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by Soldmy66
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Dyno Results
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: 300 Dyno Results

That little air cleaner cost some power on the test. Very true. On the "Engine Masters" YouTube channel they did an air cleaner horsepower comparison that was (at least to me) fascinating. Some air cleaners kill a lot of power. They contend (and the results seem to indicate) that both sha...
by Soldmy66
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bubba has 10,000 posts!
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Bubba has 10,000 posts!

Bubba's milestone is actually both "good for him" (because of his long term dedication to helping others) and "good for us" (because of the advice and suggestions he makes).

Thank you - I respect, and always look forward to reading, your well intended and insightful posts.
by Soldmy66
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: mount the cab on springs for better ride?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: mount the cab on springs for better ride?

I am not certain, and even if I was I don't have any additional information, but I believe some semi trucks mount the cab on air bags.
by Soldmy66
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1454

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

bubba22349 wrote:That's excellent, I am sure you would get semular results by removing the mechanical fan without the radiator blocked off. :nod:


What he said ...
by Soldmy66
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Started my build
Replies: 163
Views: 7808

Re: Started my build

This is just a well intended guess - could the moisture be from a corroded/leaking heater core?
by Soldmy66
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1454

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

Soldmy66, I would definitely consider an electric, but every time I've looked in the past I couldn't find any that fit the 6 cyl aluminum radiators well. Are you running one? Or know of a good kit? I am not running one, although I used to on my 1957 Chevy Wagon w/ a Griffin Aluminum Radiator. I nev...
by Soldmy66
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1454

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

Have you considered an electronically controlled fan? With the extra cooling capacity it seems likely that it would only be needed in traffic, and because of that you would free up some horsepower. I believe one of the episodes of Engine Masters (one of the free episodes on YouTube) indicated that a...
by Soldmy66
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: CI/VI Head on a 170?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: CI/VI Head on a 170?

In short, yes, you can. But something to consider -- If you used a 200 block instead - you would start with about 17.6% more cylinder volume - with the same packaging. IIWIYS - I would strongly consider the benefit of having larger displacement as your starting point (and the additional benefit from...
by Soldmy66
Sun May 31, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Zero to 60
Replies: 20
Views: 594

Re: Zero to 60

Depending on your goal, if occasional 0 to 60 blasts are important, I would not fail to consider nitrous with proportionate fuel augmentation.
by Soldmy66
Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

Nicely done.
by Soldmy66
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1964-1/2 Mustang 170 bucks and jerks under load
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: 1964-1/2 Mustang 170 bucks and jerks under load

If you haven't already, you might want to check the fuel filter.

It is fairly common that and old filter may flow enough for light throttle driving, but become clogged and restrict flow under higher engine load.
by Soldmy66
Sun May 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers

Are the any calculators i could use to help with my choices. Yes, they are available at various sites on the internet. I believe the David Vizard article (linked above) may have one. Basically, start by determining the CFM requirements of your exhaust (you will have to make assumptions and judgemen...
by Soldmy66
Sat May 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers

I agree with Bubba, with one (well intended) minor clarification - it is actually called a Helmholtz resonator. If nothing else, use the right size pipe (that is, to maximize exhaust gas velocity) - and then use a muffler that you like. If the muffler is only available in 2 1/2, use it, but use a fl...
by Soldmy66
Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to get modified head
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Where to get modified head

I assume "bead" was a typo for "head".
by Soldmy66
Fri May 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 58
Views: 8971

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I think there are several of us (at least one) who follow this thread and feel a sense of vicarious triumph with each step.

Well done.
by Soldmy66
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modifying Stainless Header
Replies: 47
Views: 2265

Re: Modifying Stainless Header

OK - no laughing - but what would happen if you used just a laser jet cut of the exhaust mounting flange? In other words, use just the flat flange itself without the header pipes? I believe I have seen them on this forum. In essence the flange would act as a spacer, but would have the same port matc...
by Soldmy66
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 58
Views: 8971

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Everything looks (continues to look) terrific.

I know you've completed the exhaust, but wanted to ask - have you given any though to adding electronic exhaust cut outs, "just because"?

I didn't with my 1957 Chevy Wagon, but wish I had.
by Soldmy66
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 67 Mustang Coupe Build
Replies: 43
Views: 8926

Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

I still have a 2006 Infinity G35, as my DD.

Great car. Almost 300 HP, 6 speed manual trans.

If I drive it like an adult, I get a bit over 23 MPH (mixed driving)

And it has 113K miles.

Enjoy your car.
by Soldmy66
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 302
Views: 43516

Re: My Budget 250 build

I cannot wait until you have your mini six pack roaring to life.
by Soldmy66
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: High Altitude Adjustments, Car Bucks/Jerks and Shakes
Replies: 49
Views: 3075

Re: High Altitude Adjustments, Car Bucks/Jerks and Shakes

Just curious, when was the last time you changed your fuel filter?

I see that you changed other fuel related parts, and you probably changed that as well - but it is worth looking at. A clogged filter can cause intermittent bucking.
by Soldmy66
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 155
Views: 8593

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Would it make sense to consider putting a drop of Loc-Tie on the dowel pin?
by Soldmy66
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 58
Views: 8971

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

It looks great.

And, doors .... doors are overrated.

Beau
by Soldmy66
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 58
Views: 8971

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Continued congratulations on a job well done.
by Soldmy66
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 58
Views: 8971

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

As mentioned by others, you work is inspiring.

I look forward to your updates.
by Soldmy66
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bronco Carb Options
Replies: 28
Views: 3609

Re: Bronco Carb Options

I seem to remember that Weber carb needs an adapter so not sure about hood clearance problems. I have become interested in the Carter BBD carb it is a 2 barrel that can direct mount to the log head if you hog out the opening as some members have done and reported very good performance. They have no...
by Soldmy66
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me identify this block
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Please help me identify this block

If the casting number is actually C1AE-6015-K, it would appear to be a 1961 223.
by Soldmy66
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

I would check the fuel filter.
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: 30
Views: 5403

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: 170
Views: 42040

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: 2473

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: 2476

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: 2669

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: 19
Views: 3514

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: 2986

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: 910

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: 8526

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: 2761

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: 2761

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: 2562

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: 1677

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: 7330

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: 1800

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: 2992

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: 2992

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: 2992

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: 2992

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: 9771

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: 14923

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: 11640

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: 11640

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.

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