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by mustang6
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans tag decode
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Trans tag decode

These are the 3+1 Toploader "imposter" tags. RUG BP RUG CA RUG CL RUG CD I haven't seen any information about two different gear ratios for the Imposters but here are the overall gear ratio comparisons I have used. Peanut (2.77) 3 speed Ratios (I6): 2.76 1st, 1.69 2nd, 1.00 3rd. Toploader ...
by mustang6
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: trans upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: trans upgrade

Since those "Orion" toploader imposters use the wide toploader pattern they are not the same pattern as the T4/T5. However, I would think the T5 adapter plate made by so many places for Mustangs would work for you too.
by mustang6
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Drive shaft help!
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Drive shaft help!

Yes, they are both 28 spline but the c-4 yoke is longer, I think to better reach the inner support bushing on the c4. The manual transmissions aren't supported the same way so the yoke is shorter. Maybe this has something to do with whether you end up having to shorten the driveline or not, the c4 y...
by mustang6
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Drive shaft help!
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Drive shaft help!

Six cylinder automatic driveshafts are the same as V8 automatics in the early Mustangs. On manual transmissions, the V8s use the larger driveshafts and ujoints (1310 outside snap rings) like the automatics, but the manual sixes got the puny ones (1110 inside snap rings). But like the others said, if...
by mustang6
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 67 Mustang Coupe Build
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Sounds like a nice build.
by mustang6
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Manual Choke Carter YF
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Manual Choke Carter YF

Hey Critter, what was wrong with the ebay carb? I've got a half dozen of these in a box over in my dad's shop, but other than manual choke, 1-1/2 bore, is there any other spec to look for?
by mustang6
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

I was kidding- I was just excited you've got a friend with a mill. While those carbs do exist they are so rare I think they would cost more than a complete engine rebuild for one of our sixes. Can't help but wonder if one could be adapted though....
by mustang6
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

So I found out a friend of mine actually has a small mill and CNC. So i could design my own adapter plate and have it machined and hogged out at his place. He'd be willing to do it all for like $50. I think im gonna go that route and help him out with it Score! Now you will have total creative cont...
by mustang6
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Wow that is a lot! It's been years since I had this type of work done and machine shops are disappearing all over the place but I still think that is way high. The last one I had done, they took the same machine they used to mill the head surface and ground off the carb mount down flush for me. Then...
by mustang6
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found an engine
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Found an engine

That to me looks like a closed chamber. I believe those are nice to have.


Actually, that is a typical 200/250 open chamber. See the comparison below:

1970 closed chamber 170 ci head

170-1.jpg


1969 open chamber 250 ci head (getting a cc: check done after milling)

250-2.jpg
by mustang6
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

Based on the outside of that heater core box it is going to be nasty inside, but is good you are doing it. Those cowl vents look to be in very good shape!
by mustang6
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shock Tower Alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Shock Tower Alignment

Which alignment settings are you having trouble with? All of them or?
by mustang6
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Electrical Confusion on my 68 Mustang

If you can actually get it to stall where you have tools and can test some things, that will help. Intermittent issues that don't happen when you are at home can be tough to diagnose. For example- if it won't turn over, there are many things you can test, battery voltage/load, bypassing the ignition...
by mustang6
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front brakes not locking up
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Front brakes not locking up

Are you sure you got a new Disc/Drum master cylinder? They are different than a Drum/Drum master cylinder.
by mustang6
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T-5 installation issue 65 Mustang
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: T-5 installation issue 65 Mustang

On my '68 I was about a 1/4" off on that leading edge where yours is missing by a good half inch or more. I was able to gain that much by loosening up all my motor mount stands/bolts and moving the engine rearward. IIRC I also slightly trimmed the floor opening, just making the lower metal even...
by mustang6
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Pressure
Replies: 43
Views: 1972

Re: Oil Pressure

Based on your removing the vbelt test I am 99.9% sure you are right it is one of those (or the head bolt hitting internally like Econoline suggests). If neither of those test out though, I once ran into a worn front main bearing issue that made noise when cold when the belts were installed and pulli...
by mustang6
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Need HELP to identify the correct throwout bearing to use for my 66 Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Need HELP to identify the correct throwout bearing to use for my 66 Mustang

Yes, you do need to seal the flywheel to crankshaft bolts. Almost any sealer will do, as you are just keeping oil from seeping through the threads. Loctite PST (stick) is one that's common at retail shops, and the 545, 565 and several others are fine for this. Likewise, Permatex #2, ARP thread Seale...
by mustang6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjustable Rocker Assembly Screw Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Adjustable Rocker Assembly Screw Sizes

