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by drag-200stang
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bubba has 10,000 posts!
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Bubba has 10,000 posts!

:beer: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 / 3 speed top loader.
Replies: 54
Views: 833

Re: 300 / 3 speed top loader.

I would put the tabs on at 90 degrees to what I think that you drew..The rod end will have more travel before binding in the direction that you need more travel.. Maybe a few holes along the fork tabs and pick the one that works best.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 alcohol pulling tractor
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: 300 alcohol pulling tractor

If the 300 cylinders are thin wall cast like the 200, FTF would know..I would down size the bore and keep the block walls as thick as possible, using good sleeves with the deck plate.. May have to do something with the valves hitting the cylinder wall..Sleeves with the shoulder on top will strength...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 alcohol pulling tractor
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: 300 alcohol pulling tractor

If the 300 cylinders are thin wall cast like the 200, FTF would know..I would down size the bore and keep the block walls as thick as possible, using good sleeves with the deck plate.. May have to do something with the valves hitting the cylinder wall..Sleeves with the shoulder on top will strengthe...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator fan selection help
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Radiator fan selection help

What I like about electric fans is you can set it up to run some after turning off the engine..This helps to keep heat soak from turning the carb into a percolator, that makes shortly after restarts hard in hot weather.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head

Just a reminder to check the cam out with a degree wheel before total disassembly...You need the pistons still connected to the crank to do so.
by drag-200stang
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Identifying Adjustable Rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Identifying Adjustable Rockers

X2 What Bubba said.
Does not matter what is marked on the cam, you cannot for sure know that it is marked right.
Just degree the cam and you will know if it is installed right and what the events are.
by drag-200stang
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder

There is a chance that the rod is bent,better check that...I know if it was a 200 rod, it would be bent, but the 250 rods are stronger. Just to clarify, you are talking about the piston rod right? Thanks! I'm still trying to navigate and understand the internals of the engine. I'm starting to get a...
by drag-200stang
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder

There is a chance that the rod is bent,better check that...I know if it was a 200 rod, it would be bent, but the 250 rods are stronger.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone ever built something like this?
Replies: 63
Views: 8338

Re: Has anyone ever built something like this?

Why not get two blocks and mill male female keys at the right depth...Drill straight through the blocks at head holes, long studs , bolt the two heads blocks together with the crank in the middle...Will also need dry sump pump and reworked oiliing, efi and one journal two rod setup...Bam...600 plus ...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 170
Views: 41476

Re: turbo 200 build

:thumbup: Good to hear,
Worried that you left us and put a Coyote in it.
by drag-200stang
Tue May 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Building My Aussie 250 2V
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Building My Aussie 250 2V

Yes, you will be fine.
by drag-200stang
Mon May 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Building My Aussie 250 2V
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Building My Aussie 250 2V

.040 is OK as long as you are not doing a power adder.
Could be OK with a small adder.
by drag-200stang
Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 2116

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

It is not the tools you have, Its how you use the tools you have.
Nice job. :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Thu May 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

What I meant was while you have the degree wheel at tdc 0 for #1 ,6 should also be tdc 0, so do piston stop deal and see if it is the same...I just find it interesting to see if the crank is indexed ok...And then see if #6 valve events match #1 as they should. Your dial indicator must be very ridged...
by drag-200stang
Thu May 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

I would at the very least slide down to #6 and check lobes also, and realign the pointer, it will tell you if the crank is off.
by drag-200stang
Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Re: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild

The stock rockers are not bushed ,the only way is if someone installed bushing in them before.
by drag-200stang
Sat May 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: LESS IS MORE
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: LESS IS MORE

Thanks for the info. Yea those Firestone tires where huge ,larger than the numbers and the natural rubber tubes to fill them were surprising heavy...Easiest weight loss I have done, 150 lbs, but adding 100 back in with more cage , safety equipment and and other upgrades. Unfortunately I have not tri...
by drag-200stang
Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter continues to try and start engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Starter continues to try and start engine.

I remember something like that ...Try swapping the two small wires on the sol., but be careful.
by drag-200stang
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 2116

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

On that long of piece of AL. I would worry about expansion working on things to much...On my stainless turbo header flange, I am making them in 5 pieces of just the head flange size... Which should eliminate expansion issues...I am cheap and lazy, less work and material and plus, the new ''less is m...
by drag-200stang
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 2116

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

What about a slightly angled spacer between the head and the header....The exhaust flange is angled down more than it should be for best flow, actuly does not line up right , probably pick up some flow....Old ford hot rodders trick. Some of the mini starters are offset more than others and can be cl...
by drag-200stang
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: LESS IS MORE
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: LESS IS MORE

Tube or no tube? I also down sized, from 14- 32 to 13-31, changed from 14'' wide, super tricks to 12'' weld magnums, no tube this time... The newer style rims with the thin center and the more cone shaped haves were a lot lighter than the old super tricks...The thinner bolt area made it possible to ...
by drag-200stang
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil passage to the distributor shaft below the gear.
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Oil passage to the distributor shaft below the gear.

