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by wsa111
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone ever run a 280H Clay Smith/VI cam with the CSC-200-STY springs?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Anyone ever run a 280H Clay Smith/VI cam with the CSC-200-STY springs?

Bob, you need the CSC-200-TOY springs. Its a dual spring. Seat 110#-260# open.
by wsa111
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Double roller timing chain?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Double roller timing chain?

The timing chain set for the 250 is not the full roller deal. The dual roller is only for the 170-200 engines. The only person who had made a custom dual roller for the 250 in Will McClearen who is a member of ford six. https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=80083&p=625371&hilit=Ke...
by wsa111
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1965 Mustang 6 Cylinder 5 Lug Conversion - Driveshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: 1965 Mustang 6 Cylinder 5 Lug Conversion - Driveshaft

Welcome aboard. Driveshaft issues are a challenge. The front u-joint is ok as of now, the rear u-joint is the next issue. Check to see if the driveshaft is long enough. If so you know 2 of the 4 joint ends are ok. You need to measure the diameter of your present 2 caps. Then measure the width of the...
by wsa111
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 OEM mechanical fuel pump - outlet fitting connector type
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: 250 OEM mechanical fuel pump - outlet fitting connector type

Bob, Summit has all the adapters & AN fittings for a braided fuel hose. Your heat is worse than mine & i found the mechanical fuel pump was heating the fuel into vapor lock. Go electric fuel pump & pressure regulator. Your Holley should handle 6-7# pressure. Did you ever find a dowel pin...
by wsa111
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Georgia200 wrote:MAHLE advertises its 3910VC head gasket to have a compressed thickness of 040.

Thats also a Victor part #. It has a .044" compressed thickness.
I have one on my engine & it seems to seal better than the Felpro.
by wsa111
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hays ignition wire help
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Hays ignition wire help

Phil, if all else fails go with the MSD box & MSD Blaster 2 coil. MSD also makes a harness to connect the DS11 right to the MSD Box. MSD 8869 is the part # Since the MSD runs on a full 12V you get superior performance. A real plus is your resistor wire will trigger the MSD. Let me know if you ne...
by wsa111
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Bob, if you go the 4bbl route, get one with annular discharge nozzles. The only thing you can do to your 500 is have the throttle shaft thinned. Thats 20 CFM. Replace the nozzles with proflow annular nozzles & enlarge the venturi to 1 7/16". Thats better fuel atomization & another 20 CF...
by wsa111
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 39
Views: 484

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Bob, what is your decision on more carburation??
by wsa111
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Silent Lash Valvetrain
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: 223 Silent Lash Valvetrain

Welcome aboard from the keystone state. I believe Bubba can assist you on your clatter.
by wsa111
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 3314

Re: Smoke From Carb!

From past experience, if you remove a piston or pistons from the block then reinstall you will have an oil burner.
If so rehone the cylinders & install new rings.
by wsa111
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 706

Re: My 200 Project

The best way to get rid of the heat soak condition is scrap your mechanical fuel pump which hold pressure on the needle & seat.
The fix is go electric & run 6-7 psi fuel pressure.
When you shut the engine off the fuel pressure goes to '0'
by wsa111
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘74 250 - timing chain - how much slack is acceptable?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: ‘74 250 - timing chain - how much slack is acceptable?

Since its not a roller chain, replace it. If gears show wear do the same.
by wsa111
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘74 250 - camshaft gear bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: ‘74 250 - camshaft gear bolt

I believe its 5/8" wrench 6 point.
by wsa111
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ‘74 250 - camshaft gear bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: ‘74 250 - camshaft gear bolt

Bob, The Ford oem bolts were an interference fit. Use the same bolt, but use red locktite when installing. I believe it required 70 FT pounds of torque.
by wsa111
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Q : how and where to converse with members
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Q : how and where to converse with members

Thanks Bubba. Perhaps it was my foul up then. Wrote a 15 or so line and hit "enter" or similar and it seemed to be posted and later "poof" and gone. And I did see something from someone that made me wonder if I had erred. For now I will just watch and read. Lots of good reading....
by wsa111
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 bogging on throttle blip
Replies: 36
Views: 732

