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by SteveP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Carb Brands
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Best Carb Brands

You might want to check out National Carburetors.

http://www.nationalcarburetors.com/
by SteveP
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 2300 2bbl to Offenhauser DP Intake Adapter?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Holley 2300 2bbl to Offenhauser DP Intake Adapter?

The Mr Gasket 1933 is nearly identical to the Transdapt 2065.
by SteveP
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Best wing window seal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Best wing window seal?

Check out LMC Truck. I got all the weatherstripping for my 86 F150 from there and it all fit perfectly.
by SteveP
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Secondaries
Replies: 35
Views: 2604

Re: Vacuum Secondaries

The CFM requirement of the 300 is low... maybe 175 CFM at 2000 RPM.

156.25 @ 90% VE
by SteveP
Thu May 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser VS Clifford
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Offenhauser VS Clifford

I have the Offy/Headman combo on my 86 300. I'm happy with the performance. My only complaint is that with the Headman header I have to pull the manifolds to change the starter. I've already had a starter go bad and had to be rescued, then changed the starter in a motel parking lot. For that reason ...
by SteveP
Fri May 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coil Mounting Bracket Change
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Coil Mounting Bracket Change

I have my coil upright in the same location. I just positioned the bracket on the coil and bolted it on.
by SteveP
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

Funny you should mention that. I was thinking of doing just that when I change the needle and seat.
by SteveP
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

FTF, I don't have any way to accurately measure the hole in the jets so I don't know if there's a difference. They have the same # so I assume they're the same. There is a difference though. The 50 jet is flat on the bottom and the 50F jet is not. https://fordsix.com/download/file.php?mode=view&...
by SteveP
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

I think the mismatched jets was the main problem with the float setting making it worse. I'm not sure the bleed passages were contributing to the problem at all.
by SteveP
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

I was finally able to work on my carb again so here's an update. I failed to mention in my OP that when I had the carb apart I found that the jets were mismatched. One jet was a 50F and the other was a 50, and it was slightly distorted from being overtightened. I replaced it with a 50F jet. At the t...
by SteveP
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

I'm running a stock engine driven pump.
The float is set at 1/2" below the top of the fuel bowl.
by SteveP
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 900

need help troubleshooting mc 2150

I read that the mc 2150 carb with variable air bleeds is a better carb than the ones with fixed air bleeds so I got one to try out. It's been giving me fits trying to get it to run right. On the highway it's great but when I stop it usually wants to die. Sometimes it will keep running. I have to fea...
by SteveP
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

That was the easiest engine swap I've ever done. I didn't even remove the hood.
by SteveP
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

I used a leveler to install mine. I used all four chains but it could be done with 2.
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by SteveP
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is there a commercially available windage tray?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Is there a commercially available windage tray?

No one makes a windage tray for the 300. Ishihara Johnson makes crank scrapers. I installed a set in mine.

https://www.crank-scrapers.com/Ford_straight_six.html

Here are a couple of pics I took during final fitting. They replace the pan gaskets.

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by SteveP
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what oil after rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: what oil after rebuild?

My long block shipped with Joe Gibbs breakin oil and instructions to run it for 50 miles. I then ran Havoline 10w40 and MC FL1A filter with 3000 mile change interval. After researching synthetic oil I started running Amsoil with their Ea filter at 25000 miles. They recommend 25,000 mile or 1 year ch...
by SteveP
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2930

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

Here is a pic of my setup. The cooler adapter is thermostatic. It starts to open at 160 and is fully open at 180. What you see is two separate pieces. The cooler adapter, and the 90 degree filter adapter. Excuse the 50,000 miles of road grime and the residue of a 400 mile trip with a leaking power s...
by SteveP
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2930

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

Using an oil cooler doesn't cool the engine. Engine temp is a function of the size of the radiator and the thermostat setting. I'm running a double row radiator with a 195 degree thermostat. As B RON CO said, the cooler protects the oil from thermal breakdown, theoretically extending its life, the s...
by SteveP
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2930

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

I'm using this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hda-205 with this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prm-691 and this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-6880-a50/overview/model/m I use the 90 degree adapter so I can fill the filter with oil before I install it. The filter is behind and cl...
by SteveP
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to find EGR Bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Trying to find EGR Bolt

