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by Econoline
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA

That's a great tip, thanks for posting it :beer:
by Econoline
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Get a "high flow" thermostat
by Econoline
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bronco 200 Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Bronco 200 Carb

The 200 will be exactly the same as the 170 for hood clearance. Like Bill said, an Autolite 1101 or Carter RBS from a 250 is your best bet if you have a large log head and a 68 or later distributor. A 250 Carter YFA would also be good. Don't use the 170 carb. We need to know what year head you've go...
by Econoline
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Highway prep for 170
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Highway prep for 170

Well I got the 170 freed and it spins great now. Just took some more line in the cylinders and looks like after letting it sit for a few days it self healed. so now I'm looking into the cooling system cause it's going to be about 840 miles back to my place in az. Using an rpm calculator with my siz...
by Econoline
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Firebolt's EFI 200 build
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Firebolt's EFI 200 build

That is a 68 200 block with what appears to be an unusual 68 large log head. What size is the carb flange on that head?
by Econoline
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 3.03 Toploader
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: 3.03 Toploader

I don't know what's wrong with yours, but I have a core. It was running when pulled but has been sitting outside for a few years in much less than ideal condition. 3 speed. You'd need to swap the tail shaft b/c it's out of an econoline.
by Econoline
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: 250 Head Swap

powerband wrote:
Don't know where you're located but I would gladly dish out $80.oo WITHOUT the head for usable-intact 250 block.

(... probably from another foolish V8 swap ? 8) )

have fun


I'll second that.
by Econoline
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: 250 Head Swap

69 would have a points distributor with both centrifugal and mechanical advance, a 77 DSII distributor is a drop in replacement. The carb looks to be an 1101. The main difference in the 69-76 or so heads and the 77-79 heads are smaller intake valves, 1.65" vs 1.75", and no hardened exhaust...
by Econoline
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help finding my compression ratio.
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: Help finding my compression ratio.

Sounds like you found the right place to have the work done. For your edification, Pat Kelly's compression calculator is the best one I've come across. It can be found here:

http://cochise.uia.net/pkelley2/DynamicCR.html
by Econoline
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

Yeah ok, I understand now. You know, there really isn't any technical need to use an HEI body unless you want the coil to be in the cap. HEI and Duraspark distributors both use the same means to fire the coil. iow, you can fire an HEI coil with an HEI module using a duraspark distributor. A DSII dis...
by Econoline
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

Clearance for what?
by Econoline
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

I'm not saying they are the same Bill. Just that I think there are auto and manual versions of the 3 bolt starters. Sorry if I caused any confusion.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flamethrower Coil
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Flamethrower Coil

Yes, but that brings in a whole nother subject and we're talking about points systems. Even the DSII coil is going to be 1.2-1.5 ohms and must have a resistor wire to be reliable. It's basically the same coil with a different connector, lol. With a modern ignition module you can run straight voltage...
by Econoline
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

Check all the connections, condition of the wiring ect. How old is the solenoid? Maybe replace that, check tdc to the balancer as best you can with the head on, fab a heat shield out of some flashing or drier duct if all else fails, then buy a starter imo. I have had slightly harder starting since g...
by Econoline
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine not turning?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Engine not turning?

Starter pinion or rock stuck in the flywheel?
by Econoline
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flamethrower Coil
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Flamethrower Coil

If you are using the resistor wire to feed the coil use the 1.5 ohm coil, otherwise use the 3 ohm coil is how I understand it.
by Econoline
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

Too much initial timing can cause hard starting issues. What type of alternator are you running?
by Econoline
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributor Installation
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: HEI Distributor Installation

It will turn over normally but won't start? Does it turn over slowly? Will it start if you hold the pedal to the floor? Describe the problem a little more clearly please. As for the PCV, assuming it is the right one and isn't defective, when an engine runs better with pcv plugged that usually indica...
by Econoline
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help finding a carb that fits
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Help finding a carb that fits

It's not hard to make one using a gasket for the manifold and a gasket for the carb. It needs to be 5/8-3/4" thick and after the basic part is made you clearance where needed for linkage bolts, etc. The thickness helps get clearance. With a chunk of peholic or aluminum of the right thickness it...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1101 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 757

Re: Autolite 1101 Question

I though all 1101's were non-LoM? Did they make 1101's before 68? It sounds like you have an 1100 or the tag was swapped at some carb change. You need a DSII, like Bill said. It's a dirt cheap swap with salvage or even new parts for around $125 last time I checked. With an HEI module and new wires. ...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help finding a carb that fits
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Help finding a carb that fits

It sounds like you are missing the "orientation" adapter. You can make one out of aluminum, penolic, or even wood. On the small log engines the adapter is the one with the coolant running through it, on the large log engines it looks more like part of the carb, but doesn't come with the ca...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finding a large log cylinder head?
Replies: 46
Views: 2130

Re: Finding a large log cylinder head?

The carb mount should be on the same plane/angle as the original which is around 3 degrees iirc. The engine sits at that angle and the carb should be close to level. That's what makes doing it "right" more difficult b/c the way the log is cast.
by Econoline
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Fit of Offenhauser manifold and a Holley 390
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Fit of Offenhauser manifold and a Holley 390

Thanks for the update. Does yours have the plastic engine cover/console?
by Econoline
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 rear end options
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 200 rear end options

Yeah, it'll turn a 9" just fine. The 64 "Heavy Duty" came with a 9" rear end and a 170. They began putting 3.03 toploaders into Econolines in 64. I have one if anyone needs one. They came with a special short tailpiece which hangs and has HD truck style bearings vs the car 3.03. ...
by Econoline
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 rear end options
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 200 rear end options

Hi, as mentioned, count how many times the pinion yoke turns as the brake drum makes one full turn. If it goes 3 1/2 turns, you have a 3.50 rear, if it goes a little more than 4, you have a 4.11 rear. Also turn an axle. If both drums turn the same way, you have a limited slip differential. If the d...
by Econoline
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 rear end options
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 200 rear end options

If you got the 9" out of an econoline I seriously doubt it has a 4.5:1 chunk in it unless it's been changed. Most of them came with either 3:1 or 3.5:1, some of the 7.25" econo rears came 4:1
by Econoline
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finding a large log cylinder head?
Replies: 46
Views: 2130

Re: Finding a large log cylinder head?

