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new engine power episode with the 300

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new engine power episode with the 300

Post #1 by JPierce » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:43 pm

On my TV I get the 'Engine Power' series which is part of Powernation TV. Last night I was surprised to see a new episode (season 7 episode 14) where they bought a Ford industrial 300 for there latest performance build. They dyno'd the engine in stock form and got about 83 HP. I was hoping they would tear it apart on this episode to see if it had a steel crank but will have to wait for the next installment of this build.

In their first season they built another 300. You can see the older videos on their website but they won't let you see the latest videos including the industrial 300 above unless you join . Click on the link below to see the season 1 vidoes of the 300. The is a part 1 and part 2. Make sure you turn off your add blocker or the videos won't work.

https://www.powernationtv.com/episode/EP2014-03/part-1-building-an-old-skool-six

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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #2 by 68Flareside240 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:20 pm

I have been debating subscribing to Motortrend on demand. This may make me do it. Enjoy their shows.

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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #3 by Sevensecondsuv » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:50 pm

Things were going so good until they didn't do any porting/polishing and stuck the dual port intake on there. Could have made significantly more power. Can't have a six intruding on small block territory though!

Also the flattop pistons. Either the quench was huge or that thing was pushing 10.5:1 static compression.

And what rockers were those? They said something about them being Comp but they didn't say if they were advertised for the Ford 300 or a different engine....

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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #4 by BigBlue94 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:38 pm

My pops recorded it for me, but I assumed it was the old one. Now ill have to check it out for sure
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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #5 by pmuller9 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:44 pm

Sevensecondsuv wrote:Things were going so good until they didn't do any porting/polishing and stuck the dual port intake on there. Could have made significantly more power. Can't have a six intruding on small block territory though!

Also the flattop pistons. Either the quench was huge or that thing was pushing 10.5:1 static compression.

And what rockers were those? They said something about them being Comp but they didn't say if they were advertised for the Ford 300 or a different engine....


The flat top pistons were Sil-O-lite 1147 240/300 pistons that sit .200" down the hole when used in a 300 six.
The blocked was decked a little which made the static compression around 7.6:1

The rockers looked like old BBC 1.6 ratio roller rockers that are no longer available.

It's no wonder that the engine barely made over 200 horsepower

What's interesting is that the HV oil pump they used didn't have interference issues with the ARP main studs.

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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #6 by Sevensecondsuv » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:12 am

pmuller9 wrote:The flat top pistons were Sil-O-lite 1147 240/300 pistons that sit .200" down the hole when used in a 300 six.
The blocked was decked a little which made the static compression around 7.6:1


.200" in the hole? I can't believe the shop owner let them put it together like that. He appeared to know what he was doing on that 408 Clevor. Those 300 pistons were straight up malpractice!

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Re: new engine power episode with the 300

Post #7 by Firepower354 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:20 pm

UEM site lists them as for 240/300, as some HD apps used them, I guess.
The build was a few years ago, edited and rehashed.
Note the pistons just as they put the head on.
*Hint, they're not what they started with.
The DP and lack of head work were a huge letdown, after some of the other goodies/product placements.
It gets 10MPG, but goes up to 14 if I lie.

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