Search found 2719 matches

by wsa111
Thu May 24, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1/4th to 5/16th oil pump and inter. shaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: 1/4th to 5/16th oil pump and inter. shaft?

Doing that mod will allow you many choices of distributors. I would not recommend the DUI for the small Ford Six. The main housing is a two piece unit which has produced shaft oil starvation. Some came with a rotor that bound up the advance weights. Also heard of many wiped distributor gears. I recu...
by wsa111
Wed May 23, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Correct distributor.
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Correct distributor.

There is a tech article on how to convert a loadamatic carb. to ported vacuum. Then you can use a later distributor with centrifugal & vacuum advance. HEI's, DS11's & DS1 depending on your choice.
A properly set up distributor will wake up any engine.
by wsa111
Mon May 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: NOS DS11-Recurved for Stock or Mild Mod 240-300- $ 75.00 + shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re:PRICE REDUCED*** NOS DS11-Recurved for Stock or Mild Mod 240-300- $ 75.00 + shipping

I want to sell this NOS DS11 Distributor. Cost reduced to $75.00 + $18.00 shipping.
by wsa111
Sun May 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjusting vacuum advance for driving selected MPH
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Adjusting vacuum advance for driving selected MPH

Get an adjustable vacuum advance where you can control the advance via vacuum settings. You will have to limit the mechanical part of the advance on the vacuum advance using a Crane adjustable cam. Bill
by wsa111
Sun May 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Hey everyone

Welcome aboard. Always glad to see a fellow trucker. Haynes manuals are decent, but the best is a real factory shop manual. Bill
by wsa111
Fri May 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Dying Under Load

Amazing the jet change was what i said before, now is the time to upgrade your distributor for a real performance gain. Bill
by wsa111
Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Order of execution on a build

Chris, nice looking ride. As David stated the GM design HEI is an easy hookup. If you have power steering it will not clear the pump. Don't confuse a real HEI to the DUI. The DUI is a poor design, its main housing is a 2 piece deal. The result is oil starvation of the distributor shaft & they ha...
by wsa111
Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1966 U14 Bronco 170ci 3 on the Tree!
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: 1966 U14 Bronco 170ci 3 on the Tree!

Welcome aboard Mike. On a camshaft call Jerry at Schneider Cams. He is very knowledgeable on these small sixes. All othe goodies vintageinlines.com Matt has a wide variety of parts.
I can help you out on a distributor. See my listings in the small six for sale section of the forum. Bill
by wsa111
Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Dying Under Load

Per your carb. what is the original main jet size for your carb. ???
Put in a 68 jet & see what happens.
by wsa111
Mon May 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Dying Under Load

You either have a jet clogged or too lean a jet. Need to remove the top of carb & make sure each & every passage is clean. Make sure float level is correct & make sure the float drops when float bowl is empty. Hope you don't have a major vacuum leak. Do you have the correct pcv for your ...
by wsa111
Mon May 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Misc Parts
Topic: Rear Brake Backing Plates for Ford 8" Rear 10" Drums
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Rear Brake Backing Plates for Ford 8" Rear 10" Drums

For sale glass beaded rear backing plates for the ford 8" diff. RS & LS.They are for the 10" rear drum brakes. $50.00 or best offer plus $20.00 shipping to the USA. I accept paypal or USPS Money Order. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/wsa111/8-20Backing20Plate2020JDM20Spacer_zpsn...
by wsa111
Sat May 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Dying Under Load

You have an ignition problem from what you describe.
However just try this, when you bring up the rpms, slightly close the choke blade to richen the mixture.
Disconnect the vacuum advance & see if that makes a difference??
by wsa111
Sat May 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 403

Re: Dying Under Load

At idle in neutral can you bring the rpms up to 4500 with no load?? if not hook a timing light up & see if you have a steady spark or it jumps around?? If so you may have reverse polarity. What is your ignition system?? What is your fuel pressure?? Need more info to really pin point your problem...
by wsa111
Sat May 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody, I'm Jeff.
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Hello everybody, I'm Jeff.

