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by Sav63comet
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Header Flange

I have a rather sad homemade manifold on my car that a buddy in a fab shop helped me out with years back when my stock manifold cracked and I needed to drive it the next day. If I remember correctly we got lucky and one of their punch press die sets (I'm not a fabricator, is that the right terminolo...
by Sav63comet
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: ??? street build suggestions...

So the more research I do the more I come to the conclusion that if I just want to go fast the pocket book would be much happier with swapping to a bent engine..... :p Makes me wonder if I'm honestly expecting my Comet to be too much of a jack of all trades. As in if I want a fast car should just st...
by Sav63comet
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mikuni HSR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Mikuni HSR?

I have a manifold i am buying with three SU’s attached going on a machined off log head, as a replacement for these carbs would you recomend the Harley carbs? Xcstacy and some of these other guys seem to have forgotten more than I'll ever know about such things..... Moss Motors and some of the othe...
by Sav63comet
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mikuni HSR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Mikuni HSR?

The HSR is the one being pushed for Harleys now.

With those numbers two wouldn't be enough? Tuning would be easier. I've read that a 123-456 split is more natural than a 12-34-56 split, but I haven't figure that out as the firing order seems to make sense to me grouped either way.
by Sav63comet
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mikuni HSR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Mikuni HSR?

The mikuni HSR, common on Harleys, seems to be a common SU replacement these days.

I ran across this chart with flow numbers....
Mikuni HSR42: 213 CFM
Mikuni HSR45: 237 CFM
Mikuni HSR48: 270 CFM

Wouldn't a pair of these work on a small six?
by Sav63comet
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

As I stated at the beginning I don't have a sound engine. I have a low oil pressure blow by from heck engine, so a rebuild is happening. I'm in process of a dizzy upgrade just because its something I can afford while making future plans. Going to a DSII, maybe using a HEI controller? Been reading ab...
by Sav63comet
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

"...My desires for this car are for it to be a really fun and quick street car. I'm not out street racing or anything but at the same time don't want to get left at the green light by every ricer. I do want to be able to cruise at 70mph or more on the interstate. An smoke the tires leaving the...
by Sav63comet
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

Language issue yes... For some reason I was under the impression that a higher numerical ratio rear end was referred to as taller. But yes, something around 3.5:1 as opposed to my current (2.73:1?).
by Sav63comet
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: GA- Savannah area
Replies: 1
Views: 3219

GA- Savannah area

Can anyone suggest a machine shop, engine builder in the Savannah area? I'm totally not plugged in to this area and know so few people its frustrating.
by Sav63comet
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

.. although stock torquey 250 with C4 is no slouch, typical high geared Maverick rear ( @ 2.79:1) will allow interstate 70 MPH cruise but not performance ... to enable cruise at 70 MPH and smoke the tires a wide gear ratio setup helps, low final axle gearing will give you the smoke and tall high Ov...
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mount some model Weber to a '69 250
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: mount some model Weber to a '69 250

Weber makes side draft and down draft carbs. Do they build a single side draft? I've mostly only seen the DCOE type side draft Webers? I've actually fantasized about running three side draft SU or Z/S carbs on my car. But that has more to so with having owned and been around so many Brit sports cars...
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

And yet another question.... In a '63 four door Comet what kind of torque numbers should I be aiming at for my above goals? Geared to cruise comfortably at interstate speeds (70mph+) while still being able to show my ass and smoke the tires if desired. Right now I have 205/60-15 all around but aesth...
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Hot street build suggestions...

The c4 might be part of the problem. Have you considered a t5? A 250 in good condition would give a pretty good performance upgrade also and since you have one that might be the easiest plan. I put a good running used 250 and five speed trans in my Bronco and it was a big increase in performance an...
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ??? street build suggestions...
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

??? street build suggestions...

As I've commented in other threads my engine is quite worn out. My current plan is to try to limp it along until spring, when moneys come a bit more easily, and do something about the situation. My desires for this car are for it to be a really fun and quick street car. I'm not out street racing or ...
by Sav63comet
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble shooting help please!?

Tore down and cleaned my sitting on the shelf collecting dust carb. Reassembled with some parts stolen from the other. Comet is once again running, yay!
by Sav63comet
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble shooting help please!?

Tore it down farther for a more thorough cleaning. Broke off the main jet. It turned close to a full turn then snapped.

Sleep on this one, maybe the morning will bring a good solution.
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble shooting help please!?

The "step up rod" cover seems to be raised up from the carb body. As if it isn't seated properly. Would that be something to investigate?
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble shooting help please!?

Ruled out ignition, new stuff on that side. Float does indeed float. It appears that the slit looking port at the base of the carb is where fuel is dumping? I opened up the choke control. The little wire that connects the lever there to the plunger mechanism has rusted away. Could the broken bit in ...
by Sav63comet
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Remanufactured engines? Short blocks?
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Remanufactured engines? Short blocks?

