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by rocklord
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley sniper efi
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Holley sniper efi

There's a thread in the Megasquirt section discussing various EFI systems.
One of the posts is from someone who installed the Holley 2300 onto his 200.
Here is the thread:
viewtopic.php?f=51&t=79611

Hope this helps.
by rocklord
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 4 lug 8” rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: 4 lug 8” rear end

I found a 5-lug 8-inch from a Maverick and had the axle flanges/drums redrilled for 4-lug. A decent machine shop should be able to do this. An advantage to this is I'm able to use the larger brakes from the V-8, even rear discs if I redrill the rotors. If you don't close off the original stud holes,...
by rocklord
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cross Flow with Automatic?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Cross Flow with Automatic?

Borg Warner 3spd automatics along with Ford C-4s were used behind Crossflows.
by rocklord
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 132
Views: 36607

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

Here's an opinion on Holden's closure from Australian auto journalist John Cadogan, a very straight shooter. His video is titled "GM axes Holden in 2020 - the final chapter of betrayal and incompetence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94glSLmuDU4 The Australian government gave Holden $250M...
by rocklord
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 65 Mustang 200ci Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: 65 Mustang 200ci Engine

Where are you located?
by rocklord
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Will a 200 big bell work?
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Will a 200 big bell work?

The ‘79 Mustang came with a low mount starter V8, so the six will fit. Do you have the low mount bellhousing for the 200? The high mount bellhousing from your ‘79 won’t work. If you want, you can use the 302 V8 bellhousing and use a larger 10” flywheel/clutch.

Hope this helps.
by rocklord
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inline 6 rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Inline 6 rebuild

The head for a 200 on a 80-82 Mustang would have the largest intake volume. The head would have a casting code beginning with E0.

Hope this helps.
by rocklord
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: A Datsun 280Z EFI Conversion Kit For Our Inline
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: A Datsun 280Z EFI Conversion Kit For Our Inline

Very interesting. I don't know anything about these Datsun motors, how is timing controlled? The kit I mentioned only does fuel injection, spark is controlled by a distributor. The kit actually is wired for a V8. For a 6 cylinder, you only use six of the injector wires and tell the computer that yo...
by rocklord
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.

If you blow up the photograph of the Weber, it's a 45DCOE not a 40DCOE.
by rocklord
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

Re: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?

Invectivus wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/High-Performance-Ford-4L-Krogdahl-twin-cam-engine-based-on-AU-block-/273748921295


For that price, I’d get a turbo Barra engine built to the nines, purchase a vehicle to put it in, and still have money to blow.
by rocklord
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: Offy Tri-Power Intake with Glass Bowl Holley Carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Offy Tri-Power Intake with Glass Bowl Holley Carbs

I really like Tri-Power sixes and encourage more enthusiasts, but : ... sadly looks more like a conversation piece than reasonably rebuildable . Fits early logs, missing most linkage, carbs look poor at best and all fasteners are crusty. https://i.postimg.cc/R6XcjFqG/1904s-OFFY-SIX.jpg https://i.po...
by rocklord
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: Offy Tri-Power Intake with Glass Bowl Holley Carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Offy Tri-Power Intake with Glass Bowl Holley Carbs

Saw this on eBay. Not mine. https://www.ebay.com/itm/offenhauser-Tri-Power-INTAKE-MANIFOLD-for-1961-1969-FORD-6-CYL-Glass-Bowl-Holly/323999049150?epid=22002909649&hash=item4b6fd925be:g:xjMAAOSwhZhd5GIs From auction: offenhauser Tri Power INTAKE MANIFOLD for 1961-1969 FORD 6 CYL Glass Bowl Holley...
by rocklord
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?

Just looked on car-part.com and found a 3.3L engine in a Toledo, OH "junk yard" with 33K miles for $350.
8th digit in VIN is "B" with a 10-1/4" converter, low mount starter.
by rocklord
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?

The crossflow I got in the trade is aluminum. Trying to figure up a replacement budget for traded parts is proving fairly difficult... :hmmm: Thanks bmbm40, that is the type of info I am attempting to gather. The 3.3L in your first post has 137K miles on it. I'd consider that a rebuildable core wor...
by rocklord
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wanted: Magazine articles with dynos of 170s or 250s
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Wanted: Magazine articles with dynos of 170s or 250s

If you look at the Tech Archive, Mike did some dyno runs on stock 200 and 250 engines.

ci/DynoRoom-2.html

Here's a writeup where a 200 was dyno'd in stages from bone stock to the CI alloy head with 4Bbl:
ci/Dyno2.html

Hope this helps.
by rocklord
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Casting numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Casting numbers

gooberpat wrote:Pictures now attached.

https://imageshack.com/my/images


Just to let you know that you have to be a user of imageshack to view your pictures...

