stupid Fords - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default stupid Fords

Well, as many of you know, my uncle'* WRX is on it'* way out the door. He decided he wanted an old truck, so he bought a 1967 Ford shortbox from a friend of ours. It has a 240ci inline 6 cyl. We had to change the timing gear on it. Stupid fiber gears. We busted the fiber off and tried prying the metal off b/c the fiber was old and brittle. After about 5 hours we got it off after heating it up with an Oxy-Acetelyne torch. He'* going over tonight to button everything up and he'* supposed to bring it over here. I'll try and get pics up for y'all. I think you'll like it, I do, and I despise Fords!
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 07:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,295
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MyLittleBlackBird is on a distinguished road
Default

He could upgrade to a newer 300CI L6. Those were pretty stout little motors.
MyLittleBlackBird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

He'* going to a 302 in the future.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sqela is on a distinguished road
Default Re: stupid Fords

Quote:
Originally Posted by ga93sle
I despise Fords!
and this is coming from a boy who wraps his head in tape???
Name:  000_0929.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  83.8 KB
sqela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

lmao, I forgot all about that, lmao
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1995BvSSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, in the poor car'* defense, you are talking 1967. I mean, really, give the thing a break!
1995BvSSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:52 PM   #7
PopaDopaDo
True Car Nut
 
popatim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 4,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
popatim is on a distinguished road
Default

Bypass the 302 and stick with either the 300-I6 or the 351-v8. The 300 has more torque than the 302 to move that heavy truck and the 351 will have more aftermarket upgrades available.
popatim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2006, 07:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by popatim
Bypass the 302 and stick with either the 300-I6 or the 351-v8. The 300 has more torque than the 302 to move that heavy truck and the 351 will have more aftermarket upgrades available.
Definitely in agreement here. The 300ci I6 is simply the best truck motor Ford ever built. It ain't fast, it revs like a diesel, and it shakes like crazy above 4000RPM(no balancer on an unbalanced crank), but if you drive it like a diesel(shift at 3K-4k RPM) it can haul anything. Also the aftermarket is offering more and more aftermarket for these motors now, including everything from harmonic balancers to turbo kits for balanced motors. If you go with the later EFI version, I believe someone is now offering chips for the computer.
And the 351 is also a good choice, especially since there is some aftermarket out there aimed more at the truck side of the market.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2006, 08:57 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
93-SSE is on a distinguished road
Default

drop a big block in it....like a 390 or 427 or 428 or 429

if you dont trust FE motors then drop a 351M in 'er
93-SSE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stupid, stupid, stupid... petraman Lounge 19 01-29-2008 11:51 PM
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! BonnieBrougham Lounge 13 04-28-2006 01:00 AM
Damn Fords BonneMan95SE Lounge 8 12-18-2003 12:08 PM
Never buy a Pontiac...only buy Fords (RANT) Buggie General GM Chat 17 08-20-2003 08:23 PM
Fords really do suck. TDI winners anounced. Azwed Lounge 3 03-03-2003 09:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:39 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.