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by frozenrabbit
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: College Senior Design Project for the 200

Maybe not unless you can come up with a DIY, bolt on at home, easy way to do it without machine shop work.

Even the Offenhauser triple carb conversion is beyond alot of people, and that's just a couple holes drilled in the log.
by frozenrabbit
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: 2.77 to 4 speed toploader swap

I have the same set up with a '63 170, econoline bell, and 3 speed toploader. I had my input shaft machined I believe 3/8", it's been a year or two. Measured input shaft stick out on 2.77 with the bell bolted to the trans and the difference on the 3.03 shaft stick out. The 2.77 and the econolin...
by frozenrabbit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What starter is needed for 65 Mustang T5 swap.
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: What starter is needed for 65 Mustang T5 swap.

To the best of my understanding, late '66 to '68/'69 was the only dual drilled block options, during the transition from 8-1/2" clutch and 2.77 to 9" clutch and toploader. Just for a couple of transition years moving away from the dog dish flywheel. Your '67 bell was modified for a V8 4 sp...
by frozenrabbit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What starter is needed for 65 Mustang T5 swap.
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: What starter is needed for 65 Mustang T5 swap.

Do you actually have a 2.77 attached to a 78 block? How? Pics?
by frozenrabbit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 2215

Re: Valve train clatter

Are you measuring your lash adjustment or doing zero lash and half a turn? I do a collapsed lifter lash. Holding the lifter compressed and measuring between the rocker and valve stem. Ford manual for '63 shows 0.067"-0.200" lash for hydraulic lifers. Of course for OEM lifters. I shoot for ...
by frozenrabbit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Yea, saw I pulled up the 2.77 adapter.

Seems odd that you have to drill your 9" bell.

Is it because of the way the T-5 bolts up?
by frozenrabbit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Looks pretty much like a T-5 adapter uses all 4 mounting bolts

http://transmission.moderndriveline.com ... -7p138.htm

Drill and tap that hole to the next size up.
by frozenrabbit
Sun May 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

If you manage this, please post photos.

People say you can pull the timing cover without dropping the pan. Well yeah, I guess you can pull the cover, but I want to see anyone put it back on without dropping the pan.

I don't see anyway of re-sealing the oil pan gasket without dropping the pan.
by frozenrabbit
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern

I have a '70 8" out of a Maverick with 4 lug in my '62 Ranchero. Center section is the same as any Ford 8", no rear cover.

A '70/'71 Maverick with a 170 or 200 will be 4 lug, 250's came with 5.
by frozenrabbit
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1753

Re: Block swap questions

A '78 block is not dual pattern. Won't take a 8 1/2" clutch or early C4 setup.

ONLY late '66 to '68 blocks are dual pattern.
by frozenrabbit
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 1753

Re: Block swap questions

A '65 200 block is not dual pattern drilled, '65 blocks were still 8 1/2" clutch and smaller C4 bell. Dual bolt pattern started in '66. A '78 200 is not dual pattern either, A '78 block is 9" clutch, later C4 pattern only. '65 bell won't bolt to a '78 block. StarDiero75 can vouch for this,...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 2941

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You need to stay parallel to the carb mount surface. Most every carberated engine angles down in the back as installed in the vehicle. The carb mount surface and log angle up in the back compensating for the engine install angle. Ideally the carb should be level with the ground as much as possible. ...
by frozenrabbit
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Sell me on the T5
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Sell me on the T5

Toploader fan here. The overdrive would probably be useless with that rear end gear. If you can find one, ONLY '70-71 170c.i. Maricks and Comets had a 3.49 first gear, if you are looking for more bottom end. Transmission #RAN-BA1 and BA2. Possible there was a BA, but can't confirm. Bolt in ...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Daily driver questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1057

Re: Daily driver questions

Properly rebuilt, I've NEVER had problems with drum brakes, even on the single bowl master. Biggest down side of single bowl is when one brake line goes out, you loose all braking. Easiest upgrade is to a '67 Mustang manual drum/drum master, no proportioning valve required. 7 year daily driver '63 b...
by frozenrabbit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Home Exhaust Porting
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Home Exhaust Porting

You're not going to get very far with a dremel. That bit is a side cutter, that might handle cutting some brass or plastic. You need air tools, and 1/4" bits, sanding rolls, polishers. Youtube search cylinder head porting. There's good reason why someone that has the tools and knows how to do i...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod
Replies: 46
Views: 2474

Re: Autolite 1100 Venturi Mod

Is that enough venturi to function as a venturi?

