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by bluestang65
Sun May 15, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

The head turned out to be right at 50cc. The piston is .055" below deck. I'm not sure how that happened. Compression distance is right at 1.600". Crank is turned .010" under so that would account for another .005" but I had it calculated at .034" I believe. Using those calcu...
by bluestang65
Wed May 11, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

Thanks a lot for the tips. I'll run the head to the machine shop and ask them about unshrouding the valves. I will update on progress. Here's the crank going in it https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13198553_10206574692826028_5838590554821907356_o.jpg https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...
by bluestang65
Tue May 10, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

It's a fun street motor. I've had the car fast before with a 351W. Now I just want it EFI, reliable and running right. Power isn't a concern but the when it had an L6 in it the car was unbearably slow. T5 transmission. I've read the articles on SCR vs DCR and just curious what I will get out of this...
by bluestang65
Tue May 10, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

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by bluestang65
Tue May 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

Econoline wrote:Dishes? 6.5 like the stock you'll be fine with a 262/262 cam


7 supposedly... I need to measure those out too.
by bluestang65
Tue May 10, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

Re: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

It is still my fault for not sending them information. I asked for a 'stock' piston. They acted like it was impossible. I sent them a link to the stock cast piston on Summit Racing's website to match it up. All the specs matched, but not the compression height. It came out 1.600 and should have been...
by bluestang65
Tue May 10, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: UGH... the problems of building a rare engine
Replies: 32
Views: 4156

UGH... the problems of building a rare engine

I hate to say how much more I love building SBF, Modular and even the new Coyotes. This is a rant. If you can get through it, I'm actually asking for help. Build is a 250 with the CI head and EFI. I ordered a set of custom pistons and they came out with the compression distance at 1.600 instead of 1...
by bluestang65
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Rod Bolts

I would like to have ARP rod bolts added to my rods at reconditioning. I've read somewhere that the rods or the bolts need slight modifications to work. Is this still the case with the rod bolts from Classic Inlines? I don't see a listing on ARP's website for 200/250 Ford sixes. Is this a custom kit...
by bluestang65
Thu May 29, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons

Did you use them for pistons? How much were they?
by bluestang65
Thu May 29, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 11200

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

This question might sound overly simplified, but I was under the impression that the inline 6 gained a lot of its smoothness from a balanced valvetrain. Even accounting for a wilder camshaft, it would seem that if a valve is opening, another is closing and so it would seem irrelevant whether the spr...
by bluestang65
Thu May 29, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons

Thanks for the replies. I am mostly interested in protecting my ridiculously expensive forged piston investment. I certainly realize that building an inline Ford 6 isn't about complaining about expensive pistons, but if I can spend a little more on the rods and have the ability to remove the pistons...
by bluestang65
Thu May 29, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons

Has anyone run bushings in the rods for full floating pistons? I've read the pros and cons. I'm running forged pistons and have the option of running them. Scat sells bushings for their rods (pn B912) that should work provided that I don't have to remove too much material from the rod itself. Sound ...
by bluestang65
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Going back to I6...

Will the 250 use the stock 200 motor mounts?
by bluestang65
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Going back to I6...

I'm going to go pick it up tomorrow, I hope. SWMBO has been pretty upset lately, so I might need to make sure she's a bit happier before I drag that home. It runs and drives and has 79K on the clock.

Dang...picture posting failed. I'll try to get it figured out tomorrow.
by bluestang65
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Going back to I6...

The Duraspark will be free and appears to have a new module on it already, so rather than buy a replacement OE '65 distributor and pertronix, I'll probably use the Duraspark.
I'll be picking up the Granada today, so hopefully all goes well.
by bluestang65
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Going back to I6...

Anlushac11 wrote:Either would work but I would go Duraspark II just for ease of getting parts whenever you need to.


Anyone have a good wiring diagram for the duraspark hookup?
by bluestang65
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going back to I6...
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Going back to I6...

I've decided to go back with an I6 in my '65 Mustang. I converted it to a V8 long ago including the suspension and a T5 transmission. I was reluctant to switch back to an I6 because I didn't want to lose my cable clutch and T5 transmission. I found a Granada today which seems to solve both problems....