Re: Autolite 1100 bogging on throttle blip

On those carbs, always make sure the piston for the power valve is free to move up & down with the spring pressure.
by wsa111
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chipped my cylinder bore
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: Chipped my cylinder bore

Get an other block. If you are in the area of the water jacket, time to move on.
by wsa111
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing the Cam
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Degreeing the Cam

That's perfect, the timing chain will stretch will bring you back to the 2 degree advance setting.
by wsa111
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is This A Crazy Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Is This A Crazy Idea?

If you are going to go the direct mount route. First you strip the head of all valves. Have it magnafluxed for cracks. To properly braze the low spots on the log, the head should be preheated to 400 F. Then fill in all the low spots. After the head cools have it magnafluxed again for cracks. Then mi...
by wsa111
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from southern Oklahoma!
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Hello from southern Oklahoma!

Another hardy welcome to the forum. We have many members that have your type of vehicle. Enjoy.
by wsa111
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chipped my cylinder bore
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: Chipped my cylinder bore

A photo would help. If its on the right side of the bore, being the major thrust side, it may be very questionable?
by wsa111
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New distributor available
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: New distributor available

Welcome aboard. Always love to see new members.
Questions, ask & you will receive.
by wsa111
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: New HEI Will Be Recurved For A Stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine
Replies: 0
Views: 702

New HEI Will Be Recurved For A Stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine

New HEI Will Be Recurved For A stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine or less. Have 1 in stock. Has adjustable vacuum advance. My over OILING MOD has been performed on these HEI's. Comes with a Red cap & rotor or for an extra $10.00 i also offer a Black cap & Rotor. Cost is $215.00 + shipping for RED or ...
by wsa111
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from NE Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Hello from NE Colorado

Welcome aboard. Need help, just give a shout. Bill
by wsa111
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Columbia South Carolina
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Hello from Columbia South Carolina

Welcome aboard, the big six is a work horse. I am 100 miles down I26 from you.
by wsa111
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 67 Mustang Coupe Build
Replies: 22
Views: 4638

Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Wish you a speedy recovery. A modded 250 will be a torque monster.
What head mods are you using.
If you need distributor & ignition mods just give a shout. Bill
by wsa111
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 52
Views: 10630

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

With over .515" lift with stock valve stem length your retainers are going to hit the valve guides.
Plus you will never get an installed valve spring height of 1.7" with stock valve length.
by wsa111
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PCV observations
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: PCV observations

Just use the stock PCV. To keep blowby in check install a Spectre oil breather cap.
Remember at full throttle the PCV see zero vacuum.
All the PCV does is evacuate the crankcase at idle & part throttle driving.
by wsa111
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Vintage Inlines dot com
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Vintage Inlines dot com

Matt has full time job at Chrysler, thus his time is limited.
Email him several times & you will get a response.
As Bubba stated he not only purchased all of AZ coupes inventory, but has added many other parts for our engines.
by wsa111
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Harmonic balancer 144 to 200
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Harmonic balancer 144 to 200

Phil, on my 200 engine the diameter of the harmonic balancer is 5 15/16"
The outer ring is mounted in rubber to the inner hub.
by wsa111
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valvetrain sound after 2000 rpm.
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Valvetrain sound after 2000 rpm.

Pull the valve cover & see if the rocker arm shaft is getting plenty of oil?? Good luck.
by wsa111
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello frm South Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Hello frm South Texas

Welcome aboard.
What year Mustang do you own??
Check out all the tech sections of the forum, there is a wealth of great information there. Bill
by wsa111
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Header for Ford 250ci - I6
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Exhaust Header for Ford 250ci - I6

There is a set of Hooker headers in our for sale section. https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=79803 The Hookers have a 1 1/2" primary pipe going into 2 2 1/2" collectors. Brian Stillwell on the vintage six forum has a brand new set of the same header for sale in the $650.00 ar...
by wsa111
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Fuel pump confusion

I can't answer your question. I got rid of the mechanical fuel pump & went electric & i will never look back.
Eliminated all the vapor lock & heat soak conditions.
by wsa111
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Campbellsburg KY!
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Hello from Campbellsburg KY!

