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by Soldmy66
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving

I had what was, to me at least, a really funny sophomoric response to the title -- but then I suddenly remembered that I am no longer in Junior High.

Move along, nothing to see here.
by Soldmy66
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

A helmholtz exhaust resonator (aka as a 1/4 wave pipe) is different than the type of resonator you probably expect. It might be worthwhile to read about them. But - yes - avoid back-pressure. It is a myth that you need any back-pressure. You need sufficient exhaust gas velocity, but not back-pressure.
by Soldmy66
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

I'm figuring here, if I have 2" pipes, which will be a neck down from the 2.5" collectors, and then have a really quiet muffler, it'd create enough back pressure to where it shouldn't resonate , but still breathe better, y'know? Or just say screw it and do 2" with a nice sounding muf...
by Soldmy66
Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

Alright so from what I've read, i should roll with 1.75" pipes since I'm running dual. I remember reading that Classic Inlines page, and i liked the other site too. I'll check youtube again, but a lot of the videos have crappy sound quality. Does anyone know how much extra an x pipe is? I'm ve...
by Soldmy66
Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

You might want to listen to some sound clips of Borla mufflers. Both Borla and Spintech have a nice (to my ear) sound. As to pipe, size it based on a calculator to ensure that you will have sufficient exhaust gas velocity. Increasing pipe diameter too much will result in reduced gas velocity and les...
by Soldmy66
Wed May 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1791

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Please accept my praise of your efforts. Everything you've done looks great - and I hope it gave you a sense of accomplishment.

Well done.
by Soldmy66
Sun May 12, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: What wheels and tires fit on a falcon!
Replies: 22
Views: 8609

Re: What wheels and tires fit on a falcon!

I believe you can also have steel wheels widened.
by Soldmy66
Sat May 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?
Replies: 26
Views: 4421

Re: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?

Rocklord - Thank you - that was nice of you.

I suppose any adapter for the Barra is probably big money.

Pete62SOHC's build is pretty terrific, too.

My fantasy build (when I had a 200) was to back it with a 700R4. Now I have one in my 57 Checy Wagon.
by Soldmy66
Fri May 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?
Replies: 26
Views: 4421

Re: Barra 4.0 to a c4 transmission?

Does anyone (like Kennedy Engineering) make an adapter to fit a Barra with a 700R4?

That seems like a great combination, even if just on paper.
by Soldmy66
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘64 build advice
Replies: 27
Views: 535

Re: ‘64 build advice

Please take this in the light with which it is intended (because, generally, I try never to be a jerk) -- I think you will find that cruising through the forum, doing a lot of reading and researching for similar builds first - will yield tremendous results and a wealth of information. I believe inve...
by Soldmy66
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from SoCal!
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Hello from SoCal!

I am in Anaheim, although I sold my Mustang years ago (and am left with a 2006 G35 and a 1957 Chevy 210 Wagon "Hot Rod" (as much as that huge car can be one) - but continue to follow this forum every day out of interest for what the fine people on this forum do with the 200/250/300 engines...
by Soldmy66
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 Dyno Results
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Ford 200 Dyno Results

And they are only about 15 minutes from Joe Jost's.
by Soldmy66
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Porsche' used to use a pair of three barrel webers on some of the high performance pancake 6 engines.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/235721.jpg
by Soldmy66
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

woodbutcher wrote::hmmm: Just taking a real WAG on the inline 4 bbl,I`m thinking in the real high four figure to low five figure price range.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Leo


If you found one and wanted to buy it - I think you would have to put it in escrow - they are as rare as hen's teeth and priced accordingly.
by Soldmy66
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1953

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

Do the aftermarket oil coolers have a thermostat, so that the oil is not routed through the cooler unless/until it reaches a certain temperature? I have to assume oil that it too hot is a problem, as well as oil that has not reached sufficient temperature. Edit - Never-mind I looked and found this: ...
by Soldmy66
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with the Clifford 6-8 dual carb setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Does anyone have any experience with the Clifford 6-8 dual carb setup?

