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by Thad
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil escaping from oil filler cap????
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: oil escaping from oil filler cap????

Frreeway speed driving temp would be less except for the thrmostat regulating.
At about 40 mph air rammed through radiator is about equal to what the fn moves.
Over 40 mph there is more and a fan is not even needed.
by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil escaping from oil filler cap????
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: oil escaping from oil filler cap????

When watching to see thermostat opening watch for bubbles-----
by Thad
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1995 4.9L w/ EFI in a 1951 Willys Wagon
Replies: 14
Views: 2431

Re: 1995 4.9L w/ EFI in a 1951 Willys Wagon

Ages ago actually 40 yrs had '56 Willy P/U 4-banger F-head freeze cracked block. While looking for replacement found 300 +4 speed that was cheaper. Company in Washington state maded adapter to transfercase- consisting of shorter tail shaft and adapter plate to replace tail housing. Low range/ low ge...
by Thad
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is a cast crank sufficient for 400 lbft and 300 HP???
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Is a cast crank sufficient for 400 lbft and 300 HP???

No problem with crank, just be sure to balance all the bottom end assembly.

Yes- on any performance engine ARP bolts rods and mains, recommend headbolts or studs. Condition of OEM bolts unknown. New ARPs are cheap insurance.
by Thad
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone here used a lower efi intake to fab 1 for a carb?
Replies: 32
Views: 2368

Re: Has anyone here used a lower efi intake to fab 1 for a carb?

In the archive is a couple of postings w/ pics where a plenum was fabbed on the lower section of the efi manifold. there is also a pic of a roadster with a 4V mounted on top of the factory plenum using both sections.
by Thad
Sat May 26, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Rebuild, salvaage, or ??? 64 Falcon steering box
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Rebuild, salvaage, or ??? 64 Falcon steering box

Have new unused '65 box, pitman arm, cross link, Idler arm, steering shaft and rag joint -- all V-8 Ford Argentina. They made Falcon into the '90s

Anyone interested? make offer - start a bidding war ----
by Thad
Fri May 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 piston and 300 are they same
Replies: 44
Views: 3959

Re: 240 piston and 300 are they same

240 and 300 pistons - the same? OK use both. 240s in cylinder 1-2-3 and 300s in 4-5-6. Keep us posted.
by Thad
Thu May 10, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Electric Superchargers... worthless or worth a try?
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Electric Superchargers... worthless or worth a try?

Look at it this way, if any good, if for real, why have no auto makers came out with? If real it would be a dream installation, no belts, no pulleys, no belt tensioners - just bolt on and plug in. The ones I've seen are nothing but bilge exhaust fan for cabin cruisers. Check e-bay - look first at &q...
by Thad
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Six carb intake...just an idea
Replies: 19
Views: 2124

Re: Six carb intake...just an idea

There is another carb out there for the Harley a 2v sidedraft by Holley called the Screaming Eagle.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCREAMIN-EAGLE- ... 91&vxp=mtr
by Thad
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: drilling steel plate (Frame rails)
Replies: 7
Views: 1952

Re: drilling steel plate (Frame rails)

Couple of things to think about. Hole saws use a pilot bit usually 3/16 or 1/4" so you will be drilling with a twist drill bit.. Frame rails are harden steel finding small size 5/8 -3/4" hole saws suitable to drill steel-any steel but sheet metal is going to be hard to find--- and expensiv...
by Thad
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: drilling steel plate (Frame rails)
Replies: 7
Views: 1952

Re: drilling steel plate (Frame rails)

Drill holes in three/ four steps. 1/8" pilot, 2nd 5/16", 3rd 5/8" and then 3/4" where needed. It is the very center point of a twist drill that has the most difficult cutting. So you should at least pilot drill holes. Drilling in steps is more accurate, easier on bits, easier on ...
by Thad
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil filter stud
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: Oil filter stud

Screws into block. Are you needing to remove?
by Thad
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: TURBO EXPERIMENT CRACKS A 10.8
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: TURBO EXPERIMENT CRACKS A 10.8

Launches beautifully, Great runs. :thumbup:
by Thad
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Mustang II IFS on a 61 F.
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Mustang II IFS on a 61 F.

