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by CZLN6
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Howdy Gimmea:

That's a start. Now verify that your carb is a SCV Holley 1940. IF it is not you will still have a mismatch.

Keep it coming.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Howdy back Gimmea: How did the carb rebuild go? On the LoM the two springs are next to each other. On the '68 and later, with both vacuum and centrifugal advance, the springs are under the point plate and on opposite sides. Once you get your rebuilt carb installed and working to its best, try settin...
by CZLN6
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 22
Views: 449

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Howdy Gimmea: And welcome to the forum. Before advise and recommends I have a couple more questions. Are you building toward more engine performance? reliability? low maintenance? Mileage? Are you interested in maintaining originality? What are your long terms plans for this car/engine? Budget? How ...
by CZLN6
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: exhaust

howdy Georgia 200: No, it is not possible to open a stock exhaust manifold past 2" and still maintain the stock type firewall seal between the manifold and the head pipe. Another option is to use a late style manifold that attaches a catalytic converter. IT would have to be modified to fit a 2....
by CZLN6
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Dizzy to get
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Best Dizzy to get

Howdy Star: So long as it is a DS II or an HEI type, that has been recurved for your engine and supported with a good performance coil, you are good to go. My choice has been and is the DS II for a number of reasons. #1 the DS II is stock appearing, from '75 on, if that matters to you. You also have...
by CZLN6
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

Howdy Doc: The rocker area looks quit clean. Good job on maintenance. While you have the cover off, I'd suggest that you do a cold start on your engine while watching for how long it takes for oil to reach the number 1 rocker. When the rocker arm shaft gets gunked up it slows the transfer of oil to ...
by CZLN6
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Coating
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Header Coating

Howdy Ryan: I think coating header is a good idea. Your header is likely one of the most expensive pieces on your engine. Especially if you are in a high rust area. I had mine coated by HPC, both inside and out. I had to ship to them. They were south of SLC. They were the only source back then. Test...
by CZLN6
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Head swap

Howdy ford 65: the difference in cc between a stock steel shim head gasket at .025" and an aftermarket composite head gasket is about 5 ccs. Assuming your head and block are level no milling would be necessary. You would lose about a half a point in compression. 8.5:1 to 8:1. Not good unless yo...
by CZLN6
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 1123

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

HowdyAll:

C8 xx says it is a 1968 casting. IMHO, it is the best stock exhaust manifold. Good metal and more gusseting then earlier ones and fewer bungs, taps and bumps then later ones. If you decide to not use it, put it for sale here.

Code decoding is in the Handbook.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi from a new member and a question.
Replies: 27
Views: 1123

Re: Hi from a new member and a question.

Howdy Spacecadet: And welcome to The Forum. From looking at your photo and your description it appears that you have a '68- 69 distributor with vacuum and centrifugal advance. To identify what year block, head and exhaust manifold look for the casting codes on each. For the head you'll find the cast...
by CZLN6
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock fuel pump flow rate.
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Stock fuel pump flow rate.

Howdy Back Mustang: First some questions. How old is your current fuel pump? What cam are you using and how old is it? The stock fuel pump on our sixes runs off of an eccentric lobe on the cam. As this lobe wears it gives less lift to the fuel pump lever. How hot was it on the day that this episode ...
by CZLN6
Mon May 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 1493

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Howdy DadDrake and all: Are you aware that you are working with a vacuum advance/retard system on your distributor? IT was a short term crutch by FoMoCo used in 1968 and 1969. Beginning in 1970 they switched to a Carter YF carb. In 1974 they introduced the first generation of the Dura Spark, pointle...
by CZLN6
Mon May 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maximum Lift - Clearance
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Maximum Lift - Clearance

Howdy Matt and All: My first thought is why not hold off on the 1.65 rocker arms and start with 1.5. You can alway add higher lift rocker arms later- if you think you still need more lift. You didn't say what the lift at the cam is? The extra lift from the 1.65 compared to 1.5 isn't much, but it may...
by CZLN6
Mon May 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

Howdy Back Tim and all: Good news on the exhaust manifold. The connection on the '63 and later is called a "Fire Wall" connecter. It seals much better than the earlier flat gasket style. IIWY I'd get a proper fire wall connector there when I had the 2" pipe system made up. Chad mentio...
by CZLN6
Sat May 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

Howdy Back Tim and All: The C3 casting code on your replacement exhaust manifold is a nice upgrade over the '62. It has a 2" outlet and more material and gusseting to make it less prone to cracking. It can make do until you want to spring for the header. Add a 2" system to it and it is a g...
by CZLN6
Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

Howdy Back Tim and All: What is the casting code on the manifold you salvage to replace the cracked one? If it is a C5 or later casting, you will be all right- til it's time for the header. There is a piece on selecting and modifying a stock type manifold on page 37 of the latest edition of the hand...
by CZLN6
Tue May 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: "Something always leaking"