At some point, the ratio size of the venturi to the main bore will fail to create enough vacuum differential to function.
by frozenrabbit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1960 Ranchero leaf spring interchange
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: 1960 Ranchero leaf spring interchange

Are you running Ranchero springs or sedan/coupe springs? Sedan/coupe springs have less arch, but I don't know the height difference. I believe there is also a different in spring rating. I've got a '62 I'm working on, Maverick 8" and sedan springs, but I haven't had it on the ground yet, replac...
by frozenrabbit
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3837

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Maybe a slipped damper, and not 100% TDC? By the stock timing mark, I'm around 30-ish advanced at idle on my '63 170, filed a corrected timing mark when I replaced the timing chain and had the head off for a valve job. Rubber packing looks fine on mine, but has definitely slipped, will replace it so...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3837

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Ford went hydraulic lifter in '63, WITH adjustable rockers.

Bronco and Econoline 170 and maybe 200 stayed solid lifter into the '70's.
by frozenrabbit
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3837

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

You won't get an accurate vacuum reading tee-d into the PCV line, as air is being pulled from the valve cover, that will be like a leak in the line.
by frozenrabbit
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 Temp Gauge sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: 170 Temp Gauge sensor

I had a mechanical temp gauge on my '63 threaded into a later style thermostat housing with a lager thread. If you end up doing this, just make sure the bulb doesn't contact or damage the thermostat. Probably not as accurate as an in-head sender, due to being after the thermostat. Don't know about s...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3837

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

The block number is on the passenger side of the block, just below the exhaust manifold. '63 block # will start with C3. C4 for '64, C5 for '65, and so on. Same for the head casting #. D first is 70's, E is 80's. Looks like you have a later exhaust manifold with that crimped over emissions pipe. I h...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 3837

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Is your block a '63? I believe only California emission engines came with a PVC in '63. Even then, the PVC valve was located where the road draft tube attached to the block. Can't see in your photos if there is a road draft tube on your engine. Would be at the front of the block, just ahead of the d...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: 144 lifter hydraulic lifters solved and question

On your shifting issue, there could be wear in the upper engagement of the shift tube inside the column and the shifter. I gutted the shifter assembly out of my '62 column to go to a floor shift. The shift tube on mine was basically destroyed where the shifter engages to the tube. Don't know how you...
by frozenrabbit
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 power vent rod
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Autolite 1100 power vent rod

Never ran one without it. Never seen one plugged off. Sure you can be a mechanic for 46 years, and from some of the guys I've run across and have had as customers, you can also be an idiot for 50 years. The guy on the line installing tail lights all day every day is also a Ford tech. "ran when ...
by frozenrabbit
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

1 to 2 psi higher at idle could push past the needle and seat.

The float could be saturated, out of adjustment, or binding around the pivot pin or needle retainer clip.

Float in right side up?
by frozenrabbit
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 2422

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

You should be running a pressure regulator with an electric fuel pump, unless it's a low pressure pump.

An 1100 only takes 4-5 psi at idle.

I'd install the check balls and weight. Not alot of EPA regulations on an 1100 carb.

Standard 1100 rebuild kits will have new balls, but not the weight.
by frozenrabbit
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal

I may have been mistaken. In looking further, I've seen it set up both ways. When Ford first went from the down draft tube to a PCV set up, the PCV valve was in the same hole as the draft tube, but was the only line out of the case, with just a breather cap on the valve cover. Ford manual illustrati...
by frozenrabbit
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

true on having to have the head off to pull lifters, wasn't thinking about that
by frozenrabbit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

according to the '63 Ford Falcon OEM shop manual, yes
by frozenrabbit
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

Ford went hydraulic lifter in '63, WITH adjustable rockers. ONLY Econolines and Broncos continued with solid lifters into later years, not Falcons, Mustangs or Comets. I very much doubt falcon_master has an Econoline engine block. Doing a solid lifter lash on a hydraulic valve train is going to turn...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal

Should only be one. There's no place other than the valve cover for the crank case to draw in air.
by frozenrabbit
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal

Are you running a PCV/breather line from the front and the back of the valve cover? You should only be running one, with just a breather cap on the opposite. If you have one line to the carb base, and one to the air cleaner, your setup is trying to flip/flop ventilation. The PCV valve is a one way v...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Rocker Shaft

It's possible the outer ring on your harmonic balancer has slipped putting the timing mark out of index. I had a 170 set at what read as about 35 degrees of initial timing by the marks, definitely slipped, but ran fine for years and never slipped more. When you are compressing the lifters to set the...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Body Blasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 4616

Re: Body Blasting?

