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by wsa111
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rich and Stumbling
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Rich and Stumbling

Possible blown power valve on a leaking one.
Dump it & get the Modified Holley i have for sale in the small ford six section for sale.
Flows as much as a Holley 390 4bbl.
by wsa111
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: Broken thrust plate...?

Quote: The ClaySmith cam I bought is ground straight up, so I'll have to add about 4 degrees to that. The double roller chain set has multiple keyway slots, so that should help. Quote: If you purchased the new 264 profile, it may be advanced. I spoke with the tech & he said the new 264 would be ...
by wsa111
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro:
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Intro:

Welcome aboard Stan.
Wish you the best on your new engine.
What happened to the cam gear on the previous 300?? Bill
by wsa111
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: New from Texas

Welcome aboard.
Many members of the forum are also owners of big block trucks.
by wsa111
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: Broken thrust plate...?

You left out the spacer between the front cam journal & the dowel pin.
viewtopic.php?f=106&t=77559
by wsa111
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Which distributor vacuum advance

Check on rock auto's site.
by wsa111
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Which distributor vacuum advance

You would be better to upgrade to a DS11 or a HEI distributor. Bill
by wsa111
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy with a '74 Bronco
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: New guy with a '74 Bronco

Welcome aboard. Is you distributor a one with points?
You would be better to upgrade to a DS11 or an HEI. Bill
by wsa111
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: New HEI's Will Be Custom Recurved For A Stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine to your engine combination.
Replies: 0
Views: 49

New HEI's Will Be Custom Recurved For A Stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine to your engine combination.

This special will end midnight sunday 9-20 @ midnight. New HEI's Will Be Custom Recurved For A Stock or 9.5 Comp. Engine for your engine combination. Blue cap & rotor. Red cap & rotor also available. Adjustable vacuum advance. Not only in vacuum, but also vacuum total advance. Wiring harness...
by wsa111
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1965 ford 200 I6 with a Holley 2300
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 1965 ford 200 I6 with a Holley 2300

I believe most are using a Lokar cable with a V-8 gas pedal.
by wsa111
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

Excessive wear. Time to get a new set of rocker arms. If you have the $$ get a 1.6 set for increased performance. However with adjustable rocker arms you will also need a set of pushrods to mate with the setup. On your present set, you could apply a little heat from a propane torch to expand the ped...
by wsa111
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Duraspark Improvement

Do what you want, but the MSD Box with a properly recurved DS11 & a MSD coil will improve the total operation of the engine.
Gap plugs .045"-.048" More power to you.
by wsa111
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Duraspark Improvement

If you have the DS11 & a MSD Box, the coil with the least primary resistance is going to perform better & with higher voltage. Such as the MSD Blaster 2 or 3. MSD also has other higher performance coils that cost over $100.00, but only have .2 ohms resistance in the primary. 8251 & 8252 ...
by wsa111
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for modified engine with 9.5 or higher compression.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for modified engine with 9.5 or higher compression.

None in stock. Will be ordered 5-10 day delivery Rebuilt Distributor & custom re-curved for modified engine with 9.5 or higher compression. Has a hardened gear. The adjustable vacuum advance will be set to the above engine. Perfect for an engine with a Direct mount carburetor, CI or VI head. Cos...
by wsa111
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Reconditioned DS11 Recurved for a Stock or Light Modified Engine 9.5 comp. or below $195.00 + shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Reconditioned DS11 Recurved for a Stock or Light Modified Engine 9.5 comp. or below $195.00 + shipping

Have one in stock. Will be custom recurved for your build. Drive gear is Parkerized to aid break-in & prevent wear. Vacuum advance is not adjustable for vacuum, but the mechanical advance will be customized for your engine. If you want an adjustable vacuum advance the extra cost would be $40.00 ...
by wsa111
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Another Rookie

Mike, welcome aboard. Nice looking Mustang. Good luck on your 250 build. Bill
by wsa111
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 crank
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: 300 crank

