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by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Exhaust/muffler choices

Matt hasa long history w/exhaust systems frm B4 VI... Ck out what he has... and sez. A resonator goes B4 the muffff. I'd say back to personal prefference ("by ear"). A turbo design has been suggested. I did see that several have recommended the turbo style. i was just curious to see every...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

I'm figuring here, if I have 2" pipes, which will be a neck down from the 2.5" collectors, and then have a really quiet muffler, it'd create enough back pressure to where it shouldn't resonate , but still breathe better, y'know? Or just say screw it and do 2" with a nice sounding muf...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

I'm running the original 200 cu in straight six in my 1964 Mercury Comet. Unmodified as far as I know with the exception of a DUI distributor. The original exhaust manifold had split into three pieces (cylinders 5 and 6 had pulled away from the rest. Typical.). So, when I replaced the exhaust manif...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine

I set the float just as you stated. I am only at 2.5 turns so I will try three. That still leaves the choke as an issue. I will be busy tomorrow and Friday. Try on the weekend thanks. Back it off till it idles smooth, then lean it in slightly till it stumbles, then back it off 1/4-1/2 turns. But ma...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

I got a deal on mine. With their dual friction clutch, diaphram style, and all mounting hardware, + flywheel, all balanced together, cost me $360. I made out like a bandit
by StarDiero75
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine

StarDiero75 Thanks for the response, Do you by chance remember anything about the settings like how many turns out you had for the mixture screw? Or what rpm you ran it at? It will start up but won"t idle long before stalling. I am not well versed on adjusting the auto choke. Also it is sticki...
by StarDiero75
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Holley 1908 on a 200 cid 6 cylinder engine

I did run a 1908 on my 200 and had no issues other than hesitation which was fixed by the correct length accelerator pump. Remember now, the largest the 1908 was intended for was a 170, so it will not flow as much as you'll want for power but if you just need it to drive it'll be fine. Smooth accel ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

I kinda like the idea of studs too, it makes putting it on much easier. As a side note, I noticed your air cleaner. I was watching an episode of Engine Masters and they tested different air cleaners to see which kills the most power, Yours is pretty good, but they actually killed less power by tapin...
by StarDiero75
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rebuildable 200 block
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Rebuildable 200 block

I have a 1965 block that is virgin I believe. I can check the bores for you if you're interested. I'm in Seattle. PM me if you might want it.

Ryan
by StarDiero75
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Yea, saw I pulled up the 2.77 adapter. Seems odd that you have to drill your 9" bell. Is it because of the way the T-5 bolts up? It is odd. I have yet to put the adapter on the T5 yet b/c they're at 2 different houses and I keep forgetting to bring the adapter over. I'm assuming one of the bol...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

Looks good Star. Can you show us the back side ? I have not seen a 200 flywheel come apart, the billet it is a smart thing to do. I have typed about this before,I had two oem strong tuff man pressure plates come apart...No part of the pp or the bell housing found larger than 1'', blew off block and...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Looks pretty much like a T-5 adapter uses all 4 mounting bolts http://transmission.moderndriveline.com/speed/pc/Ford-T-5-to-60-65-Ford-140-170ci-w-2-77-3-speed-bellhousing-Adapter-plate-7p138.htm Drill and tap that hole to the next size up. Thats for the 8.5" man, the 9" only uses 2 of th...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Hi Ryan. I think you've got a few things going on- For one thing, don't worry about the surface rust, it will be wiped off as fast as a surface rusty rotor gets cleaned by a brake pad. I think it's unlikely that has anything to do with your chatter. You mentioned your transmission input bearing bei...
by StarDiero75
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

Since its already balanced, there isn't any reason you shouldn't go ahead and use it. Thats what i figured. Just got it today and it looks great. Can't wait to slap it on A picture is worth a thousand words and all that ….:) This is what i got. The sharpy mark is how i am to install the clutch on i...
by StarDiero75
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

CNC-Dude wrote:Since its already balanced, there isn't any reason you shouldn't go ahead and use it.

