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by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder heads valves and rockers
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Cylinder heads valves and rockers

81slantnosewp wrote:NO LONGER AVAILABLE:
a limited production run of cross flow heads by ford in research and development
[url=https://fordsix.com/img/i.php?/upload/2020/02/06/20200206213722-71291b1b-me.jpg]

That crossflow head was never put into production.

In anything.
It was an experimental prototype.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.
Replies: 32
Views: 456

Re: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.

Eliminate the exhaust retainers. Use the intake type retainers on all 12 valves. I'm assuming all 12 springs in the kit will be the same.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.
Replies: 32
Views: 456

Re: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.

Excellent I think the C6 will be perfect in the Muskeg repowererpower used with a TransGo shift kit so you can manually shift it. Togeather with the right stall speed convertor like maybe ... the ones used in the performance 351C and Cobra Jet with C6's would be be about right... X2 ^^^ I have a st...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 6 swap 1964 Dodge W300 Former Military Truck
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: 300 6 swap 1964 Dodge W300 Former Military Truck

LiveFreeOrDieTryn2B wrote:So stock cam what about using hardened push rods the Harland rockers and larger valves from si? ...

Those are all good upgrades.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

One more hint 68Flareside240, When you get the shafts out check them for straightness. Being brass they are easily bent. If at some point yours were bent they can be carefully straightened. Roll them on a flat plate and check them for straightness by watching for light underneath the shaft as it tur...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 6 swap 1964 Dodge W300 Former Military Truck
Replies: 50
Views: 508

Re: 300 6 swap 1964 Dodge W300 Former Military Truck

Whatever is best for my intended purposes Good idle for winch use Highway driving some hauling and MPGs as well as maybe pulling a trailer at some point. If you want to include 'long camshaft life' you have just described the stock cam perfectly. Or if you're a bit of a gambler on 100,000+ mile dur...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder heads valves and rockers
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Cylinder heads valves and rockers

Its just random slight head-to-head machining / casting variation.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

sdiesel, Thanks. It is not engine paint. It was left over from a flame job I did on a hot rod. It is catylized acrylic enamel, a PPG color I call "Creamsicle". It will hold up to external block temps. 68Flareside240, Yes, it required a simple 45 degree back cut to get it to rotate in rever...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

Here is a thorough discussion on 2150 throttle shaft repairs I started on the HAMB:

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... r.1168283/

Hope this helps.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshafts
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Camshafts

I've used the 460 roller lifters in several 300 engines with no issues. I don't think the hole orientation matters on the six. It's either in the lifter gallery bore or it isn't.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

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.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

Re: Picked up a Turbo

The Cleveland heads are not going to work on a Windsor block without some machining on the coolant passages and a custom intake.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need some advice..
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Need some advice..

It sounds like a bad connection somewhere. Maybe batt cables, starter solenoid crank circuit, neutral safety switch, or even a rough spot on the starter motor armature.
I'd also check to see that the crank turns freely i.e., not hydro-locked.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adding the right stickies
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Adding the right stickies

pmuller9 wrote:The Ford 352 V8 pistons may be used...

...with a .05" cut off the top
390 FE pistons may be used with a .050 overbore.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Intake manifolds

May I presume you are interested in commercially available intake manifolds and not one-off user fabricated stuff?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 1 bbl intake size?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 240 1 bbl intake size?

Also, booster size and design also influences flow capability so it's not a direct area-vs-area correlation. Best comparison should be done on a flow bench at equivalent depression(s). Even then, other transitional circuits such as accelerator pump and pullover jet affect in-car performance so, yeah...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 215
Views: 30300

Re: Tractor Puller

Lunatic Fringe wrote:
Thinking of calling it 6 Appeal. Thoughts?


I like all the names I've seen for six cylinder cars.

SIX APPEAL
CASUAL SIX
SIX MANIAC
3/4 RACE
GET INLINE
etc.

We need to start a separate topic with pics of some of the more creative ones...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: High performance clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: High performance clutch

I don't think just having multiple discs will make it any harder to drive. After all, my motorcycle - and most bikes - have a multiple disc clutch (as do auto transes) and they can be smooth to operate. The biggest advantage is packaging a lot of contact area and hence torque transmission ability in...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 215
Views: 30300

Re: Tractor Puller

I have found that grinding down 1.94 SBC valves to 1.900 to be perfectly adequate, and they are available as used take-outs dirt cheap.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

Re: Picked up a Turbo

With all this talk of crawl ratios it makes me think of my friend Marv Baumann, who builds unique Ford tractors. One of his builds was an 8N with one each of the four aftermarket transmissions built for the 8N, all sandwiched together. In low-low-low-low it crawls at 12 inches an hour. http://marvin...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new 4.9 owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: new 4.9 owner!

The best commercially available head gasket if the FelPro #1024 (supersedes # 8168PT). It has an O-ring embedded in the fire ring for better sealing. The one piece oil pan gasket is also a boon; some oil pans will require minor mods to make it work. Mr. Gasket # 260 intake/exhaust gaskets have worke...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Extra Oil Supply To Distributor Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Extra Oil Supply To Distributor Gear

65 F-100 pete wrote:I have a 240.
Happy new Year, Pete

Not needed on a 240.