Which I'm not.
by rocklord
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 4122

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

If you change out the Load O Matic (LOM) distributor, you will also have to change the LOM carburetor.
The LOM carb will not send vacuum to a distributor with a vacuum canister.
by rocklord
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Bearing Retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: T5 Bearing Retainer

You probably know Ford/BW T5 had an often fatal flaw in the inp shaft Alum nose would be galled by the TO brg. I'd get new all steel one with the shim kit needed to get it right. haev fun I’m in agreement about getting the steel bearing retainer for the V8 T5. If you have a 4cyl T5, the V8 retainer...
by rocklord
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It lives again
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: It lives again

Well I guess it’s time for an update, way too long and too many things have gotten in my way. Not much to report from last year. Spent most of the time having someone rebuilding the reared. I had major vibration issues. Turns out it was a combination of pion angle, bad wheels (a whole story there) ...
by rocklord
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Part Interchangeability
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Part Interchangeability

It depends on what vehicle you're installing the engine in. CARDONE 5521119 (1978 FORD FAIRMONT 3.3L 200cid L6) 6 impellers, rotates clockwise, hub height - 4.79" CARDONE 5521112 (1968 FORD MUSTANG 3.3L 200cid L6) 8 impellers, rotates counter-clockwise, hub height - 3.95" The one for the 6...
by rocklord
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Lynx/SU Manifold Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2216

Re: Lynx/SU Manifold Questions

If you look at the picture of the manifold's mating surface with the head, there are channels machined between the separate carburetor segments. These are the "balance tubes" between the carbs.
LYNX M189.JPG
by rocklord
Tue May 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo US200 Crossflow
Replies: 35
Views: 3906

Re: Turbo US200 Crossflow

If the red 200 you have was rebuilt without running, then the rod big ends should not need resized just ARP bolts installed. The 57cc volume for the E1 head is stock, I'm sure the head will need skimmed, so deshrouding the valves will bring the volume back up. I believe that the stock valves for the...
by rocklord
Mon May 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo US200 Crossflow
Replies: 35
Views: 3906

Re: Turbo US200 Crossflow

Hopefully you've read the original article on installing an AU Crossflow head on a 200: https://fordsix.com/ci/XFheadswap.html Reading mike1157's build is also good in that he installed a turbo on his and you can get an idea on the challenges encountered. However, he installed the crossflow head on ...
by rocklord
Thu May 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo mechanical seals
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: Turbo mechanical seals

The turbocharger for the 62-66 Corvair is a draw-thru and is sealed. It can be and has been used in a blow-thru system.

A turbocharger for a blow-thru system usually can't be used in a draw-thru setup because of the lack of seals for gasoline.

Hope this helps.
by rocklord
Sat May 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?
Replies: 26
Views: 9004

Re: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?

Does anyone (like Kennedy Engineering) make an adapter to fit a Barra with a 700R4? That seems like a great combination, even if just on paper. Kennedy Engineering probably doesn't make an adapter for a Barra since there are so few in the US. They will make one for the Barra if you have the dimensi...
by rocklord
Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 50
Views: 6812

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

Nice build.

Where'd you get your export brace?
by rocklord
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Wheels for a 66 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Wheels for a 66 Coupe

Looking at the list that 65coupei6 referenced, the largest tires for the front and back with the offset you noted is: Front: 17"x7", 4" backspace, 215-45-17 no rolled fender Back: 17"x8", 4.5" backspace, 235-45-17 no rolled fender I looked at the wheel/tire package you ...
by rocklord
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Falcon 4 Stud Disc Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Re: Falcon 4 Stud Disc Brakes

For that price you could have included the brake pads.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/16365079920 ... Track=true

Here's an alternative:
https://scarebird.com/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=115
by rocklord
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern

I have a 1966 mustang with a 200ci 6 cylinder I plan on turbocharging and I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to keep the factory 4 lug pattern but maybe in a better rear end that can handle the power? "Memory Lane" says: The Pinto wagon with a V6 had a 8" 4 lug rear end. The Pin...
by rocklord
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch chattering
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: Clutch chattering

You're correct, on a stock flywheel the step is 1-inch, but that is with every dimension factory original. If you are using a rebuilt pressure plate, the face was probably resurfaced, causing the gap between the PP face and flywheel to be more. If the pressure plate's been rebuilt several times, it'...
by rocklord
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Decoding This T5
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: Decoding This T5

1352-260 1999 Mustang WC w/elec.speedometer for a V6. 1st 3.35 2nd 1.99 3rd 1.33 4th 1.00 5th 0.68 Rev 3.15 The input shaft on the 1999 V6 T-5 is longer (7.85") than the earlier 85-93 V8 & 4cyl model (7.20"). Most bellhousing adapter plates are for the shorter input shaft 85-93 T-5. Th...
by rocklord
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 2331

Re: Best 2100 size to use

This might help:

ci/CarbChoice.html#2V
by rocklord
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque plates for small block?
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Torque plates for small block?

