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by pikesan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

Thanks for the responses guys... All surfaces were super clean before reinstalling. That's not it. I've tried 2 Felpro seals, the next one will NOT be Felpro. They're telling me something's wrong with my main bearings. As for the silicone idea... Yea, I've been thinking about that...if I end up glui...
by pikesan
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

I like to have the mating of the seals at 4:00 o'clock & 10:00 o'clock. I seal the ends with Toyota or Lexus sealer. Fibga Get the sealer for engine oil sealing not the one for transmission sealing. Its expensive close to $20.00 a tube. I like it better than permatex grey. You also have to put ...
by pikesan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

Thanks Bubba. I'm gonna try a different brand. I can get Mahle (JV730R) or National (5116) from RockAuto. Might just buy both and see how they fit. I guess it would be dumb to try another BS30135 Felpro. By the way, Felpro's website said it's a problem with crush on the seal and to check my crank be...
by pikesan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

Hi All, looking for some help. Been getting my butt kicked by the rear main seal on my 78 200 six. The engine leaked oil. I decided to change the pan gasket and rear main, while I had the trans out to fix the clutch. Installed per the regular wisdom and the advice of my dad, a 25 year Ford mechanic....
by pikesan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New plan. Does it make sense?
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: New plan. Does it make sense?

I'd honestly just find a complete 200 for all that trouble and rebuild it. Find one with a 3.03 transmission and upgrade your trans as well. For what I am assuming would be a first time engine build for you, you'd be better off to rebuild a complete motor than to mix and match all your components. ...
by pikesan
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: AZ Inliners get together April 14th
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: AZ Inliners get together April 14th

I'd love to go but not 100% sure I'll have my Falcon wagon running by then. Please pray to the clutch gods for me!
by pikesan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Throw Out Bearing Hub Orientation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Throw Out Bearing Hub Orientation?

Another win for Bubba!!
by pikesan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Giving up. Way to make my ignition circuit?
Replies: 44
Views: 3787

Re: Giving up. Way to make my ignition circuit?

Personally, I would not even think about ripping out the old wires. Good luck What he said. I replaced everything with a Painless Performance kit. When I got started, it seemed impossible. Now, wiring is one of things working well! Like Bronco said, get a test light and a wiring diagram and start t...
by pikesan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch problems
Replies: 30
Views: 2880

Re: Clutch problems

Well after assembling everything im offcially about to sell this car.... Im just done. I feel like ditching it, but then i have to start all over with another car. Haha. I swear this car wants to die. Hang in there man! I'm having clutch problems too, but not totally similar to yours. (I think my T...
by pikesan
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aftermarket AC?
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Aftermarket AC?

Check this out: https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19664 There's a picture in there of the bracket I used. I got it from a friend but had to do a slight modification for the headers. This was on a 200, so sorry I can't help if there are differences on a 250. I also used a vintage air kit fo...
by pikesan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Dagenham to T-5 swap
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Dagenham to T-5 swap

I will have the use of a lift tomorrow . I'll checks some numbers. I have read somewhere that the 170 doesn't do well with a T5, rpms in overdrive or something like that . Anybody know anything about this ? Thanks All depends on your setup. Use a speed calculator to figure it out, you can find them...
by pikesan
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Pikesan's Garage & More
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Pikesan's Garage & More

Thanks for that post! You know I'm a member here, right? :beer: This is a better place to see all the stories I've done about my Falcon project (gulp, 9 years in the making!) http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/tag/63-ford-falcon-project/ Or, to see all the Falcon posts I've done, check this out (There a...
by pikesan
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 ac questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

Re: 170 ac questions

Where are you in AZ? I'm putting a Vintage Air system on my 63 wagon. No AC in AZ is no bueno.
by pikesan
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Wagon Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Wagon Trim

That trim slips into a slit in the rubber molding. If you're replacing the old molding, I'd cut the rubber to release the stainless. I just installed the windshield and side glass in my wagon.
Good luck!
by pikesan
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Oct. 14th Arizona Inliners get together.
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Oct. 14th Arizona Inliners get together.

Damn! My car's not quite ready yet...
by pikesan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 short shaft water pump... need more real estate
Replies: 10
Views: 1734

Re: 200 Water Pump

Good info here: http://www.rickwrench.com/index79.htm

I had to go with a pusher fan.. no other way with my 200. Fingers crossed, but I have a HUGE radiator... (and a giant condenser too, it's AZ!)
by pikesan
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leaks to bell - no clue about cause
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Oil leaks to bell - no clue about cause

There are oil galley plugs at the back of the block. Did you happen to see them?
by pikesan
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 153
Views: 22565

Re: turbo 200 build

Sounds awesome man!!
by pikesan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: New to me 1964 Ford Falcon
Replies: 34
Views: 6963

Re: New to me 1964 Ford Falcon

I saw this stuff on the Facebook Falcon group. How's it going?

