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by 62Cometman
Wed May 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1909 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Holley 1909 woes

The throttle shaft on the side where it attaches to the accelerator pump does have what i would consider excessive wear, id say maybe .030-.050 up and down, but i dont have a replacement shaft for it nor do i know of anyone selling one, i also wouldnt think that would cause a missing issue, a lean i...
by 62Cometman
Tue May 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1909 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Holley 1909 woes

Those of you who are good with carbs i beg your ear, i have had this particular carb on my car since i bought it some 15 years ago with some finesse, carb clean and gaskets its served me very well over the years however, this last month or so it has been giving me the fits, i cannot for the life of ...
by 62Cometman
Tue May 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 1234

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

So i have a dual outlet header run full 2" exhaust into 20" thrush glasspacks followed by about 4 ft of piping then into a set of turbo mufflers, it sounds mean when you get on it but not over bearing when your just putting around.
by 62Cometman
Thu May 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Lowering Front End Options-63 Ford Falcon 2DR Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: Lowering Front End Options-63 Ford Falcon 2DR Sedan

You said that your wheels are 5", is that right? Its been forever since i had my original wheels so i dont remember exact what they were but i thought they were 5.5 but with a 5 inch wheel a 205 would be pushing it and it would likely look pinched, but 5.5 it should fit not problem. 195 would b...
by 62Cometman
Mon May 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Lowering Front End Options-63 Ford Falcon 2DR Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: Lowering Front End Options-63 Ford Falcon 2DR Sedan

From my personal experience 205/70r14 is the largest that will fit on the front without rubbing, under hard braking and quick turning i will rub every once in a while but not an issue 95% of the time. For the rear depending on the offset of the wheel ive heard 235 will clear i have a 0 offset wheel ...
by 62Cometman
Mon May 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

ive seen a lot of guys mention just running the electric and forget the mechanical and i would agree if thats what you want to do either one or the other do not do both. It puts major strain on the mechanical pump to try and pull through the electric when its not running and the mechanical becomes a...
by 62Cometman
Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 50
Views: 3208

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

I havent seen anyone ask yet but where did you get that main girdle from? Import from AUS? id be interested to know.
by 62Cometman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 2936

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Obviously always verify with what you have before milling but it should be 3 degrees give or take. You are correct that you could also mill the adapter to makeup for it but that just makes it that much harder cause now the holes are off and at the wrong angle too. So either customer make an adapter ...
by 62Cometman
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch chattering
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Clutch chattering

Ok, so i know this has been discussed several times. The early stepped 8.5 flywheels are supposed to have a 1 inch height difference between the pressure place mounting surace and the clutch surface. When i had my flywheel machined thats what it was machined to. Since ive installed it, take off from...
by 62Cometman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Drive shaft help!
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Drive shaft help!

I dont believe so, purely off the fact that the 6 cyl c4s and the 8 cyl c4s are completely different even in length, so i beleive your problem will be 2 fold it will be too short and the slip yoke wont have the right spline count on it. If you need yours shortened it might just be worth while to see...
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?

New "problem" the manifold is 2" outlet but the flange for the turbo is 2.5" do you think the cheapy reducers offered by walker or whomever would be ok to adapt between the two? i will likely make some sort of support to run from the piping to one or more of the bolts holding the...
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Boost reference mechanical fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Boost reference mechanical fuel pump

Well they barely work to begin with, so not much difference. I plan on changing to electric motor wipers eventually.
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Boost reference mechanical fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Boost reference mechanical fuel pump

Hey everyone, i am working on getting my low buck boosted 170 and plan on just boost referencing the mechnical pump, however since my car has the vacuum wipers i figure thats not a possiblity? if it is let me know so i dont have to swap out to a different pump, but i was looking at the pump for the ...
by 62Cometman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Daily driver questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Re: Daily driver questions

I dont know who said they are terrible daily drivers? Compared to modern cars id say they are definitely worse but i wouldnt say terrible they are no worse than any other car from the 60s really the down side is the lack of amenities. No A/C, a very subpar radio that typically only has AM, vacuum wi...
by 62Cometman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 88
Views: 3879

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

There are kits available from lots of companies to try and recurve the distributor yourself. The harder part is if you want to set a timing limiter or things of that nature check out this video this guy is pretty opinionated but the actual installation side of things is still pretty informative. htt...
by 62Cometman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 88
Views: 3879

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

You'll want this adapter, it would work with any AFR gauge dash mounted or not, but innovate makes a handheld unit that might peak your interest as well

https://www.innovatemotorsports.com/xca ... 271&page=1

https://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/lm2.php
by 62Cometman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 88
Views: 3879

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

Get your A/F ratio checked with a wideband tester. Eliminates the guesswork. I thought about getting one of these but a guy who works on nothing but old stuff told me its kind of a waste of money for what I'm trying to do. Thats why i didn't buy one when i was asking about them on here. He said che...
by 62Cometman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Home Exhaust Porting
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Home Exhaust Porting

There are several ways to do it but a dremel typically doesnt have the power to make it happen. As much as i hate to say it, HF offers a "cheap" electric die grinder that uses a 1/4 chuck and you can get their electric motor control to help keep rpms to a controllable constant. And eastwoo...
by 62Cometman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Oil questions?