Howdy Doc:

Enjoy the hunt. And no these old things don't always leak, but they do require TLC. Add the front and rear crank seals to your routine inspections. Good hunting.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Tue May 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions

HOwdy Back Tim: Wow! what an exciting adventure. Thanks and glad to hear that The Handbook is useful to you. You are already getting good advice from Bill and Ron and I'd agree with them. Bill is the guy to see once you get your cam, carb and ignition in mind. He can recurve the advance curve on the...
by CZLN6
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build advise
Replies: 40
Views: 1697

Re: 250 build advise

Howdy Back: Tightening the quench on a 250 is a major issue on a 250 due to the huge deck height. It involves special pistons, possibly connection rods and block machining. Deck height, measured from the top part of the piston to the deck of the block is typically about .150". When you said the...
by CZLN6
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build advise
Replies: 40
Views: 1697

Re: 250 build advise

Howdy sixshooter Maverick: What is the compression on this engine? Since the engine is buttoned up and you don't want to unbutton, carb and ignition are about all that's left. An adapter with a 2 barrel carb will be a clearance and linkage issue. Again, depending on the compression ratio, select a c...
by CZLN6
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Always something...Leaking Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Always something...Leaking Radiator

Howdy ssg66stang: "Can you explain why it's better for me to go this route (other than cost benefits) please?" The ability to transfer heat is better with the original materials than aluminum. The fitting of the original radiator is a bolt in/out. Original hoses fit. "Do electric fans...
by CZLN6
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Always something...Leaking Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Always something...Leaking Radiator

HOwdy Back:

All things considered, I'd go with Leo's suggestion and get the stock radiator rebuilt. I'd also replace your hoses, all of them. Good luck.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Always something...Leaking Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Always something...Leaking Radiator

Howdy ssg66stang: The advantages of a two row are lighter, less wide (or deep) and usually less cost. Without knowing your engine needs and driving conditions I'm at a bit of a loss to advise you on which will meet your cooling needs better. With the auxillary thermostat and fan I'm guessing a two r...
by CZLN6
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 1607

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Howdy Jones: I couldn't quite tell from the photo but it appears the the vent rod hole is plugged and you don't need it the brass, angled vent tube in the top of the carb will adequately vent the fuel bowl. IT appears that your Autolite 1100 does not have a spark control valve which is an indication...
by CZLN6
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Not Enough Carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Not Enough Carb?

Howdy Back Matt: Well the 1.08 4100 would be ideal, but the 1.12 is more easily available. The 1.08 is rated at 480 cfm. The 1.12s are more readily available and are rated a 600 cfm. Either would be a good starting place. Tuning main jets, accelerator pump stroke and air screw will be where you will...
by CZLN6
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Not Enough Carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Not Enough Carb?

Howdy Back Matt: WOW!!! Cool build. I'd also want to know your engine rpm range for most of your driving. While the 1.23 would be ideal for most street driving situations the option of a 4100 would give you that with the primary barrels and then more for a stronger top end when the secondaries kick ...
by CZLN6
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy Star and All:

I vote for putting it on and giving it a try also. Worst is likely a stuck needle valve. let us know.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?

Howdy Back Jones:

Did the builder mill the stock head to compensate for the thicker composite head gaskets available today? Did you get paper work that tells what they did? How is it running? Are you still using the Load-O-Matic distributor and stock type carb?

Keep it coming

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy Back:

Yup, Mike's is a good ID source. In addition to the stamped foot all factory carbs came with a metal ID tag with a code for dating, application and other info. Unfortunately, the metal ID tag frequently disappears on the first rebuild.

Hey Star- how's your progress?

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 914

Re: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?

Howdy Jones and All: You've got your question answered, so now, I have a question for you. You said that you've already done alot of work on your engine. What have you had done? Specifically, what on the head? The answer to that question would effect how I would respond to acquiring a 1970 250 head....
by CZLN6
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy Back Star and All: "Very strange, so its more or less luck with testing K clusters?" No. but you will need to know what the application of the 2100 was, from the factory. The 2100s are marked with a stamped code on the mounting foot of each carb. The K-clusters are not stamped but ha...
by CZLN6
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.

Howdy Back Mike: Good information. Having sat that long is probably a good indication that it is somewhat gummed up inside. A good top lube oil additive in the oil and a good high detergent oil may help to loosen the rings and lifters up, along with some driving miles. But, start with a carb rebuild...
by CZLN6
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.

