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by Econoline
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54989

Re: My Budget 250 build

iirc the top mark is 14 Mike. Congrats on getting her on the road!

:thumbup:
by Econoline
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It worked when I parked it.
Replies: 39
Views: 2069

Re: It worked when I parked it.

Very cool that you've had yours for all these years. It's definitely easier today with all the repro parts. All you need is money and time :? I'd be happy just to get it running and make incremental improvements. It would be fun if only a Sunday dump run vehicle as we're still a rural community. I'...
by Econoline
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dyno Results
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: 300 Dyno Results

That little air cleaner cost some power on the test. Not surprised. It was the only one I could find that fit directly onto the carb, without getting or building an adapter plate. If the dyno wasn't so far away I'd swap it with a small velocity stack and run it again. When I got my 250 going all I ...
by Econoline
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Brief stall when accelerating after long idle
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Brief stall when accelerating after long idle

It might be too rich for that altitude. Do you know where the vehicle originated, altitude wise?
by Econoline
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dyno Results
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: 300 Dyno Results

That little air cleaner cost some power on the test.
by Econoline
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another idle contemplation -the 300 six "marinized" for watersport
Replies: 53
Views: 2710

Re: Another idle contemplation -the 300 six "marinized" for watersport

Exactly Bubba. Unless the transmission or outdrive and/or engine they had on hand determined why they installed one.
by Econoline
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another idle contemplation -the 300 six "marinized" for watersport
Replies: 53
Views: 2710

Re: Another idle contemplation -the 300 six "marinized" for watersport

It's strange they would use a reverse rotation engine in a single screw boat. That must be the tranny's requirement. Is it shaft driven prop or a stern drive? In either case it's the transmission that matters. Some can go either way, some can't.
by Econoline
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lost Idle Speed Screw for Autolite 1100
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Lost Idle Speed Screw for Autolite 1100

Ford did use 12-28 for some things like the throttle linkage rod in my van. Hopefully it isn't that.
by Econoline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I changed to HEI and now my carb is acting up.
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: I changed to HEI and now my carb is acting up.

LOL, I thought maybe you ordered an EFI kit and hadn't installed it yet, but the carb knew somehow and was like, "yeah screw you buddy!"
by Econoline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lost Idle Speed Screw for Autolite 1100
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Lost Idle Speed Screw for Autolite 1100

It's going to be a 10-32, 10-24, or 8-32 x like an inch or so, maybe inch and a qtr. If the carb is still on the car, just go buy a small selection, or pull the carb and take it with you.
by Econoline
Fri May 22, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Universal" Daytona 1V carb linkage help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: "Universal" Daytona 1V carb linkage help needed

Here's a picture of one on a chebby inline from my van forum.

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by Econoline
Fri May 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 3269

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

Nice work on those! Excellent. I too use rudimentary tools to do such things. I appreciate what you've done there with some plate and basic tools.
by Econoline
Fri May 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clifford Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Clifford Performance

X2. Even with the Dyno results that can be found in the archives you can see that even the aluminum head yields much better results than the log.
by Econoline
Fri May 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question about a 200 with a Large Log Head
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: Question about a 200 with a Large Log Head

I don't know why someone would have bothered to put studs in those holes and cut them off, the holes are blind.
by Econoline
Sat May 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another muffler question
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Another muffler question

I don't know about a Datsun but the stock exhaust on a small six was 1 3/4" until it was 2" OD in '68 or 9. I'm real happy with my single 2" system. I tried the 2.25" I was running off the 170 from the 1.75" head pipe on the 2" off the 250 and I hated it. It seemed to d...
by Econoline
Thu May 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking at starter options for a 200.
Replies: 25
Views: 3009

Re: Looking at starter options for a 200.

OK, I just looked, the new 93 300 manual starter is a good fit in the block plate. It's still a mystery.
by Econoline
Thu May 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking at starter options for a 200.
Replies: 25
Views: 3009

Re: Looking at starter options for a 200.

Yes you picked the wrong starter that 1993 5.0 is a 2nd generation starter used from 1988 to 1995. Yes they will fit the 250's into the bell housing mounting hole and they are a little smaller and lighter than a 1st Gen starter but if you wanted to get the smallest and lightest of Motorcraft starte...
by Econoline
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 164
Views: 13777

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

I had an Erson cam that need one tooth off and an offset crank key and I then I found jumping anomalies on the lobes. Checked dbl checked, triple check. Pulling the cam and examining it between. Sent it back, they said they would fix it and send me the print out of it's check from the computer. They...
by Econoline
Thu May 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another muffler question
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Another muffler question

I've been real happy with the walker quietflow mufflers lately. I've put them on the van and the pickup. But they haven't been on long enough to know the longevity. I did the van a year or 2 ago and just did the pickup last month.
by Econoline
Thu May 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5767

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

Yeah it's in there. You have to loosen all the caps as far as you can while still being held in by the bolts and drop the crank down.
by Econoline
Wed May 13, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Sorry for the tirade, I was half cocked and fully loaded last. Whew, a few too many.
by Econoline
Wed May 13, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Running Lean on Turns

I am, read it again. I saw my dad lose everything to this 3 or 4 decade decline in common sense. Yeah, just ship it down to wherever we can make 2x over and over again. I saw every town I grew around decay and die. Its evil. The left are evil. "we hate pollution", other side of mouth, &quo...
by Econoline
Wed May 13, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Sorry I just love to talk about traffic engineers that really just hate cars and the people who want to drive them. Activist morons that never ask about the environmental cost of offshoring or stopping at a light at the bottom of a hill and then having to start up the next. They cut off their nose t...
by Econoline
Wed May 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Your fighting the gremlins of winter blend fuel and summer blend isn't much better. The weather's been good. What makes it "winter" blend is that it evaporates at a lower temperature but supposedly burns cleaner even though there's less btu's or mpg's. I'm not sure what that means for the ...
by Econoline
Mon May 11, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: No fire ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: No fire ?????

