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by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

I don't know enough about the XA your are doing, but I have a 76DA crossflow block, and I bought the heavy duty motor mounts from http://www.wildhorses4x4.com for a six cylinder Bronco, and they mount to the crossflow block, and they fit the US250 block as well, with the 2 bolt holes for the block,...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 255 V8 pistons on an OZ 250 2V?
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Ford 255 V8 pistons on an OZ 250 2V?

rocklord wrote:The US head and the Australia 250 2V head are virtually identical.
The only differences is the 250 2V has smaller valve stem diameters, and of course it has a detachable intake.

What pistons work for one will work for the other.


Does that include chamber size?
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 255 V8 pistons on an OZ 250 2V?
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Ford 255 V8 pistons on an OZ 250 2V?

As per subject line, is this a good idea? It seems to be on a 250 log block according to my research, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea in a 2V. If not, is there a better option? People seem to ward others off the HSC pistons for the 250 log head, but maybe those that advice doesn't work for the ...
by madmaxmarchhare
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

If I remember right the Oz engine is narrower (more like the 200 block) than a US 250 so you will probally need to slot the engine or frame mounting holes to get it to fit right. Good luck :nod: That make sense, actually.. hopefully I can find someone who can do the engine mounts, the exhaust, and ...
by madmaxmarchhare
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

Well, more of this fun continues. It looks like my XA Falcon engine mounting brackets don't quite fit on my US 250 engine (from a '75 Grenada)??? ARGH! Does anyone know if it's the rear hole or the front two holes that are off? (I didn't take a picture of my old engine, which I should have done, bu...
by madmaxmarchhare
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

May be easier to just fabricate a set of mounts to make it fit. I'm thinking that might be the solution.. I had to do that when I put the inline 170 into the T Roadster chassis as it was built for a Chevrolet V8. Interesting thing is I could use Chevrolet dress up engine mount covers then to hide i...
by madmaxmarchhare
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

Cool23 wrote:May be easier to just fabricate a set of mounts to make it fit.


I'm thinking that might be the solution..
by madmaxmarchhare
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

ARGH! OZ 250 and US 250 Engine Mount Holes Different?

Well, more of this fun continues. It looks like my XA Falcon engine mounting brackets don't quite fit on my US 250 engine (from a '75 Grenada)??? ARGH! Does anyone know if it's the rear hole or the front two holes that are off? (I didn't take a picture of my old engine, which I should have done, but...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?

The two flywheel tooth counts used in most US Fords are the 157 (Cars) and the 164 (Trucks). I am assuming that you will be using the car version bell housing so then you need a 157 tooth flywheel. There were some Ford Granada's and Mercury Monarchs built in the late 1970's into the early 1980's (I...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

The trans bolts to the bell housing, the bell housing bolts to the back of the block with the tin block plate in between them. The starter then fits to the hole in the block plate and the starter bolts go through the block plate into the threaded holes in bell housing. Good luck :nod: Thanks tons.....
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?

I don't know what the specs are on an OZ 250 starter motor and haven't seen one to know if it will work for sure or not. My best guess is that it could if it was for the right trans. But I do know on the Ford US engines there are two different starter offsets 3/8 or 3/4 inch used. Basically this de...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Ok.. next question.. OZ 250 Starter Work in U.S. 250?

As per subject line.. will the OZ 250 starter motor work in a U.S. 250 block (and, presumably, a small block V8 flywheel)? Thanks, as always, in advance...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

K, thanks. I just got an extra C4 and an extra mani b/p, no c4 b/p... I'm putting a manual trans on to this thing.. so I guess ANY would do.. BTW.. just as an aside.. I'm looking on the engine.. does the starter motor bolt into the transmission? I can't find any holes that make sense on the engine ...
by madmaxmarchhare
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Econoline wrote:You can use the small block bellhousing plates, i.e. 302 etc.


Ok.. so one like this would work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Co ... mF&vxp=mtr
by madmaxmarchhare
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Transmission spacer and dust cover for U.S. 250 engine?

Am I correct in thinking there is both a transmission spacer and some sort of dust cover/plate that goes on the bottom of the engine on a U.S. 250? I am in need of at least the former, but my Aussie 250 had the latter, and I'm not sure if the U.S. has one of those, too.. If the U.S. version does, th...
by madmaxmarchhare
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: 250 2V Spring Pressure?

Ok the 5 speed swap will be a great improvement in drivability! You can use a cam with an advertised duration of 256 to 274. If you are planing on keeping the rear gear ratio stock I would probally stay away from the 274 and limit it to a 264 duration / 110 degree, or if you want it to be more towa...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: 250 2V Spring Pressure?

:bang: You for sure won't be able to keep your current lifters with a different cam! The lifters wear to the camshaft lobes they are used on (during its break in) and to be able to reuse a "used lifter" again it must go back on the exact same cam lobe or it will damage the camshaft. With ...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: 250 2V Spring Pressure?

Ok.. looks good.. I'll pass that information on.. BTW.. out of gross curiosity... is it a relatively simple/straightforward things to change a camshaft without pulling anything else (other than the timing cover, obviously)? If it is, I might put a somewhat more aggressive cam in there.. You need re...
by madmaxmarchhare
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: 250 2V Spring Pressure?

Ok.. looks good.. I'll pass that information on..

BTW.. out of gross curiosity... is it a relatively simple/straightforward things to change a camshaft without pulling anything else (other than the timing cover, obviously)? If it is, I might put a somewhat more aggressive cam in there..
by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: 250 2V Spring Pressure?

Use the springs that are recommended for a US 250 head/cam combo. They are basically the same head, but one of them has a removable intake. I ordered them from Vintage Inlines, so they should be good to go, but my machinist wants to know, anyhow.. does anyone have a number? Maybe for stock setup or...
by madmaxmarchhare
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 2V Spring Pressure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

250 2V Spring Pressure?

