Click Here -> Please Consider Making a PayPal Contribution to the FordSix Forum!
2019 Contributors:
NJwpod, 1strodeo, mightynorseman, maxtrux, 6d7coupe, broncr, Phase3, 68Flareside240, bmbm40,
mustang6, WorldChampGramp, justintendo, BigBlue94, ags290, motorsickle1130, Rooster, ousooner919, ethanperry
rzcrisis, DoctorC, jamyers, Motorboy, fastpat, Silverback280, chad


<<< New Site Update >>>

Search found 41 matches

by reweb67
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt head installed ready to start. When to change the oil? Now or run it first?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Rebuilt head installed ready to start. When to change the oil? Now or run it first?

Thanks for the reply. I followed the instructions in the shop manual to remove and install the head and i did use engine assembly lube at the contact points as instructed in the manual. I does not say anything about changing the oil but just says basically - start the car and check for leaks -. I th...
by reweb67
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt head installed ready to start. When to change the oil? Now or run it first?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Rebuilt head installed ready to start. When to change the oil? Now or run it first?

I have the rebuilt head back on my 1967 Mustang 200 six engine. Have everything all hooked up and basically am ready to fire it up. I pulled the head off because my valve guides were shot and oil was being sucked down into the cylinders and fouling out my plugs right away. Now I have new guides, new...
by reweb67
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Studs to mount carb to short on 200 6 stock spacer w phenolic. Where to get longer studs?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Studs to mount carb to short on 200 6 stock spacer w phenolic. Where to get longer studs?

I was surprised to find them at my local hardware store so all set. Thanks for the replies
by reweb67
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Studs to mount carb to short on 200 6 stock spacer w phenolic. Where to get longer studs?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Studs to mount carb to short on 200 6 stock spacer w phenolic. Where to get longer studs?

Car is a 1967 Mustang. I have the stock spacer that goes on a 200 six. The one that supports the throttle linkage and has the area where the heater hose will run through it. I'm adding a phenolic spacer and need the studs to be 1/2 inch longer. I was able to remove the current studs no problem. Anyo...
by reweb67
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

Thanks for the link. I get it now. Just out of curiosity, what if I do not figure this out? My car had the Fel-Pro 7916 PT-1 gasket on it when I pulled the head. https://www.amazon.com/Fel-Pro-7916-PT-1-Cylinder-Gasket/dp/B000C2E6UQ The head has been rebuilt one other time (maybe twice). Assuming th...
by reweb67
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

The machinist has been doing the work for 45 years. He is an older guy in a large well known old school shop. Maybe he does have the equipment to measure the Combustion Chamber Volume? I did not ask because I did not realize it was required. The head has not been milled yet. Although when I said I n...
by reweb67
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

I looked How To Calculate Combustion Chamber Volume on the web and it seems to involve pouring some type of liquid into the head? Is that the only way to figure it out? Not sure the machinist is going to have the set up to do that. He asked me where to measure so pretty sure pouring liquid in there ...
by reweb67
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

Thanks for the advice to open up the carb throttle bore hole in the log but I'm happy with autolite 1100 on there and don't plan to swap out carbs. I managed to find an NOS 1100 that works just fine. Regarding the head. I can't read the numbers now but have confirmed before that my car has the origi...
by reweb67
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like I should ask for a 3 angle performance valve job and have intake valves cut back - Will do. Will also have the new guides milled and fitted with viton positive seals. If I do need valves I will ask the machinist about getting the bigger ones. The rocker shaft real...
by reweb67
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2437

Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

Car is a 1967 Mustang 200 - I have a couple other posts here first asking about the valve seals then another when I realized my guides were worn and the valve stems would wiggle around. I pulled the head yesterday and dropped it off at a local machine shop that was recommended by a friend. Was happy...
by reweb67
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please

