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by xctasy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 5 speed behind a X-Flow?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: 5 speed behind a X-Flow?

What bellhousing do you have? Borg Warner 3- speed manual, Single rail 4 speed, 5 speed Single Rail, TopLoader 4 speed (only 1971-1974, non cross flow).. You need an adaptor plate to fit your donar US T5 gearbox to the bellhousing you have. There are several different input shaft lengths, non of the...
by xctasy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 5 speed behind a X-Flow?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: 5 speed behind a X-Flow?

No. The Aussie T5 used from late 1985 to 1992 in Falcons and Utilities has a different Input shaft length to the US non world class or World Class, but good news is its easy to fit up a US T5. The most common X flow bellhousing always has a unique block bolt pattern, and one of four types of trans b...
by xctasy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?

When I look on Car-part, I see that listing and a few others listed as large pattern. I also see more confusion on which VIN label is which, but that listing at least has a pic for verification. I think the verifiable listings there are more realistic than the eBay ads. I also suppose that as long ...
by xctasy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1639 users on sunday at 8:30
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: 1639 users on sunday at 8:30

SEMAs recent activity has gotten people back into enginr combo searches.Paul Muller, World Champ Gramp and The Frenchtown Flyer have great posts that cover topics US and Canuck and Southern people really want to know about . Anytime they have pictures attached to there posts by others, people come i...
by xctasy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Advice on 63 Ranchero Rear Shock Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Advice on 63 Ranchero Rear Shock Replacement

In the US, Ford used the wagon floorpan with the two door sedan doors. IIRC, The fuel tank was moved forwards, and the panel to the fuel tank access unbolts and the top spigot bolts are there to free up. On the Australian Ranchero (Coupe Utility) it has hardwood slats and the access is still under t...
by xctasy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)

Thanks for the pictures xtasy. To be clear, the production ones I have seen apart were not the ball bearing design as seen in the first and last pictures in your post. The ones I have taken apart, as pictured in your third and fourth post, have a singular toroidal spring and no balls. They are cert...
by xctasy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)

Also did away with the exhaust valve rotators. Some may question the idea of doing away with the exhaust rotators. They are not a reliable high RPM piece -the directional garter spring tends to shatter and pieces migrate through the engine. Tearing down a well used 300 head recently I noticed somet...
by xctasy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Cleveland plant Positive valve spring rotators (exhaust)

I've been in a past life a State Highway auditor. I know all the tricks about photos, and how show and tell works in a forum situation. I post this else-ware from the Big Six sticky because people love to do nothing else but talk and not read the details. That is not a criticisim, just human nature,...
by xctasy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ford noob
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Ford noob

Im sure I speak from us all. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. Your dads name, are you okay telling us his user name. We have a raft of very special people who really contributed a lot. Sometimes, we dont see people and they drop off the train. Thad, two penny Ford, a lot of others have passed on. Ive been reall...
by xctasy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another piston and connecting rod combination
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Another piston and connecting rod combination

Thanks xctasy I was hoping for some of your knowledge. A post from FTF and the actual drawings for the cylinder head shows a layout based on a 4.48" bore spacing. So does my spare 300 block. Aha. Great to know I was wrong. :thumbup: What ten thousandths? Lots if its bearing hitting a fillet ra...
by xctasy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another piston and connecting rod combination
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Another piston and connecting rod combination

Whats a couple of thou "amongst" friends. :mrgreen: Working from the whole to the part, and Rechecking FTF posts, I get 4.47" bore spacing 240/300 SV0 4.5liter V6 , 4.47" bore spacing Chevy NASCAR 350 SB2, 4.48" bore spacing verses 4.40 on all other Small Block Chevs of othe...
by xctasy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Rods OEM and aftermarket?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: 250 Rods OEM and aftermarket?

The C9 rods are forged, maybe others soon after. You can tell by looking at the parting line which are forged and which are cast. I'm certain, 1969 to 1975 forged. Mike1157 's D6 cast iron rods from his 250 Maverick engine with Raceteks in the Glia Monster. D6 is thick embosed = Cast "https://...
by xctasy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter

I think I confused the issue. My main questions are: Can I use the 164 tooth flex plate from the AOD on the C4 if I remove the balance weight? Can use the TC from the same AOD in the C4? Thanks for all the help!!! No, the 164 teeth flexplate wont fit inside the Australian bell-housing. And NO, The ...
by xctasy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?

Position is only critical for a big six because it has a racketty harmonic from the sideplates and gear driven cam drive. The key frequency is 5000 Hertz, and the fequency of those two can co-incide, so Ford engineers added an iron transfer lug bolt boss. Another easier option is to get the cylinder...
by xctasy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter

Yes, the 164 flexplate from Pioneer ex a 4.9 Big Six will fit to your 89 AOD. An Adaptor is needed which I devised in 2004 for David. It is indexed for a 5 degree pitch so the starter motor and whoke AOD is on a slight pitch to the passenget side. A custom Fox chasis AOD or T5 cross member can be we...
by xctasy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?

