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by Econoline
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

Have you pulled the head yet? Measured the deck height and seen what gasket is in there now? Don't put the cart before the horse.
by Econoline
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

Basically you are looking for the one with the mounting holes 7 inches apart and 4 holes in between the ribs on the face instead of 2. They are in mid 90's cars. I found this partial list for 130's but I bet these cars came with 95's as well: - 94-95 Mustang V8 - 94-98 V6's - Other cars with the 3.8...
by Econoline
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

Maybe the points need some attention.
by Econoline
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

Measure the diameter of the crank pulley you are using and the pulley on the alternator. If you are at more than a 2:1 ratio, install a larger pulley on the alternator that is half the size of the crank pulley or even slightly bigger. That will help. But with a 130 amp alternator it's still pretty t...
by Econoline
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

Someone should update the tech archives. I was under the assumption that 200 pistons had a comp height of 1.5" b/c that is what is listed there, but after reading this and looking at Silvolites replacement specs I see the replacements are 1.5" and I know the replacements are shorter than o...
by Econoline
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Head Work

Bill, what's your experience or opinion on the longevity of a port flow/stem cut and back cut SS valve compared to a stock fomoco valve with a 3 degree valve job in a daily driver?
by Econoline
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Head Work

If you have a schneider cam the spring # and specs are printed on the cam card. Personally, I'm planning to use comp 903-12's. I used a little lighter spring for break in, but I'm going to swap to the 903-12's when the 2v mod is performed. They are 80# closed @ 1.7" installed. I should have had...
by Econoline
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

I'm coming up with just over 10:1 Static Compression, 55cc chambers, .044" gasket, .030" overbore, -.010" deck height, flat top pistons.

8.4:1 dynamic compression with a 264/264 110 lsa advanced 4 degrees.
by Econoline
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Part Interchangeability
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Part Interchangeability

That counterclockwise spec on the 78 has to be a typo by the mfr. There were no serpentine 200's, they all go clockwise as far as I know. There is a short and long version.
by Econoline
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

Re: Keith Black Pistons

Won't those put you out of the hole ~.010" on a virgin 200 block? It could work but you'll probably want/need the dished version for compression reasons and be very careful on valve to piston clearance.
by Econoline
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

JackFish wrote:Yeah some of those rockers look weird.
Perhaps they can be pushed into alignment?


Some of them are tipped back
by Econoline
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Blow by?

What is the condition of your valve seals? Brittle, missing pcs, pushed up to far?
by Econoline
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

You have you measure your engine after he head is off to know for sure how much to mill. .040" is a good start and more than compensates for the new gasket difference. If that head was here and hadn't been milled other than a clean up pass and was for a reasonable price I'd buy it in a heartbea...
by Econoline
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Limits of stock Forged rods?
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Limits of stock Forged rods?

I don't know. But I'd love to see some video of this beast.
by Econoline
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Decking a 250

There used to be a guy on here name Faron(FalconSedanDelivery) that recurved distributors. If memory serves me I recall him arguing that you should take no more than .040" off the deck of a 250. .060" max. and it wasn't advised. Some say you shouldn't take anything more than a clean up. Ot...
by Econoline
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

I followed Sandiero and WSA111 advice and have completed the mod of the 1100 carb. When I put it back on I had fuel coming out of the top of the carb after idling for a few minutes. The new electric fuel pump now generates 9 lbs of fuel pressure which is more than that little carb needs so I have o...
by Econoline
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Decking a 250

Pls let us know what you find out. What are the cam specs?
by Econoline
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI carb adapter removal?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: VI carb adapter removal?

I think he's saying the insert is stuck in there. Maybe one of those little offset spatula mini putty knives could get in there inbetween and pop it loose?
by Econoline
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Blow by?

If there's no port on the carb base or adapter you can tie it into the vacuum port on the log below the carb with a male x female x female 1/4" brass tee and a 1/4 male x 3/8 barb fitting. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Anderson-Metals-Fitting-Barstock-Street/dp/B006PKKXTM/ref=sr_1_7?keyword...
by Econoline
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Blow by?

Yep, beat me to it X!
by Econoline
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 1641

Re: Blow by?

Edit: Wait, I just watched your video again and it looks like you have the pcv hooked up to something other than a vacuum port. That's to high on the carb, like maybe it's a vent port. Sorry I don't have a weber, but the pcv should be hooked up to a full vacuum port, it has to be below the throttle ...
by Econoline
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

I see. If the tank gets near empty or if it's got a drain plug, it wouldn't hurt to check anyway at some point.

Did you ever try another coil?
by Econoline
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

Sounds like maybe debri in the tank plugging the filter sock on the fuel sender pickup.
by Econoline
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 1694

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

Update: I got the Dizzy set to 14 degrees advance and the idle is smooth and nice. A couple questions tho: 1- The electric choke on my weber 32/36 never turned off. I'm powering it from the 12V line that used to go to the coil. So it's a switched 12V from my understanding. The radiator got hot, so ...
by Econoline
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

You can get a tester on loan from your local parts house for a test of a leak from the head to the cooling system. I think they call it a coolant system pressure tester or head gasket coolant pressure tester... something like that. Basically you screw it on in place of the radiator cap and follow th...
by Econoline
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjusting fuel mixer screw on Autolite 1100 Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Adjusting fuel mixer screw on Autolite 1100 Carburetor

