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by Lazy JW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 96
Views: 14053

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

Looks like a two-speed auxiliary transmission bolted to some sort of SAE bell housing. I have no idea as to what brand that might be. Based on comments on pirate that's probably a special bell for an oil spray clutch. I think it's a forward/neutral/reverse box since the engine in a forklift is goin...
by Lazy JW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 96
Views: 14053

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

Looks like a two-speed auxiliary transmission bolted to some sort of SAE bell housing. I have no idea as to what brand that might be.
by Lazy JW
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best source for quality re manufactured Carter YFA?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Best source for quality re manufactured Carter YFA?

... the carb ices up around the base in the summertime... Yikes! :shock: Two things come to mind immediately: 1. The air cleaner pre-heat mechanism (hot air stove) is not functioning properly 2. The heat riser in the exhaust manifold is not working correctly either Your throttle shafts are indeed p...
by Lazy JW
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: plenum size and why does it matter?
Replies: 29
Views: 753

Re: plenum size and why does it matter?

I have been intrigued by the Fish carburetor since I first learned about them as a teenager back in the 70's. I went so far as to contact Mike Brown who at one time had bought some of the equipment and rights to manufacture them (I have no idea if he still does this). He pretty much talked me out of...
by Lazy JW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Leaks from Too Much Crankcase Pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Oil Leaks from Too Much Crankcase Pressure

wsa111 wrote:
Lazy JW wrote:So is this just a big filter to provide lots of free flow in either direction with no check valves depending upon the needs of the engine at any given time?

I like the looks of it.

Joe, yes its full flow both ways. Plus air entering is filtered.


Thanks :D
by Lazy JW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Leaks from Too Much Crankcase Pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Oil Leaks from Too Much Crankcase Pressure

So is this just a big filter to provide lots of free flow in either direction with no check valves depending upon the needs of the engine at any given time?

I like the looks of it.
by Lazy JW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What changed between 1960 and all other 144 engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: What changed between 1960 and all other 144 engines?

I don't remember what the time frames were, but car makers at various times used gross horsepower, net horsepower, gross horsepower with no accessories, net horsepower with and without accessories, etc. etc. (accessories being water pumps, generators, alternators, and so on). There was also a fair a...
by Lazy JW
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford small six MPG swap questions
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Ford small six MPG swap questions

There is more to economy than just gas mileage. The cost of doing an engine swap is very large.
by Lazy JW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Rebuilding 240

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:
68Flareside240 wrote:... but nothing beats the ...air from the quarter window.

I like


Amen! :thumbup:
by Lazy JW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 2034

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

pmuller9 wrote:...If your OD ratio is 4.42 then the highway rpm will not be so crazy...


With those tall tires on a heavy vehicle having poor aerodynamics the engine will essentially be lugging all the time in top gear. My White Ox knows about pulling heavy loads ;-)
by Lazy JW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 2034

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

... NP 435 four speed ... tires will be skinny tubeless dually 22.5... The gears are 6.17s ... You're gonna be spending a lot of time in low range :D When Ford built their original HD 300's they used pistons that delivered a lower compression ratio than the standard 300's. I strongly suggest doing ...
by Lazy JW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Rebuilding 240

68Flareside240 wrote:... I honestly thought the truck ran too good to have a timing issue. I will replace the radiator when I build the motor...


You may well be correct. A thorough block cleaning and a new radiator will certainly be a big step in the right direction.
Best wishes for your rebuild project.
Joe
by Lazy JW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Re-curved distributors on "modified engines" What do you mean???
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Re-curved distributors on "modified engines" What do you mean???

I question the value in sending my distributor to someone far away and having them "recurve" it when they have never so much as seen my engine/vehicle.
by Lazy JW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Rebuilding 240

If that were mine, I would:
A) Verify the timing marks, re-mark if needed, and add marks every 5°out to 45°
B) Verify function of the mechanical advance (vacuum advance disconnected)
C) Verify function of the vacuum advance
by Lazy JW
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Rebuilding 240

[quote="68Flareside240"] ... This truck is screaming at 65mph and I can't do it long. It really seams to not like extended runs of 55-60 before the temp needle starts creeping up...[ /quote] When everything is working properly your engine will run 65 mph all day long without overheating. I...
by Lazy JW
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Rebuilding 240

