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by mustang6
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Speedo gear
Replies: 7
Views: 142

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: 3
Views: 86

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: 262

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: 1180

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: 182

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: 329

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: 80

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: 109

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 4:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: NEED 200 L6
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: NEED 200 L6

I think he got one?
by mustang6
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: '65 Ranchero coil spring issues
Replies: 2
Views: 76

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: 256

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: 248

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: 154

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: 248

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: 307

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: 455

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: 254

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 Jun 24, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Large Bore 1 11/16 1 3/4 carb spacer with threaded side post linkage
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Large Bore 1 11/16 1 3/4 carb spacer with threaded side post linkage

Only spare large bore I could find in my parts pile is from a 78 with EGR. It is a large bore and has a lot of extra side structure to it for the EGR but no shaft.
by mustang6
Sun May 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ticking From Bellhousing area
Replies: 10
Views: 401

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: 574

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: 250

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: 241

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 2:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Large Bore 1 11/16 1 3/4 carb spacer with threaded side post linkage
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Large Bore 1 11/16 1 3/4 carb spacer with threaded side post linkage

I'll look through my pile but I'm not sure if these exist (at least from a Mustang which is where most of my parts originate). In 65-8 Mustangs they used the threaded post but with small bore spacer/carb (1100), in 69 the spacer/carb went to a large bore (1101) but didn't have a post as they used a ...
by mustang6
Tue May 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Take two on radius arm bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 295

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: 916

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: 279

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: 1517

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: 513

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: 934

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: 901

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...
by mustang6
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Can someone please help me locate this tire? Large OWL
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Can someone please help me locate this tire? Large OWL

Michelin still makes them, I'm sure you can get them at any place that sells Michelin.

Michelin®
Defender® LTX® M/S
31x10.50R15/C 109R ORWL (Outlined Raised White Lettering)
MSPN 70511
by mustang6
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Free Head
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Free Head

That is a 240/300, it has an intake under the carbs but if you zoom in you can see it's bolted on. Also notice the front exhaust port is vertical, not angled like on the 200/250. Other indicators as well- thermostat cover, distributor placement, etc.
by mustang6
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: And it Chatters
Replies: 47
Views: 1921

Re: And it Chatters

Changing the front bearing actually isn't that hard, but personally I've never seen a very bad one in a 3 or 4 speed toploader. In my experience the highest wear bearing in them is the small uncaged roller bearings that reside where the snout of the output shaft rides inside the rear of the input sh...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: And it Chatters
Replies: 47
Views: 1921

Re: And it Chatters

I also had a hard time hearing in the video the sound you are describing. While the slight smear of grease was not required on the face of the throwout bearing, if it was not too much I don't think it ruined anything. It's pretty hard for a little grease back there to get inside the clutch assembly ...
by mustang6
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Need Picture of manual Tranny mount
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Need Picture of manual Tranny mount

OEM was a unique "inline bolt" mount; http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/attachments/falcon-pages/25027d1356831609-trans-mount-trans4.jpg http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/attachments/falcon-pages/25025d1356831454-trans-mount-trans6.jpg http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/attachments/falcon-pages/1...
by mustang6
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in the tranny and bell housing
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Putting in the tranny and bell housing

The TO bearing attaches to the end of the clutch fork with clips that are riveted into the TO bearing carrier plate. http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/100/183/183-n1493.jpg Just an extra tip- despite all my efforts to keep the clutch perfectly aligned with the pilot bushing when stabbing the transmi...
by mustang6
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in the tranny and bell housing
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Putting in the tranny and bell housing

Bellhousing goes on first, then you can get the clutch bearing/arm all set up, pull out your clutch alignment shaft and stab the tranny.
by mustang6
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Borgeson Power Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Borgeson Power Steering

I installed the Borgeson power steering unit a few years ago on my 67 Mustang with a 289, the only problem I had was with driver side header interference (something you obviously won't have with the six cylinder!). I already had power steering and elected to keep my Ford pump instead of going to the...
by mustang6
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Possible bad rear tranny seal
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Possible bad rear tranny seal

Ryan, either use a spare input shaft from a different driveline or go to a local auto parts store and get a transmission tailshaft plug. They sell them for a few bucks each and they seal the tailshaft against leaks until you get it installed. Once installed, slip the plug out and your driveshaft in ...
by mustang6
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 64 1/2 to 68 engine swap
Replies: 27
Views: 1379

Re: 64 1/2 to 68 engine swap

I've run engines on the ground before and learned a few things- even starting them (much less revving them a bit) causes them to want to roll from the torque. So you have to secure them somehow- V8s are a little more stable but the tall inline sixes are hard to control (they need to stand upright fo...
by mustang6
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 75 Granada pitman arm
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

I'm pretty sure that pitman arm is for a manual steering application only because it has the built-in ball joint. Power steering cars were really power assisted, so the pitman arm on the power steering cars had a tapered hole instead of the ball joint. See the box below as an example: https://www.eb...
by mustang6
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New tank and sender, fuel pump replaced last ~20 years ago, no fuel in carburetor bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: New tank and sender, fuel pump replaced last ~20 years ago, no fuel in carburetor bowl

It's just a matter of checking for fuel on the inlet side of the pump- if you have fuel to the pump (remove the hose to check, I have a hand pump for a boat I use with a small jar of fuel to make sure fuel is going in) but nothing coming out of the pump (most likely true because your carb ran dry bu...
by mustang6
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Clutch and stuff

Getting another 3.03 3 speed is a good call, around here they can be found for about $75-100 and you already know what to look for- make sure nothing external looks worn, the input shaft barely wiggles, take the lid off and look at the gears and synchros as you shift it through the gears and spin ev...
by mustang6
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Clutch and stuff

In my experience the 9-1/4" clutch (Econoline/Bronco application) used the same pressure plate mounting holes in the flywheel as a 9" clutch (car application) so it will fit fine. I know of two ways to remove the pilot bushing- 1) use a mechanical puller- either a slide type like the kind ...
by mustang6
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

mustang6 wrote:Black is ground, red is battery positive, green is the points side of the coil.
by mustang6
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

Black is ground, red is battery positive, green is the trigger side of the points.
by mustang6
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero

Yep that's a 2.77 out of a 64.5-66 Mustang! That will work- good luck!
by mustang6
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero

+1 to what Bubba said, you are likely being offered a 3.03 3-speed out of that 67 Mustang and unfortunately it's not a direct swap. I have seen the 3.03 put behind the early (pre-66) bellhousing but it required machining of the transmission input shaft and front bearing retainer plate, plus other mo...
by mustang6
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: How to remove steering shaft from box
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: How to remove steering shaft from box

I also just put a short shaft (no spear of death) 67-8 Falcon steering box in the misc for sale section for $35. If you can measure the distance between the frame mounting holes on your box we could maybe determine if that box would bolt right in for you.

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