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Ford 300 LS1-6

Post  512Fairlane on December 25th 2011, 1:32 am

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 December 25th 2011, 2:02 am

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 December 25th 2011, 10:03 am

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 December 25th 2011, 10:12 am

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 December 25th 2011, 10:20 am

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 December 25th 2011, 11:38 am

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

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Post  jbozzelle on December 25th 2011, 5:30 pm

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

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Post  512Fairlane on December 25th 2011, 7:17 pm

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 December 26th 2011, 9:51 pm

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

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Post  512Fairlane on February 12th 2012, 11:03 pm

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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Post  dfree383 on February 13th 2012, 12:00 am

Way cool project.

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Post  83-88T-Bird Guy on February 13th 2012, 9:05 am

Definitely cool !

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Ford 300 6 with LS1 Head

Post  512Fairlane on February 1st 2014, 1:43 am

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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Post  61coon on February 1st 2014, 8:50 am

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 February 1st 2014, 8:54 am

Cool Very Happy 

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