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by F6 lathead
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: 1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems

i replaced the turn signal switch, and everything worked fine, and then it didn't. I am not sure what the trouble is but I am going to start testing wires from about mid way back to the rear and trouble shoot from there I detest vehicle wiring!! issues but thats the way it is when you own stuff that...
by F6 lathead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: 1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems

so just for clarification LazyJW, how or where to where? would the ground for the dash be attached?
by F6 lathead
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

1971 F250 with brake light and turn signal problems

Hello, I have a 1971 Crew Cab 4x4 5.9 Cummins that I am having brake light and turn signal problems with. The turn signal switch in the column is toast and only works when you hold it in position, but that does not always work either. Sometimes I have brakes lights on both sides sometimes its only t...
by F6 lathead
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 Build-up for towing & highway cruising
Replies: 50
Views: 13348

Re: Ford 300 Build-up for towing & highway cruising

thanks guys for the input, Im not sure on the measurements of the brownie itself, but as Lazy JW just mentioned I would probably be better off looking for a used GV unit to save myself a lot of fabrication for a set up that would not hold together, and put me along side the road somewhere with my wi...
by F6 lathead
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 Build-up for towing & highway cruising
Replies: 50
Views: 13348

Re: Ford 300 Build-up for towing & highway cruising

just got done reading this entire post, and have a question concerning the Browny two speed. I have one from a early 50's ford, ton and a half truck. I know that this question has nothing to do with a Ford 300 six or this forum but I have to ask it! I have a 1971 Ford F250 crew cab short box with a ...
by F6 lathead
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

ok just answered my own question, I went out and hooked it up no problem, got the dwell where I want it, rpms. thanks
by F6 lathead
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

also, will this hook up give me all three functions of the equipment? ie. tach, dwell, and voltmeter? only reason I ask is because in some of the manuals for different diagnostic equipment it says to put the connections (two connections) in different places. Thanks again.
by F6 lathead
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

hey thanks, I am going to assume that the trigger side is the distributor side of the coil? the wire that comes from the distributor?
by F6 lathead
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter model 161.2124 has three leads??

I am getting ready to do a tune up and need to figure out the three leads on my old Sears Dwell/Tach/Voltmeter equipment. This particular one has a black and a red alligator clip and then a smaller green clip. I am not sure where the hook ups go? does anyone know where they go and for what purpose? ...
by F6 lathead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: carb sounds like it is boiling inside
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: carb sounds like it is boiling inside

Well figured it out,I had bugs in the float seat and would not allow the float to seat properly and shot off the fuel.
by F6 lathead
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: carb sounds like it is boiling inside
Replies: 2
Views: 601

carb sounds like it is boiling inside

Have a new rebuilt Autolight 1100 that I just put on my 300 six. I took it for a test drive and it quit on me. I pulled the air cleaner and saw that it was pouring fuel from the vent tube and was leaking fuel from what appeared to be the bottom of the float bowl. I was experiencing surging while at ...
by F6 lathead
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

Just got my carb in the mail, they sent me the wrong one! They sent a non SCV carb instead! but I think its a blessing in disguise. I will now get the 68 and later single vacuum distributor and my problems should be solved for the most part at least on the spark and fuel side anyway, so now when I d...
by F6 lathead
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Reviving, the old girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Reviving, the old girl

Well I think an update is in order. I found out through this forum that the carb (68 and later Autolite 1100 non SCV and non dash pot) is not compatible with the distributor (Load A Matic, 1967 and earlier) that I had paired together.This set up was on the truck when I inherited it from Dad. Since f...
by F6 lathead
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

Thanks guys I will be looking for a DS2 to run along with my performance stuff later on. Thanks again another problem solved and I will keep you posted.
by F6 lathead
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

