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by Econoline
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

Just use washers with w/ the serrated flange nuts to protect the valve cover. If you're rarely ever going to take it off, you don't need studs. They're both locknuts and both will maintain the torque. Using a washer won't change that much, if at all. You could probably get away with nylon washers if...
by Econoline
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 32
Views: 1603

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

Nice! I hope it works out for your 250. It looked like a nice setup. As far as I could see it was never driven even though I pulled it off the motor after I got it. I think the kid I bought my 250 from pulled the engine and went through it and made some plans, like that billet flywheel and new clutc...
by Econoline
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

I don't like the nylocks in that Moroso set. A serrated flange nut would be better. You need to be able to spin them on and off . Nylocks are a pita, wrench on wrench off and they don't hold up. They're supposed to be replaced every time technically. And they'll pull the stud out b/c they never let ...
by Econoline
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 32
Views: 1603

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

It's looking good. I love the makeshift stand. Didn't I sell you my flywheel and clutch?
by Econoline
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

wsa111 wrote:Don't forget to put sealer on the bolts to flywheel to crank threads.


+ :thumbup:
by Econoline
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

With that low of a resistance on a canister coil I would say that is not a straight 12v coil. 1.0-1.5 ohm is a resistor wire coil, higher, i.e. 2-3 ohms, is a straight 12v coil. It probably won't hold up long running it at 12v. Go with a tfi coil, they're .4 ohms and made to do the job with straight...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 49
Views: 6452

Re: serpentine belt conversion

I disagree. When you change the belt you throw the old one behind the seat and you've always got a spare. Don't get me me wrong, I feel your pain. I haven't had my idler fail but I've been nursing it(idler) for squealing every few years for 10 years with spray lube b/c I'm too lazy to swap it out. A...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

Lavron, if that is the connector @ the distributor I believe they are the same as DSII, but that is the one plug that isn't available. I went through this when I tried to build a DSII harness. I could find every plug, i.e. coil and both module plugs but not that one. I ended up salvaging a harness f...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: DSII headbanger

Have you tried retarding the distributor some? If it's clocked so that it is putting in alot of advance it can affect the ability for the engine to turn over and start. Otherwise, the ignition wiring shouldn't affect the starter much.
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Valve train clatter

What are you using for springs? What is the closed pressure?
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Like said, you can go with a DSI set up or convert to a DSII wide cap, the distributor itself is the same. :beer:
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Valve train clatter

Have you tried to isolate the problem to a single valve/lifter? Do all the lifters depress?
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

Yeah it's working now. Last night it asked me to download a file. Maybe they got hacked or I clicked something wrong when I clicked on it.
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

The 250's hauled some heavy cars around. I'd bet a lot of those 70's wagons and sedans weigh more than my van. Including it's 160# weight bolted in above the fuel tank behind the rear axle :D Like the '71 mustang. It's got to clock in pretty heavy from the looks of it. How much does one of those wei...
by Econoline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

That's a link to a file. I didn't download it and no else should either. Something wrong there with that link.
by Econoline
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 44
Views: 1938

Re: Order of execution on a build

I try "ford inline" when nothing comes up. You might get that second one for cheap.
by Econoline
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 44
Views: 1938

Re: Order of execution on a build

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/stanton-ford-200/6891341235.html This guy doesn't mention the 200 in the ad only 223's but there is one clearly there in the picture: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/pts/d/chula-vista-ford-chevy-engines-motors/6898404239.html Good luck.
by Econoline
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

You'll find a sweet spot where it likes to live. I understand putting off the converter change. I've got a higher stall converter sitting in a box until I can justify getting to it :) I know I'm going to do it b/c I need to. I put a salvaged '87 v8 aod and it's converter in and it's *just borderline...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

Thank you bubba for sharing your knowledge and experience to help clear this up. This has been a long running issue that pops up since I've been looking around online into these engines when I bought my van. 4 or 5 years ago I concluded in my own mind the same as what you and drag-200stang are confi...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air flow (PVC) through valve cover confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Air flow (PVC) through valve cover confusion

You could replace it with one of those K&N type filter elements that go on the oil fill. There is a mesh filter in the oem valve cover breather/fill cap. It helps to better keep grime out of the engine by drawing it past the carbs air filter. Before that they had the same cap breather w/holes ar...
by Econoline
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

Looks good! How's the sniper working for you?
by Econoline
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

