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Old 07-08-2008, 09:03 AM
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powerband/shift points ford 300-6

now that i got a tach, i'm noticing where i actually shift.

it's a lot lower than expected. it looks like i'm shifting around 1700 rmps. I would have never guessed it was that low. does anyone know where the power band for this engine is?
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now that i got a tach, i'm noticing where i actually shift.

it's a lot lower than expected. it looks like i'm shifting around 1700 rmps. I would have never guessed it was that low. does anyone know where the power band for this engine is?
The 300 has, as long as I've known it, had its power down low. After it gets going, it doesnt have anything left.
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mine was about 1720.....i had the E40D. the 300 is a tourqe engine..not a speed demon. i loved it. I towed a Porch, fully assembled(not on wheels...skids) with it.
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I normally shift around 2200 with mine, but the ratios in my T18 are spaced WAY out. With a M5OD, I remember shifting before 2000 most of the time. If I was REALLY on it I might shift around 2500. There is a sharp drop-off in torque production after 3000 rpms. I've never run one over that except in my truck without overdrive. At 75, it's doing about 3100. Awful fast for a six. Since gas crossed the $3/gal mark I haven't driven it that fast - it costs too much!
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Even with a 4.11 gear ratio I can still shift before 2,000 if I want to. Transmission is an E4.

The 300 makes good power down low. You don't have to rev it up.

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Even with a 4.11 gear ratio I can still shift before 2,000 if I want to. Transmission is an E4.

The 300 makes good power down low. You don't have to rev it up.

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Yeah, if you keep going it poops out around 3200-3500 RPMs. I never shift above 2000 RPMs...
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Now I know the 300-6 is a good little engine, but I feel the folks that say they LOOOOOOOVE their 300 or talk reall big about them are kinda like the fat chick that says beauty is only skin deep...to make themselves feel better.
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Now I know the 300-6 is a good little engine, but I feel the folks that say they LOOOOOOOVE their 300 or talk reall big about them are kinda like the fat chick that says beauty is only skin deep...to make themselves feel better.
There is alot you can do with a 300-6. My cousin has an 89 4x4 with a 302, and I like the 300 TONS better.
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Ive only driven one of em and it wasnt for very long till the truck wouldnt start anymore. But it was a good motor seemed to have decent torque cause it chirped the tires cause I reved er up a bit to get goin.
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There is alot you can do with a 300-6. My cousin has an 89 4x4 with a 302, and I like the 300 TONS better.


I understand that...I know there is alot that can be done, but geez what kinda money are we talkin. I remember a reputable guy at the other site that spent upwards of 15k on his 300 that he coulda easily spent 5k or less on to get the same results from a SB, BB or a 335. And I know that guy and I had the same power ratings (different rpm range) and I only have 3k into mine. It is what it is and everyone has their preferences and like to be unique in their own way. I guess 300's just aren't my thing and it's kinda funny when guys go on and on about what a monster their stock straight 6 is.
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