My poor old 250 is quite worn out. I would kind of like to buy an engine in a box rather than go through the rebuid process myself. I have a fresh head set aside so really only need a short block. No great rush as I need to get the money set aside first. Dos anyone have any recommendations for rebui...
by Sav63comet
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Yet another not starting issue:
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Yet another not starting issue:

I was havin that sort of issues a few months ago. Standard not enough juice click. Everything looked clean but I kept having to tighten the starter cable at the solenoid every few days. I thought it was backing off due to vibration or something, went to but a lock washer on it and realized I was bot...
by Sav63comet
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble shooting help please!?

This is where I am now... Pulled the carb, pulled the bowl, cleaned crud out of the bowl, sprayed every orifice with cleaner, took apart the inlet needle valve cleaned that. Put fresh plugs in as the old ones were quite fouled. It's still running crazy rich. Turn the idle mix screw all the way in an...
by Sav63comet
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trouble shooting help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Trouble shooting help please!?

I'm lookin for advice on things to check out when I start troubleshooting this beastie. Don't want to overlook anything and then feel like an idiot later. Driving out to my girlfriend's earlier my car decided to start running bad. Didn't want to run except at about half throttle or more, under load....
by Sav63comet
Fri May 17, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: radiator options
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: radiator options

I went with a V8 radiator when I had to give up on my old one. I can't remember if its a Comet part or Mustang. :0
Don't remember how many rows but it was bigger than the I6 unit, bolted right in.
The bottom hose is on the wrong size. I use a pair of hoses and a 45* exhaust bend to deal with that.
by Sav63comet
Thu May 16, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: New Aussie sixes
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Re: New Aussie sixes

I saw that. This is the last year right? I guess 54 years is a pretty good run for an engine. Has any other block lasted longer? I guess the VW perhaps?
by Sav63comet
Wed May 15, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: New Aussie sixes
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Re: New Aussie sixes

Like I said, it's just fantasizing really. Don't have the pockets to seek out anything. I've just seen all the cross flow heads, aluminum, what not, but never seen a swap with the latest Falcon sixes. If money wasn't a problem I'd have myself a grey market turbo Falcon flatbed ute. I get jealous whe...
by Sav63comet
Tue May 14, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: New Aussie sixes
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

New Aussie sixes

Is there anyone importing entire new-ish engines out of Oz?

I know I'd probably never be able to afford it but I'd love a 24 valve turbo fuel injected engine in the Comet.
by Sav63comet
Sat May 11, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another exhaust question...
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Another exhaust question...

It's a 250, stock out of a '72 maverick. I do want to go dual. If 2" isn't so big as to cause performance problems that would be easier. Increase muffler options and such.
by Sav63comet
Sat May 11, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another exhaust question...
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Another exhaust question...

I just ordered our host's header (headers? It is two seperate bits?) for my Comet. I was goin to put it off but realized it'd be false thrift as I'll go crazy trying to stop the exhaust leaks from my current home made manifold. As this was an unexpected expense I'm tryin to work out the simplest/ le...
by Sav63comet
Fri May 10, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

It was last week?
by Sav63comet
Sat May 04, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

If you want a large log head it's still out there. LKQ
by Sav63comet
Fri May 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Late drums on early axle?
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: Late drums on early axle?

I got a set of spacers from19Fordy on the HAMB board. They worked perfectly. On my stock Maverick 4 lug carrier, with custom 5 lug axles, I am now running 1995 Ranger backing plates, holes slightly massaged to fit, and 1998 ranger drums. My drums came from a 95 Ranger, but the new ones were differen...
by Sav63comet
Fri May 03, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

Someone, and I'm looking around the room accusatorially, beat me to the carb and linkages. It was definitely not stock from the looks of the hammer marks in the valve cover.

I did get the car adaptor, distributor and harness, and the starter.
by Sav63comet
Thu May 02, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

Carb looked like this

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by Sav63comet
Thu May 02, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

So with the two barrel being an add on I guess I should check for other signs of mods? Since its still got stock exhaust I'm assuming its all stock inside, but maybe pull the valve cover and see if anything looks interesting? '83 is still DSII, right? Looked like it to me but I'm not totally up on t...
by Sav63comet
Wed May 01, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

It looked like it was on an adaptor. If direct mount I'd grab the head! It doesn't look at all like an engine with any go fast changes. It still has the cat down pipe exhaust and all.
by Sav63comet
Wed May 01, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Re: 83 LTD 200 bits

I'm in Savannah Georgia. I'll share the location of the car if you promise to leave me the stuff I want, lol. I don't want I pay for the head since I just bought a large log head from a forum member. I guess I will grab the carb and bits. It is a Motorcraft two barrel, double action from the looks o...
by Sav63comet
Wed May 01, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 83 LTD 200 bits
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

83 LTD 200 bits

Ran across an '83 200 in the junkyard. If its still there next time I plan on pulling some bits. I already want the ignition, or at least the harness, as I want to swap to a DSII on my car. Thought I'd snag the starter too as it looks smaller and I'm wanting to go headers in the future. I noticed th...
by Sav63comet
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Late drums on early axle?
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Late drums on early axle?

Does anyone make a spacer/sleeve that would let later style drums properly register on an early axle?