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by B RON CO
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 79

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: 55

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: 11
Views: 107

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: 209

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: 18
Views: 461

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: 19
Views: 882

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: 18
Views: 461

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: 276

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: 328

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: 1
Views: 83

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: 425

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: 151

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: 144

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: 301

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: 166

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: 7
Views: 219

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: 98

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: 577

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: 577

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: 417

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: 289

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: 250

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: 576

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: 576

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: 250

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: 454

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: 301

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: 163

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: 173

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: 369

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
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.

Hi, I'm not a transmission expert but I have been through the cracked flexplate before. The old flexplates did not have the reinforceing plate which eliminates the warping and cracking problem. I don't know why you feel you need to change anything else. If you want to change the fluid and filter why...
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which engine for a 1961 2 speed Auto Trans?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Which engine for a 1961 2 speed Auto Trans?

Hi, get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook from Vintage Inline on this site.
Don't be in a rush or you will be sorry.
The intake is integral with the head, one piece, so you cannot just swap intake manifolds.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which engine for a 1961 2 speed Auto Trans?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Which engine for a 1961 2 speed Auto Trans?

Hi, the tranny and flexplate will work, as far as I know, if the replacement engine is drilled for both bolt patterns as shown. If your replacement engine had a manual tranny you need to make sure the pilot bushing is removed, so the torque converter does not hit it. Another thing to consider is lat...
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI distributor for 200 I6
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: HEI distributor for 200 I6

Hi, I forgot to mention there is a difference between early and late systems. What year you have makes a bit of a difference. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI distributor for 200 I6
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: HEI distributor for 200 I6

Hi, I got my new HEI for my 200 from was111 on this site. We discussed the engine, gears, and about my Bronco, it is a lot heavier than a Falcon. Then he set up a high quality HEI for me. I would not run the cheapest distributor I could find. I feel my new HEI could last forever. The distributor wor...
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hi, you can check and adjust the front end without the special tools. Any adjustment on the strut for castor, the eccentric for camber, and the tie rod sleeve for toe will affect the other adjustments. In other words, changing the castor will change the toe (to a lesser degree). I would get the cast...
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Hi, I know you probably checked this out but I keep going back to the accelerator pump.
Are you sure the weight is under the squirter, and can you see a good pump squirt at the end of the throttle opening.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Solid or Hydraulic Lifters on 1966 170 Bronco ?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Sold or Hydraulic Lifters on 1966 170 Bronco ?

Hi, my 66 Bronco came with solid lifters. I thought they all did.
I think you have an aftermarket replacement lifter.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hi, if you paid for a alignment you should get the numbers, a printout or screenshot. The toe in in degrees should be close to .12 to .50 * on a compurized alignment machine. You can go with @2 degrees castor as Bubba mentioned, equal on both sides, I like more castor because it gives more high spee...
by B RON CO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hi, it is nice to know all the alignment numbers from a computerized machine. Using a machine it is also easier to find what is out of whack. That being said, I would check the toe with a tape measure and a couple of 2x8 boards leaning against the front wheels. For instance, if you measure 62 1/2 in...
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Non log high air flow heads
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Non log high air flow heads

Hi, do you mean hex or flat top log? Also there are different size carb mounts for different years. Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook to figure all this out. Good luck
by B RON CO
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaky freeze plug
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: leaky freeze plug

Hi, X2 on the rubber plug. You may gain some room to work by removing the motor mounts and lowering the engine. If you do that be careful the fan doesn't hit the radiator. Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Oil pan, ACP and Scott drake

Hi, why don't you look for a Ford pan.
I would think some of the guys around here have some.
I know I have an extra oil pan on the shelf from a Mustang
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 155
Views: 4737

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Hi, as mentioned, give a wheel one full turn and count how many times the drive shaft spins. If the drive shaft spins 3 1/2 times, you have 3.5 to 1 rear end ratio. If both tires spin the same way you have a "Posi" rear. If the wheels spin opposite directions, you have an open rear. Good l...
by B RON CO
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Balancer/damper

Hi, if the outer if the outer ring did not move from the inner hub, and the pulley groove is not damaged, I'd say you got away with it.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what oil after rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: what oil after rebuild?

Hi, I believe the Ford dealership Motocraft oil is a synthetic blend.
So is Castrol in the green jug.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Proper valve settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Proper valve settings.

Hi, if you set the lash too tight the valve may not sit on the seat long enough to shed heat and can burn. You will also have low vacuum. I generally aim for a "slightly loose" factory spec. For instance if I want .015 on the intake I want the feeler gauge to feel slippery on .015, but the...
by B RON CO
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 155
Views: 4737

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Hi, I have to wonder if the glitch in the mechanical advance and the varying dwell are due to an issue with the breaker plate.
I would check the bushings and whatever is mounting the plate to the body.
Good luck
by B RON CO
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

Hi, if you compare the 3 sets of spindles and all the important dimensions are the same, like ball joint height and angle, tie rod location, trac width, and ? , then it won't matter which of the new disc spindles you use. If one set is more closely matched to the original spindles, it is probably ea...
by B RON CO
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mystery Noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Mystery Noise.

Hi, can you see if it makes the noise in neutral?
Maybe it is a simple as a bad motor mount.
Check to see nothing is flopping around. Yank and wiggle everything from the grill back to the firewall.
Good luck

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