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by Haywood
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

Check your oil level. I think the drain back valves go bad to, like before it's time for an oil change. The 300 in my 93 has done that on and off forever and it seems like it's a combination of oil weight/condition, temp and the oil filter. Is it just telling you it's time to pull the dipstick or c...
by Haywood
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

Hey, I was a year or so ago and got some really great advice on my truck. I ended up just doing a re-seal, aluminum timing set, hv oil pump and new lifters along with a tune up. I thought the lifter was the cause of the noise but it still flares up occasionally, may do it two or three times a week ...
by Haywood
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Care to share what the issue was? I always like to hear the solution so I can hopefully remember it the next time my old junk starts acting up. Pretty much the bad grounds, they went back through the sensors once it would idle, the year older Motorcraft MAP sensor worked better than the recent Auto...
by Haywood
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Just like to say thanks to all who replied, it got sorted, not the way I suspected, but the blue truck lives to fight another day. I don't feel too bad about the parts thrown at it, at its age they should have been changed anyhow. Again a giant :thanks: all Ya-all. :nod: :thumbup:
by Haywood
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Scratch that. I’m wondering if you have an intake leak. The high vacuum readings, pretty much eliminate that in my mind. My oldest son and his buddy looked at it today, found a couple of bad grounds, which once repaired made a significant difference. Perhaps the injectors were getting flakey power....
by Haywood
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Do you know your lean or think your lean? Able to prove it with a gauge? No. It certainly shows all the signs of lean; won't idle till warm, won't take throttle, runs considerably better with the vacuum hose off the FPR, @ 45 psi barley runs at all, @ 53 psi begins to be able to move under its own ...
by Haywood
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

MechRick wrote:One other thought, did you rule out a plugged exhaust?
I've considered that, not much way to tell, except, disconnect it and try it out. It certainly "sounds" open, I had a car plug up once, and you could hear it in the exhaust.
by Haywood
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Some more random thoughts. 1. If there's no CEL, the codes probably won't tell you much. Running that awful and no CEL tells me the computer thinks everything's fine when it actually isn't. 2. A new O2S couldn't hurt, but you're right that it isn't used for a cold start. 3. A wiring issue with one ...
by Haywood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

See if you can get it through a self test. Or hopefully a running test. The older Ford stuff had some fairly good self diagnostic capability. I borrowed an OBD1 reader for ford, but apparently the light is burned out, it beeps to show it is connected,but no flash. I guess I'll have to learn the pap...
by Haywood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Have you checked the O2 sensor, map sensor, coolant temp sensor, and tps? Those are the main inputs to fuel trim calculation.... All but the O2 sensor have been replaced, I did try it with the O2 disconnected, no change. There is a possibility I got a bad replacement part, the map has been done twi...
by Haywood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

"18 to 21 psi fuel, or engine vacuum?" That was inches of vacuum. the fuel pressure is 53 psi with the vacuum FPR disconnected, 45 psi with it connected. Connecting it though makes things go down hill fast, it really wants those last few psi & acts like it would appreciate about 10 mor...
by Haywood
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

"Have you done a compression test yet on your engine? Good luck"
Not yet, but it cranks like there is plenty, and it should run better than this on 4 cylinders :bang:
by Haywood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

"To my knowledge there are no 14 lb-hr EV6-style injectors. Even if there are, the opening times and fuel delivery curves may be different and may not work with the stock PCM." There is still time to talk me out of this, I'm at wits end. the truck has had every sensor replaced, both fuel p...
by Haywood
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 897

Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

I'm considering going with some of the improved design injectors in my '87 4.9, and wondering if anyone here has any knowledge on this. I believe there is a connector difference, and there are lots of adapters out there. I'm unfamiliar with the naming, I keep seeing EV1 and EV6 not sure what is what...
by Haywood
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: FelPro valve cover gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: FelPro valve cover gasket

I can answer this now, the '87 valve cover has built in anti squish tubes, and so does that gasket, so not compatible. I made it work by using a gasket punch and removing the metal spacers embedded in the gasket. Might have been better to grind the ones off the valve cover, but I had 2 willing worke...
by Haywood
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "180" degree crank SIX CYLINDER hi-torque engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: "180" degree crank SIX CYLINDER hi-torque engine

Firing that beast would be a challenge, the picture that comes to my mind is a distributor twin drive like the Hemi dragsters use. then using every other hole in the cap. The Guy that makes most of those used to live near me, but he moved to Missouri, & I lost contact with him.
by Haywood
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Interesting Video
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Interesting Video

Seems to be based in facebook, so not sure all can see it,https://www.facebook.com/157130251058147/videos/556472388114263/
https://www.facebook.com/157130251058147/videos/556472388114263/
by Haywood
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: T18 or T170?

