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by 63falconATX
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PCV observations
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: PCV observations

Thanks for the comment xctacy. Interesting read there. What stands out is how these PCVs we're using are intended for a closed system when mine is anything but... Before I try a $129 adjustable, I'll give the 300 a shot and maybe even a fixed orifice version which is apparently helping a lot of folk...
by 63falconATX
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PCV observations
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

PCV observations

Been tuning and have come to the conclusion the stock PCV might not be right for my hopped up six. Stock bore and stroke E0 200 Aussie 2v head, stock valves, 1.6:1 rockers Re-cureved HEI 6/2 headers Holley 2300 350 cfm 274/274 110 degreed 7.5* Measured/calculated 8.9:1 cr We know we have higher mani...
by 63falconATX
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

Oh man I hate being on my back under cars, houses and what not. Plus the fact that I used socket cap instead of OE style hex head bolts on the bell and I cannot get good enough access to them. Honestly it takes me less than an hour to unhook/prep for removal, my buddy shows up and the hood is off an...
by 63falconATX
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

chad wrote:"...the divider plate..."
would I call that a block plate?


that would be it. ive also heard them called index plates...
by 63falconATX
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

Been busy catching up on all the things I was blowing off while getting the motor back in the car. However I have had the car running for about a month. Still has the VI valve cover but for now with the moroso baffled grommet. Its working for now but I could see how eventually it will get jammed up ...
by 63falconATX
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

baffled PCV grommets anyone?

Has anyone tried these baffled PCV grommets Summit sells? They have a Spectre that looks like it will fit the CI aluminum valve cover which have no baffles.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/spe-5333/overview/
by 63falconATX
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Degreeing a Cam

Based on my experience, I'd first install straight up and see exactly where it was ground. They are never spot on. Then decide how you get to your desired advance. I my case it was ground "straight up" so I installed straight up but it degreed to +3.5. So I left it there. Though mine was a...
by 63falconATX
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: which mechanical fuel pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: which mechanical fuel pump?

Thanks for the responses fellas. I'll be posting my findings later when I get time to shoot some pics and write something up but I did get to the bottom of it. The short version is there are a lot of pumps out there claimed to be for our blocks when they clearly are not.
by 63falconATX
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: which mechanical fuel pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

which mechanical fuel pump?

I'm having a heck of a time here so I'll lay it all out E0 block Clay Smith cam I initially ordered a fuel pump for a late 70's/early 80's 200(fairmont) and could not for the life of me get it to prime. Proved it pumps on the bench. So I stuck in a used pump that came on an old block, no known part ...
by 63falconATX
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 12265

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Anyone change over to a wire clutch conversion kit? The fork is a push not a pull. Although NPD shows a MDL 65 to 66 clutch wire conversion, it doesnt make sense, do I have to get a new clutch fork? I purchased,.. I believe the last new 136 tooth flywheel on Earth, hahaha. Napa, autozone, rileys, N...
by 63falconATX
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

:hmmm: yes 63FalconATX, that would be quite different then I was imagining and I would agree that there would no reason for the valve cover to be made that way. How are you doing otherwise on your beautiful 1963 Falcon fastback build up? :thumbup: :nod: Thanks for asking. After a long break to take...
by 63falconATX
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

Hey Bubba, thanks for chiming in. The holes are fine, it's the machined surface the bolt head sits in. FWIW I'm dealing with Matt on it now. But I can't imagine the alu head is machined differently. At least I hope it isn't. I can imagine such a design, holding down an oil keeping cover with fastene...
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: VI aluminum valve cover woes

Chad, the American iron heads are the same as the Aussie in that respect.

I guess I'll attempt to find a way to extend an endmill out that far so I can correct the blunder.
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: VI aluminum valve cover woes
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

VI aluminum valve cover woes

I put a VI aluminum valve cover on my Aussie 2V head... so why did they machine the surface for the bolt head at 0*(horizontal) rather than the roughly 10* at which the bolts sit? i.e. perpendicular to the mounting surface... Big fail! Was this done specifically for the VI aluminum head? Are the val...
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8 inch sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 3356

Re: Ford 8 inch sizes

1963.5 Falcon V8, 55.625" (half year only) the absolute narrowest stock 8" Ford ever made. Measurement confirmed on the one sitting on my shop floor.
by 63falconATX
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 46
Views: 4899

