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by Rusty_Old_F250
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: -Help- need some head hardware asap
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: -Help- need some head hardware asap

Thanks, I just got a call from my engine builder and he found some, which is good because I’v been camped out at work the last few days

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: -Help- need some head hardware asap
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: -Help- need some head hardware asap

Forgot to mention the year, it’s an 87-up fuelie head

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: -Help- need some head hardware asap
Replies: 3
Views: 227

-Help- need some head hardware asap

Sorry to bother y’all, this is probably more of a classified post, but i just got a call from my motor guy and we’re missing some parts for the rockerarms. I need a set of the guide/centering plates the go under the rockers. Also need bolts and any other misc hardware. Basically everything rocker ar...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu May 31, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The search for a crate 300
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: The search for a crate 300

A business with good customer service?!? Ye gads, what is this? :rolflmao:

Happy you found someone good to deal with! It's getting hard to find, especially in automotive.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 in a SW 48 Snowcat
Replies: 23
Views: 3369

Re: Ford 300 in a SW 48 Snowcat

x2, I think your missing the timing pointer.

On a side note, that is BY FAR the most sheaves I've ever seen on a 300 crank pulley!

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 335
Views: 24994

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

Now this is interesting! I'll be following what you guys are up to.

Question, are you using the heads cast with the EFI style chamber or the earlier open chamber?

I'm about the purchase a new cast efi one and i'm interested to see if they're actually thicker like they say they are

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Off-brand carburetors...Any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Off-brand carburetors...Any good?

I have several of both, and they're decent, but I like a good factory one better. They're very similar, but have minor internal differences. Primarily, a different design of accelerator pump, maybe other things, but I can't remember. I'd definitely take one over a wore out factory carb. The tight th...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

I got the core motor tore down and loaded up, going to drop it off at the machine shop wednesday.

Any suggestions for good quality stellite valves and matching seats?

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: heaviest you've towed with a 300.
Replies: 27
Views: 2754

Re: heaviest you've towed with a 300.

I haven't done any towing lately, but this was my weight with 2 yards of 5/8 minus:

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Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

Correct, there is one in the works as the ad banner at the top of the webpage here clearly announces. But this isn't an overnight process and takes much design engineering and R&D to perfect the product. Very interesting! I took the time to google Marshall, (is that your project?) I've noticed ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EngineQuest cylinder head?
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: EngineQuest cylinder head?

AFAIK, they offer a couple versions, the one I want just has the pockets roughed in, but no seats. I have the feeling the ford cast heads are fine brand new, but like you said, who knows how many heat cycles they've seen, and anything I find will need surfacing, and of course, it'll only make them t...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EngineQuest cylinder head?
Replies: 2
Views: 515

EngineQuest cylinder head?

Anyone used one? How's the casting quality? Overall finish? Are they really better/thicker castings like they claim? They offer the EFI head as complete ready to install and as a bare, brand new casting. I'm thinking of buying a bare one and having my local machine shop work it over for heavy, heavy...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

Much appreciated! Yeah a group buy like that definitely rules out counterfeits. It's funny how this all got started, I notice a picture they posted on instagram of an intake being milled on an old horizontal mill, so I checked out their feed and saw more old machines (at the time I had a 40's/50's e...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

I just received confirmation that all parts are 100% USA, cast and finish machined in LA, and always have been. If any overseas parts show up with their name on them, they're counterfeit. If anyone has had issues with quality control they'd like to hear from you, you can get in touch via their websi...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

Interesting, I am not sure about past runs, but currently they're casting parts at their own foundry, and then finish machining them at their shop.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

I appreciate the feedback, keep it coming, I'd like to get at least a couple dozen votes on the poll. I hadn't heard about the quality control issues, that is interesting. I'll ask them next time I call. I believe they use a milling machine with fly cutter to surface their covers ( video from their ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

I once looked at blueprints for every 300 Ford cam Ford built. While the part numbers differed all the cam specs were the same. I like shaft mounted adjustable rocker arms too. If I were king the new 300 crossflow performance head would have them. Now that is fascinating! I guess if it works why ch...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

After finding an actual picture of the 3117H I see what you mean! I like the quench area, it's much MUCH better than the SP H554CP. I appreciate the info on coatings, good to hear from someone with "field" experience. Have you experimented with chamber and piston top coatings? I'm just a f...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