Our fellow member, Jerry aka 'stanyon', did just that. Cut it off with a skilsaw fiber disc on a heavy duty buffer, cleaned it up and flattened it with a file and made an aluminum adapter for a weber. I saw it in person, he did a great job of it. You don't have to spend alot of money. https://i57.se...
by Econoline
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spotting a 144, 170 and 200cui six?
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Spotting a 144, 170 and 200cui six?

X2

You won't break a toploader, but you'll like a 5 speed a lot better.
by Econoline
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ram Air 200
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Ram Air 200

That is awesome!
by Econoline
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018

It's been running great. :beer: It gets along nicely. I've got almost 3000 miles on it now. Never has any overheating issues other than carb vapor lock after being parked hot. But I think that is somewhat unavoidable with these vans. Between swapping to an HEI module and replacing the RBS with a YFA...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018

Can you put a 250" into an Econoline?? Yes you can, but it's a lot simpler if you do it into a 65-67 Seth do you have a builders log that I could take a look at? Would you link be to it, I can’t seem to come up with it. Thanks! http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t39799-my-250-swap I used a 65 ...
by Econoline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018

wsa111 wrote:Can you put a 250" into an Econoline??


Yes you can, but it's a lot simpler if you do it into a 65-67
by Econoline
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finding a large log cylinder head?
Replies: 46
Views: 2130

Re: Finding a large log cylinder head?

Royals65i6 wrote:I know the Weber DGV with 2-1 adaptor has a 1.5 opening and the cylinder head I have is a 1.75 opening. Are there larger adaptors to help maximize air flow?



https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... -large-log
by Econoline
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: FORD straight 6 long blocks - $500
Replies: 1
Views: 214

FORD straight 6 long blocks - $500

Not mine. I think these are just down the road from me though.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/ ... 33411.html
by Econoline
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine tag decoding?
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Engine tag decoding?

You might go after that upper area on the road draft boss with a chisel, brush and some solvent. It looks like there is still some crud there. I didn't mention I cleaned mine once and didn't see it the first time. It may just be my eye's or the lighting, but I can vaguely make out a circle there whe...
by Econoline
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine tag decoding?
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Engine tag decoding?

You just never know with Ford, it's crazy. I'm curious if your distributor is 1/4" or 5/16" drive? I'd bet it isn't a 144. Mine was a C2 block casting iirc. It had a 1/4" drive oil pump and solid lifters.
by Econoline
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gear drive for a 200
Replies: 18
Views: 940

Re: Gear drive for a 200

Are you saying that the dbl roller had some slack when it was new and first installed?
by Econoline
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine tag decoding?
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Engine tag decoding?

Easiest way is to look on the top of the road draft boss. It's on the front drivers side corner, top of the block. Clean that off with some brakleen and a wire brush. It will either have a T or an N stamped into it. If it has a T it's a 170, N = 144. It's that simple. If it doesn't have an N or T th...
by Econoline
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?
Replies: 29
Views: 956

Re: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?

Chances are it has multiple keyways. With your compression issues you might consider retarding the cam if it is currently advanced 4 degrees. This will shorten the effective stroke and lower cylinder pressures a bit. Do you have the specs for the cam? I.e. advertised intake and exhaust duration and ...
by Econoline
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Catch Can
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Oil Catch Can

I've considered putting a catch can on the pcv to. There's a lot of oil that gets past the baffles in the valve cover. I know there's is oil going right into the intake on my engine via the pcv. I've seen it on the port if I pull the tube off the carb.
by Econoline
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?
Replies: 29
Views: 956

Re: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?

Any guesstimates on my actual comp ratio? So stock is like 9 something to 1. the mill cut of 60 equals aprox 1 more point of compression (falcon handbook) and then a composite gasket drops it a bit. But... I have my block zero decked. Using my Falcon handbook I will assume that a .060" will ea...
by Econoline
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?
Replies: 29
Views: 956

Re: Anyone running a weber 38 on a 200? Cam selection?

10:1?!! No wonder you're having problems. I think you're going to have to pull the head and verify the compression ratio, then unfortunately you're likely going to have to find a new head, late model head, with 62cc chambers and then calculate and have it milled to bring the c/r to an acceptable lev...
by Econoline
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust connection
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Exhaust connection

You can buy them new. You want the 2" version ~68 and on. Scott Drake makes them, or at least they used to. And they used to be on Ebay to. This is the one you don't want: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1964-1967-FORD-Mustang-Exhaust-Manifold-200-Six-Cylinder-1-3-4-Exhaust/122249656667?fits=Make%...
by Econoline
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New cam suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: New cam suggestions

Oh, there was a typo iin your first post, I thought you were running 2.4 gears :rolflmao:
by Econoline
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New cam suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: New cam suggestions

Why not start by changing the rear gears to something in the 3.7-4.11 range?
by Econoline
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fitech 2 Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Fitech 2 Barrel

The 4 injectors bit has to be a typo right? Why would they have 4 injectors? That doesn't make any sense to me.

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