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by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB: POINTS DISTRIBUTOR FOR 240 / 300
Replies: 1
Views: 19

WTB: POINTS DISTRIBUTOR FOR 240 / 300

WTB or trade for a points distributor for either a 240 Loadomatic or an early 300. I've got lots of stuff to trade if you prefer.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs
Replies: 63
Views: 1242

Re: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs

Multi carbs look cool.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur

Roller hydraulic lifters are taller to accommodate the roller mechanism but the oil passageway in the block still needs to feed oil to the lifter, all the while still sticking up enough to allow the placement of a dogbone (a la SBF) for stabilizing alignment, but not high enough such that they will ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur

There is no provision on the block for a hydraulic roller tappet.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, to make my Ford run, I need Chevy parts....so
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: So, to make my Ford run, I need Chevy parts....so

bubba22349 wrote:...The mid 1950's were the high point of the Horse Power wars ...



Today, 2020, is the high point of the horsepower wars.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Year of the block
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Which Year of the block

The early blocks did indeed have a smaller thrust bearing. 1965 and '66 (not sure on '66 - it may have been a mid model running change to the larger size). Later thrust bearings will not fit the early blocks.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: NHRA Div III Finals - w/ FTF
Replies: 5
Views: 4783

Re: NHRA Div III Finals - w/ FTF

UPDATE 2020 I just returned from the E.T. Bracket Finals at Indy. Once again I qualified to represent Milan Dragway. I had a blast but unfortunately did not win. You have to be good AND lucky, as every racer there is on his or her game. I lost in the second round on a double breakout, taking the fin...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs
Replies: 63
Views: 1242

Re: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs

Red rose racer wrote:... You said bottom standard injection tubes are to small, how much bigger would tubes have to be...

Ideally, for an IR around 58 mm, tapering to as big a port as you can get in there.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 96 F150 4.9 stock chassis dyno
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: 96 F150 4.9 stock chassis dyno

110 at the rear wheel of a 200K truck does not sound too bad to me.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Water pumps
Replies: 17
Views: 3858

Re: Water pumps

Those openings don't help. They are merely for manufacturing - so the impeller can be stamped.
The BEST impeller is the early cast one with a volute scroll.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs
Replies: 63
Views: 1242

Re: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs

I have posted pics of 3 x 1 intakes made this way.

Or - Algon actually made a mechanical stack injection system for these engines. I had one once. Nice piece if you can find one.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air/Fuel Flow Direction
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Air/Fuel Flow Direction

Extended runners into a plenum are useful in a port EFI design. How so? Also, in an EFI plenum the extended runner entrance should not be up against a vertical wall. Is this because you'd get a dead spot at whatever RPM the resonance of the air column stop/starting matches up with the sound (also a...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air/Fuel Flow Direction
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Air/Fuel Flow Direction

...somewhere I remember I believe Muller discussing the actual intrusion of the runner into the plenum made some kind of difference. Later I saw F1 cars had runners with trumpet bells inside the plenum and each had a different angle and depth for whatever reason. If I recall the conversation here P...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air/Fuel Flow Direction
Replies: 24
Views: 443

Re: Air/Fuel Flow Direction

I do not think the 2V would need a splitter any more than a 4V would. I think if Clifford felt one was needed he would have sold them.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs
Replies: 63
Views: 1242

Re: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs

That piston/rod is like the ones I used to use...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding an evap system
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: Adding an evap system

congrats
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 crank
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: 300 crank

You cannot put together an engine using a 300 crank and 240 rods unless you use custom made pistons.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 crank
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: 300 crank

I have several 300 crank cores, but they will all need work in some form or another. At the very least they have surface rust, but the price is free. I am not willing to ship them out of the country but will give one to a representative of you here in the states.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft help
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Camshaft help

IIRC the backlash on the gears id .002" - .006" and the axial clearance is .006 max. I doubt that reducing these clearances will substantially affect the cam performance and of course there is risk to reducing clearances under minimums.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs
Replies: 63
Views: 1242

Re: Single 4bbl verses multi carbs

While I agree that a 4V is much better than the original 1V stocker for performance I have found that using a 2 x 2 setup on a Clifford dual quad intake is better and it eliminated some nagging hesitation problems I had with the 4V. I think even the EFI lower with miltiple carbs offer advantages ove...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding an evap system
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: Adding an evap system

Do you use a ported vacuum signal to the dist or full manifold vacuum? I prefer ported.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Listing of known engine accoutrements needing an entrepreneur

Looking thru my tool box I see a set of home made tools specific to the 300: damper puller (with handle) crank insert to protect threads spacers to install crank gear block honing plate flywheel lock oil pan / decking sectioned block pushrod for dial indicator measurements 18 mm plug adapter for lea...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermactor plug torque specs. Anyone know how much?
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Thermactor plug torque specs. Anyone know how much?

Hi 63Sprint.
The six dollar price I was paying was over twenty years ago, with my employee discount, so they very well could be over seventeen bucks now.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston & connecting rods
Replies: 19
Views: 4677

Re: Piston & connecting rods

Shorter rods were once the rage in drag racing for an application where the cubic inch displacement was reduced by de-stroking, to make a class requirement for a specific cubic inch-to-weight. This was done in an effort to enhance the flow in the overlap phase, where port and valve sizes were very l...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do you think of these compression numbers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2934

Re: What do you think of these compression numbers?

