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by Invectivus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log modification / removal
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Log modification / removal

Yeah, I have a huge ancient manual vertical mill, looking forward to having fun and mangling iron.
by Invectivus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log modification / removal
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Log modification / removal

I have a mess of heads floating around, and a big old mill. I want to start with a 2v conversion, then work my way up to milling off the log (leaving the exhaust), boring the intake nubs, and pressing in new intake runners like the South Americans. I’m also super ignorant, though I have a buddy who ...
by Invectivus
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco 6 trailer towing
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Bronco 6 trailer towing

So the bronco has a theoretical towing capacity of 2000lbs. These were stock numbers which can be a lot lower by raising the rig and putting on bigger tires. But for a stock bronco, it should handle a happier camper trailer between 1200 and 1800 pounds. Does anyone here tow with a six? The guy who s...
by Invectivus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 59
Views: 8071

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Bled the mustang brakes, filled the radiator, drained the old gas, put fluid in the t5, squirted mystery oil into the cylinders, installed new battery. Adjusted the parking break after swapping the tranny a couple years ago. Was hoping to get it on the road, but I think the head gasket is leaking. I...
by Invectivus
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

302 to 250 swap/ plus tranny.

So, my bronco has a v8 with a smoking problem. Probably, maybe. Anyway, I was considering building up one of my 250s and transplanting it in. Recognizing the different sump pan needed, I have three main questions: 1. Will a 250 tow a camper trailer better than a 302, or vice versa, recognizing you c...
by Invectivus
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: VI Alloy Cylinder Head Update!
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

Re: VI Alloy Cylinder Head Update!

Has anyone looked at other valves with longer stems?
by Invectivus
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 57
Views: 9698

Re: ARP Studs for 200

I just installed my header with ARP header studs from a chevy, seemed to work ok.
by Invectivus
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: EFI Crossflow parts suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 7300

Re: EFI Crossflow parts suggestions

Good friends of mine, who are unfortunately not car people, are cavorting around new Zealand for the balance of the week (were in Wellington yesterday). I was hoping to ask them to pick me up a few bearing sets for me 4.1 EFI crossflow (in various journal sizes as I haven't torn the engine down to m...
by Invectivus
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: R. I. P. AzCoupe
Replies: 42
Views: 13036

Re: R. I. P. AzCoupe

I'm sorry to hear this' my condolences to his family as well.

Godspeed mike.
by Invectivus
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: **ATTENTION CLASSIC INLINES PATRONS**
Replies: 19
Views: 4674

Re: **ATTENTION CLASSIC INLINES PATRONS**

Grace and good fortune to you Mike.
by Invectivus
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Conversion Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Re: DSII Conversion Question

NVM, you said it replaces both, doesn't need mech.
by Invectivus
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Conversion Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Re: DSII Conversion Question

So, I've got a mostly stock 200 I6 in my 1966 Mustang. It has the autolite 1100 and I've got a pertronix in the stock distributor. I've been getting really crappy gas mileage (~12-15mpg) and lack of power/stumbling on acceleration that I can't figure out. I was hoping a DSII might help with that. D...
by Invectivus
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP head bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: ARP head bolts

I don't think they're custom sized, just custom packaged. If we could find which v8 kit they come from, you could buy it and have spares.
by Invectivus
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Build for Early Bronco
Replies: 44
Views: 11531

Re: Best Build for 250 Bronco

xctasy wrote:There are no wrong cams, only wrong engine combinations.

This is what paralyzes me- dumping money into a mess that just doesnt work.
by Invectivus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Anyone /w 1st, 2nd-hnd experience /w Gear Vendors overdrive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Anyone /w 1st, 2nd-hnd experience /w Gear Vendors overdr

As I recall, my buddy installed one on his 69 camero, and loved it. I'm a t5 guy myself, want to swap my stock z bar out for hydro.
by Invectivus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Build for Early Bronco
Replies: 44
Views: 11531

Re: Best Build for 250 Bronco

This isn't your only bronco you're trying to sell, is it? I recall you kinda having two.
by Invectivus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Build for Early Bronco
Replies: 44
Views: 11531

