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by Wesman07
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 157
Views: 15206

Re: Tractor Puller

Wow.... I feel like a fish who just saw that shinny spinning lure pass by.
by Wesman07
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this hp/ torque curve correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Is this hp/ torque curve correct?

That looks like a 300 curve. Wouldn’t the 240 have peaks further up the rpm range?
by Wesman07
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 157
Views: 15206

Re: Tractor Puller

Take a look at Comp conical single spring 7228-12 with retainer 787-12 It would have to be installed at 1.800" Pricey but will hold it's spring rate a lot longer than the straight wound springs. The reduced spring and retainer mass will help with high rpm valve train stability. I’ve wondered w...
by Wesman07
Thu May 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 39
Views: 3622

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

Your last two posts has sparked so many questions. I am doing my best to limit them and do as much reading on the topic as possible. Multiple study’s have shown very large temperature differences around the valve seat, which proves the spring is a very effective heat sink. The spring needs to rotate...
by Wesman07
Mon May 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 39
Views: 3622

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

FTF,

Can you elaborate on this a little more? It’s the first I’ve heard of this.

If I’m getting this right, the trick is to remove the rotator (what the spring rotates on) because it breaks under high rpm use?
by Wesman07
Thu May 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

As you know from Bruce’s last post, some of the important work relations fell through as they could not hold up to their commitments. New and more promising connections have been made, some through long time friends of Bruce. The program is back on course.... but because these are both new and promi...
by Wesman07
Thu May 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Now that your carb is tuned. Do you like the 220 duration cam for your set up?
by Wesman07
Thu May 09, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

When those wheel bearings fail on big trucks, they fail fast and without warning. I have almost doubled the life of my wheel bearing by switching to Lucas marine wheel bearing grease from their red and tacky. It doesn’t look like grease wash out was the problem though. Even with a Dana 60 and 35s I ...
by Wesman07
Sat May 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I like your fan trick fordman75
by Wesman07
Sat May 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

My motor will run hot if I’m working it and not moving. The electric fan will kicks on at about 200 degrees. It’s only boiled over a few times though. I have heard that a high flow water pump can cause over heating issues in this situation. The theory is, it moves the water through the radiator too ...
by Wesman07
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Sounds like an awesome trip! The adventures of getting there will be just as fun as Moab itself. Some of the best people I know I met when I was stranded in the middle of no where.
by Wesman07
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Nice work! Sounds like you have the clutch issue solved. For future reference, I put the plate on the outside of the cab because there was more room to work with.

Your truck sounds great! do you have noticeably less power below 2k?
by Wesman07
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

All it takes is a small crack between the master and the mounting bolt to cause the issue your describing. The problem is the flex in the fire wall acts as a spring and soaks up the clutch throw no matter how you adjust it. You just need is something to spread the load like a piece of plate steel, n...
by Wesman07
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I cant get the clutch adjusted right either. Haven't checked visually, but it's not fully engaging. Hydraulic system is fully bled. The slave seems to not be extending enough, and collapses too far if I push the clutch fork forwards. Have someone function the clutch pedal while you watch the slave ...
by Wesman07
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: compression
Replies: 158
Views: 6004

Re: compression

I see. One of my job assignments was working with a Ford ring supplier to determine minimum end gaps. The supplier supplied the rings. Our lab built a bluprinted engine with a starting point gap - .014" as I remember. Now the test for ring gaps was brutal. The engine was put into an environmen...
by Wesman07
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15831

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

sticky float? Or incorrect height adjustment?
by Wesman07
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting ICM
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Need Help Troubleshooting ICM

I recommend going back to basics. When I get stumped on a strange electrical problem like this, I will walk away from it for a while to clear my head. It's amazing how the mind will get stuck in a diagnostic rut. Then I'll research the system to find out exactly how it functions. Great advice! I se...
by Wesman07
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clutch Options
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Clutch Options

Good point FTF. I had a similar clutch issue, where every 11” clutch Id try would have a heavy chatter within a few thousand miles. New fly wheels, resurfacing new flywheels, nothing would help. Until I tried the Brog Warner 11” clutch, which also had a significantly lighter pedal. Is it possible th...
by Wesman07
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

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

To my knowledge that is the only factory pick point. I’ve heard of people adding a second point off the head, but never seen it. I can only assume the intake manifold would need to be removed, and I still don’t know if it’s “recommended”.

