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by GalaxieInline
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

I've read that the 223s have issues with their head gaskets blowing out either under boost or very high compression. We are planning on using ARP studs and nuts instead of bolts, still any danger of this? @ 10:1 compression with a water/air intercooler that should at least keep detonation at bay, wh...
by GalaxieInline
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Thanks for the information on rod lengths. I mean, if the stock rods will take the abuse we will just lighten them and keep them. I'd love to do a 262 but aside from being super hard to find, I believe it has a taller deck, no? Hood clearance is already insanely close in a galaxie (like..breather al...
by GalaxieInline
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Thanks for getting back with me. Sooo.....this project might be taking a drastic right turn here.... -Block is going to be +.005 decked (pistons popped out.) -felpro or best gasket composite .05 gasket -Cstom set of forged +.060 pistons made -reciprocating assembly well-balanced, polished and lighte...
by GalaxieInline
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

The ports were reworked and bowls hogged out for the bigger valves and blended, but at this point I'm questioning anything else that was done. No real recourse that I can think of...would be a shame to take the guy to small claims :( I have a local guy that machines the blocks for a national celebri...
by GalaxieInline
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

So I pulled the head off. I am extremely pissed at what I found. My machinist did NOT zero deck the block....the pistons are all .025-.030 in the hole!! With the felpro gasket this gives me a quench height of .080!! No wonder the stinky idle with the overlap my cam has...its not burning thoroughly. ...
by GalaxieInline
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Here's a cold start video from this morning before I went to work :)

https://youtu.be/X94rKacBXVY
by GalaxieInline
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

***EDIT*** I'm having trouble uploading photos, I keep getting an error that says "the board attachment quota has been reached". Heres a few photos of the car, we just had a 4th of July parade and she was in it. My right foot got tired! It was 94° out with a heat index of 102° on hot pavem...
by GalaxieInline
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions

Thanks for the advise, perfection was of no help to me. I ended up only being able to squeeze (just BARELY) a 10" B&B style on a re-drilled flywheel. 11" WILL NOT FIT inside the 63 FORD car bell housing! The 11" diaphragm clutch even hit the housing and ground grooves into it/dam...
by GalaxieInline
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Thanks for the advise, perfection was of no help to me. I ended up only being able to squeeze (just BARELY) a 10" B&B style on a re-drilled flywheel. 11" WILL NOT FIT inside the 63 FORD car bell housing! The 11" diaphragm clutch even hit the housing and ground grooves into it/dama...
by GalaxieInline
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Jonathan, my valve cover is the stock cover that came on the car. I believe they changed in 62 or 63 over to the "FORD" block letters and had bolts around the parimeter of the head VS the previous years which were held on by 2 bolts on the rocker risers. I had my valve cover, timing cover,...
by GalaxieInline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

More pictures
by GalaxieInline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

More pictures
by GalaxieInline
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Project moving a touch slow due to winter and being busy with my business and I promise to keep this updated. I got her all assembled and back in the car, but we had an oil leak at the front of the oan by the timing cover during break in. Out came the motor to address the oil leak...cant find a cork...
by GalaxieInline
Sun May 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

progress: -crank turned .010 -rods lightened, relieved (ground casting ribs smooth), new clevite bearings/wrist pins. -found ARP rod bolts and main studs - rocker assembly was trashed, found a NOS TRW rocker assembly on ebay for $185 delivered. Not bad considering new rockers alone are $240. Unfortu...
by GalaxieInline
Wed May 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Bubba22349, thanks! I've poured over any and all 223 threads I could find on this forum and your information proved to be some of the most valuable! My motor is apart and my engine guy has told me the following: The bad: -Rod bearings down to the copper (ouch) -pistons worn out -TONs of sludge...wel...
by GalaxieInline
Mon May 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

223 performance build...questions!

Just signed up for the forum to ask some build questions!! I'm from Indiana, I have an uncommon 1963 ford 300 (below the base galaxie) with a 223 i6. I have built v8's and love classic engines...I've always wanted to build a six though!! Here's what we got so far: stock 223 with clifford 6=8 2x2 int...