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by jlopes
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake on Home page??
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Intake on Home page??

Does anyone know what the intake manifolds are on the fordsix.com homepage connecting 3 side draft carbs to the AL head?
Are these 3 individual intakes or is it the Lynx intake?
by jlopes
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Intakes on home page
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Intakes on home page

Does anyone know what the intake manifolds are on the fordsix.com homepage connecting 3 side draft carbs to the AL head?
Are these 3 individual intakes or is it the Lynx intake?
by jlopes
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Will the Lynx manifold fit the Al head
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Will the Lynx manifold fit the Al head

Does anyone know if the Lynx Ford Manifold will fit the Al head?
by jlopes
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Which Power Brake Conversion Kit?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Which Power Brake Conversion Kit?

I want to add power brakes to my manual '65 with disc/drum.

I notice a few companies selling these kits, SSBC, Master Power, Scott Drake, diskbrakeswap.com, etc..

If you have install one of these conversion kit what do you think of them?
by jlopes
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Triple Mikuni 45 intakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

Triple Mikuni 45 intakes

Does anyone know if there are intakes for 3 side mounted Mikuni carbs for the CI AL head. I believe they should be the same as the intakes for the Weber DCOEs.
by jlopes
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting the alternator off my 1967 Mustang 200 ci
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Getting the alternator off my 1967 Mustang 200 ci

I had this exact problem last week on my 65. What I ended up doing is undoing the bracket bolts holding it on the block... Even after getting the alternator on the bench, using a 4lb hammer, and propane torch I could not get the bolt out of the alternator. I ended up cutting the head off bolt and a ...
by jlopes
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Installing Taurus Fan - Space issues
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Installing Taurus Fan - Space issues

I just picked up a taurus fan at the boneyard and found out there is noway it will fit as a "puller", only 2.5" between the rad and water pump pulley.. I also noticed that there isn't enough room as a pusher because of the space between the rad and front support is also only a couple ...
by jlopes
Tue May 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle Linkage interference after installng headers
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Throttle Linkage interference after installng headers

I decided to go the cable route and after attempting to route the cable from one side of the carb to the other I see that I get less than 3/4 open throttle before the cable end hits the carb. :bang: Has anyone installed a throttle cable with the autolite 1100??? How did you route the cable so you ge...
by jlopes
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle Linkage interference after installng headers
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Throttle Linkage interference after installng headers

I just installed Classic Inlines headers and just found out that they interfere with the throttle linkage.
Those of you that have installed these headers what have you done to get around this issue?
by jlopes
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turns over but won't start
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Turns over but won't start

What threw me for a loop is I had 12 volts on the "+" terminal when the key was in the "run" position, so I thought everything was wired correctly. Its when I went back to the original wiring diagram, http://www.mustangsteve.com/conversion.html that I noticed that there is 12volt...
by jlopes
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turns over but won't start
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Turns over but won't start

Found out what the problem was.... :bang: stupid me switched the white and red wire going into the the duraspark, once I switch them it fired up right away. Boy I feel dumb.

Thanks all for your suggestions.
by jlopes
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turns over but won't start
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Turns over but won't start

I tried all the regular tricks. I poured gas down the carb, however, it died as soon as the key moved to the "run" position. I forgot to mention I have a dsii, so took it to autozone and it tested fine. I also disconnected the gas line at the carb and there was plenty of fuel. My next step...
by jlopes
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turns over but won't start
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Turns over but won't start

After a long winter I attempted to start my 200. It started fine last fall and I have not changed anything in the engine so I do not think it would be timing. As long as the key is in the starting position it sounds like it wants to start, we let go of the key and engine stops. We pulled #1 spark pl...
by jlopes
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help choosing a cam...
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: Need help choosing a cam...

Check out this link http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tech/0607phr_camshaft_basics/index.html .. If you haven't read anything by David Vizard he has been writing about engine theory for many years and I find his articles very informative and entertaining.
by jlopes
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PoorMans Dual Exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 827

PoorMans Dual Exhaust

I just received my Classic inline headers and was about to put in my order for a Spintech muffler when it occurred to me that I could get a muffler with a single in and dual out configuration. This would give the appearance of a dual exhaust while keeping 6 cyl flow into a single muffler instead of ...
by jlopes
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: steering box rebuilding ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: steering box rebuilding ?

Check out http://www.stangerssite.com/

Even though I have never used his services I hear he does excellent work.
by jlopes
Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Muffler Configuration

Whats the best muffler configuration? I was at a car show this weekend and the majority of the mustangs were offset in and center out, however they were all V8's.
by jlopes
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Re: Partial upgrade now or wait ??

