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by lavron
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I got all my trunk floor welded in, still need to grind some welds and get it all primed. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/13/d4aa06250033d9d0c6da9e8e48f8f328.jpg I installed my air tank (mocked it up) an located where the compressor was going to live and got a bracket welded in for the...
by lavron
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

If my math is right :roll: the dish in the top of the piston is approx. 12.63cc The measurements I used, which are not perfect are top of dish is 8.468cm across, bottom is 7.957cm and the depth is .238cm. I can just use liquid sometime to get actual numbers but did not have time today to try and col...
by lavron
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Maybe a first post with some real world results, I put my pistons in today and torqued the rod bolts to the ARP recommended 35# http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/16/ab83b58aa531af7e5e3532a5ba0f7ffb.jpg The piston deck height is much better, a .013 feeler gauge drags slightly under a stra...
by lavron
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

I ended up ordering a set of '65 Galaxie FE pushrods for a solid lifter motor, I got them yesterday, here they are compared to the original 250 pushrods;
Image

Looks like they should work ok.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Got the HSC rod bearings today, much better fit.
Image

Still waiting on my ring compressor, but as soon as it gets here I will put these in.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

First mistake I made, so far, on the engine re-assembly. I really did not think about it and just ordered a rebuild kit (gaskets, bearings and rings) for a 250. The rod bearings don't work, I did not even think about needing 2.5L I4 rod bearings :roll: I was out putting as much together as I could, ...
by lavron
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Thanks guys I appreciate any suggestions, even though I have been working on cars a long time (mostly I6, mostly this car :P ) it has been 30+ years since I have done anything this involved and my first 250 for sure so everyone here is an invaluable source of information and wisdom. Been re-reading ...
by lavron
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Picked the block up yesterday, will add more pictures and info as I start putting everything back together. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/06/e2967df277c450c868243c83b3f5ad37.jpg Dropped off the head, he is going to check it for any issues, the head is a '72 so going to put hardened e...
by lavron
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

I got another call from the machinist today so he is actually working on my motor :roll: :P He was asking about my head gasket compression thickness and bore, I told him I had one but hadn't even opened the box to look at it but would go get measurements. This is where my cheapness bit me again, I h...
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I got the driveshaft hump welded in today so now to get the trunk floor finished.
Image

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

The Floor sheet metal repair work looks very good Mike! Did you need to mini tub the rear wheel wells for wheel / tire clearance? Thanks, I am actually replacing the outer wheel tubs the inner ones are fine, the outer ones (which are rusty anyway) touch when the car lowers because of the curve at t...
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Just a quick update. While waiting on the motor to eventually get done I have been working on getting my gas tank and trunk floor done. I am putting a '69-'70 Mustang 22 gallon tank in and my floor is in terrible shape (was) after doing a bunch of different patches with whatever scrap metal I had la...
by lavron
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Is your head a large chamber one? Good luck Well I never have checked it, it is a 200 head off of a '72 Maverick. I am considering doing the later larger valves and hardened seats, I had considered the 144 intake valves for exhaust valves but I am not sure I want to risk cutting into the water jack...
by lavron
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Update on engine build, I got a call from the machinist and he was actually working on my motor. Of course there was an issue, first he said he needed to bore the block .030 over not .020 I had bought piston for (and waited months to get) second was he had o deck the block (did not ask how much) to ...
by lavron
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Decking a 250

Thanks but i heard that Clifford were the people when it came to inline 6. I never had any complaints with Clifford but I haven't bought anything since about 30+ years ago. I have heard things changed a lot after Jack Clifford. I was impressed that when I wrote for recommendations building my 170 h...
by lavron
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Guess it has been a while since I posted any progress, short block still at machine shop, I have a call in to the guy for a progress report and have not heard back yet. In the mean time I have been working on several things, I got my console started and got the e-brake handle mounted as well as the ...
by lavron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: Compression ratio

I would have to look back at my own post but I was just using whatever numbers Silvolite printed because I can hardly add 2+2 :roll: So however it turns out I will most likely be ok I was trying to run a conservative compression ratio and first and foremost was wanting to eliminate the piston shortf...
by lavron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: My 1969 Falcon Reallized
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: My 1969 Falcon Reallized

