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by rmcphearson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tire Deals-post them here
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Tire Deals-post them here

Right now Walmart has a great deal on some sizes of Hankooks. 195/60/14 for $34 for example. I'm not sure I could get a tube for much less! I ordered some 195/75/14 for $49 and they will be delivered to my door for free. These are 80,000 mile tires. Perhaps others will post good deals on tires here ...
by rmcphearson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

I put a new starter solenoid behind the passenger's coil tower and replaced the dinky little cable that fed the starter with a 4awg which is what I ran from the battery. She fires up quicker now! Can anyone tell me what that relay is below the regulator? I'm getting ready to rewire the engine compar...
by rmcphearson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: 65 Fairlane, 200 cu. in. Inline 6 rebuild.

Identify the carb first. Post a photo here if you need help identifying it. Then take the air cleaner off and open the throttle quickly while engine is running. Tell us if you see a stream of gas shooting into the throat of the carb when you do. Chances are you can fix that stalling problem for $20....
by rmcphearson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

I left the new napa 1.5 ohm coil in for now along with the external resistor. I put new autolite AP46 plugs in gapped to .040. As I described before it idles faster and smoother. After a couple days of cruising like that I removed the vacuum line from the SCV going to the dual advance dizzy and capp...
by rmcphearson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Thanks guys. Bill, I would like to get a re-curved dizzy from you one of these days but there are a few more urgent needs that my $100/mo will go towards.Tires is next. I will be in touch.

Any thoughts on my Holley 1940 photos? Is it supposed to have a SCV?

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Ok, as I said before the instructions that came with the ignitor kit say "don't remove the resistor if there is one currently". But, they sent me a 3 ohm flame thrower coil with the ignitor and the coil instructions say "for this 3 ohm coil 6 cyl normal applications- remove resistor&q...
by rmcphearson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Back to the carb dilemma...
Here is the Holley 1940 I took off my spare engine (which is a 200 out of a '67 mustang). Is this Holley supposed to have a SCV?

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

I got the Pertronix 1261 in a few days ago. The directions tell me "if your system presently has a ballast resistor, do not remove it" so I didn't look for it. I yanked the points and put it in with a little less than .030 gap (I wasn't able to easily fine tune the gap-can't remember why) ...
by rmcphearson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 64-1/2 Mustang Automatic
Replies: 1
Views: 86

64-1/2 Mustang Automatic

Specifically 170 mustangs. Can someone provide me a link to detailed information on these transmissions? Would one of these be a good option for a '62 Falcon with a 170?
by rmcphearson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Well, well, speak of the devil. Here I've been trying to figure out exactly which ignitor/coil to order. I even sent Pertronix a message asking about what coil to get and if it requires a resistor yada yada yada. (I didn't get a reply). And my bleeping points take a crap while driving home yesterday...
by rmcphearson
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

1) Should I get the Pertronix ignitor part # 1261 or ignitor II part # 91261?
2) What else should I get with it?
by rmcphearson
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Ok, great, thanks guys. I will take a photo of my Holley 1940 and someone can confirm for me it's not supposed to have a SCV.

If I swap the points out for a DSI pickup will I still need a dwell meter? I don't have one. I don't even have a timing light.

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Thanks all. I don't want to put anymore time or money into this Autolite 1100. I have a Holley 1940 that I plan to get rebuilt by a pro. 1) I don't see a SCV on the Holley 1940 so I assume it has a ported vacuum source? 2) According to my bible "Clifford lists a Mallory Dual Point and a Unilite...
by rmcphearson
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Thanks Bubba! That makes sense because this is a '69 block and '70 head (or vise versa-I don't have my notes in front of me). Now, I have a Autolite 1100 on it and the vacuum line to the dizzy is coming from the SCV! Don't look at me, that's how I bought it! What source should I use? There is a larg...
by rmcphearson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

I forgot to attach the photos. I will do it tomorrow.
by rmcphearson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Is this a LOM dizzy or a dual action dizzy?

Is this a Load-O-Matic dizzy requiring a SCV or is it a dual action that has mechanical and vacuum advance?

Thanks,
Roland
by rmcphearson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

chero1369 wrote:Forgot to say my solenoid is back there too.

