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by l3n
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tapas de cilindro Argentinas con Arbol de levas a la cabeza.
Replies: 35
Views: 4560

Re: Tapas de cilindro Argentinas con Arbol de levas a la cabeza.

chad wrote:just go to: http://www.ronicevi.com to get informaton and order this parts over the phone
Brings up a food & restaurant page w/a search function???



The page is expired, unfortunately. I've done some digging, but I don't think he's got another site up at the moment.
by l3n
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

I like that "Super Pursuit" badge. What is that from?
by l3n
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: source for '63 bumpers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Mac's has them, but they're "european" or so they say. The difference is the license plate area is a bit wider than on the stock US bumper, and the LP mount holes don't line up. Nothing major, but it's something to keep in mind.
by l3n
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

Rockauto.com has what I think you are looking for. I can't link to it because of their Java catalogue, but I dug down through an 88 Mustang electrical and think I saw it. ACDELCO Part # PT1901 More Info {3-WAY FEMALE #88860456} CONNECTOR,GEN VOLTAGE REG With Internal Regulator Thanks man, I'll chec...
by l3n
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

It is NOT reading ANY current drain, it is reading volts. You cannot read current (amps) when the meter is set to volts. They are two completely different things. Aw heck, I should have known I was doing something wrong. :oops: Thanks for the clarification, and the advice. Time for me to start from...
by l3n
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

Looks like you are reading 11VDC to me? Yup. The meter needs to be on the milliamp setting to give a meaningful reading. That meter should read up to 250 milliamps at full deflection which is 1/4 amp. Any serious short will peg the meter pretty hard. Joe Ok, now I'm confused. If this is a stupid qu...
by l3n
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

Thanks for the tip. I think I've found the source of the problem, just not the cause. There are two of them, the alternator is the one I'm trying to figure out now. My 1-wire alternator had a bad diode and VR. Replaced it, but the alt is still pushing a lot of amps. The harness from the VR to the al...
by l3n
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

I think so. The problem is the car was off during that test, and I'm pretty sure that's NOT what you want to see after everything's been turned off.....right?
by l3n
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

No worries about insulting me - if I knew what I was doing, I wouldn't be asking y'all for help ;)

But here's a pic of the meter during the last test...

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by l3n
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

Thanks for the response man, I'll try to be more clear. Im not clear on what or where you are measuring the 1 amp at. 1 amp is enough to drain a battery. I have the voltmeter in line from the battery cable to the starter solenoid (the battery has been moved to the trunk, so this is just easier than ...
by l3n
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

God I hate electrical problems... Ok, so I thought I had the problem tracked down - my six-month old alternator ended up having a bad diode and regulator (internal). I replaced the alt, but it looks like the new alternator is drawing current on a voltmeter test too. Is this just another bad alternat...
by l3n
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Pan fill c4 question
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Interesting, I've never heard of anyone doing that before. It works without any problems?
by l3n
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: temp switch vs. temp sensor: difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

I'm using this one.

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... =DER-16749


It's adjustable, which is handy.
by l3n
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Test Results
Replies: 5
Views: 817

I believe the original numbers are 170lbs for a new, from-the-factory engine (175 for 1968 and up) so I'd say you're doing just fine.
by l3n
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: AOD tranny?
Replies: 1
Views: 521

AOD won't go behind a 1966 200ci
by l3n
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

I readjusted the selector linkage just as Ludwig suggested, but it's no different. The only thing that changed is the gear selector sits much more clockwise in all gears. I really think the new C4 detent plate is needed to fix this. I'm getting one soon. I think someone else mentioned it in another...
by l3n
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

jamyers wrote:Type F is still available?



http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiong ... Id=7028170

This is what I'm using. Autozone carries it.
by l3n
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/c4-transmissions/472945-tranny-fluid.html It looks like there's a bit of debate on the subject of fluids. That's one of three or four threads on the subject at the fordmuscle.com forums. Folks there are running just about anything under the sun, most reporting zero p...
by l3n
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

For that one, someone else is going to have to chime in. I'm running the old stuff.
by l3n
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

