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by manglass
Wed May 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 side cover
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: 223 side cover

I seem to remember them being around but I don't remember who made them or having seen any recently. The most likely manufacturers are Fenton or Offenhauser. Fenton is gone and (IIRC) Offenhauser is only making small runs of 223 intake manifolds. Keep an eye on Ebay, the only other place they might ...
by manglass
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup

Very nice! My favorite set-up for the 223.

I have a Mallory YC along with 2 extra sets of points and 2 extra rotors all brand new. If you're interested, PM me.

Lou
by manglass
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: BONNEVILLE LSR ATTEMPT - Vintage Ford six
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: BONNEVILLE LSR ATTEMPT - Vintage Ford six

Thanks for reminding me FF, I hadn't checked yet today. I've been following John since he was first looking for a 262 block. It's a great story. They didn't set a record but had a very successful first outing. I hope he continues to keep us up to date as cylinder number 4 has had an interesting hist...
by manglass
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 262 intake/exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: 262 intake/exhaust

I can only comment on "A" as my 58 F-100 w/223 is still stock and in the immediate family since new. The 223 in stock form has excellent driveability when all systems are functioning correctly. There is lots of torque and the engine runs smooth and quiet (relatively, it has solid lifters)....
by manglass
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 262 or 223
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: 262 or 223

There are only two valve cover gaskets for the entire series of that engine. Fel-Pro VS10604 fits the early style with two studs through the top of the cover. This would be 215 and 223 through 1959. Fel-Pro VS12690 fits the 8 bolt valve cover used from 1960 on in 223 and 262 engines. You did not men...
by manglass
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 262 or 223
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: 262 or 223

What parts are you trying to order?

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Do I need to install a PCV valve (1962 223)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Do I need to install a PCV valve (1962 223)?

I can't really see from the pictures but there should be a draft tube running from the side of the block down below the oil pan in the vicinity of the exhaust pipe. This is what they used before the PCV system which came along around 1963. If the draft tube is there, all you need is a vented oil fil...
by manglass
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223ci 8 Hole Valve Cover Gasket.
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: 223ci 8 Hole Valve Cover Gasket.

Assuming it was fresh stock and not sitting on someone's shelf forever before you installed it, I can only think of a couple things that might cause what you're experiencing: 1) overtightening 2) the flange on the cover might be bent up from having been previously overtightened 3) are your draft tub...
by manglass
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223ci 8 Hole Valve Cover Gasket.
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: 223ci 8 Hole Valve Cover Gasket.

The only replacement gasket I can find available is the Fel-Pro VS12690. This gasket is a modern cork/rubber compound that should not "wick" the way you describe. Is this the gasket you're using? If so, how long has it been in place?

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Engine wants a LOT of initial advance
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: Engine wants a LOT of initial advance

No one else has jumped in here so I'm going to try to shed some light. First off, most engines seem to run best on somewhere between 30 and 40 degrees of TOTAL advance, under specific conditions it can be even more. In today's engine, that's all controlled by computer and adjusted based on input fro...
by manglass
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: New member with first Flathead
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: New member with first Flathead

If the engine is stuck and won't turn over, you'll need to remove the timing cover and the gears and/or chain underneath. Then you should be able to turn the cam. Once you can turn the cam, you can get the lifters to their low point and have a little more room to work. I really think you might be ab...
by manglass
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: New member with first Flathead
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: New member with first Flathead

I can't tell from the picture. You do have the valve spring pressure off the valves, correct?
by manglass
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: New member with first Flathead
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: New member with first Flathead

"Anyway, I fond out that the V8 spring compresser bar works great to push up that little cone thing and let the keepers fall out!" Ahhh good, I remembered correctly. That tool will knock them apart very quickly. Not much use for putting them back together though. " I got all but 2 don...
by manglass
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: New member with first Flathead
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: New member with first Flathead

Once you've lifted the valve spring (as in your photo), the valve keepers (wedge shaped pieces near the bottom of the valve stem) should fall out. If they don't, they are in 2 pieces and you can give them a pry with a small screwdriver at the split. Once the keepers are removed, the valve should sli...
by manglass
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 226 Flathead Distributor Cap and Rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: 226 Flathead Distributor Cap and Rotor

I took a quick look in one catalog (Standard Motor Products). The distributor cap (FD-124) fits your flathead, the later overhead valve 223, 240, and even 300 engines. The rotor (FD-105) fits the 226, 223, & 240. Hope that helps.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue May 23, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 262 oil filter question
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: 262 oil filter question

Armed with Bubba's information, I'll add just a bit more. Other part numbers for replacement oil filters are: AC Delco PF-210, Wix 51004, and Fram CH6PL. I have the spin-on adapter on my truck which makes an oil change much quicker and easier. The adapter can be purchased from Mac's or Dennis Carpen...
by manglass
Wed May 03, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: New member with first Flathead
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: New member with first Flathead

I'm not a flathead expert, by any means, but I thought I'd weigh in with some general information and answer a couple of your questions. "...Anyway, the engine is stuck! So I pulled the head, and was greeted by this..." This engine appears to have been stored outside in the weather, water ...
by manglass
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Cooling system upgrades when adding a/c
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Cooling system upgrades when adding a/c

