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by StarDiero75
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

DoctorC wrote:Hey thanks for the vid.
Nice setup!

Thanks man! She's real fun. Just trying to get the carb dialed in right still. She likes to run gassy
by StarDiero75
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

I like my duals. Its definitely growling at idle and up till about 3000rpm. After, it starts to sound like an angry trumpet, especially when you floor it haha. I have the flowmaster 40s. Here's a link on youtube for mine but i also went to a mild schneider street cam and did the 2bbl conversion to t...
by StarDiero75
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 42
Views: 3946

Re: Best 2100 size to use

I had pictures. The custom adapter plate I made for my 2V had 4 mounting holes. They're kinda collinear with the straight parts of the slot. Maybe lightly in. I used allen cap screws and started with 3/4" aluminum block.
by StarDiero75
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 42
Views: 3946

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy guys, Looks like someone brought this back from the dead. So my VI adapter did not work well when I had it. After I did the 2V conversion to my head that same carb still ran like trash. The adapter might have been fine after all. I use a 1.08 now but its a different one. Runs pretty well. It d...
by StarDiero75
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PILOT BEARING CRANK OR FLYWHEEL
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: PILOT BEARING CRANK OR FLYWHEEL

blaze65 wrote:Should have asked. Can I pull the bearing without removing the flywheel ?

Bill

Yes you can.

Is that the 85 SVO WC T5? Thats what I got in mine with the 4.03 1st and .81 5th. I'm now swapping the rear gear to 3 25, the 2.8 is still a dog with the T5
by StarDiero75
Thu May 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another muffler question
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Another muffler question

You could also just have the muffler moved back if you like the stock one. Like move it before the rear end. Mine are in front of the rear, lot of room by the tank
by StarDiero75
Wed May 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system. How was getting it all tuned up and dialed in? Did you have any issues? How'd you fix them? These are the things that I've learned, mostly from experience ('cause...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 12, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Running Lean on Turns

I might try the clothes pin trick, i have heard of that. Many people I've talked to call it a hoaks lol. I no longer have access to the shop sadly. Another issue that I have is that I cannot switch the side the carb comes in on. The accel pump hits the valve cover i believe. But i can triple check. ...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 12, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Running Lean on Turns

So after a long drive today, i noticed it actually didn't change anything. It still runs pretty lean on turns and runs lean on compression braking. I guess it gets worse with heat or whatever. I used some toilet paper rolls cut and put over part of the fuel line going into the carb. I believe it hel...
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

jamyers wrote:I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system.

How was getting it all tuned up and dialed in? Did you have any issues? How'd you fix them?
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Excellent. This is what I've wanted to know. Thank you guys. I'll be looking into the Holley Sniper and Fitech. I know gus here has experience with the Fitech, does anyone have any with the Sniper? I was originally looking at the Sniper and was curious about how to pick which one? Thanks, Ryan http...
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Ok guys i messed with the float today and it sesms to have gotten a little better. i raised it and its not quite as bad, still does, but not as bad. Its now pointed slightly upwards instead of pretty level with the top of the bowl. Also, it seemed to fix my issue of staying lean from compression bra...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Yes and you are likely making quite a bit more power now over that little Weber carb! The fuel pressure gauge though not absolutely nessisary is a valuable tuning aide that will quickly let you see if the fuel pressure starts dropping when it's happening in real time, a pressure drop would also equ...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: Running Lean on Turns

:hmmm: This sounds like a fuel delivery problem, you need to mount a temporary fuel pressure gauge so that you can see what's happening during your turns and braking. The cause maybe in the fuel tank pick up, to small of a fuel line, not enough fuel volume, venting, fuel cap, or the fuel pump. If a...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Running Lean on Turns

Howdy guys, So since I've installed the Autolite 2100 on the Ranchero I've had issues of it running lean on left turns. The left turn can be a sweeping bank on the highway, or a roundabout, or any left turn, especially hard ones. When i do the opposite, turn right, it richens. By lean out, i mean de...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Excellent. This is what I've wanted to know. Thank you guys. I'll be looking into the Holley Sniper and Fitech. I know gus here has experience with the Fitech, does anyone have any with the Sniper? I was originally looking at the Sniper and was curious about how to pick which one?

