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by 161henry
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Ran 5/16 fuel line and still using the mechanical fuel pump. I installed a fuel pressure gauge and it runs right at 5.75 lbs and never goes below 4.5 at wot. It seams to run good. I’ll mess with the distributor next.
by 161henry
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I’m guessing you 1/4 inch fuel line isn’t helping? When I put the electric pump on I should use 5/16?
by 161henry
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Well sometimes it’s the simple things. Keep in mind I realize I need to recurve the DS2. And I have some metering rod work to do. But, I have the manual ford fuel pump with the fuel filter on it. I also installed an inline filter because the tank I used had sat a long time. I cleaned it the best I c...
by 161henry
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:30 gph = 6.1 lb/gal x 30 = 183 lb/hr

At .500 lb/hp hr
183/ .500 = 366 HP

If you are making 366 hp or less that pump is fine.

I use a similar cheap pump on my '30 Ford tub w/ a 5.0L Mustang GT engine - no problems.


I’m assuming I delete the mechanical pump?
by 161henry
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

30 gph = 6.1 lb/gal x 30 = 183 lb/hr At .500 lb/hp hr 183/ .500 = 366 HP If you are making 366 hp or less that pump is fine. I use a similar cheap pump on my '30 Ford tub w/ a 5.0L Mustang GT engine - no problems. Ok I’ll get one on there hopefully this weekend. Actually I think the ones Farm and F...
by 161henry
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Over the last 8 days I’ve driven to Huntington Indiana back to Iowa. Then to Phoenix and back to I’ve been out of the shop. If I were to buy an electric fuel pump would a $30 parts store 30 gph 3-7 lbs pump do the trick or no I need an $80 Carter 100 gph 14 lbs pump with a pressure regulator?
by 161henry
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Tell me if my thinking here is correct. The afr was too rich at idle and cruise. Then I realized with 3 carbs at 60 mph I don’t think I’m out of the idle circuit yet. I adjusted the idle screws and can now cruise at 12.5 and 14 afr. Also I can recurve the DS2 myself but I’m wanting to clean up the f...
by 161henry
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

What do you think I have a video with the tach, afr and a vacuum gauge. 91 octane gas, 12 degrees static timing. Vacuum advance hooked to manifold. 2280 rods and .101 jets. If I stab the throttle at low rpm it goes lean and starts missing. The first minute or two I’m getting out of the alley it’s no...
by 161henry
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Took another drive. With the 2280 metering rods and the .101 jets it’s a little rich 12-13.5 at 60 mph. Leans up to 13.5-14 around 70mph. At WOT, when you get on it the afr goes off the gauge over 18 then as rpm increases afr goes down. It hits 12.5 just before time to shift, 4500 rpm. What do you f...
by 161henry
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I just came home from a drive with my AEM air fuel ratio gauge installed. The sensor is in the front manifold. Idle is about 11 cruise is way to lean, 17.5. WOT is 14-15. This is with the .095 jets. I’m going to put the .101 jets back in for now and see what afr readings are. I’m running 91 octane g...
by 161henry
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I did some work on the rat today. I put a T on the manifold pcv so I can get away from port vacuum to the distributor. I set the carbs with a vacuum gauge then the timing. Most of my midrange issues are gone now. I think I need the mechanical advance to come on sooner there’s none until 1200 rpm. I ...
by 161henry
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

This may or not help you but my tri power tuning issues went away when I screwed filters directly in the carbs and then drove it some...Then tore down each carb all the way, not disturbing the filter, defuzzed the gaskets, cleaned out all passages...After that no more issues.. Some times it took a ...
by 161henry
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I guess the link didn’t work but it’s an O2 sensor for a 95 F150 with a 4.9
by 161henry
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/for ... oxygen+(o2)+sensor,5132

So if I get 2 of these I can use a multimeter to read air fuel ratios??
by 161henry
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Are you saying the correct thing to no is recurve the distributor or get the edsi6? I understand the lean condition and filing the rod. But is that the right way to fix it? Or is this about as good as it gets until I put a wide band on it?
by 161henry
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Just took a test drive with the 2280 rods and .095 jets. That combination has ok bottom end and WOT but stumbles horrible mid range. I pulled number 1 plug and it’s white. I’m thinking to lean now. Really I think it pulled the best with mix matched metering rods .040,.042.5 and a .45 with the .101 j...
by 161henry
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I have the bugs worked out of the linkage. I put the metering rods with at .048 tip in all 3 carbs. The plugs show it’s still rich but it pulls and idles very well. The timing is set at 11 btdc. I’m assuming the next step is to try the .095 jets I have?? What changes should I look at for the timing?...
by 161henry
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: TRIPLE DEUCES
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: TRIPLE DEUCES

I like it keep the pics coming
by 161henry
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Ok thanks I received the air cleaners Friday. And took a little ride after I fixed the front carb https://youtu.be/BnuMJuDPEcY
by 161henry
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Fix the front carb throttle body, first, and then just keep a tab on what metering rods you have. 75-2280 metering rods a just common in between the red line mixtures in the table above. I guess there's no point on buying them unless you need 'em. 101 jets lean the mixture out some. The goal is to ...
by 161henry
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Escort carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Escort carbs

Ok thanks for the replies. I’ll keep them around
by 161henry
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2678273975.