Appreciate all the info. The plan is to suck it up and pull the head. Not happy about it though. I only have 25 or 30,000 on the engine since it had a full rebuild. Guessing they only knurled the guides then so that is why I'm having to do this :evil: . I do want it fixed right. Will have the new gu...
by reweb67
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please

Thanks for the replies. I spun the engine by hand and lowered the rope down so the the valve would drop a 1/2 inch. Wiggling is worse like that. Has a nice solid clunk clunk noise as the valve stem hits either side of the guide walls. Sounds like I will have to pull the head. Here is my question. If...
by reweb67
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Valve stem wiggles in the guide? Guide out of round. See pic please

1967 Mustang with stock 200 six. Car oil fouls 2 plugs in about 5 miles of driving. Cylinders look wet if I look inside the plug hole with a flashlight. Others cylinders are dry. Have done full tune up and rebuilt carb. Compression is 180 to 190 all. I used the rope trick and pulled the valve spring...
by reweb67
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?

I do think I will have valves with 5/16" stems. May buy some just to have on hand. Wondering if I can just measure the stem with a tape measure. Should be able to confirm they are 5/16 with a tape right? I do construction so know how to read one!
by reweb67
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?

Thanks will buy a dial caliper so I can figure out what I have. Also yes vintageinlines.com is a great source. Appreciate the help!
by reweb67
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?

Thanks for the reply. Problem is I do not know what size the valve shaft is? Don't have a gauge to measure it. Guess I need to buy one? Or do the valves all have the same shaft size? This is a stock 200 six. The head has been rebuilt with new valves. Also want to buy the best valve seals I can get. ...
by reweb67
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Where can i buy the umbrella valve stem seals for a 200 six?

Where online can I buy the umbrella seals for my stock mustang with a 200 six? If have seen people recommend viton. Can you get them for my car? Not sure what the valve stem diameter is?

Getting ready to do the rope trick and then change some seals / check for worn guides.

Thanks for any guidance!
by reweb67
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess play
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess p

Thanks I have ordered the KD Tools compressor #2078. Also ordered the little magnet stick thing to pick up the keepers. Couple more questions if you don't mind. If I use the rope trick do I need to find TDC on the compression stroke or does it not matter with the rope? I can not get a wrench on the ...
by reweb67
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess play
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess p

Thanks for the replies. Bubba I do not see a link to the valve spring compressor? Could you post that again? I have read up on this and it seems pretty easy to change valve seals / check guides for play with the head on this engine. You are right about using compressed air to hold the valve up etc. ...
by reweb67
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess play
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Please recommend the right valve spring compressor to buy for a 1967 200 six. Want to check valve guide for excess play

1967 mustang with stock 200 six. Engine has only 25,000 miles on it since being rebuilt by a local speed shop that is now out of business of course. Oil is being dumped into 2 of my cylinders. #1 and #3. Plugs foul out in those cylinders in only about 5 miles of driving. If I remove the plugs and sh...
by reweb67
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

Thanks for the help. The resistor wire from the ignition switch may have increased resistance with age. - Good tip but I did have to replace the resistance wire about 5 years ago. I have checked the voltage both hot and cold and seems to be correct at + side of coil. What kind of valve cover do you ...
by reweb67
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

Sorry I have not gotten back to you guys sooner. I did change the oil to sae 30 and added STP oil treatment. Sadly no help. I have figured out what I have is weak spark. At this point I do not think my plugs are oil fouling but they are carbon fouled from weak spark not burning off the gas. My plugs...
by reweb67
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

Thanks for all of the help. I charged the battery again yesterday. It has sat overnight. I measure 12.60 across with my voltmeter now when car is off and cables are on battery. Running I measure 14.00 so I think the battery / alternator is not my issue. Easy to get side tracked when working on these...
by reweb67
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

I just charged the battery. Volt meter reading across the pots is 12.45. Seems a bit low? Could that contribute to weak spark? I guess car actually runs off alternator right? I don't have any starting issues. Just did this test. To check the resister wire, disconnect the negative wire from the coil ...
by reweb67
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

