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by StarDiero75
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log modification / removal
Replies: 8
Views: 261

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: 261

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: 139

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: 3638

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: 22
Views: 671

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: 3638

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: 708

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: 708

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: 875

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: 150

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: 150

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: 150

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: 708

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: 708

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: 708

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...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Dizzy to get
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Best Dizzy to get

So, the coil control box thingy that I have, I think I'm stuck with. With the DS11 I can use a MSD box which is a good box. Is there any benefit to having the MSD box over mine? Or do i not know what I'm talking about and all I need is a recurve?
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Thank you powerband for that. I have not yet read the pages from Garrett. I'm literally living by the seat of my pants this week and not settling down till midnight or later, then getting back up for school in the morning. I will post next when i read the pages. I have a CRT Performance HEI distribu...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I'm going back to a more simple approach on the ignition system but still want you to have vacuum advance as well as boost retard so let's not consider the MSD 6530. Use the same set ignition as Bill, DSll distributor with the MSD 6AL and Blaster coil. Get the DSll from Bill which leaves you having...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ryan What distributor do you have now? Sorry i haven't gotten back to your last post, I've been real busy with school now and this stuff is taking the back burner. I currently have a CRT Performance HEI. I don't know what can be done other than a curve to make it work better. i don't have much of a...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ford had access to a lot more technology than people realised. In our modern control systems area, people raise a bunch of "nice to haves". Primary importance is to have a boosted engine run with the correct air fuel ratio, and without too little advance to cause fuel economy loss, and no...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ryan I will try to answer your questions with specific information that is relevant to your application in a later post. I don't mean to negate X here, but this is exactly what I was looking for. Don't get me wrong I love the history and hearing how it all came to be and what was done at the time, ...
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Dizzy to get
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Best Dizzy to get

Howdy guys, I'm looking at maybe changing out my HEI for another better distributor for my 66 200. I want the best ignition for the engine, that's reasonably priced, sub $250. Is the DSII (Duraapark II) really the best one for my engine? This is a street engine, it will have a 2V E0 head, 1.5 exhaus...
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Alright so my search continues for parts. Heres a T3 turbo for sale, it should this work? Screenshot_20190816-231721_OfferUp.jpg I can't really see the oil line for the L4 turbo, but don't I just drop the pan, and weld in 2 fittings for oil to go in and out? My timing will be completely gone through...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ryan If you turbocharge without an intercooler plan on running 6 to 8 lbs of boost max. Most turbochargers do not run efficiently below 6 lbs of boost. Turbo size has to do with engine size, engine volumetric efficiency and engine rpm range. It has very little to do with the amount of boost. For a ...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I know the benefits of it, and thats why I've thought a lot about it. I know i can do it but its the lack of money, equipment, and time. Here's what might convince me. I'd need a list of things that I'll need to put the turbo in. Like what kind of regulator to get and or fuel pump, what turbo i shou...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Return spring placement on carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Return spring placement on carb?

notar61 wrote:What does the spring hook to on the end of the log intake? Should there be a hole or bracket there?

Theres a lip then theres plug at the end of the intake, it just its in there. Nothing special. No hole, no special bracket. Just a lip where it grabs onto
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Tank - Sending Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Fuel Tank - Sending Unit

Without getting into all the details of what I did today, lets just say it's all working fine. I don't know what was wrong in the first place so I don't know what solved the issue. Since gravity was feeding the pump the only concern I have is when the gas tank level gets below the top of the sendin...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Tank - Sending Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Fuel Tank - Sending Unit

Could the sender be plugged somehow? I'd yank it and check it. If it works from pump to carb then its working. Sounds like the sender
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I'm thinking its maybe a bit too much for me to do to turbo my 200. I don't have a welder to do my own pipes, and it sounds like theres a little more to this than just getting larger jets, even for just 6psi. Thank you guys for all your input, but i think NA is the way to go for now. But when i get ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Return spring placement on carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Return spring placement on carb?

Or yoy could hook it to the end of the log intake. Thats how mine was when i got it
by StarDiero75
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 77
Views: 2221

Re: Holley 5200 carb

I know they make 2bbl intakes for the 300 man, I'd just go that route and get a normal autolite 2100 man or keep using the 350cfm. The funnel doesn't do you any good, its not breathing like it should, especially for that big of an engine. Think about it, minimum size on a 289 or 302 is a 2bbl, why d...
by StarDiero75
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

Econoline wrote: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
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I was originally considering SC b/c i don't have to run the plumbing and i get to use my headers. But the SC eats power to make power, while the turbo just kinda makes power.

