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by ags290
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling system needs
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Cooling system needs

I have the same setup that was mentioned earlier, the Ford A/C fan and Shroud and have not experiences any overheating issues. Ambient summer temperature in the Dallas area regularly passes 100 degrees.
by ags290
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Water Jacket Hole Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: Water Hacket Hole Issue

I had the upper water pump bolt on our 1965 Mustang break off flush with the block like you are describing. I was able to remove the radiator and front grille to gain enough clearance to drill it out using a standard drill. The trick as mentioned above is to make sure that you get a good center line...
by ags290
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Arcing
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Starter Arcing

Are you sure that all of your grounds are in place?
by ags290
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tough Decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Tough Decisions

I really do think you are making a wise choice. Good Luck with the install!
by ags290
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Im in trouble
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Im in trouble

Good Luck, I hope you score the engine!
by ags290
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Im in trouble
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Im in trouble

Good Luck, I hope you score the engine!
by ags290
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil capacity questions 66' 200 6cyl
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: oil capacity questions 66' 200 6cyl

I run the same filter on our early 1965, 170 equipped mustang. On my car at least it is 4 quarts and a piece of the 5th one to get to the full mark on the dipstick. A full half quart will cause it to read slightly over full ( Maybe a quarter inch ). If it were mine, I would go with the 4.5 quarts an...
by ags290
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head rebuilding
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Head rebuilding

Your machine shop would supply the valve seats. You might be better off looking for a later model head, depending on your casting number, that already has the bigger valves and hardened valve seats.
by ags290
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cool little engine
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Cool little engine

Welcome aboard and what a cool project for your dad. The exhaust manifolds can be found all over ebay. The new reproduction ones are usually less than $100.00. Your signature doesn't show where you are located. If you are close by another forum member, I'm sure they could help you find one locally. ...
by ags290
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Took the Mustang to the track....
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Took the Mustang to the track....

Those are Super Cool pictures. It looks like you were having a blast!
by ags290
Wed May 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Fuel pump

For what it is worth I battled a similar issue a couple of years ago and corrected it with a fuel pump. X2 on making sure you change the oil if it smells like fuel.
by ags290
Tue May 29, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 50
Views: 3122

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

I traced the issue with the horns on the Mustang and got them working again in order for it to pass the annual Safety Inspection here in Texas. Just went and purchased my new tags this morning a whole 2 day before they expired.
by ags290
Thu May 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Worth it??
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Worth it??

Yes, definitely not a 1965 but a worthy project.
by ags290
Wed May 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Suggested improvements to 170 Cylinder Head

I understand being reluctant to pull the cylinder head. It really isn't that bad of a job and could give you and your son some under hood time together if you decide to tackle it. When I was in your shoes this is the path that I took for what it is worth. If you want to try to extract the broken bol...
by ags290
Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Worth it??
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Worth it??

I would love to see a picture of the "modifications". As for the car as a starting point, as long as the torque boxes aren't all rusted out,I think that $1000.00 is more than fair.

Kevin
by ags290
Mon May 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Aluminum Head Woes

We have the same problem at the dealership with head bolts pulling the threads out of Northstar Cadillac blocks causing head gasket issues. We use a product called timeserts instead of heli-coils but it is the same principle. This is a factory approved repair, so don't feel bad about using a thread ...
by ags290
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Howdy back at you from Mansfield. Lot's of super helpful folks on here.

Kevin
by ags290
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotating assembly questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Rotating assembly questions?

My first question would be where are you going to find a 200 4 main crank? They are kind of like a unicorn.
by ags290
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points or electronic ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Points or electronic ignition

I just re-read some of your latest posts to the end and see that you do have the car car running. When I last checked you were talking about a mess of wire at the ignition switch and trying to bypass it. I even watched your video which was pretty cool. I am in agreement with some of the previous pos...
by ags290
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points or electronic ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Points or electronic ignition

I put a pertronix kit in our Mustang with a 170 about 5 years ago and have never had an issue. The car starts easily and has been super reliable. It is about a 30 minute installation if that. If memory serves me correctly there was one wiring modification to the resistor wire on the factory harness ...
by ags290
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: Fort Worth Area
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Fort Worth Area

I will give a second to Arlington Machine. The did a great job on my 170 cylinder head.
by ags290
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Knock
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Knock

Check the upper control arm bushings for the shaft. I ran into a similar issue with our Mustang after I rebuilt the front suspension. It ended up that I had one of the shaft end caps too tight and it would make a noise during suspension travel.
by ags290
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Genius idea or insane.
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Genius idea or insane.

The three seats would be a no go for me. Keep the bench and add the lap belts from a donor vehicle. If you want to add 3 point belts you can but I would stick with the lap belts initially. The alternator mod is an easy one. The guys at the falcon nest make an adapter bracket to replace the one for y...
by ags290
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 170 overhaul
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Ford 170 overhaul

I agree with the previous posts, there is no need to give up on what you have yet and certainly no need to scatter the engine based on a 30 second run time. Charge the battery, check your plugs and wires, check your cap and rotor, set the point gap, eyeball your timing, and try again. If the rings a...
by ags290
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Generator questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Generator questions

You need to address the chewed wires before trying to start the car. Even if it is just wrapping the broken ends with electrical tape. Without knowing which circuits are involved the safe thing to do is to tape up anything that you see with damage before installing the new battery. You do not want t...
by ags290
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock?
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Vapor lock?

