|01-26-2016 08:56 PM|
|vinniekq2||10 year old thread,,,morris N hovie|
|01-26-2016 05:01 PM|
Turbo 300-inch Ford can bang off 10.90s at 120 mph.
1971 Ford Maverick - Budget 10-Second Turbocharged Maverick Coupe - Car Craft Magazine
|03-02-2010 11:19 AM|
|03-01-2010 07:37 PM|
Back in the early 70's running at a local track there was a bad roadster called Troublemaker that had a Ford truck inline 6 in it. It was supposed to have had two Boss heads spliced together for it. That thing would flat out run.
|02-28-2010 06:45 PM|
Drag Racing Classes
Classes? They still have classes? The drag strip in my area doesn't have any classes. It's all bracket racing. Whoever invented that crap ought to be shot. How can you call it racing if you're putting the brakes on before the finish line?
|02-28-2010 06:29 PM|
|techinspector1||If you're drag racing in a class where the weight of the car divided by the cubic inches determines what class you run in, it may be advantageous to drop the displacement a little if it will allow you to get into the faster side of a slower class.|
|02-28-2010 05:21 PM|
500 HP Ford I-6
My guess is that he offset ground the crank to lengthen the stroke, not destroke it. Why would you destroke an engine if you are trying to make 500 horsepower from an engine designed to make 170 horsepower?
|12-19-2009 09:54 AM|
I did hear somewhere that there was a fellow using the late model chev heads and cutting those up and making a crossflow head for a 300 six..That would not be too hard to check out if a fellow had a 300 six block and some access to some of the late chev heads I think the LS6 heads..It took three of the heads to make one and since they are aluminum that resolves some of the fabrication issues..Is it true well I dunno for sure but it may be worth a looksee to see if it may work..
|12-19-2009 05:34 AM|
Well, this may be old info, since the warning tells me that the last post for this discussion occurred >100 days ago. But, I just came across this website and happened to ask about B. Sizemor's 6. Well I have a 1977 copy of Pop. Hot Rodding's Engine Annual and it lays out an article on Bruce Sizemore's I-gas Pinto which reads "How to Build a 500 hp 6-cylinder Ford. And like the others mention, it was C.J. Batten of Romulus, Mich who did the furnance-blazed heads. It was 351C heads, 3 of them, cut up into 6 pieces, then furnanced blazed. As I recall from articles way back, this is an expensive process. THe new heads will have the same bolt-pattern as the original 6. The completed head is also wider so push-rod holes need to be cut-out on the block side, then sealed with "o" rings, etc. The push-rods needed to be extended using a 2-piece design w/a small aluminum sleeve (that slides in the block) to join the 2 pushrods. There is a lot he did to this engine, if you're interested but he kept the orig. crank, offset-grinding it to a smaller crankpin diam. which de-stroked it. Cloyes gears to replace the factory chain set-up and hand-built his own Accel BEI distributor by machining the housing ut of aluminum billet.
Im not an avid racer, but did my share of hot-rodding back in the 70's. I like to read/listen about old time Fords, so decided to join this website. 351 Clevelands and 6 cylinder Fords were my favorites. The stories about 6's like this article and Ak Miller's experiments w/the old Maverick six interested me a lot back then. Hence, I have kept some mags/articles on hopping-up old 6's. Well, hope this has been a little helpful to you...although this post has been up for awhile. good luck!
hopping up Ford six's.
|05-21-2006 11:18 AM|
|05-21-2006 11:11 AM|
|05-20-2006 07:58 AM|
|ap72||We had a grad student at UMR custom design his own crossflow head for that engine and the entire thing was CNC'd from one piece of aluminum. Needless to say the head kicked ***.|
|05-20-2006 07:56 AM|
The 300 and the 240 are identical blocks,the heads are different and the 240 is basically a destroked 300 so it will rev a little higher.
The 240 and 300 were truck engines,the 240 found its way into a few full size cars in the sixties,pretty rare tho,the 250 was the car engine.
One of the weak spots on the 300 is the ten inch long pusrods tend to bend under high spring pressures and high rpm.I had crane make me double walled hardened pushrods to remedy this.
The 300 head needs some serious porting to make it breath properly.
No one makes any good valve train parts, but big block chev roller rockers can be made to fit the ford head,guide plates have to be hand made.
The inline six is almost a perfectly balanced engine by design,compared to a v type engine,weight match all parts and balance rotating assembly and they will easily handle 7000 rpm,not bad for a six cylinder with a four inch stroke.
It's hard to find good pistons for them at a reasonable price,but if you bore it .050, 390 pistons will fit,they are easy to come by and cheap,the pin size and spacing is identical,so they are a drop in fit with no machining.
Most 300's came with forged rods and the crank is indestructable.
I could go on and on,but you get the point,I like the sixes.
|05-20-2006 06:45 AM|
|farna||The 240 and 300 are basically the same engine -- based on the same block design anyway. The 300 block may have a slightly taller deck height than the 240. The 170/200/25 are the same block design, with the 250 having a taller deck height (so you can't easily make a 250 from a 200).|
|05-20-2006 05:28 AM|
Thanks a lot guys.
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