How hard is it to plumb for the turbo? And how large of one am i looking at for just about 6psi?
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 1385

Possible boosting, need guidance

Howdy guys, I'm looking into maybe lightly boosting my 200 in my 65 Ranchero. Heres what I have: 66 200 block (dual bolt pattern) stock internals currently including cam. Engine is healthy. Holding hot static 200psi average. (Plan on fixing how high compression is when new head goes on). 1980 2V con...
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 77
Views: 2221

Re: Holley 5200 carb

I done heard about this before. I believe the Holley 5200 and the Weber 32/36 are a little underpowered for the 300. I currently run the weber on my 200 and I'm constantly fiddling with it and i cant ever seem to get the jets right. It runs lean when it should be rich, or rich when it should be lean...
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

wsa111 wrote:Better flow out of the box & the 30 degree backcut is icing on the cake.

Sick. Sounds like thats what I'm getting. Thanks man
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

Get the intakes & the exhausts from VI. After the intake valves are lapped in to the machined seat do a 30 degree backcut to the lappin & pick up 5 HP. Thats what i was planning on, but whats the benefit to the stainless over the stock steel ones? The stainless ones say port flow on them, s...
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

Any...ideas about the valves...? what diameter did U have them machined to? Since its the 1980, it has the 1.75" intake and 1.38" exhaust. I'm gonna have the exhaust upped to 1.50". But my question is, should i use stainless or stock steel valves? The stainless from VI say, port flow...
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

If you have a schneider cam the spring # and specs are printed on the cam card. Personally, I'm planning to use comp 903-12's. I used a little lighter spring for break in, but I'm going to swap to the 903-12's when the 2v mod is performed. They are 80# closed @ 1.7" installed. I should have ha...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

Get the springs & retainers from Schneider. Their springs are whats needed for your camshaft & the retainers are quality. Stock Ford springs have no damper. How do I know which ones to get from them? I was on their site and saw a bunch of different ones. I know i need a single spring but i ...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Head Work

Get the springs & retainers from Schneider. Their springs are whats needed for your camshaft & the retainers are quality. Stock Ford springs have no damper. How do I know which ones to get from them? I was on their site and saw a bunch of different ones. I know i need a single spring but i ...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Work
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Head Work

Howdy guys, So i just dropped the 1980 2V head off at the machine shop to clean and magnaflux the head. If all is a go, i gotta pick out new springs and retainers, it needs new valve seats, and I'm going up to 1.50" exhaust valve. I might as well replace all the valve seals, I'm thinking replac...
by StarDiero75
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Coating
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Header Coating

I'm actually gonna drive by MAD here on Monday. I got busy dropping my head off at the machine shop today. It says on their site they do header ceramic coating so we'll see the price tag for that. I'll probably end up doing inside and out. I want these headers to last forever. Do it right the 1st ti...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Part Interchangeability
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Part Interchangeability

I have a '68 Mustang with what appears to be an engine transplant, block/head codes in my op. Im not sure which parts I should order. It would make sense that given the block is a '78, I should buy parts for a '78, but the car body is a '68 Mustang. I think you have to use the 68 pump since the 78 ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

I made me a hand made plate out of aluminum. The problem is that when i milled for the 2bbl, i had to go down pretty far to get a decent sealing surface. Which gave me a super thin area from the milled surface on the log to the EGR port. I think its about 70 thousandths in gap between the 2. Should ...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

Right on man! Looks like you're set up for a weber. I set mine up for a holley/autolite on my E0 head. What did the guy do for a cover for the EGR part of the intake? Thats where mine has the aluminum plate on the side https://www.fordsix.com/download/file.php?id=4065&t=1 https://www.fordsix.co...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Coating
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Header Coating

Howdy guys, So i was reading about wrapping my headers and found thats a bad idea. So I'm looking into the ceramic coating stuff. Has anyone done this and what roughly should i expect to pay? And what companies do you recommend. I have the VI dual out headers. Also, should i coat the down pipes too ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: t5 install in a 61 chero help
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: t5 install in a 61 chero help

With the 3.73 ratio and a 215 70 14 tire and the . 68 overdrive it should cruise at 2200 @70. But still have plenty of power. All while cruising in comfort and ac. Weber 32/36 should allow for decent gas millage as well. Thats not bad man. Mines a 2.8 with 215 14 tire and .81 OD, which puts me at a...
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Smoke From Carb!

If you have smoke coming from the carb, would this not be an ignition issue guys? I had an issue where the negative on my hei came undone while i was driving and it took me about 10 mins to figure it out. I finally realized that if smoke is coming out of the carb when the engine is hot, that means t...
by StarDiero75
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Head swap

If budget allows, you should look into getting the log set up for a direct mount 2bbl like this. I still gotta do the 1.5" exhaust valve upgrade and get it magnafluxed, but it'll be on shortly after i get it set up.

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