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Old 10-04-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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ford 4.9/300 inline 6? for trucks?

I love my 4.2 v6 mustang, but it's simply not fast enough and It doesn't have that sound I think a mustang should have.
Trucks in my area seem to be more popular and a lot cheaper than old school muscle cars.
I found a 1992 bronco with a 4.9 inline 6, It seems people prefer these engines more than the 5.0 V8. Some even said the 5.0 is the "economy" engine for the f150/bronco.
I can get a 5.0 that was running before the truck was flipped, for free.
I might just keep the 4.9 and just grab the V8 engine mounts and save up for a 351w if the 4.9 is better than the 5.0.
I plan on turning the bronco into a off roader, so top speed and acceleration arn't needed.

I know this isn't a truck forum, but i'm hoping some people here might have some good info the engines.

I could try and build a nice low budget, high torque 351w.
Or maybe a 4.9 turbo project... It already makes monster torque.
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The 300 is a pretty indestructible motor.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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indestructible and it makes max torque at 2000 rpms.

I could try and convert it to MAF and OBD II by ordering all the parts a 1996 4.9L has. Then I could just buy a tuner.

A whole cam kit for the engine is a little over $300 for the whole engine. Which is pretty cheap. For my V6 its close to the same price just for the cam.

I can probably order it through oreilys and get a my employee discount.
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I heard those motors and a led block
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I had a 300-6 in an old Bronco. Was out offroading in it one night when the engine let go. A rod went through the side of the block. It was our fault, we threw the engine together in a few hours, totally not sober and ended up with a few left over parts. We drove it another 40 minutes through some nasty mud and several near vertical hills before we got back to a safe place where we could tow it back to camp.

I don't think any other engine could have done that. Simply amazing.

I replaced that 300 with a 351C with a bit of stuff done to it, and it wasn't anything close to what that 300 was off-road. Sold the 351, got another 300-6, installed it and then sold the Bronco.
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Ha guess i was wrong
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Damn, I really just want a 300 inline now.
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Notice how this goes against EVERYTHING most people say on these forums.. People preferring a 6 over an 8
What is this black magic XD
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Well its only a 2 cubic inch difference. So the 6 cylinder has a lot more torque and at a lower rpm.
V8's still win in speed though.
A straight six is also the most durable engine type. That's why most BIG diesels use it.
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Well its only a 2 cubic inch difference. So the 6 cylinder has a lot more torque and at a lower rpm. V8's still win in speed though. A straight six is also the most durable engine type. That's why most BIG diesels use it.
I've had 2, one with 470k miles on stock motor, other one we turn up a little and used it as a mud truck loved it.. But getting it in a stang might be interesting..
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Build one, adapt it to MAF, and boost it! Straight sixes are naturally better balanced. I've heard of a lot of guys boosting the 200 6s in early Mustangs..
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