Welcome aboard Jeff. What are your vehicles in your stable? Bill
by wsa111
Tue May 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Cuts off a little when turning hard
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: 67 Mustang - Cuts off a little when turning hard

Even if the float level is correct you may still have the condition.
by wsa111
Mon May 07, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Aluminum Head Woes

Gene, make sure your rocker shaft bolt goes far enough into the threads in the head??? Might need longer bolts. The problem with different bolts is oil supply to the shaft??
by wsa111
Sun May 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: hello

Welcome aboard James. Looks like you have the best of both worlds in engine combos.
by wsa111
Sat May 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Conversion Checklist
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: 2V Conversion Checklist

Just to clarify one thing on valve springs. If you do not rev the engine beyond 4500 RPM's go with the Handbook recommendations,it will save you money on parts that you will serve you well.
But if you want the most of your engine, go with aftermarket parts.
by wsa111
Sat May 05, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)
Replies: 34
Views: 1073

Re: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)

X a big welcome back. Bill
by wsa111
Fri May 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Conversion Checklist
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: 2V Conversion Checklist

200 pushrods. If you want to do it right, get the checker pushrod from Summit. At midlift you want the contact area right in the center of the valve stem. If you install a camshaft get all the specs from the grinder. Comp cams come 4 degrees advanced where most others are straight up. I would not ad...
by wsa111
Thu May 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing question and more?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Timing question and more?

Defective A/C clutch bearing. When you engage the A/C it takes some of the load from the bearing.
On the timing deal add 5 degrees to you initial.
You need some upgrades in that area. Shout if you need help. Bill
by wsa111
Wed May 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from connecticut
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hello from connecticut

Welcome to the forum. I take it you drive a F-150 with a 300 engine??
What year is your truck?
Now you can browse the forum as a member. Bill
by wsa111
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It lives
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: It lives

Nice detail combo on your engine. Your DUI is not the best choice. In design & curve. Setting the proper idle mixture is your first step. Stay on the lean side just before the idle roughens. Any Holley 2300 on a small six requires many metering block mods. This includes a screw in idle orifice's...
by wsa111
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Conversion Checklist
Replies: 25
Views: 671

Re: 2V Conversion Checklist

Get magnafluxed before you do anything. After brazing the low spots on log & installing 3-4 exhaust divider have it magnafluxed again. If ok proceed.
by wsa111
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good set of plug wires??
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Good set of plug wires??

Marco, i still use MSD wires, but i have the proper crimping tools to make the job easy. Make sure your coil wire ends are both female cause the TFI & cap are both male terminals.
For $90.00 you can get Performance distributors wires in several colors. Matt carries them. Bill
by wsa111
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 302 vs. Stock Valve Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: 302 vs. Stock Valve Springs

I would replace any springs with aftermarket springs. Schneider Cams, Clay Smith & so on. The reason all have dampers inside the spring.
by wsa111
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

Go with the Felpro seal. Make sure the surfaces in the block & cap are bone dry & free of oil. Spray the areas with brake cleaner, & blow dry.
by wsa111
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Help Please - Rear main seal rotating

I like to have the mating of the seals at 4:00 o'clock & 10:00 o'clock. I seal the ends with Toyota or Lexus sealer. Fibga Get the sealer for engine oil sealing not the one for transmission sealing. Its expensive close to $20.00 a tube. I like it better than permatex grey. You also have to put a...
by wsa111
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Changing rockers out
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Changing rockers out

You got it. Go for it.
by wsa111
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Changing rockers out
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Changing rockers out

If you have adjustable rockers now, you can make the swap to 1.6's. You not only pick up lift, but duration @ .050" also increases 2 degrees.
However if you have non adjustable rockers, you will need a set of pushrods for the 1.6's.
by wsa111
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: New member from California

Welcome aboard Mark.
You have done a bunch of work on your 65.
At least you have done the major work in the past.
Brouse the forum, we have a lot of members with a wide variety of expertise, Bill
by wsa111
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: 4 Bent Push Rods. What the?