Yes. When you open the total area of the air supply to the carb, volumetric efficiency can go up. So you need more jet area. K&N Filters are cotton and in the version you have, the whole air flow velocity is dropped around the air horn. The flow is not bent over a conical surface and feed axiall...
by xctasy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter

Similar to my 84 head. It looks like its high compression then. Check cold cranking compression when youve done the flexplate. Starter on, and prelube the upper part of the engine only with areosol and a small amount of oil ( less than half a teaspoon) the combustion chamber of engine before any tur...
by xctasy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter

Yes, the C4 was a US import option for every Falcon, Fairmont, Fairlane and even the LTD untill 1982. So the Broadmedows Ford engineers had a cast iron 1968 to 1982 bellhousing around for it. It came in Cortinas and Transit vans as an option, but has a stamped in casting code, not imbossed. Im sure ...
by xctasy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: C4 with cast iron bell housing - what torque converter

Okay. I've gone over your posts. I guess I've gotta learn that I'm, how do we say, a Kiwi, and I've had C4 Fords, and the US C4 is really good. But.... The Cross flow you have has the wrong transmission for an 84. For 1983, Ford used the old AMC Borg Warner 40 3 speed automatic transmission with a s...
by xctasy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Casting numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Casting numbers

Head casting numbers. https://fordsix.com//viewtopic.php?t=2766&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= Block is in fact an XE 1984 Falcon GĹ 84DA 6015AA. See breakout codes by 81Capri https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=70372&p=539587&hilit=australian+cross+flow+...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

Wait..."TFi is internally fitted with a Hall Effect sensor" In the distributor? I thought you said it used a crank wheel - now I'm confused. Back to the original question, what's the simplest way to get a square-wave (Hall Effect) signal for triggering an ignition system? Grab a TFi distr...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

TFi is internally fitted with a Hall Effect sensor which produces a modified square wave, some versions can operate the Sequential Ignition off the signal. Early 1987 had dual sync, so both spark and fuel was triggered off one square wave. It produces a full signal from less than 450 rpm in the manu...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: turbo and propane
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: turbo and propane

..... When you inject propane upstream in the intake manifold air is displaced with gaseous fuel which further decreases power.... This is like the Excess Fuel Factor in a Nitrous Oxide Engine, or the needed Fuel Enrichment in a Presure Boosted engine. The Displaced Gaseous Fuel volume is about 17%...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Loss of compression in all cylinders
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: Loss of compression in all cylinders

I always look at it as a learning lesson. It’s only a mistake if you do it more than once. You might want to hold off on pistons until you can better asses your bore condition. Indeed, but there is a leaning process before it gets nasty.... More than three times, I heard. First mistake is okay. Sec...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

Holley EFI systems like a hall-effect distributor, the GM HEI isn't hall effect, is the Ford TFI? Yes, the 1984-1997 TFi is Hall Effect , but with three additional lines of code to make the ignition self contained (The PIP and SPOUT commands which require a hand shake to operate). Another early ver...
by xctasy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: turbo and propane
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: turbo and propane

benchracer wrote:thank you. By up stream do you mean draw-through?

No, it would still be "blow through". Speed Density supports that if the MAP sensor is amended to suit.
by xctasy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: turbo and propane
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: turbo and propane

Jay Storers Propane Performance book covers 95% of everything you need to know, even though its a 1985 book. The other source is the Impco Technical Service Bulletins from 1984 on wards. Those two books had massive input by the late Ak Miller. Since most success is based on understanding systems, th...
by xctasy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

Injectors and propane are possible. The problem is dual fueling it. I really like Speed density, stock 1988 4.9 EFi and a simple upstream Impco CA 300 A5 and LPT.Saab style low presure turbo. The only thing to master is interfacing the boost retard and open and close looping the fuel delivery under ...
by xctasy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

The old OHG, Century, Lavato and Impco mixers are able to be operated as multiple installs if they wont flow
by xctasy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

more info please. o. i had never considered injection b4 a factory throttlebody... after yes, but in front of? what about wet injection at the fuel injectors replaced with propane injectors.... im so ignorant of the vast number of ways propane can be manipulated. We just dont get much here, other t...
by xctasy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's
Replies: 27
Views: 12858

Re: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's

The adapter plate I had made is only 1/4" thick. I've wondered if that is enough depth to have it slip over the end of the crank where the pilot bearing/bushing or torque converter snout fits, while still having a lip on the transmission side for the alignment of the new flywheel/flexplate/Tq ...
by xctasy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

Propane likes moderate advance, and Strong spark. The TFi programmed ignition is a fine mate to a propane engine. Port EFi can take propane....you just apply it upstream of the dual throttle body and cut voltage to the injectors and get it out of limp home and keep the o2 sensors behaving okay. Impc...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1482

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

The general rule is no pre 1988 engines in 1988 VIN trucks. A rebuilt engine to spec on an older core might be possible if you can have it verified by the bureau of verifications. Unless its propane, no EFi to carb conversions, and since all F150/250/350's were standard EFi that year on 4.9 as well ...
by xctasy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.

Um, okay....The line to the heater on the 200 comes off the front of the head, NOT the water pump...and is not used for the coolant sensors. IIRC, The water pump supplies water to the water line which is used to heat early 1960-1965 Ford 144-170-200's. The heater outlet line is always on if you have...
by xctasy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.