Welcome aboard.
I'm sure will get a response from one of the Big Six Members.
by wsa111
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Weather stripping
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Weather stripping

First welcome aboard. Just take your time installing it.
What year & model are you working on??
by wsa111
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Bump Steering Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Bump Steering Kit

Sent that kit back. Its for the wrong year & is for lowered vehicles. I found Global West Suspensions. The kit #1967-1973 Mustang Bump Steer Kit # ADJ-43. However you have to drill out the taper in the spindle to use a bolt to shim the outer tie rod up to get the tie rods level with the inner ti...
by wsa111
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Distributor Recurving Service
Replies: 2
Views: 3516

Re: Distributor Recurving Service

If you want a distributor recurved, contact me before June 2021. I feel that i may retire mid next year. Thanks Bill wsa111
by wsa111
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: New member in Michigan

Welcome aboard. A 200 rebuilt will really help your Econoline.
Brouse the forum & you can access a world of knowledge. Bill
by wsa111
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Bump Steering Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Bump Steering Kit

Getting the kit from Speedway Motors.
QA1 BAX104M Bump steer kit.
by wsa111
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Bump Steering Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Bump Steering Kit

Has anyone installed a bump steer kit. My tie rods are at an angle that requires attention. I just ordered a kit from Speedway Motors. That along with a ball bearing idler arm which reduced steering effort 40%. I hope my alignment shop will allow closer to + caster rather than being negative with ma...
by wsa111
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Wermland - Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: New from Wermland - Sweden

Welcome aboard. That 46 Ford is a real classic. I owned one years ago, but it had the flathead V8.
I guess the big decision is to leave it original or go with a newer 240 or 300 six.
Keep us informed on your final choice.
by wsa111
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DS II distributor control module
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: DS II distributor control module

Thanks everyone for your input. It appears that both modules work well if they're of good quality and mounted properly. I'll stick with my Ford module for now and maybe throw a 4 pin in the glove box for, just in case. Cheers, Charlie aka @thegreatwhitewagon on Instagram. You are living in the past...
by wsa111
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1 wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 23
Views: 769

Re: 3G 1 wire alternator belt squeal

Make sure your belt is not bottomed in the pulley groove?
by wsa111
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DS II distributor control module
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: DS II distributor control module

Get one of my DS11's which will be custom recurved for your combination. I also have one GM Module left mounted on a GM heat sink. I use a MSD Blaster coil to supply the fire power. You will need spiral wound plug wires. You will need a fused relay to supply a full 12V to the module. Second option i...
by wsa111
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder heads valves and rockers
Replies: 66
Views: 8858

Re: Cylinder heads valves and rockers

Welcome aboard.
You will get much feedback on your rocker arm question.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advanced Timing
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Advanced Timing

You need to get rid of the loadamatic distributor.
However what size oil pump shaft do you have? If yours is 5/16" you can go to the DS11 or an HEI.
The next problem is your loadamatic carburetor. Either have it modified for ported vacuum or get a 68 & later carb.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)

Run higher octane fuel & advise from there. Sounds like detonation.
I set up your distributor for top performance & that requires 91-93 octane.
by wsa111
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

Drained fuel tank, removed the sender & due to ethanol fuel the sock was black instead of white. Had 50% blockage. Installed new sock & hose from sender to fuel line & pressure jumped right to 7#. During a 15 minute cruise fuel pressure stayed in the 6-6 1/2# area. Will monitor it & ...
by wsa111
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Ford 200 Inline 6
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Wanted: Ford 200 Inline 6

Welcome aboard.
Check our small six for sale section for engines for sale. I believe there is one for sale.
by wsa111
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: New member

Welcome aboard, sounds like you made a great choice for getting the 300 in the F150. The six has great torque compared to a 302 V-8.
by wsa111
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

