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by B RON CO
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving

Hi, check your oil to make sure the gas is not going into the crank case.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Oil pressure

Hi, if the distributor is seated on the block and the clamp is on you are OK.
Sometimes the hex shaft holds the distributor up and the distributor does not drop down all the way. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation

Hi, 50 years ago there was no sealant for high temp parts.
Now I've used both high temp silicone and high temp muffler and tailpipe cement with good results.
Read about the products and decide what you like.
I know the exhaust guy in my town likes the permatex muffler sealer on all his jobs.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 707

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

Hi Chad, I thought all Ford six Broncos were 3 speeds, with a 170. I don't think Ford put in a 200. The C4 only came on the V8. I'm thinking you got a 250 and C4 later on. Any sign of the 3 speed stuff left in there? Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air flow (PVC) through valve cover confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Air flow (PVC) through valve cover confusion

Hi, you are working on the pcv system. The front is the oil fill tube, and the cap, as you know, connects the the air cleaner, to allow fresh air into the crankcase. The rear hose connects the pcv valve on the rear of the valve cover to a large, 3/8" vacuum port under the carb. You need to keep...
by B RON CO
Fri May 31, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Hi, glad it's better. The input shaft bearing is inside the tranny, right under that housing that the throw out bearing slides on. So perhaps you are talking about the throw out bearing. Throw out bearings come thick and thin. Im never sure which is correct for which application.. As mentioned, fine...
by B RON CO
Mon May 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Where Does this Connector Go??
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Where Does this Connector Go??

Hi, did you fix the dash lights? The headlight switch has a rheostat that sometime can return to life after twisting the knob back and forth. My 66 Mustang has a dead spot near full brightness. Oh well. If you can get to a bulb you can check the wire with a test lamp. Sometimes they are old and dirt...
by B RON CO
Sat May 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

Hi, get a Chilton's manual and a harmonic balancer puller.
You will also need the gasket and seal for the timing chain cover.
After you get the cover off, check the slack in the timing chain.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat May 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dizzy
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Dizzy

Hi, Google a Ford 200 firing order diagram.
#1 is @ 5:00 o'clock position, pointing kind of at the master cylinder.
Pointing at the #1 spark plug is not right.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 200 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: '65 200 engine

Hi, it doesn't look like a complete running engine. I wouldn't pay to much for it.
I would keep the 250. Why are you swapping it out?
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun May 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roadtrip thoughts: Loss of performance after modifications
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Roadtrip thoughts: Loss of performance after modifications

Hi, one guess is it also sounds like a clogged exhaust.
Maybe something in the muffler broke.
I might unhook behind the down pipe and try it.
What the heck, it is a lot easier then changing the rockers.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue May 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump leak grease?
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Fuel pump leak grease?

Hi, the metal fuel line from the pump to the carb would leak gas, not oil. That is very dangerous. If it is leaking gas you cannot run it. I don't know why someone would put a hose clamp on the pump outlet. The tubing nut looks too big for the fuel line. The tubing nut should fit the tube tightly, l...
by B RON CO
Sun May 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need oil pump pick up screen for 170 ci Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Need oil pump pick up screen for 170 ci Bronco

Hi, here's mine. I'll try to post a picture. Good luck
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by B RON CO
Wed May 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need oil pump pick up screen for 170 ci Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Need oil pump pick up screen for 170 ci Bronco

Hi, as you found out, the Bronco has a different pan and longer pickup tube. So you saw the extended pickup tube bolts to a special main bearing cap bolt. If you visit classicbroncos.com you will find some guys getting rid of the 6 cylinders. Maybe someone will sell you the pickup. There is a for sa...
by B RON CO
Tue May 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mild rebuild of 200 - cam, lifters, piston questions
Replies: 21
Views: 668

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

Hi, a couple of quick thoughts are go with a larger exhaust manifold, maybe the one from the 200, or find a manifold with a 2" outlet, I used the dished pistons, the 200 comes with dished pistons. Definitely degree your cam. I needed the timing chain set from Vintage Inline to get my cam dialed...
by B RON CO
Sun May 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hooking up a dual advance dizzy
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Hooking up a dual advance dizzy

Hi, I would, on the vacuum advance canister leave the inner port open open so the inside can breathe. This is normal for guys who don't have much left from the original emmisions gear (it would also run through a switch on the thermostat housing). I think my engines run better on the ported vacuum, ...
by B RON CO
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Early Distributor Rotor 'Clip" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Early Distributor Rotor 'Clip" ?