Ok, all.. the 250 2V is in the shop and they've taken care of just about everything.. but they want to know what kind of spring pressure I need? I dunno.. does someone know? Thanks, in advance.
by madmaxmarchhare
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Wait a moment...... :hmmm: Is your ride still '73 Australian Ford Falcon XA with Right Hand Drive? Depending on the type, depends on the issues. The Australian Falcon system is simplicity itself to organise, especially if still RHD. Do you have a C4 automatic or Borg Warner 35 automatic, or is it a...
by madmaxmarchhare
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Also, some trailing questions: Would the head bolt kit for either a 200 US or 250 US fit the OZ head? What about the head gasket, itself? Go to the US valve guide sizes. They are 0.3125" IIRC right, I think the US market Sunbeam Alpine or Hillman Cricket valve guides are the same external diam...
by madmaxmarchhare
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Also, some trailing questions:

Would the head bolt kit for either a 200 US or 250 US fit the OZ head?

What about the head gasket, itself?
by madmaxmarchhare
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Go US 1,75" SI intake if they will machine the valve pockets for a small fee. Old 144 1.467" intake valves are very high quality steel, and your best option if you can find them. The machinist suggested larger intakes, but finding ones with these specs I have not been able to do: Head Dia...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: building an Oz 2v alu head equpd motor

W E L C O M E!!! to the site and this forum! Should have been curtious'n extended this earlier. Congratulations on your choice of head for ur engine. You have a "project" there and unless you have a lot of knowledge and money (need it tomorrow) it will take 'some time' to "bring it a...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

the numbers are in the catalog on their website, depends on what size valve you want and whether you want regular valves or the portflow valves. I get that if I want to go and buy something, I need to know what that something is; I've ordered and bought things before, you know :) But, at the moment...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

xctasy wrote:
258 cid 4.0 ltr, 4.2 ltr ALL w/ 2bl Carter BBD, which is the Stromberg WW2 carb base.

https://www.webercarbsdirect.com/product-p/wk551-38.htm

This is the adaptor to use. But it comes with a carb...


Ok.. this is what I'll go with, then.. looks fun...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

madmaxmarchhare I'd go cable K495 or 551-38, with Matt Cox's 38 DGES, and use the Tercyl 1979 to 1983 linkage with the Lokar 69 Mustang cable coversion kita nd nice big return spring. This makes my eyes roll back into my head a little bit.. but I'll start using drugs or something after I get the he...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Your not this "madmaxmarchhare"? https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11301 Hello. Before I start, here are my specs: '73 Australian Ford Falcon XA, 250 loghead intake with a wheezy 1bbl Stromberg carb (BOV? something) I'm currently ready to swap my Stromberg out with a more capabl...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

Wish you the very best, madmaxmarchhare ... Everything was altered in Australia to give a performance increase with a cost reduction, so everything was changed. spark plugs, temperature sensors, valve guides, springs and exhaust gasket (for the factory tubing header) are all different. ok.. so this...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

You could also try contacting SI Valves directly. They still list all sizes of exhaust and intake port flow series valves in their catalog. http://sivalves.com/contact.html This is fine with me. I can come back to Vintage Inlines for everything else I need. Can someone please tell me the exact stoc...
by madmaxmarchhare
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Ok.. this is all making sense. I can certainly go stock on the intake and exhaust and go with the 38/38 kit. I'll have to read more carefully about the linkage since my brain is in "rest mode" and can't wrap itself around everything that was there..
by madmaxmarchhare
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

I hope he gets back to me--I know he's busy and I've had some dealing with him in the past and he's been good--but I am in a bit of a time crunch now as I don't want to leave my OZ head sitting at the shop and I won't have any phone service for 1.5 weeks or so starting Wednesday. At the minimum, I n...
by madmaxmarchhare
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternate to Vintage Inlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Alternate to Vintage Inlines?

Howdy, I'm wondering if there's an alternate shop in the U.S. to order from than Vintage Inlines? I've been trying both email and phone and can't get anyone to return my queries. I have my OZ 2V 250 head in the shop right now and I'm about to go away for over a week, so I'd like to get rebuild parts...
by madmaxmarchhare
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

Thank you for that information! Ok, so what I get out of that is that it's probably best to go with the 38 DG?S series (probably E so that I can make my own life easier and ditch the manual choke). Also, what about mounting it? Will it bolt straight up? What about the rod linkage? Any way I can keep...
by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

OZ 2V 250 .. what carby? Also, what about the linkage?

I have the 2bbl Stromberg that came with it, but if I'm going to change it, I'd rather change it now. Any opinions on this?

Also, does anyone know a good way to use the rod linkage I have in place, or do I have to convert to a cable?

Thanks, in advance.
by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Shops in Columbus, Ohio for 2V head
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Shops in Columbus, Ohio for 2V head

Oh, yup.. that's what I'm looking for. Thanks tons!
by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Shops in Columbus, Ohio for 2V head
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Shops in Columbus, Ohio for 2V head

Hello, When this site was a bit different, there used to be a list of shops in the U.S. that would work on the Oz 2V head. I have one, and I'd like to get hardened seats, etc. put in. Does anyone know where this list went? I remember that there were two shops in the Columbus area that would work on ...
by madmaxmarchhare
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy - OZ 250 1bbl log to 2V Conversion in the States
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Howdy - OZ 250 1bbl log to 2V Conversion in the States

Hello, I am really looking forward to picking everyone's brain here as I'm about to get through a 1bbl log OZ 250 to OX 250 2V conversion and I live in the States. I know there's a lot of information extant here, so I'll parse through that, but my guess is that I'll really need the expert help of ma...