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by Econoline
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Oil questions?

Don't switch over to synthetic until you've got a new engine in there. I'm no expert but imo, run a good oil that is as thin as will give you good oil pressure and not leak. If that's 10-30 use that. If it can run 5-20 go for it. If it needs 15-40, do that. But don't run thicker oil than you need. T...
by Econoline
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 39
Views: 477

Re: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod

This is a job for a 3d printer. With that venturi core you could model it and then alter the venturi size and shape all you want and print something that fits and just needs minimal work to smooth and make fit. Notches, holes and all
by Econoline
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly Rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly Rebuild

They should slide freely. They get out round from being torqued down. Also be sure and debur the holes in the new shaft if needed.
by Econoline
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: engine rebuilding

^ I agree. You can buy a remanufactured one from S and J engines for around $2600 shipped including the $500 refundable core fee and a 7 yr/100K warranty.

https://www.sandjengines.com/search/rebuilt-auto-engines/1977-Ford-Maverick--
by Econoline
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci

You may be able to get timing control with the DSII using an 8-pin hei module. Mech advance locked down of course, and you may want to or need to re-phase the pickup. I know this works for timing control with GM factory type TBI conversions.
by Econoline
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What changed between 1960 and all other 144 engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: What changed between 1960 and all other 144 engines?

I think your best bet is to find a 200, build that and then just store the original motor after the swap :thumbup: .
by Econoline
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.75 carb inlet
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: 1.75 carb inlet

It's only an 1/8" of an inch at the edge of the hole. I've been thinking the same thing.
by Econoline
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need to connect 5/16" steel line to a 3/8" NPT Fuel Regulator.
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Need to connect 5/16" steel line to a 3/8" NPT Fuel Regulator.

What Bill said about finding the fitting, it's common and borrowing a GOOD flare tool, not some parts house type pos. I found a like new Rigid inverted flare set for $90 and it was a great investment. A bad flare tool will just add frustration. On the other hand you can find a decent tubing bender f...
by Econoline
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 Temp Gauge sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: 170 Temp Gauge sensor

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 02&jsn=668

Imo, the temp at the outlet is the most accurate. Once the thermostat opens it will tell you the temp as it exits the engine, not halfway around the head.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HSC crank damper
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: HSC crank damper

I'd like to know as well. But I think if it was plausible we'd probably already know. But maybe not. It'd be great to have a 2.3 and a 2.5 laying around so I could find out. I'm sure someone's looked into it and will chimb in.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are the Clifford Cam & Weber 38 kits worth the money?
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Are the Clifford Cam & Weber 38 kits worth the money?

I think that is a good plan. I don't know what your ignition system situation is, but if you are using the original points setup, I'd throw some kind of ignition change in there first. My recommendation would be a DSII distributor w/a Delco 4-pin HEI module and a TFI coil. Then the carb or both if y...
by Econoline
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Gene Fiore wrote:
pmuller9 wrote:Will the engine run at WOT if you open the throttle very slowly?

Yes


Under load?
by Econoline
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 I 6 carb adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: 250 I 6 carb adapter

Vintage Inlines carries the best one, but it's been listed as out of stock for a while. Transdapt and maybe Mr Gasket makes one but it orients the carb cockeyed and doesn't flow as well b/c the way it's made w/o a funnel insert. https://www.vintageinlines.com/product-page/autolite-holley-1v-2v-adapt...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: misaligned block cam journal
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: misaligned block cam journal

Have you had someone put the cam on v blocks to see if it's bent? The cam seems to be the constant in this story.
by Econoline
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 735

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

The carb mount is somewhere around 3 degrees tilted from crank centerline. It isn't parallel to the log either.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question

Are we 100% sure it actually is a 144? :wink: lol
by Econoline
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 42
Views: 1188

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

You can zero deck a 250 if you do it with different rods and pistons. I wouldn't get there with decking 60-100 thou. If the piston has a dish that will allow say 8:1 DCR or less with a stock or low duration cam and 56cc chambers, you're going to be just fine regardless. It's all in the planning and ...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 10682

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

A quick look has not turned up that adapter. I think it maybe out in the back of my van I'll look tomorrow. But I think it's the right size. iirc, it's 2 5/16" ID x 2 5/8" OD. A quick look didn't find them on Ebay last night. Edit: Found it! looks like speedway sells them: https://www.ebay...
by Econoline
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 10682

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

I got that one on Ebay. I think I still have it, I can get some measurements for you if you need to make sure it's the right size.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 10682

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

The advantage is a more reliable and much cheaper module that can fire a very low ohm coil without dying. Iow, much higher spark output. No points to replace and fiddle with to set dwell angle. It also has a variable dwell, keeping spark energy up as engine rpms increase by increasing dwell as rpms ...
by Econoline
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?

As I understand it, with the C5 block they were 5/16"
by Econoline
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Blown Injected Chevy six
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Blown Injected Chevy six

I'm not sure that supercharger is going to be big enough... lol
by Econoline
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1178

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Them balls is all emmision sh*t. I jus pich m. Nevarun betor. Gawdem gubment, ol up n r junk.