That sounds like a good start. The S terminal of the solenoid engages the switch the I terminal is engaged so long as the s terminal dictates. Start and intermittent. S and I. S makes the solenoid and I is a momentary link to the starter terminal or it's engagement. It doesn't matter which main term...
by Econoline
Mon May 11, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Bad pump seal? Leak into the pump circuit? Going lean on a turn should indicate a low bowl, lean float. But you're going rich to the right, where's the bowl? It gets dry, then it gets wet. Left and then right. That's what I'm hearing you say. Mine with the stock, bowl fwd position tends to run out o...
by Econoline
Sat May 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter won’t stop
Replies: 44
Views: 3128

Re: Starter won’t stop

Is the rotor in? I've made that mistake before.
by Econoline
Sat May 09, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

I'm using a Delphi TFI coil since I switched up the ignition a couple years ago and it hasn't given me any trouble. It lives in an oven that is the doghouse zip tied to the fuel line. I think alot of the aftermarket ignition stuff, esp coils, is 80% hype 90% crap.
by Econoline
Sat May 09, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Yes, it's basically a carburetor variably tuned to the afr. Venturi is meaningless b/c it doesn't rely on vacuum. That's why the same tbi unit can work on a VW or a 327. You could use points if you wanted to. Nothing changes on the ignition side. Whatever timing you've got now and advance curve will...
by Econoline
Thu May 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5767

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

I bet there are some people right here on this forum with a pile of good used non adjustable rocker arms laying around. I know I have some to spare.
by Econoline
Thu May 07, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Do it a step at a time. Get the EFI working then worry about timing control. Timing control can be done w/ both HEI and DSII for sure. They're both magnetic pickup distributors, and while not *recommended seem to work fine when implemented properly. That's what I'm going to do. One step at a time. M...
by Econoline
Thu May 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5767

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

Yeah that shaft is shot and maybe several rocker arms. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the non-adjustable rockers are available anymore. They were a few years ago. I'd look for some NOS on ebay.
by Econoline
Wed May 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: No fire ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: No fire ?????

Is there fuel? Is there spark? Did this truck run before or is it new to you?
by Econoline
Tue May 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant in Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Coolant in Exhaust

I've acquired 2 heads looking for one to build. Both of them looked great. Both were cracked between the exhaust ports of 3 and 4 towards the exhaust flange. The second one I noticed as I put it in the back of my truck while talking with the machinist who had just told me how good of shape the head ...
by Econoline
Mon May 04, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: High Altitude Adjustments, Car Bucks/Jerks and Shakes
Replies: 49
Views: 4934

Re: High Altitude Adjustments, Car Bucks/Jerks and Shakes

[quote="63flcn" Still has this weird, ever-so slight, bucking/hesitation while cruising. Doesn't do it while accelerating or higher RPMs. But cruising along a flat road at 35 its just kinda rocking back and forth. Maybe its a slight miss? the whole ignition system is new.[/quote] It sounds...
by Econoline
Mon May 04, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5767

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

I can't see any of these picture or videos. They come up as (-) signs
by Econoline
Mon May 04, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54989

Re: My Budget 250 build

Can you give us a picture of the timing gears in that set?
by Econoline
Mon May 04, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

Be religious about your wiring as it pertains to interference. Make a twisted pair for the pickup cable and keep all signal wires as far as practical away from ignition and power leads. A 16/2 shielded twisted pair off the pick up wouldn't be a bad idea. Ground the shield only at the distributor or ...
by Econoline
Mon May 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 3269

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

I have to say, I still think cutting and modifying the collector for angle or length and welding it back up is alot simpler and more straight fwd in the long run and in the short run.
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

I agree. However the OP already has the HEI distributor that was reworked by Bill and has been using it for some time. I get that. But I'm thinking if the coil is on top of the dist, that can't help with the EMI/RF issues. Maybe it's a good reason to get a DSII and lock that out/phase it instead of...
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

People have successfully used DSII distributors w/timing control for the Sniper system at least, and probably Fitech as well. I have read that if you use, at with holley, the holley coil driver you have to use a coil with more resistance or you'll over run the drivers abilities. But w/ a CD box that...
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

I reread it, see above. I don't understand people need to install these HEI units when they already have the best magnetic pickup distributor system ever made. Pair it with a TFI.
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2289

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

Why run a DUI or a HEI with a coil on top not being used. Run a DS11 with the advance locked out & also get a clean signal. Second not having over oiling problems & or under oiling problems which the HEI has over oiling & the new DUI has a major shaft under oiling problem. However i can...
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Small Six for Towing
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: Small Six for Towing

Yeah, in light weight rig's like ours it works well. I don't know about an F100 though, seem like the big six is a no-brainer there. Although they did drop the 250 in those big ol lead sled land yachts of the early 70's lol
by Econoline
Sun May 03, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Small Six for Towing
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: Small Six for Towing

The guy I gave my old 170 to had a 250 in his late 80s/early nineties ranger. I should've taken a picture. It fit. And btw, he was towing a trailer that we dropped the 170 on, lol
by Econoline
Sat May 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 2030

Re: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild

Another note I'm not sure has been mentioned. New rocker shafts are available. As are the end plugs for you're old one. If you find your shaft is worn and get a new one be sure to de-bur the holes in it. On your old shaft, definitely remove the old plugs and clean it through. Also, Berrymans carb di...
by Econoline
Sat May 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter continues to try and start engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Starter continues to try and start engine.

Yes, the nuetral safety switch could cause a no starter condition. There is nothing else between the ignition switch and the solenoid.

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