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Which engine do I want?

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I have a 77 f250 with a carbed 460/auto. Just turned over 100,000 miles. I can get up to 11.5 mpg mixed driving and about 8.5 mpg towing a car hauling trailer converted with racks to haul all my ladders and equipment. I've heard the efi isn't much, if any, more efficient.
 


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Don't forget that the 300 has overlapping power strokes, so at least two cylinders are always on the power stroke.
For the way I used to pummel gas 6cyl engines with a 4cyl at tractor pulls I don't think that means a whole lot.
 

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For the way I used to pummel gas 6cyl engines with a 4cyl at tractor pulls I don't think that means a whole lot.
It doesn't. It makes them harder to stall when a manual, that's about it. I just like to bring it up because it is something a lot of people don't know about inline 6s.
 

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