That little short-stroke 240 will rev to the moon and do it more smoothly than a 300. If you remove the fan and replace it with an electric one that only runs when you need it to, it won't sound like it is straining so much. Those fans are noisy. When limited to the one-barrel carb, the 240 will mak...
by Lazy JW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Edelbrock 1bbl Intake Manifold and Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Edelbrock 1bbl Intake Manifold and Carb

Several years back I was bidding on one on EBay, it went for over $500.00. I did not get it
by Lazy JW
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: a red diamond in a pick up
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: a red diamond in a pick up

You're gonna need to beef up the front suspension a whole bunch :mrgreen:

I love it! :D :thumbup: :nod:
by Lazy JW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Reduce Displacement
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Reduce Displacement

The Slant Six is already small bore and long stroke; they are pretty robust as well and are ready made in the 170 cubic inch version
by Lazy JW
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel issues
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Fuel issues

My White Ox does this often when I let it sit too long (months) without running. Seems as though the fuel drains or siphons out, whatever, result is it loses its prime and refuses to pump fuel. My old solution: Remove fuel line hose from inlet side of the fuel pump, then blow back through the line m...
by Lazy JW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: calculating a vehicles amperage needs
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: calculating a vehicles amperage needs

sdiesel wrote:would a turbo make that setup everything u want it to be?...


Not for me.

The power it now has is plenty for 20,000 lbs CGVW, the brakes, frame, suspension, tires, steering, and my nerves.
by Lazy JW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup

Snakeless wrote:Thanks! Cool lookin' truck, Lazy JW. I've got way more experience with the 300, and just love them. Looks like yours pulls it's fair share, huh? :thumbup:


Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it pulls like a tractor; I only put about 500 miles per year on it but it sure comes in handy when I need it.
by Lazy JW
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Lugging with 3 spd ?
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Engine Lugging with 3 spd ?

Downshift. That little short-stroke Fordsix can rev too the moon!
by Lazy JW
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Lugging with 3 spd ?
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Engine Lugging with 3 spd ?

1000 RPM is no problem for a healthy engine. Just don't stand on the throttle when you accelerate out of the turn.
by Lazy JW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling engine
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Pulling engine

takehikes wrote:... I'd prefer to leave it where it is if I can...


You most certainly can.
by Lazy JW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling engine
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Pulling engine

Max_Effort wrote:That little 2WD three speed is easy to pull with the engine...


I agree. :nod: :thumbup:

I have always left the Warner T-18's in the vehicle though.
by Lazy JW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: calculating a vehicles amperage needs
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: calculating a vehicles amperage needs

sdiesel wrote:explain please about 6 ton of hay as too much.
too much for the truk?
brakes?
engine?
I'm curious.
I've gone 25k with scrap metal,
I won't do that again.


Just not enough power to be running on a 65 mph two-lane, heavily traveled highway. Back roads and 45 mph, no problem.
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

The idea of daily driving points ignition is a bad one... I respectfully disagree. I have driven roughly one million miles on breaker point ignitions. I also still do farm work with horses :wink: I've owned points ignition trucks and owned horses. Both require a lot of maintenance and both smell ba...
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

Harte3 wrote:"I also still do farm work with horses :wink:"

Still using the Fjords?


Yup :nod: Not as much as we used to now that my daughter is married and has her own family, but the grandchildren are growing up... :D
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

Max_Effort wrote:
The idea of daily driving points ignition is a bad one...


I respectfully disagree. I have driven roughly one million miles on breaker point ignitions. I also still do farm work with horses :wink:
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

3OOford150 wrote:... will the points distributor have enough umph to be able to spark enough for a 4 barrel setup that I have installed?


Yes, it will run just fine. Don't be scared off by all of the naysayers who don't think it will.

You will need to do the due diligence of much more frequent maintenance.
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

I am trying to take any electronics out of the system... I believe this is the important detail of the original post, which is to create the simplest possible ignition, hence my suggestion of a breaker point distributor with a VW coil. Yes, the VW coil will work just fine with a Ford engine. All of...
by Lazy JW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: calculating a vehicles amperage needs
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: calculating a vehicles amperage needs

the white ox, curious, how much do she weigh empty? can I guess 8500?.. The White ox is right at 7500 lbs empty; I used to work at a sawmill that had a modern truck scale, so I weighed it quite a few times. The trailer in the picture is pretty heavy, right at 2500 lbs, so the combination comes in a...
by Lazy JW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: calculating a vehicles amperage needs
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: calculating a vehicles amperage needs

...want to use a hitachi alternator for its hydraulic pump attachment... ...the Hitachi is an 70 amp model and cannot be modified for greater output... These are your limiting factors. To live within them: A) Use dual batteries with a battery isolator to prevent your starting battery from being dra...
by Lazy JW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Points distributors?

