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by drag-200stang
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 80
Views: 4032

Re: 300 Rebuild

In your pic, it looks like a high volume oil pump.
It may not be needed for your build, but I will let the 300 experts help with that.
by drag-200stang
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

I thought that you were buying a shim and not a replacement composite gasket, my mistake.
That gasket should be about .035.
by drag-200stang
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

Can I ask you how much did it cost? If so how much?
A ford shim should be about .025 or so when compressed...There is a thinner one and a little thicker one, but both are about ..025 or thinner.
by drag-200stang
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: distributor keeps jumping time
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: distributor keeps jumping time

X 4...This ^^^
I think what starts this problem is the cam gear failing ,and the pieces bind the pump, causing the pin to break.
by drag-200stang
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OEM/OER 200/250 Forged Pistons ?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: OEM/OER 200/250 Forged Pistons ?

Ak Miller told me not to run more than 8 to 12 lbs of boost on those pistons , mainly because of the large slot in the oil groove verses the forged one with drilled holes.
by drag-200stang
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: New Engine

For about 180 or less you can use the 2.5L hsc rod that are longer and fix the 250 short rod problem and keep your piston... Do the math to see if it will work for you.
by drag-200stang
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

I do not see a shaft thingy at #1 and I cannot see what is at #5...They quit putting them on a some point, and you may be at that.
A real gauge would be nice.
If oil is dripping off each rocker on to the valve and to pushrod, at an elevated idle then I would say you are good.
by drag-200stang
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

Looks like it has been rebuild and the red looks like paint to me.
If you scrape the gunk, pieces may clog up the oil pickup, maybe rub it away with a rag with solvent on it.
by drag-200stang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

With a Virgin 200 block plus the stock orginal Ford Pistons (1.511 Compression Height) they are usally .019 down the hole. With those KB pistions at 1.530 it should give you a zero deck height. But in my opinion being out the top of the hole .010 won't hurt a thing. With either of the new style hea...
by drag-200stang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

With a Virgin 200 block plus the stock orginal Ford Pistons (1.511 Compression Height) they are usally .019 down the hole. With those KB pistions at 1.530 it should give you a zero deck height. But in my opinion being out the top of the hole .010 won't hurt a thing. With either of the new style hea...
by drag-200stang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 106
Views: 3866

Re: Holley 5200 carb

I know they make 2bbl intakes for the 300 man, I'd just go that route and get a normal autolite 2100 man or keep using the 350cfm. The funnel doesn't do you any good, its not breathing like it should, especially for that big of an engine. Think about it, minimum size on a 289 or 302 is a 2bbl, why ...
by drag-200stang
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

Have to know what CC your head chamber is , What is it?
by drag-200stang
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flexplate Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Flexplate Bolts

Do you have the reinforcement ring that goes on after the flex plate and then the bolts go through the ring and then the flex plate?
Your flex plate is probably better than the new stuff but I cannot say for sure.
The 302 bolts should work.
by drag-200stang
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Head swap

A US C8 is a small dog log...A DO or 70 is a larger port and larger log, 200 same as a 250 head with the larger 62 cc chamber. Around 74 they down sized the port or runners to pick up velocity and help emissions. Around 78 they put larger intake valves and around 81 went to a larger so called hex lo...
by drag-200stang
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?

The issue is that the oem crank sprocket is powdered metal ,it wears well but very hard and brittle...Cutting new slots adds to the problem.
Some replacement sprockets are made out of steel but I don't know they if still do or who.
by drag-200stang
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

X, From what I can tell that is the same builder for this head. I’m going to buy it either way as the price gets me to far down the road to pass up. Question though is: in one of the builders posts in that thread it says if the head is machined the bronze holding in the hard seats will melt and the...
by drag-200stang
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Head swap

Can you post a pic. of the chamber with the intake also in the pic. so we can see what you have...Alot can change in 50 years.
by drag-200stang
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

It looks like a very nice modded head to me as long as there is no cracks.
The placement of the adapter is good and you could blend the old bolt boss if you wanted to.
by drag-200stang
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inverted wires MSD 8869
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Inverted wires MSD 8869

Being color blind can be good, but not when you are making wiring harnesses.
by drag-200stang
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

I also agree, gas is not your problem...Stuff happens.
Let us hope that it works out this time. :beer:
by drag-200stang
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap

Measure and mock it up it may not be a problem...ford has different length pilot bearings that may work.
by drag-200stang
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: DSII Distributor

I looked at two used ones and there is no cover, so unless they fell off both and I see no good way that they would be held on... I would say yes they are open like that from the factory.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Decking a 250

See ''My Budget 250 build '' Lavron fixed it with the longer 2.5 hsc rod that also gives you a better rod stroke ratio
by drag-200stang
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

I do not think that you will know till you take the head off and look at it .
Let us know what you find .
by drag-200stang
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

It has been suggested before , you need to pressurize your cylinder with 120 lbs or air. Get a fitting or modify what you have, I knocked out the center out of the spark plug and welded a air chuck that fit my hose. Fill the radiator flush to the top...If you have a leak to the water passage you wil...
by drag-200stang
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.
Replies: 120
Views: 6322

Re: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.