Thanks,
Ryan
by StarDiero75
Fri May 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Do it a step at a time. Get the EFI working then worry about timing control. Timing control can be done w/ both HEI and DSII for sure. They're both magnetic pickup distributors, and while not *recommended seem to work fine when implemented properly. That's what I'm going to do. One step at a time. ...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Howdy guys, I got a couple of questions here. Currently i have an Autolite 2100 on my 200 and I'd really like to go to one of the self learning TBI's like the Holley Sniper 2bbl or the 39001 Fitech 2bbl. Being that i have a DUI which is an HEI, I've been told it produces a dirty signal so this is n...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

EFI TBI Questions

Howdy guys, I got a couple of questions here. Currently i have an Autolite 2100 on my 200 and I'd really like to go to one of the self learning TBI's like the Holley Sniper 2bbl or the 39001 Fitech 2bbl. Being that i have a DUI which is an HEI, I've been told it produces a dirty signal so this is no...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Gear Decisions
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Rear Gear Decisions

Alright guys, i was kinda leaning towards the 3.25 after talking with you all and realizing that first gear would become almost useless. I went ahead and ordered an 8 inch center from Quick Performance. Here's the build: 8 inch center Posi LSD 28 spline New Nodular Iron Billet yoke Aluminum alloy be...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Gear Decisions
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Rear Gear Decisions

Howdy guys, So I'm trying to decide on gear ratios for my car. I was originally solid on 3.25 b/c i thought 3.55 were too low. Well, i just found out they make 3.40 gears and that has my interests peaked. So i would like your alls input on what would you do, 3.25 or 3.40? What I have: •2V 1980 head,...
by StarDiero75
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I’m back! And so are the 144 issues (kind of)
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: I’m back! And so are the 144 issues (kind of)

If it wants to sputter from a stop, I'd check your accelerator pump on the carb. The blow by sucks man, if its seals you're gonna have to yank the head. My recommendation is to find another BETTER head, and rebuild that, then make it a day doing a head swap. Otherwise you'll jusg keep blowing out bl...
by StarDiero75
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 67
Views: 6065

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

One thing to note, econoline mentioned this to me on my thread, a PCV will accentuate a vacuum leak. If you already have one, that makes it worse. On my car I had something similar to where when the PCV is hooked up, then the car idles rough. I finally found my vacuum leak and I'll be fixing that to...
by StarDiero75
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 performance
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Re: Ford 200 performance

$1000.00 you will be lucky to get 100HP. Big cam, and a late model head to immediately slap on. Thats the best hope for $1000. All together for my build: $150 for the E0 head Free for 2V mod $150 for valves $45 for 302 springs $650 for head rebuild $300 DUI Dizzy $50 for Aurolite 2100 1.08 $50 for ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 performance
Replies: 19
Views: 2044

Re: Ford 200 performance

$1000.00 you will be lucky to get 100HP. Big cam, and a late model head to immediately slap on. Thats the best hope for $1000. All together for my build: $150 for the E0 head Free for 2V mod $150 for valves $45 for 302 springs $650 for head rebuild $300 DUI Dizzy $50 for Aurolite 2100 1.08 $50 for ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: carb heat shield: 200 Project

"...thin sheet next time im in lowes..." not much of a consumer. That place is near here (acc from Home Depot). What paint will you use? Have U actually seen the sheets there? :?: Thnx! Stay Safe'n Sane I'll probably use a rustoleum black. Maybe high heat just in case but normal should be...
by StarDiero75
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 90
Views: 9907

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

I have read this thread more times than I can count. It has a bunch of information that is applicable to me and my current build, and covers a variety of topics: Weber 32/36 (Holley 5200) jetting/tuning, Tuning with wideband O2 sensor, timing curve (an HEI was what the OP was using), and Spark plug...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

Also, i did find a vacuum leak. Back part of the EGR block off. I ripped the hole for the bolt on the outside part and figured it wouldn't matter, i guess so. I'll be fixing that tomorrow. I thought i had hit that area with starter fluid but i guess not. Its very small but its big enough to react a ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: sourcin a heat shield

find a good heat shield off something at picnpul that possibility disappeared yrs ago. Here a junk yard is not that anymore. It is like an open air library or wearhouse. Everything stacked sorted organized catalogued & ina puter. The rows'n isles have #s/ltrs scrawled on end posts (like rd sign...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

My advice is stay 2.83 axle till you know the 17 inch wheels are a functional thing...its hard to fit 17s on Cheros due to geometery and rear axle to gaurd clearance, so its just another unknown. Tune the air fuel with a wide band header bung, and fit a heat shield under the carb and get the EGR ho...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

By the way, i got the exhaust put on, and man, does it sound mean. 2" with an H pipe and flowmaster 40s. Did you take it to a shop for a custom job or did you purchase a kit? -Shawn I had it custom made at a shop. He modified the down pipes the VI headers came with and installed the O2 sensor ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

Thanks guys! I think it sounds amazing!! I love it so much. It drives like a bat outta heck and sounds like one too. I love the rumble.
by StarDiero75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

You might consider a 3.5:1. It comes down to highway vs town. You have a bit of overdrive in 5th. What are you turning @ 60-65 now in 5th? What diameter wheel, 25.5"? @ 2.8 you're definitely at the economy end of the spectrum bordering on lugging in 5th unless you have really small tires. With...
by StarDiero75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: What electric fuel pump?

