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by 65fback
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Re: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG

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by 65fback
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Re: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG

Hey guys, Sorry, been away from the forum for awhile. Yes, I still have the dash pad. I don't know that there's any difference between coupe/fastback/convertible (I just checked CJ Pony Parts - there's no delineation from what I can tell). To be clear - black dash pad, for 1966 Mustang. Made by Dash...
by 65fback
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle
Replies: 36
Views: 6941

Re: 4wd 250/200 family vehicle

I was going to say a Fairlane body could be had with a 200 or 250, but then I went back and read 4wd. LOL.
by 65fback
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade

It goes both ways. my wife was anti ford when I met her. She has relented.

The toyota she had was decent, but that was a 90s tercel.

All the new cars are a pain in the ass to fix.
by 65fback
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: HEADLIGHT PROBLEM PLEASE HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 2891

Re: HEADLIGHT PROBLEM PLEASE HELP

X2 on what BRONCO said.
by 65fback
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Anybody know how rare Mike's AL heads are?
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

Re: Anybody know how rare Mike's AL heads are?

I went to a cruise in here in NH tonight. I was talking with the guy who owns ne performance mustang. He said he ran across a car in MA that was traded in to a Chevy collector. It had the aluminum head on it. The Chevy guy just wanted it out of his stable and sold the CAR for $3k before the NE perfo...
by 65fback
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: How involved is a t-5 swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Re: How involved is a t-5 swap?

Following up on what datac said - your first step really should be to check the P/N on your engine block before you start gathering parts and/or seeing what the $ is going to be. My '65 came to me with a '66 block when I bought it 4 years ago - along with the wrong transmission.
by 65fback
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple intake for Ford Six
Replies: 32
Views: 3673

Re: Triple intake for Ford Six

There are a few people on this site who run the Offy. I know there is someone with a 67 or 68 mustang coupe over in Europe who uses it. The falcon 6 handbook talks about it on a page or two. IIRC you should be able to run 3 of the same carb if you want. Gene2dr does - he might be able to give you so...
by 65fback
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is an Autolite 2100 worth it on a stock 200ci?
Replies: 39
Views: 4449

Re: Is an Autolite 2100 worth it on a stock 200ci?

64.5 mustangs could be had with a 260 as well.
by 65fback
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2v OR 250 triple carb OR ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: 250 2v OR 250 triple carb OR ??

I'm saving my money up for a head and the triple weber DCOE setup.

My dilemma is I didn't have the funds available before the stock of aluminum heads dried up and getting a 250-2V head into the states looks to be difficult. :bang:
by 65fback
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2367

Re: Cam Advice

It's similar for the early mustangs - pull the grill and radiator to swap cam without pulling the block.

Get a factory shop manual if possible. It'll walk you through what you need to know for doing the job for your model year car.
by 65fback
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Re: FALCON DASHPAD ON MUSTANG

I have a 66 black repro dash still in its box if you're interested.
by 65fback
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Wiring Vent
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Wiring Vent

Took my car in to be inspected three weeks ago. Never had a problem before. Took it to the place we bought our last new car this time as so far I'd had luck with their service department. They flunked the car because the headlights were reversed - when one was high the other was low, etc. I knew abo...
by 65fback
Wed May 18, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Cam pull
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Cam pull

If you haven't done it before: when you pull the head and put it back on you're going to want a second person to help you. It's too unwieldy to chance marring the surface.
by 65fback
Tue May 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Cam pull
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Cam pull

I suggest first off buying the Ford shop manual for that year. :D

If you take out the grill and radiator you should be able to extract the cam without pulling the engine.
by 65fback
Wed May 11, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with these?
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Does anyone have any experience with these?

Wasn't there another post about speed daddy headers recently? I think someone bought one.
by 65fback
Mon May 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark II installation --- help
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Duraspark II installation --- help

IIRC I did some combo of pulling the instrument cluster and pulling the ignition switch assembly out for better access.
by 65fback
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sources for Argentine or Australian cylinder head
Replies: 23
Views: 3647

Re: Sources for Argentine or Australian cylinder head

IIRC the 221 is the end development of the 200 6 in Argentina. It would be a 3.6l or 3.7l. The falcon handbook talks about it along with the aussie 250 and classic inlines aluminum head.
by 65fback
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Camshaft advice

The falcon six handbook has some advice, and the classic inlines site still has a lot of information based on application. I think that's a good place to start.