That is neat. :thumbup: :nod: true dat. The aftermarket cannot make emissions legal parts unless you can prove in a court of law that they are emissions legal parts. So intake manifolds and EFi updates eliminated the red and green and blue TVS trees like this, even the whole cross over like on this...
by xctasy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Adding a water temp sending unit hole.

Ford 200's from 1980 to 1983.

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Ford Pinto 2.0's used it as well.
by xctasy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my new-to-me 240
Replies: 24
Views: 1489

Re: my new-to-me 240

Henry Ford II's plant scramble for 1981-1983 created a massive range of odd ball destroker and debored V8 engines in the truck line. In 1981-82 the 370 "385" replaced the 361 FT in bigger F-trucks. Bore and stroke were 4.05 in × 3.59 in (102.9 mm × 91.2 mm). it comes with a non serviced pi...
by xctasy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OEM/OER 200/250 Forged Pistons ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: OEM/OER 200/250 Forged Pistons ?

Initally, Jahns made custom forged pistons, then went bust. TRW made forged 2618 alloy pistons to order off the Hot Rod Magazines back page. When sufficient numbers were present, TRW would make them for the American and Australia market. Like the 305 Chev and 229 V6 forged pistons, they were listed ...
by xctasy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's
Replies: 27
Views: 12858

Re: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's

Dang, I've been away too long. Deano, when did you start making those 170/200 crank adapters? And how thick are they? I also like the idea of having the flywheel thickened to compensate for the adapter plate thickness, should work great for a manual trans. 5/8 thick like the adaptor plate. Stock fl...
by xctasy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Ak Miller's 200 six Turbo Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

Re: Ak Miller's 200 six Turbo Kit

Books have been written on gasflow in the propane performance book realeased in 1985 by the late Jay Storer and Ak Miller. Others like USA from UK transplant David Vizard have gone into air flow with sone detail. Nothing specific relates exactly to a log head Ford small six. In my opinion, the speci...
by xctasy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 484
Views: 70204

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Everyone is looking out for you Mr S. Due exclusively to a lot of US, Australian, Kiwi and French Ford support workdwide, a silhouette formula 302 TransAm engined 2019 Ford Mustang won a 600 mile endurance race down here in Australia today, and there was a 50 th Celebration for the begining of Big A...
by xctasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Edelbrock DP Modification
Replies: 26
Views: 2213

Re: Edelbrock DP Modification

Good information. Do you have a part number for this spacer? Either the shallow or real deep 1-1/2" H.V.H Super Sucker, Shallow is like this http://vb.foureyedpride.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38980&stc=1&d=1365246617 https://www.carid.com/hvh/hvh-4150-super-sucker-carburetor-space...
by xctasy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent miss
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Intermittent miss

I would disagree that the EFI 300 needs 44* total advance under WOT at any RPM, or 34* mechanical advance. Total under WOT maybe 30* or less and mechanical around 20* or less. Is this something you were able to reference, or observe? The one time I tried to map an EFI 4.9L timing map with a scan to...
by xctasy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Now I'm in the water, parting out the engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Now I'm in the water, parting out the engine

Before I bug you, it'll fit my 1967 200, yeah? Yes, but you'll have to JB Weld in a something like a 1/4 by 1-1/4 by say 20-1/4 inch by square section plate and do some basic modifications. Then it'll fit fine. The cam and other parts have to be changed. https://fordsix.com/archive/www.classicinlin...
by xctasy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 79
Views: 6584

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

Sleeving is okay if done right. If not, the block will crack between the cylinders if too much is removed. That is, if the sleeves are too thick without being properly embedded into the block, and if not properly honed to the right maximum and minimum ovalarity and taper. Que Mike1157's 250 block. O...
by xctasy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: College Senior Design Project for the 200

Don't worry. :| :wink: All this is how engineering works. Doing for 10 bucks what any darned fool can do for 1000. The Datsun, Jeep and Falcon in line six stuff is very simple to make because of the port spacing. :thumbup: Enjoy your courses, and remember. Its no good going to a battle having just o...
by xctasy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 28398

Re: turbo 200 build

When I built my engine, and had originally planned to use a log head, the whole issue of how to deal with the 1000 degree " furnace" that would be directly beneath the intake gave me all the reasons in the world not to. When the opportunity came up here to buy the Crossflow head I jumped ...
by xctasy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Oops..Sorry. KC12 kit for Kerb12. Sorry to Wsa111 as well. :thumbup:

The 32/36 actuates the other throttle first, so you have some options to consider depending on what kind of Weber based variant you plan to use.
by xctasy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7 1/4 rear end options.
Replies: 31
Views: 5807

Re: 7 1/4 rear end options.

I was wrong...but Im glad you said it and read it :thumbup:
by xctasy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Here's mine back from when I used to run a Weber. It's a bit Frankenstein looking, but it worked pretty well... I had a local speed shop make it for me. A bellcrank attached to the rear carb bolt and then that made a fairly straight pull with the rod to the stock linkage. I've since changed over to...

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