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by Econoline
Sun May 26, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this work for my 63 Falcon
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Will this work for my 63 Falcon

Good call. That does look like a 170, not a 66 or 67 200 for sure. Note the 3 core plugs instead of five.
by Econoline
Sat May 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dizzy
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Dizzy

1 at TDC on the compression stroke will get started.
by Econoline
Fri May 24, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

The oil runs the keyway and if it can seap around the washer it will fling oil.
by Econoline
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

Are you sure it's the seal and not coming from the bolt? I didn't put rtv under the washer when I originally installed my balancer and it would fling oil at higher rpm's. Pulled the bolt and put rtv under the washer solved it.
by Econoline
Thu May 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

I installed a new 3/8" line in the van for the supply line and got the pickup screen for the fuel pump. I need to get some big pinch clamps and cut a 2 1/8" hole in some sheet metal and see if I can get it through. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/bp2f3g.jpg
by Econoline
Wed May 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 171
Views: 14951

Re: My Budget 250 build

There's nothing wrong with hooking it up to the log. It may affect the vacuum signal to any other lines hooked up there, not sure. But since you have nothing else hooked up to it, it won't be problem.
by Econoline
Tue May 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 171
Views: 14951

Re: My Budget 250 build

That's the aux manifold port. The carbs usually have a nipple for the pcv.
by Econoline
Tue May 21, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 200 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: '65 200 engine

I thought the 200 was in a mustang and that was your engine on the stand.
by Econoline
Mon May 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 200 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: '65 200 engine

Why not. A compression test would tell you what you something. Pull the valve cover and see if the valve train is all sludged up. Ask if it's ever been over bored to his knowledge. Smell the oil fill etc. The 250 dizzy is the same.
by Econoline
Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

I got the float extended and the wiring done.

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by Econoline
Sun May 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

69 Mustang tanks work and give you another 6 gal of gas but I'm trying to put that off until after the conversion so I have money to do the conversion lol.
by Econoline
Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

I drilled and tapped a hole for the ground stud and tack welded it in from the back side, then soldered it on the face. For the 3/8" tube hole I drilled a 5/16" hole and then placed it over a 5/8" hole drilled in a chunk of hardwood and used a wide tapered drill set punch to create a ...
by Econoline
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

I'm converting my old sending unit that used to read empty at half a tank to a high pressure in tank fuel pump. The old 5/16" supply will be the return and I added a 3/8" for the supply. I fixed the problem with the float switch and moved it up tube to clear room for the pump to be able to...
by Econoline
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

The cam bearings should be ok. Just be very careful not to nick them pulling the old cam or when inserting the new one. You will need a new set of lifters.
by Econoline
Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1330

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Yeah 1/4 ntp pipe tap
by Econoline
Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1330

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Hey Ryan, what's up with the plate you've got on there blocking the manifold port?
by Econoline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

I'd ask Jerry about that when you order the cam. I don't think it would hurt to advance it a couple of degrees more but he knows alot more about it than I ever will.
by Econoline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

The 256/262 112 is a custom grind. The 256-2H. Advancing the cam 2 more degrees will bring the power band down a little bit. Bringing it back closer to the powerband of the 256H installed as ground. They are almost the same cam, same lift but with a longer duration on the exhaust side with more over...
by Econoline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust manifold fastener broken
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Exhaust manifold fastener broken

It's prety common for people to break those ears off. Not one of Fords better ideas. People do like what was done there and use a longer bolt with a nut, and usually a washer, to help hold on to what's left.
by Econoline
Tue May 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250

yeah, Mikes right, 1.25 on the upper right for the small sixes. Been to long.
by Econoline
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250

What does the 170 Bronco radiator measure? It looks an awful lot like a mustang or econoline radiator.
by Econoline
Mon May 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

Either one of those is going to wake that engine up. I hate to give advice on cams but I do tend to warn against going to far. As you go up you will lower your dcr, that can be addressed with milling the head. As you go up you will also push the powerband up. With a 5 speed manual that could be good...
by Econoline
Mon May 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250

Chad the 144/170/200 uses 1.5" inlet and outlet, that's the problem. I used an aftermarket large 2-row early mustang radiator and hoses for a 70 mustang 250, iirc, and I just had to shorten one of the hoses. They fit great, molded and all.
by Econoline
Mon May 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: coolant system::hoses/outlets 170 to 250

The 250 uses a 1.5" outlet and 1.75" inlet. On the radiator the 1.5" inlet needs to be on the upper right and the 1.75 outlet needs to be on the lower left. I don't know anything about Bronco radiators, but looking online it looks like they used 2 completely different radiators with d...
by Econoline
Mon May 13, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

I would for sure check the condition of the timing set while you have it that far apart. I can't comment on the other stuff other than to say if you want to swap the cam, the time to do it is when the head is off but you may have to either at least partially pull the motor or dismantle the grill to ...
by Econoline
Sun May 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

I think the assumption was that the 82 engine from the zephyr was a low mount block.
by Econoline
Sun May 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks
Replies: 30
Views: 316

Re: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks

Traditional shaft packing is waxed flax, then there is the newer telfon stuff, then the "ultimate" is that graphite stuff. I see what happens to shafts after many years, the packing wears away the shaft where it is in contact. It can be pretty significant. I can't help but wonder if those ...
by Econoline
Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks
Replies: 30
Views: 316