Not sure Bill what you are working on but I will throw this out there.
The big six experts can tell me I am wrong...The Big six gear gets pushed up against the dist. under load and the small six gets pulled down against the block under load.
Of course you already know this...But I found it odd.
by drag-200stang
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Maybe now it would be a good time to try a solid lifter cam ...These small six's started out with them...Personalty I think that they are easier to set up... They should not need to be adjusted a lot unless something is wrong...Checking under the valve cover occasionally is a good way to catch a pro...
by drag-200stang
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head

I like to use the exhaust port divider that they sell...It helps retard the heating of the intake manifold, not really for the flow thing.
by drag-200stang
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head

I can see why you are wanting to us the springs you have.
Nice looking Hot air system.
by drag-200stang
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: Machining Spring pocket on 200 head

How much cam are you using ? You should be able to find a spring that will work without major machining.
by drag-200stang
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

The smaller base circle is a definite thing and also the solid lifters may be shorter, i have seen that also.
by drag-200stang
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

It is my opinion that the cam degreeing should be done with the head off...Cam card checking events are measured at the lifter, using a push rod to get it high enough to measure with the indicator is fine and should be a solid lifter...Clean off any thick cam lube and lube with oil only for checking...
by drag-200stang
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 & 200 Connecting Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: 170 & 200 Connecting Rods

X2, and all 170 rods are forged , some later 200 are cast...Your rods should be forged but a lot can happen over this many years.
Just make sure that you do not mix cast rods or the cast lighter pins with the forged rods and heaver pins...Balance will be off.
by drag-200stang
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel Loosened - 250
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Flywheel Loosened - 250

Thanks for the info, Had Fisher make one for my new build 200 ...I do not think that the balancer is a problem, but they do need to be serviced occasionally, there is moving parts...It would not hurt to try a different clutch ..I know nothing about centerforce, but it looks odd. Let's hope that it i...
by drag-200stang
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Main bearing bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Main bearing bolts

Yes I knew that you would have extra with the 7 main 200 kit , but can sometimes be cost effective with ''kit's'' and use only the ones that are not dinged up...I just hate it when a washer goes missing at final assembly. :)
by drag-200stang
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel Loosened - 250
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Flywheel Loosened - 250

High performance six's have flywheel bolts loosening problems even with oem bolts. Use pematex surface cleaner activator and clean threads crank flange flywheel and bolts...You want everything squeaky clean .. I smear some 271 red lightly on crank and pilot of the flywheel and lube up the bolts with...
by drag-200stang
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mustang Mystery: The Noise
Replies: 19
Views: 2209

Re: Mustang Mystery: The Noise

Well,,,Yes he is! :nod:
by drag-200stang
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Main bearing bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Main bearing bolts

If you are talking about a US 170, I am 99.9% sure that it is the same as a 200...Do not have one right now to check, But a 250 is to tall/ long.
by drag-200stang
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Removing Head Bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: Removing Head Bolts

You guys will now be known as pulling an ''Eddie''
by drag-200stang
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Removing Head Bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: Removing Head Bolts

Remove the water pump & shoot PB blaster also from the bottom. :thumbup: This. Be careful with that bolt hole, there is little threads left after the factory cut it away to make room for the pump impeller. The water also eats it away. Oh, I forgot you are working on a 250, Georgia 200. The abov...
by drag-200stang
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

You are Welcome, I think the the hole and pin are odd sized do not think that there is .006 press fit ,that would seam like to much of a press fit, do not have a cam that is not used to check. I think that it went like this. Engineer to bean counter,I want a 5/16'' pin . Bean counter, No to much mon...
by drag-200stang
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Be aware that the stock pin is not 1/4'' /.250 it is about .256 and .250 is way loose, It is .312 long, but a longer pin would be better. The stock pin is very hard to pull out of an old cam , as it should be...It is also softer than a regular hardened dowel pin...Maybe to conform to the cam hole an...
by drag-200stang
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Have you thought about longer valves, like Fast 64 used on his Al head...That would be better? So, please educate me on the advantages of longer valves - I'd have more spring height, allowing more lift before coil bind? I'd have more clearance from retainer to seal for higher lift? Would need new s...
by drag-200stang
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 150
Views: 7890

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Have you thought about longer valves, like Fast 64 used on his Al head...That would be better?
by drag-200stang
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 4440

Re: My 200 Project

X2 good job :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing the Cam
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Degreeing the Cam

I like to check my work on the the center line method, by also checking that the valve events match the cam card , while only turning the crank clockwise.
by drag-200stang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dearborn...we have a problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Dearborn...we have a problem

Just hold on tight,
Mother Earth is just doing a re balance.
Do not panic.
Everything will shake out and we will be fine.
by drag-200stang
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Fuel pump confusion

X 2 :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 12230

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

While you have it apart, it be a good idea to check that the crankshaft pilot bearing to input shaft is not to sloppy, letting the disk wing around off center... That can also cause a imbalance.
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: 52
Views: 6442

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: 9
Views: 1575

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: 1143

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: 52
Views: 6442

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...

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