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by vssman
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Found one of these bad boys
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Found one of these bad boys

Glass bowls on a tri-power set up. Very nice! However, I recall there being something about having to use a certain gasket or you'd end up with a leak down the road. I think it was a member with the screen name 'PowerBand' that may have had a problem.
by vssman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?

JackFish wrote:Wondering if it might be possible to rig on of these up with a cable throttle, as I have a fox-body?


Yes you can. I changed my mechanical linkage pedal to a cable throttle pedal on my 63 Falcon. The outer carbs are still activated via the rods off of the center carb.
by vssman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: S10 T-5 Shifter location
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: S10 T-5 Shifter location

I created a write up on my T5 install on tffn which includes the measurements your looking for. Here's a link: http://www.tffn.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=36195
by vssman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It lives again
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: It lives again

Finally! The installation of FSD’s 250 (Faron) is done. You should hear it run :twisted: . I just managed to take it for a very short run just before it started to snow and I am quite impressed. I still have a few things to sort out to be ready for some long rides and the strip. One being I’m Havin...
by vssman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Manual Transmission, Ford 170 Cu In
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Manual Transmission, Ford 170 Cu In

Where are you located? I have good a 3.03 3 speed sitting in my basement looking for a home. Just take it off my hands. I'm in CT.
by vssman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 66 - 200 Mustang - Searching for a Direction - Pure Fun
Replies: 21
Views: 2103

Re: 66 - 200 Mustang - Searching for a Direction - Pure Fun

As mentioned above, I'd stay with the 200 but add a cam, mill the head, etc. there's a selection when it comes to carburation. 2Bbl Holley, Weber, etc. Three singles (I'm running that), even fuel injected. If you want to go with a manual transmission, a T5 is, in my opinion, the only choice for a fu...
by vssman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......

I can certainly hear when the gas kicks in. Are you still running a progressive carb linkage?
by vssman
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Let the project begin!
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Let the project begin!

Looks like a nice project car!
by vssman
Fri May 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 - grinding ONLY on upshift in second gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: 2.77 - grinding ONLY on upshift in second gear

Column or floor shift? If column, are you sure you're not bumping reverse due to a worn linkage?
by vssman
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throwout bearing problem (T5 conversion)
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

Re: Throwout bearing problem (T5 conversion)

Congratulations! Nice to see a 6 with 3 aces recognized! Good job. :party:
by vssman
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length

Photos I PM you posted for anyone else needing this info...

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by vssman
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length

From the face of the transmission case to the rear of the face where the seal is installed is 14 3/4" on mine. Photos are available if needed. If you feel like visiting cold Connecticut, I have one in my basement for you... :lol:
by vssman
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throwout bearing problem (T5 conversion)
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

Re: Throwout bearing problem (T5 conversion)

Are you using a three finger pressure plate or a diaphragm? When I changed my set up from a small bell 2.77 to a large bell 3.03 & subsequently T5, I went with a diaphragm plate. The Z bar through was too long on the rod from the Z bar to the clutch fork resulting in over extension of the plate ...
by vssman
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: 3.03 gearbox extension housing length

I have a 3.03 sitting in my basement and can get the measurement for you. I just have to remember to do it. If you haven't heard back from me, send me a PM
by vssman
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......

N-I-C-E... Keep 'em coming.
by vssman
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Tri-Power N2O first test hit.......

64falconsix wrote:First hit with 30 RWHP jetting netted excellent results. ......the shot hit hard and pulled strong....will be tuning for the 45 jets next ....I will eventually end up with a 60 or 75 HP tune.....20170217_132618.jpg


Please share your set up. I'll be certainly following this thread...
by vssman
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Placed my T-5 order at Modern Driveline this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Placed my T-5 order at Modern Driveline this week

I've dealt with Earl. He built me a T5 with the S10 tail shaft for my Falcon. Shifts great and was reasonably priced.
by vssman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 8805

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

I fiddled around with mine for hours of fun as POWERBAND has mentioned can happen. A wideband AFR gage really helped with tuning. Once you get it right it's N-I-C-E. Not to mention anytime the hood is up, people just flock around it to look.
by vssman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 i6 build advise
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: 200 i6 build advise