Hi, I found the clip in the Macs catalog.
#44-10733.
Good luck
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by B RON CO
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hooking up a dual advance dizzy
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Hooking up a dual advance dizzy

Hi, if the vacuum advance canister on the distributor has 2 ports, use only the outer port. The emissions distributor have a second port (inner, closer to the distributor cap) for a vacuum retard. If the carb is for the older load o matic distributor I would hook the distributor vacuum to direct man...
by B RON CO
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tired 250 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 514

Re: Tired 250 advice

Hi, I would get it running and make it safe, so make sure the brakes are in good order, and the wheel cylinders are all good and not leaking. First evaluate what you have. Do a compression test. And hopefully you don't get clouds of blue smoke. You may be good to go with no more than a tune up and f...
by B RON CO
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Early Distributor Rotor 'Clip" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Early Distributor Rotor 'Clip" ?

Hi, on my 66 Bronco, 170, load o matic distributor, I could never find the correct rotor. The new rotors would fit the shaft, but the keyway in the rotor was too small for the key way on the shaft, and the rotor could twist if you twisted it. All I needed to do was silicone the rotor in place and it...
by B RON CO
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 906

Re: Block swap questions

Hi, as mentioned, the 200 blocks are drilled for the small early Falcon manual, and C4 bell housing, and the larger 9" clutch bell housing. Use the engine spacer plate to line up the dowels. Some dowels can be punched out, and some are more difficult to yank, or just grind off flush and find a ...
by B RON CO
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Holley 2300 Air Cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: 68 Mustang Holley 2300 Air Cleaner

Hi, I use an Edelbrock air cleaner on the Holley 350 on my 66 Bronco.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine tapping noise
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: engine tapping noise

Hi, I wouldn't worry about a little ticking noise now. I would finish it up and get some driving time. Now is the time to get the engine install over and work on the tune up. If there was a problem with the oil filter it would be leaking all over the floor. If the ticking noise gets worse later on, ...
by B RON CO
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Transfer slot and power valve question
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Transfer slot and power valve question

Hi, I am also thinking about a vacuum leak because you can't adjust the idle. Have you tried to find a vacuum leak by spraying carb cleaner at the carb base and other vacuum ports? The power valve should be closed at idle, and all other high vacuum situations. It should not be dripping at idle. Mayb...
by B RON CO
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 Dyno Results
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Ford 200 Dyno Results

Hi, I got a distributor from Bill too. When you max out an engine you must have good advice on total ignition timing for maximum HP and prevent pre-ignition. At high rpm you can't hear pinging. If you will always buy premium gas or higher octane race fuel you can get by with more timing. For example...
by B RON CO
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 32
Views: 1672

Re: 250 build for my 65 mustang.

Hi, really nice build.
I'd bet you'll pass 250 HP.
I'm thinkin' the rest of the car is screamin".
What's up with that bell housing?
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 Dyno Results
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Ford 200 Dyno Results

Dang, you got some eye opening #s.
You gotta be happy with that.
Almost 1 HP/ CI.
At the rear wheels
So what about distributor advance. Whatcha got there?
What gas do you run?
I'm thinkin' high octane and more advance!
Go for it!!!!!!
Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Tuning help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: 200 Tuning help needed

Hi, it sounds like the engine is flooding. You mentioned a rebuilt carb. Did you change carbs, or rebuild the old one?
I would check the needle and seat for dirt, and check the float level.
I would make sure the choke is fully opened.
As mentioned, with electronic ignition, open up the gap. Good luck
by B RON CO
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

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

Hi, a head swap can be a great improvement. But your old carb may not fit. Later heads have larger carb openings. All of the domestic small Ford 6 heads have integral intakes. The bigger Ford truck 6 has the separate intake manifold. Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook to learn about the differ...
by B RON CO
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 64-1/2 Mustang Automatic
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: 64-1/2 Mustang Automatic

Hi, there is information on all of the Ford transmissions in the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook.
None are as good as the later C 4.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.
Replies: 14
Views: 636

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

Hi, I used the complete gasket set from Vintage Inline.
How deep are you going with the engine?
Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook
To get the most out of your Ford six.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Need help identifying electrical connectors on 87 f-150. Please help
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Need help identifying electrical connectors on 87 f-150. Please help