Re: Best Build for 250 Bronco

no not listed, just 'for sale' on the windows.... More for curiosity than anything else, how much are you asking? I assume rough tub, rust through floor pans, and some rust on the rockers? That seems to be the state of broncos...everywhere. Mine, the PO riveted sheet over the rusty floors, then THO...
by Invectivus
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Build for Early Bronco
Replies: 44
Views: 11531

Re: Best Build for 250 Bronco

In my opinion, your wheel/tire combo looks like a rock crawler build, but your c4 will restrict your build from being good in both low RPM crawling and high speed/low RPM freeway driving. I'm assuming since that's the issue the guys on my bronco forum have complained about with V8s. I can't give per...
by Invectivus
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bare Bones head rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Bare Bones head rebuild

To do a basic rebuild of a head (at a machine shop), would that be a hot tank, maybe replace guides, install hardened seats if needed, probably mill head to increase CR? My responsibility would be check valve guide play and CC chambers to determine what/how much is needed. is there a good way to che...
by Invectivus
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 "Freshen Up"
Replies: 43
Views: 15429

Re: 250 "Freshen Up"

The CR is a little more complicated. Your static CR as calculated will always be higher than your dynamic CR, due to (and depending on) your cam profile and how well your head breathes.
by Invectivus
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Activity on the site
Replies: 13
Views: 7582

Re: Activity on the site

I still have interest, 2014 has been so busy I haven't had a bit of time to deal with my cross flow efi 250. Stuff is just tough all over.
by Invectivus
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci 1976 block in 1966 mustang
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: 200ci 1976 block in 1966 mustang

If you're in NorCal, I might be able to help you out.
by Invectivus
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 1968 Mustang Daily Driver Rebuild
Replies: 25
Views: 11656

Re: 1968 Mustang Daily Driver Rebuild

Personally, I'd lean toward a big bell block, so put the 289 back or toss in the 250. Is one a better motor today, or does one need a rebuild? I wish I had time for this, I'm only half way through my starter mod, let alone do a head swap or rebuild one of my 250s. I'd like to put a 250 in my bronco,...
by Invectivus
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Freshly rebuilt engine questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2321

Re: Freshly rebuilt engine questions

Do you have a remote starter switch or someone to turn the car over while you rotate the distributor a little? I think that's the best way to rough it in. Once it 'runs', your timing light will take you the rest of the way.
by Invectivus
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help identifying an engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Need help identifying an engine

Both are a 1968 casting, though the C8 could have been bin stock for years. I doubt it's a 250 (those have 4 bolt water pumps). So, a late 60s 200ci almost indistinguishable from your 67 vintage car. California 67 emissions match 68 national emissions AFAIK. Should still have forged rods, a dual pat...
by Invectivus
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 32/36 weber
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: 32/36 weber

He never use it because he put 38 DGAS. (hijack) Am I the only person who read DGAS as Degas? Or has living with an art history graduate from Cal affected me that much? Fred's in France, that's got to be obvious. Doesn't it? Your English is good, my French is terrible. My mother spoke it to me grow...
by Invectivus
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the new motor started... having problems though...
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Got the new motor started... having problems though...

Sounds like my issues with my 66 distributor with a bad vacuum canister. Stumble on acceleration and super slow reaction to pedal changes. Swapping to another off my 69 250 (and adding mechanical advance over the vac only unit) fixed it right up. couldn't drive it very long (popped the driveshaft on...
by Invectivus
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Parts for 64-67 Convertible needed badly
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Re: Parts for 64-67 Convertible needed badly

Sorry, I kinda need all my convertible top parts. I agree, it's redonkulous to have to buy an entirely new top assembly over this, I'd also look to have a local shop repro it.
by Invectivus
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header length standardization
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Header length standardization

I have a set of headers on my musang, and they interfere with my starter. After spending 450 on the dual exhaust, I figured the best way to go was a mini starter (and it was) but a trany swap sent me down the rabbit hole. Right now, it's looking like buying a decent header that won't press against h...
by Invectivus
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alum Falcon finned valve cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Alum Falcon finned valve cover

That is a mighty fine vintage cover.
by Invectivus
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 200/C4
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: 65 200/C4

Good deal. I got basically the same deal from a 66, but the distributor was shot and the carb was a one barrel replacement. I want to swap to the same carb, just need to rebuild it.
by Invectivus
Tue May 20, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 11235

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

I disagree, I think what you're doing is fascinating.
by Invectivus
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 30040

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

I'm curious -
Is there a significant price point difference (to the consumer) between Aus-built and import cars? Has the price of cars undergone significant increase lately?
by Invectivus
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: when did
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

Re: when did

I thought in 74 either the 4 lug changed placement or went away. But for 8 inch rear compatibility 70-73 maverick rear work for mustangs. Later won't.
by Invectivus
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: new build questions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: new build questions?

