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by Soldmy66
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

IIWIYS - once you know if you have the correct carb to match your distributor, I would start by replacing the fuel filter and if that does not correct it - then move on to fuel pump.
by Soldmy66
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 24872

Re: turbo 200 build

pmuller9 wrote:This is where coating the headers with a thermal barrier would help a lot.


X2

Also, I believe DEI makes some insulating products that may help. Regardless, ceramic coating the manifold/headers (inside and out) may drop under-hood temps by several hundred degrees.
by Soldmy66
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: to keep ur calm an' cool...cabin insulation
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: to keep ur calm an' cool...cabin insulation

I understand there are also spray on products, one being Lizard Skin, that reduces road noise and temperature - but I have to think that would only be an option if the interior was fully stripped.
by Soldmy66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Exhaust.
Replies: 23
Views: 912

Re: Best Exhaust.

I believe pmuller9 was only comparing primary tube diameter (small diameter vs large diameter), and not primary tube length (short vs long). Unless I am mistaken, his statement was only with respect to headers having the same primary header tube length, but different primary tube diameters. If that ...
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Remote turbo and the 300. And a question
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Remote turbo and the 300. And a question

There is an interesting multiple-part series on Youtube in which a guy named Tom puts a remote-turbo LS engine in a late model Toyota truck.

If interested, look up "Tom's Turbo Garage V8 Turbo Tacoma".
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Head Work

Get the springs & retainers from Schneider. Their springs are whats needed for your camshaft & the retainers are quality. Stock Ford springs have no damper. How do I know which ones to get from them? I was on their site and saw a bunch of different ones. I know i need a single spring but i ...
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 983

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

wsa111 wrote:If you can translate what Chad stated ...


I am not sure that is possible or at least likely. I never can.
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad fuel pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Bad fuel pump?

When did you last replace the fuel filter?
by Soldmy66
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 50
Views: 3472

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

Everything looks top notch.

Would it be possible to fill the long tube headers with sand (to avoid crimping), heat them and bend the lower section up and to an acceptable angle?

Just an idea ...
by Soldmy66
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 935

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

Econoline wouldn't that effect all types of fuel useage? Everything was working fine I just had a carter RBS carb which was too rich and fowling out plugs so I swapped out this Autolite 1100. I have never been able to take the car out for a drive with this rebuilt carb. I didn't see that part (i.e....
by Soldmy66
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 935

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

Depending on the location of the fuel filter (prior to of after the pump - which would determine the filter's impact of pressure reading), you might just start by changing the fuel filter. It is common for small filters to suck up debris and become clogged. This creates a situation which sounds very...
by Soldmy66
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 990

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

I would start by looking at your fuel filter. Starving for fuel can result from enough sediment eventually building up in the filter so that the filter eventually clogs, and then restricts flow to the point that it will not support the engine's gasoline demand. Once the engine is shut off, the fuel ...
by Soldmy66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhausting advice please.
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Exhausting advice please.

You should be able to get away with a far less sound attenuating muffler than if the car was naturally aspirated. As others have pointed out, a turbo goes a long way to kill exhaust sound. Taken from the linked article: "The turbo has a similar effect on exhaust systems, where the exhaust-side ...
by Soldmy66
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tuning my Holley 390. The saga continues.
Replies: 28
Views: 5480

Re: Tuning my Holley 390. The saga continues.

F-250 Restorer wrote:The last post by the author of this thread was dated 2011.


Sometimes tuning takes a while.
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: 11
Views: 702

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 77
Views: 3436

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: 24
Views: 9897

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: 5668

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: 5668

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: 1050

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
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 Dyno Results
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

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: 1908

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: 1908

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: 2629

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: 1174

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: 1005

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: 700

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: 1142

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: 2293

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: 843

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: 1534

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 2440

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: 2469

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: 2198

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: 6840

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: 140
Views: 17513

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: 1340

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: 2982

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: 2241

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: 3056

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: 2937

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: 2083

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: 2387

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...

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