Fun story guys, so i just found out that my DUI isn't compatible with the Sniper due to it producing a dirty signal. I'd still like to consider an electric inline pump for the carb. It'll open up a little room in the engine bay, plus it'll help fill the carb for startup and help prevent vapor lock. ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Replacing the cam
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Replacing the cam

I just did this in my 65 Ranchero. I had to remove the grille, hood latch, bumper and valence. I also got all my lifters out with a magnet. Its not that bad. A few of them were super hard and took 30 mins but its definitely do able. I got a better smaller magnet after i took them all out and that ma...
by StarDiero75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

I bet it's like a different car with the 2v, t-5 and the new cam. Oh my you have no idea. and the exhaust too. This this is a beast. just gotta finish tuning in the carb Heres a video i just made https://youtu.be/N80vdGw-WSk Sounds pretty mean too. I'm very happy with everything so far. Next up is ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

"...old NOS PCV went bad ..." hi heat smoked da oil? Maybe. The oil looks great, i just checked it. Looks like its brand new = = = = = = = = = = == = I don't know what to say. I usta do machinin and a lill 'artistry' black smithing too. We told temps by color: cherry red (bright like thos...
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

The reason being that the pcv is a designed vacuum leak, when plugging that helps it can be b/c of another leak somewhere. Or it can be a bad pcv letting too much air by under high vacuum conditions. Just something to be aware of. I do know its a designed vacuum leak, thats makes sense that adding ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: What electric fuel pump?

The Holley Sniper 2300 uses the part # 526-7 fuel pump kit https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/fuel_system_kits/parts/526-7 Just the 12-920 fuel pump alone. https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/fuel_pumps_regulators_and_filters/fuel_pumps/efi_fuel_pumps/efi_electric_in-line_pumps/p...
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: What electric fuel pump?

Honestly, just wait and don't swap to an electric. Wait until you do the Sniper. For the price of that Holley pump I would just swap tanks with an internal pump. The internal pump will run cooler and quieter. After seeing the price and thr logic of just buying the pump now instead of a different on...
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

chad wrote:"...old NOS PCV went bad ..."
hi heat smoked da oil?

Maybe. The oil looks great, i just checked it. Looks like its brand new
by StarDiero75
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

PCV issue may indicate a vacuum leak somewhere. Really? I have another one around, I'll try that. I've been spraying starter fluid all around my 2V adapter stuff and have yet to find a problem. Currently its such a drastic change. So before i hook it up, the AFR is pretty steady around 12.5ish, car...
by StarDiero75
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

What electric fuel pump?

Howdy guys,

I'm looking at possibly going to an electric inline fuel pump. I'll eventually be going to one anyway when i go to the Holley Sniper 2300 so I'd like to have everything in place for it already. What kind of pumps are you all running?

Thanks,
Ryan
by StarDiero75
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

Howdy guys, So after backing off the valves for #1, the car ran much smoother and i stopped getting a random lean valve on the AFR, its pretty consistent now. Also i found out. My 2 year old NOS PCV went bad b/c it runs like complete crap when it's plugged in. So for now i have it not hooked up. Now...
by StarDiero75
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

Alright guys, so i think i figured out what my rough idle is. I did a compression test and here's what i got, 1-6. 159 167 170 173 172 170 1 is much lower than the rest. My money is that i need to readjust the valves. On break in i had issues with backfiring through the carb. Its only an issue when ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: Final Drive Ratio:U can play w/it on-line 1st

here's one: http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html another for "change' (to get U back to oem): https://www.rocky-road.com/calculator.html & what I wuz actually lookin 4 for U: https://www.strangeengineering.net/gear-ratio-calculator/ your T5 hasa final output of .68 or .79 ( ' T5-Z ' is th...
by StarDiero75
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

That is the kind of driving impression I enjoy reading about! You did all the right mods with head, cam, carb, exhaust and ignition and work. Looking forward to hearing more. Congratulations. Thanks man! I wanted to build the best 200 I could. I did a bunch of reading and just went for it. I'm work...
by StarDiero75
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

"...peels the tires..." what rear gear? U now have the T5? 14 inch tire? (C where I'm goin?) Some go for a few more MPGs... Glad U got those exh temps down ! Looked dangerous~ Mentioned "carb work" & timing - what carb is it anyway? Hey man, I'm running a 2.8 rear gear with ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

So get this, I swapped out the float to an old nitrophyl and it worked fine, no more flooding. Comparing the 2, the brass one had the bowl fill up more to go flat. The nitrophyl one sits much lower and that fixed it perfectly. I did consider an electric pump. I may go to that once summer comes and h...
by StarDiero75
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: My 200 Project

Retarded timing and running rich are a bad combo that makes those pipes run cherry red. I'll bet the chrome finish on those headers is somewhat duller now lol, but what I'm really worried about for you is the condition of the exhaust valves- imagine how hot they were inside there. Once you get thin...

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