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by mike1157
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Testing the water..selling my aussie crossflow headed roller cammed 250
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Testing the water..selling my aussie crossflow headed roller cammed 250

Like it says, considering selling my 250. It has 6 new sleeves, a partially filled block. Stock crank, forged 69 rods w/ arp bolts. Racetec 2618 alloy pistons. I've fitted the engine with a removable side cover so that the link bar solid roller lifters can be accessed. A mild solid roller cam was gr...
by mike1157
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Which V8 or 4 cyl aluminum heads would be a good choice to weld together?
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

Re: Which V8 or 4 cyl aluminum heads would be a good choice to weld together?

Trying to siamese old technology heads together, and then have to use a cam for a crossflow head would have me wondering,...why not just use the crossflow head in the first place? The benefit to cutting and welding an LS(x) head together and then putting the thing on a 300 is obvious...better chambe...
by mike1157
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.

Thanks guys,...worked on this all day. I think I'm close (If tire smoke is any indication of that) The car needed a ton of timing taken out, and yes I'm datalogging each test. We originally had a steep curve into 100kpa and beyond from "cruise timing" up into the boosted areas of the timin...
by mike1157
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.

Well, the Monster is legit. He is a bonafide street car. http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag393/mike1157/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-12/F03CB707-54E7-476C-9605-E7008FB68A56_zpsr4av7gbk.jpg I decided against the personalized plate. The reason for that was simple. I did not want to have to explain a bazi...
by mike1157
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is there a good forged alternative rod out there for a 250?
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Is there a good forged alternative rod out there for a 250?

After looking at pictures of Does10's recip catastrophe when a rod broke in one of their engine combo's, and the carnage that ensued, I am starting to become concerned that I may be asking too much of my combination, and cannot afford to have it fail on me. So before I even start trying to lean on t...
by mike1157
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged comb

Looks great Mike, thanks for staying "true blue", but whats with the chevy orange ? It's actually Chrysler Hemi orange......I knew that the car was gonna be orange,..I just didn't have the paint to spray the block at the time of the build, so it got rattle canned. Hemi orange is more gold...
by mike1157
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged comb

Gila-Lad to see you! My 7.8 liter 475 cubic inch 2011 Isuzu FSR 700 bread delivery truck puts out 240 hp and 528 lb-ft with about 9 pounds of boost. 15 tons helps eliminate its ability to do 15 second 1/4 miles... In your case, even with a sqwiff of boost, torque skyrockets in those engines any tim...
by mike1157
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged comb

SOOOOOOOO SEXY!!!! I am in love and cant deny it. I just got an Aussie 250-2V head and thought I had finally done it...now I want a crossflow setup and FI something fierce :rolflmao: Thanks for sharing, would love to see more as the car evolves!!! Matt Be careful what you wish for. The required mod...
by mike1157
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged comb

:wow: :beer: that's some really great engineering and fabrication work! Do you have any videos of it running? Was wondering what it sounds like. Good luck :nod: If you've heard a diesel truck,...you've heard this engine. But since you asked... [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EghFLvbu9xg[/y...
by mike1157
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 oil pan mods
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Re: 250 oil pan mods

I "merged" the front sump 250 pan with the double sump 3.3 l pan that came in my fox. I added two outriggers to each side of the rear sump, and effectively T'd the pan. To aid in oil control, and to allow those outriggers to increase the oil capacity, I just drilled a 2" hole in the s...
by mike1157
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged comb

how about a little detail on the oil system and block modifications you did on that? I have a 69 two fifty apart for some possible upgrades so for kicks it would neat to see the inside of the block and any oil passage works? No oil passage mods, other than to block off the shaft oiling passage for ...
by mike1157
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Final completion pics of my 250 X flow turbocharged combo

I was an active member quite a while back. I left because the old place seemed stodgy, but see that some changes have been made so I'll post a few things and see how it goes. I'm a ford guy, but I hate the sameness that is typical w/ just about every build you see typically featured. I simply would ...
by mike1157
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My serpentine belt system
Replies: 1
Views: 717

My serpentine belt system

Well it took one full week to build. Fortunately, I live in the south where steel is easy to get, and there are a few suppliers in this town that actually sell small pieces. I made most of the bkts out of 1/4" mild steel plate. The only tools required to do this was a hand held band saw, a dril...
by mike1157
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dizzy install and timing
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Dizzy install and timing

I'm gonna puke.
I got dizzy from all the dizzys.
by mike1157
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cometic HG for 250
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Cometic HG for 250

Not sure what the issue is people are having with copper head gaskets, but i've used them for close to 30 years on all kinds of race engines from ultra high compression Comp Eliminator 6 cylinders to very high boosted nitrous and turbo Outlaw 10.5 cars, and have never had one single problem or issu...
by mike1157
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cometic HG for 250
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Cometic HG for 250

I saw that there is an MLS gasket offered in Australia.(thanks ausxb) I've also found gaskets-to-go,...an online Chinese mfg that has the pattern, and will make it to my spec (blocking the holes that I don't need, opening the ones I do). I've also found a domestic guy that claims he can make me a co...
by mike1157
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cometic HG for 250
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Cometic HG for 250