If that is out of an '87 f-150 it is most likely a T170FT (Code-RTS) Top loaded 4 speed with 4th being overdrive. Aluminum case and shift tower. Found in Ford F150-250 light duty trucks, also known as a TOD (top shift overdrive) Actually a rather pleasant transmission, decent gear spacing, unloaded ...
by Haywood
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: FelPro valve cover gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 999

FelPro valve cover gasket

I'm about to change a failed Fuel pressure regulator on my 1987 f-150 4.9. It appears the only sensible approach is to pull the upper intake, so; everything that could be addressed, should be, as this is likely the only time this will occur in its lifetime. I've been researching parts and keep getti...
by Haywood
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 major differences are there any?
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Re: 1996 major differences are there any?

If your mind is made up, ok, but that is the best fuel injection ever put on the 300/4.9. Mass air, so you can finally drop a cam in without the hassles. I have a warmed over 96, and love it, best power and fuel mileage I've ever gotten from a Ford 6.
by Haywood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smart carb
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Smart carb

Not much... Here's a wiki thread: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_FZR1000 and another: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_FZR400 Interesting, that exhaust throttle. Back around 1980, when everything was up in the air on emissions compliance, and trying not to make all domestic cars and truck...
by Haywood
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lost my screws for my carb
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Lost my screws for my carb

You will probably have to buy a carb for parts at a junkyard. There were millions of them sold, so there should be a few around there were a lot of other applications. The only bummer is junkyard minimum, even if you have $.05 worth of stuff it always seems to cost $25 or more.
by Haywood
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smart carb
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Smart carb

The link in your post is for Lectron Carbs which is different than the Smart Carb. I used a Lectron carb in 1976 shortly after they where introduced on my 350 Bultaco Alpina to replace the stock Bing carb. The engine responce became smooth and the fuel mileage increased by 30% which is important on...
by Haywood
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure port
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Oil pressure port

pmuller9 wrote:We wanted to keep it a secret.

The main oil gallery is next to the lifters just below the lifter gallery cover.
There are two threaded holes into the main oil gallery.
One is by the oil pump and the other is by the fuel pump.


Thank you again.
by Haywood
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure port
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Oil pressure port

Bump, surely someone here knows these engine blocks well enough to know if there is more than one threaded hole into the pressurized part of the oil system. That is all I am after here. Thank you in advance.
by Haywood
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure port
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Oil pressure port

(1996 4.9) I'm debating getting an oil accumulator, is there a suitable port? The literature asks for a 1/2 npt, but they will settle for 3/8 npt. I'm personally wondering if 1/4 pipe, or whatever the oil sender is, wouldn't do for street driven & really only used as a pre-oiler. The layout I wa...
by Haywood
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg
Replies: 17
Views: 3249

Re: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg

Retoropak wrote:I chose the pv based on cruise vacuum. I am getting nice 10-12" cruising at 55-65.

So, do you think that the shift kit might improve the milage?

I do, it tightens it up considerably, all that slipping is $ out the tailpipe.
by Haywood
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg
Replies: 17
Views: 3249

Re: 1986 F-150, c6, 2wd, offy, holley 600 - bad mpg

What is generally thought of the C6 is; it is one of the least efficient transmissions out there, but it is also the one of the easiest to cure of that. I decent shift improvement kit will do wonders with it. On my 79 F-350 I went whole hog and drilled the hole out, per instructions included in the ...
by Haywood
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.

I'd like to say what a pleasure this thread is. Really good exchange of ideas. Only thing is; now I'm longing for that B/W T85N / R11 overdrive. I suppose it isn't entirely practical, but the driving experience would be worth the hassle of scaring one up and getting it the required shifter, electric...
by Haywood
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.

MechRick wrote:The tough part would be finding vintage-looking but yet practical wheels...

Chrome reverse is about as classic hot rod as you can get. https://www.wheelvintiques.com/gennie-chrome.html
by Haywood
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.

Another choice for a trans for your light weight T if you can find one is the heavy duty 3 speed with overdrive (first used about 1957 these had the stronger R11 overdrive unit. They have good ratios and you can split shift them, the later models made in about the mid 1960's up are all Sinc. Too. G...
by Haywood
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.

As far as transmission goes I'd like to stay with something running atf for better economy. I think the t5 close ratio will help me keep the motor in its sweet spot for mpg over a wide range of speeds. It would probably be faster and fun to drive with a long torque curve and wide ratio trans though...
by Haywood
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.
Replies: 32
Views: 5049

Re: max mpg from 300 in a lightweight vehicle.

My vote on the transmission would be the 4 speed overdrive used in the 4.9 87 F-150, I have one of those and with a 3.08, and a later F-150 4.9 M5OD with a 3.55. Frankly the 4 speed is more of a joy to drive, it is smooth and accurate, and better matched to the 4.9 torque curve than the 5 speed. The...
by Haywood
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: No fan clutch, does it matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3782

Re: No fan clutch, does it matter?

Perfect, hotrodding at its finest; make what you've got, do what you need it to do. :thumbup:
by Haywood
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 277
Views: 63283

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

I got the new lower intake manifold and installed it with no incident. Do I need to keep the "squirrel cage" injector blower? I am trying to clean up the engine bay as much as I can, however, it looks like if I took off the blower I might be cooking the injectors over time. My 87 has one,...
by Haywood
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: No fan clutch, does it matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3782

Re: No fan clutch, does it matter?

