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by 66WarPony
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Stock 3 speed manual questions
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Stock 3 speed manual questions

Blairsville Ed wrote:The trans tag is stamped RAN G-1
Does the adapter housing have the crossmember mounting holes ?


Yes - the 6 intermediate housing has 2 ears with mounting holes, just like yours does.
by 66WarPony
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Stock 3 speed manual questions
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Stock 3 speed manual questions

The 3.03 trans you have should have either a "RAT" or "RAN" cast into the housing. The small 6 has "HEF" as it's designation - IIRC, the 3.03 has an SBF bolt pattern, but you'll need to use the 6 intermediate housing to maintain the same length.... bmbm40 will correct m...
by 66WarPony
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: adapters for a 6r80 in a 250 Bronco?
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Re: adapters for a 6r80 in a 250 Bronco?

bmbm, I'm sure it can be done but sounds like an awful lot of work. Just go 4R70W with manual valve body. Eliminate all the computers.
by 66WarPony
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: 300 install into early Bronco links and misc related

x2 bmbm... the 250's are harder to come by and so are the parts for them (at least here in CA). Jimmy's pulley setup is trick and I scoured the earth looking for that, to no avail. When I had my '66, I had (much later) future plans to stuff a 300 in there. I think that would be the ultimate drivetra...
by 66WarPony
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

How many rpm's are you running? What kind of mileage do you get per tank?
by 66WarPony
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

Hey Blue, what cam are you running? Do you run that rig on the street or just trails?
by 66WarPony
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

What's up BigBlue! I've been biding my time until I could get another 6... I've always had an affinity for the simplicity of 6's (keep it simple) and I'll never opt for 8's. Bronco guys are a rare breed, but Bronco guys with 6's are one in a million. Good to see you bro!
by 66WarPony
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

They are tough to find, but they're out there. Or you could let your fingers do the walking and find a motor, perches, etc and swap it all in. Pretty involved, but not too bad if you have the space and time. I'm going to keep my useable power in the low to mid range... I'm not trying to build a trop...
by 66WarPony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

Yup, '66-250-Aussie 2V... I have seen very few FSB's with 300's for sale here in CA, most have V8's. They are the most popular vehicle for prerunner builds next to Rangers and F150's. I'm not going full prerunner, but shooting more for dual sport so I can do some crawling too.
by 66WarPony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: 302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.

I would definitely stick with the 302 and use a torque cam with a rebuild. If I had a v8 Bronco I would want an aod/aode or similar 4 spd auto. As you know your tire size and gearing will be a factor. In my opinion the 302 rebuild will be way easier and cheaper. If you want a better auto tranny, ge...
by 66WarPony
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

Nice motor. I personally like large Broncos, they are much more civilized for trips with the family. I could see myself with one in addition to my 66. I sold my '66 awhile back and I gotta say, being able to seat 5 passengers and still have room in the rear cargo area to haul gear is great. I also ...
by 66WarPony
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

It took me a long time, but I finally got my hands on a new motor for the full size. I think realistically speaking, I can get this sucker in by the end of summer. Unfortunately, building a tranny is the priority (I'll be replacing the tired AOD with a 4R70W built for 500 hp with manual valve body),...
by 66WarPony
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: So long for now, but not goodbye forever...
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

So long for now, but not goodbye forever...

It is with a little melancholy that I let all of you know that I have made the decision to sell my '66. I have had it in my possession for the last 6 years and was made a generous offer by the (now grown up and married) son of the previous owner, who had owned it for 16 years before I purchased it. ...
by 66WarPony
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

Your problem is most likely the PCV needs for the 38/38 carb. They HATE the stock set up unless its baffeled and surge protected. http://fordsix.com//viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73925 The stock DUI advance curve isn't helping. You need a custom rework, with a different advance porting as per the standa...
by 66WarPony
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

Ok, so I finally figured out (after process of elimination) that my problems stem from a lean AFR, not from a vacuum leak. I observed the following conditions and drawn a few tentative conclusions: 1. I have 2 fouled plugs, which aren't fouled enough to prevent them from firing effectively, even mar...
by 66WarPony
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

Well guys, I think I got it figured out: no vacuum leaks can only mean I have an ignition problem... and guess what? I'm fouling 3 spark plugs. :arg:

Anyone know where to source bronze valve guides for an Aussie 2V Head (the valve stems are 5/16")?
by 66WarPony
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

chad wrote:
66WarPony wrote:. I suspect a vacuum leak at the intake manifold as I've sprayed copio…


What makes U think U have a leak?

What symptoms R U concerned about?


I have a vacuum gauge fluctuation of about 1"/Hg. i was also reading that it may be an ignition problem.
by 66WarPony
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

hotroady wrote:If all else fails, find a repair shop with a smoke machine and a experienced, qualified mechanic to operate it.


I tried propane this time, and still nothing. my last resort is to replace the vacuum lines. Anyone have any ideas? Anything out of the ordinary or common causes?
by 66WarPony
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: Pesky Vacuum Leak

Econoline wrote:Have you changed the carb out?