What is vehicle is it? How tight is your engine bay?
by Wesman07
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dual Sync Distributors
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Dual Sync Distributors

I believe the Holley Hp can decode the PIP signal. Who makes the most accurate TFI distributor? When does this inaccuracy become an issue? I'd like to keep my system as simple as possible, so adding EDIS is probably not for me. Adding a 36-1 crank trigger from Holley is about $450.... which I cant j...
by Wesman07
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dual Sync Distributors
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Dual Sync Distributors

Does anyone make distributor that has crank and cam sensing capabilities that fits our inlines? The Holley dual sync distributor/ hp combo just sounds like the most reasonable and reliable way to run sequential fuel injection.
by Wesman07
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 2770

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

Cool build!

Do you have the special factory low rpm tachometer in it? It took me years to find a 4,500 rpm tach out of an F series.

Also, do you know what tire diameter you will be running??
by Wesman07
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New owner of a 1987 F-150, looking for some advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: New owner of a 1987 F-150, looking for some advice.

FTF brings up some very good points. The factory EFI system should handle up to 170hp.
by Wesman07
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motor mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Motor mounts

Autofab is the only company making what your looking for. I purchased a set a few years ago and they are very nice. I put these to the test many times and they are holding up great. You will feel a little more vibration, but not a significant amount. https://autofab.com/i-9621949-80-96-ford-truck-30...
by Wesman07
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 267
Views: 42902

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

Yep, I think that was the same info I saw
by Wesman07
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 267
Views: 42902

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

I saw them over on the ford-trucks site a few years ago. It was about 10 -15 cfm more, but I forget where in the lift range. I’ll try to dig them up.
by Wesman07
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 157
Views: 15206

Re: Tractor Puller

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:
Lunatic Fringe wrote:Lol, FTF, you must be psychic.

I've never told I was psychic but a couple of old girlfriends accused me of being psychotic.


Lol that’s funny. In your defense, the only difference between the two is if the other party believes what you are saying
by Wesman07
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

When will the motor with the first Jr head be up and running?
by Wesman07
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 39
Views: 3622

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

Here is the list of available cams. If you go about halfway down you will see all of the valve events are listed which are needed for calculating things like DCR. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69462&hilit=camshaft#p532392 This is a tough subject because you can’t always do what som...
by Wesman07
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam behavior 240 vs 300
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Cam behavior 240 vs 300

FTF has said that the 240 will have a H.P. peak 1,000 rpm higher than the 300 with the same cam.
by Wesman07
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI swap
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: EFI swap

It is most likely caused by driving with broken motor mounts. I don’t see another way for that to happen other than getting T boned, or tristing your driveshaft into a pretzel

Check your chassis to see if it’s racked out of square.
by Wesman07
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI swap
Replies: 27
Views: 2617

Re: EFI swap

I used to break motor mounts all the time. It was a miricle if a set lasted a year. These autofab mounts are a bit pricey, but work very well. The vibration is not bad at all either.

https://autofab.com/i-9621949-80-96-for ... ounts.html
by Wesman07
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Factory rocker arm system improvement idea
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Factory rocker arm system improvement idea

Your paying for a head that flows better. It flows better the higher you lift the valve up till .600”. Why not get it into the .5”s? These rockers could be a bolt on option. I’ve read that actual lift is closer to 1.65. http://www.compperformancegroupstores.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Sto...
by Wesman07
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep

It always amazes me what gets past the prototype phase. That just sounds like a horrible idea. I could only assume super low production costs was the goal. In my experience these cylinder coatings have lowered operating costs. It is not uncommon to see the coating last 300 running hour or more. I us...
by Wesman07
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Oh boy.... the inline tornado looks like a comeback for jeep

