• As usual, the e-i-c was the one who was 'slanted' while typing this. Rest assured he knows that Chrysler's take on inline sixes was a bit slanted but knows that Ford took a straight forward approach.
      As the previous owner of an F-100 with 300 cid 6 and a 4 speed on the floor, the basic Ford powertrain is a great way to go for cheap operation and easy maintenance. You can pretty much climb under the hood and close it while working on the engine.

    • I complain more about "Hemis" in modern Fiat-Chrysler products. As far as I know, none of them has a hemispherical combustion chamber. I love telling people at car shows that my Citroen 2CV has a Hemi (and at least it's true!).

  • I wonder if the seller has an application process or palm reader to tell who is the right person to sell to?
    Buying an old truck is tougher than I would imagine. What Carhartts should I wear, WD40 or ATF behind the ear, Bud, Coors, or Miller?

  • I once had a f100 with the 300 six. Plenty of room to stand or sit on the inner fender in the engine room. Shady on hot days, dry on rainy days. Got if for free because it had a blown head gasket and the bearings were shot in the u joint. Gave it an “art car” paint job and drove it in NYC. T-boned a cab that swerved in front of me (and a cop) to pick up a fare , and from then on cabs wouldn’t get within ten feet of me. Made Manhattan traffic super easy to get through.

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