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by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?

Hey guys, ... I['m] guessing beyond having a hole in the air cleaner pan I have issues with the PCV system as the engine is normally coughing oil out of both the filler cap and the rear of the valve cover... Not to overstate the obvious but it sounds like you have either broken piston lands / rings...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 31
Views: 544

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

Thanks again.
I learned something today.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 31
Views: 544

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

Thanks.
So it sounds like its a constant flow delivery?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Extrude Hone for 300/4.9L engines
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Extrude Hone for 300/4.9L engines

Pmuller, at what point are the longer valves needed? Part of it is availability. AFAIK SI valves is the only place that has the pre 1985 4.810" stock length 300 six oversized valves in 1.94" intake and 1.60" exhaust. Other than that the SBC valves that fit the 300 six head start at 4...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 31
Views: 544

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

guhfluh wrote:I have had success in the past using single nozzle 1000cc pure meth injection with 93 octane at the 500hp and 28psi level on my 2.4L 4cyl.

What size nozzle and at what injection pressure?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?
Replies: 56
Views: 7256

Re: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?

Well there's something we can agree to disagree on. Carbs require a pressure differential to function, i.e., intake manifold vacuum. We typically saw about 1.5 in. hg intake vacuum at peak HP WOT. With EFI no pressure differential is needed to make it function so at peak HP WOT the intake vacuum is ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: drivelines
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: drivelines

I always thought the term "driveline" referred to all the mechanical parts between the crankshaft and pavement and the term "driveshaft" referred to the shafts that connected the trans to the diff. Synonymous with "drivetrain"?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 181
Views: 18688

Re: Tractor Puller

love the headers
Have you thought about merging the two together in a common megaphone?
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engineering a cooling system, when engineers punt?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: engineering a cooling system, when engineers punt?

i THINK i RELATED A STORY IN THE DISTANT PAST ABOUT A FLEET OF CARS (t-BIRDS) fORD BUILT W/ ELEC FANS AND PUT TIMERS ON THEM TO SEE HOW LONG THEY OPERATED ON A HIGHWAY TRIP FROM dETROIT TO mACINAC cITY. aBOUT 400 MILES. All the timers read "zero" on arrival.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 2300 2bbl 350 cfm Jet Size
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Holley 2300 2bbl 350 cfm Jet Size

... My setup as I purchased it has the 2300 2bbl mounted on a 300 log manifold with a 1x2 adapter. This intake in no way is flowing 350 cfm that the 61 jets are in there for. The plugs look washed out & the oil has a gas smell. My firt thought is that with the restricted air flow that the A/F r...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Totally lost (jumpy when accelerating, vapor lock issues, not starting uphill)
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Totally lost (jumpy when accelerating, vapor lock issues, not starting uphill)

It sounds like its starving for fuel. Check the fuel output - both pressure and volume at the carb.

plugged pickup
rusty tank
plugged filter
bad fuel pump
kinked line
etc
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

How does that gear reduction box work when reaming guides? I've had a big honking 1/2" drill on my wish list for that... It works well - at least it does once I added a handle to it to counteract the torque it puts out. With a 1/4" variable speed drill attached I can walk the reamer down ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

geometry,was mentioned ,so I mention this. geometry is best learned on a billiard table. and possibly physics an maybe most of life's other lessons too. one of which, is if u are 12, NEVER let ur father catch u in the pool hall, where I won even the good players that codger tanned the geometry righ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

Tonight I installed the cam. It is a Crane H-272-2 - the same cam I run in my Willys (thanks SRUSNAK for the cam - we miss your input here). Everything came out pretty nominal - .005" axial end play (.002 - .006 is spec), .0025" - .0035" cam gear backlash (.001 - .007 is spec), 107 de...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Exhaust.
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: Best Exhaust.

