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by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Slow going...
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Slow going...

I noticed there are two different size head studs ARP makes for the 300, are they just a preference thing or is the 3/8 specific to one of the year categories and 7/16 specific to another? If you mean rocker studs there are three types of rocker attachments: 3/8 w/ 3/8-NF lock nuts 3/8 w/ 5/16-NF p...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Highway power?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Highway power?

Try a low restriction exhaust and advance the initial timing a few degrees.

EFI exhaust manifolds are a good investment too.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane

wallen7 wrote:Yes, That kid of stuff aggravates my wife ...


wallen7, you're kiddin' us , right? Don't let her find out you didn't proof read it.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane

Shorty wrote:duel plain?

I saw one of them in an old Clint Eastwood movie.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 7537

Re: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane

And please, won't somebody edit "duel plane" into "dual plane"?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Some specs I wonder about
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Some specs I wonder about

What altitude are you operating at?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: h.v. oil pump. why do we need them?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: h.v. oil pump. why do we need them?

IIRC someone mentioned using the gears from a 400M(?) pump in a 300 pump housing to get a low buck high flow pump. I think it was FTF who mentioned it but I'm not sure. Yes, you can use the 351M-400 pump gears in the stock oil pump along with a .250" housing spacer to create a high volume pump...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what oil after rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: what oil after rebuild?

...FTF, curious about the blending of synthdtic with non synthetic. what do I gain from this? and can this blend be an ongoing practice for the life of the engine supposing a street engine? last , comment on a fresh rebuild, I tape a b.a. (big a**) magnet near the pick up scteen on the outside of t...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what oil after rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: what oil after rebuild?

takehikes wrote:Frenchtown Flyer why 6 quarts? Mine says 5 with filter change......

Most 240 and 300 pans hold five quarts plus one in the filter. I'm assuming he'll change the filter when he changes the oil. So five plus one equals six.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 130
Views: 10512

Re: Tractor Puller

Lunatic Fringe wrote:Lol, FTF, you must be psychic.

I've never told I was psychic but a couple of old girlfriends accused me of being psychotic.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what oil after rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: what oil after rebuild?

That will work.
So will 10W-40 non synthetic.
Or a 50/50 blend.
I use 5 qt of non synthetic and one qt of synthetic - of the same brand.
Use a good quality oil; not a cheapo brand.
I like Valvoline.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 130
Views: 10512

Re: Tractor Puller

I see it now. I've had them fail at the spot welds and I like to TIG weld them.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 130
Views: 10512

Re: Tractor Puller

It looks like you removed the strut that stabilizes the oil pickup tube. Remember to add a new one to keep the pickup from vibrating itself apart.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Now it's time to start preping the block.
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Now it's time to start preping the block.

I like to port match the pump-to-block connection. Be careful as there isn't a lot of meat around the block opening that the gasket covers.

I also chamfer the outlet side of the oil filter adapter. It is not necessary or beneficial to do the inlet side going into the oil filter.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: compression
Replies: 29
Views: 809

Re: compression

54-4x4 wrote:...I just returned from a bike trip around Australia...

Bicycle bike or motorbike?

I'm an avid cyclist - but I also like go exploring on my Shadow 600. Both great ways to see the world.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Build the 300 or go V8?
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: Build the 300 or go V8?

My "best bang for the buck" vote:

built 460 (or 514)
built C6
High stall 10" converter (in the 2500 - 4000 range)
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 25
Views: 937

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

pmuller9 wrote:The 240/300 lifter is .875" and is common throughout the Ford six and V8 engine families.

I think the 144 / 170 / 200 / 250 six uses unique lifters (both solid and hydraulic, depending on application).
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 82 F150 Parasitic Draw Electrical Question
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: 82 F150 Parasitic Draw Electrical Question

Do you really mean 6/10 of one milliamp or 600 milliamps? If it only draws 6/10 of one milliamp that could be something as small as the radio keep-alive memory or the ECU keep-alive memory. It should go a long time at that rate without killing the battery. Six hundred milliamps, on the other hand, i...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 255
Views: 30984

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

You could knock that thermactor boss bump down a bit more, making it flush with the roof of the port. Don't worry about the divot.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: SE Michigan
Replies: 0
Views: 40

SE Michigan

SE Michigan - Performance Machining - Ottawa Lake
Chuck Noonan prop
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: Any Good Machine Shops In Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Any Good Machine Shops In Florida

Muscle Machine, In Sorrento FL. Founded by Glen Treadwell, nationally prominent six cylinder drag racer.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: Machine shops and engine builders?
Replies: 11
Views: 29742

Re: Machine shops and engine builders?