:wink:
by Econoline
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

The problem with drilling it out is that if you drill through you will ruin the carb You'll have to be very careful and mark the depth on the bit with some tape and only drill deep enough to get just past the threaded bit.
by Econoline
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

Yeah, with a manual you won't have shift point issues. My main issue was having a 15L weight go all in too soon giving me 30 degrees of mechanical advance at to low of an rpm. My solution was to weld it's gap to a 13L weight, i.e. 26 degrees of potential instead of 30. Ryan, Pat Kelley's DCR calcula...
by Econoline
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

So with a 9.0:1 CR, what kind of dynamic CR should i be looking for? That's a good question. I think a safe bet is 7.7:1. But you may be able to go higher and still run 87. With my 250 i'm around 8.2:1 dcr iirc and 9.5-6:1 scr @ ~25ft above sea level and I had a lot of problems with pinging under l...
by Econoline
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.3 HSC Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: 2.3 HSC Heads

63falconATX wrote:
lets make a straight 8


Yeah! A "Fast Burn" Sequential MPFI'd Straight 8 :)

I thought all the 2.3 and 2.5 head's were iron
by Econoline
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

We need the stock specs: advertised duration, Intake Centerline and Lobe Separation to calculate it. I tried plugging in the numbers from the tech archive and there's something fishy with them. I've got some feelers out to get the real specs.
by Econoline
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

The dynamic compression is a result of the amount of overlap and duration the cam has. As you go up through the performance cams the dynamic compression at any given static c/r will go down. That's why you can run higher static c/r's with bigger cams. If you know the cam specs you can calculate what...
by Econoline
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

You're going to have to elaborate on this "scraping" noise. If it's coming from the engine that sounds bad, real bad. It can be easy to over time them by ear. But you could easily set the timing to 10-14 without much concern of causing any problems other than gaining more power and pep.
by Econoline
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

After 3 or 4 times I would assume you are putting the seal in the right way around. Lip facing in, towards the front of the engine. Have you inspected the crank bearings while you've had it apart?
by Econoline
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: update/ Replacing brakes?
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: update/ Replacing brakes?

Where did you price out the brake parts? You should be able to rebuild rear drums for less than $150 replacing everything including the wheel cylinders, pads, adjusters, auto adjusting mechs, every spring and having the drums turned on a brake lathe. If you have front discs they should be similar if...
by Econoline
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

The good news is you've got an 8" rear end. Iiwy I would consider swapping the chunk out now to something in the 3.5:1 range. It sounds like economy is important to you so even with the overdrive in the future that will keep you in a good spot. It'll scream a little on the highway with the 3-sp...
by Econoline
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Getting an E0 head

There should be a receipt for the valve job. I wouldn't bother with putting in larger intake valves, just up the exhaust. Shrouding of the intake valve is a problem that is going to negate any gains from what I understand.
by Econoline
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine moaning under load
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Engine moaning under load

It could be exhaust leak, donut gasket?
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Small Six forum pinned posts
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Small Six forum pinned posts

+1
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?

As long as you don't scuff the deck and have the fasteners screwed in good and plenty why not.
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3665

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Thegrayghost, that is excellent news 680 RPM is at least close to the ball park and you can work from there. Still work at doing the first steps of plug gap, the correct dwell, and base timing before working on the carb settings. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: These were taken a couple days ago before I...
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: OCD and block assembly

2.960"

I like that
it's not 3" dang it :)
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: OCD and block assembly

You could tap the tube in just enough to hold it in there. Then once you have the engine filled w/ 4 1/2 Qt's and have you have run it tap it in until the dipstick is in the oil. Then measure the amount it needs tapped in further, put a ring of tape on the tube as a reference and tap it in the rest ...
by Econoline
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3665

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Low RPM would be the top scale. I have one of those but mine only does low rpm.
by Econoline
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

Good to know, I always thought the 144 were all solids. Thanks.
by Econoline
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

Frozen Rabbit, you are saying they made 144's with hydraulic lifters?
by Econoline
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

I thought you had a 144? I'm under the impression that all 144's had solid lifters. I'm pretty sure they did. That's why they all have adjustable rocker assy's. That's how they got enough power out of them to move anything down the road. Like the V dubs. They certainly didn't put any hydraulic lifte...
by Econoline
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 783

Re: HEI ignition

I have the DSII/HEI combo with a TFI coil. I ran mine off a relay thrown by the ignition wire. The module is fed through the relay from a fused wire from the battery. I was concerned about the old wiring in my van and wanted to ensure it got full juice. Works great.
by Econoline
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3665

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

The way I see it you don't need the outside carbs for idling more than a hair maybe, it's no worse than stock. And it's idling after all, you don't need much. I'd assume you'd want to tip in the outside carbs starting around 1000-1500 rpm. Trying to dial that in with all carbs idling sounds like a n...
by Econoline
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bowl seems to be running out of gas
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Bowl seems to be running out of gas

Sounds like it is or vapor lock. If it is boiling off you should be able to smell it.
by Econoline
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3665

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Yeah that's a problem. Like was said, I'd try and get it set up to have the throttle fully closed @ idle on the outside carbs and idle off the center. You can't do that if they are hanging up before they close. Looks like they're are alot of springs and wires in there to try and get it to come down,...
by Econoline
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 M/T to A/T conversion is this possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Autolite 1100 M/T to A/T conversion is this possible?

I've only used MT carbs on with my AT and it's never been a problem. It doesn't die coming to a stop.
by Econoline
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet
Replies: 48
Views: 1117

Re: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet

Nice looking car, I love it. It screams potential, looks good and straight.

This is off topic, but I didn't know and chad didn't say, "woah, woh there, I gots a frang mang." I guess early broncos do have frames. Sorry, I needed to clarify that for myself.

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