After thinking about this for a while I think you guys are right and it is still an ignition issue. Weak spark will act like flooding I guess because the fuel is not being burned properly. Car has always run a little rich so I will mess with the different jets if I ever get it fixed. :bang: Here is ...
by reweb67
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

Thanks for the help! I have tried 2 different condensers so pretty sure I can rule that out. I'm running autolite #46 plugs. I set the gap at 32 because I read somewhere that a smaller gap will give a stronger spark? Took the car for a test drive this morning. Ran absolutely perfect for a while. Gre...
by reweb67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

Great advice thanks. I do have a new 1.5 coil. Installed brand new battery - to engine block cable. recently cleaned all the other grounding points. Did not seem to help. Confirmed the ground wire inside distributor is in good shape and connected properly. Done for today but while do the resistance ...
by reweb67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

Hi, problem was before all of the new parts.

"you should ohm out the wire from the coil to the distributor"

Do you mean the wire hooked up to the coil - side? How do I go about doing that?

Probably disconnect both ends and set meter to ohms I guess. Should read zero resistance?

Thanks
by reweb67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

thanks for the reply. I just replaced the coil with a brand new one. No change. Don't think it is the coil at this point. Wish it was. That's an easy fix!
by reweb67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

I have an answer for my main question. I was measuring voltage drop of the coil. The voltage drop across the coil when added to the voltage drop of the resistor wire will equal the battery voltage. As the RPM increases you will see a higher voltage to a point simply because the alternator is putting...
by reweb67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

1 Attachment(s) Volt meter reading at coil - wire drops and fluctuates. Problem?

Posted this question in another forum but could really use some help so posting here also. Hope that's alright. Car is 1967 Mustang with 200 six. Stock ignition. Coil, points, condenser, cap, rotor, wires, spark plugs are new. Just rebuilt carb and played with different float settings. Confirmed val...
by reweb67
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

I have the stock type of valve seals that worked good for a long time so pretty sure they are correct for my car. I checked the recommended shops section but did not see any for my area. I'm in the Santa Cruz CA area. Thanks for the ideas though!
by reweb67
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

Attached are pics of oil fouled plug. It used to only foul out #3 but now #1 gets oils soaked and fouled also. The oil on the paper in the first pic I wiped off the threads.
by reweb67
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

Thanks for the reply David. Definitely appreciate any help solving this problem. The car is a 1967 Mustang convertible with no power brakes or steering and has a manual trans. I have sprayed carb cleaner around and looked for vacuum leaks but non to be found. The valve seals look good. I actually to...
by reweb67
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

I thought of one other thing to ad to this. While the engine is decelerating from higher speeds it will have some backfires in the mufflers. A pop, pop, pop sound and not one loud bang. From researching online it seems that on deceleration would be when oil would be sucked past bad valve guides? Act...
by reweb67
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Oil fouled plugs - What is the thickest oil I can run in a stock 67 200 six cylinder?

I have what I think are bad valve guides on my 67 Mustang with 200 six. The engine has about 20,000 on the rebuilt engine. I have had the car for many years so pretty good at fixing it but this one has me stumped. I have done full tune up, compression test (good numbers) and rebuilt the carb. I also...
by reweb67
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly

Thanks for the replies. I have spent some time checking the seals and I agree they look to be fine. How do I go about checking for loose valve guides? I do have the shop manual hopefully it has instructions on how to do that. Anyone care to share their technique for checking the valve guides? Thanks!
by reweb67
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Pics of my valve seals - Everything look OK? Oil fouls #3 plug quickly

valves4.jpg valves3.jpg velves2.jpg valves1.jpg My car is 67 Mustang with the 200 six. I'm hoping to get some help from the six cylinder experts here. My car is in nice shape, runs good with no smoke. Has good compression. Will oil foul the #3 plug quickly. Develops a miss I change the plug then re...