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by shmoozo
Sat May 22, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coast-to-Coast: Mega-MPG
Replies: 50
Views: 5473

Re: Coast-to-Coast: Mega-MPG

Lazy JW wrote:A round trip would be needed to average out prevailing conditions. ...


And to get home, too.

:wink:
by shmoozo
Sat May 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 or 200 in a 65 Falcon!
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: 250 or 200 in a 65 Falcon!

If you want to swap in an AOD eventually I think you'll pretty much have to go with a 250. I don't think there's an off-the-shelf way to bolt an AOD to a 200 or a 170.
by shmoozo
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: PLEASE HELP! 91 300 into 79 f150
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: PLEASE HELP! 91 300 into 79 f150

The impression I have gotten over the years from reading many messages in this forum is that while it's not impossible to do this, the work and expense involved of retrofitting the EFI fuel system and electronics package into a older truck which had a carb creates a rather daunting collection of obs...
by shmoozo
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: offy c or offy dp? whats the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: offy c or offy dp? whats the difference

Having read through a number of the Offy C vs. Offy DP threads over the years my impression is that the C is a significantly better choice than the DP on anything other than a bone stock 300 with stock exhaust manifold and stock exhaust and no intention of ever upgrading any other part of the engine...
by shmoozo
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Race Camshaft
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: New Race Camshaft

I am in the process of building a new aluminum headed race motor. I am going to grind a camshaft that has the simese cylinders firing at the same time. 1-4, 2-5,3-6. It will essentailly be two 3cyl engines hooked together. I believe it will take alot of the harmonics out of the engine. My question ...
by shmoozo
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Swap Question
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Engine Swap Question

Out of curiosity, Mike, have you ever considered putting together and selling a basic kit to install a 250 into earlier Falcons, Fairlanes, Comets, and/or Mustangs (and such) with engine mounts, and whatever else might be required other than exhaust and such?

Or at least the engine mounts?

:hmmm:
by shmoozo
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: plastic vacuum lines replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: plastic vacuum lines replacement

tom954x4 wrote:What is the life expectancy of the thin plastic vacuum lines, and are any ones more likely to suffer cracks and leaks after 15 years than others?


If you have to ask, just replace all of your vacuum lines. It's inexpensive, it's quick and you can do it yourself with almost no tools at all.
by shmoozo
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil passage in block
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Oil passage in block

tony1963 wrote:All that will do is move the junk around. You'll plug up a lifter bore, main oil gallery, rocker arm shaft, etc.

Pull the engine, head and clean it correctly.


Good advice.
by shmoozo
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Exhaust..
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: New Exhaust..

... The only snag we ran into was the down pipes from the headers hit the center link. ... I suspect that some folks might find it useful to know what sort of car/engine combination this was. Year? Model? Engine size? Also any other details that might have a bearing on this interference issue. :nod...
by shmoozo
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: N.O.S. rocker cover??? interesting anyway
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: N.O.S. rocker cover??? interesting anyway

The darn bidding on the thing got to over $200 and the reserve wasn't even met. Forget that.

:nono:

You can get a brand new finned aluminum valve cover from Classic Inlines for less.

:beer:
by shmoozo
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Ranchero engine racket
Replies: 39
Views: 2547

Re: 62 Ranchero engine racket

sparkyj wrote:... As far as the bucket of bolts sound of the engine, what in all of your experience tells me what I should look for first (besides a toyota corolla) prior to yanking the whole motor and trans out?...


Your credit card.

:nod:
by shmoozo
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaustless 300
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: exhaustless 300

Ford240 wrote:If running open headers caused warped valves, it would be a big problem in the NHRA.


Yup, not to mention the NSRA (National Street Rod Association). Some of the rodders run open headers or even open zoomie headers.

Yes, on the street.

I have no idea how they get away with it.
by shmoozo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaustless 300
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: exhaustless 300

The Plankster Prankster wrote:don't forget the option of pushing/pulling the truck with another vehicle


Or perhaps a few strong friends.

