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by StarDiero75
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Degreeing a Cam

Schneider cams have 2 degrees advance ground in. If you look at your cam card below the LSA it will state the intake centerline as 110. So if you degree it with an intake centerline @ 108, it will have 4 degrees instead of 2. Like said above I'd use centerline method first and see how close it is t...
by StarDiero75
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Degreeing a Cam

I watched his video, i hope I can recreate the same thing. I gotta get a dial indicator and dial wheel. Also, so here are my cam specs Part Number: 13720 Grind Number: 256H Intake Duration (gross): 256 Exhaust Duration (gross): 256 Intake Duration (.050”): 204 Exhaust Duration (.050”): 204 Intake Va...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Degreeing a Cam

Howdy guys, So I finally got my 256H Schneider cam and lifters! According to the papers Schneider sent, i need to run their additives in with the oil, is there any real benefit to it or am i fine without it? Anyhow, next up is the double roller timing set from VI. Then I'll be all set and ready to s...
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Electrical problems

bubba22349 wrote:Check out the condition of the turn signal switch in the steering column and or replace it. :nod:

But the clicker makes the noise so I'd think the turn signal switch works, right?
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Electrical problems

Howdy guys, I know this belongs in the electrical section but I need answers quick since this is my daily. Heres the deal: Both rear bulbs are new. The taillights come on when the headlight switch is pulled. Brake lights work. The turn signal does not. The blinker light was originally working only f...
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 17" Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: 17" Wheels

Heres a link to the site. I think it'd be sick. I like the Magnum 500 style, thats my dream rim for my car.

https://legendarywheel.com/product/lw50/#iLightbox[]/0

Hopefully someone posts something.
by StarDiero75
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 17" Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 597

17" Wheels

Howdy guys, I'm looking at putting 17" rims on the Ranchero. 17" gives me tires choices at decent prices. I wanna keep the same tire diameter at 25.9". Does anyone have pictures of running 17" rims on your cars? I want to see what they look like in the wheel wells before i commit...
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure drops at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Oil pressure drops at idle

Update: So I changed the oil to 10W30 (from 10W40) to see if that helps. It didnt. Then I drove 500 miles to Napa. Halfway there my oil pressure went to zero. Boom. I panicked, looked in the rearview mirror dreading a giant black line behind me. Nothing. Engine sounded fine. Pulled into the next Au...
by StarDiero75
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

Any update on this? Im kind of going through the same issues with mine but first the butterfly wasnt opening all the way, then timing is a little funky because im pretty sure the balancer has slipped, now its fine til it stumble bumbles around. Brand new 1100 carb, new fuel tank, Duraspark... just ...
by StarDiero75
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1960-1965 Ranchero Camper Shell
Replies: 0
Views: 452

1960-1965 Ranchero Camper Shell

Howdy guys, For sale is a 1960-1965 Ranchero camper shell or canopy. It works great, i use it on my daily Ranchero. The hatch has been converted to struts by a previous owner. The struts are brand new. The gaskets around the windows do leak a minor amount but the material is cheap. All the gaskets c...
by StarDiero75
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

Any update on this? Im kind of going through the same issues with mine but first the butterfly wasnt opening all the way, then timing is a little funky because im pretty sure the balancer has slipped, now its fine til it stumble bumbles around. Brand new 1100 carb, new fuel tank, Duraspark... just ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350

He don't have any 5200s but I have a 5200 with a messed up mounting hole. It'll need a thick washer to fix it.

If you're serious Chad, PM/email me and we'll set up some sort of payment. He may want $65 like his original price. I was able to negotiate a little lower due to timing of meeting
by StarDiero75
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Putting Electric Choke ona 2100

chad wrote:C if he hasa (rebuildable) 2100 for me?

He had a bunch. He also had Holley 2bbl too.
by StarDiero75
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

Have you pulled the head yet? Measured the deck height and seen what gasket is in there now? Don't put the cart before the horse. No i haven't yanked my head b/c its my daily. I need to have everything ready to swap it in before I do anything. Yes after measuring everything when I yank my head and ...
by StarDiero75
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350

chad wrote:where ya get it? How much?

I know this Ford Horder guy down the street. $50 and it's pretty clean. I made this neat little soda blaster for $15 and I was able to clean it up a bunch with that.
by StarDiero75
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

cr_bobcat wrote:Did you happen to measure the thickness of that gasket to confirm that it is an 0.035"?

No not yet. I need to get a micrometer. It is the same part number as the one that was mentioned in the book. I might borrow one from school.
by StarDiero75
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350

The guy with the 350 would never get back to me. I instead went with another 2100. We'll see how this one works
by StarDiero75
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?

