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by mustang6
Sun May 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ticking From Bellhousing area
Replies: 10
Views: 286

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: 393

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: 145

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: 186

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: 5
Views: 182

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: 200

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: 715

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: 194

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: 1018

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: 389

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: 700

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: 700

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: 182

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: 555

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: 1554

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: 1554

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: 352

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: 470

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: 470

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: 518

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: 219

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: 1109

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: 389

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: 283

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: 531

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: 531

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: 396

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: 396

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: 697

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: 697

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: 528

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.
by mustang6
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please

If you can wiggle them like that, then yes that is a big source of your oil fouling problems. The umbrella seals only marginally help, and they don't stay down. That's why Bill recommended the vitron valve guide seals in your rebuild, they are attached much more positively to the head (that's why ma...
by mustang6
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Making the column shift not sloppy
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Making the column shift not sloppy

Disassemble and inspect everything for wear- elongated holes, etc. I've found that usually the pin that goes through the shift handle where it enters the collar part of the column, wears the hole in that collar and makes it sloppy. Sometimes you can ream that out and install an oversized pin, or loo...
by mustang6
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: How to remove steering shaft from box
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: How to remove steering shaft from box

I have seen something like that somewhere... just can't find it now. Of course if you wanted to change to power there is this integral power steering box conversion, I've installed it on a Mustang and it worked awesome:

https://www.borgeson.com/xcart/home.php?cat=121
by mustang6
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: How to remove steering shaft from box
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: How to remove steering shaft from box

The shaft does not come off, that's why it is referred to as the "spear of death" in a front end collision. In late '67 Ford changed to a short input shaft box, the steering column got it's own collapsible shaft that bolted up to it, all for obvious safety reasons. Measure the non-threaded...
by mustang6
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Diameter of Front Sway Bar 67 Mustang 6
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Diameter of Front Sway Bar 67 Mustang 6

I think it was 5/8" for the 200/289, 3/4" for the 390, and 13/16" for the "heavy duty" suspension option.
by mustang6
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Toploader chatter at idle
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Toploader chatter at idle

I have found the 3-4 shift fork to be worn more than the 1-2 in many 4 speeds and wondered if people don't tend to rest their hand on the shifter for long periods of time in 4th gear cruising down the highway. Not sure if that would contribute but in transmissions where they are interchangeable I ha...
by mustang6
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Creaking after rebuild of front end
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

Usually upper A-arm bushings are the culprit. If yours have zerks you can grease them directly. If they have plugs you have to replace them with zerks to grease them.
by mustang6
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)
Replies: 32
Views: 2827

Re: [250 Al head] Ongoing ignition trouble (long)

Pretty easy to check out your timing advance concerns/questions- put a timing light on it and rev it with/without the vacuum advance connected. On mechanical only watch for advance that totally relates to engine speed, if that checks out OK then reconnect vacuum and rev again. Look for advance that ...
by mustang6
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is my carb the wrong size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Is my carb the wrong size?

Clean looking engine compartment! Some others may disagree, but I've found the 500cfm to be a little too big for a 200ci with stock internals. The 350cfm version of the same carb works better in my experience. That said, usually the first signs of being over-carbed are running rich and having a bog ...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: why hex log?
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: why hex log?

I saved the name of the guy that offered that head for sale on ebay and years later asked him if he still had it because he didn't sell it in the ebay auction I saw. He said he eventually sold it but has no records as to who it went to.... so it's out the somewhere...
by mustang6
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7.25 Rear End
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: 7.25 Rear End

Yes, you can replace the pinion seal, just retorque the nut to the amount specified and you will not crush the crush sleeve any further.
by mustang6
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Redrilling 5 lug axle for 4 lug
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Redrilling 5 lug axle for 4 lug

You could probably weld up any existing holes that are too close, but it says in the description that Curry can customize an axle any way you want so why not order it with the pattern you want?
by mustang6
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 REPAIR ASSISTANCE
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: C4 REPAIR ASSISTANCE

OpelGT, thanks for being such a great resource to this community. I've seen many instances where you have helped people out. A few years ago the C4 in my 67 Mustang (w/289) started slipping and quickly lost 2nd gear (and I presume 3rd, couldn't get to 3rd when 2nd would freewheel lol). I limped home...
by mustang6
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Frame support
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Frame support

by mustang6
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Frame support
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Frame support

If you want to be able to move it around while up in the air you might have to make something custom. I think the danger aspect of having wheels that can hold the weight, move freely, and not make a heavy object that is top-heavy prone to tipping over keeps most lifting devices stationary. Devices l...
by mustang6
Wed May 31, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd findings
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Odd findings

I used to work at a wrecking yard and I've also seen that phenomenon before, and in other exhaust manifolds besides our sixes too. It always seems to happen where the heat riser tube goes through, so I always figured it had something to do with there being air behind that superheated cast iron, whic...
by mustang6
Wed May 31, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: heater box/core foam
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: heater box/core foam

Maybe they would tell you? Or sell you some material in bulk/raw?

Drake Automotive Group
Scott Drake Enterprises
Phone:702-853-2060
email: info@scottdrake.net
by mustang6
Mon May 29, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: heater box/core foam
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: heater box/core foam

ScottDrake makes repro kits for Mustangs that sell for less than $15. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sdk-c5zz-18500-a?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-scott-drake&gclid=CMiKsPbKlNQCFZBgfgodPccMzA https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sdk-c9zz-18500-b?seid=srese1&cm_mm...

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