Carb is used but in good condition.
by 66WarPony
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pesky Vacuum Leak
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Pesky Vacuum Leak

Hey guys I have an Aussie 2V head and intake manifold. I suspect a vacuum leak at the intake manifold as I've sprayed copious amounts of starter fluid in all the other possible places, with no change in rpm whatsoever. This is the last place I can think of, even though I can't prove it... any other ...
by 66WarPony
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

I was reading your suspension plans again, pretty advanced stuff really. Can you do all that yourself? If so you must have good fab skills. I wish had thought about when the springs and axle were exposed on mine was moving the axle back. I hear you can move it back about 1.25" just re-drilling...
by 66WarPony
Mon May 09, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Solve my rough-running Mystery, Please!
Replies: 18
Views: 1437

Re: Solve my rough-running Mystery, Please!

Thank you guys for the replies...keep them coming. To add to the replies so far, the damper should be ok--when I had the engine apart, I made sure the marks were right when piston was at tdc. I doubt that I would see any valve train wear, as all parts are new and have less that an hour on them. Eve...
by 66WarPony
Mon May 09, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Solve my rough-running Mystery, Please!
Replies: 18
Views: 1437

Re: Solve my rough-running Mystery, Please!

If I remember correctly, the hydraulic lifters have 2.5mm of adjustment; if you had your head milled 0.060" (1.5240mm) that only leaves you with less than 1mm of adjustment. That being said, rockers that are way out of adjustment can cause excessive, premature wear on the valve train, and worst...
by 66WarPony
Sat May 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 9297

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

3rd diff front diff, center diff, rear diff... 3 lockers. :p That is the same setup the full sized Jeep Cherokee's had back int he late 70's early 80's in their Quadratrac system. Awesome in snow, great for pulling your friends out of tough situations, terrible gas mileage with a 360/auto :roll: bm...
by 66WarPony
Sat May 07, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 to 250 head swap.....pushrod length?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: 200 to 250 head swap.....pushrod length?

Hey Tom, you're looking for pushrods that are .0625" shorter than stock; I believe that those are Ford FE pushrods, but you can confirm that with Gary from Rocker Arms Unlimited (Redding, CA). You can contact him at (530)242-1316, he was the guy that was building the rockers for CI. If I rememb...
by 66WarPony
Fri May 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

I'm just tossing this out there... instead of separate body bushings and body lift pucks, or modifications to the frame, have you considered. Custom Body Lift Kit 1-inch 1966-1977 Bronco $119.99 inch Body Lift Kit Body lifts are an easy way to gain clearance for larger tires without going to excess...
by 66WarPony
Thu May 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: RAU 1.65 Shaft-mount Roller Rockers
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

Re: RAU 1.65 Shaft-mount Roller Rockers

Looks awesome! Gary does quality work, and is a super nice to boot. Always happy to share knowledge.
by 66WarPony
Tue May 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

Quite a build you working on I am not familiar with Ackerman steering or TTB is this some kind of experimental racing Bronco or something? Sounds like the carb mounting got complicated. A 1"bl may give a bit more than 1" if you replace the rubber body bushings which is good since you have...
by 66WarPony
Tue May 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Swap Drama Continues!
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: 200 Swap Drama Continues!

Broncos are rear sump, had the same thing on my 200. I had the same issue with the bracket for the pick up tube breaking, I just bolted it back together, tacked it, and brazed it with high-silver rod and a mapp torch. Was simple to do, but you have to have a good fit-up; your fit-up looks a little o...
by 66WarPony
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 38/38 DGS tuning help
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Weber 38/38 DGS tuning help

x2 Rich... so much easier to tune with a vacuum gauge and plug reading. My new jets just came in, but I don't have time to mess with 'em. :(
by 66WarPony
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 38/38 DGS tuning help
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Weber 38/38 DGS tuning help

Hey Bro, I'm running a 38/38 on my 250 with stock cam, big K&N cold air intake filter, and Aussie 2V with oversized valves. Here's what I'm running right now: Idle Jets: 45s (1.75 turns out on both needles) Main Jets: 145s (started with 147s, still slightly rich, I'll likely drop to 143s. Weber ...
by 66WarPony
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pros and cons: weber 32/36 vs autolite 2100
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Pros and cons: weber 32/36 vs autolite 2100

Hey Bro, had the 32/36 on when I had my 3.3 and I had a good experience with it. I got good gas mileage and throttle response, even with a 2-1 adapter on a small log manifold. If you really want it to perform well, I would suggest doing the 2BBL conversion to get the most out of that carb.
by 66WarPony
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back to carb. Jetting?
Replies: 18
Views: 1596

Re: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back into carb.