Thats what i figured. Just got it today and it looks great. Can't wait to slap it on
by StarDiero75
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

Howdy Guys, So I'm just about done gathering everything I need for the T5 swap, I bought a modern driveline dual friction diaphram 9" clutch and billet flywheel for the cost of just the clutch. They're balanced together as well. But should I run the billet flywheel or the stock flywheel with my...
by StarDiero75
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 951

Re: Block swap questions

A '65 200 block is not dual pattern drilled, '65 blocks were still 8 1/2" clutch and smaller C4 bell. Dual bolt pattern started in '66. A '78 200 is not dual pattern either, A '78 block is 9" clutch, later C4 pattern only. '65 bell won't bolt to a '78 block. StarDiero75 can vouch for this...
by StarDiero75
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 34
Views: 951

Re: Block swap questions

A '65 200 block is not dual pattern drilled, '65 blocks were still 8 1/2" clutch and smaller C4 bell. Dual bolt pattern started in '66. A '78 200 is not dual pattern either, A '78 block is 9" clutch, later C4 pattern only. '65 bell won't bolt to a '78 block. StarDiero75 can vouch for this...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Howdy guys, So when i bought my 1966 engine, it came with a clutch and flywheel on it. I decided after my clutch issues i have nothing to lose at this point. So I went and swapped them on. Might i say, as opposed to the last clutch, it doesnt squeak, and the pedal moves smoothly and is softer, more...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Hi, glad it's better. The input shaft bearing is inside the tranny, right under that housing that the throw out bearing slides on. So perhaps you are talking about the throw out bearing. Throw out bearings come thick and thin. Im never sure which is correct for which application.. As mentioned, fin...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

I wish I could help, but at this point , I think that demons have taken possession of your bell housing.. :hmmm: ...Do you know any Priests? I think so too man. They just hate the Ranchero. Get this, the shop stripped out one of the holes that the transmission bolt goes through -_-. So i got 3 bolt...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Putting in a used Clutch

Howdy guys, So when i bought my 1966 engine, it came with a clutch and flywheel on it. I decided after my clutch issues i have nothing to lose at this point. So I went and swapped them on. Might i say, as opposed to the last clutch, it doesnt squeak, and the pedal moves smoothly and is softer, more ...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Problems Pt 2
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Clutch Problems Pt 2

Howdy guys, It's been a year since my clutch problems and they're back at it again. What's happened since last year: •Car has always kinda vibrated soft/moderate wherever going into gear from a stop. Ocassional perfect transition •Put 8500ish miles on the car •TO bearing always made some whirring n...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Problems Pt 2
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Clutch Problems Pt 2

Update: pedal is getting softer, still gritty and car chattering
by StarDiero75
Wed May 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 2 to 1 small log Holley Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 2 to 1 small log Holley Adapter

Ryan, I am interested in the 1 to 2 barrel adapter. I sent you an email a couple days ago, since it wont let me use the PM yet since I am still too new. Thanks, Austin I emailed you back man. That is $45+ ship. I probably should have said that, sorry. but if all sounds good, I'll check with the pos...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 29, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Problems Pt 2
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Clutch Problems Pt 2

Howdy guys, It's been a year since my clutch problems and they're back at it again. What's happened since last year: •Car has always kinda vibrated soft/moderate wherever going into gear from a stop. Ocassional perfect transition •Put 8500ish miles on the car •TO bearing always made some whirring no...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

So i have a dual outlet header run full 2" exhaust into 20" thrush glasspacks followed by about 4 ft of piping then into a set of turbo mufflers, it sounds mean when you get on it but not over bearing when your just putting around. Do you think you could send me a video of how it sounds? ...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 28, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

I got away with not having to drop the pan any. I was worried i had to but ended up not. But i did put that old indian permatex sealant on both the pan and timing cover surfaces. I probably shouldn't have done the timing cover side but i didn't want to risk it leaking.
by StarDiero75
Tue May 28, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

Alright so from what I've read, i should roll with 1.75" pipes since I'm running dual. I remember reading that Classic Inlines page, and i liked the other site too. I'll check youtube again, but a lot of the videos have crappy sound quality. Does anyone know how much extra an x pipe is? I'm ver...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Exhaust size and muffler type

Howdy guys, So you all have seen my 2V head now and we've discussed cams, and i plan on getting a nice exhaust too since I'll be putting on my dual out VI headers when the 2V goes on the car. I'll have 1.5 exhaust valves and the 256H Schneider cam with .420" lift and stock 1.5 adjustable rocker...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Ford 200 CI Front Seal Removal and Installation

Are you sure it's the seal and not coming from the bolt? I didn't put rtv under the washer when I originally installed my balancer and it would fling oil at higher rpm's. Pulled the bolt and put rtv under the washer solved it. I got the same 66 200 in my car and i didnt have to put any sealant in t...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 200 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: '65 200 engine

Hey Mike, I live on Vancouver Island, Canada.... not too many made it out here. This is the first inline 6 besides a 300 that I've seen. I don't care about the small log if I go the route of chopping it off and putting a different intake on. Oh, and I have no idea why the motor is apart. I was \goi...
by StarDiero75
Mon May 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Drag Link Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Drag Link Removal

Reinking wrote:Need to replace the oil pan on my 1963 Falcon and am having problems removing the drag link. What am I missing. Dot have my fork tool handy but the last one I did came out with a little tapping.