Re: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod

DIY block fix, 30 min with a sharp adjustable hand reamer and a bore gauge. Less than $100 at MaMaster. Done! Use whatever carb and dizzy you want.
by 63falconATX
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HSC crank damper
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: HSC crank damper

I've been waiting to hear responses on this as I am curious as well. The dimension look close enough to try a test fit. They can be had for about $60 through rock auto. The biggest dimensional difference is the snout is few thou larger in dia but seems like it would still fit through the seal. Quest...
by 63falconATX
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake

For the record the Scott Drake branded pan is the same totally whacked piece of garbage as ACP. In fact is has a Scott Drake label placed over the ACP label.
by 63falconATX
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 3534

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

...Also if you try cut the head to get the stock tilt (or level as installed in car) the metal will be to thin, maybe split the difference and some in the manifold and the rest cut from the adapter after bolted down... The log is already tilted with respect to the head(to level the carb), why would...
by 63falconATX
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 3534

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

if a scratch one is needed, get me the critical dimensions/back of napkin sketch and I'll do(donate) a CAD solid model for you to get quoted. Can you post up a link or pic of the adapter before you buy it...I would like to see if it will work for you or against you, a scratch build adapter may work ...
by 63falconATX
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake

Does anyone know if the ACP and Drake pans are made by the same people? I purchased an ACP from ecklers a while ago and it is a horrible fit. Mostly in the rear, profile around the rear cap/seal is out of wack and several mounting holes do not align. I really hate to start whacking just to have a le...
by 63falconATX
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 3534

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

I expect to get ripped for this but honestly if I was dead set on doing this conversion on that budget and did not have access to a mill, I'd get old school with it. Assuming you were planning a JB/Lab Metal job, this can all be done with hand tools, straight edges and level/angle finder. You'll sti...
by 63falconATX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Balancer/damper

"...no way to get it concentric to the chuck(grabbing the snout in a 3 jaw)…" use a simple $2 edge finder it’s not so much concentricity but rather off axis. An edge finder can't really help here. It certainly will tell you you’re off, maybe, but can’t help correct in a 3jaw chuck. At lea...
by 63falconATX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Balancer/damper

A visual inspection didn't say much so I chucked it up in the lathe where I could measure runout. Though I have no way to get it concentric to the chuck(grabbing the snout in a 3 jaw) I was able to compare runout of the hub vs. the pulley on each side of the bond line. The difference is .011". ...
by 63falconATX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Balancer/damper

Thanks bubba, it came off without too much struggle but live and learn. Not worth the risk I recon.
by 63falconATX
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Balancer/damper

I'm pretty convinced I know the answer but I'm going to ask anyway.

If the balancer was removed with a 3 point puller via the pulley, is it assumed suspect and should not go back on the engine?

Cheers!
by 63falconATX
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?

I had a C4DE in my '64 futura that was 1/4". I don't think you can count on 5/16' until well into '65.
by 63falconATX
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.3 HSC Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: 2.3 HSC Heads

chad wrote:B 4 I read the link...I can imagine the pistons'n c-rods but what about the cam'n crank?


lets make a straight 8
by 63falconATX
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 45
Views: 4342

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

Short of tearing the entire block down and checking for bore alignment, looking at that photo, the mating surface of your crank needs close scrutiny.
by 63falconATX
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First time cam degree questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: First time cam degree questions

For the record I spoke with Clay Smith cams tech guy this AM. They apparently grind their cams as close to +2* as possible as opposed to the references of "straight up" we read about in the archives. I've verified opening points and am very happy with 107.5*. Time to button up the short bl...
by 63falconATX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First time cam degree questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: First time cam degree questions

Good idea. Hi, I had a post in August about my cam timing issue. The post is 3 pages old. With help from guys on this forum, I used the cam degree style that Echo in his videos clearly shows. My comp cam was coming in @ 10* retarded and I needed the adjustable crank sprocket timing chain set from Vi...
by 63falconATX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First time cam degree questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: First time cam degree questions

Yup, I read that thread. Sounded like a real nightmare. For my money .5* off desired on an install where the acceptable range is 4*...(from straight up to +4)... still weighing this. Hi, I had a post in August about my cam timing issue. The post is 3 pages old. With help from guys on this forum, I u...
by 63falconATX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First time cam degree questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

