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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: 238

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: 8
Views: 207

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: 499

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: 354

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: 391

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: 223

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: 293

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: 293

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: 390

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: 390

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: 391

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 391

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: 391

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: 643

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: 1179

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: 869

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 616

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: 1195

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: 1195

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: 679

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: 929

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: 929

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: 929

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: 1346

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: 828

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

1986F150six wrote:Clean and compact installation!


Indeed. Powerband's workmanship is truly exemplary :thumbup: :nod: :D
by Lazy JW
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

jason832 wrote:...
Gotta love when its so cold the np435 starts walking away in neutral thinking ots an automatic with 75w90 and takes Godzilla to shift it :mrgreen:


In my experience that starts happening around -20°F :evil:
by Lazy JW
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: i6 aftrmrkt head - RockAuto
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: i6 aftrmrkt head - RockAuto

I have no idea what went wrong, I was just pretty sure that you did not mean to make a bunch of duplicate posts, so I deleted them.
by Lazy JW
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: i6 aftrmrkt head - RockAuto
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: i6 aftrmrkt head - RockAuto

I deleted the extra posts.
Joe
by Lazy JW
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???
Replies: 17
Views: 1060

Re: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???

My 1986 F150 with 4.9L, 4 speed manual O.D. and 3.08 gears returns ~17.5 to 23.0 mpg. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1325963-gas-mileage-recipe-4-9l-300-a.html I just finished reading that long thread, great info! Thanks for posting the link. I ran my TorqueMotor in my old 81 F-150 for three ye...
by Lazy JW
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Set the points gap or dwell angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Set the points gap or dwell angle?

I prefer the dwell method. It eliminates/minimizes possible inaccuracies due to distributor wear, misaligned/burned points, etc I also prefer to set it to the minimum dwell number - in your case 37 degrees - knowing as the point rubbing block wears the point gap will tend to tighten up, increasing ...
by Lazy JW
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine temps are still going higher than I would like.
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Engine temps are still going higher than I would like.

I run a 205° thermostat in my 81 F-150 all rear around :|
by Lazy JW
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The fine points of pointless (Duraspark) distributors
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: The fine points of pointless (Duraspark) distributors

I've read that the GM HEI doesn't retard ignition on startup, like the stock Ford module does?... This is correct. There is a GM 5-pin module that does have the retard feature for starting. I am running the GM 4-pin module on my White Ox, and it could use the retard feature but I have not actually ...
by Lazy JW
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing set opinion
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Timing set opinion

brandoncw, I'm thinking you really meant custom keys . The keyway is actually the slot in the shaft brandoncw is correct You tell us how many degrees the cam needs to be shifted and the crank gear gets a new keyway cut with a new corresponding reference gear tooth marking. So you guys are providing...
by Lazy JW
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1945 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Holley 1945 Question

Ah, yes. Those are very nice machines and ever so much more modern than ours :mrgreen: This old Champ is a standard forklift with big front tires, small rears (steering) and a massive counterweight. It does have fully hydraulic steering, which is very nice. It does lack side-shift on the forks :( Ma...
by Lazy JW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 255
Views: 31568

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

88F15088 wrote:Whatever is closest to 1:1. On a 5 speed that's usually 4th gear, on a 4 speed auto it's usually 3rd gear.

https://www.tdi-plc.com/dyno-testing-gear-best/


Thanks, I have never been around a dyno.
by Lazy JW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1945 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Holley 1945 Question

The engine is a 225. My brother used to drive US Mail routes in a Dodge Aspen station wagon; he had rebuilt this engine as a spare about 20 years ago, but had never started it. He donated it to the cause, we just had to swap oil pans and manifolds (the forklift has a weird exhaust pipe casting that ...
by Lazy JW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1945 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Holley 1945 Question

My daughter and son-in-law buy hay by the semi-truck load and it is in big rectangular bales of ≈1500 lbs. This old Champ forklift is an off-road model with big tires and is rated for 8000 lb on the first stage of lift and 4000 lb on the second stage, which reaches up to 30'. He can move three bales...
by Lazy JW
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 255
Views: 31568

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

Dumb question here: In what gear do you run a chassis dyno test? Or does it matter?
by Lazy JW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1945 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Holley 1945 Question

So I finally pulled the top off the carb and lo and behold the float was set about 1/4" high. :evil:

The old Champ forklift purrs like a kitten now. :D

Thanks for the help, :thumbup:
Joe
by Lazy JW
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1952 Ammeter not working
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Re: 1952 Ammeter not working

The gauge is bad. I do not know where to get them repaired. Sorry. :cry:

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