I installed the cold air intake and took the car for a spin. Sounds much better. The standard weber intake seemed to whistle from being so small. Could all be in my head. Anyways when I floor it now there seems to be a bit of a dead spot right at the beginning and then takes off. Will getting more ...
by 66WarPony
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back to carb. Jetting?
Replies: 18
Views: 1596

Re: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back to carb. Jett

The pump nozzle also has a blank port you can drill out with a micro drill bit. I wouldn't recommend doing that because its not as accurate as one that is already produced like that. I'll check my Weber carb book when I get home to see what they recommend.
by 66WarPony
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back to carb. Jetting?
Replies: 18
Views: 1596

Re: Weber 32/36 200 cold air intake. Vent back to carb. Jett

That float bowl vent can go to a canister or fuel return line. As for the accelerator pump, you may need to go to a bigger pump nozzle or dual pump nozzle. 0.50 single nozzle is stock, and they go up to 0.70. If I remember right, I have a dual outlet 0.70 on my 32/36 with synchronous linkage. I now ...
by 66WarPony
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Upgrade Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2422

Re: Carburetor Upgrade Advice

I have a large log head from a 69 Mustang 250 if anyone is looking for one.
by 66WarPony
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Upgrade Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2422

Re: Carburetor Upgrade Advice

Get a Weber, very versatile and easy to tune if you understand how all the circuits work and affect each other. I'm currently running a 38/38 DGES (without the choke).
by 66WarPony
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

Yes it sure would be easier with 6-1. I did not know you were considering a turbo. That should make it real fast! Heck yes it should! Turbo is the only way to go; I intend on doing a TTB D44/D50 Hybrid front end too. I'm still trying to figure out if it's possible to do Ackerman Steering with a TTB...
by 66WarPony
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

How is your Bronco running? Is hood clearance tight with your Aussie head/Weber carb. What air cleaner are you using? Installed a body lift yet? I have recently become more interested in the Aussie head as a possible option for my Bronco. I know they are hard to find but am planning ahead and the u...
by 66WarPony
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker adjusting screw question
Replies: 29
Views: 2308

Re: Rocker adjusting screw question

Hey guys, I'm running adjustable rockers from a 200 on my 250. I had the same problem with the worn adjusters, but there is an inexpensive solution: jam nuts. You can get those from Gary at Rocker Arms Unlimited, for about $20 shipped. He's the guy that was building the CI roller rocker assemblies, ...
by 66WarPony
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weeping Head Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Weeping Head Gasket

After getting the beast back on the road, I now have a weeping head gasket on the driver's side. Here's what I've got: 1. Pulled the radiator cap and have not seen any bubbles while running. 2. Pulled all the spark plugs; I'm running a little rich, but not overly. I'm running 147 mains, but need to ...
by 66WarPony
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

I think the Mustangs Unlimited 6-1 will be the easiest for setting up a turbo... I think a twin turbo setup on the Clifford headers would be some complicated plumbing and would not be worth the extra, time, fab and weight. It would look awesome though!
by 66WarPony
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

It's mostly reading the plugs when tuning the main circuit that's tricky. I found a much easier way to tune the idle circuit called the "idle up procedure" which involves turning the idle speed screw in so that it transitions to the progression circuit, then adjusting the mixture screw an...
by 66WarPony
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

Hey guys, sorry it's been so long. School, work and life in general tend to get in the way often... anyway, after prematurely wearing out some pushrods and a rocker assembly, I'm gonna fire up the beast again this weekend. It is my intent on writing a proper tuning thread for the Weber DGV, as I've...
by 66WarPony
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

There were a couple pitfalls that I encountreed that everyone should be aware of: 1) The stock exhaust manifold does not fit; the ports on the manifold are about 1/16" taller then the exhaust ports the cylinder head itself, resulting in a serious exhaust leak by burning through the paper in th...
by 66WarPony
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 8754

250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

After being down for almost a year and a half, I've breathed life back into the old pony! This motor should have been an option to begin with, as it's brought some fun back to the skinny pedal. I did a pretty good job documenting my build with pictures, so I'll be posting in segments. Thanks to to ...
by 66WarPony
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 32/36 carb?
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: 32/36 carb?

Oh, I will bmbm... I've been really busy at the shop lately and haven't had time to post pictures, and I have quite a few. I can't wait to fire that bad boy up. I'll keep you guys posted.
by 66WarPony
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 32/36 carb?
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: 32/36 carb?

Yes, go for the Weber 32/36; for stock and mild mod motors, it can't be beat. I had one on my 200, and will be going on my 250 when I drop it in this weekend. It is very tunable and runs very well for the application and is a quality carburetor.
by 66WarPony
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Talk me off a cliff.. or over it..
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: Talk me off a cliff.. or over it..

CoupeBoy, I'm on the wagon and say go for it. $500 sounds fair, all things considered, and judging by the pictures, it looks like a good project. If you already have a power plant to drop in and are willing to do the work, you're already ahead of the game. I wish mine had cost me $500 and not $3500...
by 66WarPony
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Help for non-Bronco guy please:
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Help for non-Bronco guy please:

The C7ZA is the cast aluminum version of the C6TA (cast iron) bell; probably are interchangeable (don't quote me), but I wouldn't trust them to stand up to any abuse. C6TA is the safe bet and I know an NP435 (truck tranny) will bolt right up without issue. Cheers! :beer: