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by 1986F150six
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: Stock 300 single barrel carb
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Stock 300 single barrel carb

You might consider these "knock off" new carburetors. The price is quite good.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... sacat=6030
by 1986F150six
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust question...
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Exhaust question...

Good morning,

When replacing the head pipe, beginning at the 4.9L stock log exhaust manifold, can a larger diameter pipe be used? Can the end of the larger pipe be flared such that it will mate with the exhaust manifold ball shaped exit?

Thank you in advance!


1986 F150 w/ 4.9L engine.
by 1986F150six
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Air cleaner for carb swap
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Air cleaner for carb swap

bubba22349 wrote:There were some spacers made for this swap try looking at V.I. Vintage Inlines. Com, Good luck :thumbup: :nod:


https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... base-plate
by 1986F150six
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1968 Ford F250 with 4.9 ltr six
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: 1968 Ford F250 with 4.9 ltr six

Clifford 2x4 Intake Manifold, talk about something hard to find. :nod: If I could find one I would put it on my "Street Build 300 motor" and drop it in my truck :thumbup: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-300-6-cyl-CLIFFORD-INTAKE-MANIFOLD-DUAL-CARBS-CAM-HEI-DIST-TIMING-GEAR-4-9/223442206058?...
by 1986F150six
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI Exhaust Manifold Conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: EFI Exhaust Manifold Conversion

Some intake manifolds have a hole adjacent to the carb mounting surface (about the size of a penny) that is for the EGR. The carb spacer under the carb has a similar passageway. You can block that hole if you are not going to use the EGR system. I recommend keeping the EGR system intact. There is a...
by 1986F150six
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What ignition system?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: What ignition system?

Dr Jay wrote:I use the MSD with the DS2 distributor. Very satisfied. In use for 3 years with not one complaint.



I have used the same for maybe 8 years. The only downside is that this system seems to be hard on the distributor cap and rotor.
by 1986F150six
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What ignition system?
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: What ignition system?

Jason832, check with Bill [wsa111]. He sold me a NOS Motorcraft Duraspark distributor which he recurved for my application [formerly a feedback 1986 with EGR removed]. I currently use a MSD 6AL ignition module. The truck runs great and returns good gas mileage.
by 1986F150six
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hypothetical power output question?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Hypothetical power output question?

My thanks to both of you gentlemen for answering what may be a simplistic question. Thank you, Harte3 , for the link. I plugged in parameters for my stock 4.9L [compression ratio and RPMs for horsepower peak] and it spit back 119 HP [compared to claimed 120]. Frenchtown Flyer , I agree that the bett...
by 1986F150six
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hypothetical power output question?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Hypothetical power output question?

I am curious about the power comparison of the 4.9L and the 5.0L engines. I have intentionally chosen 1984 as that was the last year [ I believe ] for both being carbureted in trucks and Broncos. I personally like the six cylinder and its power characteristics. Looking at factory specification sheet...
by 1986F150six
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine vibration on high mi. engine
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Engine vibration on high mi. engine

Could a motor mount be bad? Have you checked the tension of the v-belt(s)?
by 1986F150six
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley Carb left turn stumble or stall!
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Holley Carb left turn stumble or stall!

Dr Jay wrote:Huntsville/ Madison
I have folks in Muscle Shoals!


And I have folks in Huntsville! :lol:
by 1986F150six
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10584

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

That valve cover is "purdy"! :D
by 1986F150six
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 4.9l Headers
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 1996 4.9l Headers

Very nice work!
by 1986F150six
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley Carb left turn stumble or stall!
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Holley Carb left turn stumble or stall!

Dr. Jay, how close to Sheffield [Shoals area] is "North Alabama"?
by 1986F150six
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: Valve cover
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Valve cover

Beautiful work! You should be proud. :thumbup:
by 1986F150six
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 898

Re: Points distributors?

Do you know where one can find a new (not rebuilt) 68-74 points distributor for a 300 motor in a 1971 F250? If rebuilt is the only way to find one now a days, who has the best one? Just found these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1968-1972-FORD-GALAXIE-CUSTOM-500-F100-F250-240-300-6CYL-DISTRIBUTOR-NE...
by 1986F150six
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300/4.9L "reduced overlap" camshaft listed in 1982 Ford Light Truck Facts literature.
Replies: 3
Views: 498

300/4.9L "reduced overlap" camshaft listed in 1982 Ford Light Truck Facts literature.

