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by hucklburry
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 8204

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

I appreciate it!
by hucklburry
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 8204

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

Jimmy, I need to do something similar for my clutch linkages, I've been staring at my block (had to drill and tap my block to bolt the bracket too) trying to see a different way and I don't. Is that arm you built that angles up to the other bolt on the block substantial enough? Any flex or anything?...
by hucklburry
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: dead-soft header gasket - might have some made
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: dead-soft header gasket - might have some made

I am looking at remflex's web page, can this be cut by hand? The pricing is similar to dead soft aluminum for material, I hadn't heard of this material before but thats not a surprise. I don't see one listed for a crossflow head on Ebay for a 4.1l, I don't know of a US product that fits maybe there ...
by hucklburry
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: dead-soft header gasket - might have some made
Replies: 3
Views: 581

dead-soft header gasket - might have some made

I might be having a dead-soft aluminum (or copper) header gasket made, for my 250 crossflow with a header. If I do, its just as easy to have a quantity made vs 1, so I was gauging interest in case I should have more than one made. There isn't an Aussie only classifieds, so I apologize if this isn't ...
by hucklburry
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Where to find 250 Crossflow bellhousing spacer plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Where to find 250 Crossflow bellhousing spacer plate?

When I saw "CNC Dude" replied, I was thinking maybe that you cut them out and sold them, I was wrong... I did some searched, and it seems more important for an auto trans and clearance for flex plate maybe? It doesn't seem to be a big deal for a manual trans - which is what I am using. I a...
by hucklburry
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Where to find 250 Crossflow bellhousing spacer plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Where to find 250 Crossflow bellhousing spacer plate?

I might just fab my own, unless someone knows where I can find one for a 76DA block, for manual trans? Its the seperator plate, thin sheet metal between block and bellhousing. Thank you!
by hucklburry
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 Oil Pan Gaskets in the US - info
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Crossflow 250 Oil Pan Gaskets in the US - info

While going down the rabbit hole, and getting parts for this crossflow and another vehicle, I found something that maybe some knew but I didn't see it anywhere with a search. I was going to cut my own oil pan gasket, but the cork gasket from a Ford 1966 Bronco with a 170 fits on the sides, except on...
by hucklburry
Sun May 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate

Dan, It was a good thing I pulled the rear main, it was a 2 piece seal, installed a little different than everything I've read, but it got nicked up. The pin was still in. I used a nice fel pro 2 piece, pulled the pin, and installed 3/8" offset from the bearing cap, with a dab of sealant in the...
by hucklburry
Fri May 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate

When I got this, the dip stick seems short. I had one from a US 250 that seemed right. I found three pieces of the short one in the oil pan, that total length is the same as the US 250. I am trying to figure out how it did it, maybe it needs bent to miss the counter balance weight on the crank? http...
by hucklburry
Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate

So here are some pics of the crank, it has 8 weights, and looks factory, with some holes drilled for balancing, I don't see enough gone to think its changed to external balance. - Note part of dipstick found in one pic, more later on that: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x307/hucklburry/IMG_3856_...
by hucklburry
Wed May 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate

Since I will have the pan off to replace the rear main seal, I will be looking at the crank pretty good and see if it looks stock or has had work done to it - that would be the only way it would be externally balanced now I think. Pics to follow....
by hucklburry
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate

Dan, I was able to talk to him, and he thinks that was the flex plate that came with it. But really, it could have gotten lost at the machine shop and this one put on, who knows, right? Or it could have been the wrong one that came with it from Australia. I might pull the front pulley and have them ...
by hucklburry
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Externally balanced crossflow 250? Question on flexplate - now epic journey through the crossflow

This flexplate came off a rebuilt 76da block, I was told it's the flex plate that was on it when it arrived in the states prior to rebuild. I pulled it off in preparation of installing a zero balance flywheel, but this doesn't look like a zero balance flex to me. It might be off a 82 falcon?? I'm no...
by hucklburry
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel

I don't pay attention to the names when I did my research, so you are in the clear! My amazon flywheel showed up with the box I wanted, but the flywheel inside was not correct. I wonder if someone swapped it out on them, and they don't know. Nice thing is free returns, no hassle, so I am only out th...
by hucklburry
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel for a 250 - sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Flywheel for a 250 - sources?

I did a lot of searching for a part# of what would work, and found some bad info along the way, so I'm posting this for future reference: The goal is to find a flywheel: 157 tooth to match the bellhousing and starter 6 bolts at the crank - sames as 302/351 for mounting (and the 300 six) Internally o...
by hucklburry
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel

Yes and there is bad advice out there, in my searches some said to get a 300 flywheel, but those are 164 tooth and wont work with my bellhousing and I'm pretty sure most or all US250 bellhousings. I'll post it on my question in that forum too.
by hucklburry
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel

I found a PRW 1628982 SFI-Rated 25 lbs. 157 Teeth Billet Steel Flywheel for Ford 302 5.0L 1980-95 50 Normally they are around $229-$259, I found one marked as "used - new condition, packaging damaged" - like a store return or something for $135 shipped so I ordered it. It is a 157 tooth an...
by hucklburry
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel

I found one for $185 shipped, which isn't so bad, I missed a nice mcleod that sold while I was checking the clutch sizes it would accept. So are you saying a 10" clutch wont fit? I am not trying to over-clutch it, I am just trying to find something reasonably priced, and it would be VERY easy t...
by hucklburry
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Crossflow 250 - bell fit a bigger clutch? Sourcing flywheel

So I have a 76DA Block and later aluminum headed 250, and I am trying to find a flywheel, which is sort of a PITA, if I am right that I should be looking for a 10" clutch to fit inside this manual bell housing. Will a 10.4" clutch fit in the bell? That would make the flywheel easier to get...
by hucklburry
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel for a 250 - sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Flywheel for a 250 - sources?

I swear I used those search terms, but you found some better deals than I did, Thank you. I'm confirming with them that they fit a 10" clutch (the various holes look like it will to me) and I will order one or the other - kinda prefer the zero balance no bolted weight one even though its a litt...
by hucklburry
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel for a 250 - sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Flywheel for a 250 - sources?

I guess I was expecting to find a stock $80-$100 flywheel, and that isn't the case anymore. I need to get a flywheel for a 250, and a 302 would fit but I need: 157 tooth 10" clutch Zero balance/internal balance It is hard to find all that in one, the best I've found is probably $228 or $248 for...
by hucklburry
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Crossflow in an early Bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Crossflow in an early Bronco?

OH, and regarding fuel inject, there are multiple ways to do it, but with the fitech and other stand alone systems out nowadays, its all pretty easy. For my 69 Bronco, I stayed with Ford fuel injection on a small block V8 for ease of parts availability and it works well, but if you want to inject so...
by hucklburry
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Crossflow in an early Bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Crossflow in an early Bronco?

Thanks Dan, didn't hit any rain, she is safely tucked into the garage that I need to finish re-arranging before I start pulling engines. Regarding the 300, I have a friend putting one in. I haven't researched them, but my friend was notching the front frame crossmember under the engine for it to fit...
by hucklburry
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Crossflow in an early Bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Crossflow in an early Bronco?

I will keep that in mind, thank you. This bronco is a grocery getter, not a wheeler, so it doesn't need the articulation that would drive the front axle up that far, I don't think. Its something I will have to see once its mocked up and decide from there, its nice to have options!
by hucklburry
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Crossflow in an early Bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Crossflow in an early Bronco?

I have been searching, has anyone actually installed an aussie block with crossflow head in an Early Bronco? I am heading that direction, and don't see where it has been done. I am not scared, just wondering, particularly about the exhaust, do the "extractor" headers fit ok or use the mani...
by hucklburry
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: newly machined '69 250/4.1
Replies: 26
Views: 2124

Re: newly machined '69 250/4.1

Chad,

Yeah I'm not on CB alot, more so since I got this 6 as its new to me, learn more here than there, I know what your saying. I like my 6, but probably because I have a toy 8 too. Its expensive feeding two of them....
by hucklburry
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: newly machined '69 250/4.1
Replies: 26
Views: 2124