Installing a cam, however, revealed all of the inherent weaknesses in my worn out engine. I could never get it to run right and the old rings took a dump on me. Would you think installing the 1.6 rockers arms without the new cam cause problems? Just me a little more umpf until I save enough the the...
by jlopes
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Re: Partial upgrade now or wait ??

Bigger isn't always better. From what I've read, using intake valves that are larger than necessary can make the air/fuel charge travel slower at lower RPM's and hurt low-end torque. Thanks for the heads up... I will definitely ask Mike from Classic what is the best cam, valve size and other specif...
by jlopes
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Re: Partial upgrade now or wait ??

Howdy Jlopes, It's really my opinion but I choose "do it once, do it right" what is the complete build that you're looking for on the engine? what I hope to do is show all the "are you going to drop an 8cyl in it" guys that we don't need no stink'n 8 cyl to smoke the tires :D I ...
by jlopes
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Re: Partial upgrade now or wait ??

thanks for the info... I will definitely look at CI exhaust kit. I already purchased an Autolite 4100 1.08 off of ebay quite a few months ago in preparation for the CI Head. I haven't rebuilt it yet, since that is an inside winter project. Obviously this would be too much carb for the stock head so ...
by jlopes
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Partial upgrade now or wait ??
Replies: 29
Views: 2518

Partial upgrade now or wait ??

I completed my disk brake, electronic ignition, t5 and 8" upgrade and am getting itchy to start the next phase of my 65 mustang "upgrade". My next step is the engine. I plan on a CI Al head and all the other goodies that go along it. However I do not have cash to do it all at once at ...
by jlopes
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2199

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

You might want to read this on the science of exhaust.... I found it very interesting.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/eng ... index.html
by jlopes
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Baby keeps on dying
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Baby keeps on dying

Last week I finally finished my T5 conversion and was taking the pony out for a test drive. I drove for about 5 miles when she sputtered and died. Since my gas gauge was not working I thought I ran out of gas so I put 5 gallons into her tank, a cup into the carb and away we went..... Yesterday I was...
by jlopes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I'm back.. Finally
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: I'm back.. Finally

I just put in a 8" and a 5 speed in a '65 coupe. I am fixing up some final issues such as a leak from the 5 speed but the majority of the work is done. I made my own crossmember with about $10 worth of 1/8 plate steel.... I can post the plans if you are interested. I also made my own shifter us...
by jlopes
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

I got everything install, (almost) and found out that the axle was not from a mustang. The hub was 70.6mm instead of 68.1mm like the all the other mustangs drums. The stud holes were correct @ 5x4.5. I search around and could not find out what brake drums I can use that will fit these axles. Anybody...
by jlopes
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Aluminum Head Update - Jan 31, 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5448

Re: Aluminum Head Update

Hey Mike,

How is the new Al heads design coming along?
by jlopes
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Removing leaves to change ride height/spring rate
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Removing leaves to change ride height/spring rate

I got the idea from open tracker http://http://www.opentrackerracingproducts.com/ and specifically from the following forum http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/544275-lowering-rear-car-w-o-blocks-long.html . I discuss my implementation here http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=56188&a...
by jlopes
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Removing leaves to change ride height/spring rate
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Removing leaves to change ride height/spring rate

You can also try reversing a couple of springs. I got this idea from OpenTracker and it seem to work pretty well. You can play with the height by changing which springs you reverse.

Here is a link to my change. http://picasaweb.google.com/jl2odotcom/LoweringBackEnd?feat=directlink
by jlopes
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

Finally getting back to the swap after having to complete some items on my honey-do-list. I have a question wrt to the rear brake lines on the 8" diff. Is there a kit I can buy or should I make my own hardlines. I have made brake lines when I converted to front disc so I am not worried about ma...
by jlopes
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

thanks frankenstang...... I'll pick that up tomorrow. One more piece to go before I can start putting everything together... to skim the flywheel rim and have some new 3/8th bolt holes tapped, as I noticed that one of the current bolt holes had a broken bolt in it. I purchased a 67 mustang throwout ...
by jlopes
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

I measured the original pilot bearing and it had a opening diameter of .610"... The diameter is the T5 transmission pilot is about .595"... So it looks like I can leave the original bearing in place. Or does it need to be a roller bearing? If it needs to be the "special" bearing ...
by jlopes
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bought an 8" rear end today
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Bought an 8" rear end today

Thanks Doug.. It does answer some questions I had.

I have a few things left to buy/manufacture. Like you I do not feel like paying ~$150 for a shifter. I need to find some 5/8" rod and get this done.