... or am I look8ng for back pressure to help with torque on the low end? You do not ever need backpressure to help with torque. What you need is a system designed to provide sufficient exhaust gas velocity -- and that has more to do with exhaust system sizing (primary tube diameter (if applicable)...
by Soldmy66
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tubing diameter, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Tubing diameter, etc.

Have you considered using a dual in/single out muffler to act as the pressure wave termination box, rather than running a Y into a single in/single out muffler? It seems as if it might simplify things. You could "oversize" the muffler (pipe diameter wise) and use a stepped down (pipe diame...
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Exhaust ideas?

Another option is to use a dual in/single out muffler.
by Soldmy66
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Electric Fan

Within the last two weeks there was a comprehensive thread about electric fans. I'd suggest doing a word search - as I was very impressed with the information exchanged in that thread.
by Soldmy66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 18
Views: 1819

Re: Fuel Economy

Most of the improvement comes from changes to driving style. I pretty easily increased the mileage on my G35 about 20% - just by following some of the simple types on Ecomodder(dot) com.

Their motto is "Adjust the nut behind the wheel".
by Soldmy66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It's alive. But runs like a total turd. Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: It's alive. But runs like a total turd. Help?

You might want to start by looking at fuel filters.

The clog easily and although an engine will idle with a dirty fuel filter, the engine starves for fuel above idle.
by Soldmy66
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tough Decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Tough Decisions

Buy both.
by Soldmy66
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector
Replies: 30
Views: 2907

Re: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector

I appreciate all the responses, thanks. I just carefully removed the gunk I could get to. After I get past my bucking issue, I plan to run seafoam or another valve cleaner through the intake. It's easy to do, but I don't want to get too sidetracked right now from my main mission. Make sure you do i...
by Soldmy66
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector
Replies: 30
Views: 2907

Re: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector

I have heard of people who supposedly deal with this by using SeaFoam, or another similar solvent, by running it into the manifold port while the engine is running, stalling the engine, and restarting it sometime later. The videos are spectacular, and there is an astonishing amount of smoke produced...
by Soldmy66
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector
Replies: 30
Views: 2907

Re: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector

I have read that installing an oil catch can after the PCV but prior to the manifold lessens the likelihood of this type of build up. Now then, I don't know this personally. I would agree that any fuel mixed solvent would be insufficient to reduce this sludge once built up. Remember, all gasoline ha...
by Soldmy66
Mon May 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Fuel pump

When was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
by Soldmy66
Thu May 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 1800

Re: Dying Under Load

Might want to double-check the fuel filter too.
by Soldmy66
Fri May 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

If you have the required dimensions, I believe you can find the driveshaft you are looking for at Jeg's or Summit.

$365 seems steep.
by Soldmy66
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Shudder
Replies: 64
Views: 5331

Re: Clutch Shudder

I hate to ask - but - the clutch is facing the right direction; correct?
by Soldmy66
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 123
Views: 13367

Re: Tri Power Again

I get nothing ...
by Soldmy66
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?

If you fail to mount that push rod on some sort of trophy plaque, you are making a mistake.
by Soldmy66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Losing My Mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2471

Re: Losing My Mind

American government for sending American manufacturing over seas? The government does not make auto parts, nor does it require auto parts makers to send manufacturing to other countries. The parts manufacturers themselves make that decision. I don't agree that it is a good decision, but I can't blam...
by Soldmy66
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber

If I was going to use multiple carbs, I would mill the top of the log for two progressive 2 barrels; one spaced roughly over cylinder two, and the other spaced roughly over cylinder 5.
by Soldmy66
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: TwoFiddy Build KS 2018

I cannot imagine the minimal difference in spacing would even be measurable on a dyno.
by Soldmy66
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I could really use some help plz.
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: I could really use some help plz.