Welcome aboard. The big Ford six is a work-horse. Wish you the best on your restoration.
by wsa111
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inline 6 rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Inline 6 rebuild

The later heads have 60cc combustion chamber & will need to be milled at least .070" to get the chamber size close to 50cc's for the 200.
Questions, just post. Bill wsa111
by wsa111
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?

Don't use 302 springs. They do not have a damper. Get decent springs from the camshaft vendors.
by wsa111
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?

The rotators were used cause of unleaded fuel. The intention was to prevent uneven seat wear.
Get rid of them, i have seen heads where the valve rotated too much & wore the valve seat into the head.
Get decent springs with aftermarket retainers from one of the camshaft suppliers.
by wsa111
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?

Since Photobucket is now charging for using their services i have started to use Imgur.
However i have 250 photos still on Photobucket.
How can i copy them to my PC???
Then after a month or so i will stop payment to Photobucket.
by wsa111
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for a modified engine 10.0 compression or below.
Replies: 0
Views: 836

Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for a modified engine 10.0 compression or below.

Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for a modified engine 10.0 compression or below. Has a hardened gear. The adjustable vacuum advance will be set to the above engine. Perfect for an engine with a CI or VI head. Cost is $245.00 + insured shipping to your zip code in the lower 48. I will ship...
by wsa111
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high

The reason you are getting vacuum on the ported connection is because your idle speed screw is in so much that the throttle blade is exposing the ported vacuum port. To fix the problem your distributor may need to be recurved so you can get your initial advance in the 14-18 degree area. If your engi...
by wsa111
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 1963

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

Wow what you have if properly done will be a giant.
Thanks Chad for what he has.
by wsa111
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 52
Views: 4291

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

Thanks for your responses, gents. Bill, I´ll be talking to Jerry at Schneider´s a.s.a.p. about that cam setup. In the meantime, I plan on using the DSII I pulled from the Zephyr, which was running well when I took it apart. What is the purpose of recurving the distributor? Ron, I ditched the 82 exh...
by wsa111
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: tall PCV grommets

how bout that 40 or 60$ adjustable one? The cast valve cover is a piece of junk. The factory valve covers are all precision die cast & weigh 25% the weight of the cast ones. They also have cast in oil dippers to control oil to the fulcrum of the rocker arm if the oil is from the pushrods. They ...
by wsa111
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Mustang parts for falcons
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Mustang parts for falcons

Too bad we are so far away, i have a rebuilt 65 200 6 that would bolt right in your falcon, i aquired it not knowing it would not bolt up to my manual 67 mustang 6cyl and the earlier bellhousing were different, and i also have a new full set of floor pans for a mustang, i dont know however if they ...
by wsa111
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: baffled PCV grommets anyone?

Chad, if you have the junk cast aluminium valve cover, what i show in my photo is the only way other than an oil trap that is used on the Lightning supercharged engine.
I have been through both scenarios.
by wsa111
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans

Chad, on acceleration the flexplate moves forward & if the starter nose on some starters are not machined the converter bolts contact that area.
I have seen it on Nippondenso starters & other gear reduction units.
by wsa111
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: baffled PCV grommets anyone?

Use the baffled grommet for the pcv & raise the pcv position at least 3" above the grommet to prevent oil from entering the pcv valve. https://i.imgur.com/dqO5XTX.jpg Those valve covers are just a good looking piece of junk. I got rid of mine & installed a stock Ford valve cover which h...
by wsa111
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans

The converter bolts are hitting the starter nose on a C-4 trans. Nose has to be relieved below pinion gear on starter.
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by wsa111
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: drive train tech
Topic: Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans
Replies: 0
Views: 888

Grinding noise on acceration C-4 Trans

The converter bolts are hitting the starter nose on a C-4 trans. Nose has to be relieved below pinion gear on starter.
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