Howdy Mike: And welcome to The Forum. Without more specific infomation about your engine- number of miles, maintenance and symptoms it is impossible to give you good advice. The suggested compression test is always good information to have. "I drove the car 15 miles, but it stalled whenever I h...
by CZLN6
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy back Star and All: FYI- The K cluster is responsible for rich/lean of the idle curcuit, transition circuit, and accelerator pump volume. That leaves the low speed idle air screw and the accelerator pump linkage externally to tune. K clusters are marked with a coded stamp to a specific vehicle/...
by CZLN6
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy Star: Here are a couple more FYIs for you- 1.01 & 1.02 Were both used on 260 V8s *1.14 were used on 1964 - '67, 289s and 302s 1.08 were used on 1968 -'73, 302s *1.23 were used on 1967 to '70, 351s 1.21 were used on 1971 - '73, 351s The stars(*) denote the earlier version and have different...
by CZLN6
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque plates for small block?
Replies: 17
Views: 1040

Re: Torque plates for small block?

Howdy All: "How necessary is it to use one (Torque Plate) to just do a basic hone like only .030 just to clean up the bores." GIven your planned uses for this engine, I would say that a torque plate is not necessary. Nice, if you have one but not necessary. Here are a couple of variables- ...
by CZLN6
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 double groove pulley?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: 144 double groove pulley?

Howdy Jerod and All: The stock three bolt pulleys for all small sixes from '63 to '77 measure 5 7/8" across. IDK if the pre-'63 144s are the same. All will be short snout water pumps so alignment should not be a problem. Several of those years were outfitted with AC, so if pre-'63 pulleys are t...
by CZLN6
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast

Howdy:

Yes Matt. The measurement from the topmost part of the piston to the deck of the block. This dimension varied from block to block. Be sure to check it out.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

Howdy All:

Chad- My Chero was a '65. I don't know about later Rancheros.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: .159
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: .159

Howdy Georgia and All: "Should I believe his number or mock it up and check it myself?" Yes, and yes. As my Dad used to say, "Measure twice, cut once. And wear will make the tear down measurement even greater. Once you get new parts and clean, machined surfaces measurements will tight...
by CZLN6
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast

Howdy Matt and All: A critical bit of info missing is the compression height of your stock block/piston. Without that you will be making a pretty big guess. Typical 200 blocks have about .030" compression height, but can vary for .025" to .035". The compression height of a stock pisto...
by CZLN6
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1548

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Howdy Roland:

FYI- Holley 1940s came both with SCVs and without. They were a generic Service Replacement part sold through Ford Service Dept. They were refitted to fit any Ford vehicle that used to have an Autolite carb through to about 1970. So check it out carefully.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

Howdy All: FYI- The covered space behind the cab in a Ranchero bed is "foot wells". FoMoCo used the same sub structure from the station wagon- the foot wells are for the back seat passengers. I put my battery there too. I looked for a shorter battery and cut down the top of the marine batt...
by CZLN6
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: RBS
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: RBS

Howdy Georgia:

I don't think that the Carter RBS was ever used on a 200 from FoMoCo. I hope that helps.

Adios, David
by CZLN6
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 46
Views: 2718

Re: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod

Howdy Back Creech: Good going. I love your adventurous spirit. Good progress. I've reread this post and I am aware that your 170 is running and that you don't want to disturb that. Good plan. I got thinking back on the early day of The Handbook and recalled a couple of items that may help your quest...
by CZLN6
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 46
Views: 2718

Re: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod

Howdy Creechin: I like the way you think. I can tell you that I have tried to remove the plastic venturi insert from a '65 200 1100 carb. No success. I destroyed the insert in removing it. I couldn't figure how the insert was installed and secured. If it was glued in I found no evidence. So, I wish ...
by CZLN6
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Heat Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: Exhaust Heat Shield

Howdy: Chad- The latest editionis copyright dated 2011. There have been several grammatical edits since then but no big changes. When my brother, Dennis, passed in 2017 it has taken all the energy to keep at it. Matt has asked for revisions that would include his business and products but it hasn't ...
by CZLN6
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: engine rebuilding

HOwdy Back Michal: It will depend greatly on what your engine needs to be brought back, and what you want as an end project. Do you have a end plan for this engine? Prices will also vary depending on location. IIWIYS, I'd spend some time visiting machine shops in your area and I'd be looking for an ...
by CZLN6
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Heat Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: Exhaust Heat Shield

Howdy Back Jeff: Q- "will my FP handbook tell me how to check the initial advance? A- Yes. On about page 72 on the newer edition on the Handbook will give you a brief description of how to adjust the initial advance on your engine. If you have an owners guide of Manual that might help too. Whil...
by CZLN6
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.75 carb inlet
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: 1.75 carb inlet

Howdy Back: Georgia- what adapter are you talking about? A two barrel to one, or a two barrel plate to mount to a modified log? The two into one will add too much height. What did you decide on enlarging the carb inlet hole? The RBS was the stock carb on 250 engines starting in 1970 I believe- follo...

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