Off-topic: where is the vacuum line below your carb (in the pics) going? I need one more vacuum line for PCV. (the other is used for power brakes)

thanks!
by pikesan
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Transmission Clarification and Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: T5 Transmission Clarification and Questions

I will be running 17" wheels with the brake kit I am using and probably 225 or 235/45's for tires. I don't know if that would change any of the responses so far? The tires change things, or could. You need the "dynamic rolling radius". Find that online, then compare it to the tiny 14...
by pikesan
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Transmission Clarification and Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3483

Re: T5 Transmission Clarification and Questions

I've got a 4 cyl T5 from an 1993 S-10 - part number 1352-216. It is most definitely a WC T5. (contrary to popular belief, such a thing exists) I've also got the TALL first gear problem. I was super nervous about first gear being too low. My wagon came with the Dagenham 4 speed so it had a 3.5 final ...
by pikesan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

fav returned 4 ur great vid w/Dad! Thnx 4 postin it !!! Thanks Chad. My pops is my anchor, maybe like alot of dudes here? I wouldn't even like old cars if it wasn't for him. Fact is.. he helped me get every job I've ever had - despite my degree in Mechanical Engineering. If I didn't know how to tur...
by pikesan
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Thank you Bubba!
It seems clear, I'm missing the plug.

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by pikesan
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

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Is this the hole that should have a plug in it?

Does anyone have a picture of the front of their motor before putting cam and timing chain on? Knowing what size plug to get would be a big bonus too!
by pikesan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

adamscm wrote:You had me paranoid about the front oil gallery plug on my rebuild! I called my machine shop guy, and he said yep, he replaced it. I'm in the process of installing it--see my posts on the 144 thread.


I guess my machine shop guy should have put it in? Don't really matter now...
by pikesan
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Bite the bullet & pull the timing cover & the camshaft gear & you will see the problem. Either tap the galley & install a screw in plug, or install a deep cup plug with permatex & stake the block in 3 places around the plug. To prevent it from coming out. Did you install the mai...
by pikesan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Chad, would that cause low or no oil pressure? Anyone got a picture of the kidney/peanut shaped head bolt?
Thanks!
by pikesan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Update: I pulled off the oil filter. It was full of oil. I spun the oil pump shaft (5/16) for an instant and oil came shooting out. The pump is working. Replaced the filter with an new FL-1A. Spun the oil pump shaft and NOTHING. Are there oil galley plugs in the front and the back of the motor? If t...
by pikesan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Good news is... the engine started. Bad is... no oil pressure. I'm getting a new pump today. Gonna drop the pan. Anything else you'd do before then?
by pikesan
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Is the oil galley plug in place behind the cam sprocket ? God I hope so! I'm pretty sure it is. So as an update... I have a manual oil pressure gauge to use. I'll take out the electric sender and spin until I see signs of oil then put the manual gauge in and continue. I didn't fill the filter first...
by pikesan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Hi guys, thanks for the responses. I'm trying to be patient!! :mrgreen: I have 12V going to the oil gauge. The no-spark problem was a wiring problem with the Duraspark. Total pilot error. I have not checked resistance at the gauge, I can try that. I don't think I have access to another/mechanical oi...
by pikesan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4693

New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Finally... FINALLY got around to trying to start my motor and I'm getting no oil pressure using a 1/2" electric drill to turn the distributor rod clockwise for over 1 minute. I've done this troubleshooting: 1) The oil pressure gauge is brand new with a new sender. 2) Removed the valve cover and...
by pikesan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Factory C3 stall converter for 200t
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Factory C3 stall converter for 200t

Had a 27 Ford Roadster with a warmed 2.3 and C3. It was a DOG off the line thanks to a way too tight converter. I bought the elusive unicorn-like 2.3L C4 adapter so I'd have a variety of converters to choose from. Then... talking with Hughes Performance, they told me to bring them a converter and th...
by pikesan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seeking 144 rebuild kit
Replies: 22
Views: 3251

Re: Seeking 144 rebuild kit

Try Egge Machine. Here's what they have for 144:
Egge Machine Parts for 144 ford six