Here is an interesting observation. Someone starts a thread stating "I could really use some help plz". Several well intended people reply, in an attempt to help the originator of the thread. The originator of the thread later refers to one or more of the answers provided by one or more of...
by Soldmy66
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FiTech 2bb EFI coming
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: FiTech 2bb EFI coming

Sounds like two of them would be nice ... with the right spacing on the log.
by Soldmy66
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valves Hitting Spark Plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 2000

Re: Valves Hitting Spark Plugs

Howdy Blue Box: How big are the intake valves? Very interesting. This is a new one. IIWIYS, I'd buy some new spark plugs and make on the porcelain where the electrode is attached to the shell, then install the plugs so that none of the plugs have the electrode on the intake valve side. You may have...
by Soldmy66
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb upgrade - PCV hookup
Replies: 23
Views: 3086

Re: Carb upgrade - PCV hookup

You might be able to avoid having to pull the head to drill and tap (space permitting) by pulling the carb and pressurizing the intake with compressed air - and putting grease on the tap. That way, when you remove the tap, any shavings that do not stick to the grease could be blown out the hole by t...
by Soldmy66
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 2133

Re: 200ci overheating

CZLN6 wrote:Howdy All:

One more thought for the poster- Did you change your lower radiator hose when you installed the new radiator? Old hoses can collapse and cut off circulation. Check it out.

Adios, David


Great advice. I had this happen a few years ago.
by Soldmy66
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust idea [want input, please]
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Exhaust idea [want input, please]

I believe certain muffler manufacturers list CFM ratings for their mufflers. It might be worthwhile to review a few manufacturers' websites, and target mufflers meeting you exhaust CFM requirements. Update: FWIW - I just downloaded the online Dynomax Muffler catalog. About 100 pages into the catalog...
by Soldmy66
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 pops and gurgles when decelerating
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: 300 pops and gurgles when decelerating

I thought I would offer a well intended explanation regarding backpressure, or a lack thereof. I am not the first to point this out, nor do I consider myself to be the person best positioned to explain this. There seems to be a very common misconception that an engine must have a certain amount of b...
by Soldmy66
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Visible Moisture Between Head and Block?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Visible Moisture Between Head and Block?

Rather than use shims, might it be worth investing in ARP studs?
by Soldmy66
Tue May 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stalling on turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: stalling on turns?

I second the float being too low suggestion.
by Soldmy66
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 4369

Re: New 200 Build - No Oil Pressure

Enjoy time spent with your Dad.

Mine died 22 years ago - and I truly value the memories I have of time we spent together.
by Soldmy66
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why the Offy 'C' manifold shortage?
Replies: 16
Views: 2943

Re: Why the Offy 'C' manifold shortage?

Yes, California is nothing shy of hostile to business.

The number of companies who have left this state, and taken with them tens of thousands of jobs- is a long list of big names.
by Soldmy66
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 240 or 300
Replies: 325
Views: 37170

Re: Turbo 240 or 300

I noticed that you celebrated receiving your new turbo by having some delicious hummus.

Good call.
by Soldmy66
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: '62 Ranchero - Transmission Tunnel Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 2581

Re: '62 Ranchero - Transmission Tunnel Brace

Bob, I am sure you have thought of this already, but it looks like fabricating a piece like that from scratch would not be much of a challenge for someone with above average fabrication/welding skills.
by Soldmy66
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone run Clifford performance shorty headers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Re: Anyone run Clifford performance shorty headers?

I understand the Walker Y Pipe is available again.
by Soldmy66
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 turbo maverick
Replies: 32
Views: 4352

Re: Ford 300 turbo maverick

So how many SVO blocks were made? Two? Ten? If any gathering dust anywhere, will swing by to pick up. Sandwich head to porter today, finally. Hope to have some flow numbers very soon. Off to see crank grinder after flow numbers in. First need to see how many more cubes head will support. Any chance...

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