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Old 02-07-2003, 01:30 PM
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Looking for some information I was thinking about buying a 94 f150 Shortbed with a 300 straight six with a 5speed tranny but I was wondering if this vehicle will have enough torque and power to pull my 60 chevy pickup or 70 chevy longbed if needed the guy that is selling it says he has used it a couple of time and had plenty of power but he is also selling it if you know what I mean the truck is in great shape and only has 73k on it for $3400.00 but if I can't pull thats no deal????

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I was told that the 300I6 has more torque and HP than the same year 302. But thats what I was told. Steve
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I heard that too but I have not seen any solid information.
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Well I know for a fact that the inline 6 makes more torque....Gotta think how big the pistons are on a 300 I6.Pretty huge. Steve

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I was told (no proof) that any inline engine will tend to make more low end torque than it's V-engine counterpart. I have a '91 F150 4x4 with an inline six and a five-speed. I can definately slow down for a turn and then take off from a relatively low rpm without downshifting no problem. She doesn't have a lot of 'top end' or reach a 'powerband' like a V-8 but delivers good steady power right off idle. Now I don't know just how much this baby could pull, my trailer with my bike on it isn't nearly what you're thinking of pulling. If anyone has pulled that much weight successfully with a straight six I would say go for it. I think the Ford straight six is a great engine.
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It's a miracle!!!!!!!!!!! I actually said something that was true and helped!!!!! Steve
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Im not sure what your pullin, but the I6 motors have a lot of tourque. Id say it would work for ya. Could you ask the guy for a trial pull around the block? If its a good truck and he has nothing to hide, then he shouldnt mind. HG
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The FI I6 Fords are strong engines. I would be willing to bet it would flat pull a same year 302 backwards all day long. I would go for it. Those are solid engines.

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I use My 86 F-150 tp pull stuff all the time. Even Know a buddy who pulls his circle track car with it every weekend. Never has a problem pulling anything within reason.
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my father has the same truck that you are talking about and I have had to pull my cuda on a trailer a number of times. The car was on a regular 16' homemade trailer made with pipe joints and it was heavy. My car crosses the scales some wherein the realm of 3000 lbs and the trailer was about 1500 lbs. I never had a problem pulling it. I wasn't much for top speed or anything but it can defenately handl the task. oh yea i almost forgot it has around 200k on it and the only thing we have had to do to it was change out the cluch and beat out some dents out of the bed and change the oil. it doesn't even smoke. Cudaman
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Thanks for the responses I might just give it a go!
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Hope it all goes good for ya. Steve
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YAh we have an 81 van extentented E-150 with the 300 straight 6, tow stuff with it all the time, Cars, boats, not the fastest thing but gets you where u got to go
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