I have seen both sizes as well, never tried to interchange the screws themselves though. I agree with the idea of just keeping a matched set on a given rocker arm.
by mustang6
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Inspection Cover

X is amazing!
by mustang6
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch from heck: Clutch Squeak
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Clutch from heck: Clutch Squeak

Remind me of which pressure plate you ultimately ended up with- the diaphragm or the 3 finger? If it's the 3 finger, I believe you can lightly lube the pivot points of the fingers but it would require tearing everything down to get in there. This should have been lubed from the factory though, and n...
by mustang6
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 way to check bottom end condition without dropping oil pan and electrical question
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: 144 way to check bottom end condition without dropping oil pan and electrical question

Do you have an oil pressure reading? If you aren't hearing any knocks and you have good oil pressure you can be pretty sure your bottom end is in good shape- at least until you succeed in blowing it up with the high rpm bursts lol.
by mustang6
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Inspection Cover

Wow, your blocking plate doesn't look like the ones I have seen for a C4, in my experience the C4 inspection opening is symmetrical on the bottom of the bellhousing (using the bottom 2 bolts in the bellhousing). Not sure why yours looks different but I have to admit that AOD cover you have in the pi...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Need HELP to identify the correct throwout bearing to use for my 66 Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Need HELP to identify the correct throwout bearing to use for my 66 Mustang

Looks like someone welded it for sure, maybe it had cracked or they shortened a longer one or something. Anyway, have you tried the new TB on to your arm to see if it fits? Those two little clips go into the concave backs of the ears on the arm and hold the bearing in position. If the two bearing as...
by mustang6
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Speedo gear
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Speedo gear

We can do a little math with your observations:

40/36 = 111.11%
75/67 = 111.94%

19 X 111.11% = 21.11
19 x 111.94% = 21.27

So I would say you actually need a 21 tooth gear.
by mustang6
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering tightening as the car gets hot
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Steering tightening as the car gets hot

Manual steering, right? That would be really weird for a manual steering 6 cylinder car as no heat should be getting to the box. When it tightens up, does the box feel warm? Also, that adjustment screw on top of the box is only one of a couple adjustment points that are meant to be set up together. ...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 or 2150?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Autolite 2100 or 2150?

A 2150 will work OK but that one has large venturis coming off a 390. What is the size (cast into the body, probably a 1.08 or 1.12 or larger)? you would better off trying to jet a smaller venturi carb off a small block.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Identification - Help Please
Replies: 20
Views: 2264

Re: Header Identification - Help Please

They look home made to me.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: White smoke, needs choke when hot
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: White smoke, needs choke when hot

Do you by chance have the heater hoses hooked up and water flowing through your intake spacer? I'm hoping you do and that it is leaking into the intake manifold. If not, I'm worried you have a badly warped (or worse cracked) head or block.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

Hi Ryan, I thought you finally fixed your clutch/tranny problems when you got the "new" 67 motor, no? I think you could find a 200 bell and use it on your C-4 but the torque converter is unique to the 170/200, it has the starter teeth right on the converter and uses a small metal "cro...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

Hi Ryan, I thought you finally fixed your clutch/tranny problems when you got the "new" 67 motor, no? I think you could find a 200 bell and use it on your C-4 but the torque converter is unique to the 170/200, it has the starter teeth right on the converter and uses a small metal "cro...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 pilot bearing same as 200
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: 250 pilot bearing same as 200

I'm betting it's the same as a SBF but I'm not positive.
by mustang6
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: '65 Ranchero coil spring issues
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: '65 Ranchero coil spring issues

Nope, nope, nope... The top of the spring has a flattened edge that seats it against the top inside of the shock tower, cut that off and the spring will not seat properly. Cut the spring from the bottom only. These springs are not progressive so no part of them is stiffer than the other, but the ove...
by mustang6
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idling issues
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Idling issues

So did this problem develop AFTER the new carb was installed? It's very common to go through one or more reman carbs before finding one that works well. Not sure why it is so hard to get a good one but it is a common experience.
by mustang6
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fluid leaking from E40D
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Fluid leaking from E40D

I think MechRick gave you the most likely answer right there.
by mustang6
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Why me? 7.25 diff questions
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Why me? 7.25 diff questions

