine or inlines in general I'd check that site out.
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I think you can even run those things without oil for a couple thousand miles.

They leak oil like a sonofabitch, but last forever.
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the big six is a great engine... i vouch for cartmans. it takes a beating like no tommorow, and comes back for more every time.
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anyone have any horsepower/torque #'s? i couldn't find anything. the engine is in a early/mid 80's truck that is carb'd
I think they are in the 140 to 150 HP range.
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be wary of head problems, they like to twist because they are so long. $300 or so total to fix that problem and one day on, one day off and how ever long in the machine shop. other than that maintain the cooling system, this is extreamly important, and change your oil and you have a motor you can drive the piss out of.
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