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by StarDiero75
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need an engine
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Need an engine

I have a 65' block i want to ditch. It full of everything you need. Im in Seattle so shipping might be much. I'd let it go cheap.

Also, can't you just resleeve your block to fix the overbore? Maybe thats not how it works but that might be an idea if it does
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

So I found out a friend of mine actually has a small mill and CNC. So i could design my own adapter plate and have it machined and hogged out at his place. He'd be willing to do it all for like $50. I think im gonna go that route and help him out with it Score! Now you will have total creative cont...
by StarDiero75
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

So I found out a friend of mine actually has a small mill and CNC. So i could design my own adapter plate and have it machined and hogged out at his place. He'd be willing to do it all for like $50. I think im gonna go that route and help him out with it
by StarDiero75
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Heres the adapter im looking at

https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... on-adaptor

I can design my own adapter in solidworks. I just don't have a CNC to make it.
by StarDiero75
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: GM T5 fitment
Replies: 2
Views: 62

GM T5 fitment

Howdy guys, I'm able to get a good working GM T5 for $200 and I want to make sure I can make it work in my 65 Ranchero. I will need to put the S10 tail shaft on it, but that should be easy since I wont have to mess with the slightly different Ford and GM stuff put together. So should this work in my...
by StarDiero75
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

I expect to get ripped for this but honestly if I was dead set on doing this conversion on that budget and did not have access to a mill, I'd get old school with it. Assuming you were planning a JB/Lab Metal job, this can all be done with hand tools, straight edges and level/angle finder. You'll st...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Wow that is a lot! It's been years since I had this type of work done and machine shops are disappearing all over the place but I still think that is way high. The last one I had done, they took the same machine they used to mill the head surface and ground off the carb mount down flush for me. The...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

A few months ago a guy sold a 2v conversion head ready to bolt on with rocker shaft for $900 on ebay. I should have bought it. The seller is 1hotvega. He doesn't have any of the converted heads on eBay right now, but you could contact him and ask to do one for you. Isnt he the one I've been seeing ...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

:shock: :wow: sounds like quite a lot to me, plus thinking about a little more I don't really see it taking 30 hours of work either! How much is the charge for a three angle valve job with back cut and surfacing? Edited Thats what I thought too. So that was for the whole thing. He lumped it all tog...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 393

E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Howdy guys, I just talked to a guy today about having him do the work on my 1980 200 head and he quoted for a rebuild and doing the 2bbl conversion was $2100, about 30 hours. Does this sound right? If thats the case I might as well go and buy the VI aluminum head. So I have a dremel, and basic mecha...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot

Id get it, and leave the C4 on it. Look at trying to convert the car to a column shift auto. Its a much better tranny than your peanut tranny even if its a manual. I'd drop that sucker in and send it. You'll need a difference radiator, trans mount, possible driveline lengthen, column (you can use on...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crossflow 250 Head Swap
Replies: 19
Views: 203

Re: Crossflow 250 Head Swap

That is a custom built hemi head? That is so sick i can't believe it. I can't stop replaying that video. It sounds so mean
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crossflow 250 Head Swap
Replies: 19
Views: 203

Re: Crossflow 250 Head Swap

Guys, This looks like someone made a DOHC work on a 200 using the crossflow DOHC head. The block doesnt look like it fits the block naturally, which is making me think this is our 200. Look at all the bolts and crap of where our stuff is. This is one nasty build if so. And the sound is godly. https:...
by StarDiero75
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crossflow 250 Head Swap
Replies: 19
Views: 203

Re: Crossflow 250 Head Swap

So I would think the head is probably the single hardest/most expensive piece to get. Everything else can be gotten through Aussie Speed Parts. They might get a better deal shipping for the cheaper stuff like intakes, headers, and valve covers.
by StarDiero75
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crossflow 250 Head Swap
Replies: 19
Views: 203

Re: Crossflow 250 Head Swap

It really doesnt look like its uber difficult. Not easy but it definitely looks like something anyone whose a little daring could do.

Anyone know what shipping is roughly from Australia for that head? This is something I'd definitely consider.
by StarDiero75
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 145
Views: 2660

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Well, carb linkage and idle seem sorted out pretty good. Have a repeatable 850 idle. Other values remain the same. 12 degrees on timing, 34/35 combined dwell, 33 degrees total timing. Decided to take the car down the driveway and punched it - This thing couldn't break the tires free in loose stones...
by StarDiero75
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 9725

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

kinda funny (but not really) looking back at statements in this thread like "I hope I don't look at this thread a year from now with no progress" or "I can't do a valve job because I don't have the chassis for very long" LOL!! Now I have the chassis back - could've kept it all a...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found an engine
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Found an engine

The intake valves look to be 1.68. By the looks of things, Im pretty sure the exhaust valves will need to be replaced. I had a set off 144 intake valves, but I cant find them, Im thinking I gave them to a guy I sold a 200 to. Progress: The block is bare except for the dipstick tube, it looks like i...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1940 to replace Autolite 1100???
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Holley 1940 to replace Autolite 1100???