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag393/mike1157/8551-1343936803-fcc644e8a0a31e36e9aee48418778393_zps9f231be8.gif "What tha?..... Head gasket ya say?.... Well I've never needed more than the Ford steel shim gasket that came from the factory back in 19 and 62. If it's good enough for Ford,..i...
by mike1157
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cometic HG for 250
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Cometic HG for 250

I read a press release that stated that C.I was going to be offering a MLS HG made by Cometic for these engines. Can anyone tell me if they are available yet. Still dealing w/ a HG availability source for my engine. I have a SCE copper HG w/ an integral wire sealing ring built-in, but it's still cop...
by mike1157
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 overboring?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: 250 overboring?

Meh,....you can go as big as you want, as long as you plan to sleeve the cylinders. I had all six cylinders replaced w/ 3/32" wall sleeves, and there was still cylinder wall holding the deck up after they bored it out to install them. Now that its' done, I belieive that I coulda had them instal...
by mike1157
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just how "different" is a Aus 250 from a US 250? Cam timing
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Just how "different" is a Aus 250 from a US 250? Cam tim

Yeah, I knew that reverse rotation caused an unloading of the valvetrain, that's why I was super thorough this time around. After talking w/ 5-6 chain suppliers, none of them offer custom services. The guy at Cloyes at least offered a solution. I reinstalled the cam using the tooth to the counterclo...
by mike1157
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just how "different" is a Aus 250 from a US 250? Cam timing
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Just how "different" is a Aus 250 from a US 250? Cam timing

Specifically, how different is the relationship of the crank gear to the cam gear when installing a cam ground for the Aus engine in a US engine. I'm degreeing my cam. I'm using an adjustable crank gear set to fit a SBF that has been adapted to fit the US 250. Initial settings had me starting w/ the...
by mike1157
Fri May 30, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Rod Bushings and Full Floating Pistons

These are my Racetecs. http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag393/mike1157/938d5cb0-a7a2-45d6-91b3-d7b4eb0c77d9_zps3ee3e637.jpg These are my bushed stock rods http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag393/mike1157/37095620-2653-41d2-b662-9240b7550095_zpsd7747f93.jpg That is my filthy hand holding my stoc...
by mike1157
Thu May 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

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 sp...
by mike1157
Tue May 27, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

If I'm reading this correctly, all the mods were done on the crank and the cam? Is this strictly a race engine? I'd hate to have a timing chain break on my street car when I'm in the middle of nowhere, 100 degrees in the shade, freezing rain and in the dark A "race" will be the last thing...
by mike1157
Mon May 26, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: inter-galactic I6 travel w/o worries - U guys can wrk it

chad wrote:Son Ra never complained about price & he left the galaxy jazzily...
8^0


What kind of code is 8^0?
by mike1157
Mon May 26, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

mike1157, If you have roller rockers and a stock steel valve cover, Aussiespeed recommends a 6mm spacer: http://www.aussiespeedshop.com/product/rocker-cover-spacer-6mm-aluminum-ford/ If you use a EFI valve cover, they recommend a 10mm spacer: http://www.aussiespeedshop.com/product/rocker-cover-spac...
by mike1157
Mon May 26, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Titan? PFFFT, where I'm from, Going to Titan is done in a day. Kinda like one of your Sunday drives.
I'll get my man servant-robot to check into the accommodations there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaxSxEqKtA
by mike1157
Mon May 26, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Damn it man,...you figured me out :twisted: That's actually NOT a rocker cover at all,...It's purpose is to hide the flux capacitor underneath that I have cleverly "disguised" as a old-assed inline six. When I get it all complete, I'll erect my umbrella antenna'd, speak and spell processed...
by mike1157
Sun May 25, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

rocklord wrote:
mike1157 wrote:I am interested in it.What will you sell it for?


How's $50 plus shipping?

Roller rockers may not fit under a stock alloy valve cover. You may have to make a spacer.

The price is fine, but I too am concerned about rocker arm clearance. How tall is the stock cover?
by mike1157
Sat May 24, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

I am interested in it.What will you sell it for?
by mike1157
Sat May 24, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

The one I made will work for now. I'm not liking the through bolt design I came up with, because it makes getting the cover on/off a real PITA. But, it cost me a grand total of 15.00. For that price I guess there's a certain amount of frustration I can put up with. I really wanted a stock cast cover...
by mike1157
Sat May 24, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Uhhh,......thanks? :? I have no Oompah Loompahs, because obviously you have eaten them all. And now you're sugar rushing all over the place :rolflmao: More engine junk. You guys remember Frank-N-Pan? The merging of two different six cylinder pans ( one fox 3.3, and one maverick 250) to create one pa...
by mike1157
Thu May 22, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

enjoyin this & the other threads, esp. the pics, the Oz personalities, ford car pics from Down-Under. I'm not quick on the draw tho (getting to read the orig post or responding to them). Got some machine time in ('70s & '80s), hardly any mechanic experience. Coming here is an offering of so...
by mike1157
Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

