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by xctasy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 707

Re: My 200 Project

My advice is stay 2.83 axle till you know the 17 inch wheels are a functional thing...its hard to fit 17s on Cheros due to geometery and rear axle to gaurd clearance, so its just another unknown. Tune the air fuel with a wide band header bung, and fit a heat shield under the carb and get the EGR hol...
by xctasy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

xctasy It looks to me like the con rods are between the cam lobes, same as the big six. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?p=627749#p627749 Am I not understanding your post? Um, no, PM. Its not cam lobe to rod contact. This is not to use JackFish as a poster child, as my mates 1985 EFi Turbo Xflow 4...
by xctasy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

....The Falcon engines are a non interference engine, but let's say the timing chain broke using all your above measurements I get a .049 valve to pistion clearance if the cam was at its full lift of .512 and the pistion was at TDC, what is not accounted for in this is the coefficient of thermal ex...
by xctasy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

wsa111 wrote:Bob, what is your decision on more carburation??

Times Two. :-)
by xctasy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 2300 carb direction on 2bbl adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Holley 2300 carb direction on 2bbl adapter

When mounting a Holley 2300 350cfm 2bbl to the above modified 240/300 cast iron intake manifold is it best to have the float bowl facing the motor or facing the fender. If it can face the fender it makes the throttle modification a little easier. This is not for added performance but for better cru...
by xctasy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?

I have seen severial pictures of these Barra's and they do look to be big but haven't found much on the measurements and the weight listed anywhere for them only that they are heavy. I would sure like to acquire a good compleate one like a 325 Turbo or semular. :thumbup: :nod: Post #22 outlines the...
by xctasy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 bellhousing bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Ford 200 bellhousing bolts

Post #3.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69316&p=531614&hilit=manifold+bolts#p531614

Same as the log head to exhaust manifold bolts.
by xctasy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?

What is the Barra engine? Ford benchmarked the Aston Martin and Jaguar 24 valve six in lines, and updated the 250 Ohv valve cross flow into a 4 liter Twin OHC engine. Tickford, Aston Martins tuning wing, did a preview DOHC engine in 1991 based on a repitched Jaguar AJ6 head when it won a technical ...
by xctasy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 164
Views: 34358

Re: turbo 200 build

First,thanks for the replies on air-fuel ratios. Last week I got the rear gears changed. I now have a true-trac with 3.55 gears. I've driven about 60 miles on the new rear end. Big difference, much more power from idle. No more finessing clutch and throttle to get it going.The car runs much better ...
by xctasy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: New member introduction

Your engine is the cast iron rod Bridgend DOHC machined on the old Ford of Europe 1300/1600/1800/2000 Pinto bore spacing engine line. The plant was used to make Transit engines after it was downgraded following a fabled English strike in 1972.That caused Ford to take decisive action to send producti...
by xctasy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: New member introduction

Post.#7. The Renton Washington supplier of 7-1/4 inch axle ring and pinions. A UK guy from Ford Six posted the link. Wally the Shark got one from the same supplier. Then I reposted it. For all Ford potential Locost engines, see See https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70602&p=541601&h...
by xctasy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: New member introduction

Welcome. 7-1/4" axles are easy to get if you follow the links supplied. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=77900&p=606003&hilit=7.25+axle+ratios#p606003 My company is X-flow Engine Components, XEC Ltd. My background is Kent 3.78" (Dagneham) and Geelong/ Cleveland 4.08&quo...
by xctasy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chipped my cylinder bore
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: Chipped my cylinder bore

Knowing the tendancy for Cleveland Engine plant blocks to crack, Id say no to sleeving a thinwall block that has had a cast iron rod let go. Wsa111 is right. Its scrap. The correct approach is to magnaflux it, and find the extent of cracking, then pressure test it with fluroscene mixed with kerosene...
by xctasy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finally Coming Together
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Finally Coming Together

Set it up richer with two 56 jets for a start.

Recheck the cold cranking compression with another compression gauge. It has to be less than 185 psi at sea level.
by xctasy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 56
Views: 4350

Re: Carter BBD

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by xctasy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: China YFA
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: China YFA

The various versions of the YFA with the 1.31 inch venturi and 1.69 inch throttle flow 190 to 195 cfm. The replacement Chinese built YFA's have simplified chokes. Its marketed as a 200/250 small six and 240/300 big six 1bbl carb replacement. Its not a direct replacement for any particular year. AMC'...
by xctasy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cross Flow with Automatic?
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Cross Flow with Automatic?

Dexon 3 if you can get it. Just top it off, no full fluid replacement. If it came with fluid in it.


You can use anything in the earlier Borg Warner Model 35 trans. Its a Type F or Type H ATF replacement.

