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lal357 08-25-2002 10:10 PM

I-6 300 hp/torque
i had a guy at my hunting club ride with (we were clearing roads) and we had stopped on this steep hill to clear some fallen trees
well as i took back off he noticed how the bronco just picked right back up the hill and he asked me what i had under the hood when i told he asked how much horsepower/torque it put out i told him i dont know cuz i dont which brings me to my ? how much does a stock 1980 inline 6 1bbl put out

**DONOTDELETE** 08-26-2002 08:17 AM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque
If I remember correctly, its about 120 horsepower at 3500 rpm and 250 ft. lbs. of torque at 1500 rpm. I'll check my Chiltons tonight as it has a nice little section with all the power ratings up to 1986.

**DONOTDELETE** 08-26-2002 10:27 AM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque
I HOPE it has that much HP and torque... I thought I remembered the stock HP being closer to 100, but it probably is the 120 figure.

If you haven't already the folks over at have a forum on the 300 6. Not too many Broncos over there, though.

**DONOTDELETE** 08-26-2002 10:54 AM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque
The carbed ones were down around 100. 120 was the book figure for the FI engines. Torque comes on strong at about 1500-1600 RPM. Good stump pullers. is an excellent site for 6 information.

lal357 08-26-2002 04:19 PM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque
thanks ya'll guess i just never really thought about how much it put out i just know it goes where i want it to and when i want it to
they just didnt believe me when i told him what i had in it we had 5 adults 1 kid chainsaws,axes,machetties and then my chains and crap i keep in it

**DONOTDELETE** 08-31-2002 04:50 PM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque

Sorry it took so long but here are the numbers:

80-81 300-1 bbl.: 117hp @ 3000, 243 ft. lbs. @ 1600

82 300-1 bbl.: 123hp @ 3000, 257 ft. lbs. @ 1600

83-86 300-1 bbl.: 120hp @ 3200, 251 ft. lbs. @ 1600

lal357 08-31-2002 07:28 PM

Re: I-6 300 hp/torque
no problem map85 i made a beleiver out of some of them today went up some hunting trails that guys in v-8's got stuck in last year they dont under stand that sometimes its not how much horsepwoer ya have but how you are geared and what size/type of tire you run you can have 500 hp but if you put on street tires it wont do you any good in mud,deep rutsand creek beds

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