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by herosandwich
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Ford 240 inline six supercharge build.
Replies: 51
Views: 8180

Re: Ford 240 inline six supercharge build.

Hey there, got a 240 in an econoline van i'm working on. it's getting an EFI head/manifold, what supercharger did you use? and is that being powered off a jackshaft? Thanks in advance for any info!
by herosandwich
Sat May 14, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4.9 efi stock crank pulley size?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: 4.9 efi stock crank pulley size?

The OD is about 6 1/4. So the PD is about 6". At a little over 2" a re-purposed alternator pulley might save you a bunch of machining. hey FTF, while we're on the subject, have you ever spaced an m90 on an efi plenum? I assume you'd prefer to use a supercoupe example with the square four ...
by herosandwich
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 inline 6 HEI mod?
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: 300 inline 6 HEI mod?

that was rude of me. all 4.9 dizzys should physically fit all 4.9s. the bosses change so little that my 91 block still has the zbar clutch pilot mount on the left side. why not rock a duraspark 2 with HEI? it would be an external unit, though. here's the process http://www.gofastforless.com/ignition...
by herosandwich
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: help an old man out ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: help an old man out ?

have you checked for a blockage in the exhaust? it'd run fine for a bit but then die as exhaust gas stacks up. which would leak out over time and cause it to idle fine for a bit again. same symptoms as insufficient fuel, but i've only seen it twice, both times due to a blocked catalytic converter, w...
by herosandwich
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: old clifford 6=8 question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: old clifford 6=8 question.

yep, they're at about 45 degrees ready to be milled out. anyone done it? any porosity problems in the casting?
by herosandwich
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: knock sensor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: knock sensor?

it flies under the radar most of the time, and yeah, it's only on the EFI. until of course you're reading blink codes and come up with knock sensor error, followed by more confusion when the parts store doesn't list a knock sensor for your truck. but I've got a long block 91 300 sitting in my garage...
by herosandwich
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: knock sensor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

knock sensor?

as someone who has four of these engines, I'd be interested to know if anyone has a p/n for the knock sensor for the late model versions of these engines? also does anyone know the threading? will gm sensors fit? If noone replies by monday I'll just take the plugs into work and have them gauged. als...
by herosandwich
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: old clifford 6=8 question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

old clifford 6=8 question.

hey, has anyone here actually drilled the bosses in the clifford 6=8 manifold for port injection? does the stock fuel rail from the efi six fit?
thanks in advance.

also any other details relevant to this mod would be greatly appreciated.
by herosandwich
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Hydraulic Roller Cams for inlines.....
Replies: 68
Views: 15115

Re: New Hydraulic Roller Cams for inlines.....

lol it'd be fun to throw it on the 3d pantograph at work and cut the dist gear.
by herosandwich
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil pump driveshaft?
Replies: 1
Views: 842

oil pump driveshaft?

does this engine suffer from the ford "if I pull the dizzy the oil pump shaft might come out with it" syndrome? any advice on cleanly pulling the dizzy without risking the shaft falling into narnia?

thanks in advance!
by herosandwich
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Those three bolt holes near the dipstick....
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Those three bolt holes near the dipstick....

ACTUALLY I'm thankful that those three bolt holes are there. I'm flopping my EFI six into my van that's got a zbar style clutch. if those mounts weren't there i'd be SOL
by herosandwich
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fuel pump retrofit?
Replies: 2
Views: 834

fuel pump retrofit?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience retrofitting fuel systems? I'm pretty sure I know what fuel tank I'd use, but all the rockauto notations say I need an in tank and an external fuel pump to bump up the pressure to the ~45 psi I need at the rails? or is there a simpler solution?
by herosandwich
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1988 Mustang Big 6 Swap
Replies: 28
Views: 4705

Re: 1988 Mustang Big 6 Swap

as someone who's spend a long time tearing parts out of/installing parts into the engine bay of a late fox mustang, you're nucking futz to try to shoehorn a big six into that. the lima hardly fits lengthwise, you'd have to move the whole shebang back several inches, new motormounts on the kmember, r...
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: pedistal mount reinstall
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: pedistal mount reinstall

yeah. saw a spec in the manual and just went to that. thanks ftf
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: pedistal mount reinstall
Replies: 2
Views: 610

pedistal mount reinstall

do you reinstall them like stud mounts for our 300s?press in plungers, then tighten to zero lash then half turn?
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chevy rocker differences
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: chevy rocker differences

they're not pedistal mount, not the ones i'm actually referring to. the summit page for some reason is showing a stock photo http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=215847&cc=1029822 rockauto lists the correct image. and I don't know. I'm tempted to get a smattering of a couple rockers a...
by herosandwich
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chevy rocker differences
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: chevy rocker differences

