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by Econoline
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Block swap questions

No, that's the point of a dual pattern block, so the old small stuff will bolt up. It will be a straight bolt in. The only time you're hosed is if you are trying to go in the other direction, i.e. bolting up later 9" drivetrain to an early small pattern only block.
by Econoline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Autolite 2100 problems

If you have enough material there you can spray-glue some sand paper to a thick glass table, good cast iron table saw or flat stone like granite and flatten it out. Like 120 grit. Be careful, firm steady sweeping strokes holding it firmly to the surface until it's flat. Then clean the sh*t out of it...
by Econoline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

For tall deck 250's, the Weber32/36, Weber38, and Holley Weber 52xx/62xx/65xx versions are very shallow carbs about 3.5" or so tall, and they can take a moderate aluminum riser adaptor which just might clear everything. The height of the Holley 350/500 cfm and Autolite 2100/2150 carbs in any 2...
by Econoline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine tapping noise
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: engine tapping noise

Is the engine in the truck now? If so I'd pull the valve cover and get an eye on the rocker situation(adjustable/loose?) and see if there is any or alot of sludge/carbon in there, that will tell you something to. What weight oil are you running? It would be good to know the oil pressure with this en...
by Econoline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Holley 2300 Air Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 56

Re: 68 Mustang Holley 2300 Air Cleaner

The sell alot of different "drop base" air cleaner bottoms for the common 14" air cleaners. Anything from 1/2" to 2" of drop. You'll have to see how low you can go and clear the valve cover. That or a shorter element should fix you up. https://www.summitracing.com/search/dep...
by Econoline
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 155
Views: 4742

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

I can't help but wonder if part of the sluggishness is a throttle geometry issue?
by Econoline
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

Fair enough.
by Econoline
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

Go to the hardware store and buy a piece of threaded rod long enough. They sell short pieces in the nuts and bolts bins area.
by Econoline
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

Sheesh. If it doesn't fit under hood, it doesn't fit. It's really that simple. It's not worth crying about though. Furthermore... what, you think I'm some kind of leftist moron? As if that should matter on a forum for Ford straight 6's. Take a breath and go f*ck yourself. You don't know a damned thi...
by Econoline
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating after Distributor swap
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: Overheating after Distributor swap

If I had to guess, I'd bet you had air in the system. There's no way tuning it to 6 btdc from 12 and adjusting the carb is going to make a damn bit of difference to the radiator or the temp. It may idle better the way it is tuned, today. And it may run better, today and on. But it's not the cause of...
by Econoline
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

I've looked at those monojets before, I think they are too tall for my use. About the same height as a YF. I didn't know they were 250 cfm's. That's got to be the highest flowing 1v out there. It looks like they are about the same mounting as a YFA. The orientation adapter for it should work w/o to ...
by Econoline
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating after Distributor swap
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: Overheating after Distributor swap

Imo there's never a need to run a 16# cap, straight water won't boil until 245*F with a 13# cap. Running a higher cap pressure is like asking for a gasket leak. The only time I use a 16# cap is at work when a boats water heater is above the engine and we have to install a "surge"(more like...
by Econoline
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating after Distributor swap
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: Overheating after Distributor swap

Typically overheating due to timing would be retarded timing. It sounds like you are in a reasonable range @ 12 deg advanced. Might be time to do a head gasket leak test on the radiator.
by Econoline
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

I was thinking of going out to the local yard and seeing if they had one laying around for cheap or an old jeep or whatever. Yeah the jetting could be a big problem, I doubt they are available and if you're buying a carb for a 318 that flows ~280 cfms it might run rich. On the other hand if the Chin...
by Econoline
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

Where's the fun in that Bill? ;) Next thing you know I'll be putting a sbc crate engine in lol. Kidding aside I know what you're saying. For me half the fun is macgyvering these things and another 75-100 cfms is good step up in flow over the YFA for $70 and little work. I'm sure it's hit and miss bu...
by Econoline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

I've been thinking about this and looking at what you've done. I'm considering buying one of these carbs or finding a junk carb and looking at the clearance issues with my cracked head. And look at opening it up like you did on the stock carb pad and see if I can orient it to clear everything with l...
by Econoline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

Unfortunately that won't work for me. I have to keep the top at or below 6" from the top of the log to fit inside of the doghouse. That's 6" from the surface of the actual log near the carb mount pad, not the carb mount. 1 1/2" from the carb mount would put me more than 5/8" too...
by Econoline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

180* around won't work. There's too much carb on that side. It's got to be mounted with the linkage on the fwd side. 90* on a 2v or aluminum head. Seems like having it skewed in between the studs may be good wide distribution though w/the log. I don't know.
by Econoline
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Re: Carter BBD

Unfortunately that won't work for me. I have to keep the top at or below 6" from the top of the log to fit inside of the doghouse. That's 6" from the surface of the actual log near the carb mount pad, not the carb mount. 1 1/2" from the carb mount would put me more than 5/8" too ...
by Econoline
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 35
Views: 522

Carter BBD

Recently 63falcon4drwagon wrote: "I just installed a China made $72.00 Carter BBD lowtop 285 cfm two barrel on my large log 1978 200 head. Both the cable throttle and cable C4 kickdown cable are connected to the gas pedal under the dash. I welded an arm on to the carb choke linkage to use my st...
by Econoline
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

I'm running one of the chinese yfa's on my 250. I made my adapter from a thick piece of phenolic we have laying around at work. It's on a lrg log head but it's otherwise basically the same. With the stock linkage pivot rod threaded into the side. I had to add a lever extension onto the throttle arm ...
by Econoline
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 linkage?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: Autolite 2100 linkage?

