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by Eric Rose
Sat May 26, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: t5 conversion pilot bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: t5 conversion pilot bearing

The pilot is smaller on a 4cyl T5 than the standard size used by the V8 T5 and the SROD and other common Ford transmissions. If I had used a V8 T5 the 3.03 bearing could have been used. I got the swap done, everything works as it should. The T5 bolted right up to the E1 bell. I put a steel bearing r...
by Eric Rose
Mon May 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?

I I finally got it done. E1 borg-warner bell, a WC T5 from an SVO, and the 83 diesel Ranger pilot bearing (202ss). I had to cut out a good bit of the hump so the shifter would clear and can be serviced from the top. Not really sure how to cover the hole. I re-used the clutch and fork I got with the ...
by Eric Rose
Sun May 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1967

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

There are only 3 mounts, front mounts on the left and right on the engine, and the transmission mount in the rear. The engine oil pan should sit above the under engine crossmember with about an inch to spare.
by Eric Rose
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: t5 conversion pilot bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 865

t5 conversion pilot bearing

I am in the process of collecting parts for a T5 swap. So far I've managed to track down the super rare SR-4 bellhousing (the 4 speed version of the T5. I also have a T5 from an '86 SVO Mustang. The 3.50 1st seems to be a good compromise between the low 3.93 gearing of the 4cyl and the high 3.35 gea...
by Eric Rose
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: Info-Pic request: V8 Quick-steer Pitman/Idler

I can at least confirm for you that the 65 Falcon V8 stock parts do work with the I-6 belly bar. And I have an Opentracker racing roller idler arm that will also clear. Not sure about the quick steer stuff. Would like to know as well. Assuming the Maverick spindle is similar to the Granada, you may ...
by Eric Rose
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?

I got the E1 bell from a T4 equipped car. Tracked one down on car-part.com My brother-in-law has given me a world class T5 from a V8 mustang. The downside is it needs a rebuild, so I'll have to get a rebuild kit and send it off for that. The upside is that the transmission is the only part of the ca...
by Eric Rose
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?

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This is headed my way and should be in next week.
by Eric Rose
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Factory 6cyl T5 bellhousing.Does it exist?

Hey all Is there a bolt-on bellhousing to fit a T5 to a regular 6cyl bolt pattern? I really want to go T5 eventually and I'd like to start collecting parts this fall. I have an SROD in the car now. It's OK but where I live it's pretty hilly and I feel like I need a gear between 2nd and 3rd. The idea...
by Eric Rose
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover
Replies: 20
Views: 3422

Re: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18838903_471618713173036_8383759625653530035_n.jpg?oh=1c7f996740e2056b67fbbef451ed5579&oe=59E27B9F The Vintage Inlines air cleaner adapter for the YF moves the air cleaner off center from the YF's carb stud so I need an offset air cleaner stud now. the lid...
by Eric Rose
Wed May 31, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover
Replies: 20
Views: 3422

Re: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover

So I ordered ARP studs, it turns out they wouldn't work because the clearance on the sides where it's indented is very tight, too tight for a wrench or a socket for the nut. So I went with T-bolts. I would think a socket head cap screw that takes an allen key would also work.
by Eric Rose
Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover
Replies: 20
Views: 3422

Re: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover

I couldn't find the studs anywhere local. Checked all the brick & mortar places like parts stores, Tractor Supply, hardware stores, etc and couldn't find anything that would work. I looked them up on McMaster Carr but with the cost of the studs and shipping it was cheaper just to go with ARP on ...
by Eric Rose
Sun May 14, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover
Replies: 20
Views: 3422

Best gasket/sealant procedure for cast valve cover

Hey all I got a cast aluminum valve cover from Vintage Inlines recently. Beautiful piece. Now I'm looking at how to seal it. My previous installations of stamped steel covers have always leaked. I use the nice re-usable rubber gaskets on engines that I can get them for but it seems like cork is the ...
by Eric Rose
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1963 Falcon 5 lug rear end questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5642

Re: 1963 Falcon 5 lug rear end questions.

