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by johns3524
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Priming Oil system/pump
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Fordman75 wrote:I use a old distributor that I gutted and pulled the drive gear off from.


If you can find an EFI/TFI diz, it comes with a shaft that your drill will tighten on...

https://www.ford-trucks.com/g/picture/12727256

:)
by johns3524
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: about self guided rockers

You can have anything you want if you are willing to spend the money. Bullet Cams will grind you a billet roller cam for around $650. They are one of the sources for roller blanks so the entire operation is done in house. It would be fun to have a high lift short duration cam for max low end torque...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: about self guided rockers

There are NO non-roller rockers that have the pushrod adjusting screw and locknut that I know of. The BBC and BBF adjustable roller rockers are expensive. You can buy the rocker adjustment screws and lock nuts separately from the rockers. Then you can drill out and weld a nut to the pushrod end of ...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: about self guided rockers

A few questions first if you don't mind Are you using the EFI head? Which intake and exhaust valves? Which Crane cam are you using? Is this a naturally aspirated build? You talked about a roller cam a while back. Is that still an interest? On my curretmnt ride Im using an efi head, one of those Hea...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: about self guided rockers

Interesting post pmuller. I was talking to my "guy" that would machine my head for the studs..he says "he'd rather make plates than use self guided rokers"..He's a chevy man too and has experience with the new vortec sbc rockers evidentley. If I have him do the studs which he can...
by johns3524
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: about self guided rockers

thanks for your input man. Somehwere I read about a BBC rocker IIRC that was stamped, but had little dimples on the tip to keep it centered on the valve. I cant find the article now. Ive heard BBC rockers are used in a stud ball arrangemwent hence my interest..still looking.
by johns3524
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: about self guided rockers
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

about self guided rockers

Hi there, it's been a while.. Has anyone tried some type of self guided rocker when converting to screw in studs? I'm considering doing some work on a spare head and trying something like that to replace pedastals w/o using guide plates.

JS
by johns3524
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller cams for 300 big six thread
Replies: 55
Views: 9744

Re: Roller cams for 300 big six thread

Comp makes an adjustable guide plate. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39382077/Ford%20six/DSC01506.JPG But I'm still leaning toward having one piece guide plates made for each intake and exhaust pair. Yes I've seen those..but I'm still waiting for someone to water-jet some perhaps...I don't see...
by johns3524
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller cams for 300 big six thread
Replies: 55
Views: 9744

Re: Roller cams for 300 big six thread

In my last build for my 4x4 I wanted to utilize a roller cam. After doing the research, I found that one of the things that I would want to do as well was utilize a "guide-plate". But I found no source for such a plate and even wanted to have some made..but no-could-find,(except for the co...
by johns3524
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: which 2100 carb?
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: which 2100 carb?

manual choke+++ uh-huh..
by johns3524
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuild Install photos: Offy equipped in E150
Replies: 17
Views: 7582

Re: Rebuild Install photos: Offy equipped in E150

It's looking pretty hood. I've been measuring up for a similar install in my 83 VAN. The carb space issue seems to scream modified EFI intake with a Big side-draft? Well done.
by johns3524
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: which 2100 carb?
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: which 2100 carb?

I would say "the one with a tight moving throttle shaft, that has good fuel inlet threads, secondarily..one with non-corroded threads,
by johns3524
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: do they have high performance water pump
Replies: 41
Views: 29459

Re: do they have high performance water pump

Older engines ('60s and some '70s) had a pump with a much more efficient and reliable cast involute impeller. If you can find one and get it rebuilt that is as good as you can do. I do not like the later stamped steel and spot welded impellers. Did they ever make a marine version 300? If so you may...
by johns3524
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy C--4 month wait @Summit!
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: Offy C--4 month wait @Summit!

I figured Clifford was out of business. I haven't had to buy any performance 300 parts in over 10 years, but I tried buying stuff from Clifford and the parts never came. Between this site and craigslist I would imagine it wouldn't be to hard to find a decent used intake. Clifford is still in busine...
by johns3524
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II
Replies: 150
Views: 44787

Re: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II

Looks so nice Turbo block too...Curious question..

Have you ever tried "floating pins"? My t-bucket friend always runs floating wrist pins in his 2300's. with a drilled oiling hole in the small end of the rod. I prepped a set of rods for my last block..but never used them
by johns3524
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II
Replies: 150
Views: 44787

Re: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II

1974 2.3 Pinto. I would love to find one of the elusive 'Z' manifolds that allow a Holley or Motorcraft 2bbl to bolt up. If not, I have a port plate adapter to match a 'D' port manifold to an oval port head. At one time I had two of those along with 3 late 70's oval port heads. I had one cut for th...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II
Replies: 150
Views: 44787

