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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 06:35 PM
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So I have seen many pictures on inline sixes with the triple carb setup and I would love to do it to my car someday. I, unlike many other people, love my inline 6. I would just like some more get up and go. Where do you get this setup? does anyone sell a kit. I looked on ford sixes website and didnt see one. Also, it seems to me that this would make a drastic improvement from the stock one barrel. Am I right? I also looked at the 2 barrel adapter but that just looks dumb. Why have a 2 barrel carb if the manifold hole is still the sixe for a 1 barrel. Anyways, what is yalls opinion?

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less expensive), is the way to go, but don't expect anything in the seat of your pants. :-)

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With a 3-1V, upgrade cam, T5 5-speed, dual headers, front discs, Arning drop, and 1" front bar, it'd have the power of a mild V8, and the handling of a GT. A budget upgrade and still get good milege. And drive people nutz at cruise night.

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I quite like mine.

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I just got through with the restoration of the engine I was supplied with when I bought my T code. I ended up with a 302 and if you look at my gallery of "More photos of the coolest car in Australia" you'll see what I've been up to. I would have enjoyed the original 6 just as much. My brother is 12 years older than me so I remember well, how he used to take anything from any where and convert it into something it wasn't supposed to be. He raced cars on dirt and when he finished with one of his production sedans he placed the motor in a road car. I was a 225 slant 6 originally and he had gapped it for racing, bored to to its' third sleeve, placed triple carbs and extractors on it as well. The gearbox used to blow quite often with the torque it put out so watch out for that side of things as has already been mentioned. Everywhere we went people would come from everywhere to see what was under the bonnet. I think I can recall a sticker somewhere that said get in, sit down, Hold on and shut up. I was never ashamed to be in that car. The new owner, after he sold that car forgot to fill the 2nd radiator that was set up in the boot and blew the motor a week later, so pay mind to that as well.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I am just curious at this point about this and I will be doing research about it so I can one day do it to my car. As to the just get a V8 post, yes V8's are cool and powerful and everyone wants one. BUT everyone has one. thats all you see at shows nowadays. I love my I6. I will probably buy a few more I6's in the future. Not to say I dont want a big block mustang one day, because I certainly do. I am at the R&d stage right now. I want a fun car, and I feel like a built 6 with a T5 and some suspension upgrades would be fun as hell. Plus I can get a super nice 6 for a small fraction of the cost of a V8. I can have 2 6'sfor the cost of one V8. And two is always better than one when it comes to mustangs hahaha
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I started my journey on road of the lust for rust with a 53 Chevy pickup, so I did a bit of discovery on performance upgrades albeit for a brand x motor. And then there's these freaks: Ford Six Performance 200ci to 250ci Swap Notes
Yowza. Might just have to do that to the 60 Falcon Wagon provided I ever find one...

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Rolls, Mercedes, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Hudson Hornet, Chebby Stovebolt just a few that "struggled" with inline 6s with some success!!
As well as BMW.
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I quite like mine.

I love this. There is no way I would do a V8 swap in this car. I've always loved your sig and wanted to see that motor in your car. Not trying to thread-jack here, but do you have more pics? I'm sure everyone would love to see them.

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Thanks, there's more pics than anyone could want to see here:

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Here's a crummy video just after break-in, car is bloody loud:

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Falcon / Comet 6 cyl. performance parts - $600 (San Francisco)

Date: 2012-09-14, 9:18PM PDT
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These parts are for a 144-170-200 c.i. 6 cylinder engine in Falcon /Comet/ Mustang/ Maverick and Econoline. Includes cylinder head already machined for Offenhauser 3 carb intake, Offenhauser intake manifold, Clifford 6=8 aluminum valve cover, Mallory dual point distributor, exhaust header for dual exhaust, header gaskets and all bits and pieces for linkage, two different Clifford performance cams, solid lifters, pushrods, and extra length rocker adjusters. All parts except cylinder head are new and have never been used. Rare as a whole package. Would make a really cool set up plus the horsepower! $600.00 obo

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That's an OK deal for a bunch of parts, especially if you're not keen on cutting your own head for the Offy. Keep in mind that those lifters aren't hydraulic, so you'll likely want something different in your 200...

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Ford Six Performance Home/Index - good forum of 6 cylinder nuts. Great resource for asking questions on what you can do with the 6 cylinder. I'm there quite a bit myself while figuring out what to do with mine. The forum is specifically about 6 cylinder engines - there are car owners of all flavors there, and IIRC even a subforum for other brands. I go there for my inline 6 info and here for my general mustang stuff.

Classic Inlines Performance Parts - Home - these guys have picked the ball up regarding ford inline 6 performance. Clifford seems to have taken a back seat in recent years. Get the falcon 6 performance book from them as a first step. It's kind of pricey for what it is but it has a lot of information on what you can do to improve the engine, and have several stages of recommendations, mild/cheap to wild/expensive.

And no, I don't work for classicinlines, nor am I moderator on the forum.

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Hi Datac, i don't know u still looking at this if u do, i want to do some like what u had done to your, what i should buy N where. Thank you, my email,
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Well since I started with a V8, I had to go with 3x2's. Got off a friend so was cheap. LOVE the wow factor at a cruz.

FYI a 6V web site for general info.

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Upgrade the head to a later style. The 200 log head is very anemic and restrictive. Not to mention a pain because the manifold is cast with the head as one.

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