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by wsa111
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chebby rockers and comp cam?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Chebby rockers and comp cam?

Welcome aboard. All your mods will really wake up your truck.
You will plenty of feedback on your 300 from many of our members.
by wsa111
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: WOT falling flat
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: WOT falling flat

I would get rid of the Weber & install a small Holley 4 barrel or an Autolite 4100.
If you go that route you will need 6-7# fuel pressure.
You need to run manifold vacuum to the vacuum advance. Email me so i can more info & talk with you.
billythedistributorman@live.com
by wsa111
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: WOT falling flat
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: WOT falling flat

I am not familiar with Weber carbs. But, I am running 18 for timing. 22 does seem a little high. Ported or Manifold vacuum? Can you change the accel shot on Weber's? Here is some good info : https://www.racetep.com/manufacturer/carbs-and-injection/weber/weber-carb-tuning-and-technical-info/jetting-...
by wsa111
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

Welcome aboard. Wish you the best with your 72 Maverick.
by wsa111
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter Bleed Down
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Lifter Bleed Down

Run 10W-30 oil & install a motorcraft oil filter.
Not a big deal, just need to get oil to the lifters sooner after sitting.
by wsa111
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

Put in a 160 thermostat. Make sure your A/F ratio cruising is in the 14-14.7 area. WOT should be 12.7-13.1. If you still have part throttle detonation with all of the above, install the shorter degree vacuum advance i sent you & bump the timing to 16-17" initial. Question, just give me a sh...
by wsa111
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

What octane fuel are you running????
by wsa111
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 1862

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

Charlie, unless you have new points & tight bushings in the distributor, after a couple of days all that will end.
This is not the stone age.
Modern electronics kick ass.
by wsa111
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Head Work

Better flow out of the box & the 30 degree backcut is icing on the cake.
by wsa111
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Head Work

Get the intakes & the exhausts from VI. After the intake valves are lapped in to the machined seat do a 30 degree backcut to the lappin & pick up 5 HP.
by wsa111
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Head Work

Get the springs & retainers from Schneider. Their springs are whats needed for your camshaft & the retainers are quality.
Stock Ford springs have no damper.
by wsa111
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Coating
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Header Coating

Do the down pipes, since they are visible & subject to rust.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sleeving a 200
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Sleeving a 200

I agree with X. #1 cylinder is sometimes thin facing the water pump. Then .030" over pistons in all 6 cylinders.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Coating
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Header Coating

...mmmphy...? Wonder Y the 'pipes' on my bike have lasted 40 yrs. SS, nice'n blue up by the heads, beautiful rainbow as they come down, that shinny SS back to the muffs? Can't tell U bout the inside as I haven't been off in a decade... :?: Chad, they were chrome plated. Must have been quality to la...
by wsa111
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flexplate Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Flexplate Bolts

Don't forget to put sealant on the threads to prevent an oil leak.
by wsa111
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 798

Re: Blow by?

I sold the CI cast valve cover, now i have the powered by ford embossed on it. It has the baffles under the PCV & the oil fill pipe. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/wsa111/DSC_0946_zpssp60zwxs.jpg The cast valve cover is just a good looking piece of junk. No baffles & not enough clea...
by wsa111
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 636

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

Very clean engine compartment. Fuel line insulated to control heat. AA++
by wsa111
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting from Washington State
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Greeting from Washington State

Welcome aboard.
Your Mustang is in pristine condition.
Need more power & more this is the place. Bill
by wsa111
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

Make the pcv valve line strictly for the PCV.
by wsa111
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

Do not use a tee on the pcv valve line. Run it from a source below the carb. You can get vacuum for your trans using the check valve on your power brake booster that has a small line for other vacuum needs. If you don't have power brakes you can tap into the spacer below the carb. or from the intake...
by wsa111
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

That is a high tech CNC process. Another option if you need to do the valve seats as well is the use of a Serta machine not only to do all the valve seating, but also the combustion chamber area by the valve. Chad used a high tech approch which is perfection. I had the Serta deal used to relieve the...
by wsa111
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

If you can translate what Chad stated, it would be beneficial to get the spec sheet on the head. If your 200 block is zero decked & with the head combustion chamber cc's @ 50 & with the small dished piston's you will have close to 9.5 compression. The carb adapter is very nice, being machine...
by wsa111
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Newbie

Welcome aboard. Your 65 200 is an excellent vehicle to update some of the old ignition& exhaust components. Bill
by wsa111
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

What octane gas are you using??
A lean A/F mixture at WOT will also cause detonation.
You want 12.7-13.1 at WOT.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inverted wires MSD 8869
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Inverted wires MSD 8869

Success!!! So I cut the wires on the square plug side since it was easier. Spliced them together. -------------------------- So first, the theory: 2010-12-11_001845_duraspark_stator.gif Then i used the timing light to dial it to 14°advance. It purred! Then for the moment of truth i plugged in the p...
by wsa111
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking block
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Decking block

Welcome aboard. Yes zero deck the block. The victor head gasket is .044" compressed, the Fel-Pro is .048" thick compressed. Need to get you combustion chamber cc's close the 50 cc's. That will get you very close to 9.5 compression. You will need to get a camshaft over 260 duration otherwis...
by wsa111
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 798

Re: Blow by?

