I am thinking of putting a 300 on a 68 Torino. Will it be able to pull the car which is heavy? What mods are required aside from the mounts? Has anyone done this, and what driveshaft did you use? I will use an A/T. Thanks.
I have put a lot of thought into this lately. I agree with you Stanley, the Torino deserves a V8. I think mine rightfully deserves a 390 w/ a Toploader being an S-Code car. No problem with small block V8s here. I have a couple of them. The problem is with the FEs! I have tried in vain to search for them here.
Don't worry the I6 300 can take care of the car's weight. The I6 guys guaranteed me that. Have you heard of Frenchtown Flyer? He put an I6 300 on a pick-up into the 9s!
Another reason I want to use the I6 300 is to save the V8s for my future projects. I'm planning to use the engines on smaller and lighter cars. Then, I'll smoke those Hondas w/ are currently ruling the streets here. It's has been somewhat of an obsession to blow their doors off. FORDS rule!!!
the ford 300 6 is a torque monster and will move your torino just fine and if you look you will find a ton of hotrod parts for them intakes cams ignitions all fairly common. these motors will compete with small V8s with no problem. we had a guy who ran circle track modified with one and ran up front against the chevy 355s and 368s and ford 358s and 362s it was an impressive site. the mounts will probably hav to be modified from truck mounts