So here is what they taught us in Tech School, Synthetic oil is man made obviously and as such typically the molecule size for such an oil is smaller than most convetional oils, this typically make the oil act as a thinner oil despite the viscosity, the film strength however is much higher. Dont ask...
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?

Im wondering what yalls suggestion would be for a guage or wall thickness of piping to use as a j pipe to support a t3/t4 turbo. I weighed the turbo by itself at 14 lbs. I figured that the extra hoses and other small misc stuff would add potentially another 1.5-2 lbs max but then the down pipe would...
by 62Cometman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci

Machining for 2v conversion would be necessary, which in my neck of the woods with the scarce machinists we have would be like finding hens teeth. Most dont want to take on that kind of project :roll: As for the dizzy just a standard lockout and adjustable rotor is all that is needed they still use ...
by 62Cometman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci

My employer works closely with both FiTech and Holley ive had these units in had a few times and both are very well made. Firstly ill say that while these work on a heap of applications there are some that they would be "lack luster" on. The injectors only drop to about 40% duty cycle mean...
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3831

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

I second rabbits thought process but also just cause im curious how hard or easy does the car start? also does it run hot or cold? when you get into the upper rpm range does it still perform well? and what do the plugs look like? "overly" advanced timing can cause issues in any one of thes...
by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Modules for a HEI or DUI Distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Modules for a HEI or DUI Distributor

I know pertronix makes some upgraded HEI modules that are pretty high quality in the 4, 7 and 8 pin option and offer the TFI ford module.

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by 62Cometman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford small six MPG swap questions
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Ford small six MPG swap questions

I think maybe some extra claification from you might help too. Are you wanting more performance or just more enconomy? if you wanting a little of both than the 200 would be best. IF you looking for straight performance id still say 200, the 250 is better but it a harder swap. Alternatively economy i...
by 62Cometman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I get an MSD 6A?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Should I get an MSD 6A?

The MSD units do essentially what all electronic ignition systems due which is modify the signal from the distributor before it reachs the coil. In most cases it amplifies the signal, and depending on the box will offer adaptive dwell control, advance or retard timing based off RPM and or boost, and...
by 62Cometman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is it possible to put a roller cam in a small block six?
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Is it possible to put a roller cam in a small block six?

I think the fault here is 2 fold, firstly being no one makes a roller cam for these engines but that could be fixed relatively easy as most will custom make a cam if necessary. Big $$ but doable same with all the machine work all possible, very very expensive but possible. The second problem, and i ...
by 62Cometman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 Temp Gauge sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: 170 Temp Gauge sensor

OK, so on my 170 the factory temp sensor is in the head at the back, but i put my electric sensor for my after market gauge into the new style water outlet i picked up from my local parts store, ill find the number but most aftermarket electrical sensors are much smaller in diameter and they include...
by 62Cometman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Disc for Ford based T-5 Swap?
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Clutch Disc for Ford based T-5 Swap?

I have found that the clutch disc for the Fox body mustangs with the 2.3L is a larger 1 1/16 10 spline 8.5 inch clutch disc. Does anyone know what the factory 8.5 clutch disc thickness is? Also contemplating how much power can be put through an 8.5 clutch disc and the original pressure plate? Maybe ...
by 62Cometman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low profile starter motor
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Low profile starter motor

I have heard but have not confirmed that the FE starters share the same bolt pattern, others have the answer your looking for otherwise the search tab at the top would be useful as this has been discussed before. Good luck :beer:
by 62Cometman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust size suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: exhaust size suggestions

Since all the exhaust already has to go through the turbo the exhaust restriction will be the size of the turbo there will be no benefit of going any larger or adding additional piping. So if your turbo has a 2.5 inch exhaust outlet then either keep it a single 2.5 inch or depending on RPM and power...
by 62Cometman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 37
Views: 5888

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

I feel as though i should know this, or maybe i already do and forgot :roll: , but is the 200 rod the same as the 170? Im pulling the 170 from my comet this next winter and was planning a proper rebuild for boost and was worried about the rods so these would be a piece of mind if they would work. I ...
by 62Cometman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rev Limiting for FI ?
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Rev Limiting for FI ?