Since you mentioned that, mostly, the problem occurs at highway speeds, I'll throw a couple ideas out. Do you know what thermostat is installed? If there is no thermostat, the coolant might be circulating too quickly at speed to spend enough time in the radiator to cool properly. Check the lower rad...
by manglass
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Pulley Spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Pulley Spacing

I'm not sure how much you need to shim the pulley but if it's more than a couple of shims (sounds like it may be) you might be able to re-purpose a fan spacer. The outer circumference would be too large to fit into the pulley but could probably be reduced. The spacers were built like extensions so t...
by manglass
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Is a 223 from a 59 truck the same as a 223 from a 60 Edsel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Is a 223 from a 59 truck the same as a 223 from a 60 Eds

Don't throw out anything from the car until the swap is completely finished! I agree 100% with the items Bubba mentioned but there may be additional small items that will make the swap a bigger deal than it has to be unless you can just swap the correct parts off your old engine.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 97
Views: 15701

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATI

I don't have any pictures but the 80's 45kw Onan that we had installed at our local ambulance building (in NY) had a Ford 300ci 6 cyl. It ran on natural gas, right off the municipal supply.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '62 223 oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: '62 223 oil leak

If it's not leaking down from the valve cover, the only other oil in that area would be the pressure passage into the cylinder head that feeds the rocker arms. I have seen oil leaks from the head gasket in the area of that passage. Hope that helps.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Sun 1115E oscillioscope Hook-up for EDIS, HEI
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Re: Sun 1115E oscillioscope Hook-up for EDIS, HEI

I've used a Sun scope like yours but I owned a similar Allen model at my shop. FWIW, this is how I used handle HEI ignition. I created an adapter to tap into the #1 spark plug wire at the plug (unnecessary if you have inductive pickup). I (temporarily) removed the plastic "loom" that holds...
by manglass
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 215 and Clifford headers
Replies: 16
Views: 8194

Re: Ford 215 and Clifford headers

I might be interested once he can tell us more but I'm not a member over there so please pass it along.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223cid, 1-2-3 not firing
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: 223cid, 1-2-3 not firing

What bubba said plus...

When you installed the new cap, are you certain you didn't cross any spark plug wires? (153624 just in case).

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Oil and Temp sending unit locations on 223
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Oil and Temp sending unit locations on 223

Here is a labeled pic of a 215. I think the 223 is very similar. http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae102/chlessard/53%20Courier/sensorlocations-1.jpg My 1958 F-100 223 is the same as Chuck's. You can also pick up oil pressure at the pipe plug in the block above the oil filter. I use both. The orig...
by manglass
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 6114

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Mallory did at one time make a Centrifical advance only Dist to fit the Earlier generation Ford Six engines. I don't remember what model it was, but I bought one off EBay that I was going to use on my 62 F100 223 if I ever changed carbs from the Holley 1904, but I never got around to using it and i...
by manglass
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project
Replies: 60
Views: 13660

Re: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project

Well, judging by the blue smoke I would say I need rings as a minimum. Question, would the heat riser cause any restriction in the intake path or does that just re-route the air flow? I ask because I dont believe mine is functional and I never gave it much thought before. Blue smoke, low compressio...
by manglass
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Now that we're on the topic of Head gasket work....
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Now that we're on the topic of Head gasket work....

bubba22349 has it right on target. I'll add a couple more notes. You will probably want a helper to lift the head off and on, especially with the manifolds attached. Lining it up when it's going back on is sort of critical and the extra hands will make it easier. Your back will thank you too. If not...
by manglass
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 head gasket on 1958 f100
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Re: 223 head gasket on 1958 f100

I'm going to answer your questions backwards! It will make more sense when you go to do the job. First off, DON'T mess with the valve adjusters when taking the engine apart. Remove the bolts that hold the rocker shaft to the cylinder head. Assemble in reverse order, go very slow as you tighten them ...
by manglass
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 head gasket on 1958 f100
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Re: 223 head gasket on 1958 f100

Just the fact that it's leaking between the head and block to the outside is enough reason to replace the head gasket. I wouldn't bother with block seal, a head gasket is a pretty easy job on a 223. Get some help and pull the head off with the manifolds still attached. About the only thing you might...
by manglass
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: generator to alternator conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 4145

Re: generator to alternator conversion

I changed the generator on my 58 F-100 (223 I-6) to a 10si Delco. It's a very common unit used from early/mid seventies until the late eighties on GM cars (through early 90's on Jeeps), replacements and repair parts are readily available, service information is readily available, it is available in ...
by manglass
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 low idle and choke problems; What does your 223 idle at?
Replies: 85
Views: 16931

Re: 223 low idle and choke problems; What does your 223 idle at?

