Yesterday i read a post about a custom head for the ford inline 6 300. The 300 engine in my truck has 317,000 miles on it with no proof of slowing down. It maintains 36 psi oil pressure at idle and does not blow any smoke at startup or driving. I changed my thoughts about this great little power plant, i thought about when this motor needs to be rebuilt , i would either scrap it and put in a 351 or something. After years of driving this truck , i love this little work horse of an engine. 65 miles per hour on the highway is about the most i Want it to get up to , and it takes a country mile to get up to that speed, 4 speed low gears, but it has plenty torgue and it is so reliable. I mostly use it around the house, to pull trees or bushes out for my neighbors, true 4 wd drive,or an occasional run to menards. Im just waiting for this engine to need rebuilt so i can install a different cam and add dual exhaust. About 2 years ago I picked up a 2 piece exhaust manifold from a later 300 efi i was going to use for dual exhaust, with that being said, im just waiting now for the exhuast to rust out. Basic maintenance is all i ever done to this truck. Im curious to know ,what is the most miles you guys ( or gals ) trying to be politically correct, have put on your engines? Or what is in your opinion the best , most reliable engine ever made? I think you know where my vote goes.