Running lean while cruising is usually what you want. I can't get mine to cruise any higher than about 13.5. I've always heard cruising about 15 is great. As long as when you put the pedal down it richens up. But do try 1 size up and see what happens
by StarDiero75
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 88
Views: 4140

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

yes, I read all that info, unfortunately it was quite confusing to me. I spoke to MDL some time ago and did look at the web site, and the way I understood, an early 3 speed bell with adapter (from MDL of course) would fit from like 82 up to 93, but read further is some of these post,..that I would ...
by StarDiero75
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing valve spring pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Testing valve spring pressure

Invectivus wrote:Is there a way to tell dual springs from a spring with a buffer?

Also, i have a set of valves that are super shiny, like stainless or chrome. are they likely to be stainless?

Stainless valves should be shiny. I doubt there are chrome valves, especially for our engines
by StarDiero75
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing valve spring pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Testing valve spring pressure

According to the book, anything over 100lbs closed is overkill and is just wear on the cam. I used the ones the book recommended, the 1973 302 exhaust valve springs. they have a 80 lbs closed and like 200 open. As opposed to the stock 54/150
by StarDiero75
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350

Holley has an electric choke kit which is a bolt on after the manual choke assy is removed. All the parts stores have them or can order one. The least expensive option is Summit or Jegs. You need a full 12V electric source for proper operation. Do not use the alternator stator terminal cause it is ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Putting Electric Choke on Holley 350

Howdy guys I might get the chance here to get a Holley 350 for a good price but its a manual choke, which i don't care for on my daily. Is there a kit or way to install an electric choke on it? From my experience, manual chokes stay manual, and autos can be made manual. I have an autolite 2100 but I...
by StarDiero75
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2 barrel Weber ID
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: 2 barrel Weber ID

I don't see any pics but it depends on the weber. If the bores are 2 different sizes, its likely a 32/36. If they are the same i believe its a 38/38. The 32/36 is progressive, the 38 is not. The 32 is more of an economy carb. It adds a little bit of performance but its a PITA to tune properly. Getti...
by StarDiero75
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

What kind of carb are you using again? The autolite 1100 right? I'm gonna be kinda mean here but did you clean and rebuild it properly? You gotta use compressed air and crap to clean them out properly. You shouldn't be having needle and seat issues if you did it all correctly. Did you set the float ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

I thought that you were buying a shim and not a replacement composite gasket, my mistake. That gasket should be about .035. I wanted a shim gasket but apparently they are rarer than I thought. I saw this one and figured it was as close as I'm gonna get to what I need. I just gave a call to a specia...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

Can I ask you how much did it cost? If so how much? A ford shim should be about .025 or so when compressed...There is a thinner one and a little thicker one, but both are about ..025 or thinner. Yeah it was $30. According to the handbook, Ford had a steel shim which compressed to .025 and they had ...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: Compression Ratio Woes

Howdy again guys, So i got decent news. I was able to find one of the 1969 FOMOCO gaskets C9. It has a 3.81" bore and it should have a .035" crush. This works if I shave the head to 49cc. This leaves me with a 9.1:1 static and 8.25 dynamic. I think this is a good settlement. THANK YOU EBAY...
by StarDiero75
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Ratio Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Compression Ratio Woes

Howdy guys, So my 2V 1980 head just finished at the shop. It's got the VI port flow stainless valves, 1973 302 exhaust valve springs, new hardened seats, new guides, new seals, larger exhaust valve to 1.5", and he gave a light pass on the exhaust port side as well as took off .010" on the ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8 inch sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Re: Ford 8 inch sizes

Thanks Stardiero75 for the useful chart. the 8" works for almost all the Ford Six cars. The 'bolt in' sizes for early cars are limited though . I know the Maverick PERCh location works for 61Comet - Falcon and will fit modest wheel sizes under fender. 74 Maverick 8" 56.50 inches these alt...
by StarDiero75
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8 inch sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Ford 8 inch sizes

Howdy guys, I just thought it'd be good to have on here a list of all the 8 inch sizes so we know what will fit our Falcon's, Comet's, Mustang's, and Ranchero's. I believe these values are Hub to hub, not backing plate to backing plate. If you want backing plate to backing plate, subtract roughly 5&...
by StarDiero75
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci calculated static compression ratio - math check appriciated
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: 200ci calculated static compression ratio - math check appriciated

I'm taking an engine class here at school and your 8.54:1 is correct, that's what I got by calculating it by hand. One thing you can try is a thinner gasket. I believe Victor makes one that is .045"ish thick. I noticed you have a lot of deck height. Isn't usual about .030ish? that would definit...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Head Work

You made the right decision by using the lighter springs. The 300 six with much heavier valves uses 80# seat and 200# open at.400" lift in stock form. We generally don't go over 115# seat and 280# open at .500" lift with a performance hydraulic cam figuring for 5500 rpm. The problem is Sc...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Head Work

Bill, what's your experience or opinion on the longevity of a port flow/stem cut and back cut SS valve compared to a stock fomoco valve with a 3 degree valve job in a daily driver? I'd like to hesr this. This is what i was waiting to hear hehe Better flow & the 30" backcut is another at le...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Head Work

