> I agree with Larry Zink on the bad gas mileage and valve burning issues.
>Warped heads are common too. I get better gas mileage in my F250 with a 460
>V8 in it than I did in my F150 with the 300 - 6, and passing people is no
>longer an issue!! (^;
> Get one with 350/351 and you're better off in the long run.
Only problem with that is that I have an F-250 with a 460 and a friend
has an F-250 with a 351 and I still get better mileage. And I can tow
more. The other thing is that I get the almost the same mileage loaded
or empty, but my friends truck gets much worse mileage when loaded, I
guess that smaller engine strains a little more under load.
By the way, the recent thread on engine longevity? My 1974 F-250, 460
powered, has 298,000 miles on it. The only time the valve covers have
been off was to replace the gasket.
If all your gonna tow is an LBC on a light-weight trailer, the 300-6 will
do fairly well, might have to stay in the right lane on some hills though.
A heavy trailer or a larger car on the trailer may find you exploring the
limits of the 300-6 at highway speeds, even on the flats.
Darrell Leach, KD6LRC DM-15, Ridgecrest, Ca
1962 TR-4 (CT5368LO) Everyday
1962 TR-4 (CT13108L)
1965 Spitfire Mk 2
1967 Spitfire Mk 3 In work, lots of 1500 stuff
Keeper of the TR-4 List, Version 2.0 availible.