On a sort of related note, I wonder how hard it would be to whip up a set of pedestal mount, adjustable rockers for a 300... That is one thing about the FE's that I really like.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

Interesting! You got me thinking, and since I used to be a parts guy, I dusted off that part of my brain and looked up the stock camshaft specs, or atleast, the specs of the stock replacement Sealed Power sells. Turns out they list exactly the same camshaft for everything 300, carb'd or fuelie, pn# ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 2128

Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

Hello gents, I've been thinking about cast aluminum valve covers for our beloved 240/300 So the other day I called Offenhauser to ask if they would consider making one. I had a chat with the very nice fellow who answered the phone, who just happened to be the CEO of Offenhauser! (It was pure coincid...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

Thanks! I was planning on using the ones from the 86 core motor, but I also have a set of 240 rods For the new engine, this is what I have planned so far: Head: EFI Fast Burn style hard seat inserts (exhaust and intake) positive valve guide seals Stellite faced exhaust valves Stock rockers Block: Fu...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Heavy duty 300 specs

Much appreciated! 8.3-1 sounds like a safe number, the goal for this project is a long living gasoline 300 that still has a chance for efficiency. I've got an HD manifold, paired with a 1bbl intake. Lucked out and found that in a junkyard several years ago. I'd really like to find the HD clutch/flyw...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy duty 300 specs
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Heavy duty 300 specs

Does anyone have a complete spec sheet on the HD motors used in the 500/600's? Compression ration, cam specs, valve dimensions and material (sodium filled? Stellite faced?) Essentially, something I can give to the engine builder and say "Here you go, build me this, with a few changes." I w...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need fan help ASAP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Need fan help ASAP!!!

Glad you got it sorted, I was going to suggest the Hayden from summit. I ran one on my 390, very happy with it.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?

Much appreciated gents! Makes me more eager to tear into this thing and figure out what happened...

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?

I appreciate the info, I had assumed the earlier 300's used floating pins like the FE's. In that case, I guess the only way the pin is going to walk out if if something happens to that piston. I did have some issues with detonation, now I'm interested to see what I find when I tear the old engine do...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Just got an 86 300, when was the switch to press in wrist pins?

Just curious, the wrist pin in my last engine (early 80's as best as i can tell, D5TE block) is dying from a wrist pin walking out. The engine I have to replace it is an 86 out of a van. And now I'm totally paranoid about the wrist pins, lol :wink: It's kind of an oddball, has the feedback carbureto...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Propane compression ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Propane compression ratio

Thanks guys, very interesting stuff. Here in Seattle propane can be found for as low as $1.25 a gallon. In rural areas it can be had even cheaper. But you have to know where to look, most gas stations around here that fill bbq bottles want $4.00+ per gallon. The main benefit is the driveability and ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Propane compression ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Propane compression ratio

9.5, that's a good deal lower than I thought, here I thought I was being conservative. :mrgreen: Makes sense though, heat is the enemy here. I have been told a WILD range of octane ratings for propane, anywhere from 105 to 130, turns out most "propane" is really propane with a percentage o...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Propane compression ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Propane compression ratio

I've been researching this topic again, still haven't been able to get a solid answer. What is a safe compression ratio for propane? Assume propane at 105 octane for simplicity. My build will be for a HEAVY truck, so lower is better for me. As it sits the truck weighs about 9,000lbs and I've been kn...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Dual Port Intake & HD 600 Exhaust Question
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Offy Dual Port Intake & HD 600 Exhaust Question

That is true, it gets exhaust heat constantly. I had the same concern at first, but it hasn't been an issue. I've got one paired with the stock iron 1bbl intake and it hasn't been a problem. It will heat soak just a little bit, but so does the factory manifold on my 300 with the factory flapper valv...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 industrial differences
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: 300 industrial differences

As far as power, it all depends on what you define as adequate, my f250 has a mostly stock 300 (better exhaust is the only modification) and empty it weight around 7,500 lbs, loaded I've had it up to 11,000 lbs. Fully loaded it'll cruise at 70, and pulls hills like a champ, if you get a run at them....
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oxx power build
Replies: 17
Views: 2623

Re: Oxx power build

Very nice! Sounds like you should have a good engine for a long time

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 industrial applications
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: 300 industrial applications