Hi, the crescent shaped plug in the 2nd and 3rd pic is the data link port for a computer scan tool. Ford used to leave unused plugs in the harness for optional equipment your truck may not have. That doesn't mean the rest are not needed. Some of that could be related to the abs light. You need a col...
by B RON CO
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine in truck, torque converter lined up, bolts not coming through flexplate
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Engine in truck, torque converter lined up, bolts not coming through flexplate

Hi, if the new engine had a standard tranny you need to make sure the pilot bushing was removed from the crankshaft. Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Ford Duraspark on a 1968 200 CID
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Ford Duraspark on a 1968 200 CID

Hi, the hex shaft should stay in the block. Just be careful. If it is coming up just push it back down, don't take it out. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Need Z Bar set up
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Need Z Bar set up

Hi, my new MACS catalog shows a few different Z bars for Mustangs. Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Story of my '95 deathtrap
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Story of my '95 deathtrap

Hi,It sounds like you are getting your moneys worth, Often ties the key is hard to turn. Next time that happens, try turning the steering wheel one way or another. Sometimes the lock pin is binding in the lock plate. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 62 Falcon wiring woes
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: 62 Falcon wiring woes

Hi, I would get my test light and check for current. First at the socket, and then at the plug near the socket, and on down the line. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

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

Hi, Someone put the wrong carb on your engine. Not too surprising. I would use direct manifold vacuum for now. Most guys use the timed, or ported vacuum for the distributor advance. Ported vacuum does not give advance at idle, only high vacuum conditions like steady cruise. Direct manifold vacuum wi...
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

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

Hi, I can't see your distributor.
68 and later had the modern vacuum and mechanical advance.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Econoline Body Parts Restoration Question
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Econoline Body Parts Restoration Question

Hi, not sure where to get body parts, but plenty of mechanical parts interchange with other Fords. One quick way to tell which engine family you have is the passenger car engines have the distributor towards the front of the drivers side, and the bigger truck engines have the distributor in the midd...
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Home Exhaust Porting
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Home Exhaust Porting

Hi, X2 on the die grinder and carbide grinding burrs. Burrs also come in long lengths to reach deep into the ports. So you also need an air compressor. Most of the cleanup work is in the bowl, above the valve, and port matching at the exhaust manifold. I believe Eastwood sells head porting kits, wit...
by B RON CO
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Problems with flexplate
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Problems with flexplate

Hi, also wondering if you always use the original Ford converter nuts
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Update ideas for 1965 Mustang for this year
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Update ideas for 1965 Mustang for this year

Hi, Chad, you have a point. The thing is, the stores you mention don't have a dual bowl master cylinder for a pre 67 Ford. Ford didn't have one. All the younger counter guys I find only want to know year and make. So unless a guy is sure the mounting, push rod length, side of the line outlets, and o...
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Update ideas for 1965 Mustang for this year
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Update ideas for 1965 Mustang for this year

Hi, I would check out the Mustang vendors for a Master cylinder conversion. There are kits available with the required lines. Good luck
by B RON CO
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Problems with flexplate
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Problems with flexplate

Hi, if the bolt holes are damaged and oblong it will never hold. Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford small six MPG swap questions
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Ford small six MPG swap questions

Hi, a friend of mine had a 144 in a 62 Falcon that got 30 MPG highway driving. Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Ford Duraspark on a 1968 200 CID
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Ford Duraspark on a 1968 200 CID

Hi, the easy way to figure it out is the early distributors have a 1/4" hex shaft to drive the oil pump. The later one you want is the 5/16 shaft. Don't pull the hex shaft out of the engine. You will never get it back into the oil pump. Measure your distributor shaft with a 5/16 Allen key. All ...
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1959 Load-o-Matic. I screwed up guys.
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: 1959 Load-o-Matic. I screwed up guys.

Hi, it sounds like you twisted the cam off of the distributor shaft. That is what opens the points, and locates the trigger for a Pertronics ignitor. I never saw that happen before. If you can get it pressed back on it would probably work. If it is damaged you could probably find a replacement distr...
by B RON CO
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: throttle linkage conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: throttle linkage conversion

Hi, I used a Locar cable which fit my Bronco gas pedal perfectly. You can see a picture of it on my "Happy with the 200" post one page before this page. I had to modify the cable bracket at the carb side.
My Bronco is a three speed so I have no kickdown issue. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 Temp Gauge sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: 170 Temp Gauge sensor

Hi, are you using the temp sender location at the back of the cylinder head in the left corner?
Mine is big enough for the aftermarket sender.
Good luck

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