I have always had a soft spot for that body style Falcon, looks good.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

I ordered the coil, ICM, and a couple of pigtails for the coil, here is a short list of what I am using the part numbers; Standard Motor Products - LX301 Ignition Control Module (ICM) $21 Standard Motor Products - DR37 (DR-37) Ignition Coil $25 Standard Motor Products - HP4595 & HP4605 Ignition ...
by lavron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

drag-200stang wrote:I found a quick time for a 200 high mount 136 t flywheel with a MD 401-4050 part number at 768.95 $


Ouch! I am glad I don't need one, I like trying to do stuff cheap myself :roll:

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

but that is the one plug that isn't available. That is how most stuff goes on this project, not going to worry about it and just cut it off and replace it. On the coil if you could find one of the larger 1970's vintage Accel, Echlin, Mallery, coils you could maybe gut it out and hide an E-core type...
by lavron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

Thanks Bubba, I looked at all the pictures I can find on the web (haven't looked at every picture, but a bunch :roll: ) and nothing matches this one, so my original idea of having it where I could swap it out easy is pretty much done for :P trying to avoid rare hard to find components on my build. I...
by lavron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

This really is not a necessary item but I have been looking for the plug that connects my DS1 to the ignition box, well I aim looking for a pigtail, I know they made on to the ignition module boxes but thought someone might sell just a pigtail. I have seen DS2 pigtails but my plug is different, it l...
by lavron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

StarDiero75 wrote:Thats nuts man, thats why they invented the scatter shield lol. But no one makes one for our engines right?


Modern driveline mentions one in the section on cable clutch conversions (Quicktime MD-401-8050) but I can't find it for sale.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: DSII headbanger

I know you probably tried all of this but will ask anyway; You have the distributor in the right way and not 180 degrees out? You have the plug wires correctly installed for the firing order (1-5-3-6-2-4)? Not sure on your other issues but you might double check those 2, if you can get #1 to TDC on ...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Did a quick Google search, the C3UA-6394-A is for a '63-'66 Econoline with a 170. The C8AR-7008-B (I can't find a "B" reference) 68 top loader casting used '68-'71. Makes sense I guess that they would fit together, I guess I would have to have the tag know all the skinny and I don't. See Y...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Ok I decided to take one for the team and disassembled the bell and transmission from the 170, there was a big old rat nest inside the bell anyway :roll: Have to look this bell up now that I have a number or someone may know, remember I picked this up off the ground so I have no idea what it came ou...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Repaired this NOS DS1 distributor today, I bought it off eBay a while back expecting it to be a DS2 but it is not, it had an odd part "number" scrawled on the side. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/06/06/6815e4e9e27a71b3ac99ef21340c96a2.jpg It appears to have once had a designati...
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300

Max_Effort wrote:The valve cover is joined at the #4 Cylinder.


I see it now that you point it out.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

I will try to look for the casting number tomorrow, hopefully it will be on the outside because it is all still bolted to the engine and transmission, I will try and get a depth measure too. If I can find the casting/part number on the 3.03 I will post that up as well.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300

jdlaugh430 wrote: Talked with the owner, a nice older guy who saw it as a challenge.


Just wedging a 300 down into a round body would be enough of a challenge for me :roll: Looks like well done work I can't even see where the valve cover was spliced together.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

I have the Econoline bell and 3.03 transmission on my '64 170, I think earlier I had not made it clear that my flywheel and clutch are still the dog dish and are original to the 170 (the flywheel not the clutch) I can't say for sure what van the bell housing came out of I found it lying on the groun...
by lavron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Engine Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: 250 Engine Length?

That is cool, are you going to be ok height wise? I guess the Pinto motor is fairly tall anyway with the overhead cam.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap

Nice, I am glad there is a group that sees the beauty of the Ford inline 6 8)

Love it.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Engine Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: 250 Engine Length?