I was told from a carb guy that the 1940 was one of the best carbs to put on an l6. With the Carter 2nd, 1904 third (the one for the 50s L6s), and the autolite 1100 in dead last. Thats just from what i rememeber. He may be wrong, but that 1904 I had was a great little carb. I tried to get a 1940 to ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found an engine
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Found an engine

Georgia200 wrote:A couple pics. There doesnt seem like room to increase the size of the exhaust valves to 1.5 in.

That to me looks like a closed chamber. I believe those are nice to have.
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

Sounds like a plan to me man. I'll add that stuff to the never ending list of stuff to do to the Ranchero lol.

I appreciate all your input man. Thanks a lot and have a great new years!
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

If you still have your old spring perches you could use those to make the set of roller ones out of, then sell or trade off your newer ones same with the sway bar. Ok off the top in no particular order A GT V8 sway bar or 3/4 in aftermarket works good with a 5/8 rear sway bar some people like a 1 i...
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

drag-200stang wrote:Frankly I would just work around it...It may be perfect just as it is set.

Its screwed in perty far. Im just gonna ditch it. Ive started hitting the carb body with the drill and i think its time to quit.
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

I have seen the roller perches. I had replaced those too when i did my front end. I gotta get a few more years out of that stuff before I csn justify replacing them again. Same thing with my front sway bar, i shoulda put a thicker one in (still using the stock one). I do plan to put a rear sway bar ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

You are very welcome and I think you will be fine the disk front conversion is an excellent upgrade once you have it installed you won't ever want to go back. While you at it doing the Spindel swap if you haven't already done the Arining / Shelby UCA drop this would be a good time to do it and also...
by StarDiero75
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

This depends on how many changes you want to make. No changing the center link could defeat your original stated preference of keeping your existing newer parts i.e. The tie rods. Id like to make as few changes as possible. I'm looking into using the sleeve for the tie rod to fit it into the V8 spi...
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

I've always heard any year usually works and the tie rods just need to be adjusted. So what would need to be done? If the arms are longer, could i use a mustang center link since its shorter to compensate? This depends on how many changes you want to make. No changing the center link could defeat y...
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

I found this, very informational. From vintage mustang From the comparison below you see that 68 spindles have the same steering geometry as Granada, as in fact do all Mustang spindles 67-73. I wrote this comparison to clarify steering geometry and bumpsteer issues when doing disc brake swaps using ...
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

The only issues I can find that I'll have is that i may have bumpsteer a little bit, but the original geometry was prone to that in the first place.
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

:hmmm: The very best fitting and improved design of five lug Spindles that will easily fit on the early model Falcons & Comets were those used on the 1965 V8 Falcon and Comets, those spindles are stronger and all the steering parts were improved to provide much better steering geometry. This de...
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

UPDATE So after looking at the casting numbers on the spindles, i realize the guy was wrong. He did not know what he sold me, i was just lucky it worked in my favor. 1 set of disk 68 spindles 1 set of disk 71 spindles My dilemma is here, the 71s are much thicker and are probably overkill for my 200....
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: T5 Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: T5 Transmission

fast64ranchero wrote:I have a Bell Housing, trans mount and T5 adapter, if you need those parts.

So i got a 67' bell, i just need the adapter I think. But the trans mount is a plus too.

Whatcha want and where are you?
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

Howdy guys, I just got 2 sets of disk spindles for a 67 mustang. Plus 1 set of new rotors with hubs, original calipers, and all the bearings for both sets of spindles (used). I'll be replacing the bearings and calipers but both the rotors and spindles will definitely be used. All for $150. I recentl...
by StarDiero75
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

I picked up some screw extractors from Harbor Freight. I've never been in one before, i swear I'll go broke if i go back in there haha.