If there is even the slightest hint of back pressure after the header collector, the tuning effect is reduced. Good point. This is often ignored by folks. It is one reason to opt for the EFI manifolds since the difference in power between the two is minimal when you have them hooked to a full exhau...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 31
Views: 544

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

Nice metal work on the body. It looks like you're making a flip front end clip. Very ambitious. I like those old F-series trucks. I have a '46 half-tonner but V8 powered. Wish it were a six.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

Thanks old28 and Wesman. On a purely tangential related subject last weekend my "boy" won the USA Cycling Masters Division national cycling championship in Colorado Springs. I know he is going to like this motor in his ride - maybe not as much as being up on two skinny wheels but fun never...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

The cylinder head machining is complete. Big valves installed and bowl and chamber work is done. I had to have a .010" cut taken off the deck surface to clean it up. Also, the crank is installed in the block so build-up can commence on the short block. I discovered the crank keyway had been rep...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB - ROLLER ROCKER ARMS FOR 240 / 300 SIX W/ 3/8 STUD FULCRUM
Replies: 0
Views: 42

WTB - ROLLER ROCKER ARMS FOR 240 / 300 SIX W/ 3/8 STUD FULCRUM

LOOKING TO BUY ROLLER ROCKER ARMS FOR 240 / 300 SIX - NEW OR USED FOR A 3/8 STUD. I may have stuff to trade too.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Exhaust.
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: Best Exhaust.

I like that idea. I'm no authority on aftermarket mufflers, but I have a Flowmaster SERIES 50 on a V8 powered '46 pickup that is real mellow. I also have a cherry bombed 300-six coupe that is quite raspy.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Exhaust.
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: Best Exhaust.

Probably not gonna like my answer but my advice is to keep everything back to the cat and replace everything behind the cat with a free flowing muffler and mandrel bent exhaust pipe sections.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: Holley 5200 carb

I have an air filter / flame arrestor for one of those carbs if anybody is interested PM me. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/6racer/A1%20TECH%20INFO/Holley%20Weber%20Arrester%2003_zpsrojwb59k.jpg https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/6racer/A1%20TECH%20INFO/Holley%20Weber%20Arrester%2004_z...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Woodruff key availability
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Woodruff key availability

:hmmm: You can also buy key stock of the needed size and cut it to proper length.IIRC,it comes in 6" or 12" lengths.Any machine shop supply company should be able to supply it with no problem. One outfit I used to work for purchased it in 3 ft lengths,as the used a great deal of it.Almost...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 31
Views: 1090

Re: Engine is back

Clean the snout and lightly grease it. It will go on without heat. I use sections of pipe cut to length with a large flat washer. I think I have two different lengths of pipe to secure it totally and securely. Bolt is 5/8 NF and has a 15/16 hex head size.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Woodruff key availability
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Woodruff key availability

The best method is to lengthen the crankshaft keyway to accept a Chevy keyway which is roughly twice as long and engages the damper and crank gear much more readily and securely.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 140
Views: 15878

Re: Tri Power Again

I don't know why it should go lean on a tip-in. Maybe check your accelerator pump circuit to make sure it is not leaking back down or not filling properly.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 31
Views: 1090

Re: Engine is back

Should I remove the valves to perform this task with a rotary tool, or leave them in place and just clean it out well? Absolutely. Do not be concerned with a little carbon in the port unless it is near the guide bosses. Upstream of that you can just take it out with a rotary wire brush in a drill o...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 31
Views: 1090

Re: Engine is back

Gently rub the nicked bearing face on some 1000 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper until the area around the nick is smooth and shiny. Truth be told it would probably be fine as is - the first time the crank flange presses against it it will burnish in place. Be sure to preload the crank - first in the rearw...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 140
Views: 15878

Re: Tri Power Again

When you add carburetors you will need to lean out the idle circuits. Three carbs mean each throttle plate must be closed down to lower the idle speed. As you close down the plates the idle A/F goes richer. You have to compensate for that by introducing additional air - or modify the idle transfer s...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two belts on alternator with a Saginaw Pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Two belts on alternator with a Saginaw Pump?

arse_sidewards wrote: The later pumps use a stamped impeller with straight vanes that does not care which way it spins, it will pump equally well in both directions.

equally poorly
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: two front efi exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: two front efi exhaust

Check the lower mounting lug placement. I do not think the placement is the same front-to-rear. At least I encountered that using a carbed manifold. You may need to make custom clamping devices. No biggie.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

I think it would be worth the time to try. Yes switch the metering rod to match. Also try a half turn or so CW on the adjusting screw from the factory setting. Leave the pump shooters alone for now. Can you measure the nozzle opening orifice? I don't recommend drilling jets but pump shooter nozzles ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

I think it would be worth the time to try.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I WANT GODZILLA!
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: I WANT GODZILLA!

