Ford 300 6-Cylinder Timing Specs

by Manny Jeter

The Ford 300 is an in-line, six-cylinder engine. The small-block engine was released by Ford in 1965 on the F series pickup truck. Its last year of use was 1996; then it was replaced by larger eight-cylinder engines. You can purchase an incomplete or completely rebuilt Ford 300 engine on the aftermarket. Any installation, modification or upgrade should be done by a professional.

Timing Specs

The Ford 300 has a piston firing order with the first piston firing first, the fifth firing second, the third firing third, the sixth firing fourth, the second firing fifth and the fourth firing sixth and last. The ignition had a timing of 10 degrees before top-dead center. The spark plug gaps measured .044 thousandths of an inch.

Camshaft Torque Specs

The spark plug connected to the cylinder head had 20 pound-feet of torque and the stud connecting the rocker arm to the cylinder head also had 20 pound-feet of torque. The bolts connecting the cylinder head to the engine block had 55 pound-feet of torque in step one, 65 pound-feet of torque in step two, and 80 pound-feet of torque in step three. The bolts connecting the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head had 30 pound-feet of torque and the bolts connecting the intake manifold the cylinder head had 27 pound-feet of torque. The bolts connecting the thermostat housing to the cylinder head had 16 pound-feet of torque while the bolts connecting the valve cover the cylinder head had 7 pound-feet of torque.

Engine Dimensions

The Ford 300 had a bore/stroke of 4.0/3.98 inches and a compression ratio of 8.8 to 1. It used a multi-point fuel injection system and ran on gasoline. The engine had a displacement of 300 cubic inches, or 4.9 liters. It had six cylinders and was an in-line type engine.

1996 Ford F-150 Performance

The 1996 Ford F-150 had a peak horsepower of 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and a peak torque of 260 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm. A five-speed manual transmission was standard on all trims with a four-speed automatic transmission being optional.

About the Author

Manny Jeter began writing in 2005. He has written for the newspaper "Daily Collegian" and the website CampusLive. Jeter completed the entrepreneurial initiative workshop and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism at the University of Massachusetts.

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