I'll give the small one a try on sunday probably. We shall see how it goes. I really dont want to toss the carb since its a 1.08. I hate having to buy more crap.
by StarDiero75
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found an engine
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Found an engine

If its got the flat top head you could look at getting it setup for a direct mount 2bbl. Thats what im doing with my E0xxx head on my C6xxx 200.
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Going to Dual MC
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Going to Dual MC

Dual MC is an important and simple safety upgrade . The typical application (68 -74 'Stang/Mav/Com) OEM non-power MC is same but the discs' use an external proportioning valve which lowers fluid pressure to rear drums (Power MC uses different bore size) . Drum/Drum wont need a proportioning valve ,...
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Going to Dual MC
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Going to Dual MC

Howdy guys, So for some reason all of a sudden my single res MC keeps leaking from the cap. Its 2 years old and I just replaced the cap/gasket, and it still didn't fix it. So screw it I'm going dual with a prop valve. So here's my question, does it matter honestly if it is drum/drum or disk/drum? I'...
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Merry Christmas! Need help
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Merry Christmas! Need help

I have a bearing noise too from my tranny. I just roll with it. If its there at idle when in neutral then its probably the input shaft bearing. I know mine can be loud, other days its quiet. It makes no sense
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

Howdy Ryan: Merry Christmas. That's a new one on me. I've looked at lots of mixture screws from both 1100s and 2100s individually as I rebuild each carb. I have never done a comparison. My first guess is probably not. I'm not at home now or I'd go do a comparison. FYI- there is a stamped code on th...
by StarDiero75
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: alu screw snapped off in carb

"... easy out..." I don't recommend that product (last choice). weld-a-nut or weld-a-stud is 1st in the list (even alu)... Gota pic? It broke flush with the carb. I don't have the equipment to even attempt anything other than the easy out. Next step would be to bring it to the machine shop
by StarDiero75
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

Howdy guys, I got an autolite 2100 off a 66 289 with a 1.08 venturi. The carb tag says its a 72 carb. But anyhow, everything was seized and i got it all working smoothly. I tried to remove one of the mixture screws and it snapped. The other one came out fine. I'll be using an easy out but i gotta bu...
by StarDiero75
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 8" Drop out with 3.5
Replies: 0
Views: 63

8" Drop out with 3.5

Howdy guys,

Im looking to get an 8" carrier (drop out, pumpkin, center section, etc) with a 3.5 or if need be 3.55. It does not have to be posi but is an added plus if so. Must be complete.

In the Seattle area.

Thanks,
Ryan
by StarDiero75
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: T5 Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 167

T5 Transmission

Howdy guys,

Im in the market for looking at putting a T5 into my 65 Ranchero. I got a 66 dual pattern block, 9" clutch setup, and 8" rear, its just asking for the nice tranny now.

If you have a good deal one in the Seattle area, PM me.

Thanks,
Ryan
by StarDiero75
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

So with a 9.0:1 CR, what kind of dynamic CR should i be looking for? That's a good question. I think a safe bet is 7.7:1. But you may be able to go higher and still run 87. With my 250 i'm around 8.2:1 dcr iirc and 9.5-6:1 scr @ ~25ft above sea level and I had a lot of problems with pinging under l...
by StarDiero75
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

Econoline wrote:We need the stock specs: advertised duration, Intake Centerline and Lobe Separation to calculate it. I tried plugging in the numbers from the tech archive and there's something fishy with them. I've got some feelers out to get the real specs.

Yeah just let me know what you find
by StarDiero75
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

The dynamic compression is a result of the amount of overlap and duration the cam has. As you go up through the performance cams the dynamic compression at any given static c/r will go down. That's why you can run higher static c/r's with bigger cams. If you know the cam specs you can calculate wha...
by StarDiero75
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

The good news is you've got an 8" rear end. Iiwy I would consider swapping the chunk out now to something in the 3.5:1 range. It sounds like economy is important to you so even with the overdrive in the future that will keep you in a good spot. It'll scream a little on the highway with the 3-s...
by StarDiero75
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

Howdy Back Ryan: Yes, 9:1 is a good goal for 87 octane gas. Other factors like the elevation where you are, peak temperature, gearing of your car, transmission type, and a well tuned carb and a distributor advance curve that complements the carb. All could effect the likely hood of engine knock. On...
by StarDiero75
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

Good buy on that head so congratulations. That head with a direct mount carb and cam sounds like what you need to go fast. Was the block for it a 200 or 250? Might be worth getting or disclose the location one of the members might be interested as the knock cause may not be fatal. So he's in Port O...
by StarDiero75
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Getting an E0 head
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Getting an E0 head

Howdy Back Ryan and All: Congrats on the EOxx head find. If I recall the "B" indicates the Fox Fords and later Granadas of the early 80s. You have recieved good advice on your plans. On the inspection be sure to ask for a cc measurement of several chambers so you can plan accurately when ...

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