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a red diamond in a pick up

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a red diamond in a pick up

Post #1 by sdiesel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:26 pm

a 450 IHC RD
repurposed into a ....pickup?
never heard of such a thing , have u??
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #2 by sdiesel » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:52 pm

as I can never leave well enough alone, not satisfied untill everything I own is reduced to shambles, I have searched and found the man responsible for some very fast red diamonds.
an authority, if u will.
when I told him what I wanted to do, there was a pause on the line, during such, any number of thoughts could have been running through his head.
Finally, in a slow drawl with a Lotta south in it , he said "I ain't never heard of someone doing that".
as if he were talking to a retard, or a fellow from a different language.
I still ain't sure if he thought me crazy, but the idea lit like fire to fuel.
now I really wanna do it. especially after our conversation.
especially if I'm the first damn fool to pull this off.
anyone wanna buy a huge stash of ford 300 stuff??!!
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #3 by Lazy JW » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:44 am

You're gonna need to beef up the front suspension a whole bunch :mrgreen:

I love it! :D :thumbup: :nod:
"The White OX" 1974 F-350 300-6, Stock single exhaust, Carter YF, T-18A, Dana70 w/4.11, Flatbed dually w/dump bed. "Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox" (Proverbs 14:4)
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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #4 by sdiesel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:33 pm

best educated guess on weight with factory manifolds is just under a 1000 pounds, about 800 is what a fellow who pulls with them guesses.
alot less with custom manifolds.

he think 800 a good working number
a 460 is about that
he say exhaust is 100 pounds
intake 60 front pulley 50 etc
40 pound flywheel
pistons are cast iron , heavy as heck.

all this can be lightened.

it's plausibly going in a tonner ford 4x4, should be ok on that.
which makes me comment that in order to try this , I will have a HUGE stash of 300 six stuff on the block......
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #5 by BIG 6 farmer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:01 pm

Funny to hear talk of this, kinda goes with an idea ive had for years... Make a fenderless Model A type Hot Rod, on a 1/2 ton Truck Chassis. Put in a IHC 450 or 500 six in it, with no Hood so all can see the Beast. People would flip, trying to figure out what it is...
83 F 150 SB 4x4 300 six NP 4speed - - 1950 IHC L162 (1&1/2 ton?) - 87 & 88 T-Bird Turbo Coupes - 2000 Triumph Tiger , 76 Honda GL 1000 , & other toys and parts (& junk) -

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #6 by sdiesel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm

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people's gonna flip when they hear this monster, especially with a turbo.
it's gonna rumble baby!.
501 c.i.d on turbo?
planning ahead here is how this might work.
build the turbo first, run it on an LPG Engine from a truck.
see if everything works.
when it does, ,,,tear down.
lighten rotating mass, dial in compression, order super light pistons, after head work, balance, eliminate balancer, lighten flywheel,

allison 6 speed with gm t case is bolt in.or on,
meziere water pump.
fords diesel radiator.
hei ignition,
dual 450 impco mixers to start.
custom manifold intake/exhaust. using tubes...
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a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #7 by BIG 6 farmer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Is the picture of your Engine ?.. Your build sounds interesting, and very fun. I know Stock rebuild parts for these Engines are almost gone. Obvious that type of build would use mostly custom made parts, and be very expensive... Oh but the Fun !!
83 F 150 SB 4x4 300 six NP 4speed - - 1950 IHC L162 (1&1/2 ton?) - 87 & 88 T-Bird Turbo Coupes - 2000 Triumph Tiger , 76 Honda GL 1000 , & other toys and parts (& junk) -

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #8 by bubba22349 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 pm

Looks like a fun project I used to maintain a Black Diamond for many years. An other big six I take care of and also operated was a 1957 Diamond T Reo it had a huge 590 cu. In. Hall Scott inline six on Propane, it was very powerful more torque than many newer Diesel engines. Good luck on your big Red project. :thumbup: :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Post #9 by sdiesel » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:59 pm

not mine at all.
that engine belongs to a farmer in kentucky who is a foremost authority and modifier of the RD.
that engine has 15 years competition never been opened up is pinched to 660 cube, snd cost, in that time about 15 k to build.
I can do one for comp. to the 300 in price.
except for pistons .
which are 850 a set.
really a quite cheap motor to build.
it's 39 inches long.
I dunno if it will fit in a truck.
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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