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by RichCreations
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maximum load on a 170
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Maximum load on a 170

Hi everyone it's Jarod again. Today I'm gonna ask something pretty dumb. I know a falcon wasn't designed to be a hauler or to tow anything but I want to know just for curiousity if anyone knows the gvwr or maximum weight limit on of these. And just a rough estimate of what someone thinks my engine ...
by RichCreations
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Mounts Torque
Replies: 17
Views: 1224

Re: Engine Mounts Torque

Howdy guys I got my 65 Ranch 200, and im wondering what the motor mounts should be tightened to? It doesnt say in my 65 Shop Manual and it bothers me. Anybody know? Thanks, Ryan it is not a precision gasket surface, so just use a general bolt torque chart, (or just tighten them tight, and not worry...
by RichCreations
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gear drive for a 200
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: Gear drive for a 200

cnc-dude is right if you are talking about a 300 big six style gear drive. the problem there is that the small six timing cover isnt large enough to use that style drive as the gears are too far apart. adding a third gear is a possibility, that maintains the standard rotation cam and distributor, b...
by RichCreations
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

Sorry I have not gotten back to you guys sooner. I did change the oil to sae 30 and added STP oil treatment. Sadly no help. I have figured out what I have is weak spark. At this point I do not think my plugs are oil fouling but they are carbon fouled from weak spark not burning off the gas. My plug...
by RichCreations
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1630

Re: 200ci overheating

I have a 66 mustang that is overheating. On a warm day (but not hot), it will heat up to 210 both going down the road and at idle. It would get hotter than that but I turn the heater on full and that helps to keep it cool some. Below are what I have done to it: 1. Bran new radiator, it was a stock ...
by RichCreations
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1630

Re: 200ci overheating

why a 195F thermostat in summer? those are for cold places to make the heater work better, and it starts to open at 195, but does not fully open until after 210.... get a 160, or 180 thermostat and watch those temps drop
by RichCreations
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: shift linkage bushings for 1962 fairlane
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: shift linkage bushings for 1962 fairlane

bubba22349 wrote:Do you know which transmission is in your Fairlane? Picture of it? That way you can crossreferance it to find what you need. Good luck :nod:

The bushings he needs are at the column shifter, and falcon, mustang, fairlane, and even early econoline all use the same ones.
by RichCreations
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: VPN blocking
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: VPN blocking

I've been unable to access this site for days, I think it started Aug 11. I assumed it was down, but checked with "is it down or is it just me" and found, the site was up, but was still timing out. I use a VPN for normal day to day computing, and am committed to continuing that. I am able...
by RichCreations
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP Crisis
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: 'racing' - looks & sense?

chad wrote:the 144 turboed seems right,
may B even the 170,
but use the multi carbs alone on 200/250,
back to turbo for the 300?

I am not thinking boosting a 4-main engine is a good idea...
by RichCreations
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 96
Views: 9054

Re: Budget 250 from skratch

chad wrote:they stress need of using the APR rod bolts around here...

yeah the stock ones are the weakest point in the engine...
by RichCreations
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to wade through cam choices
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Re: Trying to wade through cam choices

I firmly believe there is no need to wade through choices... Just call Schneider, and tell them what you want to do, and what you have, and buy whatever jerry recommends...
by RichCreations
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer and Water Pump Pulley, VERY CLOSE
Replies: 22
Views: 2337

Re: Balancer and Water Pump Pulley, VERY CLOSE

"...On mine (’81, 3.3 Mustang) there is 6" from the water pump to the crank centerline, and the same 3/16" gap between the 6-1/4" harmonic balancer and the 5-3/8" water pump pulley. When you go up to the 6.85" harmonic balancer with a US 200, then you have to go down t...
by RichCreations
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer and Water Pump Pulley, VERY CLOSE
Replies: 22
Views: 2337

Re: Balancer and Water Pump Pulley, VERY CLOSE

ledslinger29 wrote:on my 170, I got a two groove balancer from VI, and those things sure are close together. Is it a problem?


they are very close on my 200 as well, using stock pulleys...
by RichCreations
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft installation
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Camshaft installation

ledslinger29 wrote:I did

well, you know the gear needs to tighten down on that spacer tight...
by RichCreations
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

X2 yes that's also my understanding that they can be used for both the main as well as iron head studs too. But with the Aluminum head it's not going to be the right length. :thumbup: :nod: Just to be clear, the 300 main stud kit, which works for the iron heads, does not work for the mains on a 200...
by RichCreations
Mon May 29, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd findings
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: Odd findings

mine looks just like that...
by RichCreations
Tue May 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

Can anyone confirm the ARP part number for the 200 head stud kit? The original link above for the head studs points to a main stud kit (152-5401).. I bought ARP-200-HSK from CI a while back but a washer snapped when I was removing the head a few weeks ago and I'm trying to figure out what size repl...
by RichCreations
Mon May 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

Can anyone confirm the ARP part number for the 200 head stud kit? The original link above for the head studs points to a main stud kit (152-5401).. I bought ARP-200-HSK from CI a while back but a washer snapped when I was removing the head a few weeks ago and I'm trying to figure out what size repl...
by RichCreations
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: H2O - Summit# GMB-125-1380
Replies: 20
Views: 2182