From Ryan's original thread , I feel bad for you... Something not put together right. 9'' bell on a 8-1/2 small pattern only early block. It is looking like you've got a 9" flywheel and clutch set up on a 8.5" clutch block. What's the casting number on your block? The block is the original...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

I have a basic understanding of these systems but I've got to defer to Bill, he's an expert at timing distributors. It's not just when it's all in and how much timing you can tolerate it's the arch of the curve as well. It takes help from someone like him or a lot of patience and trial and error on ...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

I have never seen a single pattern block above 66....There may be some out there ,maybe a west coast thing but you cannot say for sure that a 78 is a single. Thank you drag-200stang! No, he's saying his block was a small pattern only 65 and he was trying to bolt a 9" clutch bell to it. This ki...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

With that much overlap and a 110 lsa you are probably in the ballpark. Is that in park? That's why with an auto ppl prefer a 112 lobe angle to give a better idle in drive at a stand still. Are you running a higher stall converter? You might need one to make it behave in drive at a stop. Stock idle s...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

yes the block was dual pattern - Everything interchange with no issues at all A '65 200 block is not dual pattern drilled, '65 blocks were still 8 1/2" clutch and smaller C4 bell. Dual bolt pattern started in '66. A '78 200 is not dual pattern either, A '78 block is 9" clutch, later C4 pa...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

So was the D8 block dual pattern?? As for the distributor, there is an article here: https://www.efisystempro.com/efi-pro-hangout/demystifying-holley-terminator-sniper-ignition-wiring that claims it can be done, scroll done near the bottom. I like how he set the rotor phasing using the vacuum advanc...
by Econoline
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mallory unilite
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Mallory unilite

On their website, they show brown to chassis ground, green to coil negative, and they show the red wire being connected either before or after the ballast resistor: before in you are using a chrysler style resistor and after(hooked to coil positive) if you are using the factory style pink resistor w...
by Econoline
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

As I understand it, I could be wrong, dwell times are adequate under 4k with single points. Dual points can run much higher rpms and have a much more stable dwell. Dual points definitely have the advantage of less point wear and if a set goes bad you can run a single in there I think. The lack of a ...
by Econoline
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

I think you did the right thing. It could be bit's of old hose or it could be the diaphragm deteriorating... As to it putting in alot of advance it can do that(28 deg does seem like quite a lot!) but remember you are not under load, so even @ 2500 you're vacuum can be quite high. In other words, whe...
by Econoline
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

I wouldn't run it. Setting up 2 sets of points has got to be a pita for 1. I don't think you are going to spin your 250 fast enough to need any rpm range that electronic can't cover if that's the supposed advantage. And finally it looks like there's no vac advance on that distributor. You're going t...
by Econoline
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

But all you need is a matchbook and screwdriver, it must be the best that man can get.
by Econoline
Thu May 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

yes Do we need modern technology? No, but nature being as it is and our desire for perfection, what we want requires it. It's like asking if we need telephones b/c you could just run down the road or yell to the neighbors. Or who needs them anyway? But two wrongs will never make right. I'm a seeker ...
by Econoline
Tue May 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

That's your sway bar/anti-roll bar. You may be able to just unbolt the bshing straps that bolt to the frame and get enough play to work it out.
by Econoline
Mon May 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Plugging it is just a precaution, it's standard operating procedure to insure you are setting the initial timing correctly, w/o variables. The vacuum advance comes into play at high to mid vacuum conditions such as off idle and cruising. It helps economy and responsiveness at part throttle when the ...
by Econoline
Mon May 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

I'm using a 18" resonator(glasspack) into a walker quiet-flow and I'm really happy with the sound. I wanted something not to loud. I don't have headers, I'm running a 2" all the way. I fabbed it up myself, all mandrel bends. It sounds good to me. According to an online calculator my exhaus...
by Econoline
Sun May 26, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

I would lower the pan, you don't have to drop it, but it's going to need to be dropped some to replace the timing cover seal.
by Econoline
Sun May 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

x2 what Bubba said, there's no vac advance at idle. Technically, there's no reason to plug it when setting the timing unless you're using manifold vacuum. The port is above the throttle plates and doesn't see any vacuum until you get above idle speeds. Also, most ford vacuum cans are adjustable with...
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: 256

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: 5
Views: 250

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: 13
Views: 420

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: 13
Views: 420

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: 6
Views: 235

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: 15882

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: 15882

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: 322

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: 322

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: 6
Views: 235

Re: Converting fuel sender to fuel pump

I got the float extended and the wiring done.

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