I just asked, because rockauto has several options cheaper than that for the c10 with the six. no offense, comp makes a good part, but stamped steel is stamped steel, at the price point, both will be foreign steel. for example, summit lists these sealed power rockers http://www.summitracing.com/part...
by herosandwich
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: radiator question
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: radiator question

I can second that. the two cores are more than sufficient to keep this engine cool. awkwardly enough, the hottest mine's gotten was when the AC condenser gets clogged with snow in snowstorms :roll: and even that didn't get it more than a mil away from the upper normal range on my 86's liar gauge. no...
by herosandwich
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chevy rocker differences
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: chevy rocker differences

thanks! so essentially any rocker listed on RA as a slant 6 rocker is the 1.75 i'm looking for? shweet! thanks alot! edit: but summit lists a bunch of 1.5/1.6 ratio rockers as being just for the sixes too... http://www.summitracing.com/parts/slp-r-832/applications/make/chevrolet?prefilter=1 though t...
by herosandwich
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: chevy rocker differences
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

chevy rocker differences

so I need some clarification so how do you tell the differences between the chevy 6 rockers? they all seem to be listed for the same cars, same engines, but some are listed as 1.5, FTF says 1.61 for the sealed power (assuming the r832 /r832A) and some are listed as 1.75. the sealed power specs don't...
by herosandwich
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: difference between ds 1 and 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 854

difference between ds 1 and 2?

well, looking further into my engine, I'd like to assume my problems mostly lie within the realm of "I've got a feedback distributor, and a carter YFA carb" there seems to be a ds2 distributor retrofit to my spare 300, but just to make sure, what's the difference between the ds 1 and 2? th...
by herosandwich
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: closest to stock camshaft grind?
Replies: 1
Views: 744

closest to stock camshaft grind?

after tearing down my garage 300 six, and finding that the cam is pitted (not rust pitted, looks like porosity) and lightly chipped, it looks like a new cam is in my future most likely. so I was reading the cam post in the stickied sections, but none of the durations or angles match up with standard...
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Link to a thread about a recipe for gas mileage [4.9L/300].
Replies: 19
Views: 3839

Re: Link to a thread about a recipe for gas mileage [4.9L/30

I'd be curious to know how he checks advance via vacuum (I know if you do the DSII conversion, it's a vacuum advance distributor, but how do you get timing from that? I only ask because the timing notches and marks on these engines suck pretty hard for location)
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Main Seal Choices
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Rear Main Seal Choices

what it essentially comes down to, is that both Viton and PTFE (teflon) are resistant to most everything, however teflon is less flexible, and Viton seals less effectively below ten degrees F, while teflon will seal well (better) if you happen to have rough winters. timken has a heavy duty version o...
by herosandwich
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: EZ-EFI® Self Tuning Fuel Injection System for Jeep 6 Cyl Eng
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

Re: EZ-EFI® Self Tuning Fuel Injection System for Jeep 6 Cyl

I wholeheartedly agree, if you're going to EFI it at least batchfire it with a MSII, at least you'll LEARN something. ;) anyone can plug and play.
by herosandwich
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fast burn head?
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: fast burn head?

like i've said before, I've got a 240 head, 300 head, pre emissions cam, and 240 rods to play around with on this build, so I've got some trial and error room, I suppose.. also in my case, the linkage would have to be fabbed up anyways, as my throttle cable is absolute garbage.
by herosandwich
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fast burn head?
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: fast burn head?

I would but I know these guys. they'll charge me a finger for the EFI setup, but if I walk in with the head, the whole arm comes off.
by herosandwich
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fast burn head?
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: fast burn head?

so what you're saying, is I won't be committing some immoral and damning fault if I stick a 240 or 300 carb'd head on and strap my plenum straight up? I've got a 1970 300 and 1967 240 to work with in parts, if I don't have to buy a new head/block to swap to EFI with MS II/III (yes I have the time), ...
by herosandwich
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: fast burn head?
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

fast burn head?

so this shrouding, it just changes equal flow to tangental flow, essentially? thus the shrouding required to be left there?
by herosandwich
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on performance upgrades
Replies: 19
Views: 5130

Re: Question on performance upgrades

think he's saying you'd gain 6-10 if you had a non clutched, and negligible gains if you had a clutched one. as an owner of both a van with a solid 6fin and a truck with a clutched 6fin, I'm inclined to believe otherwise. my trucks both sit well within temp, but I don't feel an appreciable difference.
by herosandwich
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: EFI conversion

what about the fast burn EFI head?
by herosandwich
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

