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by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1965 200ci Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: 1965 200ci Engine

Oops! I forgot to go back and post pictures. Here you go: https://i.postimg.cc/njp3B3y6/269505-FD-DCDF-488-B-A84-B-211-F094763-AA.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sBF6Djwf/2-A7-F74-BC-24-F8-4-A91-9029-E9403-D70-AD6-B.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mzj8wQRh/3-FB3-A4-B3-D98-B-4308-AAAC-56-F50-FD07205.jpg https://i....
by 65_Stang_170
Thu May 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1965 200ci Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 196

1965 200ci Engine

Howdy! I have a '65 200 block/head for sale that is complete (carb to oil pan). It seems to be untouched and mostly original. It has the small bell housing bolt pattern, and I also have the bell housing and 2.77 3-speed transmission to go with it. The guy I bought it from drove it around for 6 month...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu May 07, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

If you have a good 250 head you could use that on your 170 with lots of milling, back in the day the hot ticket for 170 and 200's was the late 170 head like a 1972. And if you wanted that compleate 250 could be swapped in with some hard work would make a nice combo in your mustang but you would nee...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

The T Stat probably isn't stuck then. In the one picture the head gasket looks like it isn't damaged yet so you could bolt and torque the head back down to test it with garden hose water pressure. You don't need to install any other parts like rocker arms, push rods, carb, ect. Good luck :thumbup: ...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: possible blown head gasket/H2O in exh

its OK, let's still try;n figure it out... ",,,there was/is still - coolant in the block,,," where is/wuz that, did U dump it in at dissasembly or wuz it forced in on its way to the muffler or where ever U saw it in the exh system? Chad, I meant that there is some coolant in the water jac...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

Stuck T Stat is possable when you pulled the head was there any coolant left in the block? Coolant leaks going into exhaust are harder to see because it's not going into the cylinders and it won't show up as any pressure in the radiator kicking coolant out on the ground or in the recovery tank like...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

:beer: Cylinders all look real decent still. My best guess from past experience is you find all the problems located in the head :bang: . Only a few ways to check for cracks in heads magnaflux, pressure test, the coolant system tester that I mentioned before in your other post, or as pmuller said a...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

pmuller9 wrote:Now that the head is off and the exhaust valves are closed, stand the head port side up and fill exhaust ports 3 and 4 with water and see if the water goes back into the water jacket.


Ok, I'll give this a try. Thank you.
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Engine/Head Health

many pull the dip stick, ck the exhaust as 1st look see. The stick wil look milky (coolant/oil), the exhaust white (steam) smoke like. U will not C it in the cylinders its too hot in there. The head? may B Ilike the dip stick but not so easy cus it can sit in the cranckase for ya. Now U can save so...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine/Head Health
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Engine/Head Health

Howdy! I posted a few days ago about coolant in my 3/4 exhaust port, and it was suggested that I might have a crack in the head. First a question: -Is there any way for me to identify the trouble area without getting it magnafluxed? There was a pretty good amount of coolant that came out, and I didn...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant in Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Coolant in Exhaust

Sorry if there's coolant in the port then the head could be cracked there, I had this happen on my 77 250 Maverick in the center exhaust port. :bang: Did you over heat the engine? I'm pretty sure I didn't overheat it, but who knows... Pull the head & have it magnafluxed for a crack in that area...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon May 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant in Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Coolant in Exhaust

Howdy! If it isn't one thing, it's another... I was completing my exhaust set up, and took the pipe with the muffler off from my y-pipe from the collectors. When I did that I noticed some orange "bubble" looking things on the inside of the pipe and a smell of coolant. Then I noticed it lea...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Squealing
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Squealing

Ok, I gave it an extra day. I fired her up, and gave the engine some revs with no squealing. It seems cleaning all of the pulleys and belt did the job! Thanks all!
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Squealing
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Squealing

wsa111 wrote:After you clean the pulleys, just replace the belt.
It's probably glazed from slipping.
After driving a couple of miles, check tension & re-adjust as nec.


Thanks Bill, I'll give it a test and if it squeals, the belt will get replaced.
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Squealing
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Squealing

bubba22349 wrote: You might check the water pump shaft for any bearing looseness,


I'll give it a check later today. I cleaned and dried the pulleys/belt, but haven't fired it up again yet. We'll see how it goes.