The '63 Falcon 8" is indeed a rare rear end. The narrowest of the 8" housings. Maverick/Comet is a smidgen wider, thats what I have under my '62 Falcon and its a tight fit. I have about 1/2" of tire clearance on each side. I tried a '64/65 Falcon rear end, it put the tires right again...
by Eric Rose
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Negative roll upper control arm options
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

Re: Negative roll upper control arm options

Last time I got my arms from Laurel Mtn. Mustang - any ideas of who's products are better quality? . Each of the vendors carry several different brands of varying quality. I am assuming Laurel Mountain sold you the same crappy "made in China" arms that Mustangs Unlimited and every other F...
by Eric Rose
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 61 Disc Brake upgrade?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: 61 Disc Brake upgrade?

The geometry is completely different on a Mustang II, so that wouldn't work. Thats the reason people graft on the whole crossmember when they do M II swaps. To use a disc brake spindle you have a few options. If you want to stay 4 lug theres Scarebird... I don't really have an opinion on them as I h...
by Eric Rose
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?

He starts with new Moog arms and then he does the mods to them for the bearings and such.

John at Opentracker is super helpful and was able to answer all my questions promptly. The quality of his work is top notch as well. I have the roller spring perches and the idler arm. :beer:
by Eric Rose
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?

As far as stamped arms go I don't think anything is gonna be better than Moog. Some of the other brands might equal Moog in quality, or they might be Moog parts that are re-branded. Opentracker starts with Moog arms as cores for the rollerized arms. :thumbup:
by Eric Rose
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Who sells the best quality stock upper control arms?

I have ones from Laurel Mtn. Mustang with less than 10k on them and upper shafts are already clunking (long story - see the rest at http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=62344&p=477663#p477663 ) I looked at Laural Mountain's site and they offer 2 different types of control arms. One ...
by Eric Rose
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Progressive
Replies: 17
Views: 1836

Re: Weber Progressive

I have an electric choke on my truck and it works great. The thing to watch out for with the newer Webers though is the quality of the rods they use in their linkages has slipped. Mine had a rod that went from the throttle linkage to the fast idle that broke. It was also held in place by tabs that w...
by Eric Rose
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Fork Dust Boot for 1981 T-4 Bellhousing
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: Clutch Fork Dust Boot for 1981 T-4 Bellhousing

I have the SROD bellhousing and I'm sure its the same part. But I don't have a dust boot with mine or know where to get one either. I have tried all the usual Ford/Mustang suppliers to no avail. I ended up cobbling something together using one of the off-the-shelf boots for some other application.
by Eric Rose
Fri May 28, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 8" rear end swap questions
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: 8" rear end swap questions

Ok, doing this on a 66 mustang, got a 8" rear end out of the same granada I grabed the front disks from. Question is, do I need to modify the spring mounting plates that also hold the shocks? and Will I be able to just swap over the emergency brake cable? The Mustang E-brake cable will fit the...
by Eric Rose
Wed May 26, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Negative roll upper control arm options
Replies: 23
Views: 4275

Re: Negative roll upper control arm options

John at Opentracker is very helpful and the quality of his products is top notch. I have his roller perches and also the roller idler arm. I haven't actually gotten to use them yet, but the quality of materials and fit/finish is really great. If you wear out bushings a lot, you might look into his c...
by Eric Rose
Wed May 26, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: SROD trans
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

Re: SROD trans

I ordered everything as far as clutch parts for the '81 Mercury Capri I got my transmission from. It all came in a kit... pressure plate/clutch disc/throwout bearing/ alignment tool. The pressure plate is a diaphragm type. For the clutch I went with a regular Foxbody clutch cable, and I got a quadra...
by Eric Rose
Fri May 21, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: DISC BRAKE SWAP
Replies: 16
Views: 5050

Re: DISC BRAKE SWAP

I'm in the middle of a 5 lug / disc brakes swap on my '62 Falcon. Upgraded to '65 Falcon V8 spec steering and front suspension '78 Granada spindles/rotors/calipers '74 F100 master cylinder '78 Granada finned 10 x 2 1/2" drums on a '75 Maverick 8" rear end Ford Racing proportioning valve Pr...
by Eric Rose
Sat May 15, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1950 F1 late model Ford frame swap, with big six, of course
Replies: 1
Views: 992

1950 F1 late model Ford frame swap, with big six, of course

Hey guys My dad has a 1950 F1 pickup. As is common practice for rucks of that era, it has a Nova front suspension grafted onto the original frame, as well as the usual "Brand X" running gear. All of that was already done when he bought the truck, it was in pretty rough shape and we made a ...
by Eric Rose
Fri May 14, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Centering ring for wheels needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

Re: Centering ring for wheels needed?