64C,

Great to see you made it over here! See, much more helpful and a boat load of information. :beer:
by vssman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 1806

Re: Casting numbers

Not sure what its going into or if it matters to you, but the C8 block should be dual drilled for both small and large bell housing bolt patterns.
by vssman
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200

Mine is angled with the wires closer to the floor.
by vssman
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200

There should be instructions with the kit that give you the ideal distance downstream. 36" is what mine is about if I remember correctly. I assume you have dual exhaust, hence the dual wideband? I run 2 into 1 and have the sensor in the Y. Here's how I set up my system: AFR at idle & low rp...
by vssman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Parts needed for transmission swap
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Parts needed for transmission swap

To be able to use the C7 bell housing for a 3.03 swap, you'd need a dual drilled motor. This bell will not fit on a small bell drilled block. I can't comment if there are any other bell housings that would allow a 3.03 fit a small bell block.
by vssman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Parts needed for transmission swap
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Parts needed for transmission swap

For a 65 Mustang, I'd stalk craigslist. You very well might find one from someone doing a V8 or auto conversion. Other option is from the Mustang parts retailers.
by vssman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Parts needed for transmission swap
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Parts needed for transmission swap

Ok, you have the trans & Z bar. (From memory) You'll need the rods that connect the pedal to the Z bar and then the other bar that goes from the Z bar to the clutch fork. You'll also need the ball joint for the Z bar on the engine, engine plate, bell housing, clutch fork, flywheel & yoke if ...
by vssman
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Dust getting into the truck bed even with a tonneau
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Dust getting into the truck bed even with a tonneau

The dust is entering around the tail gate. If the bed pockets aren't sealed by the cover and they are under the cover, dust will get in there too. There is a tail gate seal that will seal all around it to help keep the dust and moisture out. I've never used one but have seen them.
by vssman
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple intake for Ford Six
Replies: 32
Views: 2683

Re: Triple intake for Ford Six

That, my friend, is what one would call "sex on wheels"...
by vssman
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple intake for Ford Six
Replies: 32
Views: 2683

Re: Triple intake for Ford Six

They are still made - I run one. I believe Exeter Auto Supply in Exeter CA is the distributor of Offy intakes. They have the old school catalog available online.
by vssman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 15705

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

When you fit the mustang tank look closely at the position of the filler opening and angle.
by vssman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 15705

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Falcon tanks are repopped but are typically 16 gallon which requires a new sender if you want an accurate fuel gage when it gets low. If you need more gallons than that, I've heard mustang tanks fit the opening but have a raised top which stick up into the trunk and they need a bit of help to fit th...
by vssman
Wed May 18, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Power brake conversion..200 c.i. 1966 mustang
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: Power brake conversion..200 c.i. 1966 mustang

As posted above, vacuum canister should do the trick. There is also an electric vacuum pump that could be used if all else fails. You might find one reasonably priced at a local pick & pull. Look at Ford Power Stroke equipped trucks. They used them.
by vssman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch trouble Help!
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Re: Clutch trouble Help!

Having the fork bottom out on the bell before the clutch disengages makes me think you might have a wrong throughout bearing or its not installed correctly.
by vssman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifold for multiple carbs
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Intake manifold for multiple carbs

And don't forget that with the Offenhauser triple carb adaptor you have to drill two appropriate size holes at each end of the intake log before you mount it to make way for the other two carbs. :wink: Now that's a way to make tuning easier! Don't drill the holes and have the outers just for show.....
by vssman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifold for multiple carbs
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Intake manifold for multiple carbs

As noted above, Offenhauser makes a manifold adapter that goes on top of the existing log and is held in place with either bolts or U bolts depending on log year. This set up uses a progressive linkage where you run off of the center carb only until about 1/2 throttle and then the outers kick in. Wh...
by vssman
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: FAST EFI Installation on 200 Inline 6
Replies: 11
Views: 5432

Re: FAST EFI Installation on 200 Inline 6

Thanks for being the test mule and posting results.
by vssman
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Electric Power Steering from a Saturn Vue
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Electric Power Steering from a Saturn Vue

Someone on the tffn did this for a lot less than 2Gs. I think he spent something like 100 on his system.
by vssman
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Electric Power Steering from a Saturn Vue
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Electric Power Steering from a Saturn Vue

There's a fairly in depth post on the TFFN about using this type of system. A few guys over there got them up and running and detailed the install process - complete with pictures.
by vssman
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 6362

Re: ARP Studs for 200

Thanks for figuring out and posting the part numbers of the studs.