-Shawn
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Squealing
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Squealing

Try some good soap to clean it like dawn dish soap and if you have a pressure washer or you could also go to a self serve car wash too. What kind of fan do you have on your 170? Good luck :nod: :thumbup: Bubba, thanks, it's a 4-blade fan. Is this factory? https://i.postimg.cc/qgCFtCGB/fan.jpg https...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Squealing
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Squealing

Howdy! I've got a squealing noise (assuming it's the belt) coming from the engine. I was just hoping for a little confirmation on my diagnosis. I have been messing with a coolant leak (I think I got it fixed), and now I have a squeal. The harmonic balancer got covered numerous times by wayward green...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant Leak - Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Coolant Leak - Water Pump

Update: I just drained the coolant (again...), removed the fan, and disconnected hoses to get a better look at it, and it's definitely not the weep hole. It is bone dry where the hole is under the snout. See pictures below of the condition of the bolt from the hole that's leaking. It seems a bit che...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant Leak - Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Coolant Leak - Water Pump

"...helping seal the bolt hole?..." no, don't . Its engineered in there. IF its what I think it is. It kinda does not as U say "...a lower left bolt..." & as I recall the designed weep hole is on the lower right - driver's side. If it is a bolt - pull H2O pump, regasket (we ...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant Leak - Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Coolant Leak - Water Pump

Howdy! I have a leak coming from the water pump. It appears to be coming from the lower left bolt and leaking down from there. I drained the coolant, and put thread sealer and teflon tape to help plug the hole, but it seems it didn't work (actually looks to be leaking more). It also could be leaking...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Install - Stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: HEI Install - Stuck

Ok, I got it in. Here's what happened: Like I said, I felt like I was successfully engaging the gear and the oil drive shaft, but it wasn't quite seating. I had a feeling the the O-ring was causing the resistance/stoppage, so I popped it off and tried again. It slide right in no issues! Well, obviou...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Install - Stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

HEI Install - Stuck

Howdy! I'm trying to stab my HEI and can't quite get it to seat all the way. I have tried wiggling the crank, and bumping the key to get the oil drive shaft lined up. I feel like I have gotten the oil drive shaft lined up but for some reason it won't sit all the way down (See attached pics). One sho...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 90
Views: 8711

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 65_Stang_170
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 3892

Re: My 200 Project

StarDiero75 wrote: 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
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '69 250 Head/Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: '69 250 Head/Parts

Howdy '65 Stang: Q- Would a cam from a stock '69 250 be an upgrade if installed it in a stock '66 170? A- Yes, but marginally. The 170 cam specs are- Duration 240 Degrees, lift .348", timing is favoring a retarded curve and the lobes have a very peaky profile. The 250 specs are- 256 duration, ...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '69 250 Head/Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 761

'69 250 Head/Parts

Howdy! Few Questions: Would a cam from a stock '69 250 be an upgrade if installed it in a stock '66 170? Just curious since I have the 250 sitting in the garage. If I mill the '69 M code head to up the compression for my 170 would I still be able to use it later down the line if I upgrade to a 200? ...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Linkage question for Weber 32/36 on 250 (76 Maverick)
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Carb Linkage question for Weber 32/36 on 250 (76 Maverick)

Hey guys. Here’s the back of the carb, with the bellcrank to point the pull the right way. The other pictures show the stock throttle setup. Not sure if i have to tear it out or if I can adapt it to the new stuff. I’ve been searching ghe forum and I can’t find anything that seems like it’ll work fo...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

No, you don't need to do all the internal setups if your rear axle is in good shape today and all you do is change the pinion yoke. Just be sure to torque the pinion nut to the proper torque (I believe the shop manual shows 140 ft-lbs for that nut). You can also change the pinion seal when you have...
by 65_Stang_170
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

I can see them kind of freaking out because they don't see modern driveshafts this small with the 1100 u-joints, but it's lasted for over 50 years and would work just fine. That said- if you are having a new driveshaft built from scratch, and can find the right 1310 yoke for your rear end, why not ...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

T5 Swap - Driveshaft questions

Howdy Y'all! I dropped my driveshaft off last week to get shortened for my swap from the 3.03 to the T5. I got a call today from a guy there telling me that my U-joints and the tube are not rated for highway speeds. I have a yoke from a fox body I can use to beef up the front, but he's saying I'm go...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Rear of Block: Oil Leak

wsa111 wrote:Don't forget to put sealer on your flywheel bolts. They are open to oil at the rear main area.

Will do! Thanks Bill!
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Rear of Block: Oil Leak

bubba22349 wrote:The oil pan gasket and end seals is fairly easy job that could also be done in the car. :nod:


Also, would I need to drain the oil before doing this? or will it be settled down on the bottom of the pan?

