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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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questions on f-150 w/300 six

Hi everyone, I usually spend my time on the Jeep forums, my main off road vehicle, (currently a project) is a Jeep CJ-7. I'm in the process of looking for a winter truck, and came across a 1981 Ford F-150 4x4 with a 300 six and manual tranny. It is amazingly original and rust free! The owner said the mileage is original which is 77,000.. he's asking $2,000 for it. The six seems sound, valve cover is leaking like crazy, tires fairly new. Any look outs? Whats your thought on the durability of the six? Someone told me that was one of Fords best engines. This will be a city driver, light towing, back and forth to work. Thanks for the help! Rick
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Re: questions on f-150 w/300 six

that truck is a tank! same config my buddy's 81 bronco had and it was killer... I'd bring 1500 cash and drive it home [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: questions on f-150 w/300 six

I'd have to agree, Granny gear will take you anywhere. Point out the few things wrong and make offer!-Bob
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Re: questions on f-150 w/300 six

i've got a 80 bronco with the same set up and the low gear rocks i'm running 33's and have no problem slinging mud and hill climbing and tows my bass boat like its not even there as far as the engine goes mine has 198,000 miles on it and still hold 40 psi on the oil guage as far as mpg i run around 16 but the bronco is heavy so ya might get more .
i agree show him 1500 and see if he bites
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Re: questions on f-150 w/300 six

Ive got the exact same set-up in my 82' stepside <see my first post under nooby > I paid 1000 cash for it and man that 6 300 is awsome once again running 33's T-18 tranny 4 speed and IM happy as hell .. And with the lift if I can get a tire on it 1st low will climb it while you sit in your camp chair drinking a cold one watching it do so [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: questions on f-150 w/300 six

Seems you guys lke you 300's. I have 5.0 FI 2WD with a Borg Warner t18 or t19 4sp in it sitting in my driveway with a timing chain problem. I also have a 95 f150 4X4 with a 5spd that I just bought. I'm planning to remove the 2WD drive train for future needs in my 4X4 should I require them at some point, assuming it'll work out fine.

My question is what difference is there between the T18 and T19? How do I identify which one I have? Which one is better, if either? And finally, will either fit in my "95 with minor or major mods?
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