Do a hot cranking compression test.
You can do a leak down test, but i believe its time for a visit to your machine shop.
by wsa111
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick CI Aluminum Head question..
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Quick CI Aluminum Head question..

Its where the heater hoses connect to prevent carb. icing in cooler climates.
In southern areas you could hook up a cooler with a pump to reduce the temperature below the carb.
by wsa111
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

I think your machinist screwed up & the head has too little clearance in the valve to valve guides.
I would tell him to let you look at the head dissembled & take some photos in the suspected areas.
by wsa111
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Rebuilt Distributor & custom recurved for a stock or mild modified engine 9.5 compression or below.
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Rebuilt Distributor & custom recurved for a stock or mild modified engine 9.5 compression or below.

Rebuilt Distributor & custom recurved for a stock or mild modified engine 9.5 compression or below. Has a hardened gear. The non-adjustable vacuum advance will be set to the above engine. Perfect for an engine with a cast iron head. Cost is $185.00 + insured shipping to your zip code in the lowe...
by wsa111
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

You don't need any at the SCV area, cause you deleted it. If you put a check ball in there you will block ported vacuum.
by wsa111
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

If the port is sealed off no ball is needed.
The only ball needed is in the accelerator pump. Maybe the dashpot for an automatic trans.
by wsa111
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 67 Mustang Coupe Build
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Anybody have any comments on an aluminum heater core???
by wsa111
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Decking a 250

Don, welcome aboard. I'm going to also post your question in the small six performance section of the forum.
Next time when you purchase parts you might consider Vintage Inlines. Bill
by wsa111
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Decking a 250

Don, welcome aboard. I'm going to also post your question in the small six performance section of the forum.
Next time when you purchase parts you might consider Vintage Inlines. Bill
by wsa111
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

You have 3 choices. Run manifold vacuum to the vacuum advance or modify the 1100 to a ported vacuum carb. Or get a 68 & later non SCV carb. There is a tech article on how to convert the SCV carb. to ported vacuum. The idle problem maybe a sticking advance or the advance in the DS11 coming on too...
by wsa111
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 636

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

Thanks again everyone. All good advice. I read the tech articles on ignition/distributors and tried hunting down a DSII but I went with Davidson HEI because I put one in my '68 F250 and it never gave me trouble. So familiarity. Maybe I'll start collecting a DSII setup and swap it out eventually. /s...
by wsa111
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 636

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

Since you ordered a DUI you will need a full 12V to the distributor. The latest DUI's also have an oil starvation problem on the distributor shaft. They fixed the over oiling problem to oil starvation. It could really improve performance with a custom curve for your engine combination. The DS11 is t...
by wsa111
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 636

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

First welcome aboard. If your carb. does not have a SCV then only one vacuum line is needed. On a stock engine ported vacuum is usually the best. Disconnect the one to manifold vacuum. Now pull the ported vacuum line off the vacuum advance & open the throttle slightly & see if you have vacuu...
by wsa111
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, from central Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Hello, from central Indiana

Welcome aboard. The forum has many owners of similar trucks like yours.
I'm sure you will receive much help from outer forum members.
by wsa111
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pull a 12V off the alternator. The PCV "out" has a collapsed hose it seems and is not pulling a vacuum. I'll replace this and see how things go. I bought a compression tester to have an idea how the chambers are. I'll prob get to that next week. The PO did...
by wsa111
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

I'm running a Holley red pump with the pressure spring shimmed.
But there are better pumps out there. Check with Summit.
by wsa111
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Re: Diagnosing Vapor Lock??

The mechanical fuel pump might be part of your problem. When the engine gets hot so does the fuel pump. If you have a Carter fuel pump that is your problem. The plastic fuel filter will not absorb the heat like a metal filter. Install an electric pump & delete the mechanical pump. It worked for ...
by wsa111
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: dialing in a new DS2, onto 32/36'n PCV

[quote="chad"]“…I'm powering it from the 12V line that used to go to the coil…” Some use the lug off the alternator as it’s the correct voltage.quote] If you use the stator terminal its only 9 volts. If you had a holley or an autolite carb, ford did make a choke housing which was compatibl...
by wsa111
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: New member

Welcome aboard. Our membership of F150 trucks owners has really blossomed in the last year.
Search the forum for some insight on your project.
by wsa111
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

If you bent a valve, pull the spark plug & shine a led light onto the piston top. You will see a mark or dent in the crown if so. I wish you the best.
by wsa111
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Seth, it may well be a hardened exhaust valve seat coming loose in the head????
by wsa111
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Did the engine run ok for the 5K?? Sorry about your hearing, but the proper way to put air into a cylinder is remove the check valve from your compression tester & put 100# plus into the cylinder. Open the throttle to full & if its an intake you will hear it easily. Same with the exhaust &am...
by wsa111
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Take off the rocker assy & do a cylinder air check. If the problem is fixed then you have a pushrod & or a rocker arm problem.
Do you have adjustable rocker arms?? If not by milling the head you have a pushrod in that cylinder that is too long.
by wsa111
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

Put air into the cylinder via the spark plug threads & listen for where the air escapes. Out the carb, intake valve, exhaust pipe exhaust valve, crankcase breather, piston or ring problem.

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