For the rear end I want to make new brake lines and the hoses also need to be replaced.
by jlopes
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: clutch disc - which is better 4 or 6 damping springs
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: clutch disc - which is better 4 or 6 damping springs

I ended up ordering the clutch with the 6 dampening springs. I figure more is better :D
by jlopes
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bought an 8" rear end today
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Bought an 8" rear end today

Good stuff... I just removed my 7.25" diff this past weekend and put the 8" diff in its place. I kept reading that the 8" was 2" wider than the 7.25 but the width was within 1/2" of each other. I mounted the 8" and stuffed a couple of 17x8 wheels with 275x45 tires on th...
by jlopes
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

Found it on Fleabay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT Same guy that I purchased mine from. I asked the seller about this PP last week. He told it fits the Alfetta and not the Spider. If you look at the Sticky on rickwrench's write-up, he states that the 215mm pressure plate fr...
by jlopes
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

For anybody doing a t5 upgrade and need a 8.5" clutch disc.

There is a new 8.5" SACHS SD1220 clutch disc on fleabay and its about 30% of what it costs elsewhere.
by jlopes
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: clutch disc - which is better 4 or 6 damping springs
Replies: 3
Views: 483

clutch disc - which is better 4 or 6 damping springs

I am doing the T5 upgrade and found 2 clutch discs both from sachs. One has 4 damping springs the other has 6 smaller springs.

Which is better :?: or it really doesn't matter.
by jlopes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

Found it on Fleabay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT

Same guy that I purchased mine from.



I asked the seller about this PP last week. He told it fits the Alfetta and not the Spider.
by jlopes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

Any reason you picked the Alfa clutch PP over the Mercedes PP? I found that the Mercedes PP was half the price and available almost anywhere.
by jlopes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

I finally got the tranny, clutch and flywheel out of the car. I had to remove the tranny with the drive shaft attached, even with the tranny out and beating on the driveshaft with a hammer and piece of 2x4 I was not able to get it out of the tranny.... guess I need a bigger hammer. :wink: Since I am...
by jlopes
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

Thanks Dan .... that does clear things up.

I guess in my case the Alfa Romeo Spider clutch pressure plate is the solution for me if I want a diaphram type.

As I learn about all the variables from one year to another I continue to be amazed that people find alternatives....
by jlopes
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: having trouble finding a new clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: having trouble finding a new clutch

Would this work in a '65 3 spd which I am in the process of converting to a '92 mustang 4cyl T5?
Or does the 65 have a 8.5" flywheel so this 9" wouldn't work?

The more I read the more confused I get. :?
by jlopes
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: drive train tech
Topic: Small Six 215mm Clutch and Presure Plate info
Replies: 43
Views: 16047

Re: Small Six 215mm Clutch and Presure Plate info

I am about to perform the T5 upgrade on my 65 mustang 200... Instead of the Alfa Sach PP could we not use the 90's mustang 2.3 clutch kit which is also 8.5" ? ie http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1133996,parttype,1993 It looks like it would be cheaper than the Alfa since the mustang clu...
by jlopes
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

350kmileford wrote:Is the 8" from a '69? Wasn't the sizing for a '69 different than a '66?


I believe it is .75" wider than the 7.25" diff., once I get it off the car I will measure both and see how much will need to be taken off.
by jlopes
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

About to start my t5 and 8" upgrade

I am about to start my T5 upgrade from a 3 speed in my 65 mustang 200cid. I was also give an 8" 5 lug rear end and drive shaft from a 69 v8 mustang which I figure I would put in since I also plan on installing a Al head in the future. As long as I have the tranny out I figured I would also chan...
by jlopes
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering Upgrade - Which way to go.
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Steering Upgrade - Which way to go.

Thad wrote:Are you interested in a NIB '65 Falcon Argentina box, use two piece shaft, have shaft. $250 +S&H


Never heard of this... Let me research and get back to you.
by jlopes
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering Upgrade - Which way to go.
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Steering Upgrade - Which way to go.

I would like to improve the steering on my 65 mustang which is getting sloppy. From what I have found I have the following options: 1 - Steering box rebuild - ie Stangersite 2 - New Steering box. Flaming River, Borgeson, others 3 - Rack and Pinion: Many kits and even a diy. 4 - Other solution? There...
by jlopes
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Woohoo - I won a autolite 4100 1.08 venturi on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Woohoo - I won a autolite 4100 1.08 venturi on ebay

I am slowly acquiring parts for my future CI Al head rebuild and kept an eye on ebay for an autolite 4100 carb with the 1.08 venturi....They have been going for over $150+ on ebay as they are quite rare compared to the 1.12 venturi. I was perusing ebay last night and saw one so I decided to put max ...
by jlopes
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Cross member bar specs
Replies: 3
Views: 431

T5 Cross member bar specs

I am taking a welding course at a local community college at the start of the new year and thought this would be a great opportunity to save some money and build a T5 cross member bar.... Does anybody have a web link or drawings to build the x-member. My car is a 65 mustang coupe if that makes a dif...