The setup you are referring to is call 2 Step system, similarly related to that is something call anti-lag. 2 Step is just a form of ignition rev limiting at a lower RPM for launching and anti lag actually changes fuel timing so more fuel actually leaves the chamber and burns in the exhaust to more ...
by 62Cometman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question

All generators and alternators make power based off rotational rpm so more rpm more power its a common setup for the light to dim at idle, i have a power gen unit that is designed to full field all the time and the lights also dim when it idles for a while, someone correct me if im wrong but i belie...
by 62Cometman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: GM T5 fitment
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: GM T5 fitment

To answer one of your questions in short, the GM T-5 applications traditionally came with 28 spline input shafts. As stated above rick site and post list options for swaps using mercedes and alfa based clutch discs with the factory style pressure plate and flywheels. This would be a good option, as ...
by 62Cometman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot

Its too bad your looking in phoenix, ive had 4 200s come up for sale on FB lately usually cause they are doing a SBF swap and they usually only want about $150 or so and they were runnning when pulled. One guy had a 250 that ran but i didn't have the space for it, probably should have bought it thou...
by 62Cometman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3831

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Ive done all the steps, just as bubba mentioned, and i can tell you tuning idle circuits with a vacuum gauge is very handy, my motor had a pinch over 20" vacuum once i was done messing with it. It nice to see a visual to tell you if what your doing is good or bad.
by 62Cometman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3831

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

When you say 30* are you meaning for initial advance? Cause that is ridiculous! Factory spec is 6-8 mine is set to 14 cause thats where it ran best at idle. If you are putting in almost double that then im willing to bet your timing set is off or your balancer has slipped. Also the LOM units do not ...
by 62Cometman
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front brakes not locking up
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Front brakes not locking up

Honestly in all likely hood the issue is purely how the system will operate. Disc brakes are inherently much harder to lock up than drum brakes, this is because the self energizing design of drum brakes. Realistically you dont want your front wheels to lock up because then you would lose your steeri...
by 62Cometman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet 170 Carb upgrade problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: 62 Comet 170 Carb upgrade problem

Well the reality is that there is no such thing as too many CFMs for an engine, as engines will only consume as much air as they need. The fuel is the big thing that we get to control. Lots of time when someone says they have too much carb for their motor what they really mean is their jets are too ...
by 62Cometman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: Getting an E0 head

As econoline said the intake valve would be shrouded, its crammed into the combustion chamber, think about putting an elephant into an elevator sure it can be done but getting in and out of the elevator is rough going, the fix is actually grinding the combustion chamber to give more room around the ...
by 62Cometman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 88
Views: 3879

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

So the answer is both yes and no, jet sizes from manufacturers are based off CFM requirements which is technically limited via engine size but you can have 2 of the same engine and the VE (volumetric efficiency) is much higher in one over the other meaning it can at any given RPM consume more CFM of...
by 62Cometman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 on early 170
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Weber 32/36 on early 170

From my studying of the distributor, the LOM units are as stated vacuum advance only there is no mechanical advance to them so they run purely off the intial advance and whatever is supplied to them via the carb setup. They are also slow to apply and dont apply much more advance at all, i havent fou...
by 62Cometman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 on early 170
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Weber 32/36 on early 170

Yeah when i add up everything i purchased to do the swap it cost me a little over $700 for a measly 15 HP but i also had the dual outlet speeddaddy header on it so its probably closer to 20 or so HP over stock but direct mount and a turbo would really be the way to go if i want some more serious pow...
by 62Cometman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 on early 170
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Weber 32/36 on early 170

In my opinion the suggestions made by bubba are the other alternatives for a performance setup but when it comes down to it without custom machining there isnt anything beside the 1/4 drive DUI available. Now i will say that machining the block to accept the later model 5/16 drive systems opens up a...
by 62Cometman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?

Apparently im the odd man out here? When i removed my engine i did so fully assembled and it was a nightmare and i would never do that again. But when i re installed it i assembled the block and put that in first and when i installed it i used the headbolts in opposite corners of the block and it we...
by 62Cometman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T-5 installation issue 65 Mustang
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: T-5 installation issue 65 Mustang

In my opinion unless MDL guarantees fitment into the mustang i wouldnt worry about the small amount of triming your gonna have to do to get full shifter movement. Your installing a transmission that was definitely never ment to go into the car so some modification may be necessary as with any change...
by 62Cometman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: 62 Comet update

Also idk if anybody knows but i didnt see any any way to recurve the distributor nor do i see any mechanical advance built into these unit at all? Is the only advance in the LOM distributor from the carb? If thats the case i can definitely see why they arent good for performance or carb swapping.
by 62Cometman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: 62 Comet update

Yes that is a Holley 1909 same carb as my car had. As for the color the original for the Comet would have been Argent Silver Specifically for the Valve Cover and Air Cleaner. The block was left unpainted in the comets, but most going for a factory look will either paint it in a cast iron off grey or...
by 62Cometman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Which Power Brake Conversion Kit?
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Which Power Brake Conversion Kit?

Mustang Depot has the only booster master cylinder kit ive found that will work with the stock shock towers, you didnt say if it was already Disc/drum or if you are wanting to go to disc drum. You also didnt specify if you have the v8 spindles or the 6 spindles, im assuming 6 cause your on here. As ...