Since you mention the engine won't idle properly with the choke fully open. I would suggest the first thing you check is for a (large) vacuum leak. Secondly, a clogged idle jet. I know you're sure the carb was rebuilt properly but it could have injested contamination from the vehicle fuel system. Lo...
by manglass
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 inline 6
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Re: 223 inline 6

In my language that's less than 11 mpg (miles per gallon). I doubt the compression down evenly like you describe would be the sole cause of that. I think I would have another look at the carburetor and maybe make certain the distributor advance is working properly. I would think that at around 55 mi...
by manglass
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Fuel Pump Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: 223 Fuel Pump Problems

I haven't noticed a problem with fuel pumps but the life of ordinary fuel line seems to have been shortened significantly by alchohol laden fuel. Way before "E10" my 58 F-100 was rescued a bunch of times for lack of fuel. I put 2 or 3 fuel pumps on it before I discuvered the braided flex h...
by manglass
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1962 F100 4x4 factory bed and how does it mount???
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: 1962 F100 4x4 factory bed and how does it mount???

I'm not sure when they changed to rubber but I know pickup beds were mounted with wood up to 1960. At least mine was. 1962 isn't that far off. FWIW, Aftermarket body builders would have used them longer than the factory.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: CARB KITS
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: CARB KITS

I took a quick look through the usual places like NAPA and came up dry but Dennis Carpenter does carry it:

B2A-9590-A Carburetor Repair Kit
- 6 cylinder - 1 Barrell
52-60 30.00 ea.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Piston Rings
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Piston Rings

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement sent of rings for a 1960 223. A few of the rings broke while I was removing the pistons. If I were to replace them all would that require any work on actual cylinder walls themselves? Thanks SEALED POWER Part # E156X is available at Rock Auto or RING S...
by manglass
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Need info on '58 Ford F100
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: Need info on '58 Ford F100

1958FordF100 wrote:Here is my 58 F100. It was my grandfathers and then my dads and now mine.
http://www.1958fordf100.net


Nice job!

Mine was my dad's shop and road service truck for his Esso gas station.

Lou Manglass
by manglass
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rocker Arm Shaft for my 1958 223 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Rocker Arm Shaft for my 1958 223 F100

According to the seller's information, that is the correct shaft. Unless you are certain that your rocker arms and stands are in good condition, or you're in a rush, you might keep looking for a while. I've purchased complete assemblies (shaft w/rockers, stands, and all misc parts) for about what he...
by manglass
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Head Bolts for my 1958 F100 223
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Head Bolts for my 1958 F100 223

I took a quick look in the parts catalog. I believe the bolts you are looking for are part number B6A 6066-A. I don't know if that part number has been superseded but the size in the catalog is listed as 7/16"-14 x 4.07". I also did a quick search which didn't turn up anything. I would try...
by manglass
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Need info on '58 Ford F100
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: Need info on '58 Ford F100

That truck is much worse than it looks. I wouldn't pay much for it. 57truckfreak is generous at $800. Lower door hinge pocket on driver's door is going if not gone. Most of the patches will have to be replaced, it looks like they were just tacked over the rust. Driver's fender is also worse than it ...
by manglass
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: boy, did I screw up!
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: boy, did I screw up!

"Once upon a time..." We used to be able to buy a speedometer replacement cable kit, only the central cable without the housing and already had one end in place. IIRC, cut to fit with a chisel and crimp on the second end. One size fits all! I don't remember any part numbers or still have a...
by manglass
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 distributor options?
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: 223 distributor options?

Four that I know of: Pertronix - Already mentioned above. Search within this forum for the part number or contact Pertronix as I have not seen the part number mentioned by application in their catalog. Duraspark - Search within this forum for details but a 300 c.i. Duraspark distributor can be made ...
by manglass
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Hello. Here's my 54' F100 223.
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Hello. Here's my 54' F100 223.

While I don't have first hand experience, according to Clifford's website, their intake manifold "...will not bolt onto your engine with the factory cast iron exhaust manifolds." My understanding is the Clifford intake will not clear the heat riser passage on the stock exhaust manifold (wh...
by manglass
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Low fuel pressure or restriction?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Low fuel pressure or restriction?

If there are any of the original braided, flexible fuel hoses still in place they are subject to internal collapse under the suction of the pump. It happened to my '58 F-100 with the stock pump. The truck would run out of fuel and stop dead. A little air pressure to the fuel fill or a couple hours p...
by manglass
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 215 and Clifford headers
Replies: 16
Views: 8194

Re: Ford 215 and Clifford headers

You're right! I looked as far as the valley covers and stopped there. BTW, they're on the wrong side for a Chevy block too!!

Lou
by manglass
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 215 and Clifford headers
Replies: 16
Views: 8194

Re: Ford 215 and Clifford headers

Afraid I don't have much to offer but I, at least, wanted to let you know someone read your post! I've installed a lot of headers (including full race tubes) but never on a 215-223-262. Sometimes chassis modifactions were required but never in such depth as you describe. I suspect those headers only...
by manglass
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Valve adjust.
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

"If I had adjusted it with out it being on the bottom of the lobe then it would of clicked from the first revolution... right?" That's correct, I just thought I'd throw it out there to be sure. It sounds like an adjuster backed off or, worse, a lobe started to go flat after the adjustment. Is it run...