Are those pushrods solid or tubular?? Valve retainer hitting valve guide at full lift??? Valve float??
by wsa111
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine rebuild is Finally Done!
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Engine rebuild is Finally Done!

Marco, engine detail is perfecto, nice job. My only concern is the intake cap over the carb. possibly being a potential restriction??
A test ride with a wideband A/F with & without will let you know. Bill
by wsa111
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member - GA
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: New Member - GA

Welcome aboard. We have many members with Bronco's. You are in good company. Bill
by wsa111
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: HEI Module Package fpr DS11 Distributors-$75.00-Free Shipping.
Replies: 0
Views: 109

HEI Module Package fpr DS11 Distributors-$75.00-Free Shipping.

HEI Module Package fpr DS11 Distributors-$75.00-Free Shipping to all 50 states. 1 SOLD have 1 left. I accept paypal. This is a GM Module mounted on an A C Delco heat sink, with mounting bracket. I have only 1 available. billythedistributorman@live.com http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/wsa111/DS...
by wsa111
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Fuel pump

If you get a new Carter, you are going to get 7-8#'s.
by wsa111
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Welcome aboard Logan. We have a lot of members which own Mustangs & also have a Ford truck as their daily driver.
What part of Texas are you from. Why i ask i have friends in the Dallas area & family living in Longview. Bill
by wsa111
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Filter specifications
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Oil Filter specifications

I would love to see all the specs on brands of oil filters. FL-1A is the stock 1/2 Ot. filter.
On the ford six forum many of us use the 1 Qt. capacity which is the long industrial filter.
Motorcraft FL299 or Purolator L40017.
http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com ... tor/L40017
by wsa111
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotella Triple Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Rotella Triple Protection

Good info on the above post.
I will start another post on oil filter square in. of filter area & micron filtration. Bill
by wsa111
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotella Triple Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Rotella Triple Protection

Seth, very true. However Brad-Penn would not waste money on the good stuff it was not necessary.
I have found out that comments are sometimes just an opinion of someone who just want to down successful products.
Still a very good post on what products are available.
Make you own opinion.
by wsa111
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone!!
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Hi everyone!!

First welcome aboard. You are in good company.
Make sure you have proper fuel pressure to the carb.
I offer a recurved NOS DS11 & a recurved HEI for your engine.
See the for sale section for the Big Six for sale section of this forum.
We will get your engine running like it should. Bill
by wsa111
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotella Triple Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Rotella Triple Protection

10W30 Brad Penn, Penn Grade 1 (semi-synthetic) Racing oil.
zinc = 1557 ppm
phos = 1651 ppm
ZDDP = 1600 ppm
by wsa111
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotella Triple Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Rotella Triple Protection

The Corvair Oil Article recommends Heavy Duty Engine Oils for older gasoline engines with flat-tappet valve trains. The latest Rotella oils are no longer dual rated (ie, with diesel and gasoline ratings) and are only rated API CK-4. If you have enough oil pressure with a 30-grade oil (like 10W-30),...
by wsa111
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a 250...
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Picked up a 250...

Beau, first get the head magnafluxed to make sure its crack free. Take it to a shop that can pre-heat the head then have a center exhaust divider installed. Have the intake log brazed up in all the log areas. Mill the top of log to accept a direct mount adapter for a 2-bbl. Install all new valves so...
by wsa111
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Canada.
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Newbie from Canada.

Phil, also welcome aboard. I hope the weather improves so you can get your jewel out of the garage. Bill
by wsa111
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotella Triple Protection
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Rotella Triple Protection

If your engine is consuming oil go with the 15W-40. If not go with the 10W-30. Add the Lucas additive to bring the protection up to Brad-Penn specs.

Go to advanced search