I've got a 67 short step side w/ a 300 inline , never had much power, But I would like to rebuild it ,And I was wondering if any body had any suggestions on how to get more power out of this motor? I'm running the 3speed it came with its all origanal ,rebuilt trans about 6 years ago. Would like to put a automatic in it " what would fit?" and just drive it ,SHE has worked all her life "its time for her to have some fun" . Any links, advice, or just comments would be appreciated. "Unless its about my spelling" Thanks for reading; and if I'm in the wrong place, please point me in the right direction.
I t depends on what you want to d o with it and how much you want to spend on it. Anyway, you cou;ld do a port job on the heads and get a good cam. Also make sure youve got a decent exhaust and she gets enough air.
Hay thanks 4 ansewering ,I just want to drive the heck out of her .Its still got that old 1 throat carb, bigger valves ?....how big.? what ,new 1 barrel carb can I up date 2? , ..what cam ......don't want 2 go to wild, just want her to have a little kick! ...not taking her to the strip or anything, If I wanted that, I'd DrOp A 351 W In WiTh The Clev HeAdS ,& BlOw EvErYBoDy AwAy!!!!!!................................anyway......."calm".....breath......"calm........breath... ..........OK. I just want to keep it simple, 300w/ auto. I'm going to find or make the exaust, duel pipe from the manifold. I'm just not up on the 300s, whats out there ,and where? & how about the trans , what will bolt up, w/o a kit?
well old 67 i am not sure where your truck fits in so i am saying this post is fine here !
also this thing is before my time but the 300 I6 is a real strong motor it just probably has seen better days.
thats a tough call on the dual exhaust because with some engines you will actually lose hp with little or no back pressure and that motor isnt real high dispacement.
things that are for certain are a good high flow air filter and deffinetly a bigger better cam and i would look to convert to a 2 barrel carb .
that would probably supply more air than the heads could flow anyway, stock heads are fairly restictive but you are talking about a 67 when they actually made a few hp from the factory.
compcams.com has a nice cam for fords and they have a 260 H grind that would work nice in your 300 the part number is 66-237-4 check it out on their site.
as for the tranny i am thinking they are the same bell housing as a small block V8 but dont take my word for that check it out elsewhere for sure.
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
Hay guys thanks , I'm go'in there now, any other forums I need to check out? maybe with some old farts, that have messed with this old 300 before? I guess I should have told you guys I'm really kind of new to this computer "thang" ,still kind of fum-buling around, feeling my way. Anyway thanks again 4 your help :s6: "I'll be back if I can find my way"
man you guys are helpful!!!........Ya I got the tools, and books , I was just lookin for some help, With the upgrading of the thing . Thats cool thou- If 'n I was new 2 thA Hole pRa-cess You guys would'A hElp-t , "Thats really " cool, I'v built a few in my time " not the best mind you- I'v screwed up some stuff 2- BUT, I've slung a little perm-a-tex in my day" From both! companys, the other "I shall not speak,ith thy name". Hay, just out of couriosaty what would a "1979 full size BroncO w/ a 351 modifid & C-4 ,52k on the motor, be worth now-and-days ,body is fair ,usual rust/ ballpark?" just wondering . I type in the search" 300 ford upgrade " and nothing comes up? how can I find if they even make headers, And a modifid intake ? ........Before I start slicing up tubing? Is this the only place for ford guys? I know somebody out there is trying to hop-up this 300, I just don't have the knowing to find em' I know I should get a V-8, but I hate to wast a good motor! Hay thanks again for reading, I think I did more rambiling than any thing.
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