The main reason for going to the M- II IFS is to get rid of the shock towers so a wider V-8 can be installed.
There are a lots of up-grades that can be doing to the stock suspension for the same money.
by Thad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Some porting pics; any advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 3138

Re: Some porting pics; any advice?

FTF - right doing it by sections is the way to do it and each section and each port will be more equal to each other. The short side radius can be a little difficult, there is a place that is hard to reach from port and from valve pocket. I use strips of emery cloth. In at the port / out at the valv...
by Thad
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Some porting pics; any advice?
Replies: 26
Views: 3138

Re: Some porting pics; any advice?

If you open up the ports at the gasket face beware no one makes an intake that can be opened to match. Recommend taking the intake you are going to use and port match - and no more. BTDT widen ports 1/8" each side, raised roof 3/16" tapering to bowl. Flows great 242 cfm at 28" . Had t...
by Thad
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How far should timing actually be advanced?
Replies: 45
Views: 2298

Re: How far should timing actually be advanced?

Old Man would add advance until engine tried to kick back when trying to start it. Then pull back just enough for it to start. And that where he raced it. Worked for him but drove the others watching crazy---
by Thad
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my car racing at the track
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: my car racong at the track

My Old Man called that "high pucker factor"
by Thad
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my car racing at the track
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: my car racong at the track

When looking for yous vid came across this one, amazing he did not roll but landed right side up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orx7imw27Bo
by Thad
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my car racing at the track
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: my car racong at the track

Sounds good. hooked up good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvkx4qprzls
by Thad
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 256 GT
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: 256 GT

FWIW - Quick change type rear end were used for circle track racing, sprint cars, dirt, asphalt and Indy type tracks were each track was different and gear ratio need to be matched to each. In drag racing the strip are more alike with no great difference in gearing needs.
by Thad
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Problem starting! / High Idle after rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: Problem starting!

Battery top post or side post? Just learn an expensive lesson about side post. Bolt can feel tight cable can feel tight BUT the bolt on the negative post had bottom out so was not clamping the ground cable tight enough for good contact. After changing starter, solenoid, starter relay, clutch positio...
by Thad
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head port/mod and JB Weld
Replies: 27
Views: 1826

Re: Head port/mod and JB Weld

Devcon has several different products you might want to look at.
by Thad
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Hair pull, tool throwing----
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Hair pull, tool throwing----

One time had a school bus converted as race car carrier. Returning from the drags changed out a mech fuel pump out on the side of the road. No go. Stopped up fuel line? Nah blew back through gas line, old man could hear bubbling in tank. Took new pump apart, hook on end of arm to diaphram not there....
by Thad
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Custom intake??
Replies: 24
Views: 2536

Re: Custom intake??

If this is to be a blown system why not just use the bottom half of the efi manifold and fab a plenum for it?
That should work reasonably well with a draw through set-up.
by Thad
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Hair pull, tool throwing----
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Hair pull, tool throwing----

Problem - turn key on everything light up, turnkey to start -click everything goes off. Check battary and cables then check everything from starter back, replace starter solenoid, clutch position sensor, starter relay. Get back to battary cables, positive good change it any way. Check negative appea...
by Thad
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: It won't Start - HELP.
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: It won't Start - HELP.

Got one on order that's the only thing in the circuit that has not been changed.

What got me really confused is the shut down of all power then it re-setting.
Chilton's diagram does not show anything.
by Thad
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: It won't Start - HELP.
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

It won't Start - HELP.

'00 Ranger 4.0/ 5 speed manual. Backing up engine stalled/ died Tried to restart "click" nothing. lose power to everything. Checked battery -hot, checked battary cable/ connection - good, checked each and every fuse -good, changed starter relay, replaced starter and solenoid. Turn switch o...
by Thad
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: flowmasters with supercharger yes or no?
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: flowmasters with supercharger yes or no?

On subject but a little off. Couple months ago working a rig near Laredo stop by Border Patrol at night on a ranch road maybe 8 or 9 miles from the main road. They did a license/ registration check, we had a little chat. Before leaving one agent remarked my truck was too quiet for ranch roads at nig...
by Thad
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fly Wheel ???
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Fly Wheel ???

Unless Lagerhead plans to push start or use a snout starter ala fuel dragster he will need a full diameter fllywheel to engage the standard starter.
by Thad
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Oil Filter??
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Which Oil Filter??