Hmmm, interesting idea. But I wouldn't have access to the hot wires/terminals (for jump starting etc.) unless I remove the bed panel. Hmmm... you got me thinking though.
by rmcphearson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

I like the idea man. I contemplated the same thing in my 65 Ranchero but i like the easy access of it in case i need to do something. Are yoy gonna ditch the mechanical pump and put an electric one in? Thatll get rid of even more. I put an electric pump in last year near the gas tank. The pressure ...
by rmcphearson
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Operation Battery Relocation

I'm demoting my battery to unsightly status and moving to it's new location under the panel in the bed of my ''62 Ranchero. My intention is to turn this car into a "bobber"- all unnesessary components are removed, leaving/revealing only the essentials, for a clean look. Someone made a crap...
by rmcphearson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

No overflowing the past few weeks! Cheers! :beer:

Next up on the to-do list:
1) New fuel sending unit. My fuel gauge stopped working when I put the new fuel tank in last year.
2) Relocating the battery to below the bed panel.

Cheers

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I have a Holley 1940 that I plan to send out to be professionally rebuilt/beautified to replace this Autolite 1100. Anyone recommend a shop for this?
by rmcphearson
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

"...get a pressure regulator...' Matt at "our place" (vintage inlines dot com) https://www.vintageinlines.com/product-page/weber-fuel-pressure-regulator or the big box stores (Summit, AutoZone) "...to 3 or 4..."psi yes, that's bout right. Y would ur 'mechnical' B anymore th...
by rmcphearson
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I bought a fuel pressure regulator/gauge and installed it. That dropped the pressure down a couple a according to my test gauge. The new gauge shows 4 psi.
by rmcphearson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Thanks. All is well today, no leaks or overflowing. I get 0 vacuum from the SCV at idle and a max of 5 when I rev it up. Is that normal? Also, I need to plug the 1/4" hole in the exhaust manifold. There was a remnant of a automatic choke pipe that was pinched off plugging the hole. I punched it...
by rmcphearson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I put a helicoil in the pump cover threads and installed the cover repair flange from Mikes. That stopped the leak around the pump diaphragm. It's running good now and accelerates good. If I leave the fuel pump on with the engine off for several minutes there is no leak. We'll see what happens tommo...
by rmcphearson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I dunked the float in hot water. No bubbles. I think the float is good.

I checked the fuel pressure with a 100 psi gauge, it reads 6 psi. Don't know if it's accurate because of the scale.

I haven't been able to rig up something to bench pressure check the seat yet.
by rmcphearson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

A few days. Maybe it just evaporated?
by rmcphearson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Hmmm, it ran for 2 months with the electric pump. And it ran for 30 minutes after the rebuild so the float valve was working after the rebuild. That makes me think the float may have a hole in it and it took a while to become saturated. Thanks for the replies.
by rmcphearson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Well it was fine the other day but now gas is pouring out where the vent valve rod goes in. I assume the float valve is not closing. I confirmed the max pressure of this electric fuel pump is 7 psi. Any ideas?
by rmcphearson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Well, I got it back together and much to my surprise I did all the adjustments correctly and it runs good but I've got a little work left to do. The accelorator pump works now (it didn't work before) but if I get on it quick gas shoots out from around the acc pump gasket because the cover is warped....
by rmcphearson
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

Thanks for the info! I think the pump I installed is 6psi max. I'll have to double check. I put the 3 balls in and made my own weight from a small bolt shank, just guessing the approximate size from the illustration. If someone has an extra weight (or has one lying around that you can weigh accurate...
by rmcphearson
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I've been putting this off until now. I put a electric fuel pump on a few months ago and have been driving it every day. A few days ago the engine flooded. With the fuel pump on there is fuel pouring out of the vent valve tube. I assume the float valve is not closing. So far I have noticed the follo...
by rmcphearson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Yes, I got the book when I bought the car. I think what happened that caused the big coolant leak at the front/pass corner of the head gasket is the following: I replaced that head bolt with one that was too short. When determining the length for the new bolt I screwed it in until it bottomed out. I...
by rmcphearson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Looking into the old one from the top, there are 3 rows of louvers. Not sure if that's what I'm supposed to look at. This car had factory AC originally. The new radiator is noticeably lighter, seems to hold a similar amount of coolant. The bungs were the correct size and location. It's a very crudel...
by rmcphearson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Radiator options for my '62