I've found Fastenal to be an excellent source for bolts and nuts of all kinds.
by SteveP
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleaning lifters
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Cleaning lifters

You might try making up a batch of Ed's Red. http://frfrogspad.com/homemade.htm I use it for cleaning just about everything. When I use it and then put it back in the storage container (a steel can with metal lid) I strain it through a coffee filter. It can be used over and over and lasts a long time.
by SteveP
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

I use non hardening Permatex for "pipe dope" on threaded assemblies such as plumbing fittings for oil and water or bolts that have to be sealed, blue or black RTV for most applications, and red RTV for high temp applications.
You can get them at any auto parts store.
by SteveP
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

I've owned a bunch of vehicles with DSII ignitions and I learned a long time ago to carry a spare module. I've never had a distributor fail but I've had several modules die suddenly.
by SteveP
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The fine points of pointless (Duraspark) distributors
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

84Re: The fine points of pointless (Duraspark) distributors

I converted my 86 to DS2 with a dizzy and module for an 84 from Auto Zone and an American Autowire harness. The harness is kind of spendy but dead simple.
by SteveP
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 2793

Re: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment

Is this also an issue when using an Offy C intake with EFI manifolds on a carb head? Are the flanges the same thickness? I'm currently running a Hedman header mounted with grade 8 bolts and the original domed washers. When I switch to EFI manifolds will I still be able to use them? I don't mean to h...
by SteveP
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My bad starter adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: My bad starter adventure

The starter is wrapped with heat shield wrap from Summit.
by SteveP
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My bad starter adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

My bad starter adventure

When I put my new 300 in my truck I went with an Offy C intake and a Hedman dual exhaust header. The starter can only be changed if you remove the manifolds from the truck. My plan was to change the starter when it was 2 years old (this November). I use my truck for work and I'm currently working 15...
by SteveP
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2 barrel adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Best 2 barrel adapter

I'm running an Offy C with a MC 2150 carb using a TransDapt 2065 adapter.
by SteveP
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake change - now with pic
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Intake change

My setup is a 2150 carb w/1.21 venturis using a TransDapt 2065 adapter on an Offy C intake with Headman header, 2" pipes and Flowmaster mufflers.
Runs great, sounds sweet.
by SteveP
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fel Pro Lifter Side Cover Gasket For 300 4.9L
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Fel Pro Lifter Side Cover Gasket For 300 4.9L

The FelPro push rod cover set, which includes the gasket and grommets for the bolts, is PS 13809 C.
by SteveP
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How much info can the VIN tell me?
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: How much info can the VIN tell me?

You can find all the information about the rear axle on a tag attached to one of the cover bolts.
by SteveP
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low fuel pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Really low fuel pressure

I have an Offy C with a 2150 from National Carb with 1.21 venturis. It came with 50 jets. I bought a set of each 48, 49, 51, and 52 jets. It ran terrible with each of these and runs great with the 50s. I'm running a stock fuel pump (new from AZ when I installed the engine) with new 5/16 lines on min...
by SteveP
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Alternator requirements

As GP Grover commented, you may be pulling too many amps through the ignition switch and overheating something. I'm running my fans through relays directly off the battery through a fuse block. The main fan relay is controlled through an oil pressure switch so it runs whenever the engine is running ...
by SteveP
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Alternator requirements

Do you have a working voltmeter and/or ammeter so you can tell what the alternator is doing?
I'm running an electric fan full time with 2 smaller auxiliary electric fans on a stock 60 amp alternator with no problems. (DSII ignition)
by SteveP
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EEC-IV
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: EEC-IV

My 86 also says EEC IV on the sticker. IIRC 85 and 86 were the only years Ford used EEC IV with the feedback carburetor on the 4.9L engine.
EECIII was 81-83.
by SteveP
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EEC-IV
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: EEC-IV

I used a 84 DSII distributor, control module with blue tab, Taylor high energy coil and American Autowire harness. The harness is kinda spendy at $103 but it's dead simple to install and makes the ignition system independent of the rest of the wiring.
by SteveP
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Setting up my intake and carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Setting up my intake and carb

