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by B RON CO
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advic

Hi, there are kits out there for you to bush the throttle shaft yourself. Do a google search for a bushing kit. If you go for it remember the mark the plates for top and bottom, left and right, so they don't go back upside down. There are still carburetor shops around. Allstate Carburetor near me in...
by B RON CO
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inline 6 rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Inline 6 rebuild

Hi, I have a large log head with the two barrel conversation, milled, with bronze guides and minor port clean up. The big difference is now the engine can breath, and the gas pedal is not always on the floor. Plan on ignition upgrades. Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook to get the most out of ...
by B RON CO
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Tachometer needle is jumping all over at idle - low speed and it five hundred rpm’s over at high speed
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Tachometer needle is jumping all over at idle - low speed and it five hundred rpm’s over at high speed

Hi, I would disconnect the tach for now. I have seen a bad tach play havoc with the ignition system more then once. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Carter YFA ported vacuum way high

Hi, if the engine is bogging and stalling when you give it gas I would check the accelerator pump shot. Engine off, look down the carb and open the throttle by hand. You should get a nice stream of gas from the accelerator pump into the engine. Opening or closing the throttle and the vacuum under th...
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

Hi, the engines you have are very similar, and also very different. The 200 is a modern evolution of the 144. The 144 has the old Load-O -Matic distributer, and Spark Control Valve carb. The distributor, distributor shaft, and oil pump are different (smaller). It also has a road draft tube, no PCV s...
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Breather
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Breather

Hi, I would go to the junk yard. I always like to see what they got. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: new clutch and bellhousing dowel is missing
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: new clutch and bellhousing dowel is missing

Hi, X2 on taking one from another block. If I had any I would just mail you one. Post down at the parts wanted link. Good luck
by B RON CO
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Degreeing a Cam

Hi, watch the Echo video, it is linked right here in the right hear in the Small Block section. He makes it easy to learn how to degree the cam. X2 on the Piston stop. I used a big long bolt I stuck in an old lifter to contact the dial indicator. I had to grind off the side of the bolt to clear the ...
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: First three plugs look great, second three...
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: First three plugs look great, second three...

Hi, I would do a compression test. There is probably a ring or valve seal / valve guide issue. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 76 maverick 250 new cam
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: 76 maverick 240-300 new cam

Hi, I can't imagine what they sent you. Why don't you post the part numbers. The 240/300 cam has a pressed on timing gear, and runs gear to gear, no chain. The smaller car engines uses a timing set with a chain. I will say this again. There is something wrong with the modern replacement timing chain...
by B RON CO
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 76 maverick 250 new cam
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: 76 maverick 240-300 new cam

Hi, as mentioned, the Ford ignition is very good. I would not rush out and change original Ford parts for Chinese parts. Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook from Vintage Inlines before you get in too deep. Be aware you must degree your cam, see the Echo engine rebuild videos. The timing chain s...
by B RON CO
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What oil in transfer case???
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: What oil in transfer case???

Hi, I would find the equivalent Mercon fluid from the 1980s. The newest Mercon is for the new design trannies. I remember being surprised when the transfer case fluid changed to Mercon instead of rear end fluid. But it works. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: I keep breaking flexplates
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: I keep breaking flexplates

Hi, are you using the large support plate ( I don't know the correct name ) on the flex plate, under the bolts? Good iuck
by B RON CO
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Starter is disengaging

Hi, as mentioned, it was very common to change the bendix drive. You can try try one from your parts pile for the learning experience. The job is fast and easy. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Brake Pedal play and adjustment? 78 4x4
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Re: Brake Pedal play and adjustment? 78 4x4

Hi, I don't remember details of the pedal and how it swings, but I have replaced plenty of brake light switches.
If you pull up on the pedal do the brake lights go out?
Does the pedal flop around on the shaft?
Are any bushing missing or broken?
I would check that out.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 3300

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Hi, you should get your ignition set up first, and do the carb last. Any change in ignition timing will also change the idle speed. Good luck
by B RON CO
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 3300

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Hi, with your improved ignition you should open the gap on the spark plugs to .045.
You are going to notice a big improvement in performance.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Hi, the LOM vacuum advance is flatter, like a pancake. The later advance is much more 3 dimensional, maybe 3" long. All LOM have a screw on connecting for the advance tube. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Hi, don't assume you have the original LOM distributor, many "mechanics" changed out original parts and installed later model parts, weather they knew what they were doing or not. The older LOM distributor worked fine, with the correct carb, as good as an old 1950s design could. The LOM us...
by B RON CO
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam and lifter question
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: Cam and lifter question

