Mine was in an F-250, so it was backed by a C6. With 4.11's in the pot, it was singing pretty good on the highway and since the old tractor engine pretty much ran out of steam at 4K, you weren't doing any high speed passes, that's for sure, lol.
Mine felt like it was under you in the drive line or maybe the rear end, didn't have a tach so don't really know the rpms but it had 3.55 gears.
It was an awesome truck and posted pictures of it before on here in another thread, I would've most likely kept it if it wasn't for the rust issues underneath. I'd definitely love to have another 300 even with it's shortcomings.
My dad's 83 did kill it once, I don't remember the whole story but it was either the fuel pump or the carb but it dumped too much gas in the motor and it ended up throwing a rod out the block. They replaced it with basically a junkyard motor but then reworked a bit but it didn't last long either, it also had the 3 speed column and the 2nd transmission didn't last long either, another junkyard unit and was cast iron, the original was aluminum and I think they found another one to replace it with.
If I would've kept mine it would have the zf transmission by now. There was an older fellow that worked in our shop that had 92-96 F150 2wd w/300 but it came with the zf from Ford. I never knew the 1/2 tons even had that as an option but he said it came from factory that way.