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    Posted: 12-July-2012 at 11:43AM
I couldn't believe it, but I recently bought a 74 Ford Car Facts Book and inside in the Torino section was a card announcing the 250 was back! Beginning with April 1st production (how appropiate!) the dealer could order the 250 with Automatic Tranny for Base and Gran Torino 2dr's only. Can't begin to imagine how underpowered that would have been. One of these days when I have enough coin, I'll have Kevin Marti run the numbers to see how many were built. Sad thing is, with so much weight to haul around, the 250 would have gotten WORSE mileage than the 302. On that I have no doubt. Even in lighter Mavericks, the 250's got worse fuel mileage than the 302's.  The MSRP was $126!
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All I can say is It surely was not a HOT OPTION. Just a marketing thing maybe since dodge was selling the 225 slant 6 like nuts.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote antlerfiend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-July-2012 at 4:15PM
As much as I hate to say it, those slant sixes are awesome. I would love to run across a six banger Gran Torino. I bet if they had a 300 six they would get decent mileage. Those 300's have alot of torque.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-July-2012 at 2:26AM
I've respected every inline or slant 6 I've ever owned. Most durable engine style ever made, and will still run when it absolutely should not even turn over. LOVE the Jeep 4.0 engines. Those are the best.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robot9000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-July-2012 at 3:22AM
I actually owned one !!  Some guy in my neighborhood had one for sale, 74 2 dr base model.  no nothing.  This was 1980  and he was the second owner.  He said he bought it from the next city over who used it as a municipal vehicle and they wanted the fuel economy of the 6.

It was NOT fast, but it ran fine, kept up with traffic and lived with me beating the hell out of it for 5 years.

For years when I would tell anyone I had a 74 Torino with a 8 cyl, nobody would believe me !! They thought the smallest engine was a 302.
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The 200 in my Maverick and the 4.0 in my Jeep have been very reliable.
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with a 3.91" stroke she can get the job done, 302 has only a 3" stroke
 
 
"The 250 cu. in. Inline Six was an engine option offered in 1969 in the Mustang, and 1970 in medium-sized Ford cars (Maverick). The 250 was a stroked 200, made by changing the stroke from 3.126" to 3.91". Output was 155 hp (115 kW) in the Mustang, and became the base engine in 1971. Power was re-evaluated at 98 hp (73 kW) for 1972 (due to power rating changes) and 88 hp (66 kW) the next year. The last year of production for the 250 was 1980. This engine had seven main bearings, and can be identified by the five freeze (core) plugs on the side of the block. The block uses a low mount starter and six bellhousing bolts, sharing its bellhousing with the Windsor V-8s 302-351W, late (1965–68) 289, 351 Cleveland, early 4.6, and the 240-300 CID Ford Six."
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I had a '72 with a six pot in it....uber-reliable and easy as pie to work on....she was rusty, but trusty...
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i HAD 70 torino 4 door auto with the 250..ran great not too under powered untill it got on the high way. the nice part of the set up was the bolt patturn was the same as the v8. I always wanted to grab an AOD unit and try it. lower first gear and over drive. a win win. some day.
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I have an 89 van with I believe a300 6.Its a aod would it fit in my 351?
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I get great mileage (for a Torino) in my '72 wagon with the 250/3 speed manual.

Not sure about that Bob.
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