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by Wesman07
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 98
Views: 5148

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

Yikes! How did you form the tube to meet the rectangle exhaust ports?
by Wesman07
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 98
Views: 5148

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

I don’t remember who’s motor this is, but look at the motor mounts

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by Wesman07
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Custom intake manifold
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Custom intake manifold

X2 you can not beat that set up.

Pmuller9, what are your thoughts on split plenum vs single?
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine starts up at very high idle
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Engine starts up at very high idle

Cpbean818

I think you miss read Mechrick. I believe he is saying that going higher than 10 degrees will cause the problem you are having.

How high is it going?
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

97heavyduty Your on the right track with your thinking, your only missing one part. I wanted you to pull the plugs so you could verify the cylinder one misfire and isolate spark and fuel. Now you know you had a spark issue and it was most likely only on cylinder one. This could very well be the reas...
by Wesman07
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Mercury marine 165hp six
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Mercury marine 165hp six

My wife just got the crazy idea to buy a 40’ house boat. All I know is it has twin 165hp mercury six’s in it. The boat is from 1977. I believe it’s a 250 CI?

Does anyone else know more about these motors?
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fail Tales, tall tales, lies, and blatant misrepresentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Fail Tales, tall tales, lies, and blatant misrepresentation.

I once installed a distributor 180 degrees out and it took me twice as long to find it as it took to put the motor in. :bang: And on a separate occasion, my father strategically placed a single bolt on my work bench after a engine rebuild. He watched me sweat bullets over a beer before telling me. W...
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

Don’t throw any money at it until you find out what isn’t working correctly. The art of diagnostics is all about systematically narrowing down the possibilities by knocking off big chunks at a time. An old mechanic taught me to start with the basics. Your motor needs four things to run, air, fuel, s...
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

I believe the truck is MAF because it is a 96
by Wesman07
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 116
Views: 16812

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

Copper?
by Wesman07
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP upgrades = sheared u joint
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: HP upgrades = sheared u joint

I turned a rear drive shaft into a Twizzler once and had to limp home with just the front driveshaft. Three hours down the north east extension of the turn pike fully loaded with bikes, camping gear and a posi front end. That was not fun.... but I made it.
by Wesman07
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

Good advice. It could be a cracked injector. That would show up more under load.

Can you do the tube test with your injectors? I don’t think I can with mine.

Your idle is still high. Any more codes or corks pop up?
by Wesman07
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP upgrades = sheared u joint
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: HP upgrades = sheared u joint

I prefer my weak link to be the drive shaft or u joint. Not only is it the more reasonably cost parts, but it’s the easiest to get to.
by Wesman07
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

So the IAC overspend code could correspond with the misfire at idle. Basically its saying that too much air is coming in. Just like you were thinking. The PCV hose and or valve could be your problem. Check the valve function and the hose for leaks. It’s a one way valve that only lets a small amount ...
by Wesman07
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

Wesman07 I will swap out the throttle bodies to see if I can get any new results. I do know that I had to drill out one of the holes in my 4.9 tps to get it to fit the 5.8 tb. It worked well so I figured I was good. Curiosity sakes, why do the bigger throttle body if nothing is gained? The throttle...
by Wesman07
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?p=615617#p615617 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?p=607029#p607029 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?p=605254#p605254 I finally peeked at the PCM in my '88, when I was chasing a strange random rough running condition that ended up being a blown fuel pressure regul...
by Wesman07
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

pmuller9 wrote:
97HeavyDuty wrote:pmuller9 what do you mean leaking capacitor?

The electrolytic capacitors on the main circuit board for the engine control computer can leak and cause different malfunctions to occur.


They look like little water towers
by Wesman07
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!
Replies: 27
Views: 948

Re: 1996 modded rebuild troubles!

The first thing I would suggest is going back to the stock throttle body. The lager throttle body will just give you drive ability issues, no performance gained... but I don’t think that’s your main problem. Could the headers have fried the O2 harness? And as Pmuller9 has suggested, checking the com...
by Wesman07
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Extrude Hone for 300/4.9L engines
Replies: 21
Views: 831

Re: Extrude Hone for 300/4.9L engines

What are your build intentions?
by Wesman07
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: drivelines
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: drivelines

The front axle shafts would benefit the most from a CV joint. It would make tight turns in 4x4 much nicer and easier on all the other parts.
by Wesman07
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Exhaust.
Replies: 23
Views: 911

Re: Best Exhaust.

The engine simulation program I use shows exactly what your saying. I can not remember if the gains are as significant with a stock head.
by Wesman07
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 116
Views: 16812

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

Awesome. Keep me coming. It’s rare to see “do it yourself” and “do it right” at the same time
by Wesman07
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting porosity
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Casting porosity

Please post your results! It could help someone else out and I’m interested in what you find.
by Wesman07
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting porosity
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Casting porosity

That would make me nervous. If you have another head available, you could compare the density. Weight it and check the water displacement.
by Wesman07
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad fuel pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Bad fuel pump?

I’d start with fuel pressure and work back. Test one thing at a time and watch the gauge. All of what is mentioned is possible.
by Wesman07
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gapless rings
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Gapless rings

Pmuller9, Why does BWE only sell a gapless ring for the second groove? Doesn’t the top ring see the most expansion?
by Wesman07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gapless rings
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Gapless rings

pmuller9 wrote:The design eliminates the problem with ring gaps lining up.


That was my next question. In theory it shouldn’t matter...

Is longevity increased because there is no gap to open up as the rings wear?
by Wesman07
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gapless rings
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Gapless rings

Why do you think the gapless ring design would cause them to rotate?
by Wesman07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 191
Views: 21423

Re: Tractor Puller

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:RE: Tread grinding
Has anybody rigged up a chainsaw-like device and a fixture to do it easier?


I like your thinking 8)

Power planner could be the ticket
by Wesman07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1995 f150 4.9
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: 1995 f150 4.9

You did all that work before it started to run bad?
by Wesman07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 191
Views: 21423

Re: Tractor Puller

So you reduce bite to get your Rpms up at the launch... getting you into the power band right from the get go. Is that the technique?
by Wesman07
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 191
Views: 21423

Re: Tractor Puller

Are you grinding the lugs down because they rip off at full height?
by Wesman07
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 191
Views: 21423

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: 541

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: 191
Views: 21423

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: 5658

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: 5658

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: 472
Views: 60530

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 21873

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: 9280

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: 21873

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: 1192

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...

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