Personally, with those numbers I would not be anxious to tear into either engine - just drive them. If it ain't broke don't "fix" it. I'll bet they both idle and drive fine. Of course, if you are itchin' to get into one of these 300s go for it. Or pick up another core, build it to your tas...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Temperature sensor/gauge?
Replies: 38
Views: 2440

Re: Temperature sensor/gauge?

I could be wrong, but after watching what happens it seems like the heat is coming up through the studs in the manifold. Any ideas on how to mitigate that? Maybe use phenolic washers under the nuts too? I have vapor lock issues on my 460 V8 powered pickup. I have found that the best way to get it t...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Elec. water pump BB6
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Elec. water pump BB6

Aftermarket water pump drives using a Gilmer belt are commonly available. Some bracket fab may be required.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-63750
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust/intake bolt washers
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Exhaust/intake bolt washers

wow - about six bucks a piece.
Maybe they fit a BMW
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust/intake bolt washers
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Exhaust/intake bolt washers

Actually, the washers are cupped, with a concave side and a convex side to serve as a bellville washer. They provide some "spring tension" along the bolt axis to counter expansion and contraction of the manifolds when they are heat cycled. That is good. The biggest drawback to them is that...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: looking for best in class towing for a gas 6
Replies: 87
Views: 1435

Re: looking for best in class towing for a gas 6

Tbone3366 wrote:...i will be having ribs put in on both sides strategically welded in to support the engine block with boost ...
Plan on annealing the block and then honing with a torque plate if you try this, to eliminate internal stresses and restore dimensional stability.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Issues with cooling-Fan clutch?
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Issues with cooling-Fan clutch?

Sounds good.
When the fan clutch on my motor home engages it sounds like a vacuum cleaner turning on and I easily can hear it over the sound of the engine.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Issues with cooling-Fan clutch?
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: Issues with cooling-Fan clutch?

I'm guessing the clutch is bad. When the engine got hot did you hear the roar of the fan as the clutch engaged?

I'll be very surprised if the shroud was hurting. Seems counter intuitive.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good Mileage Carb/Intake Combination with Offy DP or Clifford 4V
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Good Mileage Carb/Intake Combination with Offy DP or Clifford 4V

pmuller9 wrote:
sdiesel wrote:..Now imagine that on wet roads as you are turning from a stop sign trying to merge quickly into traffic.

Reminds me of driving my hot rod to high school on a snowy winter morning. What FUN!!!
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy intake question
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Offy intake question

If you are using the stock log exhaust it should bolt together there. You can leave it open if you plan to block off (weld shut) the exhaust heat riser cavity. If you are using the dual EFI exhaust manifolds you do not need to block it off - leave it open. Unless, of course, you want to try water he...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder heads valves and rockers
Replies: 66
Views: 8971

Re: Cylinder heads valves and rockers

If you advance the cam it will make the tendency of the engine to knock worse.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Comp Cams 268 vs. stock cam
Replies: 44
Views: 16763

Re: Comp Cams 268 vs. stock cam

Looks good
You're welcome.
Let us know how it runs - with more pics.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cummins 5.9 or 6.7 exhaust on a 300 non efi head
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: cummins 5.9 or 6.7 exhaust on a 300 non efi head

The port spacing on a 300 is 4.48". What is the Cummins port spacing? I'm guessing it is not the same.
By a lot
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 55
Views: 12408

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

Progress report: I have been working on the rear of the car. It is essentially complete with the build of the harness restraint, the roll bar assembly, the exhaust pipe support and some more body work. Aside from shock mounts and maybe an anti-roll bar I can now move froward. https://www.jalopyjourn...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbocharger, ideal weight oils
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Turbocharger, ideal weight oils

You've pretty much described a two stage dry sump oiling system if you throw in an expansion/recovery tank. Something I never had the resources nor feel there was enough bang-for-the-buck for my engines.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My build and soon to come Dyno
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: My build and soon to come Dyno

nice
very unique
Do you carry a vehicle - ATV? - on the bed?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbocharger, ideal weight oils
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Turbocharger, ideal weight oils

sdiesel wrote:...
Right, so, remote turbo, separated oil supply shared with the ZF...

You would need some way to insure the level in the trans remains constant and it doesn't fill up with lube. Or get purged.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding a knock sensor bung
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Adding a knock sensor bung

seems high
at least in my area of the planet
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: Big Ford carb head....
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Big Ford carb head....

C8AE is a 240 casting ( smaller 68 cc chamber).
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser VS Clifford
Replies: 49
Views: 1586

Re: Offenhauser VS Clifford

Use the lower half of an EFI intake and fab the upper for an equal length runner intake tuned for lower rpm. Two YFs would probably work well.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 20375

Re: 300 Rebuild

Why don't you just use one thick shim instead of three thin shims?

Did you check with Silver Seal like I referenced above?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley Sniper EFI Autolite 1100
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Holley Sniper EFI Autolite 1100

Critter damage to wiring goes back as far as I can remember there were cars.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fan Shroud
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Fan Shroud

1968 F100 240 So... time to fabricate one Has anyone fabricated one? What material was used? Any advice? Also, will a shroud solve the problem? I have built several. I usually use mild steel - race apps can get by with aluminum. I make a plywood fan buck about 1.0 - 1.5" bigger in diameter tha...

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