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Hello I would like to put a 302 in a ford truck that currently has a 300 six in it . Will it bolt up to the existing transmission? I dont know a lot about fords I always had Chevs and I know that they all interchange. Thanks..

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all you will need is the frame mounts from a V8 ford truck.. trans will bolt up... however if you were going V8 from 6cyl. get a 351W. unless the 300 6 is blown up or in need of a rebuild. most people I know prefer the 300 6 over the 302, because it has way better low end.. 351W is a diffrent story and it bolts right in also.
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Thanks Matt.
So let me get this right . A 300 six has more torque than a 302 and that I should keep it if it still works good. It does but it is carbureted and I thought that the 302 from a 1993.with fuel injection would be a lot more efficient.I must mention that the truck is also a 4 wheel drive if that makes any difference.So a 302 will bolt up to a c4 or a c6 with no problems? Thanks..
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the 300 has more torque than the 302 yes.. 302 has more HP, but trucks need torque. 302 could get better MPG but not with a load on it.

the SBF and 300 retain the same bellhousing bolt pattern.
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I agree with matt167.Unless something is wrong with the 300 I don,t think I would swap it out for a 302.
I have a 91 Ford truck 4X4 with an older 302.It,s nothing to brag about in the power department.







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I have a 72 ford truck with a 302 and you could not give me a 300 for it..

I too, have some experience with those motors in ford trucks.

I have owned 2 ford vans with 300 I6 motors and in have driven several pickups with the 300. One 1975 F100 pickup I used every day when I was delivering parts for the NAPA store I worked for. I also drove a 77 F250 4WD tow truck owned by my boss at the exxon station many times. I drove one of the vans, a 78 Ford chassis /Grumman stepvan from coast to coast, when I moved from NH to California, (hated that trip) and the other, a 72 E300 was my daily work van. (best 300 I ever drove) I even built and installed a new motor for a friend of mine with a 77 f100....drove that one and it was no better than any of the others. All except the 77 F100 were standard transmissions.


They are good motors, indestructable and worry free, with great low end torque, (one time we towed a school bus with the F250 as well as plowed snow with it, )but they are slugs in the acceleration department as well as on the top end.


If you do alot of four wheeling and get your truck in places where you are climbing or side ways at severe angles, an EFI motor will do much better than a carburated motor.

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Engine Swap/ 2wd to 4wd (Ford F150)

Thanks for the info from you guys. Geez this is great . All this free info. The next time I see you at the tavern I'll by you guys a beer (LOL) With that being said does anybody know anything about changing a 2wd to 4 wd? I can't seem to find any real tangible info. on that process. To me it looks like a direct bolt in . Lots of work but no major fabrication to speek of. Donor truck is a 1986 F150 and the receiver truck is a 1993 F150. Any thoughts or past experiance would be much appreciated. Thanks ...
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Thanks for the info from you guys. Geez this is great . All this free info. The next time I see you at the tavern I'll by you guys a beer (LOL) With that being said does anybody know anything about changing a 2wd to 4 wd? I can't seem to find any real tangible info. on that process. To me it looks like a direct bolt in . Lots of work but no major fabrication to speek of. Donor truck is a 1986 F150 and the receiver truck is a 1993 F150. Any thoughts or past experiance would be much appreciated. Thanks ...
easiest way is to swap frames for that.. all diffrent suspensions.
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Not a good way to go - totally different frames and attached components. You would be time, money and effort ahead to just go out and buy a 4x4 with the engine you want/need.

As far as a 300 I6 - great engine. I drove a '79 Granada 225,000 miles back and forth to Maine every week for almost 3 years then sold it and that guy drove it another 100,000 until it just got too rusty for safety. My total repair bill - regular oil changes and tuneups, a $10 valve cover gasket and a $35 choke. The Granada chassis - well, that's another story

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Hey, w/o the Granada's the Falcon/ Mustang ppl wouldn't have a cheap disc brake option.... BTW.. Granada's never used the 240/300, they used the smaller 200/250 engine, still pretty indestrucrable. when I rebuilt my '66 200 for the Turbo, it had 100k on it and only needed valve seals.. engine was mint inside, taper and out of roundness were well within spec.. cam was good, crank needed nothing.. I did punch it .030 over just so everything was 100% for the turbo.
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Hey, w/o the Granada's the Falcon/ Mustang ppl wouldn't have a cheap disc brake option.... BTW.. Granada's never used the 240/300, they used the smaller 200/250 engine,
With terminal CRS and 15+ years I stand corrected - it was the 250 and my son had a 200. Still an frickin' unbreakable engine.
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Find a 240 head to hang on that 300 and you will crank the compression up enough to make a noticeable difference, Clifford Performance intake, headers and cam and you will be astounded at the HP and Torque out of that 6 banger.
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With terminal CRS and 15+ years I stand corrected - it was the 250 and my son had a 200. Still an frickin' unbreakable engine.
yup and just like the 300, the only real reason they stopped running them was gas millage... altho a properly tuned 200/250 can turn 25 MPG on a good day.
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moving this to Hotrodding Basics......
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yup and just like the 300, the only real reason they stopped running them was gas millage... altho a properly tuned 200/250 can turn 25 MPG on a good day.
In in that brick of a Granada and a rock crusher top loader trans/3.40 always did 20-22+ back and forth thru the VT/NH hills. It's only when I drove the '74 LTD/460 or the '79 F350/460 that I cried - even back in '88. Interestingly, the truck did better then the LTD by at least 2 mpg (13 vs 10-11)
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