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Post  512Fairlane on Sun 25 Dec - 0:32

OK I know this isn't a big block Ford and it does involve some parts from a brand-x vehicle but I think some of you will appreciate the back yard engineering involved. Dad is adding a LS1 Chebbie head to his 300 Ford six. He cut one cyliinder off each head and epoxied the two heads together. He is building his own steel sheet metal manifold for 3 Holley two barrels along with some 1 3/4 to 1 7/8 step headers. He has about $300.00 bucks in his aluminum head so far.

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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  res0rli9 on Sun 25 Dec - 1:02

Ive seen that done with Boss 302 heads back in late 60s early 70s

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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  schmitty on Sun 25 Dec - 9:03

Cool project, true hot rod spirit there. cheers Not to be too nit picky, but it doesn't look like the valve cover fits quite right. Laughing

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Post  Curt on Sun 25 Dec - 9:12

schmitty wrote:Cool project, true hot rod spirit there. cheers Not to be too nit picky, but it doesn't look like the valve cover fits quite right. Laughing

I'm with Rob on this! My engine builders would have a fit if the oil got dirty! Laughing



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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  512Fairlane on Sun 25 Dec - 9:20

schmitty wrote:Cool project, true hot rod spirit there. cheers Not to be too nit picky, but it doesn't look like the valve cover fits quite right. Laughing

Yeah he's still trying to find the best way to stretch those covers. They have to be the ugliest valve covers ever made.

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Post  '65 T-BOLT on Sun 25 Dec - 10:38

pure hotrod ingenuity !!! I wish your dad was my dad!

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Post  jbozzelle on Sun 25 Dec - 16:30

Sweet. Pure hot ridding there. Will he weld the heads together?

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Post  512Fairlane on Sun 25 Dec - 18:17

jbozzelle wrote:Sweet. Pure hot ridding there. Will he weld the heads together?

No he had the heads machined after they were cut. Then he epoxied in some aluminum plates to seal the water jackets off between the heads. He drilled a couple of holes in the plate on each head for water to travel between the two halves. This left a large surface area to epoxy together. They are stuck together very well. The epoxy is a high temp. type so I guess it will work. We'll find out.

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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  bbf-falcon on Mon 26 Dec - 20:51

Interesting read.
http://www.maverick.to/mmb/showthread.php?t=31791&highlight=preperation&page=4

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Post  512Fairlane on Sun 12 Feb - 22:03

Made it out to the old man's today to check progress. It's coming along. Here are some pics of the headers and start of the intake.

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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  dfree383 on Sun 12 Feb - 23:00

Way cool project.

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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on Mon 13 Feb - 8:05

Definitely cool !

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Ford 300 6 with LS1 Head

Post  512Fairlane on Sat 1 Feb - 0:43

I realized I never finished this post. Dad did get the hybrid 300 6 with ls1 head running and it made it down the track. He battled some issues at first that turned out to be totally unrelated to the swap. He couldn't get it to pull over 5000 RPM. We thought we had something wrong with the combo but it turned out the MSD 2 step had quit working. Also had some water sealing problems with the seal between the two heads. He had a few valvetrain issues but we think we have all of that worked out. Currently the head is back off to address the sealing problems. The Ford head is back on it now but we hope to get this head back on. If nothing else it looks freakin' awesome.

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Re: Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  61coon on Sat 1 Feb - 7:50

Very cool project!!! Can't say I've ever seen that done before. Hopefully he'll get the sealing problem fixed. I like it man!!! Cool 

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Post  bbf-falcon on Sat 1 Feb - 7:54

Cool Very Happy 

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