They mention an aluminum block with no iron cylinder liners. Seems like Chevy Vega tried that. Hope its better than theirs was. I have wondered about this. All the big off road motorcycle manufacturers have been doing this since the late 90s with great success. The cylinder walls have a coating cal...
by Wesman07
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Good question. The answer is not quite that simple. Cam selection and max rpms are also factors
by Wesman07
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

The short answer is too much for most people, unless we can count on a large quantity. I think we are pretty far from that number as of now.. but who knows, these heads might appeal to a whole new demographic of people.
by Wesman07
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

I’ve seen where just two 5.3 LS heads were put together. With the smaller chamber of the 5.3, the fabricator centered cylinders 2&5 and said the rest of the chambers aligned well enough. Using a head with larger chambers and larger valves, the .080" difference in bore spacing requires a 3 ...
by Wesman07
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300/4.9L "reduced overlap" camshaft listed in 1982 Ford Light Truck Facts literature.
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: 300/4.9L "reduced overlap" camshaft listed in 1982 Ford Light Truck Facts literature.

It’s also strange that the trucks under 8,500 pounds shows an 8.9:1 compression ratio. I wouldn’t think it would be possible to raise the compression and shorten the seat to seat valve timing.
by Wesman07
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 53
Views: 3884

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

Pmuller9 is one of the best teachers I know. All of this was over my head too just a few months ago.

I’m curious about jobbers and the forged crank. I know of a big vender selling “forged” cranks, that apparently are not forged at all.
by Wesman07
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 53
Views: 3884

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

Thanks for the explanation, that changes the way I have been thinking. Matchbox is extremely helpful.

So Intake temps are a factor of PV=NRT, turbine efficiency, and inter cooling. How do you figure combustion temperature?

Sorry for hijacking. That will be my last question.
by Wesman07
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 53
Views: 3884

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

Is there a rule for the relation of dynamic compression and boost?
by Wesman07
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 53
Views: 3884

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

I am also interested in this. I have been playing with a desktop dyno on a similar build. Pmuller9: I have a stock efi motor with an advanced cam and must say the dynamic compression is very high for a 5,000lb truck. Loaded at 6,000lbs I need to up the fuel octane to 89 or higher. Without a knock se...
by Wesman07
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Searching for Builds / Combos
Replies: 46
Views: 3458

Re: Searching for Builds / Combos

Superbum: Your friends dyno has to be wildly out of calibration or there was some serious user error. 1) It is not likely to pass 200ft/lb @ 1,000 rpm with a cam that size and short intake runners. 150ft/lbs maybe... 2)You would break 150 hp if you hit 400 ft/lbs almost anywhere in the power band. A...
by Wesman07
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Searching for Builds / Combos
Replies: 46
Views: 3458

Re: Searching for Builds / Combos

There are a few things that do not add up with those numbers. Are you sure the guy running the dyno knew what he was doing?
by Wesman07
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Every once in a while someone will ask “ how much can I deck the head?” Well fellas here is your answer. Bruce measured an average and fairly consistent deck thickness of .370” Also note the powered metal rod that did not hold up to the turbo charged 600hp. https://fordsix.com/img/_data/i/upload/201...
by Wesman07
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 267
Views: 42902

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

Do you think it’s possible your running lean after 3,000 rpm? That hp curve looks like it’s leveling off a bit early.

How is your cam set?
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 267
Views: 42902

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

I am really happy you posted this. I purchased engine anaylizer plus about six months ago. I have been working on the stock motor specs for a solid baseline, but could never get the curves quite right. The peak torque always showed just a hair over 300 @ 2200 and peak horse power of 150 @3200-3400 a...
by Wesman07
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 444
Views: 45854

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

WorldChampGramp wrote:Wesman07:

This is as Stickey as I can get. BTW It’s not nice to refer to Gramps as an SA, Rule # 1 respect your elders. :fume:


My apologies Bruce. I assure you I meant no disrespect. I respect and admire elders who have a bit of “zing” to them.

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