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by 65_Stang_170
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Arning Drop Template
Replies: 5
Views: 186

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: 5
Views: 186

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: 869

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 845

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: 845

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: 845

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: 576

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: 2115

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:
by 65_Stang_170
Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

Got her tuned pretty good for now, and she's running pretty strong! Best it's ever felt?

Thanks for the help everyone!
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

How are the battery cables? Who tested the alternator for you? Battery cables are in good condition. I've had the alternator tested in and out of the car several times at both O'Reilly's and Autozone. And my father-in-law and I tested it at home, and it checked out. I also put in a new alternator w...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Voltage regulator

"...Thoughts?" only 1 as I'm no help on electrics (or much else but...) I've heard the VR are NOT made as well as they once were (is much?) & that many have gone thru enuff w/o gettin a good 1 so as to rebuild an old 1... C if U can get a Motorcraft? NAPA - Elchign (spelling)? I've tr...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

Put in the 68 jet and it seems to be running much better. Got a new hose for the PCV, but I don't know if that affected anything. I was able to drive it around the block, and it felt ok. Need to make a few more adjustments, but moving in the right direction. I give a go again tomorrow, but the batte...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Both of the rebuild kits I bought came with a blown-apart diagram. You basically just take it all apart and document how things were. replace the old with the new, and put it back together. Blow out all of the passages to make sure there are no clogs. If you have a shop manual, do the bench adjustme...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

Per your carb. what is the original main jet size for your carb. ??? Put in a 68 jet & see what happens. A 68 Jet was in it originally, but I figured smaller engine = smaller jet? I'll get it switched out tonight and see how that affects everything. Ok, two projects for tonight. New PCV hose an...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon May 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

You either have a jet clogged or too lean a jet. Need to remove the top of carb & make sure each & every passage is clean. Make sure float level is correct & make sure the float drops when float bowl is empty. Hope you don't have a major vacuum leak. Do you have the correct pcv for your...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon May 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

You have an ignition problem from what you describe. However just try this, when you bring up the rpms, slightly close the choke blade to richen the mixture. Disconnect the vacuum advance & see if that makes a difference?? Just got a chance to try what you suggested: disconnecting the vacuum ad...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun May 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

You have an ignition problem from what you describe. However just try this, when you bring up the rpms, slightly close the choke blade to richen the mixture. Disconnect the vacuum advance & see if that makes a difference?? Thanks Bill. I'll give it a shot and see what happens. I'd pull the top ...
by 65_Stang_170
Sat May 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Re: Dying Under Load

Ignition system is a stock distributor and coil from a '69 250. Mechanical fuel pump, so whatever psi that make. I don't have a gauge to test, but its pumping well/normal. I have a manual transmission, and in neutral when I press on the accelerator to bring up the RPMs it goes smooth until about 150...
by 65_Stang_170
Sat May 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 2115

Dying Under Load

Howdy! Just got everything hooked up after swapping to an 1101 and distributor from a '69 250. I think I have the timing and A/F ratio in a pretty good spot. It idles really well, but when I rev up beyond 1500 rpm it stumbles quite a bit. When I tried to drive it out of the garage, I couldn't fully ...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 58
Views: 6958

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Last night I replaced the Load o matic Autolite 1100 carb and corresponding distributor from my 170 and replaced it with an 1101 and distributor from a '69 250. Still have to get all of the connections (vacuum advance/PCV) sorted out, but ready to try and start her up soon. I had to 3D print the cho...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed May 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 to 250
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: 170 to 250

Thanks for the info!
by 65_Stang_170
Tue May 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 to 250
Replies: 3
Views: 602

170 to 250

Hello Everyone, Quick question: I currently have a 170 in my mustang, and have a '69 250 sitting on my garage floor. I am planning on doing the head swap, but was also planning on maybe dropping the 250 in at some point once I rebuild it. Will milling the head to put it on my 170 prevent me from put...
by 65_Stang_170
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

Thoughts? Will the stock linkage still work?
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Throttle Linkage Change with Headers?

When converting from exhaust manifold to headers, does the stock throttle linkage need to be upgraded? The stock linkage connects by spring to the exhaust manifold as shown in the picture below (not my setup). Thanks!
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "New" Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Update: Re: "New" Carb Question

I received the Large 1V to small log adapter, and it was not a direct bolt on for the autolite 1101 (it was advertised for a carter carb). However, I was able to widen the holes on the base of the carb to make it fit. Now to find or make that pesky plastic piece for the choke...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 175
Views: 18227

Re: My Budget 250 build

Thanks I just wish I could move things along a little faster, but like I said it is a long term project I wish was done already :P Having to deal with non-car related stuff really slows a fellow down, plus dealing with rare parts and not wanting to throw a ton of cash at it. See Ya, Mike Any update...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "New" Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: "New" Carb Question

Does anybody have experience with the Large carb to small log 1V adapter from Vintage Inlines?

https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... -small-log

Thanks!
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "New" Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: "New" Carb Question

Howdy Stang170: Hmmm. I may be confused. Are you planning to swap the '69 1101 carb and distributor to your '65 170? If so, you have several options. The simplist is to slot the mounting holes on the base of the 1101 to fit your 170 carb adapter and flare the inside edge of the adapter to allow the...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "New" Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: "New" Carb Question

Also, I am missing the plastic piece circled in the attached picture (which I borrowed from 65 Mustang's post). Any thoughts on where to get one? My 1100 does not have that piece, so I can't grab it from there.