Just remember not to buy off the site. Check with Will (does10s) to see if he's got the one you want.
by 65fback
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 2+2 Sixes how rare?
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: 2+2 Sixes how rare?

I haven't seen many - but it's been a popular thing to drop a V8 into these.

Found my T code 2+2 in Pennsylvania. Thrilled as it's the body shape I want at a price point I could still afford.
by 65fback
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!
Replies: 131
Views: 28097

Re: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!

Wow, Matt. You're making some really good progress. I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product. I just wish I had some metal skills myself.
by 65fback
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!
Replies: 131
Views: 28097

Re: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!

Cool new setup. Looking forward to see what you end up with on the dyno with it.
by 65fback
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: carb issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 2149

Re: carb issues?

I've a similar problem in terms of hard start if I leave it for a while. I think the fuel just drains. Mine's a later model 1bbl carb. As for running rough, mine was getting worse over time. Discovered a spark plug wire had become loose. You may want to check your ignition system just to rule it out...
by 65fback
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: future of classic inlines?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: future of classic inlines?

IIRC someone said Mike had paid up on the site for some goodly amount of time. It's not in danger of disappearing for some time yet.
by 65fback
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Basic DS II questions - FINAL
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Re: Basic DS II questions - dist won't fit into block

Getting a distributor in the first time is a pain. I had a heck of a time getting my DSII in after I bought it. Took me a few days to get it done. Chalk it up to a skill most of us don't have. This is the only car I've ever had that has a distributor, and Dad never had to stab one when I helped him ...
by 65fback
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Water Pump Won't Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: New Water Pump Won't Fit

I've not pulled my new one back off but when I pulled the old one off I noticed the blades of the impeller were fubar. I thought it was because PO had neglected to flush the coolant system (and I was stupid and took him at his word that the car was ready to go, so really my fault :bang: ) and a bunc...
by 65fback
Fri May 22, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: swapping '63 170 for a 78' 200
Replies: 14
Views: 2955

Re: swapping '63 170 for a 78' 200

First off, congrats on the newborn and the garage. Kid will definitely suck up your time. I used to think it would get less as they got older, but now with travel sports, my weekends are completely shot. The only thing I can add is an echo of go with the DSII if you don't already have it. I threw on...
by 65fback
Mon May 04, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: annoying miss at idle, ideas appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: annoying miss at idle, ideas appreciated

Quick thing to check: Are your spark plug wires in decent shape? Are they solidly connected to the plugs? I had one plug wire that wasn't seated properly on the plug. Caused the engine to run rough, especially at idle.
by 65fback
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: 200 head gasket

The valve cover gasket was my first thought. I replaced the valve cover gasket. No joy. I then started paying a lot closer attention. I don't have the problem at idle. When I had a helper press the accelerator a bit I started seeing oil weep out the front driver side corner between the block and the...
by 65fback
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: 200 head gasket

I found an older reference to it (2012 era). I don't think this is my issue. I'm weeping oil, not coolant. No problems with the coolant. I've not seen oil in the coolant either (I've been watching). I'm back to worrying if the head warped when the heater core blew shortly after I bought the car. Ser...
by 65fback
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: 200 head gasket

Thanks for the advice. I'll search for that thread. It's the first I'd it is a common problem. I thought it was just me with a bad gasket 2x in a row. I thought maybe I had created a burr when I pulled the head after purchasing the car to clean out the coolant passages. :bang: It was nasty in there.
by 65fback
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

Re: 200 head gasket

Is the weeping on the drivers side a common problem? How much should I tolerate?
by 65fback
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: OT: Have you guy's seen these new Equus Fastback clones?
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: OT: Have you guy's seen these new Equus Fastback clones?

$250k base price. Looks good, but meh on the GMC engine and as it's out of my price range, I'll go back to my regularly scheduled programming for the day now...
by 65fback
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leaking around head gasket - retorque or replace?
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Oil leaking around head gasket - retorque or replace?