Re: Endless Rear Main Leaks

humphf !?!..."Best Gasket graphite rope seal". I'll B darned. Thnx bro~ Only rubber over there: https://bestgasket.com/vintage-engine-gaskets/ I guess I could lookit some retailer? It's not the stuff I seal my wood stove door w/every few yrs (offa bundle, spool type thing?). This rope: ht...
by Econoline
Sun May 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance
Replies: 33
Views: 307

Re: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance

I think you'd be just fine w/ 8.1-2 dcr. Probably a bit more like the 8.4 from the other cam, but I don't know maybe it will be borderline. I say this b/c I'm running almost 8.1 dcr with my 250 and a log head, which should be much more prone to detonation than your 200, esp with better quench and co...
by Econoline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance
Replies: 33
Views: 307

Re: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance

Ethanol free is always better fuel, especially with a carb and heat soak ect
by Econoline
Sat May 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

I've had good luck with rockers soaking them in carb dip.
by Econoline
Sat May 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks
Replies: 30
Views: 316

Re: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks

D4FZ-6701-A should be the part #. There are several Ford NOS ones on ebay.
by Econoline
Fri May 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance
Replies: 33
Views: 307

Re: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance

Looks like he may be using 2.5 pistons. If so they have a compression height of 1.556"

Edit: Never mind, I was thinking this was a 250, not a 200. It is 1.5 for the 2.3 flat tops.
by Econoline
Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks
Replies: 30
Views: 316

Re: 250 LeMons Engine: Endless Rear Main Leaks

What are you using for a rear main now? Rope seal?
by Econoline
Mon May 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PowerTorque head
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: PowerTorque head

They sell the later heads as well. As far as I can tell, there's only one rebuilder or part # system, no matter what the name of the company. There's an aftermarket part # for the small logs, the early lrg logs, the late lrg logs and the 80's lrg logs. They used to be pretty cheap. C9 or later is a ...
by Econoline
Fri May 03, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 problems
Replies: 30
Views: 680

Re: Autolite 2100 problems

Fyi, if you decide to take the butterflies out for any reason you have to grind the screw tips down b/c they are staked so they won't turn out. If you force them out without grinding the staking off you will distort the shaft @ the holes and if you were to remove the shaft you would mess up the shaf...
by Econoline
Fri May 03, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

+3 I say go w/ the 2V or a big 1 barrel. Save yourself the trouble of finding the right carb combo to tune and good carbs to do it unless it's just for fun. I'm sure it's kick ass when it's dialed in. It's old school. Your gonna tune it one way or another. It's all about what you want from it. I'll ...
by Econoline
Fri May 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1330

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Is permatex #3 like gasgacinch? Or more space age? i.e. not basically rubber cement? I don't think I've used it. I know not to use RTV in the fuel path. They have all kinds of sealants and there's good measure and there's overkill. I've used gasgacinch to tack gaskets to one side or to keep them in ...
by Econoline
Thu May 02, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1330

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Check your throttle linkage situation on the carb before making it any thinner. Iirc from when I was looking at using the 2100 I needed a bit of height to clear the log.
by Econoline
Wed May 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 37
Views: 861

Re: Carter BBD

I'm glad to hear that X b/c that's the way I'm going to mount it :D I've got a chinese 318 BBD coming so I can get this figured out. The 318 BBD is the largest of the small BBD's and flows 285 cfms from what I've gathered online researching. Calculating flow through the size of the sniper bbd bores ...
by Econoline
Wed May 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1330

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Bravo! It's awesome you got it done and did it yourself. Not to nitpick b/c it may not matter, but like others said I would have moved the adapter mounting holes on the aft side aft a bit so I could have used 2 and spread them as far apart as is practical. Also, I wouldn't recommend using rtv if you...
by Econoline
Wed May 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

A couple of other thoughts, the HEI/DUI type distributors don't fit into the doghouse w/o some modification to the doghouse. The DSII *just clears. You're better of w/ a DSII and TFI/E-coil type coil triggered with an HEI module anyway, imo. And I had a thought about this van being a 64, you might h...
by Econoline
Wed May 01, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

For intake/carb you're best bet is to find a later lrg log head and do the 2v conversion to it. Like Bill said, you'll definately want to upgrade the distributor at that time to a late seventies DSII. The stainless dual outlet headers on ebay will fit, but you'll have to modify the doghouse a bit fo...
by Econoline
Wed May 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

Cool ad. I was referring to 200's in Econolines.
by Econoline
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

Did you say 4 speed? Dagenham 4 spd manual. Notoriously known as a weak transmission. I always thought a stock dagenham 4 speed van(4 on the tree) would be a great candidate for a 3.03 4 speed swap. They never offered that stock. Mines a 64 and came with a 3.03 3 spd, it was the first year they off...
by Econoline
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tired 250 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 368

Re: Tired 250 advice

That's frustrating!
by Econoline
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: ‘64 build advice

Are you positive that the engine is a 64? According to my book, the only year that a 200 was offered as an option was in 65, and even then it is so rare that I've never heard of such an animal existing in reality. It would have been a custom order in 65. What I'm trying to say is that the 200 you ha...
by Econoline
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Fuel tanks

Do you need a racing tank? Is this a 67 or a 76? You can get a new re-pop oem tank for like $80 for a 67
by Econoline
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build advise
Replies: 40
Views: 700

Re: 250 build advise

While you're at it make sure and degree the cam. There's a good chance it's off or retarded if they just lined up the dots and used a later timing set. Could also be why the skinny pedal is limp.
by Econoline
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 37
Views: 1583

Re: Order of execution on a build

What they are referring to there are the smog heads. Not all the later heads are smog heads.

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