I would try a different carb, and make sure it's getting a good steady fuel supply. It sounds like its running deathly lean. A cracked exhaust manifold, while common, can also be a sign it got too hot from running lean, and the dieseling, plus the kicking, bucking and backfiring under load are sure ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oxx power build
Replies: 17
Views: 2623

Re: Oxx power build

Interested to see in how this pans out, I've wondered about OXXPower ever since I found out about them. Was it a brand new block? How's the casting quality? The wet sleeve block is interesting but the idea makes me a bit nervous, I know its a proven technology, (99% of heavy diesel engines use it) b...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jumped in with both feet...
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Jumped in with both feet...

Here's another picture I forgot to post https://s25.postimg.org/ljtr27bzf/Img02_05-14-2017.jpg I wanted to run the EFI valve cover but i didn't like the second breather hole, so i set a couple washers in it, brazed it up with the oxy acetylene, and ground it smooth with a flap disk. I also cut the o...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jumped in with both feet...
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Jumped in with both feet...

On a side note, I have been VERY impressed with how well this engine pushes the truck around. It's not fast by any stretch of the word, but the truck weighs about 9500lbs as it sits, and it keeps up with the city traffic pretty well. I had a 5.9 cummins in an old dodge and besides the rev range bein...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jumped in with both feet...
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Jumped in with both feet...

It came out of a mid 80's f150, that's all I know. It was sitting on a pallet when I first saw it. From how it looked inside I would guess somewhere in the low 100k for mileage.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Is my 4 wheel drive stuck???
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Is my 4 wheel drive stuck???

Have you ever driving the rig over 45 mph before? I would check out the back diff and figure out what ratio you have in there

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jumped in with both feet...
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Jumped in with both feet...

Thanks! It runs good and drives niiice! I borrowed a real camera and took these: https://s25.postimg.org/7oi4xvucv/DSCN5466.jpg https://s25.postimg.org/7sbye4zu7/DSCN5467.jpg The mounts turned out to be a bit of a debacle, the catalogs list the wrong ones, and the 390 frame towers are close but not ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jumped in with both feet...
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Jumped in with both feet...

This has been a long time in the making! My buddies say I've all gone off the deep end, little do they know that happened a LONG time ago :wink: It all started when a buddy acquired a good used 300 for his project, which got cancelled shortly after. The motor sat around for a while and a plan began ...
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun May 21, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: School me on oil pans...
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: School me on oil pans...

Thanks, I'll probably order one up, a buddy of mine is giving me a 240 from a 2wd 74 f100, but then I'll have a motor laying around with no pan, dripping oil on stuff, yada yada yada. And a new pan doesn't need any prep work for paint. :wink:

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun May 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Hello from British Columbia

I love the paint, looks like you got yourself a nice rig! And I like the canoe, there's nothing quite like spending time in the great outdoors.

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun May 21, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: School me on oil pans...
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: School me on oil pans...

Thanks guys, turns out my 300 has a rear sump pan on it like this one: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rnb- ... refilter=1 Any idea if that will work in my 1973 2wd f250? I am a bit concerned about tie rod clearance

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Sun May 14, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Six Gun 272ci Friday night
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Six Gun 272ci Friday night

Man, that thing launches HARD! :D What kind of rpm are you turning with that "little" monster?

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Thu May 11, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blower Intake Manafold for a 300?
Replies: 12
Views: 1883

Re: Blower Intake Manafold for a 300?

I recently aquired a 4-53 blower and if it wasn't completely hashed I would be figuring out a way to run it on my new 300! "Fortunately" one of the rotors is cracked in half, so it put the brakes on that idea before it got a chance to spend any of my money. :wink:

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Wed May 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: School me on oil pans...
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

School me on oil pans...

How many different oil pans were made for the 300? And did they ever made a higher capacity pan for industrial motors, f600s etc etc?

I just picked up another 300, and it's slated to go into my f250. The 390 has served me well, but the 300 bug has bitten, and you know how that goes! :wink:

Sam
by Rusty_Old_F250
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: moving out my 300 six collection.
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: moving out my 300 six collection.

So what your saying is need to make a trip down from Seattle? :mrgreen:

In all seriousness, I would love to acquire a few 300 parts, but money has been TIGHT lately...

Sam