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by aribert
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big bore (1.75) throttle bore spaacer
Replies: 20
Views: 3392

Re: Big bore (1.75) throttle bore spaacer

I'm kind of late to this thread - I drop in here every month or so. To the OP - if you still need the lower carb adapter as seen in the image and message by xctasy: Postby xctasy » "Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:51 am aribert made his own. Your issue is that Ford decided in its wisdom to have two sizes of...
by aribert
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 91 F150 Front calipers - phenolic vs steel piston?
Replies: 1
Views: 3698

91 F150 Front calipers - phenolic vs steel piston?

Greetings all: After a recent front brake pad change - the truck now pulls noticeably to the left (enough that I have to counter steer). I'm guessing that there might have been a bit of rust in the RH caliper bore that the piston is hanging up on. I went to my local auto parts store and asked for a ...
by aribert
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: tfi ignion has big spark
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Re: tfi ignion has big spark

Thanks for the reply. Reason I asked is because I "hid" the TFI module under the dash of my Falcon next to the glove box - a zone that definitely lacks in air flow. I could smell the module as it heated up. I put a thermocouple on the housing over the Motorcraft logo. In stop & go traf...
by aribert
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: tfi ignion has big spark
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Re: tfi ignion has big spark

thesameguy

What symtoms occur when the module gets too hot? Full shutdown or some form of erratic operation?
by aribert
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 66 Mustang Weber swap linkage
Replies: 18
Views: 3973

Re: 66 Mustang Weber swap linkage

I bought a Clifford Weber adapter, milled the base off milled my own base and welded the two together. I have patterned my own adapter but have not searched out a hobbiest that casts aluminum to make me a casting.
by aribert
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 66 Mustang Weber swap linkage
Replies: 18
Views: 3973

Re: 66 Mustang Weber swap linkage

Attached are a couple of images of my Weber 32/36 DGV5A mounted on my '61 Falcon ('78 200 engine). http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/aribert/Falcon/P8250016.jpg http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/aribert/Falcon/P8250017.jpg While I am still running that carb and linkage, I have modified...
by aribert
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: tfi ignion has big spark
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Re: tfi ignion has big spark

piling on to an old thread I run a remote mounted point triggered TFI in my Falcon for the past two years. I am about to replace the Crane XR-700 electronic ignition (shutter wheel /optical sensor trigger) with a point activated TFI module in my '71 Triumph. I think the TFI ign as being unreliable i...
by aribert
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 10649

Re: wobble of death

I had a persistant "driveline" vibration on my Falcon that was in a fairly narrow speed band. After looking for it for most of a summer, I found out that the "driveline vibration" was from a front wheel bearing. You mentioned there might be some rotor warpage. Here is my story: O...
by aribert
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: need info on coil overs for 71 Maverick
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

Re: need info on coil overs for 71 Maverick

Out of curiosity - why thinking of do the coil over conversion?
by aribert
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Odometer vs Mapquest
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Odometer vs Mapquest

I'm a bit late in chiming in - I use both freeway mile markers (min of a 10 mile stretch) and a speedo app on my phone. The greater the distance traveled the more accurate your odometer calibration can/will be. I would not be using MapQuest or similar for mileage. Ford speedo gears come in approx. 4...
by aribert
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Need a pair of 4X4.5 14s
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Need a pair of 4X4.5 14s

I don't have any to get rid of, but to widen your search - your wheel donor vehicles are squarebody Falcon wagon & Ranchero and 6 cyl Mustang. AFAIK, the very late '60s and early '70s vehicles with the 4lug 4.5 BC had a different form and you would not be able to use the old style wheel covers (...
by aribert
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Installing Falcon Stainless Body Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 3821

Re: Installing Falcon Stainless Body Trim

Pikesan: Your posting does not mention whether your car is a round or squarebody. I have a '61 with the Deluxe trim so that is my background. I had a few loose clips - the type that is placed thru a square hole and then the tabs on the backside are spread apart for mounting. I don't remember where I...
by aribert
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Dual Master Cylinder for 1963 Falcon
Replies: 13
Views: 8100