See

http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread. ... -v6-please
by xctasy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

1. For 2.3's, the slipper skirt is best TIG welded up, and the oil lands circumferential drilled. Busted piston skirts do happen. As long as the dreaded shallow tapper issue discussed by Uncle Tony's Garage https://youtu.be/hxVx3WGwwgc and Mike1157 's 2618's suffered that as well. Most likely a slee...
by xctasy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is it possible to put a roller cam in a small block six?
Replies: 18
Views: 2906

Re: Is it possible to put a roller cam in a small block six?

gumby23 wrote:It is my understanding that the cross bolts in the Argentinian setup are to prevent the lifters from rotating in the bores.


What Mr gumby23 said. S82d....:nod: :nod:
by xctasy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

That is way complicated. I wonder if it would be possible to just set it up the same way that some of the guys on here have done with their draw through setups? :hmmm: What if I were to plug all of the vacuum lines and run a Weber 32/36 or a 38/38 with a ds2 and a MSD box? I grant you that its comp...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

See this on the ignition system. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=78616&p=606972&hilit=carb+turbo+ignition#p606972 I'm lucky to have done an LPG blow through turbo 2.3/2.8 Cologne V6 engine. The US 2.3 Carb turbo is much more complicated. The parts that make this install hard are...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

The automatic C3 was used behind some of the 2.3 Carb Turbo's for 1980, not the 79. There is a labyrinth of Vacuum lines, which varied between 79 and 1980. The level of difficulty for the carb 2.3 turbo is very high if you decide not to follow the orthodox cross over pipe and VECI diagrams... someth...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

The Ford Motor Company will spend $100‐million expanding its Lima, Ohio, engine plant to turn out four‐cylinder engines by late 1973 . These engines, for the Pinto small car, now are made in West Germany and Britain, but the engine imports will stop with the Lima expansion. Pinto production had bee...
by xctasy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

351M Carb on 240 will need a jet reduction from 58F to about 49F- 53F. The k cluster needs checking for cracks. Solder them up if they are split. The well tubes need a hole reduction from 5 holes to four. This will lean out the idle and transition mixtures. The power valves can be two stage and that...
by xctasy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PCV observations
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: PCV observations

the 300 truck PCV is a good replacement if the the Dual Flow Adjustable PCV Valve from M/E Wagner Performance Products is too expensive. It does the same thing. Ford EV-98-B Motorcraft PCV Valve #D9ZZ-6A666-A (1980-2001 V8 item) https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76870&p=591661&...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 132
Views: 36744

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/02/17/gm-confirms-retirement-of-holden-brand/?fbclid=IwAR1iLAj2g9GUFApUiGvYK_SIeHjupJ4I-GDl5enffSxGGsRJL1oonBkfEQM https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/vOQPY/s3/holden-ends-australian-production.jpg General Motors has confirmed reports that it will retire the Holden brand...
by xctasy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Variable Venturi carb
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Variable Venturi carb

Ford was exceptionally structured, and very ambitious with the roll out of to the eventual 1983-1984 EECIV. It was caught on the hop in 1976, with GM downsizing, and going "ALDL" computer wiring. From 1977 to 1983, Ford ramped out a bunch of bat sh!+ strange emissions engines with a vast a...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 2994

Re: Picked up a Turbo

You may wonder why FoMoCo never offered a 4V equipped 400M. It (the 4" crankshaft) would not pass all of the gruelling dyno durability tests. Ford did...it was withdrawn. You still see the factory cast intakes without the XE casting. I cant remember the VIN code, but the 4bbl, 2V headed 400 en...
by xctasy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?

The Microsoft Version 10 add blocker prevents copying. Earlier versions of 7 and 8 and 9 were easy to copy. I use wifi and cell phone since Im on the road a lot doing testing work, and when I get back to my home and work computers, the Microsoft Updates allways screw over my Photobucket addware...it...
by xctasy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Looking at a 1965 falcon. Interchange?
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Looking at a 1965 falcon. Interchange?

Lots is different. For 65, Ford had a transition affoot based on the 1966 Fairlane becoming the new frame standard for the Falcon and 67 Mustang. The width increase in the 62-65 Fairlane was copied over into the mid 64 "1965" Mustang. The 60-65 Falcons kept its narrower catwalk and spring ...
by xctasy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 1 bbl intake size?
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: 240 1 bbl intake size?