Re: H2O - Summit# GMB-125-1380

Any opinion on the above water pump for a '69 250ci? Summit does not detail ("it's hi flow, U custimers !") if for air conditioned (nice plate on impellers for extra umph). Looks 4 bolt in pic but U can't trust dat...awfully long snout! Have not cked w/Matt yet, that's next, doubt he hase...
by RichCreations
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Planning a 1967 200ci Project Performance Build, Help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Planning a 1967 200ci Project Performance Build, Help needed

Water pump on the block ? Imagine that ! My wording got screwy because of the craigs list ad I created looking for a 250ci head. I didn't want anyone calling me with a 200ci engine. After changing enough water pumps over the years I should have caught that !! Andy B. later 200 and 250 heads are exa...
by RichCreations
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Planning a 1967 200ci Project Performance Build, Help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Planning a 1967 200ci Project Performance Build, Help needed

Any of the largish log heads can be just as good, starting with the '69 M heads... Waterpump bolts to the block, not head, there is no difference between a 200 and 250 head... Thanks for all the replies, lots of info to help my planning. 1. Connecticut is 500 elevation and we have access to 87 - 9X ...
by RichCreations
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 10 grade head washer
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: 10 grade head washer

Wondering if it's possible to find 2 extra washers for the APR head studs' kit. Rather go to something quicker than a post to that co. Hafta B the right sz, of course…hardwear store? Matt? NAPA (etc)? Thank you~ those are not grade 10, and I would not substitute... there is a link in the sticky pos...
by RichCreations
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Oil recommendation

OP, what oil did you end up going with?
by RichCreations
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

Hi, I am having a nightmare of a problem finding a main bearing cap bolt for my 1980 Mustang with the 200 cu. in. 6. I see a thread that says the bolts from the 2.8/2.9 v6 work. Am I correct or does anyone have a part # or any info that would help me track on or more bolts down. Thanks. max Matt at...
by RichCreations
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Oil recommendation

I was using rotella, but they no longer have the high ZDDP levels... I switched to mobil 1 15/50, which is for "forced induction engines" and still has the High zddp levels (over 1300ppm). it should be noted that only the 15/50 has the high zddp...
by RichCreations
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Father Son 67
Replies: 37
Views: 4744

Re: Father Son 67

what's the difference between seam seal and 100% silicone? It would be mostly used for the interior where are welder friend is putting in the passenger side floor pan and the driver side floor to firewall piece. seam sealer is polyurethane, and is a lot tougher and adheres better, plus paint will s...
by RichCreations
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 128
Views: 13185

Re: turbo 200 build

I wasn't planning on posting until the engine was actually running, but I ran into a snafu. I've come to the conclusion that this is probably the most odd-ball engine that the Holley system has ever been used on. I found a local Holley tech guy to help me set up the parameters so I thought this wou...
by RichCreations
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust manifolds
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Exhaust manifolds

it should be pointed out that some have a 1 3/4" outlet, and some are 2" depending on year/application...
by RichCreations
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotating Assembly Knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: Rotating Assembly Knowledge

Hello, I have been reading as much as possible on the forum plus google related to the 200ci. What I'm looking for is information about the crankshaft. Really I have 2 questions. Though a little back round info, the 200 I'm looking at comes from a Fairmont, if fantasy holds true my ideal engine wou...
by RichCreations
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotating Assembly Knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: Rotating Assembly Knowledge

Hello, I have been reading as much as possible on the forum plus google related to the 200ci. What I'm looking for is information about the crankshaft. Really I have 2 questions. Though a little back round info, the 200 I'm looking at comes from a Fairmont, if fantasy holds true my ideal engine wou...
by RichCreations
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How can I tell if I have an adjustable 1.5 Rocker assy Vs 1.6 Rocker assy?
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: How can I tell if I have an adjustable 1.5 Rocker assy Vs 1.6 Rocker assy?

Looking at these two pages, the picture is fairly bad, but recognizable enough as what I have now without being able to distinguish between the two. https://www.vintageinlines.com/product-page/adjustable-1-6-high-ratio-rocker-assembly-170-250-ci https://www.vintageinlines.com/product-page/adjustabl...
by RichCreations
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New headers, lower top end
Replies: 37
Views: 3712

Re: New headers, lower top end

fuel system was completely replaced by previous owner, but i suppose some fuel system additive wouldn't hurt. Back when I adjusted all the valves and set the timing, I did not set it by the book necessarily but set it to where it ran the smoothest. Is this wrong? Should I set timing by the book the...
by RichCreations
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: one carb per cyl - various falcon motors
Replies: 42
Views: 4787

Re: one carb per cyl - various falcon motors

Starting to step on some 1s thread pretty heavily. Sorry, (no excuse) I just get into it & forget, not the 1st time. Gotta keep a lill more centered & not get so excited ~ Here's the entry, reposted here as a redirect offa the guy's back: I guess for the "1 per cyl" a cardboard te...
by RichCreations
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear cam plug
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: Rear cam plug

It is fine, no pressure behind it, and plenty of space for the cam, however, it is set deeper then you would want for a coolant, or oil gallery plug (for future reference, they should be set flush with the block, not below, like that one)
by RichCreations
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner clearance issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: Air cleaner clearance issues

some of the standard 14" element air filters with a "drop" base are actually lower then those triangle things...
by RichCreations
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: suggestions for performance products
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

Re: suggestions for performance products

CZLN6 wrote:Howdy All:

Thanks Marco. I did not know about this company. I will be finding out more about them. The $1,400 price tag caused me to 'Ouch" a bit, but I'm a cheap Norwegian.

