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by mustang6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Adjustment wheel all the way out with new cylinders & shoes
Replies: 56
Views: 2035

Re: Adjustment wheel all the way out with new cylinders & shoes

Did you mention if you changed the front flex hoses in all of this? I have had them deteriorate internally and create crazy unequal braking scenarios that I couldn't chase down mechanically. Fairly common when they fail to constrict inside so they act like a valve, won't let fluid through until it h...
by mustang6
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 4440

Re: My 200 Project

Retarded timing and running rich are a bad combo that makes those pipes run cherry red. I'll bet the chrome finish on those headers is somewhat duller now lol, but what I'm really worried about for you is the condition of the exhaust valves- imagine how hot they were inside there. Once you get thing...
by mustang6
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 12230

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Yes you can just close the loop, that's the way the manual transmission cars were wired from the factory. Same effect as spending $37 on this conversion harness (notice the red looped wire in it). https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-T5-Tremec-5-Speed-Back-Up-light-Harness-/39215546...
by mustang6
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Torque convertor problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: Torque convertor problem

Don't know about the converter pump drive wear (first I've ever heard of that) but the ring gear wear is normal. Every time the starter drive is thrust into the ring gear it induces a bit of wear, and since the engine usually only stops in 3 or 4 places (due to compression cycles), that's where all ...
by mustang6
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 163768

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

A good balance on the use of 2-factor auth might be to ensure that anyone with admin privileges on the site uses it, regular users not as critical. If a regular user account gets hacked it's not the end of the world, if an admin gets hacked it can hurt the whole site.
by mustang6
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

No, you don't need to do all the internal setups if your rear axle is in good shape today and all you do is change the pinion yoke. Just be sure to torque the pinion nut to the proper torque (I believe the shop manual shows 140 ft-lbs for that nut). You can also change the pinion seal when you have ...
by mustang6
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

I can see them kind of freaking out because they don't see modern driveshafts this small with the 1100 u-joints, but it's lasted for over 50 years and would work just fine. That said- if you are having a new driveshaft built from scratch, and can find the right 1310 yoke for your rear end, why not g...
by mustang6
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap

A spacer might be the way to go if it doesn't mess up other stuff like the throwout bearing coming off the end of the front bearing retainer, etc. My Ranchero had a 3.03 speed in it when I got it (same as the toploader) and the previous owner had done the conversion you are contemplating but he shor...
by mustang6
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Issues, Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Yeah you can tell by how clean the inside of that opening is that it is normally plugged, and you can also tell by the red wetness around that point that it is leaking from there. A simple fix if you can get at it in the car....
by mustang6
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 conversion on 200 i6
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Re: T5 conversion on 200 i6

Take a look at http://www.moderndriveline.com/Technical_Bits/tech_alley.htm, especially the "How To", "Video", "Magazine Articles" picks.
by mustang6
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Issues, Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: T5 Issues, Please Help

Take a look at this article with pictures.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/1904-rebuilding-a-t-5-five-speed-part-1-disassembly

Do you mean the big plug at the back of the shifter box housing? You can see in the pictures this T5 has one.
by mustang6
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.50:1 or 2.47:1 nine inch gears needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3292

Re: 2.50:1 or 2.47:1 nine inch gears needed

I think I might have a lead for you- I had a great experience a number of years ago with a guy that put together a custom 9" combo for me- he has many new and used third members and could probably put a 2.50:1 31 spline together for you. His name is Alan, his number is 609-420-7113. He was reco...
by mustang6
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.50:1 or 2.47:1 nine inch gears needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3292

Re: 2.50:1 or 2.47:1 nine inch gears needed

You are right that the 70s-'80s large cars used to have them, most every Lincoln Versailles 9' disc brake rear I ever saw for sale had 2.5:1 or 2.75:1 gears. I'm sure most people pulled the gears out when converting them for older cars, a hot conversion back in the day. I think I still have a 2.75:1...
by mustang6
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

I think I have a DS1 spark module (1974 only I think) box that matches that plug. Let me look in the shop tomorrow.
by mustang6
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Engine Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: 250 Engine Length?

It is cool, I wonder why a modern kit car still uses '49-54 Chevy spindles?
by mustang6
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Re: DSII headbanger

Hey SweetSix, the distributor/coil getting 6V really shouldn't have anything to do with it not turning over very quickly, unless as Mike said it is seriously out of time and the power stroke is working against the starter. I'd say disconnect power to the ignition and crank the starter, if it doesn't...
by mustang6
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 3825

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Hi Ryan. I think you've got a few things going on- For one thing, don't worry about the surface rust, it will be wiped off as fast as a surface rusty rotor gets cleaned by a brake pad. I think it's unlikely that has anything to do with your chatter. You mentioned your transmission input bearing bein...
by mustang6
Tue May 14, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

Re: Fuel tanks

by mustang6
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans tag decode
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

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: 2185

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: 2100

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: 2100

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: 43
Views: 8596

Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Sounds like a nice build.
by mustang6
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

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: 3520

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: 3520

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: 2750

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: 5539

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: 3265

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: 3250

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: 2952

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: 1232

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: 5326

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: 2586

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: 1152

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: 1757

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: 1992

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: 1333

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: 1757

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: 2586

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: 1470

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: 4136

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: 2245

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: 4087

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: 1113

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: 3020

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: 1756

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: 875

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: 2912

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: 1214

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.

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