If your steering column is still a '63, that falconparts one you listed might not work. This is the one I got.

http://www.falconparts.com/1960-1964+CO ... -+C-4.html
by l3n
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

It's always something, isn't it? :P

I bought a case of fluid when I did my swap, and I used just about all of it. I think it might depend on the year, but mine is a 72, and it took around ten or 11 quarts if I remember correctly.
by l3n
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: The C4 rebuild is on! Good bye 2 speed!
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

Hmmm, I'm not sure what to adjust at this point. I have two problems. 1. The car goes into Park, but leaves me to wonder how well it's actually "locked" there. It really wants to pop into Reverse. 2. The car shifts into all gears however the slightest amount of peddle pressure causes it to down shi...
by l3n
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford-O-Matic ...cast or aluminum?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

I don't have it any more, but I'm almost positive that it was cast iron. The weight alone makes me doubt it was aluminum.
by l3n
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford-O-Matic ...cast or aluminum?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

I'm pretty sure he's right.

Too bad he didn't ask last month. I just threw out my old FoM to make some space for the new junk. I think I still have the old torque converter if he wants it.
by l3n
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: More sheetmetal woes
Replies: 23
Views: 4029

JOHN G wrote:Will work for gas and beer!!



heck, if that's all it takes, then put SoCal on your itinerary - we have bikini girls!
by l3n
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Coilover comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

What will you be using in the rear? Coilover, leafs, monoleafs, watts, fays? The only reason I ask is because I think it is a good idea to match your front and rear suspension for best performance. That's a good point. I haven't decided on the rear end yet, but a 3-link or 4-link is the most likely...
by l3n
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Coilover comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Coilover comparison

I know this has been asked a million times already, but has a definitive answer to the "best" coilover question for a street car upgrade ever been reached? Is anyone aware of a comparison between the MK II, TCP, RRS, Global West, etc? I'm ready to start on my front suspension, and I'm interested in ...
by l3n
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter stuck on
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

jamyers wrote:And don't just buy the cheapest solenoid they have, you'll regret it later. Spend the extra couple of bucks and get a good one.



Absolutely. Been there, done that. Just about the most expensive $4 I ever saved.
by l3n
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My big exhaust, help me sort it
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

I really like the sound on mine (true dual). the firing order on our sixes makes for a sweet sound, especially at idle. I went with the cheapest turbo style muffler my installer sold. I'm sure most people would think it's a V-8 8) Ln3, shouldn't you be helping Lagrasta with his trans swap ? :lol: I...
by l3n
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My big exhaust, help me sort it
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

one thing you'll notice is the reduced ground clearance. those headers already hang low. i'd really consider going 2". when you do the system, I'd keep it true dual (no H-pipe). The one thing I noticed when I did mine was that the "true dual" setup can produce an annoying drone. At least it did on ...
by l3n
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

Every Ford power convertible top I have ever worked with was hot all the time, through a fusible link that went to the battery side of the solenoid. So I think your top is wired correctly. If your ignition switch is stuck on, you would expect things like the coil, etc. to stay energized so that sho...
by l3n
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter stuck on
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Sounds like the solenoid to me.
by l3n
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical drain
Replies: 25
Views: 4363

electrical drain

Aloha, this might be a stupid question, but it's got me pulling my hair out. I'm starting to figure out the mechanical stuff, but teaching myself electrical is a bit trickier. After cleaning up a lot of PO garbage, I've been chasing an electrical gremlin for months now. Everything works well enough ...
by l3n
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: i need inline six info
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Harte3 wrote:
Come back down to earth friend :wink: There is no single modification you can do to achive a "ton of horses" including boring.



http://www.themustangnews.com/eventcov_ ... sema14.htm

Well, there are one or two...if you have a spare million lying around ;)
by l3n
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: i need inline six info
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

This might help you understand boring: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tech/0512phr_engine_building_tech_how_to/index.html Boring increases the cylinder size, but like a lot of Ford engines, these are thinwall castings, so you can't go far enough to get a significant increase without sleeving the c...
by l3n
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: i need inline six info
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