The 240 is considered the "big" six.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold

I have had good success on short stub pieces using a tapered swaging die in a press.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold

I have used tubing from these folks: https://www.woolfaircraft.com/ They are experienced in both aircraft and automotive applications. I would not use cast bends. I'd use mandrel bent tubing in combination with hammer formed dies for the critical areas. A rule of thumb is to flatten the bend on the ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

Re: Picked up a Turbo

First gear ratio on C6 and C4 is 2.46:1. I think second is 1.46:1.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

It would seem to me that if the rocker was making a dry slap that the likely cause wouldn't be the rocker arm itself but lifter(s) that drained down when the engine was shut down leaving some of the cam lobes to squeeze the remaining oil out of the respective lifters. At any rate if that is the prob...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

Haywood wrote:... BTW anyone know which wire should I interrupt to accomplish this when I proceed?

I have used the two-pole oil pressure switch as a trigger. One terminal is NO and one is NC.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... p.1112142/
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

My '85 Econoline used to do that. Quirky.
I just attributed it to piston fit up being on the loose side. Your vehicle has upgraded pistons so it may not be a similar issue. Maybe a stethoscope could narrow down its source.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Breather
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Breather

try
ebay
craig's list
join various Ford truck and Ford six facebook sites and put the word out
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!

You may want to check to see if the catalytic converter subsequently melted down.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 215
Views: 30300

Re: Tractor Puller

very pretty
If it runs as good as it looks it should scream.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new 4.9 owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: new 4.9 owner!

The head bolts are reusable. They do not normally get stretched into the plastic range. That's assuming nobody over-torqued them in its previous life. In the dyno lab we used to reuse them three times before replacing them as a matter of course. Not so with torque-to-yield bolts like the Modular V8/...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 1955

Re: Picked up a Turbo

Hey BigBlue94, That sounds like a fun project. It looks like you have been very wise in your selection of parts for a strong six. While your cam and relatively high CR may not be optimum for a turbo I think you can make it work with a fuel upgrade to premium and a close eye on the spark schedule. I ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 7182

Re: Engine is back

OOOooo. I would be a little uncomfortable with those valve seats based on the photos you posted. On the exhaust seat alone I see pits in the seat, blueing left on the seat, and it even looks like the grinding stone did not fully contact the circumference of the seat. I hope I am wrong in my assessme...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new 4.9 owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: new 4.9 owner!

The PCV line sucks noxious gasses out of the crankcase. The other hose is for make-up clean air going into the crankcase. Do not plug it off. In the stock setup the hose connects to the clean air side of the air cleaner. A separate small inlet filter will suffice if you cannot hook it up to the air ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

... sitting with today's fuel is death. That's why I got rid of my one ton, every time I wanted to use it, it needed the carb looked at... I love EFI. But for a farm truck that sees limited use I wonder if a carb would be simpler and cheaper to own and you could put a dose of StaBil fuel stabilizer...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Connecting rod orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Connecting rod orientation

The small raised bump on the inside of the I-beam points forward.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Need feedback

bl,
I'd be curious to know what condition the original pistons are in. Specifically, if there are cracked or broken skirts after all those miles. If not it would probably be a first.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Need feedback

Get an Offy "C" - not a DP. You'll have better carb mounting options and a large performance gain. Use EFI dual exhausts. I like Flowmaster stainless steel Series 50 mufflers. With 400,000 miles on the clock it will likely need to be bored, using hypereutectic pistons such as Sealed Power ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low fuel pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Low fuel pressure

Try running the truck with the gas cap(s) off.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

The 5.0 upper and the 5.8 upper are different. The 5.0 has oval runners and the 5.8 has rectangular(ish) runners and the cross sectional area is different so even if they bolted up there would be a gross mismatch.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank from Rockauto?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Forged crank from Rockauto?

If in fact they are forged I will want to buy a truckload of them.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: First three plugs look great, second three...
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: First three plugs look great, second three...

HELP US OUT HERE

What are you talking about?
year?
build level?
usage?
type of duty cycle where the problem occurred?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 truck headers
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: 300 truck headers

The scavenging benefit of a header is most noticeable when: a) The engine is blueprinted to build peak torque near the tuned RPM band of the header b) The camshaft has significant overlap to allow scavenging. c) There is a c). c) there is no backpressure downstream (i.e. there is no muffler and tai...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Merry Christmas all!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Merry Christmas all!!!

Merry Christmas to you all.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 rod beam clean up
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: 240 rod beam clean up

The most common method is Grind the flash lengthwise about flush with the surrounding I-beam Polish the outside of the beam flanges shot peen rods be sure to use good bolts check for length, straightness and recondition balance both ends Most aftermarket rod manufacturers will have included these st...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 43
Views: 1691

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

Phase3 wrote:I will be pressing the pins back out. Do you think ill be able to see visual galling in the piston wrist pin bores?

Look for circumferential score marks around the pin diameter, possibly along with the straight score marks you're bound to see along the pin axis, along with pin discoloration.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 43
Views: 1691

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

That is an interesting hypothesis drag_stang. Maybe for hi-boost applications it would be beneficial to install some piston cooling spray nozzles in the lube system, like some other turbo applications. Especially since rods with no spit hole were being used. What did the head of the piston look like...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 43
Views: 1691

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

Can you make an assessment as to what failed first?
Piston?
Rod bolt?
Rod beam?
Seized wrist pin?
Bearing?
Other?

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