First time cam degree questions

Thanks for your help fellas. Building up the short block and working on degree'ing the cam. A brand new ClaySmith 274H 110*. My intention was to advance 2* but decided to initially install/degree with no advance to see where we're at. I used a piston stop and am very confident in TDC verified by dia...
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OCD and block assembly

It pulled up just fine. Thanks.
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: wedding ring, cam pin, thrust plate 'slop'. Q on tolerances

Thanks Chad. Not seeing the thread you are referring to. I always to a pretty good search before asking questions. Thats why I tend to be a thread hi-jacker... At any rate it does look like the pulley will take up the slack. may B a new thread will get U better/the most action (due to title & co...
by 63falconATX
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OCD and block assembly

Next question, my cam is installed with spacer, dowel pin and thrust plate in correct orientation. Before putting the timing chainset on I notice the cam can move in/out as much as about .144". Is this normal? Does the timing gear work with the thrust plate to keep this all in check when running?
by 63falconATX
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pseudo balancing a stock bottom end
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Pseudo balancing a stock bottom end

Say fellas, with an entirely stock bottom end, with pistons and con rods assembled, I'm looking at a delta from 180g to 190g across the six. I've no plans to separate these parts for this build and the crank was not balanced. My question, is it worth me removing material to narrow down the delta? Th...
by 63falconATX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers
Replies: 38
Views: 7353

Re: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers

Hope you folks don't mind me tacking onto this thread but as I look at the pic in post #7 compared to the 1st vid at 9:03, which is the correct orientation of the thrust plate? Post #7 has the oil groves facing out while the vid has them facing in. I pulled mine apart so long ago I cannot remember. ...
by 63falconATX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OCD and block assembly

Right On! Thanks fellas.
by 63falconATX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OCD and block assembly

Yup, that's my fallback plan as noted in the original post. Probably the most accurate way to do it.

No step in the tube so it shouldn't be a problem.
by 63falconATX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: OCD and block assembly

Unfortunately its a relocation in an E1 so the old tube and depth are of no help.
by 63falconATX
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

OCD and block assembly

About to drive a new dipstick tube into my refreshed block and realize I have no reference for dipstick depth into the pan. 200 block with 60's mustang/falcon pan. Does anyone know exactly how far below the bottom of the block the dipstick should extend? Failing that I guess I can drive it in part w...
by 63falconATX
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 3399

Re: HEI ignition

Say Powerband, what can you tell us about that last pic? Any details on that SC setup?
by 63falconATX
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dip stick woes
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Dip stick woes

Cast iron, about 1" thick at that point. Depending on your confidence, a 1/4 HHS bit followed by a 23/64th and you'd be good to go for the tube to press in with some hi temp JBweld.
by 63falconATX
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dip stick woes
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Dip stick woes

I scored an E1 block for my 63.5 Falcon. The block is cast for both rear and front sump. I pulled the old tube from the rear and the expansion plug from the front. Procured a new dipstick and tube set(Ford#C2DZ-6750-B for front sump) from Falconparts dot com for $21 and Dorman expansion plugs part# ...
by 63falconATX
Thu May 24, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Correct distributor.
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Correct distributor.

Funny that, since I started my project on the '63.5 with the 200/T5 and cast iron Aussi, in the background I've been searching for the perfect 2dr '60-'62 144 manual falcon for just such a project. That will be next. Take the 144 and log head as far as I can go using shop tools, my hands and some ne...
by 63falconATX
Wed May 23, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Correct distributor.
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Correct distributor.

<snip> shortcomings of my 64 144 six I was thinking if i measured my oil pump drive shaft and found that it is the later 5/16 model that <snip> " IF " is a tall order in this context. IF it were a 144 with a 5/16" hex drive then someone did some modding on that 'ol block and swapped ...
by 63falconATX
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Top ring face material clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Top ring face material clarification

That's what I've been suspecting Seth but cannot seem to get confirmation on it. Too many references out there re standard moly vs plasma moly...
by 63falconATX
Sat May 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Top ring face material clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Top ring face material clarification

Yup, saw that at Summit. RockAuto says plasma moly.