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Old 02-03-2006, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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300 inline dimensions

How big is the 300 compared to a 302? Will the 300 fit in a bronco II? What bolt pattern is the bellhousing (will an AOD bolt to it)?

Correct me if I am wrong, but:
the 300 will have a better torque curve(espcecially with an auto) for crawling.
It should get better milage than a 302 for normal driving.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 302 will have better gas milage and more horse power and the 300/6 will have more tourke and less gas milage and also weighs more.I would use the 300/6 for crawling due to longevity and tourke.And if you have an aod with a small block bell pattern than it will bolt to a 300/6.It should fit in a B2.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would have thought that with more low end torque it would get the better gas milage.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i definatly would not consider the 300 to be good on gas but aside from that it is impressive everywhere else.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the 300 is going to be a bit of a challenge in a b2, check out this explorer 302 conversion:http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...37#post1113937
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Heres a quote from Wanderer(he did it in a ranger):

I used an EFI so the firewall was cut to fit and a doghouse built like Vans use..but a carb'd 6 with the radiator moved 2in forward would fit without too much trouble...it was sweet!!..torque MONSTER!!! and easy to work on..tons of room to the sides..

I used the stock ranger mounts..ground the guide pin off the pass side..drilled out the stock I6 mounts and dropped it in...little hammering on the oil pan and firewall top then it fit like a glove..another buddy of mine did it with a carb'd 6 but discovered when he started moving the firewall back with a hammer that rust had eaten the body off his truck..so he scrapped the body and found a deal on another truck with a good motor...

I did the 4.9 M5od 1356 and everything but the t-case shifter lined up to the ranger body..I had to chop into the floor to make an access hole for the t-case..but no big deal there...
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My dad has a 302 and I have a 300-6 I get way better gas milage than he dose. I've also have a manual though. If you were to get the manual 4 speed with granny low then I would consider it but with a manual I don't know.
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My dad's 96 F150 4x4with the M5OD gets 23 hwy mpg @ 65, but he does drive like a senior citizen.
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efi 6's are a goofy motor... some make decent power, some are gutless..
Some get ok mileage, some get shitty mileage.. and there seems to be no connection between the power and mileage.

I've had two in my F-250, the first had "ok" power, the second is a dog, both had similar mileage, around 15-16 or so.
However, I've seen ALOT more that get around the 10mpg mark than the 20 mark.. Where as a old 1bbl motor makes a solid upper teens in WORST case scenerio in my expirances.. The old 1bbl ones always seemed to have more power too..

As for the size, I think your alot better off just doing a 302, or even better, a 351W. The 302 fits in a BII just soooo nice, and the power/weight balance on them is reallly nice. I still miss mine..
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Well, I am back to thinking I will get a fullsize bronco. From what I have read and researched the 351w will be the better choice.

Do you think an injected 351w stroked to 393(AOD) will get 15 mpg on the freeway?
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Well, I am back to thinking I will get a fullsize bronco. From what I have read and researched the 351w will be the better choice.

Do you think an injected 351w stroked to 393(AOD) will get 15 mpg on the freeway?

its all in the tune.. and whats around the motor... and whats in it..
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Heres a quote from Wanderer(he did it in a ranger):

I used an EFI so the firewall was cut to fit and a doghouse built like Vans use..but a carb'd 6 with the radiator moved 2in forward would fit without too much trouble...it was sweet!!..torque MONSTER!!! and easy to work on..tons of room to the sides..

I used the stock ranger mounts..ground the guide pin off the pass side..drilled out the stock I6 mounts and dropped it in...little hammering on the oil pan and firewall top then it fit like a glove..another buddy of mine did it with a carb'd 6 but discovered when he started moving the firewall back with a hammer that rust had eaten the body off his truck..so he scrapped the body and found a deal on another truck with a good motor...

I did the 4.9 M5od 1356 and everything but the t-case shifter lined up to the ranger body..I had to chop into the floor to make an access hole for the t-case..but no big deal there...
yep...thats correct...they will fit..its not a "direct swap" but it will fit...and ALOT easier to work on it than the 302 that USED to be in that truck..
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