Thanks guys I did a little more digging after that post of the pics and found that it is indeed a Load A Matic, I ran through all the options that you came up with Bubba, and I am thinking that I may run with a later year points distributor. If I did this would I use the vacuum off of my current car...
by F6 lathead
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

ok, so here are a couple of pictures of the distributor that is currently in the truck. I am thinking that this is the Load A Matic? could someone advise if they know what it is. My understanding is that if it is not the Load A Matic then I don't need a carb with the SCV, currently I have a Autolite...
by F6 lathead
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

hey there Lazy J, I just read about what you were talking about with the Spark Control Valve, I think if I understood correctly that I need the carb that has the SVC, which I don't. would you happen to know what carb that is?
by F6 lathead
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

also again I just checked the new spark plugs for how they are burning and they all have a nice light brown burn to them so I think the carb is tuned right so maybe the vacuum advance will help I will keep you folks updated, and thanks again I like coming here for some ideas and all the experience a...
by F6 lathead
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

also the heat riser is rusted and barely movable. I loosened it as much as possible by working it back and forth and I think it is in the open position which I think is better than it being closed or partially closed.
by F6 lathead
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

Thanks folks for the response, I'm getting a little disappointed with the mileage so far and I want to drive this truck as a daily driver, so I will replace the vacuum advance, and see if that helps. also is there an area that I can lubricate so that the breaker plate moves more freely? The carb tha...
by F6 lathead
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

I will check the heat riser, also just put a new exhaust system on it, 2" all the way back with a free flowing 30 inch glass pack. The distributor is a single advance unit. I not sure about the info that I was given earlier on the point gap/plug gap. I checked the timing and it is right on 10 d...
by F6 lathead
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Re: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

ok I will check that info thanks, I also took a look at my vacuum advance and discovered that it was not working/moving at all while applying vacuum to it. I checked the vacuum line from the carb for leaks and there were none. I removed the dist cap and moved the breaker plate by hand and found it t...
by F6 lathead
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4
Replies: 23
Views: 3025

Poor gas mileage stock 300 six and C4

I have a 67 F100 with a 300 six, just rebuilt the carb, which is a Ford F1 with a manual choke. I replaced the spark plugs gapped at 45, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, new points gapped at 25 degree's. The truck has a C4, and I am unsure of the rear end ratio. I adjusted the fuel mixture to whe...
by F6 lathead
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire

and I guess going along with the distributor conversation, does anyone know of an on line, or local parts house chain that stocks Motor Craft tune up accessories? I've seen a few items on Ebay and other sites but not much.
by F6 lathead
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire

I will stay tuned for your results, I take it this is not one that has been recurved for your application?
by F6 lathead
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

HEI Distributors from CRT Performance, A Team, and Dragon Fire

Has anybody had any experience with any of these brands of distributors? I have a 1967 F100 with a 300 six that I was thinking of putting one in from CRT Perf. I have read some good reviews of this particular one. Thanks for any input.
by F6 lathead
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Stand alone cooler for transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Stand alone cooler for transmission

also at upshift from second to drive if I don't keep the gas steadily going faster I get a rev in the engine as if I shifted into neutral and then it will shift, is this a slip? or an adjustment issue? The truck has not been ran in almost 20 years but the transmission is getting better at kick down ...
by F6 lathead
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Stand alone cooler for transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Stand alone cooler for transmission

yes I have the C4 trans as I just did a trans service. The C4 has 11 screws in the pan and the FMX has 17 I believe. I ordered the C4 kit and it fit along with the gasket.
by F6 lathead
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Reviving, the old girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Reviving, the old girl

Well its been awhile since my last post and have only put about 200 miles on the truck since reviving it. I did a trans service and adjusted the brakes. The transmissions seems to be coming back to life little by little. I now have kick down function after the trans service. I used some Lucas trans ...
by F6 lathead
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Stand alone cooler for transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Stand alone cooler for transmission

Ok will do, if it's the Crus O Matic/FMX are they upgradable as well? As far as I'd numbers where would you look on the trans itself? I only ask because I'm gonna have to do some scraping as it's still attached to the truck. As far as toughness or desirability goes how does the fore mentioned trans ...
by F6 lathead
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Reviving, the old girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Reviving, the old girl