So guys i finally got everything for the head. I looked at valve springs and since I'm not reving this thing anywhere past 4500, I'm using 1973 302 exhaust valve springs from NAPA. They have a 80lbs closed and 240lb open. The ones Schneider had were rated at 125lbs closed and 325lbs open. The Perfor...
by StarDiero75
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log modification / removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Re: Log modification / removal

I'm interested in seeing what you did for an adapter plate. I have a C8 head with the log milled off. Looking into creating a CAD drawing to make a plate to mount to the head with the goal of using a commercially available intake. I'm looking at how difficult it might be to mate up an intake from a...
by StarDiero75
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log modification / removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Re: Log modification / removal

So when I did this, i milled it straight level with the table and used a 3/8" 4 flute carbide end mill. I ran it at 500 RPM. Apparently the machinist guy with me said I'm super lucky. I didn't have any chatter whatsoever. And at one point i did something stupid and chipped off one of the flutes...
by StarDiero75
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Bearing Retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: T5 Bearing Retainer

You probably know Ford/BW T5 had an often fatal flaw in the inp shaft Alum nose would be galled by the TO brg. I'd get new all steel one with the shim kit needed to get it right. haev fun I’m in agreement about getting the steel bearing retainer for the V8 T5. If you have a 4cyl T5, the V8 retainer...
by StarDiero75
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 77
Views: 6717

Re: Milling Head for Direct Mount (2bbl)

"...i used a 3/8 carbide end mill on a vertical mill at 500 RPM..." 4 lip (double end) end mill here. The 500 rpm seems slo but depends on speeds'n feeds (of course). Some 'hand feed'. Others 'automatic table'. I did it all hand fed. It was a bit slow but it ate through it perfectly. Ther...
by StarDiero75
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 24
Views: 2789

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

I got a video and the jet sizes if you choose to put a weber on the car the poor mans way and not buy through VI. https://youtu.be/yvOCZ3rql7Y Another way to go, if you want to upgrade the carb is to look for a later model head and have it milled for a 2bbl like this... i can't post pictures for som...
by StarDiero75
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 77
Views: 6717

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Alright guys, the head got dropped off at the shop a bit ago and it got hot tanked and maged, it all checked out. The guides are shot so I'm gonna get a complete valve job. Guides Valve stem seals New VI port flow stainless valves Up exhaust to 1.5" Schneider springs/retainers to match cam The ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Design Project for the 200, may go it solo

Sad news, we did not get the patent project for our senior design group, but that does not mean I cannot work on it in the future.... How'd the E model head go? I remember pic of the adapter mounted. Last I remember wuz the "I'm gunna fill the vac port hole" but its not in ur signature li...
by StarDiero75
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: College Senior Design Project for the 200

Sad news, we did not get the patent project for our senior design group, but that does not mean I cannot work on it in the future....
by StarDiero75
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 3329

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

I've seen 1940s with spark valves, check to make sure it has one. If not, you either make the carb match the dizzy or vice versa. Swapping the dizzy is probably the way to go if the carb does not have a SCV. It will work better for you performance and economy wise. The Duraspark systems are good and...
by StarDiero75
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance

If it's just the axle housing that is made out of steel so it could be arc or mig welded easily from the inside after its clean. Not so good on the Crome finish outside, but you could touch it up with some with paint, I wouldn't braze it. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: I thought it was a cast rear end? ...
by StarDiero75
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance

If it is a slow leak could you drive as is until you find a replacement 8 inch and get the gears you want. I guess that if it was me I may not feel totally confident in a weld repair on the housing. Thats kinda what I was just thinking. Theres a wrecking yard here with one in a 64 Comet, but they w...
by StarDiero75
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Cracked 8 inch, need guidance

Howdy guys, So I've known for awhile that my rear end leaked, but after topping it off yesterday I noticed it has a hairline crack at the bottom of the rear of the housing (where normally a plate would be), but not on the bubbled out part. Currently the whole thing is chromed which adds to the issue...
by StarDiero75
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Design Project for the 200

chad wrote:sure, sure, all can B done w/internal / external fasteners like adaptors use, no?

Time 4 some CAD or 3D sketches frm Ryan to C if so....
:thumbup:

I'll see if we get the patent project. There are about 7 groups, and we each get a different project. If we get the patent one I'll whip some up
by StarDiero75
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: College Senior Design Project for the 200

Ouch, after seeing the pic of what the inside looks like it doesnt look like I'm gonna have really any sealing surface for it. I was hoping for more. You're right frozen, the 2 extra holes in the intake are out of reach for most people. Shoot. The turbo manifold is a better idea. That can be done. I...
by StarDiero75
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

College Senior Design Project for the 200

Howdy guys, So this is a little off of what we nornally talk about. So here's my thought, if there a way to cut the log to where we can get some sort of sealing surface on it to mount an intake by drill and tapping it, could an aftermarket intake be made for out engines keeping the stock head? We ma...

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