Pictures can be deceiving but that lifter looks like part of the bottom is broke off and not worn , no ? :(
Can you show us more pic of cam and other lifters.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.
Replies: 120
Views: 6322

Re: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.

Good on you for sticking it out. :thumbup:
This is another good example of why you must all way degree .
I hope that they are sending new lifters with that new cam.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

It may take more than wiggling the pushrods, you have to knowingly feel that it is in the cup...The reason I know about this is It happen to me and it was also #5...Your problem may be something else but it does happen.
by drag-200stang
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Sometimes when installing the rocker shaft the pushrod can get out of the lifter cup and ride at a higher location and hold the valves open ...Check that this is not your problem. Shimming the stands is not the right way to fix too long pushrods, it will change the as designed rocker to valve geomet...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 83
Views: 4041

Re: Engine is back

I think that most cam mfg. measure off the lifter and not the valve and have edited my earlier post to reflect that.
by drag-200stang
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 83
Views: 4041

Re: Engine is back

Yes .050 from the cam base circle at the lifter by way of pushrod. Make sure that the dial indicator is firm and does not move on you..I like to adjust the indicator to .100 on the base circle so it is loaded some, just subtract .100 for you readings. Turn the crank clock wise only. They say to use ...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 23
Views: 1247

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

Allensfasteners.com sells individual arp studs...One thing you could do if you have a sufficient amount of threads past the stud nut when tight is to tig a bolt to a nut and tighten down tight to the stud nut with loc tight. Nothing wrong with a spacer, it was standard procedure when lowering the su...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 83
Views: 4041

Re: Engine is back

If you go to ''blocklayer.com'' you can input your cam card specs and print out a degree wheel with the open and closing events marked out on the degree wheel at the right places, should make it easier.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Push rod separated from rocker arm
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: Push rod separated from rocker arm

Before pulling the head off, I'd be looking more to the lifter being collapsed or damage to the rocker arm or the rocker saddle being worn badly as it sounds like your valves are sealing. With the intake not opening, the exhaust won't let much air in to give much of a compression test reading. I as...
by drag-200stang
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: Rotor Phasing

curts56 wrote:Does it fit? If so what part number?

NO, It looked to good to be true but I cannot find one that fits. :thumbdown: Back to set screw on reluctor or original plan of moving vacuum advance plate..I think that it will work fine,just check that gap and alignment is ok.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: Rotor Phasing

It is probably not a problem but I do not now like the idea of moving the vacuum plate to get phase because the pickup to reluctor gap gets larger and less aligned as you advance the plate... On my ds2 a couple of degrees advanced seems to be best gap and alignment..Lock it down at the best gap.. I ...
by drag-200stang
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Tq strap

chad wrote:Gene just made up one for the Mav...

And a fine one at that. :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Donut Gasket

I think that a torque strap would help by keeping the motor from moving around a lot , stressing the joint.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1936

Re: 240 valve size?

Well, yes I do.
The younger guys laugh about a 3/4 cam missing part of the lobes.
They simply have not been there, done that or they would understand. :wink:
by drag-200stang
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: Rotor Phasing

He is still using the distributor to distribute the spark...You still want the rotor to line up with the cap terminal the best you can at the middle of the road timing or something like that ..You do not want it sparking between the terminals . Oh I see ninja Paul beat me and did a better job of I t...
by drag-200stang
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: Rotor Phasing

Not sure that it fits a DS2 ...Why not lock it down in the right spot ? Cheaper and less weight and cut off the vacuum mount ears..Ok that might be too extreme.
by drag-200stang
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 2975

Re: Valve train clatter

wsa111 wrote:I would put an oil pressure gauge in to see your oil pressure.
If low there maybe a front lifter galley plug that popped out????

X2 :thumbup: Could be temporary and taped where it can be seen.
by drag-200stang
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 2975

Re: Valve train clatter

Did you degree the cam ? Is the cam spacer on the cam behind the pin with the inside bevel toward the journal, not to be confused with the cam retainer ? Is it possible that the valves are closing and the the cam duration is making lower vacuum and rougher idle than you expected ? Loose lash will g...
by drag-200stang
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1260

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

Thats nuts man, thats why they invented the scatter shield lol. But no one makes one for our engines right? Modern driveline mentions one in the section on cable clutch conversions (Quicktime MD-401-8050) but I can't find it for sale. See Ya, Mike Its hard to find anything on their site, but someho...
by drag-200stang
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: DSII headbanger

I am all for making improvements, but if a part is working as intended, I do not chance getting one that will not...I am cheap that way.
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: DSII headbanger

Thanks all. I will check again on all suggestions, but battery terminals are clean, I've cut the infamous "pink" wire near ignition, and removed brown wire from solenoid, firing order is correct. I'll check TDC again, coil, and grounds. I didn't know that being out of time could impact en...

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