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by B RON CO
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What oil in transfer case???
Replies: 2
Views: 132

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: 1
Views: 258

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: 1288

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: 863

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: 2416

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: 2416

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: 1881

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: 1881

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: 1398

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: 1637

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: 1584

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: 680

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: 779

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: 818

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: 709

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: 1083

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: 1021

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: 728

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: 649

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: 3094

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: 3094

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: 1318

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: 485

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: 1318

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: 1318

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: 932

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: 505

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: 1353

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: 3010

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: 774

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: 1550

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: 1098

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: 1145

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: 688

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: 857

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: 1674

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: 713

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: 482

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: 482

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: 1504

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: 582

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: 560

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: 582

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: 1241

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: 560

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: 2372

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: 626

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: 14
Views: 1030

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: 638

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: 1694

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...

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