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by vntgtrk
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Let's play Name That Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Let's play Name That Carb

:nod: yep it Looks like a Holley 1940 had a few of them, Ford used them as replacements for the Autolite 1100 & 1101's It seems to be working OK. Starts right up with a choke cable attached (imagine that). I have yet to do a vacuum test or a leak check on the cylinders, but it runs good. It's b...
by vntgtrk
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Let's play Name That Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Let's play Name That Carb

Recently acquired a '68 F100 with this carb on it http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/68%20F%20100/S6000290.jpg http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/68%20F%20100/S6000288.jpg http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/68%20F%20100/S6000292.jpg My limited research indic...
by vntgtrk
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 91 engine in a 67 truck overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: 91 engine in a 67 truck overheating

Are you running the stock 91 serpentine belt accessory drive set up? Or did you convert it over to V-belt? If you converted it over to a V-belt you need to swap in a water pump for a 86 or older 300. The EFI engines have a reverse rotation water pump. So they won't work with a V-belt drive. This wa...
by vntgtrk
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser heat plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4426

Re: Offenhauser heat plate

Band saw? If you got the Offy manifold bolted up the single collector exhaust manifold, I would continue using it. This heat plate is better used with headers or 2-piece EFI exhaust manifolds. I have a similar heat plate installed on a different engine and it is connected in series with the heater ...
by vntgtrk
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser heat plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4426

Re: Offenhauser heat plate

Yes, it bolts up to the bottom of the intake manifold at the exhaust manifold flange. http://autoparts.rasoenterprises.com/image/catalog/custom/ford/Ford300-IMH03%20%28600%29.JPG Great, thanks! That will be easy, but for me, time consuming as I don't have the luxury of a band saw. Angle grinder wit...
by vntgtrk
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser heat plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4426

Re: Offenhauser heat plate

The heat plate is to replace the heat absorbed from the evaporative cooling effect of vaporizing gasoline in the intake manifold. The engine needs a hot spot under the carburetor to vaporize any fuel that drops out of air stream and puddles on the intake manifold floor. I would connect the heat pla...
by vntgtrk
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Recurved DUI and all is well!!
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Recurved DUI and all is well!!

I'll be running a stock 250 with a YFA off a 300, early 250 timing chain (Sunwest does this automatically with a rebuild), smoothed out exh man and not much else. Sounds like this service would gain performance and, more importantly to me, fuel mileage. Glad to see you're enjoying your ride. That's ...
by vntgtrk
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

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Better view of my low tech redneck, outa the parts bin heater connection
by vntgtrk
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

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Sure easier to clean up an engine with it out and on a stand.
by vntgtrk
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter yfa carb spacer?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Carter yfa carb spacer?

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/006-1.jpg Shoulda taken progress pics, but you can get an idea here. A piece of 6061 T6511 cost me a whopping 2 bucks. I used some 5/16 flat head socket cap screws to hold the spacer to the manifold. I don't have a big countersink so I went a...
by vntgtrk
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Carb Top Warped
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: Autolite 1100 Carb Top Warped

woodbutcher wrote::hmmm: Now that just might do the trick.Just remember to let it cool in the oven. [u][u]Otherwise the frosting will run off
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Leo

I could NOT let that go.



Fixt
by vntgtrk
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Carb Top Warped
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: Autolite 1100 Carb Top Warped

:hmmm: If the top is warped that bad,what else is possibly wrong with the carb?What caused the warpage?Might be better off to get another carb and do a good rebuild. Good luck.Have fun.Be safe. Leo 1100's are getting few and far between and for good reason. That GM brand of carb known as quadrapuke...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

Mav, you're correct. But there's only so much dinero in my budget right now
by vntgtrk
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

I threw in the towel. Took the block to Sunwest and said to do a reman. They still have the head and they're gonna do it too.Too many other things going on to worry about it. I asked about the claim made by Classic Inlines about the timing gears being retarded on later 250's to lower emissions. Mike...
by vntgtrk
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Holley 1940

A stove kit can be made with a short piece of ford brake line, a hose clamp and a tomato paste can. If you already have a piece of brake line the cost is negligible. If not it's still cheaper than spending the 12 bucks for a stove kit. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/AGS-Poly-Armour-Bub...
by vntgtrk
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: To have a Alternator or Generator, that is the question.
Replies: 17
Views: 3814

Re: To have a Alternator or Generator, that is the question.

