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by wsa111
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 170 Engine for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: 170 Engine for Sale

Is this engine sold?? If yes i will delete it from the for sale status.
by wsa111
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1967 Mustang stalled out now won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: 1967 Mustang stalled out now won't start

The pickup coil in the DS11 should ohm out between 400-800 ohms. I would scrap the inferno & run one of my HEI modules on a heat sink & get a MSD Blaster 11 or 111 coil. Another option if the pickup reads ok is go with a MSD 6-AL ignition box. However you need to run a full 12V for these uni...
by wsa111
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.

Bubba, i agree on the 2 degrees + caster. -1/2 camber & 1/16" toe.
Got the rollerized arm today, just need to grease the ball bearings & install grease fittings on both bracket end & drag link end.
I will see how it handles with my 0 caster. Then go with the 2 degrees + caster.
by wsa111
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 144-200 Rocker Arm Assy.-Pushrods
Replies: 0
Views: 40

144-200 Rocker Arm Assy.-Pushrods

For sale a used set of non adjustable rocker arm assy with pushrods. Good condition, no scoring or pushrod wear. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/wsa111/DSCN0006_zpsbg3zllsg.jpg Best offer plus shipping to your zip code. PM Me or email amblerrace@live.com I accept paypal & USPS money orders.
by wsa111
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?

Question on that hot air choke tube, should the lower end be left open> Or should I pinch it closed ? Vacuum leak if open versus doesn't flow hot air when closed ? DannyG if U have the carb I think U o it's not even close to the throat, venturi, etc so no "vacuum leak" at all. The only dr...
by wsa111
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?

What carburetor are you running???? Certain carbs can be converted to an electric replacement.
by wsa111
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?

Depending on your carburetor, replace the thermostat with an electric choke. Kits are available to clamp a new tube from the choke to the header pipe.
by wsa111
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Fathers Day Special-Recurved DS11 with GM Module Combo $225.00+$18.00 shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Fathers Day Special-Recurved DS11 with GM Module Combo $225.00+$18.00 shipping

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Fathers Day Special-Recurved DS11 with GM Module Combo $225.00+$18.00 shipping.
Quantity 1.
PM me or email billythedistributorman@live.com I accept paypal or USPS money order.
by wsa111
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome aboard. Your truck is a real work horse. Enjoy this site. Bill
by wsa111
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hesitates when giving it the gas
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Hesitates when giving it the gas

If you have fuel squirting out the pump nozzles, check the linkage & adjust hole location for the most discharge.
by wsa111
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member with a 1962 Mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: New member with a 1962 Mercury

Welcome aboard. You have installed some real power gains compared to the original engine. Browse the forum & benefit from the knowledge of others. Bill
by wsa111
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Value of cam/high ratio rockers on supercharged engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Value of cam/high ratio rockers on supercharged engine?

Call Jerry @ Schneider Cams for recommendations on a supercharged engine.
One advantage of full roller rocker arms is less friction & a faster rate of lift after the advertised duration. I will leave this topic to guys that have a supercharged engine.
by wsa111
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome aboard. Your 70 250 should have enough power to enjoy. If you want more HP you are in the right place. Bill
by wsa111
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Will this work?

The lower brace bolts to the subframe on both sides right where the pan bolts to the block. The top brace is from the cowl to the shock towers.
Then there is another brace between fenders at the front of the engine but above the engine.
by wsa111
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Will this work?

By all means installing this cross brace will tighten up the lower part of the sub-frame just like the cowl to shock tower brace does for the top.
by wsa111
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.

No Bubba only street driving. I'm just trying the make the steering effort less in parking lots, but still return the steering to center after turns. What do you think on my specs??
by wsa111
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.

I will go with 3-4 Degrees + caster & -.5 camber, 1/16" toe in.
by wsa111
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Hi

Gavin, welcome aboard. The 1980 F-150 with the 300 six is a great vehicle. Keep an eye on front steering linkage. The drag link was a weak link on this vehicle. Check for play in the idler arm & pitman arm connector on the draglink.
Keep all fittings greased on a regular basis. Bill
by wsa111
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.

I had a conversation with members of another forum concerning a ball bearing idler arm. They stated the friction of the rubber bushings with almost "0" caster was more than a vehicle with 3-4 degrees +caster with a full roller idler arm. Has anyone gone this route. The full roller arm can ...
by wsa111
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Performance 200 engine update
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Performance 200 engine update

I agree of the above. I would like to see a full roller timing chain, instead of the silent link type.
What camshaft are you running?? Would like to see at least 1.6 rocker arms. Looking good.
by wsa111
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Real HEI Distributor for the small six-no oiling problems on this unit
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Real HEI Distributor for the small six-no oiling problems on this unit

For sale real HEI Distributors for sale for your small six. I will custom curve it for you application. It also comes with an adjustable vacuum advance not only vacuum settings, but also ADVANCE TOTAL. I have 1 Blue Cap, 1 Black Cap & 1 Red Caps available. BLACK Cap SOLD. Will have more in next ...
by wsa111
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Central PA
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Hello from South Central PA

Welcome aboard from the keystone state. Glad to see you also have a Falcon. My mother had a 63 Falcon with a 170 in it. Great car except for rust in the cowl vent area.
by wsa111
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gas Tank Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Gas Tank Issues

With the sending out of the tank, Check the mechanical limits of the sender lever. Lower empty, upper travel full. When inserting the sender into the tank make sure the pickup is at the bottom of the tank. Tank empty. As Bubba stated make sure the tank is grounded. When installed, does the gauge rea...
by wsa111
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Stumped on a charging issue..
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Stumped on a charging issue..

Are all you guys aware that batteries sold to southern parts of the USA have less acid in the battery to prevent during charging to keep acid fumes from spewing out the vents. Also it has less plates but are thicker. Voltage may be only in the 12.8 area. Batteries sold above the Mason Dixon line hav...
by wsa111
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.

Welcome aboard. The 170 is a tough engine. Just take your time to gather the right parts.
A 200 has a lot more to offer not only in power, but parts availability. Your choice.
by wsa111
Wed May 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here and to Ford inlines!
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: New here and to Ford inlines!

Good choice, the 300 Six is a true work horse. Has a tons of low end compared to the 302.
Welcome aboard. Bill
by wsa111
Mon May 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: Fuel pump

Pull your oil dipstick & smell the oil on the dipstick for a gas smell. If the diaphram leaks it will leak gas into the crankcase. Also check the vent orifice on the pump body for fuel leaking. As David said check the eccentric on the camshaft. If in doubt replace the pump, cheap insurance. Cart...
by wsa111
Sun May 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ticking From Bellhousing area
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Ticking From Bellhousing area

You might want to pull the starter & see if the flywheel or ring gear is not hitting the starter nose.
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: 211

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: 322

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- $25.00 + shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 513

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: 6
Views: 387

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: 99

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: 544

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: 304

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: 72

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: 544

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: 544

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: 96

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: 544

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: 544

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: 78

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: 222

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: 471

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: 10
Views: 211

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: 728

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: 1141

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: 728

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: 183

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

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