I had a similar concern with our 170 and it ended up being a weak fuel pump. Just another thought.
by ags290
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 69 Mustang project
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: 69 Mustang project

Beautiful car!
by ags290
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Creaking after rebuild of front end
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Creaking after rebuild of front end

X2 on the upper a frames causing the noise. Make sure that the end caps are not too tight. Make damn sure that they are not too loose.

Kevin
by ags290
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cataract surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Cataract surgery

I am glad to hear about your progress. I am not quite to your your point yet but it as coming. :thumbup:
by ags290
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7.25 Rear End
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: 7.25 Rear End

The problem becomes parts availability. When I did mine the bearings and seals were easy to find. A new gear set was almost impossible and trying to find a crush sleeve was impossible. No where near the parts support as on the 8" or 9".

Kevin
by ags290
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New cylinder head
Replies: 24
Views: 2994

Re: New cylinder head

X2 on the thread sealer for the front bolt. X2 on getting the head milled to compensate for the thicker head gasket. Make sure that when you add coolant back to the system that you get all of the air out. I had to end up getting help from the forum to finally get the last of the air to purge. The tr...
by ags290
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1970 Ford 170 Exhaust Manifold Choke Heater
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: 1970 Ford 170 Exhaust Manifold Choke Heater

Yes that is where the choke tube goes.
by ags290
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)

X2 on the lash adjusters. My early 65 Mustang also has hydraulic lifters and the adjustable rockers. As far as being able to feel the excessive clearance from the valve guides you would have to be a lot more sensitive than I am. You are talking about thousandth's of an inch. Also make sure that you ...
by ags290
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)

A leak down test is kind of like a compression test in reverse. The big thing that it will tell you is if you have a valve issue or head gasket issue with an individual cylinder or pair of cylinders. Additionally if you have a single cylinder with a higher percentage of leakage than the others you c...
by ags290
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Vacuum leak in the Valvetrain? (First post)

Have you done a cylinder leak down test? Did the machine shop check the valve guides for wear? Those would be the two places that I would start.

Kevin
by ags290
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1940 problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Holley 1940 problems

Glad you found your leak!
by ags290
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1940 problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Holley 1940 problems

What was the car running like with the original carb? I know you said that the 1940 felt like it gave you better performance. If you have an automatic transmission, have you checked your vacuum line to the vacuum modulator? Also since you have not seen the 1940 on a running engine what was the overa...
by ags290
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Garage Accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Garage Accident

Absolutely Ludwig
by ags290
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Garage Accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Garage Accident

Here is the real kicker, it is his car and he is heart broken. We built it as a Father/Son project 4 years ago while my wife was going through cancer treatments for the second time. It was a diversion for us to be able to escape to the garage and put Cindy's illness out of our minds for a while and ...
by ags290
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Garage Accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Garage Accident

Oh believe me, he will.
by ags290
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What engine do I have mixed identifiers
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: What engine do I have mixed identifiers

I have seen a 1965 C5DE block out of a Ranchero that had a down draft tube so you cant just go by that. I would start looking at the date codes for your block and cylinder head as a starting point. The block date code will be by where the fuel pump mounts. It is in the format of Number, Letter, Numb...
by ags290
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Garage Accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Garage Accident

For some reason, my son decided it would a good idea to go skateboarding this morning. No problem with that until he tried to get his skateboard down from the 8 foot shelf that it was sitting on in the garage without moving the Mustang first. He was able to get the board down along with a Razor Scoo...
by ags290
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just bought my dream car
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Just bought my dream car

Congratulations on your new ride!
by ags290
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 clutch disc number upgrade....
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: C4 clutch disc number upgrade....

I had the front band in our early 65 mustang go bad and score the outside mating surface of the front drum. I could not find a six cylinder drum or a rigid band and had to go with a drum for a V-8 and had my existing band re-lined. The only difference in the drum was the placement of the interior sn...
by ags290
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dennis O. Schjeldahl Passed Away July 16th
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: Dennis O. Schjeldahl Passed Away July 16th

Gods Speed Sir.
by ags290
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly

It's not that the guides are loose in the head, it's the clearance between the valve stem and the guide. I am sure there is a procedure in the shop manual, I have always checked them by feel and had it verified by the machinist at the machine shop. Checking the guides for wear is part of a standard ...
by ags290
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly

Your valve seals look fine to me. I'm betting you have valve stem clearance problems with the guides. More than likely the guides were knurled during the last rebuild which is kind of a band aid. It's just a guess, but from your description that's what I would expect to find.

Good Luck,

Kevin
by ags290
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Visible Moisture Between Head and Block?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Visible Moisture Between Head and Block?

Back years ago, we used to have porous block problems with Cadillacs. It was a similar situation to what you are describing. I would recommend a retouque on the head bolts and adding some GM coolant sealing tabs if the leak persists. I have used them more times than I can remember with very good res...