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Old 09-24-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm wanting to swap my 300-6cyl. to a V-8. This is a 1993 F-150 reg. cab short bed with the Mazda 5-speed. Whats involved in adapting a 351 Windsor or 460 to this tranny? Will this tranny hold up? Please help.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Why that 300 I6 is bullet proof. There is a ton of after market for it. You can easily get 400+ hp without alot of money.
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really?!?!...400hp out of the 300 I-6!?!?...woah...point me towards THOSE parts and options...WOW!!!

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Why that 300 I6 is bullet proof. There is a ton of after market for it. You can easily get 400+ hp without alot of money.
I wana see!
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+100000000 please show me where I can get 400hp out of the inline!
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Even FI I have yet to see a "cheap" and 400 horse 300
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Lol well cheap and fi don't come in mind to me unless someone comes up good on some cheap parts. Now this is interesting! I wana see a wicked powerful I6
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Hello, I'm wanting to swap my 300-6cyl. to a V-8. This is a 1993 F-150 reg. cab short bed with the Mazda 5-speed. Whats involved in adapting a 351 Windsor or 460 to this tranny? Will this tranny hold up? Please help.
Theres no way that tranny will hold up to either of those engines.
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Theres no way that tranny will hold up to either of those engines.
Sure it will. Considering that Ford put the M5R2 behind the 351 in Broncos and F150's. There are also guys who run an easy 500 horse through them in their T-Birds. The only difference between a T-bird M5R2 and a F150 M5R2 is the synchros are a little different.

Now a 400hp seems a little high to me but Ford ran the engine for nearly 50 years so I could see that level of performance being out there.
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