Imo, log head work loses value unless you're doing it yourself.porting in my area is 800, and 2v conversion is about 4-450. The AL head hasn't had decades of wear, better flow out of the box, and better CR performance (iirc).
by Invectivus
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck between a rock, and a hard place.
Replies: 83
Views: 8376

Re: Stuck between a rock, and a hard place.

rocklord wrote:Would like to know where you get your roller cam and lifters from.

+1
by Invectivus
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 60
Views: 15299

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

That's a good looking mug, good work.
by Invectivus
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: 68 mustang center console
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: 68 mustang center console

In my 67 (basically the same thing), i had to enlarge the shifter hole on the front, by a couple inches. Theoretically i could have slid the engine/tranny back a bit, but i couldn't use my stock driveshaft.
by Invectivus
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1967 on Falcon bucket support
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: 1967 on Falcon bucket support

Woild you think they woild match the 67 ranchero? There's one at the yard near here.
by Invectivus
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: US 250 Owners: Nuclear Timing Chain HSC/US 250/Oz 250
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: US 250 Owners: Nuclear Timing Chain HSC/US 250/Oz 250

Thanks for the reminder, I've bedn both poor and busy (as well as forgetful). I'm working this week but don't have appoinments, and might be able to scope the yards.
by Invectivus
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: 8" rear questions

Axles/drums from a 70-73 maverick?
by Invectivus
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are you an "experienced" member in Colorado Springs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: Are you an "experienced" member in Colorado Springs?

Soooo...on the dizzy, I have an HEI on my bronco, and they're pretty easy, but pricy. I have a DS2 for my mustang, and time/complexity/inexperience has kept me from installing it so far. I hate making assumptions, but if you have a fastback with those rims, and an Oz head, I don't think you'll have ...
by Invectivus
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which One Should I keep for Spare?
Replies: 13
Views: 1776

Re: Which One Should I keep for Spare?

X2 perf+compatibility.
by Invectivus
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 66+ starter measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: 66+ starter measurements

Fail. Basically their option was patterned for a 302, which doesn't fit the 200 3.03. Going to talk to them about providing measurements and see if they want to manufacture for the 200. So far, it looks like we don't have a documented working aftermarket starter for the 200. :(
by Invectivus
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine for my 1962
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Engine for my 1962

Those are good prices for a short block. If it weren't for the fact i want to learn on the multitude of engines i have, I'd go through them.
by Invectivus
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Head Conversion - Qualifed Shop Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 3101

Re: Log Head Conversion - Qualifed Shop Needed

There's a guy in Fresno CA that does it, said about 450 for the conversion, more for other work like guides and milling, etc.
by Invectivus
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mini-Starter...
Replies: 22
Views: 3705

Re: Mini-Starter...

On the ring gear, the outer diameter and tooth count is different between the 8.5 and 9 inch. On the return, I would suggest calling them and informing them that they are incorrect in their advertising, and that should get you past their no-returns policy. I was told the same as you, that the two op...
by Invectivus
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble Shoot HEI Install
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: Trouble Shoot HEI Install

That red cable is the new one? That isn't a 12v location, that's the relay switch. I'd have to see your instructions (my bronco has a DUI but it's a couple towns over), but your 12v spots are the two big studs on either side, not the little ones.
by Invectivus
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 to T5 swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: C4 to T5 swap

65-coupe wrote:
jrx347 wrote:Will a dual exhaust with Fordsix headers already installed for a C4 need to be modified to clear a T5 when I do the swap?
Thanks
Steve


I did not have to change anything when I did mine. It cleared just fine.


I was fine as well.

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