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Old 08-17-2009, 11:10 PM
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Whats the Best year of the 300-6 cylinder to replace my 240 with?

I just bought a 66 shortbed with a tired 240 six in it and a 4 speed, I found a running 300 six out of an 84 van that has a 4 speed, will the 84 300-6 fit into the 66? will there be any wiring, bracket or other issues I need to know about? is the 84 a good year of the 300-6? any help would be appreciated. Here's a picture of the truck.

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NICE LOOKING SLICK!! The best year of the 300 is every one!! Yes the van one should bolt in, the newer ones will have electronic ignition, and once you rid it of all the crap, it is a great engine! Welcome, and nice slick!
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Think I will install the 300-6 in the 66 and drive it while I build the 64 the way I want to. Here's a picture of the 64 lowered with mono leafs, I pulled the gas tank and had it flushed and just got the new filler hose and fill neck rubber grommet which I will install tomorrow.
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The 84 motor should be great. And the ignition if you can get it, the module and pickup has three more wires than the points system, and WAAAAAY less messin with.
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Seems like that van engine may have a different Oil pan on it, but I could be wrong. sometimes they have to fit the crossmembers just right.
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When you don't want one there everywhere but when you want one....

Soooo.... the Van 300 six was spewing oil everywhere and was a commercial van that had been abused and had lots and lots of miles so I decided to skip that purchase, then a guy calls and says he has a good running 1976 300 six with a C4 trans that he will sell me for $100 but he lives 150 miles away, I call him back and he says he is coming to my area today and can bring it with him so I am thinking HEY for $100 I'm in... and we agree on a meeting place so I load my cherry picker on my trailer and around 4:00 I give him a call to go meet up with him and he says he wrote my number down incorrectly and had no way to reach me so didn't bring the motor with him! OH WELL...whats a guy to do?
AND the 300-6 search continues...................
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There seems to be a lot of those engines available. If you are going to go to the trouble, I'd bide my time and try to get a nice one. I have a 240 in my current truck and it seems like it has all the power for what I use it for. I used to have an F250 with a 300 and COM. That truck was a dog! I blame it more on the 3/4 chassis and the COM than the motor.
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Soooo.... the Van 300 six was spewing oil everywhere and was a commercial van that had been abused and had lots and lots of miles so I decided to skip that purchase, then a guy calls and says he has a good running 1976 300 six with a C4 trans that he will sell me for $100 but he lives 150 miles away, I call him back and he says he is coming to my area today and can bring it with him so I am thinking HEY for $100 I'm in... and we agree on a meeting place so I load my cherry picker on my trailer and around 4:00 I give him a call to go meet up with him and he says he wrote my number down incorrectly and had no way to reach me so didn't bring the motor with him! OH WELL...whats a guy to do?
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There seems to be a lot of those engines available. If you are going to go to the trouble, I'd bide my time and try to get a nice one. I have a 240 in my current truck and it seems like it has all the power for what I use it for. I used to have an F250 with a 300 and COM. That truck was a dog! I blame it more on the 3/4 chassis and the COM than the motor.
You're right not to blame the 300! I have had both 240 & 300.... the 240 was not near the engine that the 300 is. Well they were 30 years apart in age, but still the same basic engine.
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hey overland, nice lookin truck. hey a coupla things to do if you're putting in a newer engine. try your best to get the motor mounts and the brackets for installing the alternator and power stearing ( if you are doing the conversion. ) I have done three trucks in the last five years ( putting in newer engines) and there are some design changes in the bolting patterns. same engine but the brackets from a 66 wont bolt to a 85. different design in the bolting pattern on the water pump and front of heads. i suppose a lot of it has to do with smog controls and whatnot. if you're gonna put in the electronic ignition try and get all the wiring with it. will save you a bit of time trying to find it. or an extra 50 bucks to buy it new. Dutch
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Ford 300 I6 Engine Swap

I have a topic that is very similar to Overland's question regarding the Ford 300-I6 engine swap. My particular application is a '77 wood chipper project with a Ford 300-I6. The previous owner of the chipper managed to get water in the engine; as a result, the valve train rusted up. With the cylinder head removed, a close examination of the cylinder bores reveals that they too are showing signs of rust and pitting. Rather than just changing the cylinder head, I think it is best to find a good used engine replacement for the chipper.

In my new search for a replacement engine, I took a look at the hp, tq, and rpm specifications for the 300-6 for the years '65-'96. The specifications indicate that the best torque and power ratings correspond to the below listed years:

'65 - '72 (283 Ftlbs @ 1600)
'87 - '93 (265Ftlbs @ 2000)
'94 - '96 (260Ftlbs @ 2000).

(Please note - the current '77 300-I6 engine in the chipper has approximately 223Ftlbs @ 1600).

Since I can find '77 & up 300-I6 engines at a local salvage yard -and- I would prefer an engine with higher torque ratings, I'm thinking of picking up a '87-'93 engine for the chipper. Of course, the engines that correspond to the late model ('87-'93) years are designed primarily for fuel injection and electronic ignition systems. As a result, I suspect that there would be some performance drop when a carburetor and distributor is installed on an EFI engine.

My questions are the following:

-Has anyone installed a late model 300-I6 with EFI and electronic ignition and then converted it back to a carburetor and distributor?

-Will the distributor and intake & exhaust manifold from the '77 bolt to an '87-'93?

-Does anyone know if the performance gains for the '87-'93 are primarily due to the EFI & electronic ignition?

I appologize for posting my Ford engine - chipper question this in forum. I hope the responses from the members will also benefit Overland and other Ford Truck enthusiasts that have similar questions.

Thanks in advance!
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Get a low pressure universal electronic pump,have a air grinder with a carbide rasp (just in case you may need to oval out a hole slightly)and make it work we here in western NY have done this type of things many times.
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