To get it running start with the screw out 2-3 turns. Turn it in very slowly 1/4 turn at a time, wait. When it starts to falter turn it back out a 1/4-1/2 turn. Then check/adjust the timing. The engine should die if the screw is turned in beyond 1 turn towards closed. If not, you've got a vacuum lea...
by Econoline
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Yeah there's another one. If it's had seats installed. That's always kind of worried me about exhaust valve seats. Maybe it's irrational but it kept me from doing it. Well that and the added expense. Especially after my machinist said not to worry about it anyway b/c I didn't need hardened seats in ...
by Econoline
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Pull the valve cover and turn the engine over with a wrench, cw, until the you are sure both valves on #5 are closed. Like right after the exhaust valve on 5 closes. Then you can pressurize the cylinder for a leak down test like Bill is describing. If the test proves a major valve leak, then pull th...
by Econoline
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Thanks guys, I think this is my plan - First loosen the rocker arm and wiggle the pushrods around and see if they seat better, retighten, and compression test again. If that doesn't make a difference I'll try the air in the cylinder test... maybe also loosen the rocker arm again and redo the air te...
by Econoline
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2370

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Either way you're going to pull the head. Might be a valve problem, might be ring lands gone on the #5 piston.
by Econoline
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: Final Dynamic Compression Ration Check Assistance

Advancing the cam will raise the DCR, retarding it will lower it.
by Econoline
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating. Not timed or tuned. Good Tutorial?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Overheating. Not timed or tuned. Good Tutorial?

I'll bet you've got air in it. Park it nose up on a steep grade or jack the front end way up and fill the radiator, wait and fill more.. Or keep filling it after it burps out air and coolant when it overheats, eventually it will work itself out. When you are driving with it overheating is there any ...
by Econoline
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

Sounds like a bad ignition coil or maybe a fuel delivery problem, i.e. plugged filter, sender sock ect. Bad ignition coils will often test fine on the bench but when in service as they heat up they fail to fire properly.
by Econoline
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Compression ratio

I had them milled for 8cc, I should have gone 10 or 12, or should've done alot of things like use those 2.5 rods.. ;) That's the beauty though, always learning. It's a good strong runner. There's no comparison to the old 170. I've got no regrets at all. There's always next time :) I didn't check lav...
by Econoline
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Compression ratio

I'm showing w/ the 264/274 110, advanced 4 degrees, felpro gasket, 60cc chambers, 3.71" bore, 5.99" rods, 8cc dish, and a .013" deck height brings you to 9.8:1 sc/r and 8.26:1 dc/r. Cam installed with no advance brings the DCR down to 8:1, 2 degrees advanced takes it to 8.15:1 .000 de...
by Econoline
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Compression ratio

As for rods I'm looking at the 2.5 USC. I been running the calculator on dish cc's. I also calculate both heads stock at 60- 62 cc and alu at 54cc.... th aussie pistons with a 28cc dish is way to much and 6.5 cc not enough my head is spinning so fast Pat Kelly wrote a great little DCR calculator av...
by Econoline
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Compression ratio

Pat Kelly wrote a great little DCR calculator available at the bottom of this page. It will help you a lot.
by Econoline
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Compression ratio

I think you'd put it in the block drain on the passengers side. Xtasy has given you some good advise. You said 60cc log or the aluminum head, the aluminum head has 55cc chambers if your lucky. If you want to be able to use pump gas and have a head with 55cc or less chamber volume you're going to nee...
by Econoline
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor

That sounds like a good plan, especially since you've already got it right there to swap in. One and done. It's like prep for the swap.
by Econoline
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor

With an HEI you don't have to worry about it b/c it's ann self contained within the distributor. But with a DSII you need, or should have, a twisted pair(doesn't have to be shielded) from the distributor connection to the module. The purple and orange wires. Not the black wire. And they should be ro...
by Econoline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 2975

Re: Valve train clatter

I was wondering if it was some kind of factory oil stuck/varnished into the lifters. I wish you'd just swapped them out but I completely understand why you swapped them both.
by Econoline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Zinc
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: Zinc

15-40 delo 400? I just filled a little kubota/beta marine 2 cylinder with some of that. Sea trial tomorrow. That's what we always use, but they're broken in at the factory. When it comes to the break in on one of these old straight 6's there's absolutely no reason to save $15-25 at the last minute a...
by Econoline
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 2975

Re: Valve train clatter

:thumbup: So what do you think, cam lift?
by Econoline
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving

If it's a fresh rebuild I'd dbl chk the float level as said. It could be weeping from the bowl gasket. It only takes 1 drop of fuel to drip and evaporate to cause quite a stench. Run you finger or some paper towel around the upper gasket next time run it up to temp after a drive and see if it's wet ...
by Econoline
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation

That's the blue one
by Econoline
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: Looking For USA Made HEI Distributor

Econoline -- Are you saying a DSII distributor, a HEI module, TFI coil? Can it be wired without a factory harness? This F250 300 stuff is new to me. Do you have any pictures of the parts? The wiring is pretty simply but if you want to do it right it requires a little work. You'll want to add a rela...
by Econoline
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 1694

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

It's sounds like maybe you have the idle set a little low, should be 525-575 in drive. Maybe a bit more if it helps. You didn't mention adjusting the idle mixture screw(s). Did you? At 17 degrees advanced w/ the curb idle set and idle mixture screw(s) adjusted properly(lean best idle) and it's still...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Donut Gasket

Thanks. I'm on my 3rd donut since I changed the exhaust out and it's recently started leaking again... :bang:
by Econoline
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Donut Gasket

It was newly formed when I put it in a couple thousand miles ago. It's a little off but it has the inner portion. It's the right flange, like a dbl flare formed with a bit of pipe left on the end to support the inner portion of the seal. I wasn't clear about that, it's not just a flare or dbl flare.

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