Fram --- definately stay away from, have heard several horror story. Have personally seen two blow the can off. One on a drag engine and one new on a neighbor's car first start up after he changed oil.
by Thad
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: flowmasters with supercharger yes or no?
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: flowmasters with supercharger yes or no?

Back pressure in a muffler can restricts gas flow across the trurbine wheel. With a supercharger this is not a problem. Flowmasters as with any other quality performance muffler are design with minimal backpressure. The baffle system in them are designed to break-up and modify sound waves. So the op...
by Thad
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb
Replies: 18
Views: 35368

Re: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb

In my 300 head installed SBC valves, SBC performance springs, retainers , keepers. So beehive springs for the SBC would work. The beehives require their own retainers because of the smaller top diameter. Do a web search,"beehive valve springs" several suppliers listed also can get direct r...
by Thad
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb
Replies: 18
Views: 35368

Re: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb

Must b e something to them as lots of the newer design OEM engines are going to them.
Couple of years ago there was a vid posted showiing slo-mo comparison of conventional vs beehive springs. it was side beside. There was a notable difference.

Here one--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=019Jyn9oB5k
by Thad
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 hydro motor
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: 144 hydro motor

Looking good, sounding better. :thumbup:
by Thad
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: E-85
Replies: 43
Views: 3306

Re: E-85

FWIW, keep it out of weed eaters and chains saws. It ruins the primer bulb, hardens and cracks when used.
by Thad
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motor towers
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Motor towers

Not sure what you are referring to as "motor towers"
Could it be motor mounts?
by Thad
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: dedicated cng 300 build
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Re: dedicated cng 300 build

Basic performance mods work with CNG, LNG, Propane, etc. Very high effective octane rating so more compression can be ran. This is one point many miss when converting, purpose built that can be avoided. Has a faster burn rate would require less ign adv. Intake is basically dry flow when compared to ...
by Thad
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Drum Drilling
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Drum Drilling

Are you going to be doing heavy and repeated braking?
For normal street driving it a bit overkill.
by Thad
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!

R_G_S any chance you remember radiator to firewall dimension.
by Thad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!

Ranger_Gone_Straight was trying to remember your tag, knowning you had done it. Going to be picking your brain. Where I'm coming from- I have the makings of a very bad six. Was going to put it in a '65 Ranchero but the seaweater storm surge fcrom hurricane Ike put dead to the Ranchero, could hear it...
by Thad
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!

What year is your Mazda B- Firewall to back of radiator is 33" IIRC 32" is the magic number with an electric fan in front of the radiator. I'm not planning to pull anything bigger than my 16' boat trailer. And I need a substitute for my Ranchero. So the 300 in the ranger would have a lot o...
by Thad
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb
Replies: 18
Views: 35368

Re: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb

And the beehive type valve springs that are now available for the SBC. Said to make valve action more precise with less spring pressure.
by Thad
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: My Mazda B-series 300 build!!

Enquiring minnds want to know. Since losing my Ranchero to hurricane Ike been thinking along the same line. Came out retirement went back to work got a 2000 Ranger for work truck. Any imput?
by Thad
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb
Replies: 18
Views: 35368

Re: cutting larger valves in efi head w/carb

Another thing about the pre-efi head when (and you will) go to a bigger cam and better springs you want roller rockers and the are easier/ simpler to install in the older style head. If using SBC valves remember to use SBC spring retainer and valve keepers.
by Thad
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Torque Arm Suspension for Convertibles, anybody used one?
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: Torque Arm Suspension for Convertibles, anybody used one?

First thing to do would be install a set of weld-in subframe connectors.
by Thad
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: It's reliable because ...
Replies: 16
Views: 996

Re: It's reliable because ...

Designed as a torque engine. Get the job done at a lower speed. IIRC wear / stress is a square function of speed. double the engine speed quadruple the wear / stress.
by Thad
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Acting on tips from SR, Buddy ...
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Acting on tips from SR, Buddy ...

The Chevy rocker arm are basical a economic way to get a little more out of the stock cam. If you are buying an aftermarket cam get one with the spec youu want/ need with stock type rocker arms. Aftermarket rocker arms will get you a little more HP with the decrease in friction.

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