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1966 Ford F100 240 Inline Six w/ 3 on the tree, Top Speed?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by YenkoNova, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. YenkoNova
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    from Ohio

    Looking to buy a 66 F100 with a 240 Inline 6 and 3 on the tree. Wondering what the top speed would be? Was looking to make it a daily driver. Also, any idea what the mpg would be on something like this? Shouldn't do to bad with the inline six and manual trans.
     
  2. porknbeaner
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    The V-8 trucks actually got better mileage when properly tuned.

    You are looking at 18 mpg tops with that old treuck and probably closer to 14. it will cruise down the highway just like anything else. Top speed is going to be around 80-90 mph, but it will hang at 65 all day long.
     
  3. junkyardjeff
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    If it has a 3.50 gears it should get between 18 and 20 if the motor is running good,I had a 77 with a 66 240 with those gears and a automatic and thats the mileage I got out of it.
     
  4. sunbeam
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    If you ever decide to go to a 300 keep the head.
     
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  5. R Pope
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    My '66 240 pickup would go 85 mph. and cruise at 70 all day. Mileage was nothing to brag about, less than most V8's, unless I drove it at about 50, then it wasn't too bad.
    240 and 300 are short stroke engines, they love RPM!
     
  6. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    My '66 240 pickup would go 85 mph. and cruise at 70 all day. Mileage was nothing to brag about, less than most V8's, unless I drove it at about 50, then it wasn't too bad.
    240 and 300 are short stroke engines (for six bangers), they love RPM!
     

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