I'm guessing it might be easier with it drained...? Thanks!
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Rear of Block: Oil Leak

In your picture I don't see signs of an oil leak must of cleaned it some already? Would be up to you if you want to fix it if it's not leaking much. If it were the main seal it would be coming out a little higher around the crankshaft flange and block. This would be a harder job but still could be ...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Rear of Block: Oil Leak

Howdy Y'all! I have a slow leak between the oil pan and the rear main (I think...?). Should it be fixed or is it not an issue as long as it's not pouring out? Is that just a new oil pan gasket or is it the rear main seal? Pic below. Thanks in advance! -Shawn https://i.postimg.cc/XvTb2sCn/Rear-Block....
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Bearing Retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2268

T5 Bearing Retainer

Howdy Y'all, I've got a handful of T5s in the garage that I'm going to use to piece together one for my '65 Mustang. Looks like I have everything I need except for the '83-'93 bearing retainer. I do have a few '94+ and one S-10 bearing retainer, and was wondering if either would still work before I ...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 65 Mustang Wheel Bearing Inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: 65 Mustang Wheel Bearing Inquiry

try looking again: ... bearing should be behind the rubber grease seal ring on the inner part of wheel (hub) which rides on spindle . supposed to remove seal and inner bearing a, scoop out all you can and clean off with kerosene or mineral spirits - NOT gasoline. - dry wheel and bearings ( but neve...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 65 Mustang Wheel Bearing Inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

65 Mustang Wheel Bearing Inquiry

Howdy all, I've been working suspension and moved to brakes while everything was off. I am reassembling the drum and the diagram in my shop manual seems to differ from what I have... The diagram is showing an inner and outer bearing for the front wheels, but neither of my front wheels have the inner...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Arning Drop Template

Hey Shawn, I cut my springs to reach my desired ride height. The best advice I received is what you mentioned already, cut the springs in small increments (1/4 to 1/2 coil) until you find your ride height. The pain about this is that you have to install the springs and drive it for a while until th...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Front Spring Recommendation

Howdy! I completed the arning drop (shelby drop) on my '65 Mustang, and had a question: I bought replacement front springs from CJPP (the 6 cyl ones). They are the exact same size as the previous ones, but feel stiffer based on my scientific push down test... Is it advisable to cut the the spring 1/...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Arning Drop Template

MustangDadDrake wrote:I just did mine. I can send you the template I got from daze if you’d like.


Thank you for the offer, but I just drilled the holes with the paper template that bubba posted above. I would have taken you up on that offer a week or so ago though. Take care!
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Arning Drop Template

Thanks y'all!
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Arning Drop Template

Howdy y'all!

I am going to be removing and replacing my front suspension parts, and would like to do the arning drop while I'm at it.

Anyone have the steel plate template I could use? I'll pay shipping.

Thanks!
Shawn
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

I bought my '69 250 engine (complete/original) for $90 on craigslist or facebook marketplace (can't remember which). I haven't had it mangnafluxed yet though...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Modification Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: Head Modification Questions

Howdy 65 Stang: Q- With the large flat intake on this head, will there be low spots that need "filled" like the hex heads when doing the 2v conversion? A- Probably not. Less filling for sure, if needed. It will also depend on which 2V carb you use and which adapter. Also, head castings va...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Modification Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Head Modification Questions

Howdy! I have a '69 M-code head sitting in my garage awaiting modification, and have a couple questions: 1) With the large flat intake on this head, will there be low spots that need "filled" like the hex heads when doing the 2v conversion? Example photos from tech archive below... 2) If I...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Bellhousing?

Yes 170's were dual pattern as in the pics of the '71 Maverick 170 in my '63. I have a 76 Maverick 200 with C4 auto' using the SMALL pattern bellhouse . Easily identified by : 3 freeze plugs + 170 VS 5 Freeze plugs = 200cid. Also 'had a C5DA 200 with 5 frz plugs and ONLY small bellhouse pattern . h...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Bellhousing?

Not sure why a '65 Mustang with '66 engine would have C7ZA ('67 up) bell unless swapped previously but, as long as you have the 3.03 "Toploader" 3 speed and not "peanut" 2.77, a simple adapter plate should mate the T5 to the bellhouse. As mentioned, the details to completing the...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Bellhousing?

Howdy! Getting prepped for a T-5 swap, and wanted to cheat and find out what bellhousing I had without having to pull it (don't have time before I deploy). I don't want to be away for half the year not being able to prep for the swap because I don't know what I've got. I'd like to buy the adapter an...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Disassembling the 250
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Disassembling the 250

Howdy Y'all! Just got around to taking apart the 250 I bought a while back. The purpose of me tearing it down is to learn about how this engine functions, and give me an idea about doing a rebuild in the future. I have taken a few pictures to document, and have a few questions. First, orange valve s...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 3729

Re: CONGRATS !!!

chad wrote:so:
jet
harness
VR
(& pcv?). Is that what it wuz? OR - timing too?


Timing was solid the whole time. The jet made a big difference. New vacuum hoses also helped the situation.

Haven't figured out the charging system issue yet, but that's future me's problem... :lol: