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by michael_cini
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250-2v engine removal points?
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: 250-2v engine removal points?

thanks guys. i don't want to remove the head in car, so, using a bellhousing bolt is a good idea. i was also thinking of removing one of the head bolts near back of head on passenger side and get a longer grade 8 bolt to hook the chain to.
by michael_cini
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250-2v engine removal points?
Replies: 4
Views: 874

250-2v engine removal points?

I have everything ready to remove engine and tranny together. I have the lifting bracket on front drivers side to lift from, but no bracket in back. I have the intake off of my OZ 250-2v head. Is it safe to use the intake bolt holes at rear passenger side to lift the engine? I sure would hate to bre...
by michael_cini
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: baggin' the waggin phase 1 (rear)
Replies: 132
Views: 28197

Re: baggin' the waggin phase 1 (rear)

wow, the trailer looks great! i saw it last year when it was nearly done, but wow, that is a crazy amount of work you did, and it's all top notch. congrats!
by michael_cini
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

hey! good to hear from you. i replied to your post on tffn and sent you a pm, but hadn't heard back from you. but you answered my question with your reply here. i wanted to know how your car runs now. let me know when you run it. Phoenix transmissions? The one in Weatherford, TX? FalconSedanDelivery...
by michael_cini
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

yeah. i know that the cam should have been degree'd, but there was no way to do it, except to modify it. it still seems i need another converter.

FalconSedanDelivery wrote:I have to disagree with Mike ( on the converter ) although you should ALWAYS Degree in an Aftermarket cam,
by michael_cini
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

i contacted mike from classic inlines today by email. he said i do not need a new torque converter, but asked if i had the cam degreed when i installed it. i told him no, the cam was installed straight up. as many of you know, there is not no chain set with multiple keyways for the 250. could NOT de...
by michael_cini
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: older valve cover - different size PCV?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: older valve cover - different size PCV?

thanks for the explanation. knowing all of the details never hurts!
by michael_cini
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: older valve cover - different size PCV?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: older valve cover - different size PCV?

umm.....never mind I figured it out. went to the autoparts store and found the PCV grommet.
by michael_cini
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: older valve cover - different size PCV?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

older valve cover - different size PCV?

I put an older valve cover on my engine. the one with the oil fill towards the front of the engine and the PCV opening closer to the firewall. I noticed that the PCV valve opening is bigger. Is there some sort of grommet or is the PCV bigger, or??? Also, do I need to run a line to the air filter or ...
by michael_cini
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Swapping C4 to AOD
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Swapping C4 to AOD

nice, i would love to have that setup in my ford!
by michael_cini
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

Gene Fiore (post earlier in thread) has a 250 with C4 and he has a 2800, he said it works fine. Just curious, what is the stall speed in the stock one? i think you should get one with a lower stall than that if it is going to be a street car, think about when you backing up, the rpm would have to bu...
by michael_cini
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: help on engine buld
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: help on engine buld

what's an engine buld :wink:
by michael_cini
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

thanks for the explanation. how do i make sure i don't have a vacuum leak? 8) when the throttle plate is open enough, you can get a decent idle with no load on the engine, because at that point the vacuum leak isnt affecting anything except that you need to open the throttle up enough to get the eng...
by michael_cini
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

how would this effect idle quality in gear and not in park. wouldn't it effect both? Gonna go out on a limb here but have you checked the vacum modulator on the trans?? I was having idleling issues and such with my old truck (300-C-6) a friend help diagnose the problem swapping out the modulator sol...
by michael_cini
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

how would this effect idle quality in gear and not in park. wouldn't it effect both? 8) i will say this, before you go to the expense of installing a new torque converter, make sure you dont have any vacuum leaks that are causing you to have to run a higher idle speed. also make sure the carb is not...
by michael_cini
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

what is the stall speed for the stock C4 that comes with my '75 250?
by michael_cini
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

thanks for the info gene. i took a looks at the roadrunner website, and strangely enough, they do not have a c4 converter listed. just aod's. http://www.roadrunnerconverters.com/ford.htm I personally wouldn't use a used converter...new ones are not that expensive. I am using a 2800 stall from Roadru...
by michael_cini
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

yeah, sure, wouldn't i love to...but many of us do not have the $$$ to do that.