Re: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II

I see your T5 bell, you might should put together a 4wd version T5? After thinking about it..If I were going to do this again, I think I may use the c3/5 4wd route. I have a friend who runs a turbo'ed t-bucket here locally using an auto. The 2300 auto-bells are a little hard to find around here thou...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II
Replies: 150
Views: 44787

Re: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II

One of the things I liked about the 2300, you could use a roller cam very easily. I scrounged around for the cams and followers What head/intake combo are you using for the carbed build? (I see you said oval port) About your fm146/tk question..I always wanted to try that (I had an FM146 in an 88BII)...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CARB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CAR

I suppose I should confess..I also drive an 83 E150 powered by a stock 4.9L, Stock everything, including the 1BBL Carter YFA, stock exh/int. I am noting this here because I enjoy driving it just as Ford shipped it from the factory. Under-achieving.. maybe, but smooth, and economical..etc..not to boa...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II
Replies: 150
Views: 44787

Re: 1984 Ford 2.3L powered Bronco II

Nice work..It's obvious you should know how to make the 2300 operate. A few projects back, I ended up with an 84' BII 2.8 powered. I had collected parts for a turbo'ed 2300 version and was very close to dropping it all in when Became interested in the full size version which I now work on. http://th...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CARB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CAR

I'm hoping for 130 HP, nothing too extreme. I'll use the stock Toyo-Koygo trans to start with. My goal is to beat the Cologne in reliability, mileage and HP, something Ford could have easily done.. In my neck of the woods, the TK4 or 5 is preferred over any other Ranger 2.3, 2.5 compatible transmis...
by johns3524
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CARB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CAR

What setup are you running? .... Having said that, I'm currently building a 4 cylinder Bronco II that will be carbed. I flat *know* I can beat the pathetic 118 HP of the stock Cologne V6 with a well-tuned Lima four. I've taken to calling it my apocalypse vehicle because I could fix it with two scre...
by johns3524
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CARB?
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: How many here have experience running the 300 with a CAR

I'll raise my hand. In my Bronco 4wd I have a: 90' block 030 over, heated Clifford, Autolite C3 1.02, manual choke, manual fuel pump, 16-18 mpg, town/hwy, 3.50 r/a, direct drive tranns, EFI exh manifolds. It pulls from idle thru the risk of a speeding ticket in high gear (direct) with 30" inch ...
by johns3524
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I wanted to update this thread and thank those who contributed to my progress. I have had a few life direction changes that influence my car interests and have decided NOT to continue with a TURBO- blow thru motor build at this time. I WILL continue to pursue a few of the things learned while on the...
by johns3524
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fel-pro 1024 vs 525SD Head gaskets
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Fel-pro 1024 vs 525SD Head gaskets

Got the 525SD this morning and installed it. Truck is running. I meant to take a couple pictures but i was jamming and didn't want to stop and grab the camera. The 525SD appears to be similar material as the 1024 in the main part of the gasket, like the 'black part' rather than being the soft grey ...
by johns3524
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling system purge tips- cant get the air out
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Cooling system purge tips- cant get the air out

80broncoman wrote:Drill a 1/8th inch hole in the thermostat itsself. Then clock the hole at 12 oclock when you install the stat and it will burp air just fine.


++1 It works ..SOP
by johns3524
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Shorter oil filter part numbers, or possible relocation kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Shorter oil filter part numbers, or possible relocation

IIRC the filter mount from a 460 will fit and the filter will hang vertical rather than horizontal. Summit Racing might have one or at least they did at one time. It sure makes for any easy mess-free filter change too. Ford Racing has it (Ford Racing Oil Filter Adapters M-6880-A50), I've often thou...
by johns3524
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

Is this engine for the Bronco? actually this is up for grabs at this point But for now, pistons and cam choice. May I ask, is that an expensive "neighborhood" where those pistons you like are made I put the order in for my pistons this past Monday and I'm waiting for their engineering dep...
by johns3524
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

Yes he can, but he's a certified Aviation/Aeronautical supplier, and they require a special handshake to sort the wheat from the chaff. That's why he has no advertising to speak off, and what is supplied is via mail address to a company in the first instance, with his email under sufferance, and th...
by johns3524
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

See http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70844 All you need is some Area 51 Technology!. You have no choice but to use the stuff you have, your under carb adaptor you have, the carb you have, and take the carb to a machinist and have him shave off all of your existing carb's choke air h...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

about "sending" a PM

Hey there..I may be missing a button..or some feature..or ?? I have sent a that's still in my OUTBOX. WHO sends these?...I can't find anything in FAQ's, so forgive me if I'm a newbie...but how does one send a PM..must it be recvd by the party b4 it goes?...anyway..If anyone will inform me of the pro...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