Reading Ford supplied information on another forum, I saw that in 1982 a different camshaft [reduced overlap] was specified for all 300 [4.9L] engine manual / transmission trucks with 2.47 or 2.75 gear ratios for 49 state models.

http://www.garysgaragemahal.com/300-six1.html
by 1986F150six
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Video of engine stumbling - ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Video of engine stumbling - ideas?

Dr. Fever, You stated that it was missing before replacing intake manifold, carburetor and exhaust manifold. If installed correctly [ I bet they were !], the missing [ before and after ] is most likely caused by something other than these items. Maybe pull each spark plug wire [ 1 @ a time ] while i...
by 1986F150six
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Polished intake
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Polished intake

Oooh... that's nice! :)
by 1986F150six
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg
Replies: 17
Views: 1909

Re: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg

... This may sound crazy, but try a tank driving at 65 mph instead. At least then you will know what that extra ten mph is costing you. I agree... here is some mileage data from a 1200 mile round trip [several times]: 2014 55-62 mph with no aerodynamic modifications = 21.93 mpg [highest tank = 23.2...
by 1986F150six
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

Clean and compact installation!
by 1986F150six
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???

My 1986 F150 with 4.9L, 4 speed manual O.D. and 3.08 gears returns ~17.5 to 23.0 mpg. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1325963-gas-mileage-recipe-4-9l-300-a.html I just finished reading that long thread, great info! Thanks for posting the link. I ran my TorqueMotor in my old 81 F-150 for three ye...
by 1986F150six
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progressive 2 barrel orientation
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: Progressive 2 barrel orientation

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:I think rather than smoking the cigar I'd just live with the vacuum leak. But that's just me.


But, I did not inhale.... :wink:
by 1986F150six
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progressive 2 barrel orientation
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: Progressive 2 barrel orientation

I tried this and it worked: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Sc ... &FORM=VIRE

The air cleaner was removed and the carburetor was sealed using a good quality duct tape.
by 1986F150six
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: Whos doing best fuel economy over power???

My 1986 F150 with 4.9L, 4 speed manual O.D. and 3.08 gears returns ~17.5 to 23.0 mpg.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1325 ... 300-a.html
by 1986F150six
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment

Has anyone made these for sale [so the dimensions will be correct]?
by 1986F150six
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gas mileage reporting [4.9L w/ manual O.D. and 3.08 rear gears]
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Gas mileage reporting [4.9L w/ manual O.D. and 3.08 rear gears]

Well, I am back from the 2018 Garagemahal Ford Truck Show in Skiatook, OK [what a great time to be had by all who attended!!!]. I attended in 2017, but due to mechanical problems with my truck, was unable to drive it. I decided to update this older thread by including the gas mileage for this year i...
by 1986F150six
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 build for economy, not necesarily power
Replies: 14
Views: 1265

Re: Ford 300 build for economy, not necesarily power

Hello, My SWB 1986 F150 [~3750#] with 4.9L (mostly) stock engine, 4 speed manual O.D. transmission and 3.08 rear gears returns 17 mpg in urban driving [stop signs, lights, etc.] and 22-25 mpg on the highway @ 55-60 mph. I drive like an old man and short shift as much as possible, w/o lugging the eng...
by 1986F150six
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Alternator requirements

And, wasn't there a prototype 2 barrel log intake manifold, with the barrels parallel to the engine?
by 1986F150six
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Alternator requirements

Mr. FTF, didn't Ford also experiment [prototype] with variable displacement and turbo for the 4.9L?
by 1986F150six
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clutch Fan Removal W/ Air Chisel
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Clutch Fan Removal W/ Air Chisel

I have seen that done by hand with a long chisel and hammer.
by 1986F150six
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 300 hits a wall when accelerating.
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: My 300 hits a wall when accelerating.