Go to your local pull and save, pick up a Delco 10 or 12SI. Get a rebuild kit. If it cost's more than fitty bucks you spent too much.
by vntgtrk
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: alternative 250 pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: alternative 250 pistons

I'm quickly getting hooked on these small sixes. My question is how much life can you reasonably expect from an overbore like this? I'm thinking strictly street, not hammering the gas (except when you wanna show up that Camaro butthead) and generally taking good care of it. Opening up the small end ...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

I did tap clean the bolt holes, but not with a bottoming tap. That could be part of what's going on. But why would a cold radiator spew coolant all over the place?
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

woodbutcher wrote::hmmm: Sounds like maybe a cracked head or a faulty head gasket.Hey,stuff happens.Ask me how I know :bang: :bang: :bang: .
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Leo

Maybe a faulty head gasket. Cracked head can be ruled out. I had Sunwest magnaflux, vacuum test, boil it out and mill the bottom.
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

Fired it up today. Tons of white smoke right away. Let it run for 30 seconds and got even thicker. Shut it down, popped the rad cap and had coolant everywhere!!. Something is amiss. Plugged block?
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can't get carb port caps to last
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Can't get carb port caps to last

The right size sheet metal screw works just fine. If you use one for, say, vacuum tuning, use a piece of vacuum hose with a machine screw in that. Not pretty, but works and lasts.
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: alternator swap
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: alternator swap

The answer is no. Unless you need a bazillion watt stereo, a 60 amp is plenty. As far as mounting, that's another issue nobody could answer. Too many variables. IMO the best way to go is a Delco 10SI. Wiring is simple. Gets rid of that fugly blue box known as a voltage regulator. Cheap and reliable,...
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

Did you have the head milled to compensate for a thicker head gasket? No. My engine guy said it had already been done. He just took off the minimum amount to get it true. Also, I realized when I went to put the Tstat in that it had been installed backwards. No wonder it warped (damn Chebbie hacks :...
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/008.jpg this will give you a better idea now that I have the (redundant) choke stove done. Lotsa clearance except the PCV hose is a bit close to the A/T kick down bracket. I gotta BUY a piece of hose!!!! Wish I could just add an inch (DON'T GO THERE!...
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

If you look at the 2nd pic I posted today, you can see my low tech redneck choke stove. Ain't done with that yet. But it amounts to a tin can and a chunk of brake line I had left over from the F100 project. Free is good IMO http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/five%20niner/003-1.jpg
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

OOPS
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/004.jpg This is how the other end of the booster line looks. Shortened the metal line a whole bunch and the hose by about 8". I actually had to BUY some 5/16 hard line :arg: http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/005.jp...
by vntgtrk
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/001.jpg http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/002.jpg Sorry, I had the head off anyway. Valve covers are cheap at P&S. Here's some of my low tech redneck methods of dealing with the oil filler, PCV issue. You can see I ...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4318

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

Also if your dizzy is 180 out, the likelihood of even getting a sputter is slim to none. Not quite, when I first got my '67 the dizzy was installed 180 out and I didn't know it. Installed the plug wires correctly and would get backfires out of the carburetor. That can be a hallmark of a dizzy being...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: White smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: White smoke

Thanks for the feedback. I guess the smoke does have a blueish tint to it... This is my first time getting into an engine. I'm wondering how I can tell what head it is? It would be nice to know what it is and what's been done to it so I can make sure it ends up with the right compression, I want my...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4318

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

A common problem is the distributor being out 180°. Make sure you're on TDC on the compression stroke when installing it. Put your finger over an open #1 spark plug hole and use a remote starter to bump it roughly into position. I've never done that. And I'll never do it again! :oopsie: I hope Also...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 4318

Re: DSII Wiring issue on '65 mustang

I'm gonna get castigated by the die hard Ford purists (sounds painful!!! :shock: ) But I've done the GM ignition module conversion on every DS11 car I've owned and a few for my customers. http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/ignition-articles/492810-tricky-trick-hei-module-inside-duraspark-case.html I'm ...
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dizzy install and timing
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Dizzy install and timing

180 out. Maybe you were on overlap instead of compression stroke?
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

xc I didn't even think about hood clearance. This is the old school breather oil filler with the big tube sticking out. :oopsie: I'll set it on in the AM. Got the head on and torqued, pushrods cleaned and checked for true, got the rocker shaft on and torqued, I better make sure while the rad is out ...
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter yfa carb spacer?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Carter yfa carb spacer?

