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straight 6 ford Gasser

Howdy yall, we've just got a 96 F-150 with the 300 straight 6, and five speed. truck is pretty good, has good tires on it. its got 177k miles on it. is there anything i should watch out for? Does anyone know if there is anything i can do to up the ante on it a bit, or is it a dog?

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Its a dog. It was created to be a dog. It will always be a dog. At 177 on the clock you got it with about probably another 200k to go. Just change the oil. Or don't with that engine it really doesn't matter. Just whisper sweet nothings into the air filter and you will just keep going and going and going.
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Two of the best trucks I have owned have been half-ton 300 I6's. Specifically 81 4wd reg cab LB W/np205, 9 inch rear, and 4 spd manual w/granny low, 2nd favorite...96 model, same truck, just fuel injected, 5 spd manual B&W tranny and transfer case.

In my experience the weak spots on the 92-96 models are the 8.8 rear end, synchronizers on the tranny, and exhaust leaks on the emission system (can't think of the name of the part). Performance...what you see is what you get, it is slow. The upside is my trucks did not seem overly burdened by running 35's with the original gearing...I think 3.55's. If you want fast buy something else, I loved these truck for what they trucks and dang near bullet proof.
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there is a little something you can do in the way of percormance 351 rollers and rockers fit on the 300 but its not really worth it just keep it goin they will run forever its a great motor and should last you a great while longer
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my uncle tony has a 351 and a 302 he told me i could buy off of him. he wants 350 bucks for the 302, its running and has a few mods done to it. i dont think the stock 5 speed will handle it though. someone mentioned boltin up a Tremec T-5 and it would be able to handle either motor. its just gunna need different motor mounts.

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