:hmmm: :nod:
by shmoozo
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Is it worth putting an Aluminum Head on a Stock motor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Re: Is it worth putting an Aluminum Head on a Stock motor?

JackFish wrote:Heck I wouldn't bother with the expensive rockers, and put the money into porting the head and a cam.


I agree. A mild performance cam and maybe a bit of port work on the aluminum head will do more than fancy roller rockers.
by shmoozo
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 Cam ideas
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

Re: 300 I6 Cam ideas

No hostility intended by this. I'm sorry I didn't specify this thing's use. It will be used mainly for towing a trailer and driving myself around. Then the last thing you want to build for that truck is an engine with an 11.5:1 compression ratio. No readily available pump gas formulation (including...
by shmoozo
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I put an AOD Tranny on a 200 I6?
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Can I put an AOD Tranny on a 200 I6?

The biggest problem I foresee is the fact that the 200 has that weird bellhousing bolt pattern. So far as I am aware there is no adapter available that would allow you to bolt a late model 4 speed overdrive automatic to a 200.
by shmoozo
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Plans for using HEI module with points
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Plans for using HEI module with points

fordconvert wrote:I see the geocities link is dead. It was just a jpeg and I think I saved a copy somewhere, I will have to go look for it and change the link.


That would be wonderful.

Thanks.

:)
by shmoozo
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI intake for carb use?
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: EFI intake for carb use?

Thanks! That's the one that was linked to a few posts up. It's all given me some great ideas. The other night I was thinking about a split intake, kind of like the efi split exhaust manifolds. The 3 runners could just come out horizontally from the engine and meet in a common plenum just big enough...
by shmoozo
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1971 Mercury Montego and 1978 Ford F150
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: 1971 Mercury Montego and 1978 Ford F150

I just recently bought a '71 Montego with a 250 I6, and the transmission may be going on it. I have a '78 F150 with a 300 I6 sitting out back that the transmission is good in. Through some research, I think that both are C4 transmissions, but can anyone confirm or deny this? I would like to be able...
by shmoozo
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Easiest swap rear end
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Easiest swap rear end

8) actually once the wheels and the brake drums are off, its four bolts on each side to pull the axles. once the axles are out then it is about a dozen nuts and the center section comes out. the side bearings that hold the differential in place are held in by a total of four bolts. they are pressed...
by shmoozo
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: trans questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: trans questions

Ummmmm....... this here is a Ford Model "AA" Truck; ring and pinion sets are a mite difficult to find nowadays, plus the 5.14 ratio just happens to be the TALLEST one they used according to my 1941 Dyke's manual with the optional ratio of 6.6:1 being for "heavy duty" use. ... Ye...
by shmoozo
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: trans questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: trans questions

It sounds like the vehicle you are building is going to be a fairly heavy truck when you are finished with it, and you also sound like you will at least occasionally use it for some fairly heavy hauling and/or towing. With that in mind I would suggest you look at some of the beefier truck transmissi...
by shmoozo
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminium Cyl Head
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Aluminium Cyl Head

One thing to keep in mind when selecting a compression ratio to run is that over time carbon build up in the combustion chamber will increase it slightly and create hot spots. That means don't go pushing it right to the ragged limit or you'll find yourself having to run premium gas (or worse, having...
by shmoozo
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Want a fix for the Mazda/Ford 5speed high ratio reverse?
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Want a fix for the Mazda/Ford 5speed high ratio reverse?

The Plankster Prankster wrote:... IMHO, the best way to correct that gear ratio in the M5OD is to upgrade to a different tranny


Yup, and the good news is that there are several viable, widely available alternatives.
by shmoozo
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Diesel Inliner.
Replies: 242
Views: 65446

Re: Diesel Inliner.

Cool23 wrote:... This time the Engine may get a lot more attention and plenty of dress up. :D


Dress up? You mean like chrome and polished metal and such?
by shmoozo
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Finally finished. HOOOOORAAAYYYYYY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3331

Re: Finally finished. HOOOOORAAAYYYYYY!!!