kevinl1058 wrote:Image
Just go with air ride.. you'll love the handling and adjustability.. best of all the stance at shows..
by michael_cini
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

that is a good question, i was going to ask too, but you answered it. the 250 takes a v8 type converter, good. any suggestions on where to get one? is it advisable to get a used converter? what all is involved in changing converter? I assume in order to change the converter, i would need to disconne...
by michael_cini
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

yes, i cut from I6 springs. i have never heard of using later V8's then cutting. why does the car handle better lower with the V8's? did you cut your 6 cylinder front springs or use V8 front springs from later falcon . by using later V8 front springs and lowering them you will get your car lower , c...
by michael_cini
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

i have granada disc spindles on my front end. can they be used with this setup?

choppmyride wrote:A drop stub axle is a replacement stub axle which has the axle moved up 2" which lowers your car by 2" and if you have springs which are lowered 2" then your car is lowered total of 4"
by michael_cini
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

no, what is a drop studaxle? i have a aftermarket chrome air cleaner element on the car now. thanks for tip, but i like chrome better :D Hi Michael do you have drop studaxles to suit Falcon over your way, I can supply if you dont, your carwith 250 2V with no air cleaner , do you want a new repro ori...
by michael_cini
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

in my falcon i took out one leaf and put in 2" blocks, i think. it was a couple of years ago. in front cut springs approx 1.5." the stance is good, but it does not handle bumps well. shorter shocks makes sense. i guess i could find a shock with shorter travel, right? Will have to check my ...
by michael_cini
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: What stall converter do I need?

thanks for the tip. i have done this, and it idles better, but never as good as it does in park. and then when it is in park the idle races. isn't switching the stall converter the correct fix? 8) start by setting the timing and carb with the trans in drive, as per factory requirement. it sounds lik...
by michael_cini
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What stall converter do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

What stall converter do I need?

I have a '75 250 engine with OZ head and 350 Holley. I have a Clay Smith 264/274 110 lobe center cam with C4 tranny. The car does not idle well, I adjust the carb and timing with the car in park and idles fine. But once the car is in drive the idle gets rough. The stall converter is stock. What conv...
by michael_cini
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

shorter shocks? what shocks did you use? I had my Falcon ute lowered so there ws 105mm or 4" ground clearence and a smooth ride 1" lowered springs at front and drop stubaxles must use short front shocks Eyes on reaar springs reversed and lowered , that way i did not use lowering blocks to ...
by michael_cini
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Falcon defroster ducts
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Falcon defroster ducts

thanks for all of the advice guys. i ended up calling melvin's and the price had gone up to $34. i bought them anyway. at least on this project i thought it would be nice not to have to wrestle with the wrong parts.
by michael_cini
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle quality = engine temp?
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: Idle quality = engine temp?

good to hear. how do you like your autolite carb? my holley sucks gas!

1967JMG wrote:I did the same thing along with bumping my thermostat back up to the factory 195 from 180 and my idle greatly improved. but its still not perfect yet either...
by michael_cini
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle quality = engine temp?
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: Idle quality = engine temp?

nothing came of it. mercury mike got flakey on me. but, my idle has improved with learning how to adjust the carb and dizzy. it's not perfect, but better.
by michael_cini
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Falcon defroster ducts
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Falcon defroster ducts

I need new defroster ducts for my '63 Falcon. I went to all of the local stores, and no one has duct that size :bang: I got online tonight and found the ducts from Falconparts.com for $35.00. Then I decided to check for the pricing of '65 Mustang ducts, and found a couple for around $20. From the pi...
by michael_cini
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!

thanks for the info. i will let you know if i need one!
by michael_cini
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!

Hi Gene, Thank you for the offer, but I had already installed the adjuster with threadlocker when I saw your post on Sunday. I am hoping that all will be fine now. After taking a few drives I will take the valve cover off and make sure. I will let you know if I need that adjuster. Where do you get t...
by michael_cini
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!

thanks for the reply gene. the assembly is stock, the rods are aftermarket (from Classic Inlines). some of the adjusters (including the one that wore down) were not stock. when i originally put the 250-2v head on (a couple of years ago), i added the adjustable set that came with the OZ head. some of...
by michael_cini
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: Lifter retaining clip missing

Well, I discovered why the lifter had an issue. the rocker adjuster was all worn down, weird. see this post.
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by michael_cini
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Wanted: one adjustable rocker adjuster!

I just figured out that one of the adjusters has been worn down! I guess the adjustment slipped, weird. How do I get just one?