I wish I had access to some steel shim gaskets. No, I think this was a Fel Pro. I finally got around to retorquing the head. It was weird - the passenger side didn't need anything. The torque wrench clicked on every bolt right away. Driver side every bolt needed more torque. I can't tell you how muc...
by 65fback
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leaking around head gasket - retorque or replace?
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Oil leaking around head gasket - retorque or replace?

As some of you may recall my water pump decided to eat itself last spring. Once I saw the crap that was in the pump I elected to pull the head to clean the water passages as much as possible and to get a general look at the condition of the top end of the engine. While the head was off I made sure t...
by 65fback
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Second Build (It's a long story)
Replies: 55
Views: 7567

Re: My Second Build (It's a long story)

Congrats on your first grandkid! I look forward to mine in the distant future when I can hand them back to their parents after spoiling them for the day.... :)
by 65fback
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying a late-model head for 2x2bbls
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Modifying a late-model head for 2x2bbls

Yes, there's a tiny progressive 2bbl. You can buy them on Stovebolt's website:

http://www.langdonsstovebolt.com/store/ ... ory=361512

IIRC someone referred to them recently on another post on this site.

Ive been thinking about these myself.
by 65fback
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Car runs. I put a bit more gas in the carb and it finally stayed running. I think in the end early on I had wiring issues - I had smelled the carb flooding for awhile. I haven't tuned the timing yet beyond setting initial to where engine sounds best at idle. Other than that all I have left to do is ...
by 65fback
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Ugh! Almost 2 months before I was able to get back to this. I need to put lights in the shed/garage so I can work at night after the kids are finally asleep. :bang: Overly anxious kid == lost evenings. :P Anyways, took another look this morning. I went and checked the voltage on all the wiring (agai...
by 65fback
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Yeah, I double checked. I hear a definite whooshing sound coming out of the spark plug hole on the stroke I've been guessing is TDC. I don't hear anything on the other stroke. Minor issue just happened, and just had a thought about my troubles. "Minor" issue: sparks just flew from the rela...
by 65fback
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Finally got back to diagnosing this. Last weekend we took the kids camping. By the time we get done putting the kids to bed at night during the week it's too dark out to see anything. I don't have electricity run out to the shed yet. I'm toying with the idea but I don't much like the idea of what it...
by 65fback
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Thanks for the tips guys. I've already done the 180 degree check (rotated all the plug wires halfway around the cap). Nothing doing. I've taken a step back to square one. I'm going over all the wiring again. As for the question of have I done anything else to the engine? Nothing. Everything else is ...
by 65fback
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Yeah, pretty sure I'm at TDC for cylinder 1. I bumped it around a couple of times to make sure. Then, just on the off chance I was wrong I rotated the plug wires around 180 degrees (as in moved along 3 positions, not rotated the wire around on the same post.... ;) Still no luck. I guess it's time to...
by 65fback
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

I'm getting spark to the plugs themselves (well at least the #5 cylinder which I spot checked). Must be a timing issue I rotated the distributor quite a bit both ways without success. I'm thinking I really botched it when I installed the distributor. :bang: So now I'm off to find top dead center for...
by 65fback
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Thanks. Quick follow up: I pulled the wire from the coil to distributor, put a spark plug on it and grounded it, had someone turn the engine over. I'm getting spark to the distributor. I'll do same with one of spark plug wires from distributor next. Off to friend's 50th birthday party so it'll have ...
by 65fback
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4412

DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

So after my 'adventures' installing the DSII distributor I've only had bits of time here and there to get the wiring done. That's now complete. The car won't start. It'll turn over but I'm not getting it to start. I've rechecked the wiring a couple of times. I've also verified I get 12V at the + ter...
by 65fback
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 1846

Re: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?

Not there yet. This was my first time installing a distributor. The restraining plate fell off before I could reconnoiter how it was positioned. I had it under the top lip of the distributor shaft. Thought it wedged into the side. Darn thing wasn't tightening its grip on the distributor. :bang: Took...
by 65fback
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 1846

Re: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?

Yep. I'm planning on sending the dizzy off to get recurved at some point. I think that's a ways down the road, though.

On to my next first time - pulling the ignition switch so I can get to the friendly pink wire to clip.
by 65fback
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 1846

Re: Stabbing dizzies - any tips?

Got it on. Thanks for the tips. I used the breaker bar to rotate the crankshaft. I couldn't get wife to blip the starter for me. Wiring it up now.