If you have a torque plate made, make sure it is around 2-inches thick. Here's one made by Pete62SOHC for the AU Intech 6 and where he had it made: https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=78578&start=50 Pete states that his torque plate will not work on the earlier I6, bolt holes don't line...
by rocklord
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tremec TKO BEHIND 240
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Tremec TKO BEHIND 240

Can't help you with the Tremec question, but I have a comment on the setup you want to run. You may want to look into troubles some people are having using a TBI fuel injection system like Fitech with a dual plane intake. Basically, the MAP sensor doesn't like the throttle plates in the TBI being se...
by rocklord
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rhoads lifters for bigger cam and yet good low end torque
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Rhoads lifters for bigger cam and yet good low end torque

chad wrote:
bmbm40 wrote:I can work on scanning but...

No, that's fine, quite enuff.

RHOADS LIFTERS
Prt Numbers:
2836 2836L 2836X 2836XL
(for) Ford 1963-83, 144, 170, 200, 250; (1986-92), 177 2.9)

(must B hydraulic only?)


Yes, hydraulic only. But they sound like solid lifters at idle.
by rocklord
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Correct T5?
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: Correct T5?

All that helps a lot, thanks man. I guess whats really stumping me, is that the retainer that the TO bearing slides on is much longer on the L4, does that not present a problem at all? The area for the disk to move on is much smaller than the v6/v8 one, does it still work, but its just tighter? Or ...
by rocklord
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Correct T5?
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: Correct T5?

These questions have been answered before here: https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=76625&p=589862&hilit=4+cyl+T5+pilot+bearing#p589862 Below is from http://straightsixshootin.weebly.com/t-5-general-info.html and is a great reference: When using a V8 T-5 behind a 144/170/200, then r...
by rocklord
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Weber DCOEs
Replies: 21
Views: 2549

Re: Triple Weber DCOEs

Two problems tuning fuel injection with individual throttle bodies (ITB) are getting a clean vacuum signal, and the initial tip-in off idle. One way to get a clean vacuum signal is to route the vacuum lines from each ITB runner into a common plenum, then run a single hose to the manifold absolute pr...
by rocklord
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Surfing ebay I found all six pieces of a 69 Mustang 250 motor mount BIN $40 + $12 shipping. Seller said they had been on a shelf 30 years. They showed up today and the rubber pieces look brand new. Im not going to revel how much I have spent on motor mount pieces trying to figure out how Im going t...
by rocklord
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1964 Gruman Olsonette
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: 1964 Gruman Olsonette

The 4.9 (300) would be a great swap, if it fits.
Looks like you have enough height in the engine bay for the 4.9, along with width, but length (radiator clearance) might get you.

The early Falcon/Econoline engine bay was tight when fitting a 4.9 without changing out the dog house.
by rocklord
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford small six MPG swap questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

Re: Ford small six MPG swap questions

The 200 is the same size as your 144, so fitment is not an issue. You will be able to use the motor mounts, radiator, and air cleaner from your 144. Hood clearance will be the same. Any 200 with the single or dual bell bolt pattern will allow you to use your flywheel, PP, clutch disc, and transmissi...
by rocklord
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Mystery hole in the intake manifold.
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: Mystery hole in the intake manifold.

It may allow you to run coolant through the intake to keep the fuel/air mixture cool.
by rocklord
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

From 1971 to 1973 (ending year of the full size Mustang chassis) the 250 six was the only six offered in them. Since all these Mustangs had the same basic chassis (after their retooling) in 1967 through to 1973 it would be doubtful that the 1969 250 engine mounts were changed significantly in their...
by rocklord
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI distributor for 200 I6
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: HEI distributor for 200 I6

What do i have is a 1968 ford 200 inline 6 what do i want to make 500 WHP with a turbo this is just the start of a long list of thing i want to do and thought this would be a good place to start It will be difficult to achieve 500WHP with a 200cid. Maybe not impossible, just difficult. Here's a lin...
by rocklord
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 52
Views: 10539

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

Sealed Power (866CP +1.00mm) makes a Chrysler 3.3L V6 piston cast aluminum piston with coated skirt that has a CH of 1.167", pin diameter 0.901", flat top, and a 3.701" bore. Piston is from a 2000-2002 with VIN code G, or R.
by rocklord
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Here's what the 69 Mustang 250 Mounts look like. The part numbers start with C9.
The insulators have offset bolts that go into the chassis mounts.

Hope this helps
by rocklord
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 52
Views: 10539

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

I feel as though i should know this, or maybe i already do and forgot :roll: , but is the 200 rod the same as the 170? Im pulling the 170 from my comet this next winter and was planning a proper rebuild for boost and was worried about the rods so these would be a piece of mind if they would work. I...
by rocklord
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need an engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: Need an engine

Great that you were able to find one local. The 73 block should be dual pattern allowing you to use the 9-inch bellhousing.

Keep us informed.

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