Instead of a hex head, those one I posted are splined, and the tool to remove them is splined as well. This gives the fastener a lot of surface area to grip it when removing it without requiring a large diameter hex head. These are mostly for mag wheel designs where there isn't enough room to fit a ...
by Eric Rose
Tue May 11, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Centering ring for wheels needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

Re: Centering ring for wheels needed?

Ok cool. Is there any threat of the wheels lug holes being bored out some without a centering ring? I just figured if the lugs were tight on there it would be ok, but not what this guy is telling me. That depends on what kind of seat they use for the lugnuts. If its a conical or ball seat it will p...
by Eric Rose
Tue May 11, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Centering ring for wheels needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

Re: Centering ring for wheels needed?

I can't really see where the lugnuts go on the pics in that E-bay auction, but your best bet may be some lugnuts like these if the clearance is tight: http://www.autotrucktoys.com/neon/images/tuner_lugnuts_350.jpg http://www.autotrucktoys.com/neon/images/tuner_lugnuts_350.jpg As a bonus they take th...
by Eric Rose
Mon May 10, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Engine knocking WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: Engine knocking WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!!

We examined the pan where the dents were and could see a scoring mark where the crank was hitting. It was just barely hitting the pan, but made a big noise. Same thing happened to me. The clearance on # 5 & 6 is very close between the crank and the pan. We dinged the pan on the brace that runs ...
by Eric Rose
Fri May 07, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" Rear end swap question
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: 8" Rear end swap question

Not sure how the 3 speed compares to the C4 auto as far as driveshaft length is concerned. You would also need a slip yoke that takes the 1330 U-joint as that shaft would have 1330's on both ends. Here's a link to how to measure your driveshaft length. Ignore the parts that say 1350, t400, and t4l80...
by Eric Rose
Thu May 06, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MPGmustang engine build (Completed)
Replies: 51
Views: 5799

Re: MPGmustang engine rebuild

My '78 motor had about .025 removed if I remember right. The machinist recommended we leave .005 deck height just to be safe. If you use dished pistons make sure they cc the dish as replacement pistons can have a different dish than factory. You'll also want to account for the compressed thickness o...
by Eric Rose
Thu May 06, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MPGmustang engine build (Completed)
Replies: 51
Views: 5799

Re: MPGmustang engine rebuild

[quoteMPGmustang]the 78 bottom is factory 0-decked right? how would i go about to achive a 9.3 CR? I want the cam to be beefy! i'm thinking 264/274? i would like a lop in the idle, what's a good lobe degree? i was thinking 110*[/quote] The 78 bottom end is pretty far from zero decked. I had the mach...
by Eric Rose
Thu May 06, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: '66 200 I6 Gearhead Expert advice needed
Replies: 36
Views: 13666

Re: '66 200 I6 Gearhead Expert advice needed

Flushing the heater core helped big time on my car, I was amazed at all the junk that came out of it. Also, routing the heater hoses away from the exhaust helped a good bit. Probably the biggest thing that helped was going to an E-bay aluminum radiator, but that was mainly because my original radiat...
by Eric Rose
Thu May 06, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: SROD trans
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

Re: SROD trans

I haven't ever seen or heard of the 8.5" clutch being used with the SROD on a post '66 bellhousing, doesn't sound like it will work, especially since the SROD uses a diaphragm type clutch that is operated by cable and a different design fork and throwout bearing. The best thing you can do is ge...
by Eric Rose
Wed May 05, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" Rear end swap question
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: 8" Rear end swap question

I would say get the V8 driveshaft as it would have heavier duty yokes and U-joints front and rear. You might be able to use a special U-joint to make it work if the length is still the same. I remember reading somewhere that you can get different bearing caps for the 6cyl U-joint to fit the V8 yoke....
by Eric Rose
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: You know what, screw this
Replies: 15
Views: 2173

Re: You know what, screw this

When you consider that you probably have to run a relay to power the DUI, I think the ease of install is probably about the same. DS II is only 3 wires, its all common Ford parts, and the versatility of having centrifugal advance puts it far above the LOM+Pertronix in my book. :thumbup:
by Eric Rose
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I finally talked to a machine shop today
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: So I finally talked to a machine shop today