The alum radiator I rcvd was worse than the old one in terms of clearance between the fan and the radiator. I had to shorten the 4 fan bolts about 3/16" to squeeze them in and I had to omit the lock washers to get enough thread engagement. Probably should have gotten the original fixed like eve...
by rmcphearson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Thanks guys. The original is stamped C2DE 800. I don't know how to tell how many rows, I don't want to pull fins off. I found some correct drop ins. Rockauto has: Spectra CU1463 copper 3 row copper 1-3/4 thick for $105. OSC 251 2 row aluminum 1-7/16 thick for $130. I think I'm going to get the OSC b...
by rmcphearson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Radiator options for my '62

I need a radiator for my '62 falcon ranchero with a 170. The original has a gaping leak near the top. Instead of getting it fixed I'm thinking about getting a new aluminum radiator and keep the old one for a possible future restoration. It looks like the v8 radiators for my falcon can be purchased o...
by rmcphearson
Tue May 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I am about the rebuild my Autolite 1100 on my 170. Are there instructions? Also, how do I clean/polish the outside of it?

Thanks,
-Roland
by rmcphearson
Sun May 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Ok. If I don't find a third shaft to operate on soon I might try to lengthen my too-short one so I can keep the long one for the 2.77 trans. Anybody know what the I.D. of the tube is or the O.D. of the yoke stub? If I can find that out I will go ahead and make a sleeve (with the proper O.D.) to have...
by rmcphearson
Sat May 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Got it, thank you. I will keep this option open. I'm looking around for a third shaft to operate on. Anybody happen to know if any later model shafts have the same yoke dimensions? That will be the best option because the local shop said a more modern shaft is thicker and can be shortened for cheap ...
by rmcphearson
Fri May 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

It does sound like they don’t want to do a retube of your old shaft. I have shortened my own driveshafts for many years never had any problems so far. But that’s if you have or can find a shaft that’s longer to start with. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Ok, please describe the process you use to shorten...
by rmcphearson
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

My local driveline shop quoted $185 to attempt to lengthen the shaft and advised me they would probably fail and I would be throwing money away. They quoted $100 to attempt to shorten the old shaft (and advised it will probably fail also) which I don't want to do because I want to save it in case I ...
by rmcphearson
Wed May 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

I'm back on the road. Now I need to lengthen the drive shaft a couple of inches. Not much of the shaft in the tail of the trans. Gotta take it easy till I get it lengthened!
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Dang, I've got to get this thing back in service asap. I didn't know it was going to be this difficult. Gonna try to get it on the lift tomorrow night.

Powerband, what do you think my 3.03 shifter is worth?

Thanks for all the info!

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

By the way, the first order of business to do the swap (since Napa didn't have the correct pilot bushing in stock and I was in a hurry) was to bore the pilot bushing from .625 to .672 to accommodate the bigger shaft of the 3.03 trans. Since the new leather belt for my 1930s era Hardinge lathe has be...
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

I had to beat the tunnel up in a couple places to get the bell housing to fit. I couldn't get access the top drivers bolt in the bell housing. Also, I couldn't get access to install the top drivers trans bolt. I think I will have to cut holes in the tunnel and install those two bolts from the cab. I...
by rmcphearson
Sat May 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

What is supposed to support the rear of the engine? It looks like the oil pan is resting on the "crossmember?"- the round bar that goes under the pan. I took the trans off without having to add additional support to the back of the engine.
by rmcphearson
Sat May 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Tans and Clutch swap today

I'm removing the original 2.77? trans, dog dish flywheel, busted bell housing, and shuddering clutch from my '62 ranchero (which has a 1970 170 block) and putting in a 3.03 trans, flat flywheel and clutch and bellhousing that all came out of a 1969 Mustang with a 200. Any tips or HeadsUps are apprec...
by rmcphearson
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1744

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Ok, I didn't understand the flow. I was thinking they were both vents that fed the intake.

Thank you