Re: Dual Master Cylinder for 1963 Falcon

I did not mix brake fluids, I drained, flushed, rebuilt the wheel cylinders and then switched over to DOT5.
by aribert
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Dual Master Cylinder for 1963 Falcon
Replies: 13
Views: 8100

Re: Dual Master Cylinder for 1963 Falcon

My Falcon is (still) drum/drum. I bought a drum/drum tandem MC for a 68 Falcon/Mustang, dismantled it and drilled and tapped the end of the tandem MC for the hydraulic actuated brake light switch. I also switched over to DOT5 at the time. Dot5 and hydraulic brake light switches do not like each othe...
by aribert
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Falcon Carpet Kit and Headliner
Replies: 5
Views: 4522

Re: Falcon Carpet Kit and Headliner

I used ACC for my Falcon also - about 12 years ago. I bought a charcoal grey color and the carpet is not UV stable - with in a few years it developed a brown tint to it. I had also bought a yard of matching carpet at the time and used it to cover the parcel shelf. I ended up painting the carpet on t...
by aribert
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine mount positioning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Engine mount positioning?

Responding to an older thread - I check in every few months or so and read a buch of posts. To gain needed clearance between my engine fan and radiator, I moved my radiator forward. I unsoldered the mounting brackets from the tanks, removed some material from the mounting tabs so that the tabs would...
by aribert
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement

Greetings all: I figured that I would post an update. In April I added an extra leaf - I went to my local pick & pull yard and took the second longest leaf out of a set of springs. Before installing them I cut about 2 inches off of the ends so that there was a bit of stagger between the ends of ...
by aribert
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 66 mustang convertible Metro Detroit salvage yd
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: 66 mustang convertible Metro Detroit salvage yd

rbohm:

A serious lack of time - my Falcon is ever so slowly getting A/C installed (when I am able to find some spare time) and my other summer car (Triumph) recently developed some $erious engine lubrication issues at the top end.
by aribert
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 66 mustang convertible Metro Detroit salvage yd
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

66 mustang convertible Metro Detroit salvage yd

Greetings all: For those of you in southeast Michigan (or Windsor area) - just a heads up that there is a '66 convertible at Parts Galore (on West Warren) in Detroit. V8 car (engine compartment is bare) but still has (as of yesterday) the 5-lug suspension and 8-inch rear axle. Note: the powersteerin...
by aribert
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Wheel hop - F150 options to minimize?
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Wheel hop - F150 options to minimize?

StrangeRanger I went to my local pick & pull salvage yards and removed the 2nd leaf out of two F150 leaf spring packs to add the doubled 2nd leaf. From a fatigue perspective (of the 1st leaf) would it be better to shorten my new 2nd leaf a couple of inches on each end so that the new leaf ends a...
by aribert
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: silicone valve cover gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 3252

Re: silicone valve cover gaskets

I have a silicone valve cover gasket on my Triumph 6 cyl that a Triumph owner had a mold made and began selling valve cover gaskets. Based on that experience, I would definitely be interested in the same for my Falcon engine - probably a less bit likely for the F150's 300 (no real reason to remove t...
by aribert
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Wheel hop - F150 options to minimize?
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Wheel hop - F150 options to minimize?

Greetings all: Earlier in the truck forum I asked about a hopping jerking motion when turning while driving my F150 on pavement wet. http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=70404 Wheel hop was the diagnosis. Slapper bars were the suggestion. After reading a bit about wheel hop, I would tend...
by aribert
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement

All: Thanks for the replies. It is definitely an open diff. I checked the motor and trans mounts and they are still good. I'll look into the "slapper bars". I am unfamiliar with them. I suspect that I have seen them on muscle cars but since I am not into drag racing, I just never paid clos...
by aribert
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement

I'll look into that also when I check to see if it is an open diff or not.

I checked the mounts 3+ years ago, shortly after I bought it and I ended up replacing the (from memory) LH motor mount - the one that is in tension when motor torque is applied. The other two were good at the time.
by aribert
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!