:hmmm: It's because your iridescent brilliance has gazumped everyone else. EVERYONE. We are all potatoes compare to you. I'm sure geniuses from Albert E to Frank Z, if they had posted there excellence on an internet forum, would just get a stunned silence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNatBx9so...
by mike1157
Tue May 20, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Posting here is a waste of my time. If it's not about a one bbl 1946 rebuild, or curving my "dizzy", then the things I've done are beyond the common interest. :cry:
by mike1157
Mon May 19, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Re: Roller timing chain on a 250

Why would you just copy anyone else? Ford went through exactly the same malaise in 1968 when the 250 and 351C were tooled up, and found that the stock Windsor bits just didn't fit. That's because Ford Dearborn boys back in the 60's had some broader plans. The 300 thou shoulder removal, either from ...
by mike1157
Mon May 19, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Roller timing chain on a 250
Replies: 47
Views: 10643

Roller timing chain on a 250

I managed to get my engine assembled this past weekend. The machine work done to this engine, and the small job machining required to do the things I wanted to do was extensive to say the least. But, I digress. On to the title of the thread. I have fitted this engine w/ a solid roller cam. No small ...
by mike1157
Sun May 04, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Head Gasket for turbocharged Xflow?
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

Head Gasket for turbocharged Xflow?

I'm at the point in my build where this is now the main objective. I was thinking that Cometic here in the states was going to custom build an MLS piece for me, but after contacting them last week seems that's not the case. Appears that the only HG I can get for a boosted application is a copper pie...
by mike1157
Sun May 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: xflow valve info?
Replies: 7
Views: 2707

Re: xflow valve info?

I just went through all of this for my X flow head. for my intake, I Found a BBC exhaust valve that was 1.880/5.300 long w/ a 11/32 stem. I had my machine shop turn the valve down to 1.800, otherwise it was the exact same length as the stock valve. Used a SBC 1.5" exhaust valve that was 4.960 l...
by mike1157
Sun May 04, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XFLOW for sale in USA
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: XFLOW for sale in USA

updating to post some pics for a member that is interested. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/crossflow/th_IMG_0649.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/crossflow/th_IMG_0649.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/purf_man/crossflow/th_DSCF0312.jpg http://img.photob...
by mike1157
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Cheapo ebay turbos
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: Cheapo ebay turbos

:nod: If it helps I need to either find second hand forged pistons or try and find a company that'll make them cheaper than classic inlines. There's no ebay replacement for that :D Racetec. I used them for my build. They make a 2618 alloy forged, and a cheaper, higher silicone offering.(like a 4110...
by mike1157
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Questions on building Turbo Manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Questions on building Turbo Manifold

wowowowow that is awesome, care to disclose your supplier? every time i've had to buy those el's they are expensive as heck! thanks I would but I can't remember their name. They weren't really set up to sell retail but the counter salesman took pity on me. I bought 26 of those 90's and used about 2...
by mike1157
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Questions on building Turbo Manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Questions on building Turbo Manifold

I got questions for Mike as well. What diameter tubing? (ID/OD) Where did you get your injector bungs? It looks like you used 1/2" exhaust flange and 3/8" intake? (or is it 3/8" exhaust and 1/4" intake?) I like the appearance of that top cover for the intake manifold, are those ...
by mike1157
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Questions on building Turbo Manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Questions on building Turbo Manifold

I just finished building both for mine, but I used schedule 40 steam pipe for the exhaust manifold. The intake was made out of 14 ga. mild steel. My 250 has a crossflow head on it,..but you get the idea. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/839/nm0p.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x60...
by mike1157
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Roller timing chain for 250
Replies: 39
Views: 6979

Re: Roller timing chain for 250

emailed Dean Tigue concerning the cam, this is his reply. Good enough for me. :thumbup: Good Morning , The fact that you can machine the camshaft in that area is normal. Heat Treatment we use is Induction Hardening, This is a heating and rapid cooling in areas that need to be hardened only. So the l...
by mike1157
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: small six
Topic: Roller timing chain for 250
Replies: 39
Views: 6979

Re: Roller timing chain for 250

The Lifters will be fine on Mikes cam. I was also thinking about you hardened locating pin and would be loathed to use a cobalt drill for that purpose. If you use a needle roller it is much stronger. Try this, put a long needle roller in a vise and try to bend it with pliers or something it will be...
by mike1157
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Roller timing chain for 250
Replies: 39
Views: 6979

Re: Roller timing chain for 250

Yes, I would be concerned it is too soft. I have had cams that had a very sharp edge on the side of the lobe that needed deburring and it would just laugh at a file, and I had to use a cartridge roll abrasive to knock off just a tiny burr. I would call Comp or Crane and see what they would charge t...
by mike1157
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Roller timing chain for 250
Replies: 39
Views: 6979

Re: Roller timing chain for 250

ANNDD I get my 56 link chain from the supplier in Washington. He says that this is the "good India chain", but from what I know about chains, the Dido chain that came w/ my set looks superior to the 56 link India special. So, all in all I got this butter soft cam, and this india chain w/ w...