I bought a fan clutch (thermal) from Napa but it wouldn't work with the stock 1968 fan. Returned it. I'm trying to quiet the truck, keep it cool (though no problems with that) and gain a bit more power so electric just seems to make sense. I put in a Champion radiator that is for the V-8 and its wo...
by Haywood
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: No fan clutch, does it matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3782

Re: No fan clutch, does it matter?

If you go electric fan what CFM would we typically look for....(stock 240)? I have put a much larger radiator in and its working great but would love to dump the parasitic loss from the fan. Not sure of the CFM, but the Taurus twin fans seem to be a popular choice. I'm going for an 07 Mustang GT fa...
by Haywood
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: No fan clutch, does it matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3782

Re: No fan clutch, does it matter?

The stock one is thermal, and you are giving away a lot of HP. I'm going to just go electric, when I have some time to tinker. Does open another can of worms though, as most of the stock alternators are barely adequate. The 3G upgrade solves this. Here is a video of testing fans on a dyno: https://y...
by Haywood
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: First 300 build
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: First 300 build

Considering the stock HP (101-170) and its long stroke, big numbers for HP are more race car, than heavy truck. The torque figures (223-283) are more impressive, and with that truck likely weighing 4-6k, those would matter more. If you port the head & maybe even bigger valves. + some free flowin...
by Haywood
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 30 over pistons, what is a norm for a rebuild with 200k efi
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: 30 over pistons, what is a norm for a rebuild with 200k efi

Conservative sorts, would hesitate to bore more than absolutely necessary. That would allow future rebuilds to use up the remaining thickness. Realistically though, it is unlikely you personally will do another rebuild of it, and at that, these blocks are not rare, even if you did want another rebui...
by Haywood
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 277
Views: 63283

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

I'm probably dating myself here and ready to admit that maybe technology has passed me by, but when I was doing R&D on injectors the biggest advantage to 4-hole injectors was they were SMM - silicon-micro-machined, with very sharp orifice openings that sheared the fuel into tinier sized droplet...
by Haywood
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades
Replies: 277
Views: 63283

Re: 300 I6 EFI performance upgrades

It is so little bother to upgrade to the 4 hole, I'd go ahead. The big advantage isn't flow, it is reaction time and, precision. I'm going with a set of 19s that I salvaged from a 4.6. They would already be in if it wasn't such a pain to pull the intake. The plug adapters are cheap enough on Ebay.
by Haywood
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: bullet proof
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: bullet proof

Here's an outside the box thought, buy an auction school bus with the 12 valve 5.9 Cummins, that's the easiest swap; find mounts, once it has fuel plumbed in, a starter wire and a wire to the fuel shut off, it is running. just hook up the cooling system, exhaust, driveshaft & gearshift. Those ar...
by Haywood
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Parts for 300 build
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Parts for 300 build

You didn't say what year, that helps folks help you. You never really know until you go in, but chances are, everything but the block and rod are reusable. Somewhat depends if it was idling, of running full tilt, or somewhere in between. Some things are better not reused anyhow, like lifters, those ...
by Haywood
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI Pedestal With Crane 52655-2 Stud Convertion Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: EFI Pedestal With Crane 52655-2 Stud Convertion Kit

I'd considered that route, but settled for making my pedestal mounts work as well as possible. I have in the past owned an engine that was converted (not a 6 cyl) and they machined considerably more than the pedestal off, to allow for the proper geometry and the guide plates under the studs. Still t...
by Haywood
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Front end suspension Upgrade /replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Front end suspension Upgrade /replacement

[ My 96 has all new Moog front suspension, and Bilstein shocks all around. I haven't measured the difference, but it has just a nice California rake. I particularly like that, and wouldn't do a thing to change it. That look has also been described as an aggressive stance. It does level out nicely wh...
by Haywood
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Front end suspension Upgrade /replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Front end suspension Upgrade /replacement

My 96 has all new Moog front suspension, and Bilstein shocks all around. I haven't measured the difference, but it has just a nice California rake. I particularly like that, and wouldn't do a thing to change it. That look has also been described as an aggressive stance. It does level out nicely when...
by Haywood
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rv cam
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Rv cam

As I understand it, you can reduce the dynamic compression with a lot of overlap, it just leaks out. So a different cam might let you run that much static compression & still get by on pump gas. interesting article; http://www.badasscars.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=68/category_id...
by Haywood
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need sizing for a carb for my 68 F100
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: Need sizing for a carb for my 68 F100

xctasy, that's the most education I've had on carburetion, ever. I've been pretty good at repairing them, and even modifying them to make them work well in an application, I still have boxes of jets, needles, power valves, springs, etc. but I can't say I've ever grasped the basics to this degree, so...
by Haywood
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford's 300 / 4.9L engine is one tough engine!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: Ford's 300 / 4.9L engine is one tough engine!!!

Glad that worked out so well. I was sold before I bought my first Ford 6. I drove for UPS for 15 years, back a few years, when their trucks were pretty much a Ford commercial chassis with a 300 6 and a 4 speed, geared low, with a likely top speed of 60-70 mph. We drove those flat on the floor, bangi...