Mine [stock] makes nothing but additional noise after ~3000 rpms. :lol:
by 1986F150six
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Frying dizzy contact photo
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Frying dizzy contact photo

I, too, am using MSD 6AL ignition box and have for many years. It works quite well, but it is hard on the distributor cap and rotor. Mine seem to need replacement @ about 25-30K miles. The Frenchtown Flyer once suggested coating the contact areas with a light coating of dielectric grease. I did this...
by 1986F150six
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 47
Views: 4785

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

Very nice work! :thumbup:
by 1986F150six
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Alternator requirements

Dr. Jay, Regarding a 75 amp. alternator... My 1986 F150 with factory A/C came with a 60 amp. alternator. The alternator died [old age], so I took it to a local alternator/generator/starter repair shop. They are "old school" and I have used their services before. It would have been ready in...
by 1986F150six
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 47
Views: 4785

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

The FTF is a retired Ford engine development engineer.
by 1986F150six
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crab-Style Distributor Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Crab-Style Distributor Cap

Still looking [#1GA-12106?]: https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/fordpart.php?number=1GA-12106 https://cgfordparts.com/CATPICS/CAT/0000000745_0093200241.JPG https://hagensautoparts.com/5120-1GA-12106 https://ezautoparts.ecrater.com/p/29154863/distributor-cap-ford-1941-1942-1943-1944-1945-6-cylinder-1ga-...
by 1986F150six
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crab-Style Distributor Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Crab-Style Distributor Cap

The listings do not specify which Ford six cylinder? :hmmm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NAPA-AL155-Distributor-Cap-Ford-6-Cylinder-Crab-Style-Clip-On/351741684299?epid=1971181848&hash=item51e5702a4b:g:6NsAAOSwY0lXRDgs:sc:USPSFirstClass!35646!US!-1 https://www.ebay.com/p/NAPA-AL155-Distributor-Cap-7...
by 1986F150six
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300/4.9L vs. V8 factory recommended oil change intervals...
Replies: 2
Views: 466

300/4.9L vs. V8 factory recommended oil change intervals...

The owner's manuals for my son's 1984 F150 and my 1986 F150 both state the recommended oil and filter change interval for the 4.9L engine to be 7500 miles. Under the same conditions, the V8 interval is 5000 miles. I wondered why? Here is what The Frenchtown Flyer had to say: Originally Posted by The...
by 1986F150six
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: msd Ignition truck now sputtering.
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: msd Ignition truck now sputtering.

I have a 1986 with MSD ignition box [different than your computer controlled ignition]. When first installed, I switched the orange and violet leads coming from the distributor. :oops: When the engine approached 1800 RPMs, it went crazy and misfired terribly. Especially if not under load [high vacuu...
by 1986F150six
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vibration in gas pedal?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Vibration in gas pedal?

This is to be put in the "for whatever it's worth" category... sometime back, the oil pan needed to be removed from my 1986 4.9L. A mechanic friend did this for me and I was not with him. I know he lifted the engine enough to remove the pan. When I drove it, there was a pronounced vibratio...
by 1986F150six
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 413
Views: 38288

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

The only reasonably available performance intake manifold for the "U" head is the Offenhauser single 4 bbl "C" manifold. What other intake manifold types would everyone like to see made available for both the "U" head and the crossflow head ? Probably not a popular cho...
by 1986F150six
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wet sleeve industrial 300 [and other associated parts]...
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Wet sleeve industrial 300 [and other associated parts]...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SA8AAOSwehZaMrGD/s-l1600.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wet-Sleeve-4-9L-Ford-300-Long-Block-Engine/292370814854?hash=item4412a89786:g:o6QAAOSwv-ZaMrGM Same seller, other interesting items: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oil-Pan-for-a-Ford-F-300-Inline-Six-Engine/291902688085?h...
by 1986F150six
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New project. 1985 F150 "Daily Driver"
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: New project. 1985 F150 "Daily Driver"

My son's 1984 F150 with 4 speed manual OD [4.9L] and 2.47 rear gears repeatedly returned 26 mpg @ 65 mph [before gasohol]. It idled @ 8 mph and if you even saw a hill in front, you might as well shift down to 3rd. It could cruise @ 65 mph in 3rd and you would barely hear the engine. This truck was d...