EFI conversion

so for the swap, the EFI uses profile ignition pickup for fuel discharge timing, it's still a distributed spark, so i'd need the plenum, throttle body, etc, the distributor, and computer, or at least connector if I want to squirt it, and last but not least, does the knock sensor mount up to old bloc...
by herosandwich
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

my van's stock engine is a 67 240. that's the main reason I was asking. so those pistons are a custom job? not an adaptation? what'd they run you? but yeah. I've also got the stock cam out of that 67 engine, a complete 1970 engine. I should really invest in a degree wheel to check those lobes. I've ...
by herosandwich
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

when you say "stock cam" do you mean post emissions or 60s/70s pre emissions? also which aftermarket piston are you using for the 240 rod on the 300 crank? I've already got a 3.0 rear end so making it all down low is what i'm looking for.
by herosandwich
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing

ah. and FTF, I always had a question about that manifold. is there any reason you welded plates onto that manifold instead of just cutting it flush and tigging it together with silicon bronze or some similar rod?
by herosandwich
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing

so they're just little milled pieces of barstock? I'm a bit confused though, what's that little ledge for?
by herosandwich
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing

I get searching, but it seems like you're the one who made these, and are suggesting them. do you have a picture? I get how they're made but not exactly where they are located.
by herosandwich
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Intake and Exhaust Gasket Sealing

also what clips are these?
by herosandwich
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

I wish. a compression tester and timing light are on my list of tools I need. Just lost access to quite a few tools i'm used to having. so most of my money's being dumped into good tools... I've tested her with a vac gauge. reads like a stuck valve, an intermittent stutter in the needle.
by herosandwich
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

the best description of her performance is she sounds quite literally dog tired. imagine a dog panting, really really quickly. at idle. but she stumbles occasionally when accellerating, but drives smooth as glass, no stumbling or anything on accelleration, other than some drivetrain vibration at abo...
by herosandwich
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: blocker plate, hose fixtures
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: blocker plate, hose fixtures

not to mention you can find efi headers at any junkyard worth it's salt. that's definitely a benefit.
by herosandwich
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

so i've gotta assume that my sticky valves have quite a bit to do with my low mileage... I consistently get about ten to the gallon in my shortbox longbed 86 f150, 8inch rear and overdrive four speed. eleven if i'm nice to it, about 14 on the highway. I've gotta figure out how to clear them up... I'...
by herosandwich
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

I'd be using the 300 for most typical "truck things" if you know what I mean. but yeah, she would also be a cross country hauler, so long haul mileage when loaded (something the 300 is already pretty well known for) would be a primary function. and I don't think it's a hassle at all. you'v...
by herosandwich
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

is there any reason not to?
by herosandwich
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

86f150six.. holy heck. I've got the same engine, transmission, my rearend might be .3 over yours, but it's the 8inch I get ten city. max. most of my city driving is 4ish miles, though an unknown engine's been swapped into this truck so I'm not sure. it's got some hardcore valve stick (rocks at idle ...
by herosandwich
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

Re: best cruising economy, period

lol, mine's a bit less aerodynamic, a 1967 ford econoline heavy duty supervan. runs through a wind tunnel like a brick through pudding. and you think your heat soak is bad? try having the 300 exist in a vertical bubble in the middle of the cab. it's like a hot air pocket. engine death valley. also I...
by herosandwich
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I-6 upgrade questions
Replies: 33
Views: 5463

Re: 300 I-6 upgrade questions

you can map the whole thing, as far as i'm aware. yup. every 100 rpm in tenths of a degree. you literally go in and lock out your distributor when you're hooking it up. was reading the documentation before, there's three different ways to hook up rpm sensing, based on what type of distributor you ha...
by herosandwich
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: best cruising economy, period
Replies: 42
Views: 6128

best cruising economy, period

is there a definite this or that in terms of cruising economy? I'm currently running a ford 3.03 with a 3.0?8ish rearend, behind a carb'd 240 (soon to be either an EFI or carbed 300 six) so final drive will be most comfortable where these engines like to be anyways, and she'll probably get antsy ove...
by herosandwich
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: blocker plate, hose fixtures
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: blocker plate, hose fixtures

on the topic of manifolds, is it just me or does it seem like an efi would work better than the HD manifold? I mean yeah, the hd log has a larger port, but having split banks means your impulses will run front back front back etc, should scavenge better with an X pipe, not to mention that the dynami...
by herosandwich
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which would be more beneficial?
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Which would be more beneficial?

true. you want to get about as shallow as possible on the top of the valves, again, because of the angle at which air enters the head. it's more of an angular flow than a flow perpendicular to your valve top, so you want a gentle sweep, not a steep drop. a light venturi on the rim opposite the runne...