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Condor F1
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Introductions

Post #1 by Condor F1 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:38 am

Hi, I just signed up! I'm new to the site, I've been looking at it for awhile and decided to join.
I own a 1995 f150 with a 4.9 6 which has 260,000 miles on it. It's starting to slowly fade after 20+ years of service.
So now I'm in the process of building a new "old" truck. It's going to be a 51 F1. But instead of running the typical Chevy
or Ford V8 I will be using a 300. The motor is already being built with numerous modifications. I'll post the specs later.
I'm also looking for a custom side cover. Right now I'm in contact with a couple of people interested in making it but
the cost is high. If other people are interested we could put it into production and be able to make it more affordable.
I've seen earlier post regarding the same type of product but the site is no longer available. Let me know if anyone is interested.
Thanks!

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Re: Introductions

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:21 am

Welcome to the Ford Six site Condor F1, that 51 sounds like a great project build. So be sure to also post about it in the big six forum were more site members will see it. Good luck on your build :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

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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66200i6 Retired and back at it!

Post #3 by 66200i6 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:32 pm

So, work got in the way. Not even sure when my last post was, 7 years or so? Long story short, fed up with politics, had the opportunity to retire and took it (March of 2015). Since then we have been planning our retirement place. So we built the shop first with an apartment. So I have a place to work with space.

So, next is fixing those doggone brakes. They have never worked properly.

See you in the forum.
Ric Tucker
63' 2 Door 200 I6 (NEW)
66' Coupe 200 I6
66' F250 Camper Special
71' F100 Sport Custom

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Re: Introductions

Post #4 by gmcgruther » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:21 am

Hi y'all. I'm just now getting into the inline 6' s. I have built many V8's in my time. Anything ranging from 500 Hp to 1000 hp. Its a challenge in away but nothing like the sweet challenge I set my goal for. It might be a pipe dream but hey? Its worth a shot. I wanna do a stroker 300 with very high compression (14.5:1-14.75:1) very well ported head and all the good parts I can think of. At this moment I'm researching the daylights out of the 300. I'm looking for a good cylinder head to start out with. Thank you for allowing me to join. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Introductions

Post #5 by 85300l6 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:29 am

Hi ive got a 85 300 ive replaced:
many oil changes and lots of seafoam lol
the battery
power steering pump
2 core all aluminum radiator
alternator
ECM
MAP sensor
distributor w/ tfi module.
both condensors and ignition coil
plug and wires
idle speed control motor
new choke
carter yfa 1 bbl
fuel pump and several more crappy water pumps and thermostats
had the head hot tanked/magna fluxed
brand new stock valve train installed by redhead machines.
new pushrods and lifters
and somehow somewhere I'm still having issues..
for whatever reason I cant stop bending plugs they look really good and they've never fouled on me but they continually bend no matter what brand I buy when the head was machined i wa told the deck warpage limit was within the limit and wasn't planed so I don't think the pistons hitting the plugs truck idles fine but when I put it in gear it still bucks and runs like crap back fires out of the carb sometimes ive checked transfer case and tranny driveline and rear end none of them seem to be the issue. and before you say anything you should know that I'm 110% positive my timing is dead on also i replaced the plugs again and ran a compression test and it was 110 on 5 of 6 cylinders number 5 cylinder was 115 i cant seem to find what the stock compression values should be and if this mean i need new rings or bottom end potentially? also theres a lot more here that ive replaced and if u have more questions i can give you part numbers

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Re: Introductions

Post #6 by HopinHerl » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:16 am

Hello all, I’ve been reading these forums for a while but just signed up. I have a 1968 Bronco that I thought had a 170 in it. Turns out after numerous engine problems and reading these forums, I have a 200 block with a 144 head. No wonder this thing was a slug. The debate is still in the air to swap the motor for something else (maybe the new Cummins R2.8). I may keep the motor to learn on and eventually drop it in an old Falcon. I’m on the market for a 250 head if anyone knows where I can find one. Thanks for the add.

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Re: Introductions

Post #7 by bubba22349 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:40 pm

:shock: :wow: don't think this has happened before but each of you ("the last four posts") should have made your own seperate post topic introducing yourselves, but here goes, a Big Welcome to one and all to the Best Ford Six Site!

Good luck on all your projects and be sure that you make your posts in the correct engine and or car forums where many more site members will see them and can help in answering your questions, this also documents your builds, and your progress. Good luck everyone! :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

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: Introductions

Post #8 by bubba22349 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:37 pm

Hi 85300I6, I moved your post into the 240 / 300 big six forum that was posted in the wrong place "forum issues", is forum section is only for problems with opperations of the web site itself. This was also done so more of site members will see it, (see below for a direct link), it's already gotten several responses, Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

I could really use some help plz.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77672
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

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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