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  1. flyboysaf1
    12-10-2014 04:34 PM - permalink
    I was looking at building a 300 as a race motor and wanted to ask u a few questions
  2. Col Flashman
    05-14-2013 08:01 PM - permalink
    Col Flashman
    Every 300 I6 I've ever had contact w/ has been Cold Blooded.
    Either one has to have the Auto-Choke set specifically up for the fact that their cold blooded or one has to have a Manual Choke that you Pull-Out half way, Pump the Throttle 3 times before they'll start.
    Even then one has to play w/ the Choke & Feather the Throttle to keep them going till they decide to cooperate.
    Because of the way my 300's Built, 3.70 Rear Gear, the 650 Holley & Fwy speed run, I get anywhere from 15-20 mpg. So yours will be far better than mine especially if you run a 390 or 450 Holley & a 325-350 Rear Gear.
  3. Col Picard
    05-14-2013 06:00 PM - permalink
    Col Picard
    Col Flashman... Might I trouble you for comment on a couple of questions?

    I had a 76 F100 with a 300 in it. Solid engine but it was cold blooded (no heat and would not start in the cold). Otherwise great. Any ideas on what that issue might have been? I may search for a thread on it.

    More importantly, what kind of MPG do you get in your truck with the 300 in it?

    Thanks! I am contemplating building one and restoring an old truck.

    Col Picard
  4. wpnaes
    12-20-2011 09:35 PM - permalink
    Col. Flash, I can be there by 4pm this Thursday and stay until 8ish. Work ok for you?

  5. e william
    01-01-2011 11:31 PM - permalink
    e william
    Hi, I saw where you had posted that you had a trans id book...still have it? Would you mind looking something up? I have been given a FOM trans with plans on using it in my truck. It's a separate cast bell and gearbox. 9-7\8" gearbox(small case) and 17-1\2" tailshaft, no cooling lines and the only numbers left on the oval tag are stamped as follows (48473), the pan looks basically square. I am assuming this is a 51 to 55 model but is there anything else those numbers tell you?
    The other cost related issues are it needs a dip stick and filler tube, and the inner lever for shifting is broken off and spins freely around it's shaft, but I have found a truck bell for it? any thoughts are appreciated.
    thanks Ed (e william)
  6. texasyeti
    09-15-2009 12:35 AM - permalink
    Btw- Vernon is about 2.5 hours NW from the dfw area. Not too bad and if you are in the area give me a shout!
  7. texasyeti
    09-15-2009 12:31 AM - permalink
    Flash, thanks for the reply! Glad to hear my engine swap is not going to be huge deal. Was surprised not to see a ready-to-install frame mount kit but oh, well. I did just get a tranny the other day and was wondering if you have heard much about it. It's a 3 speed with OD and a floor shifter. PO called it a toploader clone and the case says "Orion" on it. Just wondering..... I do think I am kinda close to Vernon but will look. Then again, as big as this dang state is, a 6 hour drive is no biggie. Thanks for the help Flash!
  8. Jake59lighting
    09-02-2009 12:50 PM - permalink
    hey there , had a question about my 59 ford , any way u could inform me on my clutch size , when i look to order theres always 2 different sizes , thank you for your time
  9. texasyeti
    07-27-2009 10:31 PM - permalink

    I was told to get in touch with you about my 64f100. It was a 292 truck and had no motor when I got it. I would like to put a 300 6 in it and was wondering if you had any thoughts. Of course, no one makes a frame mount for this swap. Can I use the frame mounts for an L6 they did install in the 64 for the later 300? Help!
  10. Nedcampion
    02-09-2009 08:18 PM - permalink
    Hi Col.
    Which 9ft.bed do you have? I am interested email me at
    1960 4x4

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  • About Col Flashman
    Wrangler-Staff Political Officer-Thespian-Vol. 1st Response Medic
    La Verne, California
    Brandy, Bints & Song, M-100's, Antique Weapons, History & Horses
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Current Mileage
    25,000 - 49,999
    Miles per year
    10,000 - 14,999
    Mercury M-100 Pickup
    Engine type and displacement
    Inline 6 I6 312c.i.
    Tranny type
    60 foot time
    1/8 Mile ET
    1/8 Mile MPH
    1/4 Mile ET
    1/4 Mile MPH
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    Vermilion '58 Mercury M-100 HP 312 I-6 w/ HP C-4
    Blue '58 Mercury M-100 Panel 223 I-6 w/ M-O-M
    Black 1893 Henry Ford Quadra-Cycle (replica)
    My Replies Are Not Meant In An Offensive Way.... Ever, They Are Merely.... Straight Answers or Comments


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