Re: newly machined '69 250/4.1

Chad,

Here you go, its on this site

archive/www.classicinlines.com/Home.html
by hucklburry
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: SpeedDaddy Header
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: SpeedDaddy Header

So was it ever checked on a 250? I have a 66 Bronco that is getting head work and was thinking about putting on a header, but I have a 250 that may end up on the bronco in a few years, I'd rather buy one header, not 2. I looked around speed daddy's sight, they show the same part # header for a 250 i...
by hucklburry
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Nv3550

But the original poster is looking for a trans for a daily driver with a 200. And he is talking about a NV3550, not the 45, I think the mazda would last forever onces those plugs are changed. I might do one behind a 250 in my 66, I just missed one for $250. I'd just rather do that than mess with an ...
by hucklburry
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Nv3550

"...Mazda trans…" M5OD (1988 +) is not recommended for harder core off rd use by moders for the 300 or other 4WD Fords. ' Don't get the r1, from a ranger, or bronco II. If you get one from behind a V8, the R2 version, I don't know of anyone who installed it that was unhappy. There are som...
by hucklburry
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Nv3550

If you have the V8 bell housing pattern (250 and those low mount 200), a Mazda trans from a manual F-150 with 302/351 would work as well. The ZF adapter kit fits, and Ford put these behind 4.6L engines in the F150 (I had one in a 1997 F-150). Its a fine trans and would hold up just fine behind a 6, ...
by hucklburry
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: vacuum line
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: vacume line

He's talking about the hard line. Well my carb to distributor line is rubber. I have a 90* metal elbow on the carb that is about 3" long, goes to rubber, to the vacuum advance on the distributor nipple. 66 Bronco with 170. I do have a hard line from the intake manifold to my fuel pump - its a ...
by hucklburry
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: vacuum line
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: vacume line

I just took the old hose with me and they matched it up, purchase by the foot. Any box store should be able to do that.
by hucklburry
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrod for a 66 170
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Re: Pushrod for a 66 170

Well I don't know what I am going to do now. The engine was advertised as a 200, which was pretty standard in a 1980 Fairmont, and low mount started (what I want to run a newer 5 speed). Turns out this was a Fairmont wagon, and a beauty with 60k miles (he is swapping in a V8) and the block is a 250 ...
by hucklburry
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrod for a 66 170
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Re: Pushrod for a 66 170

I've been in Broncos since 1992, I had a 72, I have a 69 Bronco that I have sitting next to it a 92 Mustang engine, explorer heads/intake, ZF and Dana 20 adapter, its lifted on 34s and is uncut. That is my toy, I want to find a 351 roller block for it, it has a detroit in the rear and a trutrac in t...
by hucklburry
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrod for a 66 170
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Re: Pushrod for a 66 170

Well the valves have gotten a little better, and I have been working on my boat more for an upcoming trip. I found a 1980 200 from a fairmont that I might get, pretty cheap, with trans. Low mount starter, so it would have the 4 of 6 bolts line up for a more modern 5 speed (into a 66 bronco, maybe th...
by hucklburry
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrod for a 66 170
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Re: Pushrod for a 66 170

I ordered the pushrods and the book from Vintage, it went very smoothly. After spending some time with it, looks like 3 valves were sort of stuck, one is free now. The other two go down with effort, and take quite a while to return back to closed. I have them soaking, but wondering if maybe they are...
by hucklburry
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: what about a v6(just wondering)
Replies: 16
Views: 2140

Re: what about a v6(just wondering)

If I was to go through the effort, I would put in an ecoboost. I see the effort as similar, although cost would be more for the engines/trans overall. It wont be long until there are 5.0 coyote and ecoboost engines in the upullit yards. It will be interesting to see how people will be using those tu...
by hucklburry
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrod for a 66 170
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Pushrod for a 66 170

First post, love this site, Thank you. I have a 66 Bronco, I believe it is the original engine, 170. It sat for 10 years, I have it running, but had a ticking noise under the valve cover, pulled the cover, and found #2 cylinder and #5 each had 1 pushrod not in the rocker arm, they were laying over t...