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by 63falconATX
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 46
Views: 1637

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: 267

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: 312

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 312

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: 1164

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: 452

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: 452

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: 452

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: 452

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: 466

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: 600

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: 1684

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: 428

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: 428

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: 428

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: 428

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: 700

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: 700

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: 700

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: 334

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: 4907

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: 700

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: 700

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: 700

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: 700

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: 1203

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: 575

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: 575

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: 1022

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: 1022

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: 644

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: 644

Re: Top ring face material clarification

Yup, saw that at Summit. RockAuto says plasma moly.
by 63falconATX
Fri May 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Top ring face material clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Top ring face material clarification

Talking about Sealed Power E-219-K. Some places they say the top ring is plasma moly coated while others say standard moly. The Sealed Power catalog isn't being specific enough for me with too many generalizations(Premium Moly). An email to their support didn't clear things up. Whats the consensus? ...
by 63falconATX
Thu May 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head

Btw, my post in retrospect might have sounded a little off topic. It was sort of a response to this thread as well as the dying under load and 1100 rebuilt tip threads. They just kind of ran together in my head.
by 63falconATX
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head

Nice Car! I bought this 63.5 ht a few years ago. Same motor, carb and trans. Mine is a 3.25 out back. I took the word of the seller, took a chance and drove it from OKC to Austin. I took all secondary highways and back roads. It drove ok, sounded great and cruised 65mph like a champ. What it did do ...
by 63falconATX
Fri May 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

When I get the block back out of the stand I'll get you a shot for the knowledge base. I've got a lathe and will probably shoot for the correct interference for the diameter/dissimilar material which won't be much. Less than .001" Ok I measured with some the best I could with some calipers and ...
by 63falconATX
Fri May 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

Thanks. The block has the correct holes. Just needs dowels moved. As near as I can tell there were 3 dowel scenarios in these late 200's. The block is fine, no need to drill any holes. The plus or minus tolerance for the dowel locations is only +/- .001". More precise than you can achieve with ...
by 63falconATX
Fri May 11, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

:hmmm: why would you ever need to relocate the bell housing dowel pins? The E1 presumably was setup with a C4 or AOD and their current location do not line up with my C7ZA-6394-A bell. If you need to change the dowels from 8-1/2 to 9'' or vice versa you need to soak with pb blaster for a day and pu...
by 63falconATX
Fri May 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

Mine appeared to sit just as the D8. Even still, I think a simple obstacle to overcome.

What I will need to do is relocate the bell housing dowel pins...
by 63falconATX
Wed May 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 fastener list
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: 200 fastener list

It would have been simple enough to compile if I had them all. I have only the block, crank and pistons. Everything else is new to the build. While its is somewhat easy enough figure out, It will take some time. Just thought I'd ask if anyone knew of a specific list.
by 63falconATX
Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 fastener list
Replies: 5
Views: 619

200 fastener list

Wondering if there is a complete list of HW/bolts including qty, size and pitch for the 200.

I did a bit of searching and came up empty. I've found these for V8s but nothing on the inlines.

Thanks in advance!
by 63falconATX
Fri May 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

Well to be honest I never looked for that drilling till your question. I'm glad its there. Hard to imagine they would have stopped. This motor was available with manual in the fox body through '82. Mine is 6 bolt dual. Thank's,..It tells me that your crank is machined for a standard pilot ...But I g...
by 63falconATX
Thu May 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

:hmmm: Just a thought here.I think those intakes are for a 240/300.If so they won`t work with a small 6. Good luck.have fun.Be safe. Leo Actually the ones in the back are real deal Aussie 250 intakes. The one up front are CI aluminum from the Arizona shop. I've already had the Aussie bolted to my A...
by 63falconATX
Thu May 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

I do have a new question, at this point everything seems well within spec to reassemble with new bearings and rings and since the goal was to just get this car going with the T5 conversion(from auto) on a 200 and then decide if I want to go for a more performance build(i might be just happy enough),...
by 63falconATX
Thu May 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

The out of round limit for a moly ring to seal is about .008 to .010 with about .005 bore taper. For a low budget rebuild using what you have, you shouldn't have any trouble getting your 200 short block to last from about 60,000 to 80,000 miles on a rering. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: .008 to .010? I...
by 63falconATX
Wed May 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

Thanks bubba, what do you think the limit of out-of-roundess is in a 200 when considering moly rings? Yes use a ball type hone and then install a new set of standard moly rings. You might have or a do it yourself polish job on the crank journals if you can catch a finger nail or feel any roughness. ...
by 63falconATX
Wed May 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question on building up new to me short block
Replies: 45
Views: 3049

Re: Question on building up new to me short block

I went for a total tear down and I'm glad I did. Thanks for the push. I found the rope seal to be shriveled and nearly non-existent. Bearings were warn pretty well, getting down to base metal on a couple spots. Luckily the crank and the block measure up quite nice. Question now is on rings, not plan...