Adios, David

then stay tuned for my sub $500 system...
by RichCreations
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: suggestions for performance products
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

Re: suggestions for performance products

Howdy Back Roo: 2nd, I'd love to see a throttle body EFI that fits a stock log in place of a one barrel carb. It would be a complete kit to bolt on, plug in and drive off. It should be adaptable to a one barrel, a two barrel adapter of multi carb situations. I am working on this (well, a 2bl thrott...
by RichCreations
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 280/280/108 hydraulic cam - still available anywhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: 280/280/108 hydraulic cam - still available anywhere?

Greetings Ford Six Fans: In summary, I have a '62 Ranchero with a 250 and aluminum head. I'm currently running the 274/274/108 cam and I want more mid-range torque and mid-to-high RPM HP. I just swapped my C-4 for a T-5 so I think that will allow me to run a longer duration cam profile without seri...
by RichCreations
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 'Mostly' stock 170 whp expectations
Replies: 42
Views: 3750

Re: 'Mostly' stock 170 whp expectations

Hey david, quick question since im sure your endless knowledge has a reasonable answer. I was "gifted" a ford 8" from a buddy from a 63 fairlane 500. If i were to build up a 250 with a cam, lots of head work, exhuast, upgraded dist., and a good 2 barrel, do you think that 8" wou...
by RichCreations
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 'Mostly' stock 170 whp expectations
Replies: 42
Views: 3750

Re: 'Mostly' stock 170 whp expectations

edgewood bronco wrote:bmbm,
I ran a DSII on my 66 170. Is that different than 62?

1/4" vs 5/16" oil pump drive...
by RichCreations
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build tunning and stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7022

Re: 250 build tunning and stuff

chad wrote:Rich - it's the alu head... don't that flow near theroitical optimal?
Still 500 cfm's best?

unless you are running well over 7Krpm, and have ported that AL head, yes... perhaps even a 450... I used 85% for VE, which I think is generous for an as cast AL head...
by RichCreations
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build tunning and stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7022

Re: 250 build tunning and stuff

Sorry I've been a little busy with getting things around the house done and have not had time to really mess with the car. But, I ordered another set of 68 jets just in case and will be running the 65 jets first to see if that fixes the problem. I will only be messing with the primaries until the l...
by RichCreations
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

If anyone is still looking, I have the ARP stud kits now. Cast iron and aluminum heads. I can also get bolt kits. The right front will not be the stud type like original though. I may be able to include an extra length stud instead if you guys think it's necessary. https://www.vintageinlines.com/pr...
by RichCreations
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Studs for 200
Replies: 58
Views: 5847

Re: ARP Studs for 200

If anyone is still looking, I have the ARP stud kits now. Cast iron and aluminum heads. I can also get bolt kits. The right front will not be the stud type like original though. I may be able to include an extra length stud instead if you guys think it's necessary. https://www.vintageinlines.com/pr...
by RichCreations
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build tunning and stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7022

Re: 250 build tunning and stuff

69stang_250 wrote:I've got the linkage adjusted how it should be, but I have a ton of cams. Do you think that's the issue? Or would it be the squirter?

Dont know those carbs that well, only that you need a bigger initial squirt ;-)
by RichCreations
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build tunning and stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7022

Re: 250 build tunning and stuff

Ok so I put 68 main jets in this morning and I the second lightest spring I have. Car drives around town, cruises, and accelerates wonderfully with no issues at the 2700-3000 area any more. I have the idle mixture hanging around 13.5 and in all driving conditions the AF ratio stays between 12s-13s ...
by RichCreations
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build tunning and stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 7022

Re: 250 build tunning and stuff

So I talked to bill and I've gotten the timing figured out. It is set at 20* initial and then I hooked up the vacuum advance to the manifold vacuum which raised the rpms about 200-300 and then turned the curb idle down between 1100-1200 rpms with 32-34 degrees of vacuum advance. It is idling better...
by RichCreations
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: Oil

I've read those previously and they are great article on the subject. But I still wouldn't recommend using straight off the shelf oil for break in based upon this excerpt from the 2nd article: "A perfect example of proper balance can be seen is an API SN motor oil. While this spec oil is limit...
by RichCreations
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 1710

Re: Casting numbers

Econoline wrote:Fuel injection baby!!!! Seriously I can't wait to see what Rich comes up with using a low budget open source diy controller and the 2v cfi throttle body.


Heh, still plugging away as cash allows...

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