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Old 06-06-2007, 08:17   #1 (permalink)
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I6 300??

I was looking for a new engine for my 71 torino and came across someone who had a 300 I6. and he said it would bold right in where my 250 was....but i thought the 300s where in trucks and broncos? would a 300 work in a torino?
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I was looking for a new engine for my 71 torino and came across someone who had a 300 I6. and he said it would bold right in where my 250 was....but i thought the 300s where in trucks and broncos? would a 300 work in a torino?
I think they use the V8 bell housing
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so it is possible?
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so it is possible?
Possibly - you'd have to work out whether the 300 was small enough to fit into the Torino engine bay - other than that it's just engine mounts, gearbox mounts and shifter/linkages and plumbing...

An Aussie 250 2V or Alloy Head Crossflow 4.1 would probably be a better option...
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i read somewhere that someone had a 300 in a 68 mustang and im pretty sure that a torino has more room under the hood than a mustang. plus there was already a i6 250 in there.
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While you can probably get a 300 to fit, it is not a direct swap for the 250. The blocks have nothing in common other than the # of cylinders; the 300 is actually related to the 240 I6 motor. Check out thefordsix forums for more information. And yes, there are several examples of squeezing a 300 into the passenger cars.

On a side note, are you getting rid of your 250? I actually signed up to the board because I'm looking for the motor mounts from a 250. Let me know if you have them for sale.

My '69 Falcon is based off a shortened version of the '69 Fairlane. The Fairlane had the 250, the Falcon a 200; I want to upgrade when I need a rebuild. (Coming soon, block is leaking like a sieve, tranny is slipping, etc.) The 250 has a major advantage over the 200: it has the SBF V8 bolt pattern for the bellhousing, which means tranny selection is vastly improved. But the 250 is taller and about 3/4" wider than the 200; and it uses a longer snout water pump which gives clearance issues with the radiator/fan. I already have the frame brackets from a '69 Fairlane 250, and they are shorter and set-back relative to my 200 frame brackets. I'm just looking for the missing pieces of the puzzle.

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