I believe the 304 was a bigblock engine sharing the block with the 345 and the 392.They probably had a longer stroke than a 302 Ferd.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Bulldog the 266/304/345/393 are referred as the SV-8 (small) the 404 & 446 are referred as the MV-8 and the 401 461 549 and the 600 something are referred to as the LV-8s ( I may be wrong on the 401 & 461 cubic inch sizes) Eason
IH stuff I own 4900 dta466,Hydro 100,Hydro 86,784,966,664,826D hydro,826D gear drive,856,656D hydro row-crop utility,2544D hydro utility,1026 gold demo, Farmall 504D, 340(junk) Farmall 100, 1980 Scout Terra diesel,1976 Scout II, 1975 race scout,67 Loadstar,1976 Sundance Loadstar cub cadets; Big Country4x2,2166,782, 682,1250,126, 125, 72,122, 100, original 76, spirit of 76 IH air conditioner, freezer, 2 refrigerators literature, toys and many parts scouts 1992 Ford F-250 7.3 4wd,1983 Ford F-250 4wd with IH 6.9 diesel Used to own a 656 row crop utility, 544D utility, and a 544D Farmall all 3 red and gold demo's and 7288 s/n 18
Posted Today, 07:18 AM
They ALL rusted but IH had accelerated rust. One winter of salt roads in New England and they were already ventilated. Ford, GM, and Dodge would at least have a few years before they went through; not that that's anything to brag about. I'm always amazed when I travel to a dry state and see a Scout not rusted up to the windowsills.
IH were also a bit behind on creature comfort, it didn't matter for a work truck but for someone's dual purpose or weekend boat hauler it was significant. Coupled with all the other problems others have mentioned they were doomed.
Posted Today, 04:51 PM
That Ford 302 was a good car and pickup engine in my experience but I don't think Ford ever put them in a truck that could haul 20,000 pounds+ of grain like my IH 304 does. [/quote]
Rancher I worked for switched from a small ih gas like that to a 855 Cummins. For hauling grain at that point all the gas trucks sat the rest of harvest. I felt like I was is heaven at that point. But those old ih beat out many other motors in my opinion.
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