... My problem is routing it to the cold air side of the engine. The plenum sits slightly lower than the top of the valve cover. I need a spacer to lift it so I can route the pipe over the cover, but not so high that it contacts the hood. I suppose I need to get some clay and find out just how much...
by shmoozo
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Diesel Inliner.
Replies: 242
Views: 65446

Re: Diesel Inliner.

Cool23 wrote:Sadly it is not. Gaskets look ok and we have no idea how the oil is getting into the water could be a crack in the head that only appears when Hot :(


oh, poop.

Sorry to hear that.

:(
by shmoozo
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Finally finished. HOOOOORAAAYYYYYY!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3331

Re: Finally finished. HOOOOORAAAYYYYYY!!!

Now I want to see video of it idling and going VROOM-VROOM.

:)
by shmoozo
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Is a driveshaft necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Is a driveshaft necessary?

My advice would be to use a very short driveshaft just to eliminate any concerns about binding which could cause a rather nasty catastrophic failure in an area which I am inclined to think would be just a few inches from your family jewels. Then again my first advice before even getting to that advi...
by shmoozo
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Diesel Inliner.
Replies: 242
Views: 65446

Re: Diesel Inliner.

Will start pulling the motor apart Monday as I hope it is just some dry gasckets due to the motor sitting for so long. I do have anothwer event in January that would be nice to attend, but I am not about to take any shortcuts to fix this problem. That's perfectly understandable. Good luck with solv...
by shmoozo
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Diesel Inliner.
Replies: 242
Views: 65446

Re: Diesel Inliner.

Cool23 wrote:I also went to enter the F4 in the Victorian Hot Rod Show but was declined due to the weight of the vehicle on the floor as the Royal Exhibition building is heritage listed.


Bummer!

I sure hope you get a chance to show it somewhere this summer. You worked so hard to get it finished.
by shmoozo
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Why would my distributor not fire on the #6 cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Why would my distributor not fire on the #6 cylinder?

There are really only a few parts that are likely to be causing this problem and they are all "tune up" parts. - distributor cap - spark plug wire - spark plug My guess is that if you install new spark plugs, new spark plug wires, and a new cap and rotor for the distributor (it's always a ...
by shmoozo
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: HELP!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: HELP!!!!

This probably isn't the problem, but you have plugged all of the extra vacuum port openings on the intake manifold, right?
by shmoozo
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 HD heavy duty exhaust manifold
Replies: 62
Views: 26397

Re: 300 HD heavy duty exhaust manifold

The only source I know of for the 300 Heavy Duty exhaust manifold (or one sort of like it) is Stevens.

Stevens Ford Exhaust Manifolds

Look for the one with part number 300HD.
by shmoozo
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Optimizing my 300: shopping list
Replies: 19
Views: 2145

Re: Optimizing my 300: shopping list

.... Is 3" pipe too big? ..... Yes. Run 2.5", then step up to 3" for the last 2 or 3 feet for looks. Yeah, what he said, though depending on how the pipe terminates at the rear of the truck you might not even need as much as that. I suppose you could even use a short piece of polishe...
by shmoozo
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Newbie

... I plan on putting it in this. http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv318/scl009/1931%20Ford%20Model%20AA/IMG_0196.jpg What?! Wait, you can't put that in her! It's too big and ... 1931 Ford Model AA chassis. Oh. Geeze ... for a minute there I thought you meant you were going to try to put it in th...
by shmoozo
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cams
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Cams

An RV cam is one that is optimized toward low end torque with a solid lower midrange. In other words it puts the torque curve exactly where you would want it for a work truck.
by shmoozo
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to fix a terrible exhaust leak?
Replies: 19
Views: 1288

Re: How to fix a terrible exhaust leak?