SUCCESS!!!!!!! It only ate up 2.5 precious hours that I could have spent getting the A/C further along in this car. After about 45 min, I got good at flicking the lifter so that it would stand on its end from laying on its side. Although the first few tries, the push rod cup was facing down to the c...
by aribert
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

Re: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement

I don't know, I never even thought about that - I took for granted that the vehicle had an open diff. Other than the Ranger XLT badging (and the carpet and door trim panels w/ map pockets), its truly a base vehicle. I will need to go and check it out. Thanks for asking the question. I'll be a couple...
by aribert
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement
Replies: 12
Views: 5536

hopping, jerking when turning on wet pavement

Greetings all: Its raining here again today and that has me driving my F150. When I stop at an intersection launch and simultaneously make a turn, I get some loss of traction. The result is jerky launch - the driveline is winding and unwinding - the shift lever is rocking back and forth. This has an...
by aribert
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!

Ludwig: I too had thought of a vacuum hose but I could not figure out my vacuum source - I never considered being the vac pump. I'll try your suggestion also. I'll try a couple of different size vacuum hoses. Thanks for the idea - one more "tool" at my disposal. I really have no desire to ...
by aribert
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!

Bill: Cam intake lobe centerline is advanced 4.75 deg. I then checked exhaust lobe centerline -advanced about 3.5 deg - it appears lobe separation is just under 109 deg even though the cam card lists 110 deg. Finally I checked opening and closing at .050 lift on both intake and exhaust. Intake openi...
by aribert
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

lifter pulled out of bore - lifting pushrod out of head!!!

A year ago I installed an old Clifford solid lifter cam that I bought 20+ years ago but only used for about 25K miles. The performance was no better and fuel economy was much worse (by 8 mpg) than the stock '78 smog motor cam. So I bought the special timing set from our forum host to be able to adva...
by aribert
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to intsall weber 32/36 carb
Replies: 12
Views: 3054

Re: How to intsall weber 32/36 carb

I am a bit late in responding to the previous posting - I needed to fetch some .jpgs. I am very hesitant to post my jetting. I am not afraid to drill jets larger (except for idle jets w/ two holes - I have jet to figure out what hole does what). After reading one of John Passini's Weber books (unabl...
by aribert
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: degree cam - head in place - looking for tips, suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 791

degree cam - head in place - looking for tips, suggestions

Greetings all: I want to go back and once again degree the cam in my Falcon - without removing the head. I have bought the special timing set, from our forum host, with the double link chain and the crank gear with the multiple key slots to be able to dial it in. Right now I am running a Clifford M2...
by aribert
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: draft tube to pcv conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 2679

Re: draft tube to pcv conversion

My '61 was a California built and sold vehicle and as such had a PCV as OEM - used the road draft tube port. See link below, scroll down until you see a torquise '61 fordoor in the signature line - follow the links to pic of the OEM PVC system. http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58467&...
by aribert
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to intsall weber 32/36 carb
Replies: 12
Views: 3054

Re: How to intsall weber 32/36 carb

Wish that I had installed the Weber sooner. That said, spent the first season dialing in the jetting. Figure about 10 to15 minutes at a time, about 20 iterations till I got it to where I wanted it. If you do not intend to take the time to jet it to your engine -do not bother with the Weber.
by aribert
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Rear shock recommendation? - early Falcon
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

Rear shock recommendation? - early Falcon

Greetings all: I am looking to replace the rear shocks on my '61 Falcon (and most likely also the fronts). Currently I have Monroe Gas-Adjusts in back that are worn and are clunking. I am looking for suggestions for a good mid-price shock. The front springs on my Falcon have one coil cut off, 1"...
by aribert
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: for those who have had their large log cylinder head machin
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: for those who have had their large log cylinder head mac

roghax85: I used brass to build up the area around the stock carb mounting pad and then milled a new flat surface (see my earlier message in this thread with photo links). I cleaned the area and then sand blasted the area to be brazed. I preheated the head by placing it over a kerosene heater (somet...
by aribert
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: for those who have had their large log cylinder head machin
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: for those who have had their large log cylinder head mac

Greetings hickorystang I modified my '78 head. http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/aribert/Falcon/head-carbportopenedupbrazedsurface3.jpg You can still see the vestige of the original 1.75 dia port. I built up the surrounding area and then milled it flat and used a 1.5 inch end mill to slot the...
by aribert
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gaskets - Detroit High Performance - Any Information ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Gaskets - Detroit High Performance - Any Information ?