Thanks

I had to smack mine pretty hard with the fork to get it out. Sometimes they just get stuck
by StarDiero75
Sun May 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vintage Inlines 32/36 Weber Swap Kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

Re: Vintage Inlines 32/36 Weber Swap Kit?

This is all great info. I'm getting ready to install a Weber 32/36 progressive carb that I just purchased from Vintage Inlines onto my '65 Mustang. I see I need to purchase a Lokar throttle cable. Perusing the Summit Racing web site, there are several 'kits' to choose from. Hence my dilemma. Which ...
by StarDiero75
Sat May 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 2 to 1 small log Holley Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 277

2 to 1 small log Holley Adapter

Howdy guys, I got a 2 to 1 small log adapter for the autolite/holley setup from VI. I'll be going to a direct mount and no longer need it. Very little use, maybe a week. Perfect condition. Comes with funnel piece in center too. VI sells these for $65 and I'll do $45 OBO. PM me if you're interested. ...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 problems
Replies: 30
Views: 883

Re: Autolite 2100 problems

wsa111 wrote:Too rich, drop down 1-2 jet sizes.

Thats my thought but I'll do that when i get my 2V head on. I get a real bad stumble off idle. I think the carb might be too much for my small log head.
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 problems
Replies: 30
Views: 883

Re: Autolite 2100 problems

Your cruise A/F ratio should be 14.5-14.7. WOT should be 12.8-13.1 Show us a u-tube at each of the above. I changed out my jets from a 50 to a 54 (only other one i had around) and it richened up a lot and fixed this weird hesitating thing it does where the AF goes over 18. My cruise now is 12.5-13i...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 problems
Replies: 30
Views: 883

Re: Autolite 2100 problems

Alright guys, So i got the carb on, no vacuum leaks, or if so, too small to detect. This is bugging me. It still wants to run lean but not under power so much any more, its more cruising. https://youtu.be/oUBt73EniQ4 Let me know what you all think. Is this too small of a jet, could this be a float h...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

Please post your intentions before you order , maybe we could catch a problem...Cannot hurt. I thought I said what my intentions are with the car. But I'll repost them since they're hiding in a paragraph This is a street driven, daily car that I'm looking to get the most power from, but keep or inc...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

"...Would advancing that cam a little help give more torque down there? Or should it be fine as is?..." not sure - but would the on-line gear / RPM calculaters help U decide? (tire dia, rear gear, tranny, rpm) Using the calculator is what made me think about advancing the cam. At 60 I'm t...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You have done a very nice job! On the gasket thickness, the flatter the two surfaces are the thinner it can be , and the thicker you go the more distortion you can have when tightened down...How thick is the gasket between the carb base and the body of the carb...It should represent the adapter to ...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: milling head for direct mount 2v

chad wrote:2X^^^^
he may send us a pic of it alone or alone mounted

I'll send a pic later tonight or tomorrow
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

Hey Ryan, what's up with the plate you've got on there blocking the manifold port? Thats a cover for the EGR port. I'll be running headers and so i wont be using it. I was thinking about drill and tapping it for a vacuum port but i dont have a tap for the vacuum fitting, or can I just use a normal ...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

tdlund wrote:I love that you have a cake next to your head

Thats the only way to sweeten up the picture haha
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

You have done a very nice job! On the gasket thickness, the flatter the two surfaces are the thinner it can be , and the thicker you go the more distortion you can have when tightened down...How thick is the gasket between the carb base and the body of the carb...It should represent the adapter to ...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

In your tuning experiments remember that on a street only car the EGR valve is quite useful in helping you to get the best in MPG. Plus since it's only operating at the higher hiway cruise speeds it doesn't really have an effect lower speed power. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: I'll be using headers so ...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam or higher ratio rockers?
Replies: 33
Views: 752

Re: Cam or higher ratio rockers?

Please post your intentions before you order , maybe we could catch a problem...Cannot hurt. I thought I said what my intentions are with the car. But I'll repost them since they're hiding in a paragraph This is a street driven, daily car that I'm looking to get the most power from, but keep or inc...
by StarDiero75
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Milling Head for 2bbl
Replies: 74
Views: 1808

Re: Milling Head for 2bbl

that really takes the cake proof is right beside !). 8^ ) I C in 1 pic another adapter below, yes? Do U have a shot of that to look at? IS whats shown so thick to get the carb links above the V/C? Thanks for showin it all. Haha i thought the cake was a nice touch lol. The adapter below is my cover ...

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