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by Soldmy66
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tubing diameter, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 438

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: 300

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: 475

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: 1051

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: 368

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: 653

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: 29
Views: 1686

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: 29
Views: 1686

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: 29
Views: 1686

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: 1060

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: 1001

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: 956

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: 3243

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: 102
Views: 6611

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: 662

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: 1505

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: 1235

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: 1781

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: 1720

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: 1385

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: 1499

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: 2311

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
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Father son, miracle project bird. Also hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Father son, miracle project bird. Also hello!

Look, I don't know you and I need to advise you that free advice is worth what you pay for it - so ... Congratulations on having a Dad who cares about you. In years ahead that will mean more than it does now. I did the same, and I have never regretted it. Love your Dad and enjoy your car. Don't blam...
by Soldmy66
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

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: 1040

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: 1221

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: 1360

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: 1653

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: 3441

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: 2440

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: 25572

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: 2045

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: 2442

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: 3337

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...
by Soldmy66
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics of my new engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: Pics of my new engine

I believe DEI makes a lot of heat shield products, including various sleeves.
by Soldmy66
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Small 6 to AOD adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: Small 6 to AOD adapter

The 700R4 would be my choice
by Soldmy66
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Ci Header Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Speed Daddy / Classic Inlines headers

chad wrote:"...clarify this…"
almost positive.
motor changes in '68 R more important 2 B aware of (in timing methods).

Look @ the extensive self reports ('search function") here 4 more on sd headers.


I have no idea what I just read
by Soldmy66
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Carb on the Scene!
Replies: 49
Views: 6668

Re: New Carb on the Scene!

F-250 Restorer wrote:Chad, you know, I could teach you to speak English; maybe even to write it. lol You should try it.


Mind reader, you are
by Soldmy66
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another 300 exhaust advice thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Another 300 exhaust advice thread

If you run the two single pipes into a dual in/single out, or dual in/dual out muffler you can do away with the y pipe.
by Soldmy66
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Carb on the Scene!
Replies: 49
Views: 6668

Re: New Carb on the Scene!

On the ecomodder (dot) com site, they advocate much higher tire pressure for optimal mileage.

I suggest you take a look and decide for yourself.
by Soldmy66
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machine work for dual 1bll carbs, between cylinders 2 and 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Machine work for dual 1bll carbs, between cylinders 2 an

Powerband, nice work, I am in the middle of building a 250, log head for drag racing only. On my 69 head all porting is done and we cut out a 2 inch section between 2&3 and 4&5, welded them up and fabed a 2 inch square log with 3 inputs to the log. I have a full 2 barrel Holley plate screwe...
by Soldmy66
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Muffler experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 3191

Re: Muffler experiences

Not Borla?

Then Spintech.
by Soldmy66
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Muffler experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 3191

Re: Muffler experiences

Borla or Spintech.
by Soldmy66
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Noisy Timing Gears- so disappointed....
Replies: 22
Views: 2802

Re: Noisy Timing Gears- so disappointed....

I don't know if this applies to these inline sixes or not, but here goes: I know here are (or were) timing gear manufacturers that made "regular" timing gear sets (with customary noise), and a separate "noisy" timing gear set (that sounded much louder with a blower-like whine). I...
by Soldmy66
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3.3L 200 Inline 6 - Built it up
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: 3.3L 200 Inline 6 - Built it up

J pipe
Turbo
Inter-cooler

Mike drop
by Soldmy66
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 45
Views: 7008

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Are the coating products you are talking about similar to POR-15?
by Soldmy66
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finally making some progress
Replies: 38
Views: 2710

Re: Finally making some progress

I very much look forward to hearing about (and seeing) the results.

They way it has been described makes it sound awesome.

Congrats.
by Soldmy66
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 128
Views: 13829

Re: turbo 200 build

67 - you may want to verify those links. They do not appear to be working.
by Soldmy66
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!
Replies: 131
Views: 19846

Re: 66sprint6's Boosted Inline still alive and doin well!

OK - stop toying with us.

We need updates!!!

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