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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: 23
Views: 677

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: 23
Views: 677

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: 107
Views: 2286

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: 107
Views: 2286

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: 23
Views: 677

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: 23
Views: 677

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: 16
Views: 466

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: 16
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 315

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: 16
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 440

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: 733

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: 733

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: 445

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: 445

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: 1006

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: 733

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: 733

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: 1431

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: 1431

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: 725

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: 581

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: 581

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...
by drag-200stang
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Driving my 200 at Streets of Willow track....
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Driving my 200 at Streets of Willow track....

Looking good. :thumbup:
From the in car vid it seems like a turbo would work well on that course. :wink:
by drag-200stang
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 1431

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 ge...
by drag-200stang
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

I think that materials are better today, and with a hyd. cam it will not rev high enough to be a problem ... Rev limiters are cheap enough no reason not to have the added safety.
I think that you will be fine.
by drag-200stang
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

Looks good Star. Can you show us the back side ? I have not seen a 200 flywheel come apart, the billet it is a smart thing to do. I have typed about this before,I had two oem strong tuff man pressure plates come apart...No part of the pp or the bell housing found larger than 1'', blew off block and ...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Block swap questions

Bubba on 2. The last '' with'' you meant without right. I remember someone that had to drill his own small pattern dowel pin hole.,but that was probably a manufacture glitch...I also have never seen a 66 up high mount starter not a duel pattern. I have a low mount block and it has a 164 tooth flex ...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Edit posts for accuracy.
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Edit posts for accuracy.

We all make mistakes , I would like to urge people to go back and edit their posts for accuracy when they can. Misinformation is not helpful to people trying to work on these things. I made so many mistakes that I think that Perry had to put in a beefier pencil icon for me :wink: drag-200stang - I ...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap

Your engine looks very nice. :thumbup:
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Edit posts for accuracy.
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Edit posts for accuracy.

We all make mistakes.
I would like to urge people to go back and edit their posts for accuracy when they can.
Misinformation is not helpful to people trying to work on these things.
I made so many mistakes that I think that Perry had to put in a beefier pencil icon for me :wink:
by drag-200stang
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Block swap questions

Bubba on 2. The last '' with'' you meant without right. I remember someone that had to drill his own small pattern dowel pin hole.,but that was probably a manufacture glitch...I also have never seen a 66 up high mount starter not a duel pattern. I have a low mount block and it has a 164 tooth flex p...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Block swap questions

I have never seen a single pattern block above 66....There may be some out there ,maybe a west coast thing but you cannot say for sure that a 78 is a single. Thank you drag-200stang! No, he's saying his block was a small pattern only 65 and he was trying to bolt a 9" clutch bell to it. This ki...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Block swap questions

A '65 200 block is not dual pattern drilled, '65 blocks were still 8 1/2" clutch and smaller C4 bell. Dual bolt pattern started in '66. A '78 200 is not dual pattern either, A '78 block is 9" clutch, later C4 pattern only. '65 bell won't bolt to a '78 block. StarDiero75 can vouch for this...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Block swap questions

Site malfunction.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Put a Time- Sert in it ,that would be best ..Maybe borrow the tools to do it.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 6971

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

How is it going, anything new?
by drag-200stang
Fri May 31, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

I wish I could help, but at this point , I think that demons have taken possession of your bell housing.. :hmmm: ...Do you know any Priests?
by drag-200stang
Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Scatter shield
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Scatter shield

Smart move :thumbup:
Sorry, I do not know the answer.
by drag-200stang
Wed May 29, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo US200 Crossflow
Replies: 35
Views: 935

Re: Turbo US200 Crossflow

If your low mount block will cleaned up at 3.700, I would suggest a modern thin ring piston and the 1jz rod.
by drag-200stang
Sun May 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 61
Views: 1803

Re: something went wrong

Oil slinger is normal...I cannot tell for sure if the spacer is there or not in that pic...Can you take a pic that shows the pin , it should be right behind it.
by drag-200stang
Sun May 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 61
Views: 1803

Re: something went wrong

Something to check when you get the sprocket off, check to see if the cam spacer is behind the cam pin, it goes on with the inside bevel toward the cam journal , not to be confused with cam retainer plate...If that is not there it will cause problems.
by drag-200stang
Sat May 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this work for my 63 Falcon
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Will this work for my 63 Falcon

The block looks like a 170 to me, better check that out.
The block looks just like a 1970 170 I have but cannot see the intake well enough to tell what the head is.
by drag-200stang
Thu May 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 148
Views: 21731

Re: turbo 200 build

Do you have room to add a 2 barr map. sensor on your hp ?
It would be nice to log pan pressure and get an idea of what is happening and when.
I wonder if a suck to dry timer set to low on the vac pump would help on shut off, may not be necessary.
by drag-200stang
Mon May 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maximum Lift - Clearance
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Maximum Lift - Clearance

I also agree with Mr. Muller, you will not have a piston to valve issue...But always verify. The biggest issue on these engines is the short valves, that is where high lift can start to be a problem at about .500 ...The bottom of the retainer can contact the seal and guide...Easy to measure with the...
by drag-200stang
Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 2210

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You have done a very nice job! On the gasket thickness, the flatter the two surfaces are the thinner it can be , and the thicker you go the more distortion you can have when tightened down...How thick is the gasket between the carb base and the body of the carb...It should represent the adapter to ...
by drag-200stang
Thu May 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 2210

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

X2 .... Make sure that you get a couple fittings to test your fit as you go, it is easy to go too deep and be loose.
Do you guys know how I know that your priority's are messed up...I never saw the cake :lol:
by drag-200stang
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 2210

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You have done a very nice job! On the gasket thickness, the flatter the two surfaces are the thinner it can be , and the thicker you go the more distortion you can have when tightened down...How thick is the gasket between the carb base and the body of the carb...It should represent the adapter to m...

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