Im pretty sure its warped as none of the others are leaking, what would i have to do about that, call a machine shop? If it is simply warped it might be possible for a machine shop to true up the face of the manifold to where it will seat properly. If not, then you're probably better off just findi...
by shmoozo
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: LED headlights, there may be a way
Replies: 17
Views: 3258

Re: LED headlights, there may be a way

Shrinkdude wrote:Mustang Project has them
LED headlights


Yeah, but ... almost $600 for a pair of headlights?

Maybe the price will come down in a few years, eh?

:)
by shmoozo
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: throttle linkage
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: throttle linkage

i have some ideas on how to hook up the throttle linkage, but i am curious if anyone can share what they did that may be more efficient than what im thinking. I am running an autolite 2100 with an automatic transmission. Most folks seem to just switch to using a throttle cable setup from a later mo...
by shmoozo
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: six one barrel carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Re: six one barrel carbs

My 2¢: Use either an Offy C or Clifford intake for a 4-barrel along with something like one of the specially prepared 4 barrel Demon carbs that has been set up for boosted applications. Jegs - Demon Mighty Demon Blow-Through Carburetors Oh, and make sure your insurance is up to date for both yoursel...
by shmoozo
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8.8 in a 67 Coupe Automatic
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: 8.8 in a 67 Coupe Automatic

I have an 8.8 rear end with 3.27 gears limited slip an was wondering if i could install it in a 67 coupe w/200ci, i believe it is a C4 transmission (Automatic)? Maybe. What's it out of? How long is it from wheel flange to wheel flange? How does that compare to the length of your current axle from w...
by shmoozo
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 47649

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: PS: Real men drive altereds. Real crazy men drive FUEL altereds! I know. I watched Willie and Sush (and many others) race many times at Lions and OCIR back in the day. The question was never who would win. The real question was which lane they'd be in going through the lights . . . :lol:
by shmoozo
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aircraft engine Power confusion!
Replies: 73
Views: 8615

Re: Aircraft engine Power confusion!

The DP cannot be used with a 2V carb; the plenum has 4 separate entry ports which are only compatible with a small 4V. Your choices are the Clifford and the Offy "C". Either is completely compatible with a 2V and an adaptor plate. The Clifford is water heated to prevent carb icing which I...
by shmoozo
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8 inch rear axles - all differentials interchangeable?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: 8 inch rear axles - all differentials interchangeable?

For questions related to available axle ratios and other features of various common axles I generally turn to the Currie Enterprises web site . The page I just linked there is the index for 8" Ford axle parts, and by poking around on the links there you can find most of the things you'd need fo...
by shmoozo
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aircraft engine Power confusion!
Replies: 73
Views: 8615

Re: Aircraft engine Power confusion!

The DP cannot be used with a 2V carb; the plenum has 4 separate entry ports which are only compatible with a small 4V. Your choices are the Clifford and the Offy "C". Either is completely compatible with a 2V and an adaptor plate. The Clifford is water heated to prevent carb icing which I...
by shmoozo
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Over Heating Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Over Heating Issue

I just had a thought. If you live in a region with extreme conditions and haul heavy loads that causes overheating despite your truck having a heavy duty radiator and a well maintained cooling system, then perhaps installing a really big oil cooler in an area away from the engine and radiator (like ...
by shmoozo
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Over Heating Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Over Heating Issue

There is another thing that could be contributing to the problem. At high altitudes (like in the mountains in Colorado) the air pressure is significantly lower than it is at sea level. Since the pressure cap on the coolant system sets the pressure in relation to ambient atmospheric pressure, that me...
by shmoozo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSIONS

Whatever route you choose to take, it is very important to upgrade the wiring with heavier wires. Bear in mind that the factories mass produced these vehicles with profit foremost in their minds; they used the SMALLEST (cheapest) wiring they could get away with, the stock wiring was barely adequate...
by shmoozo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSIONS

I think mine may be an alternator, but im not sure. Looks exactly like an alternator, has the hot post + 3 smaller posts though, which i found wierd. Theres also a box on the other side of the car thats apparently a voltage regulator and goes with the stock generator? As far as i know its all origi...

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