Mods - Can this info be moved to a stickie for future builders?
by vssman
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 to 3.3 driveshaft problems
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: 2.77 to 3.3 driveshaft problems

I don't believe there's a u-joint that'll adapt the small 2.77 driveshaft to larger 3.03 size. When I converted mine, I took it to a local driveshaft shop and had to have the front of the DS changed over to the larger size.
by vssman
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 (SN95) mounting pad tilted while engine is level. Normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: T5 (SN95) mounting pad tilted while engine is level. Nor

From what I've determined when I did my S10 tail shaft T5 swap, there is a tilt in the mount with the drivers side being lower. Evidently Modern Drivelines has a shim to make it flat. Some on HAMB have ground the tab flat but that would only leave a few threads left on the driver's side for the moun...
by vssman
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 gear ratio?
Replies: 26
Views: 2900

Re: T5 gear ratio?

Ok, higher the 1st gear ratio when combined with a higher rear end ratio gives you an engine that'll run up the rpm range faster meaning you'll have to shift from 1st to 2nd quicker. I think you need to figure out your rear end ratio that's in the car and then decide if the 4cyl T5 is Ok or if the V...
by vssman
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 gear ratio?
Replies: 26
Views: 2900

Re: T5 gear ratio?

I'm running a 3:50 rear and have a V8 ratio T5. 1st gear is just right with that ratio rear or even a 3:73 rear depending on tire size. I would think a 3:97 1st gear with a rear close to 3:50 would feel like a granny gear 4X4 tranny.
by vssman
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 200ci 3-speed to T5 conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: 200ci 3-speed to T5 conversion

Definitely do the swap. It really woke up my Falcon. There's a few posts on how to do it. http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=72800 http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=50854 And here's a write up that I posted an the tffn http://tffn.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=36...
by vssman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Mustang c4 to 4 or 5 speed swap
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Mustang c4 to 4 or 5 speed swap

Here's a link to 'stang's write up: http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=50854
by vssman
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Could use some advice (3.03 swap)
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Could use some advice (3.03 swap)

When I had swapped in a 3.03, I replaced the bellhousing, flywheel, and block plate. I used a 9" clutch that I got from summit and a throughout bearing from an early 70s Maverick. I also had to move the pivot on the Z bar for the rod that goes between the fork and Z bar. I think it was moved up...
by vssman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to troubleshoot Holley 2300 fuel bowl side leak - FINAL
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: How to troubleshoot Holley 2300 fuel bowl side leak - FI

Glad to hear you found the problem. I recently went through a similar issue with an old 88 Polaris quad carb and used the same trick to find a leak.
by vssman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: POR15
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: POR15

If you're going to blast the metal free of all rust, then I'd coat it with a 2 part epoxy primer from an automotive paint supply store. If you don't have a compressor and have a small area to spray, USC makes epoxy primer in a spray can that is 2K (2 part). There's a pin in the bottom of the can tha...
by vssman
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: POR15
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: POR15

I've used it on a few projects - aways worked for me. Cleanliness is key along with prepping the metal with their metal prep solution. It's isn't UV stable and will chalk up if exposed to direct sunlight. It sill will retain it's sealing properties but looks lousy. I did a quick brush paint job on t...
by vssman
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to troubleshoot Holley 2300 fuel bowl side leak - FINAL
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: How to troubleshoot Holley 2300 fuel bowl side leak

Well, you may need to have to apply pressure to get it to leak. But first, I would get a fuel tank off a small engine like a mower or snow blower (Hmm probably don't have one in the deep south) and some fuel line. Connect 'er up and hang the tank up high to give the fuel some head pressure. You migh...