A thing that happens with dustless is that the garnet medium packs in the frame rails, roof rails, and in between every panel. I worked on a '67 Camaro that had been dustless blasted about a year before, easily removed 20-30LBS of medium from the frame rails. Goes in wet, packs in, and dries in plac...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960-63 Ford Falcon FM Radio MP3 Player Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: 1960-63 Ford Falcon FM Radio MP3 Player Conversion

Pyle PLR22MPF conversion. Station selector buttons modified to hit contact switches for radio functions, finger pulls removed, sand blast ectched graphics. Both shaft controls fully functional. USB/SD AUX ports, AM/FM and clock set on the side of the radio, under dash access. Display leads extended ...
by frozenrabbit
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Rocker Shaft

What is your valve lash process? Zero push-rod lash is very light, and you can lash too far as the springs in the lifters do not have a lot of spring tension when not pumped up with oil. With the push rods at zero lash, the lifter will still collapse 1/4"-3/8". Zero push rod lash, collapse...
by frozenrabbit
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help 144 tune and questions
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Need help 144 tune and questions

Spear of Death steering column is on the side of a myth. Drum brakes work, and have stopped millions and millions of cars and trucks. Just as points and condenser ignition has started millions and millions and millions of motors. When you throw in lawn mowers, and every other points ignition small m...
by frozenrabbit
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft Help
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Rocker Shaft Help

I don't think a bent shaft would break pedestals, maybe possible? Kinda sounding like you've got the wrong length push rods in there, or solid lifters. Something's not happy in there. Didn't you say some of the push rods are bent? In your rocker adjustment thread you said the lifters are not collaps...
by frozenrabbit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft Help
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Rocker Shaft Help

What chain parts stores do you have around there?

Melling rocker arm shaft, part #MRS-652.
by frozenrabbit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft Help
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Rocker Shaft Help

Autozone, and Advanced carry them for $28.00 here in Ohio, I'm sure your local chain store has them, not a hard to get part.

Certainly wouldn't reuse the old one if it's worn at all, I'm sure the inside is filled with years of oil gunk build up.
by frozenrabbit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are leaf shackles the same for Falcon and Ranchero?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Are leaf shackles the same for Falcon and Ranchero?

Rear shackles are the same for the same years, 60-63 is a 2" leaf spring, you should have 2 1/2" springs. Support the body in the rear and let the rear axle fully drop, then lift the rear end to hold the weight. If your shackles aren't rusted to death they may slip out easily or with a lit...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Does this bear further investigation?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Does this bear further investigation?

Does it turn over by hand? I'd imagine that several valves or pistons are seized if it's just been sitting outside like that, uncovered without a carb.
by frozenrabbit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 250 Maverick Mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: 250 Maverick Mounts

On the early Falcons, the original Ford-O-Matic auto trans and 2.77 3-speed use a cantilever mount.

I don't think you would need a trans mount adapter like a Falcon does. They're available from a couple places, I made my own so I could move the engine back and not have to use a pusher fan.
by frozenrabbit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 250 Maverick Mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: 250 Maverick Mounts

I used '63 style motor mounts to drop a 250 in my '63 Falcon, but....I relocated the frame mounts down about 1/2" and out 1/2". This drops the motor down plenty for hood clearance. Falcon frame rails are closer together than a Mustang. This was my clearance solution. C4 tans adapter. I hav...
by frozenrabbit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Headers with turbo adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Headers with turbo adapter

I have a CAD file for a small 6 exhaust flange. Forum won't let me post a .DWG or .ZIP file. Maybe I can send in private message to anyone that wants it. I've had 2 CNC plasma cut locally in 3/8" steel, bolt holes line up to head, bolt holes and ports are slightly undesized, drilled to clean up...
by frozenrabbit
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Road draft tube lots of blow bye
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: Road draft tube lots of blow bye

'63 170 block
by frozenrabbit
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need a Carb
Replies: 35
Views: 2515

Re: Need a Carb

Not completely sure if the tube from the bowl to the throat was exposed or encased early years or later. I have one exposed tube, and one encased. I am interested in that top, if you'd like to get rid of it once you figure out what carb you're going to. I've got my assembled 1100 and a parts carb, n...
by frozenrabbit
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need a Carb
Replies: 35
Views: 2515

Re: Need a Carb

Hey Georgia, Would you be interested in parting with the top of that 1100 you broke the choke off of? I'm running an 1100, and my top is a little more over-torque warped to the bowl than I would like, I've got double gaskets in there right now. Running a manual choke, I'm only looking for a better t...
by frozenrabbit
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Assess the health of my 200
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: Assess the health of my 200

I'd get a later year carb, even if you modify that Autolite 1100 to delete the SVC, you can get a better carb for a '67 200. I think that is more of a '60-'64 144-170 carb. Lower CFM and smaller jetting. That's an early '60's Autolite 1100, because of the brass tube going from the throat to the bowl...