Powerband: I bought a "house branded" gasket set for my 200 from Rock Auto a couple of years ago - was a closeout. The contents were Detroit Gasket - I do not remember if they were labled as high perf. THe head gasket was about 0.055 or even a couple of thou thicker. Finally swapped the ca...
by aribert
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Maverick rear axle in Falcon - shock stagger?
Replies: 13
Views: 6812

Re: Maverick rear axle in Falcon - shock stagger?

Linkfalcon, Not sure who you are questioning, in my car I already have a 3.03 trans, so I had a Grenada or Fairmont shaft retubed at a driveshaft shop. I cut and rewelded one of the Maverick spring plates to make them symetrically opposite, just like the smaller ones that were on my '61. I used stoc...
by aribert
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: starter solinoid failure?
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

starter solinoid failure?

What are some starter solinoid failures? About half the time when I try to start my Falcon, the solinoid clicks and the lights (if on) dim, but the starter does not turn over. Turn ignition off and back to crank and the engine promptly begins to crank. I know that I need to check, clean the battery ...
by aribert
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tire sizes
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Re: Tire sizes

FWIW, Two of my vehicles, including my F150, came with 235/75R15. I have replaced them with 265/70R15. This gives me a tire that is a about the same width as a 31 inch truck tire with the height of a 30 inch tire. There are not as many choises in this size, but I have been quite happy with both B F ...
by aribert
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: headlight on warning - when common
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Re: headlight on warning - when common

bubba22349

Thanks for the info. No need to pull it out for a photo. I am curious as to where it is located under the dash. I will do junkyard search for the buzzer and harness when I get a chance in a few weeks.
by aribert
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: '60 Comet, 2dr in Detroit salvage yard
Replies: 0
Views: 2193

'60 Comet, 2dr in Detroit salvage yard

Not quite a Falcon but mighty close. I spotted a '60 (going by the salvage yard markings) 2dr Comet. Vehicle had the typ for up here ruster lower quarter panels. Except for missing windshield and backlight, the vehicle was fairly complete. Located at Parts Galore on Warren Ave in Detroit. This is a ...
by aribert
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: headlight on warning - when common
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Re: headlight on warning - when common

bubba22349:

THanks for the reference point. Since the interior got a refresh/restyle in '92, my guess is that that's when it first appeared.


Anyone:
ever seen this buzzer - what does it look like?
by aribert
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: headlight on warning - when common
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

headlight on warning - when common

Yesterday morning I left my headlights on. I seem to do this once or twice a year. My '91 F150 does not have the warning buzzer / chime. When did Ford incorporate this on the truck line? Also where is this buzzer located? I presume it gets voltage off of the instrument lighting and the ground from t...
by aribert
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chinese parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: chinese parts

I buy about 1/3 of my parts from Rockauto on line. For many items they have multiple suppliers. Sometimes they even group the parts into catagories: service, better and best. I get to choose the level of spending (quality). I try to avoid Chinese like the plauge, especially safety critical parts suc...
by aribert
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sleeving a 300 block?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Sleeving a 300 block?

Have you honed the rusty cyl just to see how deep the pitting is. You might be pleasently surprised.
by aribert
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: drain back valve - start up rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Re: drain back valve - start up rattle

I was interested in seeing how large the check valve ID was relative to the OD. Using the OD to ID ratio as an estimate for flow rate. I could buy a suitable check valve at McMaster Carr or Grainger and inbed the valve in custom machined oil filter mounting nipple
by aribert
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: drain back valve - start up rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Re: drain back valve - start up rattle

THanks for the replys. The engine currently has a Purolator which causes more start up rattle than a Motorcraft (though there was plenty of rattle w/ the Motorcraft filter). I'll go and get a Wix/Napa Gold to try next. Interesting about the TSB. Using the Ford P/N for the anti-drainback valve, I fou...
by aribert
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: drain back valve - start up rattle
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

drain back valve - start up rattle

Greetings all, My '91 F150 w/ 157K miles on it rattles (hard, loud) for about one or two sec on start up. The drain back valve is part of the oil filter, correct? I have tried using several different brands of oil filters and I notice a bit of difference, but the rattle is not eliminated, nor is it ...

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