2.83 is a common ratio, used in cars with automatic transmissions. Mustangs with a 6 used 2.83 with auto, 3.20 with manual. Seriously, don't try and re-use your existing pinion with a different ring gear, consider them a matched set.
by mustang6
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fluid leaking from E40D
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Fluid leaking from E40D

Sounds like the front seal failed badly or maybe the front pump housing or torque converter itself has cracked?
by mustang6
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Arcing
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Starter Arcing

I agree likely a broken/compromised insulator. The stud itself has one nut that holds it tight to the insulator/case and if that gets loose then tightening the second nut that secures the battery cable can cause the stud to spin and possibly ground out inside the case. Overtightening can just crack/...
by mustang6
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tough Decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Tough Decisions

I would also go with the 67 engine- cheaper, closer to you, and less unknowns. Unless you can drive that C4 you don't know it's condition until you totally install it and run it. There's also a lot more to go wrong you can't fix yourself with an auto than with the 3 speed manual you have now and all...
by mustang6
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Many tachs had a switch inside to convert them between 4/6/8 cyl, check for that
by mustang6
Sun May 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ticking From Bellhousing area
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Ticking From Bellhousing area

If you are still using the thin OEM spacer plate as a makeshift adapter, you will always have problems with noises, vibrations, abnormal parts wear and eventual parts breakage. I predict that within 1K miles that 1/8" plate develops metal fatigue and cracks- I'm seriously concerned for you driv...
by mustang6
Mon May 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Other Carb Options
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: 67 Mustang - Other Carb Options

You could have a mismatched carb and distributor- read the article here https://fordsix.com/ci/Loadomatic.html and learn how to tell.
by mustang6
Fri May 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Buff and wax
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Buff and wax

Are you sure you really have a clear coat there? You should have a paint guy look at your car and tell you what type of paint you have and if it is a base coat/clear coat or just single stage acrylic enamel or something like that which was common paint in the 80's. My Mustang had acrylic enamel that...
by mustang6
Wed May 09, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clutch and flywheel questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Clutch and flywheel questions?

Clutch adjustment is usually done on these cars via turning nuts and/or threaded rods to adjust the length of the clutch pushrod- found under the hood above/around the steering box. Have someone push the clutch pedal while you watch what moves under the hood and it will be very clear. The most criti...
by mustang6
Tue May 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Take two on radius arm bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Take two on radius arm bolts

Not sure why you wouldn't buy these new from Ford (except they are expensive!), I don't think I'd trust my front suspension to two bolts welded together....
by mustang6
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Losing My Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Re: Losing My Mind

With regards to the issue of one finger being higher than the others, this can happen if the pressure plate/clutch cover is not carefully torqued (per the shop manual) in graduated steps criss-crossing the circle- kind of like how tightening lug nuts without criss-crossing the pattern can warp a bra...
by mustang6
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Leak from the Pinion seal
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Leak from the Pinion seal

You can replace the pinion seal, just need to be careful to retorque the pinion to the exact rating listed in the shop manual. Too much and you will crush the crush sleeve more and screw up the third member tolerances (then it has to be pulled out and started over with a new crush sleeve and some sp...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Giving up. Way to make my ignition circuit?
Replies: 44
Views: 3171

Re: Ignition fixed (kinda) I messed up big time

Watching that video, there is a good chance you are running 180 out. I've seen a Dodge 440 Magnum run like that before when 180 out. Make sure you are on TDC for the POWER STROKE of cylinder #1 and not the exhaust stroke. That said, looking down your carb it appears to be just dumping raw fuel. As b...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Never Ending Clutch Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Never Ending Clutch Problems

Maybe you are pushing the bearing too far into the clutch cover? I've seen this happen when the rubber bumper that sets the height of the clutch pedal is missing or badly compressed, basically your pedal is too high and gives you too much pushing distance. If you adjust the pedal freeplay from this ...
by mustang6
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 67 Dad/son project.
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Some creative people fabricate "Franken-joints" because there is no conversion joint for this application. A V-8 driveshaft would be a straight bolt-in swap if you can find one, otherwise you might have a new one made.
by mustang6
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vintage Inlines 32/36 Weber Swap Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Vintage Inlines 32/36 Weber Swap Kit?

Out of all the carbs I've tried on the inline six, the 32/36 has been the smoothest idling. I think that small primary venturi pulls a strong idle signal through the carb so that helps it idle well. Overall the carb has a little bit of the best of both worlds- a smooth running economy carb if you ar...

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