Falcon's, Mustang's, Comet's, and Mavericks with a 170, 200, or 250 from mid 1960's to early 1970's should have that carb adapter plate. Measure them some of the later ones will have the larger carb hole that your 250's carb would need, or if your handy you could make your own out of steel or Alum ...
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 11877

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Econoline wrote:Come on Mike, I think this is awesome! I'm in awe of what your doing with that 250, way beyond my skill set. Over the top :beer:

I agree. It'll be interesting to see dyno results
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/031.jpg this is where the EGR used to live. 3/8 6061 aluminum plate with a hole drilled and tapped for 1/4 NPT. That's where the brake booster and vac modulator will hook up. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/029.jpg I ...
by vntgtrk
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/033.jpg http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/vntgfrd/Granada/032.jpg Finally found some time to work on this thang today. I decided to go with the 16" electric fan. But I will NOT use them push pins. You can see on the fan how two fa...
by vntgtrk
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: best options?
Replies: 24
Views: 2379

Re: best options?

Instead of spending money on a cam, how about advancing the one you have about 4 degrees? Not sure the procedure for the small sixes, but it must be doable. That will give you the torque you're looking for. Question on the exh. manifolds. A '78 was mentioned. Are they all air injection? Would the ha...
by vntgtrk
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

Re: 250 Oh noes, help with diag

Pull & Save North in Spoakne has a white Fairmont wagon with the fan shroud, you need the shroud to bring more air across the radiator. Thanks for the tip. Didn't even look when I pulled the fuel tank sending unit. That's one I shoulda got a pic of before I put it I. Let's just say I did a bit ...
by vntgtrk
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oh noes, help with diag
Replies: 28
Views: 3137

250 Oh noes, help with diag

I have a thread in the "other" section. Recently purchased a '77 Granada cheap. Had to tow it home; would barely run. Car has 60K on it and sat too long. Gunked up carb, rusty radiator, gas tank and brake systems. Got it running and took it for a spin after addressing the aforementioned co...
by vntgtrk
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 2378

Re: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay

Does appear cheaper to get head from Mike.





(Maybe I should rephrase that..)
by vntgtrk
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter yfa carb spacer?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Carter yfa carb spacer?

OK so I'm getting rid of all the emissions on my 77 Granada 250 so I can, um, ah....go racing, yeah, that's it, yeah. :wink: I want to get rid of the dumb carb spacer with the EGR. I made a block off plate outa some 3/8 steel I have on hand, but it looks like fecal matter IMO. Where can I get a spac...
by vntgtrk
Tue May 27, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Header

Or use a tomato paste can, a hose clamp and some brake line tubing. OK so I'll admit to being a redneck
by vntgtrk
Tue May 27, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 11877

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

If I'm reading this correctly, all the mods were done on the crank and the cam? Is this strictly a race engine? I'd hate to have a timing chain break on my street car when I'm in the middle of nowhere, 100 degrees in the shade, freezing rain and in the dark
by vntgtrk
Mon May 26, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Which Car to Search For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Which Car to Search For?

CoupeBoy wrote:Rear ends are fine on the right models. I like a good set of headlights.

Me too, but two per side would just be weird.
by vntgtrk
Sun May 25, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Which Car to Search For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Which Car to Search For?

i wouldnt mind that 250 for my 64 falcon futura. a mustang would also be fun as would a maverick. another one you might consider is a 66-70 falcon. Ain't no way no how I'll part with a 250 with only 60K on it. Everybody and his brother has a Mustang. Good reason, good cars and nice looking. But I w...
by vntgtrk
Sun May 18, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: fuel sending unit?
Replies: 1
Views: 2501

Re: fuel sending unit?

OK so I guess I'm not the only one without a clue as to who makes these. I did find one out of a Fairmont at Pull & Save. The fuel pick up tube is sorter, so I think, after pulling the tank, cleaning it and sealing it up, I'll get a piece of 5/16 braided stainless hose and perform minor surgery
by vntgtrk
Sat May 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: fuel sending unit?
Replies: 1
Views: 2501

fuel sending unit?

OK it's actually a Granada of '77 vintage. But who makes a fuel level sending unit for these? Do I have to adapt one for a Bronco? the one I have is beyond hope; clogged with rust and the float arm is somewhere in the bottom of the tank
by vntgtrk
Thu May 15, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Which Car to Search For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Which Car to Search For?

Thanks for the tips. I'm looking to build a DD with the 250 and a t5. If I want to haul anything, I'm almost done with the '59 F100.