Reply to #5 Harte3, I have an opening in the radiator support that allows fresh air to flow past the header and take the heat out of the engine compartment below the truck. I also have an opening on the driver's side. There is a lot of fresh air flowing through my engine compartment. The header is a...
by SteveP
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Setting up my intake and carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Setting up my intake and carb

I put a heat plate on the bottom of my C manifold. I works great in cold weather but as the seasons changed and warmed up (central Mississippi, 90+ degrees) the manifold would get scorching hot and I was having a dieseling problem when I shut the motor off. Also I could hear fuel boiling in the carb...
by SteveP
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 600 cfm holley
Replies: 20
Views: 3216

Re: 600 cfm holley

I believe your problem stems from two conditions. First, the Offy C is not a dual plane manifold. It's a high speed manifold designed for 2500 -7000 rpm range. Second, you're badly overcarbed for a street application. Combine the two conditions and you're guaranteed to bog if you snap the throttle t...
by SteveP
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Questions on choosing the right Carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Questions on choosing the right Carb

My original plan was to run a Holley 2300 350cfm, but several people talked me out of it; claiming it was way too small. After watching some videos on rebuilding the Autolite 2100, I think I'll be hunting for one. Did they make one with a manual choke? The whole point of this vehicle is to go as an...
by SteveP
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Questions on choosing the right Carb
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Questions on choosing the right Carb

I'm running a 300 (reman from S&J) with an Offy C intake, Hedmann dual exhaust header - no cats, 2" pipes with Flowmaster mufflers, Elgin 1178P cam, ported and polished head with 3 angle valve grind in front of a C6 trans (soon to be swapped for a AOD) and 3.08 rear axle. When I was decidin...
by SteveP
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Confused by Clifford's
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: Confused by Clifford's

I'm running a 2150 on an Offy C. I use a Trans Dapt adapter from Jegs, part # 969-2065. I hope this helps.
by SteveP
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4.9L 300 Engine Color
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: 4.9L 300 Engine Color

I used VHT primer and VHT High Temperature Engine Enamel (SP 137 Ford Gray) on mine. It's very close to factory color and it's holding up well over time.
by SteveP
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thinking about a Remanned Long Block?
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Thinking about a Remanned Long Block?

I bought my 300 from S&J Engines. https://www.sandjengines.com/ They have a 7 year, 100,000 mile warranty. Check out their videos. Base price is $1475. I got mine balanced, head ported & polished, Elgin 1178-P cam. Three angle valve job is standard. 5 quarts of break-in oil included. $2500 d...
by SteveP
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake/Exhaust Manifold studs
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Intake/Exhaust Manifold studs

I have an Offy C with a Hedmann header on my 300. I took one of the original mounting bolts to Fastenal and matched it up with grade 8 bolts. I painted the bolts and the original thick washers with clear manifold paint. I''ve had no problems and they haven't rusted.
by SteveP
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Towing capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Re: Towing capacity

I have a 86 F150 SWB with a 300 (cam, ported & polished head, Offy intake with 2150 carb, Hedman header, dual exhaust, DSII ignition), C6 trans, 3.08 axle. Today I towed a 85 F150 LWB on a 16 foot trailer. I had to go up some fairly steep hills with it. I was in no hurry and never tried to get a...
by SteveP
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: bigger fuel tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

bigger fuel tank

I have an 86 F150 short wheel base with dual tanks. It only has the front tank in it and it's badly rusted so I'm going to replace it, as well as install a rear tank. I want to go from a 16 gallon front tank to a 19 gallon tank. LMC, Summit, etc. show the 16 gallon tank as being for short beds and t...
by SteveP
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone run Clifford performance shorty headers?
Replies: 14
Views: 3631

Re: Anyone run Clifford performance shorty headers?

On the heat issue with headers, I would think using exhaust wrap on the headers would insulate them quite well and avoid some of the excess heat in the engine bay and associated carb issues F-250 Restorer mentions. I have not tried using the wrap on an exhaust system but I recently used it on a ver...
by SteveP
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why the Offy 'C' manifold shortage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Why the Offy 'C' manifold shortage?

When I ordered mine in June it was listed as "ships in December". About a week later it suddenly went to "ships next day" and I had it in my hands in 3 days.