Did the head work out? How much did it improve your ride?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 130
Views: 10512

Re: Tractor Puller

You have a really nice beginning to your intake manifold. For an Nth degree of perfection, it may have been optimum to flatten the short side radius - the inside of the curved runner - to mate up to the flat roof of the port. Also, if the intake is to be dry, the entry radius should protrude up into...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 43
Views: 1178

Re: Roller Rocker Question

I am not familiar with the geometry on all the possible rocker arm combinations but I do want to mention that in addition to the fulcrum length discussed here there is also another consideration worth investigating. That is the relative plane(s) that the valve tip and pushrod tip are in. Imagine a t...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 43
Views: 1178

Re: Roller Rocker Question

No.
And the rocker arm ratio for the Chevy 230/250/292 six is 1.75:1, giving about 10% more lift without changing the events appreciably.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Factory rocker arm system improvement idea
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Factory rocker arm system improvement idea

broncr wrote:...The (new) Comp replacement cam kit (268) includes Comp's 903 single springs, which measure105 lbs @ .50 lift. Some say that is adequate for most "non-race applications".


Offhand, that does not sound right - maybe 105 lbs installed?
Significantly more at 1/2 inch lift.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

Good on you Perry. Merry Christmas.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep

I just remembered another contributing Vega feature: A wet deck. Hence the bore / distortion head gasket fiasco.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep

FTF maybe you can shed some light on the challenges the automakers where having? As I recall the Vega blocks got etched to chemically mill back the parent aluminum and expose the silica proud of the bore surface for the piston contact surface. I also think the pistons were iron plated(?) to reduce ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep

They mention an aluminum block with no iron cylinder liners.

Seems like Chevy Vega tried that. Hope its better than theirs was.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1080

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

sdiesel wrote:a very pretty manifold could be built to introduce coolant to the side of the block,
but
assuming I thread the casting ports,
how ever would a fellow attach the manifold to the block??!

AN fittings in the middle of the plugs
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?

old28racer wrote:FTF --- Do you think the oiling problem is normal with the Chevy stamped steel rockers & Ford push rod location or was this a one time problem / fix?

Of the few engines I have built using the Chevy six rocker arms I have only encountered one instance where the oil hole did not line up.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1080

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

The center hole on this 1932 Marmon V-16 carries coolant from the water pump.

Image
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chrome side lifter cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: chrome side lifter cover?

That sounds pretty. Post pics please.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?

Yes. It worked fine except for one squeeky rocker arm that wasn't getting any oil. It turned out the hole in the pushrod did not align with the hole in the rocker arm cup. I did a little fine grinding on the rocker, making a small groove to carry the oil to the rocker hole and all was fine then.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 255
Views: 30984

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

I think you did a real nice job on the ports. It is better to take too little than too much in the wrong areas and yours look real good around the all-important bowl areas leading to the valve seats. It should perk up that six.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb head combustion chamber question.
Replies: 79
Views: 2319

Re: Carb head combustion chamber question.

OK so far. I'd take the chamber surface to a sheenyier shine. I also like to slap an old head gasket on the head to prevent putting grinding marks across the head face if the grinder gets loose and does its dance.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1080

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

In looking at the head gasket it appears as the majority of the (cooled) coolant travels to the rear of the block and up through the back of the block to the #6 combustion chamber first. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/811/41480766302_800222e2df_z_d.jpg Based on wear I'm seeing I think the front of t...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chrome side lifter cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: chrome side lifter cover?

Yup. I discovered mag wheel clear is an excellent protectant for various art projects I have been involved with and turned my artsy friends on to it, as opposed to the $80 a gallon stuff the art community is using. Duplicolor brand spray cans work for me.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 197
Views: 80250

Re: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14

Matt, PM me. I can put you in touch with knowledgeable casting people and people who know people.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb cable and cable mount
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Carb cable and cable mount

In your case I would make up a simple bell crank mechanism that mounts on the valve cover.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?
Replies: 27
Views: 929

Re: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?

Does the use of nitrous in-and-of-itself require the use of stronger rods?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?
Replies: 27
Views: 929

Re: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?

Any suggestions on sites to post at? Maybe there is just not much interest in a 300 rod? Inliners International https://inlinersinternational.org/ You may have come upon the fact that everybody has their own preference as to what they want in a rod, be it to mate up to an existing piston or bumping...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling engine
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Pulling engine

I find it easier to pull the engine and trans as a unit. But if you do not need to remove the trans for work the two may be separated at the bellhousing. That usually involves trying to pry the dowel pins apart as they are likely corroded together. With manual transes take care not to damage the clu...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to find EGR Bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Trying to find EGR Bolt

SteveP wrote:I've found Fastenal to be an excellent source for bolts and nuts of all kinds.


Some are better than others. The last time I tried to buy a bolt from them they said I had to order a package of 50.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Holley 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Holley 1940

I think they are prized by many traditional builders as they were used on many makes and are popular on multi-carb setups.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to find EGR Bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Trying to find EGR Bolt

Did you try Lowes or ACE?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 jetting
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: Holley 5200 jetting

1968 F100. 240, 3 on the tree Next I will be threading the idle mix air bleed hole to 10-32 and get a few brass 10-32 screws. I ordered a micro drill set, and I will be experimenting with different idle air bleed sizes. You don't have to use brass screws. Blank 10-32 air bleeds are available. They ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust stacks on work trk.
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: exhaust stacks on work trk.

I'd just tee them together and run everything up the pass side stack. Let the other one be a dummy. No doubt it will provide sufficient flow with minimum backpressure. Simple. Inexpensive.

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