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by Lazy JW
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: A question about aftermarket TBI?
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: A question about aftermarket TBI?

In my experience, the much-vaunted low-speed torque of the stock 300 six is a joke compared with a true tractor engine. They only seem good when compared with a typical V8, which is even worse. I built my TorqueMotor with this in mind. It has an Economaster cam from the now-defunct Reed Cams; this i...
by Lazy JW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.
Replies: 50
Views: 2045

Re: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.

International Harvester used to have optional high-compression pistons available for their farm tractors that would be used at high elevations; this was for normally aspirated gasoline engines. Forced induction probably works better.
by Lazy JW
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 43
Views: 2092

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

The oil pressure concern had to do with the very badly worn bearings at 5000 miles. Could the premature bearing wear be a result of detonation applying so much force that the bearing surface broke through the oil film? If so, it seems like no amount of oil pressure would keep the surfaces apart. Ju...
by Lazy JW
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: high ratio rocker arms
Replies: 143
Views: 27705

Re: high ratio rocker arms

everybody except those who rebuild total stock engines wants custom rockers. I don't want to step on anybodys toes as CHRIST would not be in it . but I want 1.65 rockers that are adjustable preferably irn or Rachat de crédit meilleur taux crédit alum don't really matter also but I,ve brought server...
by Lazy JW
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 piece oil pan gasket always leaks
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: 1 piece oil pan gasket always leaks

...Desperate, I finally glued the darn gasket on by applying a good coating of RTV silicone to both sides of the silicone gasket. Finally... for the first time in years , I have no oil leaks. ...I'm fed up with these stupid 1 piece gaskets always leaking... ... If I have to, I'll glue the next gask...
by Lazy JW
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Frozen engine
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Frozen engine

South Carolina is a fur piece from Oregon :mrgreen:
by Lazy JW
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Ford should have done it
Replies: 43
Views: 2509

Re: Ford should have done it

That is indeed a nice rig. Good luck on your project :-)
by Lazy JW
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150
Replies: 35
Views: 3634

Re: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150

Piloted reamers are routinely used used in the gunsmithing trade for chambering firearms. Any of the folks making chamber reamers could probably make one, but they would likely be prohibitively expensive.
Joe
by Lazy JW
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fail Tales, tall tales, lies, and blatant misrepresentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Fail Tales, tall tales, lies, and blatant misrepresentation.

When I rebuilt my first overhead cam engine that had interference between pistons and valves (Datsun), I bolted the head on and then rotated the engine to TDC. Bent two valves :oops:
by Lazy JW
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Some daily driver questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Some daily driver questions

... what is your take on buying a reman, vs. doing it yourself? I would rebuild the original given the chance, but I can't have the truck out of service for more than a weekend or so, just enough time to swap an engine. I consider myself skillful enough to do the job. Just looking for insight. Do t...
by Lazy JW
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 1985 F-150
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: 1985 F-150

Joe that pickup looks to be in very nice condistion at a very decent price, wish I had the money to grab it up. :nod: :thumbup: I've never looked inside the hood on an 85 before, looks like it has a hydraulic clutch. Also, the air cleaner certainly does not appear to be original; plus they mention ...
by Lazy JW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: How many site members name their Cars ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: How many site members name their Cars ?

My truck is the White Ox, and my 81 F-150 is the Blue Ox
by Lazy JW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 1985 F-150
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

1985 F-150

I saw this on craigslist near my locale; when it was first posted it was at $1500.00.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Joe

https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/po ... 05461.html
by Lazy JW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: wore out threads
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

Re: wore out threads

woodbutcher wrote::D Well,got the old beast back on the road.Starter is working just fine.Took it to the local trans shop,and the owner did the through bolt fix.Was very reasonable too.Thank you Ronnie Inman at Inmans Transmission repair.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Leo


:thumbup: :nod: :D
by Lazy JW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone ever built something like this?
Replies: 51
Views: 5625

Re: Has anyone ever built something like this?

drag-200stang wrote:I thought it was angels. :hmmm: ...


Angels, angles, probably could make the same argument for either one, eh? :wink:
by Lazy JW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone ever built something like this?
Replies: 51
Views: 5625

Re: Has anyone ever built something like this?

hairyclive wrote:...

As far as raising decks and lowering cranks if you have to do the rest or the work to get the combo the other 25% work to do that doesn't seem like much more...


Lead the way, my friend, you will definitely be pioneering a new path.
Show us how it's done :thumbup: :nod: :D
Joe
by Lazy JW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone ever built something like this?
Replies: 51
Views: 5625

Re: Has anyone ever built something like this?

Doesn't the camshaft get in the way of adding very much stroke?
by Lazy JW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 on the tree modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

Re: 3 on the tree modifications

Blairsville Ed wrote:... I’ll have to install a traction loc set up in the rear differential...


When you install the traction loc setup, throw in a set of 4.56 gears. This will solve your boat ramp problems, and really should be the first thing on the list; then decide if you need any transmission changes.
Joe
by Lazy JW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fresh Rebuilt 240
Replies: 120
Views: 9386

Re: Fresh Rebuilt 240

Nitrous... :mrgreen: :thumbup: :nod:
by Lazy JW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 2702

Re: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?

... Goals are to cruise at 65-70 and maintain 2,000 rpm, and haul a 3,500# trailer at 60-65 mph without revving to the moon out of overdrive. Thanks! My 81 F-150 has 2.75 gears w/T18 granny tranny. It would probably pull that load in 4th (direct) at 60ish/2000 on level ground with no wind at 2000 r...
by Lazy JW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust question...
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: Exhaust question...

sdiesel wrote:
small pipes=fast exhaust
big pipes=gasses lolly gag and and stall in the pipe.


Which makes me think that the pipe behind the muffler should be smaller than the inlet maybe? :hmmm:
by Lazy JW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 mods update
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: 240 mods update

Blairsville Ed wrote:... planning on installing a traction loc set up for the rear axle. I could re-gear at that time...


Stock size tires and a set of 4.56 gears will get you to your goal :nod: :thumbup: A planetary overdrive would be oh-so-very sweet :D
by Lazy JW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 42
Views: 4371

Re: Rebuilding 240

68Flareside240 wrote:... I believe the head gasket is blowing... it was gurgling and blowing steam and coolant out of the overflow. Then I noticed gas bubbles coming from between the head and block around 4-5-6...


That will do it for sure :evil:
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: 98
Views: 23300

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: 98
Views: 23300

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: 10
Views: 4521

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: 2479

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: 1118

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: 1118

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: 1042

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: 1664

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: 42
Views: 4371

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: 79
Views: 8845

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: 79
Views: 8845

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: 42
Views: 4371

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: 2224

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: 42
Views: 4371

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: 42
Views: 4371

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: 42
Views: 4371

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: 967

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: 3805

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: 1935

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: 1331

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: 2843

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: 2248

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: 1334

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: 1334

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.

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