I think you're gonna hafta hit up the Mustang forums. You know those guys have a book somewhere with that damned part # :beer:

It's like Ford stamps everything with a #, but they didn't stamp that one. I've looked and looked again.
by Econoline
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

I'm looking fwd to seeing what you find with your angle finder. When I had my engine on the stand I did my best reckoning and came up with 3* as well iirc. I didn't say for the same reason drag-200stang brought up. If you like the rake of your car, check it in place. I think you know the deal, the f...
by Econoline
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You could make a custom adapter that has the angle built into it. Since the carb is bolted to studs in the adapter it shouldn't be a problem so long as the adapter mounting screws are parallel to the log surface. I've been looking at my cracked D5 head and have decided that the easiest route is to m...
by Econoline
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Transfer slot and power valve question
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Transfer slot and power valve question

I can't imagine it's too hard to find a machinist with an SAE tap and die set. You guys seem to really like the old muscle cars.
by Econoline
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Moly vs. Plasma-Moly Rings
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Moly vs. Plasma-Moly Rings

I looked into this when I was building my engine and from what I remember finding in my research is that they are the same. All "moly" rings have the moly applied in the same way, plasma spray. I wish I had a reference for you but it's simply been to long now. One thing to be sure of with ...
by Econoline
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: late EFI valve covers
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: late EFI valve covers

Super Clean is hard to beat for cleaning up steel parts, aluminum I'd be careful. Oven cleaner is great for really baked in stuff.
by Econoline
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 577

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Yeah, 3 ohm coil is a 12v coil
by Econoline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

We have 92 out here now for premium where I fill up
by Econoline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 linkage?
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: Autolite 2100 linkage?

It not that hard to fabricate throttle linkage if you have some basic tools. It's definitely going to be easier with a cable but i'm sure it's doable otherwise. I'd suggest to mount the carb and have a look at it. The 2100's linkage turns CW if you look at it straight on iirc, the stock carbs rotate...
by Econoline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

What head is on the engine now?
by Econoline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator bolt size
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Alternator bolt size

I'm pretty sure it's a 3/8-16(standard thread) bolt. I didn't want to post unless I checked but if it's a 9/16 wrench, it's a 3/8" bolt.
by Econoline
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

This could be part of why you're having some pinging issues. The compression ratio must be pretty high on your engine. It will be interesting to see what you find out if/when you pull the head for a head swap.
by Econoline
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

THose look pretty good to me. You want that color change on the strap right around where it is.
by Econoline
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?

Yeah, it's a better head with a larger "log" type integrated intake and a larger carb opening than the earlier heads like you have now. Still less than ideal, but better for sure than what you've got.
by Econoline
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: 250 build for my 65 mustang.

10.5:1 w/ a 250 is a big ask on pump gas. I see you've got an aluminum head and you're using a pretty big cam. With 50 1/2 cc chambers and stock size dishes you must have alot of leeway in deck height. Did you deck the block at all? How fast are you planning on spinning this beast? Did you drop the ...
by Econoline
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Tuning help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: 200 Tuning help needed

It has to have an idle mixture screw. If you look at the picture above you can see it right there on the left near the base.
by Econoline
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?

It will bolt to your block no problem. And yes it is a much better head. It's a large log head. It still has the smaller intake valve and doesn't have hardened exhaust seats. It's not a big deal. It's a good head. Where these heads, esp the later 70's ones in my limited experience, love to crack is ...
by Econoline
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.

Putting a gasket set in it is going pretty deep other than stopping a leak. It will lead to a valve job w/ a surfacing cut and new bearings, wtr pump, oil pump etc. While you're in there... And you won't be driving your car. Like Chad said, do a compression test or have one done and see what you've ...
by Econoline
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio testing fun
Replies: 34
Views: 639

Re: Air fuel ratio testing fun

You didn't mention if the plugs were all out. The engine should be up to temp, pull the plugs and the coil wire and have the throttle wide open when you crank it. Don't smoke ;) It doesn't really matter how many times it turns over within reason, it only goes so high. 3 or 4 is perfect. That's the n...
by Econoline
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Btw, jets for the 2100's are available.

https://www.carburetor-parts.com/Jets-_c_1607.html
by Econoline
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Best 2100 size to use

StarDiero75 wrote:
Econoline wrote:I had a 1.08 from a 72 302 I was going to use on my 250 until I decided to go tbi.

You don't still have it?


I sold it a while back
by Econoline
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 469

Re: Best 2100 size to use

I had a 1.08 from a 72 302 I was going to use on my 250 until I decided to go tbi.
by Econoline
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 88
Views: 2003

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

Like X mentioned, if you are getting oil in the cylinders that can lead to detonation.
by Econoline
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: header gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: header gasket

They say it has a 30% rebound and there is no need to re-torque.

http://catalog.remflex.com/category_s/154.htm
by Econoline
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: For the 1969 Ford Mustang 250 carb linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: For the 1969 Ford Mustang 250 carb linkage

Mine doesn't appear to have a # stamped on it. I think they are available. I seem to remember seeing them on one of the mustang parts sites.
by Econoline
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: For the 1969 Ford Mustang 250 carb linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: For the 1969 Ford Mustang 250 carb linkage

It was on the manuals to, they just didn't use the kickdown hole. There was one on the 70 250 I bought and it was a manual.
by Econoline
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 Falcon 170 generator to alternator conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: 1963 Falcon 170 generator to alternator conversion

I swapped in nice glass H4 halogen fixtures b/c my bulbs were just too dim even when new. They were ok driving around town but I drove back from an airport up north just before the crack of dawn with a light fog and I knew I had to do something. I was white knuckling it here and there. I'm still pla...

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