If you're looking for a cheap motor that builds gobs of power, you're probably better off with a v8. i6's are great and you can get a surprising amount out of them, but adding displacement is cheaper than carefully researching, building, and tuning a motor (especially with technology that's been vir...
by l3n
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 needs a rebuild...
Replies: 36
Views: 3015

Well aloha and welcome to the "still learning" club! I got my Ford about a year ago, and before that I didn't know much more than how to change the oil. There's a fair amount of information out there on these engines (especially here), and thankfully they're not terribly complicated, so with some pa...
by l3n
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: the same as D.U.I.?
Replies: 28
Views: 2807

Then whats a custom distro curve cost? I'm strictly an amateur, but that has always been where I assumed the superiority came from. Even if the overall technological capabilities are the same, the DSII was curved by Ford with a different objective in mind that the folks at Davis. At least I've alwa...
by l3n
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8-inch Rear Axle Weight for Shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 837

125 sounds about right, give or take 10 pounds or so. I just had to clean out my storage closet downstairs (found a 62' bench seat that needs recovering for $20) and spent an hour dragging parts out and rearranging. The 8" is heavy enough that you can carry it on your own, but probably shouldn't. Sp...
by l3n
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: c4 help
Replies: 2
Views: 463

There's no problem running a v8 tranny on the i6. Sort of. It depends on the bell mounting pattern on the tranny. The 6-bolt pattern won't work. You want the 5 bolt pattern. I think (and this could be WAY off) that the 6-bolt is a pan fill design, and the case fill models are 5-bolt. The easiest thi...
by l3n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Truetrac a good choice?
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Maybe you already saw this, but here's some pretty good info.



http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/arch ... 35349.html
by l3n
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Falcon rear ends - 64 into a 63?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Cool. Thanks man.
by l3n
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Falcon rear ends - 64 into a 63?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Falcon rear ends - 64 into a 63?

If this has been covered elsewhere, I apologize. A search didn't quite turn up what I was looking for. I've done a lot of digging here and at TFFN. I picked up an 8-inch '64 Falcon rear end a while back, with plans to use it on my '63. By the numbers, it's 2 inches wider (56" for the 61-63 and 58" f...
by l3n
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Anybody using these?
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

You've heard less than good things with the Saturn unit? Anything specific? (he asks, with no small amount of trepidation...) Sorry, I should have been more specific when I said that. The column mounted electronic power steering on the Saturn Vue is known to have some durability issues, according t...
by l3n
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I spoke with John from Pony Carbs this week
Replies: 32
Views: 2893

The "problem" with a 5200 is that is has more headroom. You are far more likely to stomp on it if you know it will do more than just change the way the engine sounds... Rick(wrench) A vacuum guage is a real revealer of driving habits...stay out of the power valve. You guys are killing me. Listening...
by l3n
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Anybody using these?
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

I was all set to get started on that one, but I've been hearing some less-than-glowing comments on the durability of the Saturn EPS unit. Still trying to source out another model. That Flaming River kit is what gave me the idea in the first place - they aren't the manufacturer, just the US distribut...
by l3n
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Falcon inner fender
Replies: 1
Views: 621

If you ever find one, let me know. I've got a decent sized rust patch in the exact same spot.

I've seen mustang ones around, but never the falcon. Maybe they're the same?
by l3n
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Anybody using these?
Replies: 19
Views: 2606

Sounds good to me. Brakes and suspension are this summer's project. I'm planning to go with front discs pretty soon, and the old single reservoir manual setup probably isn't going to cut it. This should be just what the doctor ordered. Nope, no power steering...I've been considering it. It would be ...
by l3n
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Newb Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Timing is set at the distributor alone. If it becomes a situation where the chain is causing problems, your only option is to replace it.

The timing cover is next to the water pump, on the front of the block.
by l3n
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Newb Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

So I'm hoping to replace the belt that runs from my fan to damper to alt. By loosening the the alt and replacing the old belt I won't have to adjust any timing right? Also, what are the differences between vacuum advance and mechanical advance? Wish they'd teach you this in college... That is corre...