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by michael_cini
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re:

Thanks Addo, That helps. One more question. Since I'm putting the head back on, and the one lifter is not filled can I just start the car and let idle. Or, should I keep the car running at a higher rate for the initial start-up, like when you put in a new cam and lifters? Michael You can prime it up...
by michael_cini
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do I need sealant with a metal head gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: Do I need sealant with a metal head gasket?

thanks guys. i purchased the K & W Copper Gasket Sealer as powerband and falconman suggested. the stuff sprays out a bit weird, but seemed to do the trick. i have the head on, now i have to re-assemble everything else. i did see the indian head copper coat at napa today. i noticed it because it ...
by michael_cini
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do I need sealant with a metal head gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Do I need sealant with a metal head gasket?

I bought a couple of metal head gaskets off of another forum user awhile back. I will be installing the head and exhaust tomorrow. I have never used a metal shim gasket before, is there any sealant needed?
Thanks.
Michael
by michael_cini
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: Lifter retaining clip missing

I got the clip from Mike, actually he sent he a whole lifter! Thanks Mike. Question, all of the lifters that were not taken out of the engine are full of oil and therefore don't compress much when you push down on them with a pushrod. The one that I put a new clip on is empty of oil, is this a probl...
by michael_cini
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: Lifter retaining clip missing

Hey Mike, PM sent a couple of days ago. Any word on the lifter? Thanks. Michael Mike, Sorry I didn't see this until tonight. I've never head of a clip popping out, but I guess anything is possible. I have a couple extra lifters, so can send you one if you still need it. However, since you posted thi...
by michael_cini
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Tightening header/extractor bolts on 250-2V?
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

Re: Tightening header/extractor bolts on 250-2V?

thanks for your reply guys. good information. i have i think 4 left, so that's good for 2 changes if needed. i got them from classicinlines.com last time. they are thick gasket material.
by michael_cini
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Tightening header/extractor bolts on 250-2V?
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

Tightening header/extractor bolts on 250-2V?

Question: I will be reinstalling my header in my 63 Falcon with 250-2V head soon. After a couple of heat cycles I need to retighten the header bolts. I cannot access the top header bolts with the intake on, so I guess I need to remove the intake then. Is there anyway to reuse the intake gaskets once...
by michael_cini
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Re: Lifter retaining clip missing

Thanks to everyone who replied for your input. Mike, I have been quite busy with other projects (house, kid, wife, etc.) to get the head and exhaust back on yet. So, yeah, I will take you up on your offer to send me an extra lifter! I will PM you and sort out the details. Thank you! Mike, Sorry I di...
by michael_cini
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 2520

Lifter retaining clip missing

I had to pull the head on my 250 engine, so when I pulled out the pushrods I noticed that the top portion of the lifter came out with one of the pushrods. Once I removed the cylinder head I removed the lifter and discovered that the retaining clip on the top of the lifter was missing. I took a look ...
by michael_cini
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: air bag progress 65 ranchero 4 link (Pic heavy)
Replies: 20
Views: 3959

Re: air bag progress 65 ranchero 4 link (Pic heavy)

best kustom show of the year in my opinion. the primer nationals is great too, but mooneyes is better!

nater200 wrote:i've been to mooneyes but never to the show
by michael_cini
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: air bag progress 65 ranchero 4 link (Pic heavy)
Replies: 20
Views: 3959

Re: air bag progress 65 ranchero 4 link (Pic heavy)

Bring it to the Mooneyes show at Irwindale Speedway on July 18th. It will fit right in, and it's a great show (my fave of the year)! Ever been?
by michael_cini
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: what did you do to your car today?
Replies: 21
Views: 4779

Re: what did you do to your car today?

I drove it! :wink:
by michael_cini
Mon May 24, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Help! My trunk won't open.
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Help! My trunk won't open.

thanks. but, are you forgetting this is an convertible? its a different setup. solid metal panel behind seat. Pull rear seat and seat back. Remove or cut a hole in the sealing panel. Should be able to reach back side of lock, there is a tang sticking out that you may be able to turn with a small cre...
by michael_cini
Mon May 24, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Help! My trunk won't open.
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Help! My trunk won't open.

Came home from camping and I cannot get my trunk on my 63 Falcon convertible to open. The key goes in and turns partially, but that's it. Any ideas? How do I get the trunk open? Thanks.
Michael

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