Like these with a .093 or .094 jet
by 161henry
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

If I understand correctly. When you say I need a needle with a .055 tip to start with my .101 jet. Am I thinking correctly when I say .101-.055=.046? So does that mean any combination of jet and needle that equals .046 is a good starting place? There are quite a few needles on ebay
by 161henry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Middle is 120-401. Metering rod is a 75-1840
by 161henry
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Right now I’m working on the front carbs throttle plate. I have the front and rear carbs apart they both have 120-401 jets. The front metering rod is a 75-1967. The rear rod is a 75-1854. I have a spare rod 75-1867. I’ll take the middle apart and see what’s in there. I need to re read all this info ...
by 161henry
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

My front carb, the throttle plate doesn't seal very well when completely closed. I've tried loosening the screws and adjusting it. It's better but not good enough. Any suggestions?
by 161henry
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I need to put a return spring on each carb. Right now I have one on the shaft. I think that will insure all 3 return closed. I'm running the 2 outside carbs with the idle screws clear in and throttle plates closed at idle. the center carb is a little different. it's older and slightly shorter but I'...
by 161henry
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I'll tack weld everything up when I'm sure it's where a want it.
by 161henry
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ws978kxbx6egh3/20180601_194345.jpg?raw=1 the first pic is a piece of black pipe with ball bearings in both ends. This is an idler sprocket with a sealed bearing. the sprocket is solid and the shaft uses the bearing. other than that ready bolt, rebar, door hinges and a litt...
by 161henry
Wed May 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

https://www.dropbox.com/s/82ds0bw21hz5g ... pg?dlraw=1

Should I let Edelbrock stay in business or just buy them out now??? :D It my never run again but it sure looks cool
by 161henry
Mon May 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Escort carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Escort carbs

My brother gave me 3 Ford escort 2V mechanical secondaries. Kind of interesting carburators even though way too much stuff on them. Are they good for anything?
by 161henry
Tue May 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

you guys have any recommendations on an afr gauge? Is there any reason st spend a bunch of money? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N3VGPYS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527044327&sr=8-1&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=wideband+gauge&dpPl=1&...
by 161henry
Sat May 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

if I can round up one more carter 4919s I can start working on linkage
by 161henry
Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

by 161henry
Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Any concerns about your carb mounting flanges being too thin and warping? It's hard to tell how thick they are just from the video. But if they warp you might be fighting vacuum leaks. On mine for my 2V carb mounting flanges, I'm going with a 1/2" plate and those are sitting flat on top of a p...
by 161henry
Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Any concerns about your carb mounting flanges being too thin and warping? It's hard to tell how thick they are just from the video. But if they warp you might be fighting vacuum leaks. On mine for my 2V carb mounting flanges, I'm going with a 1/2" plate and those are sitting flat on top of a p...
by 161henry
Mon May 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

pmuller9 wrote:Don't get me wrong, I like the videos but what was the problem you were having with trying to post pictures from Dropbox?

I don't know I'm doing it on my phone maybe that's the trouble. my 23 year old daughter is home Maybe she can help.
by 161henry
Sun May 13, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I'll share a couple things I learned so for. Plug all the holes so welder splatter doesn't get inside. Kinda sucks getting that all knocked and ground off. All 3 of my stand pipes are straight up and down square. But I should have clamped a straight edge to them. The center pipe is about a 16th of a...
by 161henry
Sun May 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

come on folks I know it's rough, but I didn't think it was ugly enough too make ya stop talking to me.... :)
by 161henry
Fri May 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Thanks for the replies lots of good information. I spent two days trying to understand Dropbox and failed. Here is my 4 inch exhaust pipe Tri-Power. I spent a lot of time port matching the lower to my upper. I had everything bolted together while welding so things didn't warp. I'd weld short section...
by 161henry
Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

I'm getting ready to start welding things together. I have 2 inch exhaust pipe for the Carter YF carbs to sit on. the 2 inch pipe is 3 inches long. is there an advantage of having the carb stand high away from the manifold. Or should it be close to the plenum. the higher they are the more leverage t...
by 161henry
Sun May 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

During my YouTube search I stumbled onto this. I'm not making fun of this kid everybody learns by thier mistakes. and when I was a kid I had to make some real junk run. but check out this 4v intake. and I have to ask, would it work?

https://youtu.be/-DFMP5wa23A
by 161henry
Thu May 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

Ya others may look at a half done intake and say seen that before, others like to check out different ways to get to the same endpoint. 8) Keep the pictures coming on your EFI tube intake !!!!!!!!! Good start. :beer: I'll do it. I did a little grinding tonight matching up the holes. there a a near ...
by 161henry
Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best sound. From exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Best sound. From exhaust

https://youtu.be/-VdqXPVDMJs

2x3 box iron.. that's all you need. :) I smoothed some corners out since this video. sounds even better now..
by 161henry
Thu May 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: TRIPLE DEUCES
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: TRIPLE DEUCES

old28racer wrote:Post a picture of the EFI lower tube plenum for use to see. :nod:


x2
by 161henry
Thu May 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chinese autolite 2100. Ever try one?
Replies: 34
Views: 2502

Re: Chinese autolite 2100. Ever try one?

interested to see how they do.
by 161henry
Thu May 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 102
Views: 6611

Re: Tri Power Again

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zyzreafbl3mb3 ... 6.jpg?dl=0

I'm sure everybody has seen enough piks of half built intakes. I'm just checking to see if my new Dropbox account works.