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Old 11-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i was just curious if anyone knows what the limitations of the straight 6 are. Has anyone seen a high performance 6. by hi po, i mean something pushed well beyond the stock cruiser engine(stroked, turbo, ect...) How much horsepower could reasonably be had from one. The reason i ask is because i have one collecting dust in the garage and i got to thinking about it. I think it would be pretty cool to pull up to a cruise night with a 300+ hp straight 6. Is it possible? Would be something different! Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2004, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-18-2004, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HI
Here's a great site where they do nothing but Ford 6's
head mods
log mods
headers
dule and tripple carb set up
these are the guys

http://fordsix.com/forum/viewforum.p...days=0&start=0

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The 300 CI sixes have very good potential.I have seen a couple at the drag strip with over 600 hp.These were pretty trick motors that used two boss 302 heads with the last cylinder chopped off of each to make two "3 cylinder" heads.These were then bolted on to make a 6 cylinder head.The biggest problem seemed to be keeping head gaskets in them but this was many years ago and I'm sure the technology is much better nowadays.I saw an all aluminium race head in the ford performance catalogue but it had no provision for coolant so it was strictly race.
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the quality of clifford performance i think is poor compared to mike at fordsixparts.com . go to fordsix.com become a member and you can learn alot. there is a guy with a 1963 falcon and a 200 ci inline 6 , stock internals running 12.84 with a t3 at 12 # of boost. there are people spraying with a 50 shot on stock motors. anything is possible. id start with a carb upgrade and an exhuast header with at least 2 in exhuast and a high flow muffler. that could give you about 25 hp off the bat. also get rid of the points and buy a pertronix. create a ram air setup. 1 hp for aprox 10 degrees difference. biggest thing is the breathing capabilities which are pretty bad on the stock inline. maybe go with a aussie head and a 4 barrel and a good strong rebuild with tempo pistons raise the CR. then when you get a good running setup install a turbo which isnt very hard. and you could run low 13s. maybe 12s
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Old 11-19-2004, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great info guys. Those are some good resources for this straight six project. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 11-19-2004, 02:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the beauty of the small ford six is that they are tough motors to kill, and with the right valve springs, you can turn 7k with a stock bottm end. try that with a stock V8. www.fordsixparts.com www.fordsix.com are both excellent websites to check out. at fordsix.com be sure to check out the tech section, including the part about jack adapting an aussie crossflow head to the american 200 block. very interesting.
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Old 11-19-2004, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, it's not a Ford product, but it is a 6 cylinder. My buddy's truck...
www.mighty6.com
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