I'd recommend that you get a cam if you're wanting to increase performance. Its a good time to add it now while the engine is being rebuilt. If you get a very mild cam then you can probably get by with the stock valve springs. If you go with a hotter cam you can use 289 or 302 valve springs which ar...
by Eric Rose
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 barrel air cleaner
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: 1 barrel air cleaner

You can buy a kit with air cleaner adapters at pretty much any neighborhood parts store. The kit will come with several adapters for 1v applications, as well as plastic rings that act as a "riser" to raise the air cleaner (not that you would want that as we are pretty limited as far as hoo...
by Eric Rose
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: front coil srings
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: front coil srings

Yeah, theres probably no need to go to taller springs, your original springs have probably weakened and sagged over time and a set of new stock replacement style springs might be all that's needed to get it back up where it should be. :thumbup:
by Eric Rose
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?

When I got my Falcon, it had a '69 200 (out of a Maverick?) with a YF on it already, so I can't comment of the gain of the 200 over the stock engine (which would have been a 170). This engine was a real hoot to drive, but had a worn out crankshaft and a rebuild was necessary. I can say that I notice...
by Eric Rose
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: DISC BRAKES FOR MY 64 COMET
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: DISC BRAKES FOR MY 64 COMET

If you use the Granada spindles you will have to change the tie rods. Depending on whether your car is a six or a V8 you may need to change some steering linkage parts as well. You will also have to re-configure your rubber hoses as the brake hose on the Granada mounts in a different location than t...
by Eric Rose
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: SROD trans
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

Re: SROD trans

Not sure if I'd call the SROD a high performance transmission... theres a HUGE gap between 2nd and 3rd and the 1st is a bit too high to get off the line quickly. You can tell it needs another gear to cover the gap. From what I've driven mine I have yet to be impressed, but I also have a 3.25 rear en...
by Eric Rose
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: SROD trans
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

Re: SROD trans

I got mine from an '81 Capri (Mercury's version of the fox chassis Mustang). They were also in Granadas, Monarchs, Fairmonts, Zephyr's, and I think they were even in Mustang II's. Theres are a couple of truck versions, one of them has a cast iron case. If its going into a non Fox chassis Mustang or ...
by Eric Rose
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?

I like the DSII module because they are easy to find and can be swapped out easily and with minimal tools. If I break down the replacement part is as close as the nearest parts store. I suppose the GM module would probably be equally easy to find. Seems that you have a good foundation with the Pony ...
by Eric Rose
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: make a jet engine out of a turbo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2920

Re: make a jet engine out of a turbo?

I've thought about building one myself, more as a curiosity and just something to scare the neighbors with than for any practical purpose. First and foremost it seems pretty dangerous as these things are pretty much bombs waiting to happen. Also, it seems like it'd be expensive when you factor in fu...
by Eric Rose
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: Going back to I6...

Duraspark is super easy to wire up and will give you far more carb options than the original Load-O-Matic distributor. DS2 = vac and centrifugal advance - use any carb with ported vac source LOM = vac advance only = must use carb with Spark Control Valve which limits you to only three or four carb c...
by Eric Rose
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 78 Fairmont
Replies: 17
Views: 1230

Re: 78 Fairmont

I paid my local junkyard $150 for the 200 I got from a '78 Zephyr. It was complete from air cleaner to oil pan. For that price, they did the work of taking it out of the vehicle and loading it onto our truck. :thumbup:
by Eric Rose
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Radiators - Price & Type?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Aluminum Radiators - Price & Type?

Mine is from Silla Cooling. Fit and finish are decent for the price they go for on E-bay, and it performs quite well.
by Eric Rose
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?

The thing about rebuilding an engine is that the first thing about planning an engine build is that you want to answer some questions before you start picking out parts: 1.) What are you starting with as a core? Is it in such a condition that it will likely need extensive machining, or other work? 2...
by Eric Rose
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: INSTRUMENT PANEL BULB SOCKET FOR 61 - HELP!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: INSTRUMENT PANEL BULB SOCKET FOR 61 - HELP!!

You can get a socket that will work at the parts store. It won't be the exact same as the '61 socket in appearance but it will use the same bulb and fit the hole like the '61 socket. :thumbup:

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