Well mine is off at the machine shop but if you can figure out how long a 200 is the 250 is about 1" longer due to the length of the water pump, I guess I am not much help there but someone will have exact specs I am sure. The 200 and 250 are the same length however minus the accessories on the...
by lavron
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 3296

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

looks like the old 170 engine also has the 3.03 trans and bigger flywheel 9 inch clutch combo too nice. :thumbup: :nod: Yes I think it is a pretty nice motor really does not have that many miles on the rebuild (even though I did the rebuild 30 years ago so it will need some freshening up) but got b...
by lavron
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 3296

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

I wouldn't run it. Setting up 2 sets of points has got to be a pita for 1. I don't think you are going to spin your 250 fast enough to need any rpm range that electronic can't cover if that's the supposed advantage. And finally it looks like there's no vac advance on that distributor. You're going ...
by lavron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 3296

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

I just want to ask a related question here, I don't mean to hijack the thread. With my 250 build project I am/was intending to install some kind of electronic ignition but I was going through the paperwork on my 170 build and I have a Mallory dual point, mechanical advance distributor in it and it i...
by lavron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?

Not yet, but I read a post about a guy who had a street set and race set. He'd drive to the strip, swap the ratio, drag and have fun then swap and drive home. I can't believe that for a 7 1/4" rear, an 8" or 9" I can because you would just need two different 3rd members set up with 2...
by lavron
Thu May 30, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Messages sit in outbox and not sent
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Messages sit in outbox and not sent

Not an admin here but I run a forum as well, message sit in the outbox until the recipient logs on and receives them. If they are still in there and you know that individual has logged in it could mean their mailbox is full possibly.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Sun May 26, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will this work for my 63 Falcon
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Will this work for my 63 Falcon

A C8DE block with 3 freeze plugs is a 170 not a 200.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Sat May 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Ford Explorer E-Brake Cable Bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Ford Explorer E-Brake Cable Bracket

Look at the old factory mounting points first and maybe try it then adjust from there depending on the differance in slack of the cables or your new suspention location. Problem is I don't have that the rear came from the Junkyard so I need to figure out how to achieve the proper slack, etc. I am c...
by lavron
Sat May 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Ford Explorer E-Brake Cable Bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Ford Explorer E-Brake Cable Bracket

I will probably get this figured out but thought maybe someone here might know and it would save me from a lot of trial and error :roll: I went out yesterday and worked on figuring out my rear parking brake cable install, I know how to hook up my modified, between the seat, hand lever cable and the ...
by lavron
Wed May 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

here's one . Can get chrome or not. Look below on page for 1 w/"pcv nipple" Thanks Chad, I already have this, I went in and dug around for asn old picture of when I brought the 200 home. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/05/22/1f829fb8da56e1a40e18966cb3654d25.jpg Pretty much is h...
by lavron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Not a lot left you could do to it. Awesome project you are building. Thanks, I am enjoying it, I wish I had a better equipped shop but if I waited until I didi I would never get anything done. Here is the clutch slave cylinder and mount on the T-5 bell housing. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images...
by lavron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

You guys are a big help, I think I should be able to take care of the PCV system now, I can't remember the oil cap having a hose I will have to dig it out and look at it.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Here is the big port I was talking about on the leading edge of the carb, you can see the fuel port facing towards us and it is 90 degrees and below it. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/05/21/991a7c0d58af4d06953f7ce025f20df2.jpg Doesn't the PCV valve just hook to the air cleaner as well? I...
by lavron
Tue May 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 22969

Re: My Budget 250 build

Thanks you guys, I will just cap the port in the manifold until/if there is a call for it, I have no power brakes, etc (I like my stuff manual). If it had like a vacuum gauge attached to it what would it show, overall manifold vacuum? It will take me a bit to figure out what all the ports on those c...
by lavron
Tue May 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 200 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: '65 200 engine

Well, I was thinking of either using the head for a tri power That will be the small log head. Why is the motor taken apart? I don't know where you are located but last year I pulled my 250 at a JY (non runner) but there were two runners in central MO one auto and one manual, can't say they are sti...
by lavron
Tue May 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I am going to add a few things here and hopefully the Falcon guys will accept my Comet, if not I can move to the "Other" section. I had some of this in my 250 engine build thread and maybe that was an inappropriate place for other work I am doing on the car, not sure this will be of intere...