The Holley flows 350 CFM, the Autolite 1.08 flows 287 CFM. As Bubba said, the annular nozzles on the Autolite will probable help your fuel mileage. If the Holley is too rich @ WOT it will require metering block work in PVCR orifices under the power valve. Same with the Autolite. Remember the Autolit...
by wsa111
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

Ryan, get your cruise A/F ratio to 14.5.14.75 @ 50-70 mph. Change main jets to achieve this.
Then try a WOT burst all the way to 5K & you need 12.5-12.8 A/F.
If not email me Bill
by wsa111
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

Bob, the engine never shuts off. It does not seem to be vapor related. I can leave the engine with the hood open & the pressure still drops. Hope to get under it to see if its a collapsed fuel hose. If not i will have to drain the tank or pull it out. All hoses are fine, looks like a clogged soc...
by wsa111
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

If i didn't half a half tank of fuel i would pull the sender.
But air pressure will either clear it or blow it off.
I will find out very soon.
by wsa111
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 2# in 5 minutes of driving. Checked fuel tank cap for proper venting, checks ok. I replaced electric fuel pump with a new one, same condition but went down to 3# due to a new fuel pump. Tomorrow i will check hose from sender to fuel lines for collapsing. The next thing...
by wsa111
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Greetings!

Welcome aboard.
A 59 Ford is a rare bird. Is it 3 on the tree or an automatic?? Bill
by wsa111
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Major Engineering Profile for the Clay Smith 264-264 Camshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

Re: Major Engineering Profile for the Clay Smith 264-264 Camshaft

First welcome aboard. I spoke with the tech rep on 7-7-20 & h said he redid the master a couple of days before that date. I would bet you have the old profile. However since the older profile will produce more power, but the idle will be not as smooth. If you degree it in the older profile will ...
by wsa111
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 164
Views: 13779

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Bob, cruise AFR at over 50 mph should be close to 14.5. Go up to 72-73 main jets. Then do the next test.
If your AF is in the 13.5-13.8 cruising around the neighborhood at 15-25 mph that ok. If its leaner go with a larger idle jet. I would go with a .034 idle jet. Bill
by wsa111
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 164
Views: 13779

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Yes, put a mark on the timing cover where your initial advance is set. If you put some fast miles on the engine, i would change oil & filter after 100-200 miles. Make sure you are using oil with high phosphorus & ZDDP or add an additive that contains both of these. Is your 500 carb. like the...
by wsa111
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: New Custom Holley 4412-500 Carb. Many Mods, Annular Discharge Nozzles+++
Replies: 0
Views: 400

New Custom Holley 4412-500 Carb. Many Mods, Annular Discharge Nozzles+++

The is a new Holley 4412-500 carb. with the following modifications. Chrome Float Bowl with removable plugs, so jets can be changed without removing float bowl. Comes with tool to remove jets-not shown. Has Braswell road race float & needle & seat which discharges fuel below fuel level to pr...
by wsa111
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 164
Views: 13779

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

For anyone installing a distributor, put the TDC marker on what your initial should be. Then when you install the distributor & the reluctor is even with the pickup coil & the rotor is pointing toward #1 plug wire your setting should be very close to being close. That saves a lot of time rem...
by wsa111
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 76 f250 field (literal) revival problems
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: 76 f250 field (literal) revival problems

Anything over 140# is fine.
The main thing is are they all within 10# of each other.
by wsa111
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

Just a higher pitched sound.
Look at all the German vehicles with an inline six, & the all bring the front pipes into a larger connector & then exit as duals.
by wsa111
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Little bit of power
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Little bit of power

Here is a link for the DS11 i have for sale. Bill
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=81265
by wsa111
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

I have a X pike on my 67 Mustang, and it reduces some of the interior drone.
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by wsa111
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It worked when I parked it.
Replies: 39
Views: 2070

Re: It worked when I parked it.

Tom, i told you to use deep creep.
If within an hour if you can't rotate the crankshaft, time for a rebuild.
Another option is find a replacement engine.

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