Tech Archive

Tech Section
In this section you will find several good tech articles which were written by FordSix forum members, or the website administrator. These articles are a great source of information for both novice and experienced engine builders and mechanics. We also have a section for Magazine Articles, which are also an excellent source of information. There are more than 100 tech articles, so you'll need to spend a few days, if not weeks, if you intend to read them all. So pull up a chair, kick off your shoes, and get comfortable.

In an effort to keep our customers well informed of the latest developments, and/or information, we are constantly adding new articles or updating the old ones, which are designated with a green "" bullet. This include articles on common problems, service issues, product recalls, performance tips, magazine articles, or just about anything that applies to the Small Six.

Prior to building your motor or ordering parts, we highly recommend reading through our Tech articles, or at least the recommended articles, which are designated with a red "" bullet. If your building a motor and plan to install an aftermarket performance cam, take time to read and understand the tech articles on Dynamic Compression Ratios, and Cam Selection. Once you have a firm understanding on how the DCR's affect your motor, you should be able to select the proper cam profile for your application. However we're still here to help if you need assistance.


If you are considering a 2V carb swap, or replacing your 1V carb, make sure you read our tech article on the Load-O-Matic distributor. We also have several tech articles to assist you in selecting the right carb for your application, as well as the installation method.