Its a diameter of 1.6875 inches with a 1.29 inch diameter venturi. Work it out from there my friend. A 350 Holley has two 1.1875 venturis 1.8125 inches appart with two 1.4375 inch holes. Generally, all Holleys have a 0.3125 " difference between the venturi size and the throttle, but there are e...
by xctasy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high

Post 66 & 67

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79356&p=616613&hilit=ported+vacuum#p616613

Some lines swaped purposes between 1968 to 1974.
by xctasy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

My personal advice / recomendation is a 4bbl repositioned Holley 390 vac sec, mounted FSD style. Then a Duraspark II converted single line vacuum, new pickup and Farons choice of ignition curve to suit your compression, ignition and carb and transmission. If you want to stay auto, which im guessing ...
by xctasy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Pinto 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Pinto 2.3

JF, you have a control systems background. See MechRicks sensational post on https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=72863 The fuel economy of the 1980 5 speed Mustang 2300 before the EPA downward composite adjustment in 1981 was 38 miles per gallon at 55mph with a Tremec 142VS wide ratio gearb...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Valve length

X2 yes that's correct I once had a conversation with Thad about his 300 Hydrolic roller cam setup, He is one of the site FSP Moderator's i don't know what happened to him he's hasn't been on here for a long time now. :thumbup: :nod: lost a finger in a band saw a while back after retiring from Halli...
by xctasy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Valve length

Since this is a valve post, Ill aggree to set asside my absolute awe of Ak Millers four carb, 12 bbl Glaspar roadsteer with bored out Chevy 283 with 348 cubic inches and 315 rear wheel horsepower. And what he did with just 3 sq inches of triple Autolites on the 250 Mavi ĢT. FalconSedanDelivery (FSD)...
by xctasy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Valve length

I have two important tips that I got from putting W123 280E twin cam valves in my 1972 200 Ford Falcon Australian log head. Tip 1. The guys who raced six in line and 8 cylinder cars at Mount Panorama for six hours at 7000 rpm was Holden. They used 5.16 inch tall valves with long, supple valve spring...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Linkage question for Weber 32/36 on 250 (76 Maverick)
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Carb Linkage question for Weber 32/36 on 250 (76 Maverick)

See https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79735&p=617214&hilit=Maverick+250+38+weber#p617214 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75844&p=584060&hilit=Maverick+250+38+weber#p584060 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79876&p=618691&hilit=2.8+Mustang+air+c...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 6963

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

:shock: :hmmm: in what way? ... The variety of bellhousing sizes, block/bellhousing bolt patterns, high and low-mount starters, block plates, etc. The lack of standardization across engines, transmissions, and years is what I'm referring to. By way of comparison, from around '65 to '76 any Buick en...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 6963

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Eric Rose used the common Fox body cable clutch adaptor to the early Falcon firewall on his SROD to 200 Ford. Your situtation is the same or similar.

Its very simple.

If I dont get abducted by Aliens, I'll post a link.
by xctasy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

See all rickwrench posts. 732 stories of Sucess. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=69058&p=531712#p531712 Post #10 & 12. There is something about Over Thinking It which stops people Just trying it. Dont be one of them. Adapt, dont let another person stop you doing something with a...
by xctasy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

Ford Played Truckin Henry Ford Tough on the EECIII and EECIV. Simply because Ford used exceptionally smart sub Aero space and Telco contractors to supply cutting edge stuff. Those guys cut steps out, and its very hard to tell Patriot misle technicians and NASA communication veterans that thaey are m...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

Knowing how great the bank fire speed density 5.8 EFi is, even for a novice, the EEC IV is a huge step up. The jet age and space age telecomunications analoge to digital systems kind of hand your butt to the bears if you have no backup singers. Point of Graces lead singer once said eveyone can drive...
by xctasy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960 Falcon Suspension Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: 1960 Falcon Suspension Upgrade

Depends on what year steering gear you use. 6 cylinder parts arent strong.

See prefered set-up and combinations here.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=65436&p=626172#p626172
by xctasy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

EFi n 5.0 and 5.8 Windsor OHV engine Trucks were Speed Density Air flow metered, Bank fired, and had non Dual Synch TFi Ignition. The roll out for EFi 5.8s were different to the truck 5.0s. For 5.8 EFi, it was 1988-97 5.8's, before then on from 1981, a non-feedback carb with Duraspark and 4180/4190 ...
by xctasy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon

see https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=79170&p=612824#p612824. For the normal Mustang control arm, GranadaMaverick Disc brake, 65 Falc steering box conversion, an additional Shelby control arm mounting drop will be required to avoid bump steer. Tie rod and wheel offsets need to work pro...
by xctasy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jetting for triple weber 34’s
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Jetting for triple weber 34’s

Three Weber 34 ICT or ICH's like kevl058 ''s and 64falconsix, 64 200 ranchero et al.

Excellent choice.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78276&p=603883&hilit=weber+34#p603883
by xctasy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23

Yeah, its password protected like Wills was. There is a way around it.

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