...and to think in a decade, at this pace these fablous things will be totally obsolete. cast aside like old cell phones. Maybe true. But I'd like to think there will always be a place for obsolete machinery that was once cutting edge. That's why I love the DC-3 and, for that matter - the 300. They...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I WANT GODZILLA!
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: I WANT GODZILLA!

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/inside- ... ushrod-v8/

For anybody just joining the partee.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 140
Views: 15878

Re: Tri Power Again

Cruise could be between 14.5 and 15.5 and be safe.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 cooling fan
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: 240 cooling fan

Blairsville Ed wrote:I have noticed a bit more power climbing hills since the fan swap. Lighter fan maybe ? I did clean and regapped the points. The dwell was a bit long at 42 degree. It’s now at 37 degrees. Maybe that is what added some power.

yup
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Searching for Builds / Combos
Replies: 50
Views: 4418

Re: Searching for Builds / Combos

Phase3, I am interested in your test and research build with the ‘96. My truck is a 96 as well and I’ve read lots about the MAF sensors and how you run doubles but only hook one up etc etc. How did you run yours? Also, I’m not too sure if I skimmed over it but what are you running for an ecu? Those...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 67
Views: 3358

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

stock pistons
cam gears
head gasket

Those are the weak links in these beloved engines. The good news is none of these failures are horribly expensive to repair.

P.S. Let's not forget the cracking of EFI era heads when they have been overheated. Unfortunately, that is a pricey repair.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5142

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

On your question on the power valves most of the orginal carb's I have rebuilt over the years had a stock 6.5 power valve in them. How much did you detune the Last Loggie, was this to run in a certain bracket or class? Thanks for the info bubba. I got the rebuild kits for the 1.21s in the mail yest...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5142

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

Bub,
The Family Truckster sixtys in the 1.70 - 1.80 range.
Pitifully slow.

Since the pic of the Logghe car was taken I've adjusted the corner weights to even out the front end rise. It sixtys in the 1.40 - 1.45 range in its current state of [de]tune.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5142

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

One more tidbit of tech info. In years past I had been having a stumble issue if there was not enough heat in the engine. So for this race I drilled out the front pump shooter nozzle only to a bigger size. That did the trick. My thinking was if the car is accelerating - at one G or so - then the fro...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240/300 open chamber used intake
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: 240/300 open chamber used intake

The FrenchTown Flyer -- Greg I would like to taper the 4 inlet holes, I have a HD grinder for porting along with some smaller finish bits that I think would work for this project. From the intake picture how far down inside would you run the taper? Would you try to round the center section to a poi...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 181
Views: 18688

Re: Tractor Puller

That reminds me of the time one of my buds said he needed a piece of really aggressive "triple aught" sand paper.
"What's that" I asked?
"A piece of paper with four rocks glued to it"
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5142

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

Thank you. The weekend was not completely free of problems. The Last Logghe has developed an issue where it randomly stalls. I think some of the electrical components that have been on the car for 40+ years of competition are showing their age. I plan to replace the master cutoff switch (I just did ...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240/300 open chamber used intake
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: 240/300 open chamber used intake

I think it will work fine. If you want to improve the flow more and no longer desire the "benefits" of the dual plane design I would taper the entrance way of all four holes in the intake opening. I've even used a router for this.

Since you're in SoCal skip the water heated feature.
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5142

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

UPDATE 2019: Today was the "Kickin' It Ol' School" nostalgia event at our local strip. They had a Nostalgia Comp Eliminator race. I entered both of our cars - George drove the white truckster once again. I had to race George in the semi-finals and beat him and went on to win the final roun...
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gapless rings
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Gapless rings

MechRick wrote:I don't use gapless rings anymore, mainly because I'm cheap. Partly because if the end gap is set correctly, very little HP is lost once the rings are warm and the gap tightens up. There is more HP to be gained with low-tension oil rings and a good torque plate hone...

X2
by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gapless rings
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Gapless rings

I do not think the gapless design causes them to rotate. They rotate in spite of the fact that they are gapless. As far as I have been able to determine it is a purely random thing.

But I still stagger mine on build-up.

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