3OOford150 wrote:Does anyone know what points distributors will drop in the 300 and run with just a hot wire and a coil...


Use a distributor as recommended above, and buy a new coil for a Volkswagen air-cooled bug, it does not require any ballast resistor.

A well-maintained breaker point ignition is very reliable.
by Lazy JW
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 36
Views: 1629

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

20181113_163209.jpeg THE BUS! never learned to upload files. all ur gonna get fer now. BUT opinions please, on a 435 transmission with a range splitter 2 speed I love it! :D :nod: :thumbup: Definitely do the 435 with whatever 2 speed you decide upon. I am rather fond of the Eaton planetary 2-speeds...
by Lazy JW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?

1985 and 1986 carb heads, and the later EFI heads do not use pressed in studs. If you want a direct bolt on, high ratio rocker then you need to use the Scorpion 1059 roller rockers which are a 1.73 ratio. Otherwise you will have to drill and tap the 5/16" holes to 7/16" for screw in studs...
by Lazy JW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 36
Views: 1629

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

ZF5+300 should be fine. You won't be pulling any hills at 70 though. I'd pick the fastest speed you want to go (be realistic, you're not gonna drive at 65 on the highway when the rest of the traffic is doing 85) and gear it to do 3k-3500 at that speed. Having pulled a LOT of heavy loads with my Whi...
by Lazy JW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 36
Views: 1629

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

Rather than re-type the story, I copied and pasted the following from another thread. :lol: When I was in high school we had a bus driver named Jim S. He was an old Navy man, about 6'5" and weighed around 275; he had everyone's respect without being a jerk, and was definitely the most fun bus d...
by Lazy JW
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-resistance wires with Duraspark?
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Low-resistance wires with Duraspark?

... BTW, is there anything special about a Duraspark ignition coil other than having the correct resistance? I've got my original coil, and one off an 80-something Lincoln that was not Duraspark (TFI?). Both are round can-type and both measure about 1.4ohm primary and 8.5kohm secondary. Only differ...
by Lazy JW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Road draft tube lots of blow bye
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Road draft tube lots of blow bye

Some of those early "Band-Aid" attempts at Positive Crankcase Ventilation were none too good on a fresh engine, and were woefully inadequate when there was excessive blowby, hence the bad reputation of PCV in the early days. Getting those nasty vapors out of the crankcase is a major factor...
by Lazy JW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Road draft tube lots of blow bye
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Road draft tube lots of blow bye

"...I noticed the road draft tube..." I've seen/commented on ur vids - now a Q. Do U have any pic of the above? Not necessarily blowin smoke, I just can't recall ever seeing this early 1st response to pollution. CA was very early, I think '58 at CIT in Pasadena to use this as smog 'contro...
by Lazy JW
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

arse_sidewards wrote:I used whatever the off brand red stuff the parts store had. Worked great. Making sure the exhaust manifolds are flat makes a lot more difference than the brand of RTV you use.


Just for clarification: Do you use the silicone RTV sealer directly on the exhaust manifold gaskets?
by Lazy JW
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: T18 or T170?

Amazing! :bang: :mrgreen: :nod: My old bus driver, Jim, was also a very competent mechanic and a skilled driver, in addition to being an avid outdoorsman and gunsmith. He didn't really ABUSE the bus, but he did push it pretty hard within its limitations. My White Ox has a bone-stock clutch rated for...
by Lazy JW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: T18 or T170?

... School busses were bad, because of the drivers... :lol: When I was in high school we had a bus driver named Jim S. He was an old Navy man, about 6'5" and weighed around 275; he had everyone's respect without being a jerk, and was definitely the most fun bus driver we ever had. He drove a l...
by Lazy JW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: T18 or T170?

I own four (4) T-18's, every one of them has a cast iron case and they also have a very clear raised casting mark of "T18". They are big, heavy, and quite durable.
by Lazy JW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whats Next
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: Whats Next

... out on the highway here between Charlottesville and Va Beach everybody and there grandmother will be flying by you if your doing 60mph. I can see 65mph while pulling the boat but empty, at least on the interstate I would be at 75mph... Whee! :D I don't remember ever having my ol' White Ox going...
by Lazy JW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

1986F150six wrote:Clean and compact installation!


Indeed. Powerband's workmanship is truly exemplary :thumbup: :nod: :D

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