Hi, you should not run out of power at 3500 RPM with that set up.
Your cam centerline seems way high. Have you degreed the cam?
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: front spindles
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Re: front spindles

Hi, there is a wanted and for sale section at the bottom of the main page. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder
Replies: 17
Views: 2204

Re: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder

Hi, also not sure what is meant by drops a cylinder when shifting. I would start with two tests. First is a compression test. Second is a simple test to see if any cylinders are missing at idle. You get the engine warmed up, and pull one spark plug wire at a time. If the idle drops and the engine sh...
by B RON CO
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fast Idle
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Fast Idle

Hi, I'll give a couple of shot in the dark answers. First guess is vacuum leak, of course. Next see if anything is holding the choke,including the high idle cam, the cam may not be fully off even if the choke is open. Check to see that nothing is holding the throttle open. Many cars have things like...
by B RON CO
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: F100 caster pull
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: F100 caster pull

Hi, the castor does not sound bad. Do you have the camber and toe in specs? You should always get a screenshot or printout of the alignment numbers. Is the steering wheel centered? it is very important that the steering box was centered and the steering wheel held in place before the toe is set. Goo...
by B RON CO
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam Kits
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Cam Kits

Hi, I got the comp cam 252H. I am happy with it, but I also got a 2 barrel carb and now my engine can breath. It is much better than the old Crane cam from the 90's, but probably too mellow for many guys. I have a 66 Bronco and I don't go over 4200 RPM. The timing chain set it WRONG for the engine s...
by B RON CO
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: New cedar racks on my 96 F150
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: New cedar racks on my 96 F150

Hi, pretty nice. We did the same thing to my brothers trucks after he put the gun rack in the back window. Good luck
by B RON CO
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: WOT falling flat
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: WOT falling flat

Hi, I don't have a lot of experience with that kind of setup but it seems like a lot of ignition timing and not enough accelerator pump. Just my guess. Good luck
by B RON CO
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Return spring placement on carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Return spring placement on carb?

Hi, I can't really say how to attach carb return springs, but I see a Duraspark module in the picture. The modern (and very good ignition)
does not work with the old SVC carb.
You can learn about this with the Falcon Performance Handbook and get the most out of your Ford Six. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Head swap

Hi, you need to "cc" the combustion chamber(s) to see if the head has been milled before.
Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook to learn how to do this and get the most out of your Ford Six.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Smoke From Carb!

Hi,the trouble could be in the carb, like dirt, stuck needle and seat (gentle tapping with a plastic screwdriver handle on the top of the carb by the fuel inlet can fix a stuck needle), stuck float (same fix). Before I tore in the carb, I would check the fuel pump for volume of fuel by removing the ...
by B RON CO
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 3862

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Hi, I would work with what you have, but Holley has a dual return spring set which is pretty good. Local parts stores and speed shops have them.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 3862

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Hi, I don't know if that is original Ford or not. You could try bending the bracket up, or drilling a hole closer to the engine to get the spring away from the air duct. I made my own bracket and bolted it vertically up from the motor mount bolts.It is close the engine. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

Hi, on our old cars the fuel cap vents the tank.
When it is dying out you can open the cap and maybe you will here air rushing into the gas tank. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Running on 5

Hi, I save old plug wires and other old parts just in case that happens. It's nice when the part you need is back home. Unfortunately, new parts aren't always good parts.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

Hi, as mentioned, your problem could be starving for gas, especially when you describe the high speed situation. Could be a weak fuel pump. The fuel pump should fill a coffee can in about 20 seconds when you remove the fuel line from the carb and crank the engine from the starter solenoid. Or carb a...
by B RON CO
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

Hi, nice looking Mustang. X2 on the Ford falcon performance handbook. Also get a Chilton's manual for your car. Learn about what you have and how to get the most out of it. Be more specific about the problem. Why do you think you have vapor lock? Do you have hard starting issues? That could be vapor...
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: 11
Views: 1191

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: 644

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: 18
Views: 1734

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: 26
Views: 3948

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: 979

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: 1908

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: 1363

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: 1497

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: 887

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: 1085

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: 16
Views: 2080

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: 926

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: 624

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: 624

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...

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