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by drag-200stang
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 38
Views: 1981

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

Thanks, Drag! To get the ratio, I lifted the rear axle at the differential and turned the left rear tire twice, counting the turns on the u-joint. Is there a better way of finding the ratio? Cheers, Tim They say that the 2x one tire works as long as the other tire does not move but I have not prove...
by drag-200stang
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Degreeing a Cam

Do not forget to pull the pin on the old cam and remove the cam spacer...The cam spacer cannot be bought, the pin can be...The new cam will not be provided with these....Install the cam spacer with the inside bevel toward the cam journal.
Degree cam before installing the head.
by drag-200stang
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: which mechanical fuel pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: which mechanical fuel pump?

Go electric. I got rid of my mechanical pump this summer after constant vapor lock after heat soak & while driving. It also eliminates the fuel pressure after shutdown. Also get an oil pressure safety switch so if you loose oil pressure the pump shuts off. I have never seen a fuel pump eccentri...
by drag-200stang
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 38
Views: 1981

Re: finding final drive ratio (don't junk the ex manif)

"...No idea what I have in that case. ..." chalk line or dot on drive shaft, rear wheels in the air, rotate the tire'n count # of revolutions of shaft compaired to tire, this = ratio. Ie 3.5 X for 1 of the tire = 3.5 ratio. (count 1/4s too as they mean .25, near full = .90, etc). That'n t...
by drag-200stang
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 rod beam clean up
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: 240 rod beam clean up

I have had my six balanced at five different performance shops and not once was any material has been removed or added to the crank. :hmmm: I can only assume that the factory did a good job or they do not bother to spin the crank. I always balance ,measure, degree and inspect everything the best i c...
by drag-200stang
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 rod beam clean up
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: 240 rod beam clean up

No
The inline six is not like a V8 , it is evenly weighted.
by drag-200stang
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 43
Views: 1368

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

I am thinking that detonation bent the rod and subsequent straightening and bending ,broke the rod. 2 and 5 is where I have problems on my 200...I think that it is fuel air related but I am leaning toward they run hotter and more detonation prone... The other pistons get cooled by the oil on the cra...
by drag-200stang
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 76 maverick 250 new cam
Replies: 32
Views: 1104

Re: 76 maverick 240-300 new cam

Ok it’s the 250. I ordered a comp cam for the 240-300 and thought I had messed up but come to find out the cam I ordered will fit all 10 inch deck height straight sixes. if you ordered a cam for a 240-300, then it WONT fit the 250 as they are two different engines. the 250 is shorter and uses diffe...
by drag-200stang
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder bore finish
Replies: 45
Views: 1945

Re: Cylinder bore finish

should a water pump be torqued on too? Might as well do main caps, motor mounts, opps engine mounts, lifter cover, coil and fuel fuel pump too. I did the hot water thing one time using a block heater,the type that goes in the heater hose. Decided it was not worth the effort and that he can have her...
by drag-200stang
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .

The front cylinder has a great deal of stress relieved from it when the water jacket side of the cylinder barrel is machined for water pump impeller clearance. It also is very thin compared to the rest of the wall thickness. Since the blocks aren't really stress relieved before being put into servi...
by drag-200stang
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .

What exactly can be done to correct the number 1 cylinder getting the blast from the radiator? A deflector? That is an urban legend that has also followed the Chevy inline 6 for decades as to why the front cylinder is always prone to more wear. If that were the true root of the problem, all inline ...
by drag-200stang
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder bore finish
Replies: 45
Views: 1945

Re: Cylinder bore finish

It is probably not necessary for most builds.
I build my engines, like I will be racing the guy that stole my girl friend... So I use one.
by drag-200stang
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 42
Views: 9875

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

I am thinking same a pmuller.A bit to big.
Make a great dyno racer, but not a great pavement racer.
Please when you are finished with the build please post up the part specs that you used and any info regarding them.
You are doing a fabulous :thumbup: job.
by drag-200stang
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder bore finish
Replies: 45
Views: 1945

Re: Cylinder bore finish

On a 200... I find that the bolt like pries the top of the cylinder inwards (away from the the bolt), by the bolt making the bore smaller and starting about a an inch down by the bolt, to about center it pulls the bore toward the bolt a lot making the bore larger...Not much happens 90 degrees to the...
by drag-200stang
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another piston and connecting rod combination
Replies: 23
Views: 1300

Re: Another piston and connecting rod combination

so i have another nutty ignorant question. If we must to turn down a 300 six journal to 2100,can we not turn it down just in the center of the journal, leaving the exposed parts of the journal at the preexisting dimension. The rod would then " ride in the trough" the unturned dimensions c...
by drag-200stang
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1639 users on sunday at 8:30
Replies: 1
Views: 114

1639 users on sunday at 8:30

What do you think caused this ?, seems high.
by drag-200stang
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cast Head welding ?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Cast Head welding ?

No need to try and weld for a 2v adapter'
See Star's two barrel thread on this page... It is not perfect and could be improved upon, but it is darn close...I am sure that it would work for any boosted app.
by drag-200stang
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 95
Views: 6878

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: 16
Views: 1094

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: 16
Views: 1094

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: 1039

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: 1176

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: 1036

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1350

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: 1350

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: 6487

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: 1350

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: 662

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: 886

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: 724

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: 1630

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: 886

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: 1630

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: 725

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: 47
Views: 3753

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: 984

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: 662

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: 1104

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: 47
Views: 3753

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: 47
Views: 3753

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: 7970

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: 7970

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: 47
Views: 3753

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: 47
Views: 3753

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: 5896

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: 5896

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 ...

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