Thanks Bubba for the advice, I will be flushing the cooling system soon along with replacing about 12 feet of ancient heater hose. Never seen a trans cooling system quite like this one before. A question I had was concerning an auxiliary trans cooling system, 1) would that be replacing the current w...
by F6 lathead
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Stand alone cooler for transmission
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Stand alone cooler for transmission

so would a person be able to build a 1967 F100 I6 C4 to V8 specs along with the Transgo shift kit? thanks
by F6 lathead
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transgo shift kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Transgo shift kits

i have a 67 F100 with a 300 I6 and a Crus O matic c4 and am interested in the V8 build up that you did with your I6 trans. Could you give me the information about what parts you used? also have you driven the new trans yet? I will be using this truck as a work truck with some heavy pulling occasiona...
by F6 lathead
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Reviving, the old girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Reviving, the old girl

hey got her started after chasing down a fuel problem, the only oil smoke I see so far, I am assuming, was at initial start up from the oil being poured down the spark plug holes. the motor runs smooth and quiet, I anticipate having to rebuild the carb as it just now started to leak a drop of fuel e...
by F6 lathead
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 67 Crus- O- Matic
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: 67 Crus- O- Matic

thank you guys for the reply, have you got a supplier for the trans go shift kit?
by F6 lathead
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 67 Crus- O- Matic
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

67 Crus- O- Matic

I have a 67 F 100 with the C4\Crus-O-Matic transmission, I have not had a chance to drive the truck yet, but the cooling method that it currently uses i.e. water through the cooling system, can it be improved upon, or is it fine.
by F6 lathead
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Reviving, the old girl
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Reviving, the old girl

hello, just getting ready to try to start a 67 F100 with a 300 six that has not been started for about 17 years. I wanted to get some direction on what to do, check, or watch for prior to, during and after I have the motor started. The truck ran when Dad parked it, he had taken the alternator off an...
by F6 lathead
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Powering steering pump on a 67 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Powering steering pump on a 67 F100

thanks guys for the input.
by F6 lathead
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Powering steering pump on a 67 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Powering steering pump on a 67 F100

hey there I looked in the forum and did not find any information on the steering pump on the 67 F100, has anyone rebuilt one or is it just as easy to buy one if they are even available?
by F6 lathead
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: NHRA Div III Finals - w/ FTF
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: NHRA Div III Finals - w/ FTF

wow! what a neck snappin' launch pretty cool, never knew what hit him!!
by F6 lathead
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle linkage options when installing after market intake and carb
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Throttle linkage options when installing after market intake and carb

thanks much, just found a combo kit with summit that includes all three items from Loka, the kick down cable, bracket and throttle cable for $168 I will check with Amazon and see what they have
by F6 lathead
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six

thanks for the information
by F6 lathead
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six

Makes sense to hold everything in place, while waiting for evolution to grow you another hand
by F6 lathead
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle linkage options when installing after market intake and carb
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Throttle linkage options when installing after market intake and carb

I am beginning work on a 67 F100 that is currently bone stock i.e. 300 IL6 (according to block casting numbers, C4 trans (assuming) and power steering. I want to warm it over a bit with an Offy dual plane intake, EFI Exhaust, and an ignition upgrade. My first question concerns what could be used for...
by F6 lathead
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six

Thank you for the quick response
by F6 lathead
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Intake and exhaust gaskets on a 300 six

I have noticed in this forum that Fel Pro gaskets have been recommended is there any other type/brand recommended when installing the EFI exhaust and a Offy dual port intake?
by F6 lathead
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you hear about FordSix
Replies: 112
Views: 31435

Re: How did you hear about FordSix

I have a 71 F100 with a 68 Lincoln 460 under the hood, will pass anything but a gas station, I have always liked sixes from Dodge/Plymouth flathead sixes to the Chevy 235. I couldn't figure out why Dad liked sixes so much then I got a little older. I plan on pulling the drive train from a 67 F100 wh...