Thanks to both of you above posters this am. I think I have come to a decision about what parts to start collecting regarding the intake exhaust situation. I will order the following soon. 1. A new HD exhaust manifold from Steven Parts (talked to him this am) 2. A new 2>1 adapter from Classic Inline...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I don't think you could machine the stock intake enough to gain any performance over just using a 2V to 1V adapter. However if your comfortable welding cast iron you could slice the 1 V center section out (carb base) and build a 2 V center out of steel plate or tubing to replace it. From my A&P...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I don't think you could machine the stock intake enough to gain any performance over just using a 2V to 1V adapter. However if your comfortable welding cast iron you could slice the 1 V center section out (carb base) and build a 2 V center out of steel plate or tubing to replace it. From my A&P...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

BTW, here's another question for ya... Have you seen a gauge that can measure and display degrees of advance BTDC live in real time INSIDE THE CAB? You'd think someone would build that into a tach readout.. . I haven't use it but here is one https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39382077/dsg1401broch...
by johns3524
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

BTW, here's another question for ya... Have you seen a gauge that can measure and display degrees of advance BTDC live in real time INSIDE THE CAB? You'd think someone would build that into a tach readout.. . I haven't use it but here is one https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39382077/dsg1401broch...
by johns3524
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

There are reasons why you see mainly “blow thru” carburetor setups for turbo applications rather than “draw thru” ......detonation then the engine torque will decrease even more. Hope this is helpful Yes very helpful. I should admit that I'm not seriously thing about a "draw-thru" arrange...
by johns3524
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I actually like the the lower pressure approach of the "draw thru" of "can this work".....makes it all even simpler..and my other controls work as well..less fabbing.. no inter-cooler..and I am familiar with draw thru..well..need to get an engine built first..
by johns3524
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

This device is actually a full range from idle-cutoff, or full lean to full rich (at least as advertized). It has a lever on the SIDE of the block that will hook directly to an aircraft style McFarland or other mfg 's vernier cable. http://www.mcfarlane-aviation.com/Products/?PartNumber=MC600-72 ht...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

good input..I notice that that posting talks about a different approach as the one I'm considering but good to look at none the less. The Percy adjust a-jet .. I have the hope that the Device I'm looking at is a complete adjust form idle-cutoff to full rich with a lever..not an adjustment screw..we...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I was thinking about the possibility of using mechanical fuel injection where you can manually control the main and secondary bypass and have full control of the fuel. No carb and the problem of boost referenced fuel pressure goes away. Just a thought. Something to think about..and read up on of co...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

that sounds like a Tillotson carb used on snowmobiles in the 70's and weedwackers and the like up to this day. no float bowl just a vacuum pulse fuel pump mounted to the side. that sound right..shall we say "simple"? ..of course those 470's and later 520s were very low RPM sixes..with mas...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

I was thinking about the possibility of using mechanical fuel injection where you can manually control the main and secondary bypass and have full control of the fuel. No carb and the problem of boost referenced fuel pressure goes away. Just a thought. Something to think about..and read up on of co...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

Another question has kept me awake some..that only mat be answered by reading, asking others, or testing: "At what lowest RPM will this engine safely produce the most torque?' (all this while staying cool enuf for a practical DD) Is this engine for the Bronco? actually this is up for grabs at ...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

:shock: :wow: that is awesome! my latest thought is to grab the small cummins/holset HY35 that most of the late 90's 6bt 12v engines had. folks have said its too small, hmmm..I'm not so sure about one of those myself..From what I've read, I would think it would be too big actually. It's capable of ...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 intake manifold leaks?
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: 240 intake manifold leaks?

My question: Any common places these intakes like to leak? Any particular reasons? And are there any tricks for sealing them up? And lastly, if it is leaking due to bad mating surfaces, should I take both manifolds to the machine shop and have them resurfaced? Thanks in advance. At the very least, ...
by johns3524
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

In planning this out, I understand I will need to watch CR making sure is is in the lowers 8's..how much will this effect any use NA?, Only time and use will tell possibly. Either advancing the stock cam or using the suggested new cam bumps the Dynamic CR up. You would need to drop the static CR do...
by johns3524
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

:shock: :wow: that is awesome! this is pretty much the exact same project i'm working on as well, small turbo for torque and efficiency. let the 6 do what it does best and pull. leave racing to the kids... haha! i'm too old for that, i just want to tow a car trailer across the rockies whenever it s...
by johns3524
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: a new "blow-through" build..
Replies: 46
Views: 10561

Re: a new "blow-through" build..

Cam and compression considerations: This is long and detailed because of it's importance. New cam spec: Intake 192*/248* Exhaust 184*/240* LSA 114* The cam can be set straight up or with 1 or 2 degrees advance Static compression ratio between 8.0 and 8.5 depending on the amount of intercooling and ...
by johns3524
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Igniton req's for turbo apps ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4149

Re: Igniton req's for turbo apps ?

ol' henry already gave you an electronic auto-retard box! http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/ford/106100-qs-yellow-grommet-duraspark-box-third-plug-retards-ignition.html i've got one in my truck because i figured i'd use it when i get boost set up, but i haven't figured out how it works, if it is discr...