And why not use a 200? They're so easy to find and with many other advantages... good luck!
by pikesan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What block to use for headers and T-5
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: What block to use for headers and T-5

bubba22349 wrote: I don't know if there are any adapters made for the Diagham bells you could try contacting Modern Driveline. Good luck :nod:


There is... I have one for the Dagenham bell housing. I never used it cause I wanted a 9" clutch.
by pikesan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: gauges
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: gauges

Duh :bang: Once I removed the old fitting, the new one that came with the kit worked fine. :thumbup: From what I could find online (had to dig since the site was down temporarily yesterday) it's 3/8 NPTF. Thanks for the help guys! I think I need to just hook up some fuel and I'll fire this som-bish!
by pikesan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: gauges
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: gauges

Does anyone know the actual thread size & type for the water temp at the back of the head? I have one fitting that's too big (came with my Auto Meter gauges) and one that's too small (also came with gauges, but for the oil pressure sender - it was the wrong thread type).

Thank you!
pikesan
by pikesan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Safety Mods "Travis Allen Smith"
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: Safety Mods "Travis Allen Smith"

Old cars will NEVER be safe compared to newer cars. For the money you spend on your 'stang, you can get a used car with air bags and crumple zone design. (I'm an engineer for Nissan). I struggle with the same questions as you.. for my son who's 16 and about to drive... and for MYSELF! I don't want t...
by pikesan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: The new OLD FTF gets a "Duesenberg DOHC 4-valve"
Replies: 230
Views: 95172

Re: The new OLD FTF gets a "Duesenberg DOHC 4-valve"

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Hey, I just realized this thread has been moved over to this forum - I thought it had been deleted somehow. I'm in SoCal taking a little break but when I return I'll post an update.


First time I've seen this one! Come'on back... I'd love to see any progress!
by pikesan
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 transmission issues!
Replies: 17
Views: 3538

Re: 2.77 transmission issues!

I never even used a jack to remove or install the 2.77, it weighs nothing, lol. Weighs next to nothing but is typically covered in grease... I dropped one on my face in a "you got it? no, you got it?" moment with a friend when I was 16. :lol: How's the 2nd gear cluster? Check for wear on ...
by pikesan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 transmission issues!
Replies: 17
Views: 3538

Re: 2.77 transmission issues!

Happy, The link to Summit didn't work. Either way, you most likely will have a broken 2nd gear cluster. I changed this part 3 times in my 65 Comet back in high school (never did learn to wait for a complete stop to shift into first gear!!). Those parts were hard to find in the 80's. If you can, crac...
by pikesan
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bolts vs studs
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Bolts vs studs

Maybe chase/tap the threads of the new block, no matter if using bolts or studs. Even if new, you can get false torque readings if the threads are messed up. An inexpensive tap will do the job in short time. And I'm sure I'll hear different opinions, but if you're not running high compression, you d...
by pikesan
Fri May 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Painless Duraspark 2 wiring question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: Painless Duraspark 2 wiring question.

Funny! I just did this myself on my 200 six with a complete painless kit and Duraspark 2. I was confused as well. I connected pink 920 to the red wire on Duraspark box. Then I T'd or spliced into 920 wire and connected to the + side of the coil. I did NOT use a ballast resistor with my MSD coil base...
by pikesan
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans Removal 62 Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Trans Removal 62 Comet

Dropped a greasy 65 Comet 3 speed on my face removing it with a friend... "You got it? I got it...Got it? Yea..." :lol:

Putting a 3 speed back in?
by pikesan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: looking for muffler and pipe suggestions.
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: looking for muffler and pipe suggestions.

I'm going to be facing this same question.. isn't it a personal preference? I want my warmed up six to be heard when I'm on it, but quiet when I'm not...we'll see what I end up with!
by pikesan
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2 barrel Holley linkage help
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: 2 barrel Holley linkage help

Awesome Crosley!
I'm pretty sure I can figure it out from there.
Thanks!

I'll have to hook up with you when I finally get my wagon on the road.
pike
by pikesan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2 barrel Holley linkage help
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: 2 barrel Holley linkage help

Thanks Bob. I'll investigate how I'll mount my 2 barrel tonight. I have a 500 that's physically (as far as I know) the same. What you did looks pretty simple and effective and that's a nice six you got there!

Thanks again,
pike

ANYONE ELSE?
by pikesan
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2 barrel Holley linkage help
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

2 barrel Holley linkage help

Hello,
I have a 200 with the head mod for a 2 barrel Holley. I just purchased the carb, so now I'm thinking about linkage. Can anyone please show pictures of how they hooked it up and/or give advice?

Thank you!
pike