Thanks!
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "New" Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

"New" Carb Question

Howdy Y'all! I recently purchased a '69 250 (large log), and stripped all of the accessories off of it. I am planning on using the Autolite 1101 and the distributor that I pulled off of the block on my '66 170 (small log). I have a couple questions: Obviously it's not a straight bolt on for the carb...
by 65_Stang_170
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: 250 Head Swap

You've already got some good advice on 1 thru 5, so I'll just add on #6- "6. What should I check on the engine before pulling anything off of it?" For a quick check on assessing the 250 prior to pulling the head, start by pullling and assessing the spark plugs. Oily and dark plugs is a go...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: 250 Head Swap

Howdy 65Stang and all: For a quick check on assessing the 250 prior to pulling the head, start by pullling and assessing the spark plugs. Oily and dark plugs is a good indication that the engine will need some work or rebuild. Bad valve guide seals can also cause that. White and chalky plugs could ...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: 250 Head Swap

You may want to consider installing the 250 into your 65. In 1977 I installed a 250 in my first 65 Mustang. It wasn't that difficult, only had a hood clearance problem (didn't know about slotting the engine mounts to lower it). Kept the 7.25 rear end and it held up. Had the front V8 yoke mated to t...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: 250 Head Swap

I would keep both heads. My opinion only. No, the C9 is less desirable than the late models (but it is the rare "M" head - makes oneada best 'direct mount' machined carb mods). If U can build a stout (4X4 lumber, or if a welder - 1 inch angle iron) test/rebuilding stand U can run the 250 ...
by 65_Stang_170
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: 250 Head Swap

69 would have a points distributor with both centrifugal and mechanical advance, a 77 DSII distributor is a drop in replacement. The carb looks to be an 1101. The main difference in the 69-76 or so heads and the 77-79 heads are smaller intake valves, 1.65" vs 1.75", and no hardened exhaus...
by 65_Stang_170
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

250 Head Swap

Hello All! I am purchasing/picking up a '69 250 (C9DE) engine this weekend for a steal of $80 (that's a steal right?). I am thinking about eventually swapping the head on to my 170 in my mustang, and had a few questions: 1. According to the handbook, this isn't the recommended late 70s/early 80s hea...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: T5 Swap Possible?

... I am not considering changing out my rear end, so 3.20 will do ok right? It might not be optimal, but should perform better than the 3.03?" The 3.03 universal yoke should fit though DS may need shortening @ 1"." Could you explain a little bit? The T5 is a huge improvement in usef...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: what transmish depends on application

"... Will the broken 3rd gear be a big deal ($$$) to replace? Is that something I could handle myself, or better for a shop to do? I was able to rebuild the 3.03 by myself, but that's a much simpler transmission..." I'm not sure now your intent (T5 or re-use 3.03) but if you've been in th...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: T5 Swap Possible?

A 200 is a direct bolt in for a 144 or 170 six they have more power and torque it's a worth while swap' if you need to replace your engine. A 1966 block is a good one that has the duel bolt pattern block that lets you bolt on either a 2.77 or 3.03 bell housing. So as far as the short block goes a 1...
by 65_Stang_170
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

T5 Swap Possible?

Howdy all! I've read through some of the T5 posts and the Handbook, but couldn't find any applicable to my setup. I have a 65 mustang with a '66 170 from a Falcon/Comet, with a '67 head/'73 exhaust manifold (not exactly needed for this topic), 7.25" rear end (3.20), a '68 3.03 transmission, and...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 2818

Re: Clutch Failure

If you're just changing out the synchros/bearings and not any gears (and even if you are changing the gears), it's not that difficult to rebuild yourself. I just recently rebuilt my 3.03 using a rebuild kit that I bought from CJ Pony Parts I think ($100ish). It takes some ingenuity to remove/replace...
by 65_Stang_170
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mixture Screw?
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Mixture Screw?

:hmmm: Good plan on doing the carb rebuild! You stated the timing was way off from factory specs, what was it? With the old LOD using the stock timing specs dosent work the best with today's fuels what did you set your base timing to now? With these LOD systems I start with at least 10 or 12 degree...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mixture Screw?
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Mixture Screw?

So, I just got my rebuild kit, and looking at the exploded view (attached), it looks like the right one... I have a 65 mustang coupe with a 170 and a 3.03 manual transmission. It didn't seem like it was running that well, and there was some fuel leaking from the carb, so I decided to rebuild it. I b...
by 65_Stang_170
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mixture Screw?
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Mixture Screw?

Hey all! First time posting... Taking apart my carb (Autolite 1100) to rebuild, and came across this idle mixture screw. It doesn't look right to me as most have a point at the end and are much smaller. Does this thing look right or do I need to get a new one? Thanks for your help!

-Shawn